Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence album review
Canadian prog mastermind Devin Townsend takes us higher
For some time there’s been a strong chance that Devin Townsend would choose to fold the Devin Townsend Project. Having reached a self-assessed creative goal with each of his named projects – Ocean Machine, Strapping Young Lad, and The Devin Townsend Band – he promptly disbanded the groups in question, and moved on to other projects. This time however, he’s taken a radical step in not only continuing with DTP, but also loosening his iron grip on the songwriting, recording and production process. For the first time, Transcendence is a group effort, featuring collaboration and production from Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood, bassist and producer from progressive metal titans Periphery.
As heavy as ever and and as pop as he’s ever likely to be…