Deconstruction
Devin Townsend Project

Deconstruction

Disc review

Here comes another Devin Townsend Project record, audaciously progressive with lots of death metal, equal parts synthetic, complex and theatrical. The insane genius obviously had a laugh building this odd symphonic metallic piece. How come the great Devin simultaneously delivered two underwhelming albums (see also: Ghost)? It’s somehow hard to compute, since there’s some pretty talented guests here, such as members of Opeth, Gojira, Emperor, Death/Cynic, Meshuggah, GWAR, DEP and BTBAM. Though sometimes inspired, the lack of focus and unity makes listening to Deconstruction kind of, well, deconstructed. We would have loved to give it a better score, but the cheesiness of the affair (thematically) prevents us from doing so. At least Ziltoid the Omniscient (2007) stuck to its sci-fi parody histrionics from start to finish.

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