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Release date: 20 June 2011
Style: Progressive metal

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01. Praise The Lowered
02. Stand
03. Juular
04. Planet Of The Apes
05. Sumeria
06. The Mighty Masturbator
07. Pandemic
08. Deconstruction
09. Poltergeist
10. Ho Krll [iTunes bonus]

Lyrics (9)


Line-up
Devin Garret Townsend - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, programming
Ryan Van Poederooyen - drums (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 10)
Dirk Verbeuren - drums (tracks 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Guest musicians
Paul Kuhr - vocals (track 1)
Mikael Åkerfeldt - vocals (track 2)
Vegard Sverre "Ihsahn" Tveitan - vocals (track 3)
Tommy Rogers - vocals (track 4)
Joseph "Joe" Duplantier - vocals (track 5)
Paul Masvidal - vocals (track 5)
Greg Puciato - vocals (track 6)
Floor Jansen - vocals (track 7)
Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) - vocals (track 8)
Fredrik Thordendal - lead guitar (track 8)

Staff pick by
Darkside Momo

08.07.2011 Mix the madness of Infinity with the whole stupid craziness of Ziltoïd, and Strapping Young Lad's multi-layered sonic aggression. Add an orchestra, and a bunch of the best extreme vocalists around.

And serve with a cheeseburger!

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pandator - 12.01.2010 at 12:34  
  If I understand good albums Ghost and this will release under The Devin Townsend Project and album Z2 makes Devin as a solo?
Killitorous - 12.01.2010 at 18:52  
  This man is a genius, VAMPIRA
Introspekrieg - 26.01.2011 at 14:43  
Rating: 7 Just saw that Ihsahn will be appearing on this album
tmclane - 16.02.2011 at 21:45  
Rating: 9 Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EeaPnTvsH0 Update on the album, it looks like it will be amazing!
Darkside Momo - 09.05.2011 at 21:58  
Rating: 9 Pure awesome Devin stuff
AdrinDuplantier - 11.05.2011 at 00:19  
  This album is incredible!!
M.o.R.T. - 14.05.2011 at 21:46  
Rating: 10 Spectacular!! Best stuff Devin has ever released... pure genius.
R'Vannith - 18.05.2011 at 14:26  
Rating: 9 Devin never fails to disappoint, yet another stroke of brilliance!
S.K.Ø.M - 20.05.2011 at 10:52  
Rating: 9 And the best album of 2011 is ................. Deconstruction
FUKEN BRILLIANT RECORD
BloodTears - 20.05.2011 at 14:46  
 
Written by S.K.Ø.M on 20.05.2011 at 10:52

And the best album of 2011 is ................. Deconstruction
FUKEN BRILLIANT RECORD


Isn't it a bit early to make such statements?
S.K.Ø.M - 20.05.2011 at 14:56  
Rating: 9
Written by BloodTears on 20.05.2011 at 14:46

Written by S.K.Ø.M on 20.05.2011 at 10:52

And the best album of 2011 is ................. Deconstruction
FUKEN BRILLIANT RECORD


Isn't it a bit early to make such statements?


well , i heard the leaked album, and i believe it gona end up as one of the best releases of this years, may be we will have another great relases later this year, since we have some other talented bands gona release their albums .. but the main point is, we have a spectacular album here, fulled with the talent of HevyDevy, plus this list of guest musicians is just making the album a masterpiece ..
OscarHillman - 23.05.2011 at 16:45  
  Just listened to the whole record and i must say that this might be the best release of 2011 by far! I loved Septicfleshs new one but this top it
andreosokin - 23.05.2011 at 21:35  
Rating: 9
Written by BloodTears on 20.05.2011 at 14:46

Written by S.K.Ø.M on 20.05.2011 at 10:52

And the best album of 2011 is ................. Deconstruction
FUKEN BRILLIANT RECORD


Isn't it a bit early to make such statements?


