Devin Townsend Ziltoid the Omniscient 2007 Review by Lofcaudio

9.1
Prog Speed Metal
When I first heard Ayreon’s The Human Equation album, I was intrigued by a number of the voices that I heard on it, Devin Townsend’s being one of them. To be honest, I was a bit intimidated to delve into his discography because I thought his speed metal tendencies might not be to my taste. But after reading a couple of favorable reviews of this album with the silly name, I thought it might be time to give the Canadian hard rocker a try.

Surprised...Stunned...Amazed. This album left me speechless. Are all of those voices really Devin’s? This is a fabulous album in the prog metal genre.

Things start off with a searing speed-metal introduction to the concept’s main character, Ziltoid. I love this start for a number of reasons. First, the music and the concept quickly let ... -> show full review