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ADDICTED (DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT)

Devin Townsend

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.90 | 262 ratings

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DisgruntledPorcupine
2 stars I love Devy, but I don't get the fuss about this one. Many have been calling it one of his better albums (not so much on this site, but elsewhere), and the first half could lead to that conclusion, but by the second half it gets kinda tiresome.

Now this isn't Devy's normal style. It's a lot more playful, upbeat, and accessible. Not necessarily a bad thing, but as I said earlier, it gets tiresome. The first half has some real winners. "Supercrush!" is especially a fantastic song. But do you know how some bands later in their career eventually begin sounding like a tribute band of themselves? Well the second half of this album just sounds like a tribute to the first half, if that makes any sense whatsoever. Put it into perspective though, it's how I feel.

One thing of note here is Devy's use of a female vocalist: Anneke van Giersbergen of The Gathering. She actually fits the album really well and sort of adds a positive to it. I'll admit, she sounds a little strange to me on "Hyperdrive!" (a remake of "Hyperdrive" from another Devin Townsend album, Ziltoid the Omniscient), but other than that I have no problems with her performance.

Anyways, other then Anneke's stellar performance and a first half with some strong songs, this album leaves much to be desired. 2 stars from me.

DisgruntledPorcupine | 2/5 |

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