Devin Townsend – fully 30 records into an astonishing career – has now just raised the stakes in the form of a new double album combining Ziltoid The Omniscient’s triumphant return and the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Epicloud! Feasting upon Z2 is akin to immersing oneself in the arcane creases of the Devin Townsend Project catalog, bludgeoning heaviness and angelic melodies living under the cathedral of Devin’s more contemplative solo vision.
Addressing the creative tension between the two discs, Devin explains “…it’s DTP…the ‘humans’ against Ziltoid, and it’s a battle of sorts…The DTP and Ziltoid side of my writing has evolved to where this statement was necessary and undoubtedly inevitable. The battle between the two seems like a great way to proceed to the next chapter of my work.”
“It’s a backdrop for something that’s hopefully engaging for people. I hope that the point that I’m trying to make with Ziltoid and the metaphor behind it, isn’t lost in just a sea of absurdity.”