The Devin Townsend Project “Deconstruction” (2011)

Perhaps, you might have been impressed by my earlier DTP review of “Addicted”. Perhaps, you think that the line up of this album makes this album great.

Let me be frank – the “only” thing that makes this album noticable is its line-up which looks like a parade of my favourite musicians. Vocalists, for instance, are as follows. Paul Kuhr (November’s Doom), Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth), Ihsahn (ex-Emperor), Tommy Giles Rogers (Between the Buried and Me), Joe Duplantier (Gojira, ex-Cavalera Conspiracy), Paul Masvidal (ex-Death, Cynic), Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Floor Jansen (ex-After Forever, ReVamp) and Oderus Urungus (Gwar). Isn’t it amazing? Sure, it is. But, you may ask, what else does this album have. Or let me put it this way: I don’t like movies where there is more than one celebrity. Why does this need to overkill the concept with “all these people”?

The songs are weirdly similar to each other, and the album, in general, is not as melodicly chaotic as the previous releases of DTP. On the other hand, if you are dogmatic or sentimental enough to keep following the bands that you’ve always been followed, well, then, your only cure is perhaps this album.

– Can Baskent


Release:  2011
Label:  HevyDevy Records
Avantgenre:  Boring Celebrity Metal
Duration:  70:49
Origin:  Canada
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Review online since:  05.06.2011 / 16:15:58


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

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