Posted by RiffRaff
Some years ago Devin Townsend found himself at a crossroads in life which led to him kicking a drug abuse habit. The newfound, sober Devin took to his passion of music to fill the space where drugs had once impacted his life and one could say he is now hooked on a new drug, writing music. Since he cleaned up his act the rate at which he has been releasing albums is astounding. In less than a year, his latest album, Epicloud, makes his 3rd full length release within a 365 day period. Even crazier, each of these 3 albums (the other 2 being Deconstruction and Ghost) is a completely different listen than just about anything in the man’s massive musical repertoire. It seems that Devin can write quality music for just about every genre of music, but has quite a soft spot for pop music. Songs like “Christeen” and the album Addicted definitely show this, and Epicloud is Devin’s biggest love song to pop music, all with that classic Devin Townsend metallic twist.
Posted by RiffRaff
It’s epic. It’s loud. It’s like floating on a cloud. It’s super poppy. It’s more catchy than the bubonic plague. It’s metal. It’s got Anneke Van Giersbergen. It’s Devin Townsend and his soon to be released album, Epicloud.
I’m a few days late to the party on this stream, but better late than never. If you have yet to check out the next masterpiece in Devin Townsend’s insanely diverse catalog of music, go to town. I’ll hold back my thoughts on the record until I get my hard copy of the album and write up a full review, but I will say, this is excellent (would expect anything less from Mr. Townsend?) and has a lot in common with his more upbeat works like Addicted. Click here or the album cover above to go to the stream provided by Progrockmag.com and check out the video below of Devin doing a silly dance to the song “Lucky Animals”. Thanks to Guls of Musicbugsandgender for bringing this to my attention. Enjoy! Peace Love and Metal!!