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Suh Dude

Active member
May 7, 2018

Devin Townsend Official Website

Now let's begin by talking about perhaps one of the most influential and successful artists of the past 20-30 years (hell I can't keep track of what day it is anymore). Back in 1990, we were all blessed to witness the upcoming powerhouse existence that is known as Devin Townsend. He's been associated with more artists than you can possibly count on two hands. Ayreon and Steve Vai to name a few. However, he's not only known for his extraordinary work ethic, he's also known to play around with different sounds of his own. By which I mean he has several different groups that he is currently working with or has worked with to create new music, and I'm going to talk about them now.

First off we have his solo albums under the moniker Devin Townsend. He's released 9 solo albums spanning from 1996 to 2014 with Z2 and Dark Matters being the most recent addition. Then you have Casualties of Cool which is his more dialed down country style coming out, and it's beautifully done. The Devin Townsend Band is also a group he's worked with and they crafted two more studio albums from 2003 to 2006 with Synchestra being the most recent in that group. Devin Townsend Project is another one with albums spanning from 2009 to 2016 with Transcendence being the most recent release of those album. However, let's not forget that through that time period, he released 7 studio albums under that moniker alone. And finally we have Strapping Young Lad which is Devin Townsend's more brutal Bloodbath-esque death metal, which that in itself is just impressive. And they've released albums from 1995 with Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing to start, all the way to 2006 with The New Black being the most recent release.

Here's a song from Synchestra which in my opinion is easily one of his more welcoming albums of his whole collection: