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

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

Accelerated Evolution (2003)

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Accelerated Evolution was a lean, personal record and one which dealt with the problems of relationships affected by touring and band dynamics stretched to breaking point by internal politics.

At times it feels more like a Hard Rock album with much of the adventurous musicianship pared back in favour of melody and soul-searching; hauntingly romantic in places, on “Storm”, he calls to his wife by name. Regardless, at any point during its running time you are never more than a stone’s throw away from a killer riff as “Traveller” and the exhilarating opener “Depth Charge” will testify.

About Stuart Bell (55 Articles)
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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