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Back To The Start; Devin Townsend’s 10 Greatest Albums

Devin Townsend; guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, producer, comedy voice-actor!

Infinity (1998)

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If 1997’s Ocean Machine was Dr Jekyll to City’s Mister Hyde then it was Infinity that showed the lengths Townsend was willing to go to in order to wring high art from the recording studio environment. While riding the wave of Strapping Young Lad’s growing success he holed up in a friend’s basement and created this grab-bag of brilliant musicianship and fearless sonic experimentation in October 1998.

Songs like “Christeen” and “War’”show just how well he could pen a heavy yet accessible tune, while instrumental cuts “Truth” and “Unity” demonstrated that even when he didn’t deploy his huge vocal range, the songs still whispered, spoke and shouted at you.

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I was born in 1975 with a pile of Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple vinyl next to my cot. I ate off a sheet of ply-board propped up between two Marshall cabs and shortly after I learned to read and write I learned the E minor chord and the pentatonic scale. One day my Dad bought me Iron Maiden's first album. Metallica's Ride the Lightning followed. Then, things got serious. I have held almost every rank in the Army of Heavy Metal: Fan, drunk fan, roadie, guitarist, producer and label scout. My Wife knows what Mastodon's Crack The Skye is about and my child can play Breaking the Law on piano. Go figure.

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