Back To The Start; Devin Townsend’s 10 Greatest Albums
Devin Townsend; guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, producer, comedy voice-actor!
If ever there has been a true Pop-Metal record then Addicted is it. It finds Townsend in absurdly buoyant form, matching a crushing riff with a soaring melody on virtually every track.
While the album takes cues from nu-metal groove in places – “Universe in a Ball” – and borders on knowing kitsch in others – “Bend It Like Bender” – Addicted remains chock-full of great songs and totally devoid of filler.
Addicted also marks the first collaboration with rock super-MILF Annke Van Giersbergen, who shares the majority of the lead vocal parts and it’s great to hear “Hyperdrive” from the Ziltoid album reimagined with a female vocal.
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