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

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

Addicted (2009)

Source // www.headbangers.in

Source // www.headbangers.in

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.

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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