With Bloodstock Open Air 2021 less than a few weeks away, the difficult journey out of lock-down, organising a festival that can actually go ahead, meeting all of the COVID-19 safe requirements and ensuring that the bands that have been booked can actually get to Derbyshire to play their allotted slots has been nothing short of both a nightmare and a miracle of perseverance of character in the face of adversity.
‘EMPATH’ by Devin Townsend is not an album for the feint-hearted, but give it a chance and you will be well rewarded.
Canada’s DEVIN TOWNSEND returns with Empath. His first solo album since Dark Matters, which was a part of the double album Z2 (2014), and his first release to act solely as a solo artist since Ziltoid the Omniscient (2007).
“We needed to use every part of our fucking bodies to make this work, if it’s there a spare appendage, I’m sure if we had got more rehearsal we would have been beating stuff with our dicks to get extra sounds out”
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You will feel movement in the Transcending the Coma Tour as this particular lineup is an interesting mix to see.
The third in a four-part series may well be his most successful release yet. The album touches on every aspect that Townsend has used in the past, drawing its sound from a mix of STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DTP, OCEAN MACHINE and his more cohesive and melodic solo stuff…
The simple fact here is that this album never stood a chance of really working. Sure these are absolute classic songs that may well get a re-introduction to a new audience via this release, but the approach taken with some of these songs falls flat. I guess the biggest surprise for me personally when I listened to this album was that I never realized just how many Frank Sinatra songs I actually knew all the words to! (Basically every song on this collection if you were wondering)…