THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND
Devin Townsend is an accomplished metal pioneer, working with the likes of Steve Vai, as well as the multitude of solo projects he has in the can and the vast production credits he carries (Lamb of God, Soilwork). So, when it comes time for this Canadian metal cult figure to step in front of a band, the results are breathtaking. Enter the nine-track opus known as ACCELERATED EVOLUTION, an ethereally organic metal release that boasts Townsend's cunning metal knowledge and vast metal talents, both in production and performance. Stirring metal with a progressive edge, there are a multitude of influences audible here, from Swedish death metal to alternative metal, yet the beauty of it all is that Townsend and crew build the basics around these and create a totally unique amalgamation. Distinctly different yet definitively metal, those that crave a higher degree of metal will be pleased as punch at the latest chapter in Townsend's fantastic sojourn.