Thursday, October 17, 2013
Devin Townsend - The Retinal Circus (Live) (2013 NN Promo)
"Devin Townsend has talked about making a musical for several years now. But instead of writing a whole bunch of brand new songs, he simply decided to use the smorgasbord of material that he’s already written, like a large wooden chest that he can grab material from whenever he so desires. The man’s written almost as much music as Elvis himself, and perhaps even more than The Beatles. Naturally, the focus of this material seems to be based around the band’s latest release, Epicloud; which in itself does seem quite theatrical and certainly does work for the presentation. But you’ll also hear classics like “Truth”, “Planet Smasher”, “Vampira”, “Addicted!” and several more wonders throughout the first disc of the piece. The atmosphere seems to be a rare crossbreed between a classy musical and a high-octane metal concert, which results in Devin Townsend using a colorful array of profanity that would surely not hold up well during a Broadway performance..."
More Here: http://newnoisemagazine.com/album-review-devin-townsend-the-retinal-circus/