true. and in addition, it really looks like "oh guys I stole a car last night and it's "FUKEN BRILLIANT" don't be so disrespectful to the crazy bald canadian)
Wyrd - 25.05.2011 at 05:52  
  Sooo... all the songs are already on you tube... And I gotta say... Holy shit.
Absak - 25.05.2011 at 17:52  
  The praise - I don't see it... This album is nothing great, it's good but I wouldn't listen to this more than a few times in a month really. And the comment about it being better than Septicflesh's The Great Mass, don't be ridicilous.
Wyrd - 25.05.2011 at 22:50  
  It's all a matter of opinion, eh? If people really love it, let them say what they want. I personally do find it something special and I can really hear the work put into it. But hey, Dev can't please everyone.
-DC-002- - 27.05.2011 at 05:04  
Rating: 8 Damn, Devin Townsend albums are always good just for the fact of their sheer creativity, but so far after maybe 5 solid listens I really think this album loses momentum on a lot of the longer tracks just trying to keep it all flowing together. he said it'd be a total SHITSTORM! and it is for the most part ( in a good way of course). It's also very silly.
Wyrd - 27.05.2011 at 06:57  
  It's about a cheeseburger.
Malevolent-Jim - 04.06.2011 at 16:26  
Rating: 10 The Mighty Masterbator is fantastic. The entire album is in general but that track stands out the most to me.
annodomini - 17.06.2011 at 13:13  
  I have never listened DT before, and today I decided o try this album... Holly shit! I haven't felt like this for a long time. This is the resurrection of Metal! Magnificent! This is the future!
AXA - 17.06.2011 at 17:34  
Rating: 10 Devin Garret Townsend (born May 5, 1972 in New Westminister, British Columbia, Canada) is a Canadian musician and record producer. He was the founder, songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist in extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad from 1994 to 2006 and has had an extensive career as a solo artist.

After performing in a number of metal bands in high school, Townsend was discovered by a record label in 1993 and was asked to perform lead vocals on Steve Vai's album Sex & Religion. After recording and touring with Vai, Townsend was discouraged by what he found in the music industry, and vented his anger on a solo album released under the pseudonym Strapping Young Lad. He soon assembled a band under the name, and released the critically acclaimed City in 1997. Since then, he has released three more albums with Strapping Young Lad, along with solo material released under his own independent record label, HevyDevy Records.

Townsend's solo albums, a diverse mix of hard rock and progressive metal, have featured a varying lineup of supporting musicians. In 2002 he formed The Devin Townsend Band, a dedicated lineup which recorded and toured for two of his solo releases.

In 2007, Townsend disbanded both Strapping Young Lad and The Devin Townsend Band, taking a break from touring to spend more time with his family. After a two-year hiatus, he began work on a four-album series called The Devin Townsend Project, with each album written in a different style. The first two entries in the series, Ki and Addicted, were released in 2009. Townsend scheduled tours throughout Australia and North America in 2010 in support of the albums, and plans to release the next two, Deconstruction and Ghost, in 2011.

Townsend's trademark production style, featuring a heavily multitracked wall of sound, has been compared to the styles of Phil Spector and Frank Zappa. His versatile vocal delivery ranges from screaming to an opera-esque singing, and his songwriting is similarly diverse. Townsend's musical style is rooted in metal, and his albums are written to express different aspects of his personality.

After removing himself from the music industry, Townsend cut his trademark hair off and gave up drinking and smoking cannabis. Townsend found it "disconcerting" that he had difficulty writing music without drugs, and that he had trouble identifying his purpose as a musician. He spent a year producing albums in absence of writing, but found it unrewarding and decided to "pick up the guitar and just write". This began a period of "self discovery" where he learned "how to create without drugs".

