Devin Townsend - Deconstruction


8.3 | 415 votes |
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]

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 Tveitan - vocals (track 3)
Tommy Rogers - vocals (track 4)
Joseph "Joe" Duplantier - vocals (track 5)
Paul Masvidal - vocals (track 5)
Gregory John Puciato - vocals (track 6)
Floor Jansen - vocals (track 7)
Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) - vocals (track 8)
Fredrik Thordendal - lead guitar (track 8)

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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12.01.2010 - 12:34
pandator
If I understand good albums Ghost and this will release under The Devin Townsend Project and album Z2 makes Devin as a solo?
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12.01.2010 - 18:52
Killitorous
This man is a genius, VAMPIRA
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26.01.2011 - 14:43
Rating: 7
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
Just saw that Ihsahn will be appearing on this album
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16.02.2011 - 21:45
Rating: 9
tmclane
Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EeaPnTvsH0 Update on the album, it looks like it will be amazing!
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09.05.2011 - 21:58
Rating: 9
Darkside Momo
Retired
Pure awesome Devin stuff
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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11.05.2011 - 00:19
AdrinDuplantier
This album is incredible!!
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14.05.2011 - 21:46
Rating: 10
M.o.R.T.
Spectacular!! Best stuff Devin has ever released... pure genius.
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18.05.2011 - 14:26
Rating: 9
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Devin never fails to disappoint, yet another stroke of brilliance!
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20.05.2011 - 10:52
Rating: 9
PazuzuSKOM
Pazuzu
And the best album of 2011 is ................. Deconstruction
FUKEN BRILLIANT RECORD
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20.05.2011 - 14:46
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by PazuzuSKOM 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?
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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20.05.2011 - 14:56
Rating: 9
PazuzuSKOM
Pazuzu
Written by BloodTears on 20.05.2011 at 14:46

Written by PazuzuSKOM 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 ..
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23.05.2011 - 16:45
OscarHillman
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
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23.05.2011 - 21:35
Rating: 9
andreosokin
INFINITY²
Written by BloodTears on 20.05.2011 at 14:46

Written by PazuzuSKOM 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)
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25.05.2011 - 05:52
Wyrd
Sooo... all the songs are already on you tube... And I gotta say... Holy shit.
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25.05.2011 - 17:52
Absak
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.
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25.05.2011 - 22:50
Wyrd
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.
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27.05.2011 - 05:04
Rating: 8
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Mastercommander
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.
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27.05.2011 - 06:57
Wyrd
It's about a cheeseburger.
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04.06.2011 - 16:26
Rating: 10
Malevolent-Jim
The Mighty Masterbator is fantastic. The entire album is in general but that track stands out the most to me.
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17.06.2011 - 13:13
annodomini
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!
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17.06.2011 - 17:34
Rating: 10
AXA
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.
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17.06.2011 - 21:14
Rating: 10
AXA
THIS ALBUM IS GREAT \../
WE HAD Mikael Åkerfeldt & Ihsahn .... GODS
ALL SONG IS GOOD
GREAT ALBUM ... \../
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17.06.2011 - 21:20
Rating: 10
AXA
SOME .... GREAT AMAZING ALBUM \../
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20.06.2011 - 01:47
malaikat
@AlaaEmperoriaEtc.

Spamming much?
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20.06.2011 - 02:31
seafood
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.
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20.06.2011 - 05:48
3rdWorldFuckface
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The magnitude of the wall-of-sound production in this album scares the shit out of me every time i put this on...
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20.06.2011 - 19:33
MechanisT
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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.
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21.06.2011 - 01:38
(((O)))
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
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21.06.2011 - 02:40
Rating: 8
The Benighted
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.
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21.06.2011 - 03:18
Wyrd
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
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