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Devin Townsend


Experimental/Post Metal

4.15 | 613 ratings

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4 stars For any progressive metalhead, (who can enjoy comic as well as serious moments) this album is for you!

I'll be honest, I'm pretty sure a lot of the old progressive lovers from the 70s will not really find its humour very interesting, and the fact that it's very heavy metal. So before buying this I stress that It's very quirky and humourous and heavy... it kinda reminds me of weird movies like Mars Attacks! or something like that.

And yet, I have a lovely appreciation for humour and I absolutely love blending humour in with serious stories. I write my own series of stories in fact, that are very similar to this album: blend both humour with futuristic science fiction and fantasy stories.

I have only listened to it once, about half an hour ago, and I have enough confidence still, to give it a five. The way I enjoyed it, I would give it a 5, personally, but I understand there are people with different tastes out there, so I labeled it 4... although seriously I think the progarchives rating should be 1-10, so I can label it a 9. A lot of people really don't like Devin Townsend just because of his style. But I certainly do.

The story is, from what I listened to half an hour ago, about an alien overlord named Ziltoid the Omniscient, who travels to earth from planet Ziltoidia search for the universe's ultimate cup of coffee. When he demands the coffee and the humans give it to him, he despises the taste and sets in motion an interplanetary war with the earthlings, who are led by General Spectacular. And some other things happen, I don't quite remember as much, but I remember the evil Ziltoid planning to destroy planets, and speaking with the Omnipotent creator, who sounds like a stoned out hippie in my opinion. XD

Really, I just clicked on ZTO the song, just as like a little teaser, but I was going to listen to something else after just getting a taste... but after that, well it just sucked me in and kept me going for however long the album is and I never pressed the stop button until it had totally finished. The ending is quite humours, might I add.

Heavy Metal. Space rock Opera. Comedy. Progressive rock. Devin Townsend. It's all amazing, go for it!

HammerOfPink | 4/5 |


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