Full Album Streams: Epicloud by Devin Townsend

It’s epic.  It’s loud.  It’s like floating on a cloud.  It’s super poppy.  It’s more catchy than the bubonic plague.  It’s metal. It’s got Anneke Van Giersbergen. It’s Devin Townsend and his soon to be released album, Epicloud.

I’m a few days late to the party on this stream, but better late than never.  If you have yet to check out the next masterpiece in Devin Townsend’s insanely diverse catalog of music, go to town.  I’ll hold back my thoughts on the record until I get my hard copy of the album and write up a full review, but I will say, this is excellent (would expect anything less from Mr. Townsend?) and has a lot in common with his more upbeat works like AddictedClick here or the album cover above to go to the stream provided by Progrockmag.com and check out the video below of Devin doing a silly dance to the song “Lucky Animals”.  Thanks to Guls of Musicbugsandgender for bringing this to my attention.  Enjoy!  Peace Love and Metal!!



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Posted on September 20, 2012, in Tales From Bandcamp & Full Album Streams and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hey, cheers for the namecheck 🙂 It does sound pretty good, doesn’t it. As someone who’s not that familiar with DT/SYL this has definitely whetted my appetite to find out more.

    Lucky Animals has a bit of a Muse feel about it, I think – another band whose imminent new release I’m quite excited about – and indeed, like Muse, this album seems to have to taken a leaf out of Queen’s book, maybe a bit of Todd Rundgren, too. It’s such a HUGE sounding thing with cool harmonies and a bit of a ‘Sci-Fi’ sheen. It’s clever how you can hear many characteristically Metal sounds yet the music is decidedly not aggressive – or not ‘fuck you’ aggressive, so much as big and bold – which makes the occasional touches of screamed vocal, double-bass drums etc all the more powerful when they pop up. Nicely done

    Where We Belong is the coolest power ballad I’ve heard in ages and Anneke Van Giersbergen’s vocals are great, too. Definitely one of the best records I’ve heard in a while 🙂

  2. This man is a real comedian. He does also video-columns for german Rock Hard DVD which a really funny. Lucky animals sounds in my ears like a Space Stoner Song or something. Like riding a Stormtrooper bike :-).

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