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Release date: 26 June 2000
Style: Industrial progressive metal


7.7 | 164 votes


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01. Namaste
02. Victim
03. Material
04. Kingdom
05. Death
06. Devoid
07. The Complex
08. Irish Maiden
09. Jupiter
10. Planet Rain
11. Forgotten [hidden track]
12. Man [Japanese bonus]
13. Ocean Machines [Japanese bonus]
14. Promise [Japanese bonus]

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Jed Simon - guitars
Eugene Victor "Gene" Hoglan II - drums
Devin Garret Townsend - guitars, keyboards, vocals
Byron Stroud - bass

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Produced by Devin Townsend.

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As a Hevy Devy fan, you would expect this album to leave me spasmodically writhing in a corner drenched in my own saliva. But this is very simply not the case, for this album is definitely one of the weaker albums Devin Townsend has crafted over his long, prolific career.

The main problem with the album is its sheer inconsistency. Physicist has a very strong start with probably my favourite opening track "Namaste", providing the listener with almost 4 minutes of sheer madness. Speedy double bass drumming, alarmingly frantic screaming in the same Devin flavour, you know the story. A very solid opener. This is followed by another two well constructed, catchy tracks: "Victim", and "Material", which is probably one of the best sing-along songs Devin Townsend has written since the early years of his solo career.

published 09.02.2012 | Comments (1)

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musicalkaratekid - 22.01.2012 at 22:40  
Rating: 8 Underrated, but for reasons as well. Most of the songs are pretty short, save 'Kingdom' and the last two tracks, and i would have liked the album to be slightly longer. Then again, they are deeply influenced by SYL's industrial-meets-thrash-meets-madness movement. A good album, even if it does get a little boring at times.
Doge of Venice - 27.11.2015 at 23:43  
Rating: 7 Planet Rain is ridiculously good.

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