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Devin Townsend


Experimental/Post Metal

4.20 | 658 ratings

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5 stars Well well well Mr. Devin Townsend has really done it this time and as most of the reviewers can attest, it works wonders. His sound has matured a lot since the Ocean Machine days. This is the one album that stands out from the rest as sounding different. Where the albums Ocean Machine through Infinity are very good, they all carried the same musical vibe. Terria however breaks this mold and does so quite magnificently. It winds its way melodically through heavy and textured movements to soft accustic moments which creates a gloriously liberating effect. Beyond the simple songs and lyrics that sometimes get in the way of the music, Devin Townsend creates what some have called a wall of sound, though i see it more as a wave; sometimes temultuous and sometimes majestic and sweeping. Whenever I'm listening to this album, i cant help but picture this wave crashing over me, are washing over me, arrying me away somewhere and isnt that what music is supposed to do?. This is one of the reasons i like this album much more than his previous work which dont do this nearly as much. The emotion in his songs carry the listener on a journy down the dusty windswept highway of canada and you feel every moment. Highlights: Deep Peace- This songs got groove! starting of as a simple acustic ballad type song it picks up pace and moves towards a wonderful climax. When Devy's solo hits untill the end of the song is probably the perfect example of this "wave" or Wall or whatever you want to call it, to be found on Terria. "Its all going away now, all going away... Going, going gone...." Earth Day - more in the vain of what Townsend has done before its the heaviest song on the disc and the most accessible. Great melody and flow throughout the piece. The crazy lyrics are humorous at times (eat your beats, recycle, don't eat your beats, recycle!) but the music itself is spectacular. Last highlight... Tiny Tears- beautiful. simply beautiful. Its my favorite song on this album easlily. the gorgeous melody just hits the right spot. You'll have to listen to it yourself to hear what my words cannot express. (too corny?) oh well. Again, congradulations to Devin Townsend. He's crafted some of the best (new) music ive heard in a while. Its Grandoise structure and intricate melodies are strikingly beautiful while the musicianship is supurb. HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMENDED to fans of any genre.
Mikeypoo | 5/5 |


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