Over two years, Townsend wrote over 60 songs, and found that they fit into "four distinct styles". In March 2009, Townsend announced his plans for a four-album series called The Devin Townsend Project, with the goal of clarifying his musical identity and being "accountable" for the persona he projects to the public. The project's concept includes a different "theme" and a different group of musicians on each album.
AXA - 17.06.2011 at 21:14  
Rating: 10 THIS ALBUM IS GREAT \../
WE HAD Mikael Åkerfeldt & Ihsahn .... GODS
ALL SONG IS GOOD
GREAT ALBUM ... \../
AXA - 17.06.2011 at 21:20  
Rating: 10 SOME .... GREAT AMAZING ALBUM \../
malaikat - 20.06.2011 at 01:47  
  @AlaaEmperoriaEtc.

Spamming much?
seafood - 20.06.2011 at 02:31  
  Dunno about this one... Septicflesh had done much better with the orchestra thing, the new Unexpect beats it on the crazy part .. but maybe I've just wanted too much if had expected something between those two . Still need to give it a spin or two. Or maybe many more.
3rdWorldFuckface - 20.06.2011 at 05:48  
  The magnitude of the wall-of-sound production in this album scares the shit out of me every time i put this on...
MechanisT - 20.06.2011 at 19:33  
 
Written by seafood on 20.06.2011 at 02:31

Dunno about this one... Septicflesh had done much better with the orchestra thing, the new Unexpect beats it on the crazy part .. but maybe I've just wanted too much if had expected something between those two . Still need to give it a spin or two. Or maybe many more.


Exact thoughts going through my mind at the moment.
(((O))) - 21.06.2011 at 01:38  
 
Written by seafood on 20.06.2011 at 02:31

Dunno about this one... Septicflesh had done much better with the orchestra thing, the new Unexpect beats it on the crazy part .. but maybe I've just wanted too much if had expected something between those two . Still need to give it a spin or two. Or maybe many more.

..but the new Diapsiquir beats Unexpect on the crazy part
The Benighted - 21.06.2011 at 02:40  
Rating: 8 Spectacular release. Well produced, played and organized. Definitely one of the best albums of the year, and up there with Biomech for me in terms of my favorite Devin Townsend material, outside of SYL.
Wyrd - 21.06.2011 at 03:18  
 
Written by seafood on 20.06.2011 at 02:31

Dunno about this one... Septicflesh had done much better with the orchestra thing, the new Unexpect beats it on the crazy part .. but maybe I've just wanted too much if had expected something between those two . Still need to give it a spin or two. Or maybe many more.


I don't really find it sounds like either one of those bands... It sorta sounds lie.. Devin Townsend
Unhealer - 21.06.2011 at 04:19  
Rating: 10 Extreme mindf***. Thats what this record is.

I still need more listens to understand it but... come on, this record is absolutely awesome.
"Juular" with Ihsahn is pure genious, and the whole list of guess is unbelieveable
seafood - 21.06.2011 at 11:03  
 
Written by (((O))) on 21.06.2011 at 01:38

Written by seafood on 20.06.2011 at 02:31

Dunno about this one... Septicflesh had done much better with the orchestra thing, the new Unexpect beats it on the crazy part .. but maybe I've just wanted too much if had expected something between those two . Still need to give it a spin or two. Or maybe many more.

..but the new Diapsiquir beats Unexpect on the crazy part

Thanks for recommendation
BehzadSh - 21.06.2011 at 12:13  
Rating: 8 It was only noise :|
Pyramid God - 21.06.2011 at 16:02  
Rating: 8 I really like "Stand". I'm actually bummed I wrote Devin off after SYL (not a fan). I've been missing out it seems. Oh well, learn from your mistakes.


Excellent album!!
munson - 22.06.2011 at 05:00  
Rating: 7 The silly sections of this album really kill it for me. I appreciate the humor, but it's not as well executed as Ziltoid was, in my mind. I don't really care to hear random farting noises in the title track, nor the other random skits and noise.
Pyramid God - 22.06.2011 at 17:05  
Rating: 8 Track 04 is easily the worst on the album, good thing its preceded by three of the best.
Pétur - 22.06.2011 at 17:54  
 
Written by Absak on 25.05.2011 at 17:52

The praise - I don't see it... This album is nothing great, it's good but I wouldn't listen to this more than a few times in a month really. And the comment about it being better than Septicflesh's The Great Mass, don't be ridicilous.


