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Devin Townsend


Experimental/Post Metal

3.92 | 416 ratings

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The Crow
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4 stars Deconstruction, the third part in the original Devin Townsend Project quadrilogy, is the fiercest and most demolishing Devin Townsend's album apart from the Strapping Young Lad ones!

And after the much more commercial Addicted!, Devin put together a collection of pure prog-extreme-metal songs which are a bit confusing and shocking at the beginning, but after a while they turn to be another sample of the genius of this man. Every time I hear Deconstruction I'm astonished about the creativity and incredible musicianship that this album contains.

Tons of details which deserve to be assimilated calmly.

The production is the typical Devin's wall of sound but much more focused on guitars and drums this time. The keyboards and choirs are there, but this is a metal record, and Devin wanted to be sure that we get the idea. And some parts of this album are among his hardest compositions, reaching (or surpassing) even the Strapping Young Lad extremes.

Bes Tracks: the overall quality of the album is pretty good, but Planet of the Apes, The Mighty Masturbator and Deconstruction are just awesome.

Conclusion: if you like the most melodic and mellow side of Devin, or even his most commercial one, then Deconstruction is maybe not for you. Because this is a merciless extreme metal album, extremely hard and extremely complex.

But if you are able to digest the initial shock, then Deconstruction has tons of details and good songs to offer, and one of the most craziest and unique trips in prog-metal history.

My rating: ****

The Crow | 4/5 |


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