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Devin Townsend - Ziltoid The Omniscient CD (album) cover


Devin Townsend


Experimental/Post Metal

4.16 | 540 ratings

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3 stars 6.5/10

Ok... where is the masterpiece?

Not us, really. Not that my opinions on the discography of Devin are biased, but for the most well-rated albums I gave top marks to the median I gave positive ratings and the less well- priced ones were my least. This trend does not hold. Sorry Ziltoid, but I did not fall in their thanks.

The concept is funny, yes. How Mellotron Storm said, that's something Frank Zappa would have done (I'm actually laughing at the last track how Ziltoid is humming the tune of The Greys). Shall I acknowledge the efforts of Devy on doing all the work here, playing all instruments - and none is weak, showing how good he is instrumentalist. But the excess of growls and conversations and the lack of connection on some tracks makes me like this album less than Biomech, Terria or Synchestra.

There are some highlights here. Although I have spoken of the lack of connection in some songs I must say that I like the various transitions occurring in the two biggest songs: By Your Command, Solar Winds and Color Your World. And The Greys is a great and epic way to close the album (assuming Tall Latte is a lot of conversations). But the rest do not appeal to me as the songs do, and feel that here Devy left to be desired.

3 stars.

voliveira | 3/5 |


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