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TERRIA

Devin Townsend

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.21 | 512 ratings

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voliveira
5 stars 9.5/10

And another masterpiece is revealed to me ...

Well, before you start this review I must say, this album did not surprise me as much as Ocean Machine, like so right away. But four more taps and I really started to love him (though he is my rating to 0.5 point lower than I gave her debut).

Oh God, what a masterpiece. That's all Devin could do, and more. If I remember correctly Terria he composed in honor of Canada, his hometown, and I say: it was a great honor. The album seems to move between the beautiful and monstrous, spiritual and carnal. And everywhere is Devy. This guy is a genius of more high quality, and if one day I can accept insane growls and screams in music, is because of him.

Not only is he a great composer, but also not afraid to defy convention. Ironically many have a certain discord by Olives opening track, but I do not see how bizarre that others see. This is the only song on the album where recordings of voices and other strange effects add something to it, and not to take down (as the final minutes of Mountain and The Fluke, for example). In my opinion Devy deserves applause for getting the album that way.

But do not stop there. Although the next track, Mountain, is my least favorite of this work, things get better especially with the fantastic Earth Day - that's music! If she was acceptable to me at first listen, the following showed it a masterpiece! Deep Peace maintains the standard of quality, if not the amounts, being the first song I listened to this guy. And Canada is a veritable ode to the country, keeping the usual style of the album. She is pursued by the brief but powerful Down and Under.

The Fluke is an energetic rocker, but his last two minutes (a mere unnecessary sound effects) sounds like a problem. Nobody's Here (Pink Floyd?) Is a beautiful ballad, while Tiny Tears is another great epic, though not up to the other. Finally Universal, which resembles Things Beyond Things debut album.

A masterpiece? Without a doubt. Devy is a genius, and if the rest of his work remains in this quality standard will not have to complain about.

voliveira | 5/5 |

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