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Devin Townsend


Experimental/Post Metal

3.99 | 325 ratings

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4 stars What an excelent album. I dont know where i heard of townsend, probably this site, but i downloaded the preview songs Hide nowhere and War anyway. Blown away. kinda. it took a while for it to sink in and when it finaly did, those 2 songs topped my playlist. so , where carrowsing borders i noticed an album by a hard-to-come-by artist, i picked it up. Ocean Machine: BIomech. This disc turned out to be one of my favorites, beating out Cds by bands like Dream Theater, symphony X and Pink Floyd. i was very suprised. it is a very very well put together album that, like my fellow reviewer above, takes me somewhere.

and now to begin with the review. Seventh Wave: opens the album nicely with a great riff and a great vocals by townsend. quickly become one of my favorites here. the melody is very moving and the chorus, like ive said, takes me somewhere.

Life: a bit to peppy for me, but a good song non the less. very pop-esque and that threw me off. The song flows and i hardly skip this one. hardly...

Night: I dont know what the other reviewers saw in this song that was bad... its a song that makes me close my eyes and go ahhhhh. i ALWAYS sing along and its like coming down off a high when the song ends... Its moving, brillient and beautifull.

Hide Nowhere: a GREAT song, like i said the first Devin Towsend song i ever heard. hooked me right away. great guitar and excelent mellody.

Sister: too slow, sounds like filler, but not entirly bad. its pretty good filler.

3AM more filler, but not a horendous intro into voices in the fan.

Voices in the Fan: the shouted vocals throughout dont do much for me, but the interesting sound of the song and the geat vocals (other than the shouting) work. Very nice.

Greetings: pretty cool guitar work in the begining. not fancy or anything, just cool. the song flows execelently and is fairly decent, but short.

Regulator: Heavy Heavy, very crunchy , but very very nice as well. vocals are top notch, and the song sounds amazing. one of my favorites.

Funeral: good song in all, not my favorite, but prety good. too long however, but the moving from softer parts to heavier parts is very nice.

Bastard: here it is, my favorite song on the disc. Beautiful, very relaxing, melodic and heavy as well. devin townsend at his best. lyrics are interesting and the song itself is very moving.

the Death of Music: Slow at the beginning with an electronic beat, but picks up later. suprisingly one of the better songs found here, in fact its VERY VERY good (opinion slipped a little as im listening to it now)

Things Beyond Things: very beutiful and excelently executed. ummm.. the uhhh end is... uh... interesting? Scarred the CRAP out of me when ifirst heard it but now its quite funny.

FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF AND DISCOVER THE GENIOUS THAT IS DEVIN TOWNSEND BY BUYING THIS INCREDIBLE ALBUM!!! overall 4.4 stars due to filler and slow sections being too slow only. everything else is superb. 3 thumbs up


Mikeypoo | 4/5 |


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