Indeed, it's far better than that mediocre album The Great Mass
JD - 23.06.2011 at 02:45  
Rating: 6 Weird album, but i like it
Baz Anderson - 23.06.2011 at 03:18  
  I'm actually a little disappointed, maybe I expected something a little more extreme and crazy... but it's still good.
andreosokin - 23.06.2011 at 12:02  
Rating: 9 Just listened to a couple of previews on AOL, which forced me to finally buy both albums on ebay

all beef patties, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun!
Fat & Sassy! - 23.06.2011 at 23:51  
Rating: 7
Written by Baz Anderson on 23.06.2011 at 03:18

I'm actually a little disappointed, maybe I expected something a little more extreme and crazy... but it's still good.


Yeah, I was surprised too, but I think he didn't want to go overboard, regardless of the concept. I still think it's pretty nuts but in a whimsical kinda way, bursting with personality.

This is one of those rare cases, in my opinion, when the concept behind the album is so awesome, it really makes up for the weaker points of the album. Much like Zappa's album, Joe's Garage, or Floyd's album, The Wall. It's very entertaining and has tons of "lol i c wat u did thar" moments. And I can appreciate it even more when I'm listening to it's sister album, Ghost. Cold and mechanical/warm and natural. It's beautiful, really.

Written by BehzadSh on 21.06.2011 at 12:13

It was only noise :|


Looks like Dev gets a...
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. >:[
Fat & Sassy! - 24.06.2011 at 00:24  
Rating: 7 I would also like to point out that what makes the concept *especially* brilliant is that you don't even need to know the lyrics to kinda figure out what the album is all about. A lot of concept albums never go beyond being lyrically conceptual or like... reoccurring melodies or some other bullshit. This stuff is truly MUSICALLY conceptual.

I mean, I usually cringe when I hear the phrase "concept album". It's so pretentious. I mean, all music has some sort of concept behind it, right? But imo, The whole Devin Townsend Project is worthy of being described as such a thing. =3
Megi - 26.06.2011 at 16:48  
  As soon as both GHOST's are out, i'm buying that 4 CD Boxset.
This CD is amazing. It would be really cool if had a 4 arena tour, playing one album from the Devin Townsend Project each. Maybe this is just way too much to ask, bet hey, i can dream
At the least, hes gotta play with a live orchestra, I don't see another way in really recreating the power of this album live.
Aetherius - 27.06.2011 at 03:44  
Rating: 9 The more you listen to this one, the more you will like it.
Megi - 03.07.2011 at 12:25  
  This thing is monstrous
Memento Mori - 10.07.2011 at 00:16  
Rating: 10 New style of metal:
Psychedelic Avantgarde

and the best album of century
Slyfang - 27.09.2011 at 23:59  
Rating: 7 A fuckton of an improvement over Addicted!, which I had little stomach for

my second favourite Devin album after Ziltoid!
musicalkaratekid - 29.09.2011 at 20:20  
Rating: 8 I cannot find a bad song on this record, yet i would have preferred the album if it was twenty minutes shorter, and had a different couple of songs as opposed to 'Praise the lowered' and 'Stand',which don't get moving at all. That said,deconstruction is fucking crazy.
3rdWorldFuckface - 17.12.2011 at 14:27  
  Nothing like SYL.... totally got the DTP stamp on this... awesome record."Mighty Masturbator" and "Deconstruction" are the two stand out tracks....
Et Ermit - 03.01.2012 at 16:17  
 
Written by Malevolent-Jim on 04.06.2011 at 16:26

The Mighty Masterbator is fantastic. The entire album is in general but that track stands out the most to me.

i am just hearing it, and notice the pink floyd-ish of this song , anyone elese ?

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