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Devin Townsend - Devin Townsend Project: Transcendence CD (album) cover


Devin Townsend


Experimental/Post Metal

3.65 | 123 ratings

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The Crow
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4 stars After the slightly dissappointing Ziltoid 2, Devin Townsend returned with this much better Transcendence!

And for this record he retrieved his most prog-hard rock style, much in the vein of Accelerated Evolution and Synchestra, being an album which is not so extreme like Physicist or Deconstruction, but also not so commercial like Epicloud and the lousy Sky Blue.

Sadly, the title track is a bit boring while From the Heart is too cheesy and repetitive, being two minor flaws in an otherwise excellent album!

Best Tracks: Stormbending (one of the most awesome Devin's songs), Failure (could have been included in Accelerated Evolution), Secret Sciences (original and different one), Higher (epic and very progressive) and Offer Your Light (a memorable and straightforward heavy metal song)

Conclusion: Transcendence is a self-contained, concise and very well executed piece of the best prog-metal out there and a worthy addition to the very solid Devin Townsend's career.

My rating: ****

The Crow | 4/5 |


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