Well he does... in the form of 'Devin Townsend Presents : Ziltoid the Omniscient' (henceforth referred to as 'Ziltoid').
'Ziltoid' was released by Devin in May 2007 and surprisingly; was written, played, recorded and produced by Devin Townsend himself. The drums were recorded were made by using the EZDrummer pack Drum Kit From Hell, this however, is a fact that you would not realise without previously being told, the production is that competent.
Now, enough of the facts, this is Devin Townsend at his most wacky, most insane and most awesome. The story of 'Ziltod' is that of a visiting Alien; "Ziltoid the Omniscient" (The Ultimate 4th Dimensional Guitar Hero), who demands our universes' greatest cup of coffee. The coffee provided however does not reach Ziltoid's high standard and he attacks. The album takes the form of a "rock opera" but of the most extreme silliness, the first track "ZTO", starts with a choir chant "ZILTOID! ZILTOID! THE OM-NIS-CIENT!" and it doesn't ever let up, it goes from strange to stranger; documenting Earth's resistence against the Almighty Ziltoid.
The style of the album varies through out. Devin's vocal range is as spectacular as ever, ranging from violent screams to introspective clean vocals, with guitar playing to match; speedy epic riffs slip to equally epic soft melodies and then back again, very impressive considering that this is all Devin's work.
If you are a fan of Devin, Strapping Young Lad or just entertaining metal, then 'Ziltoid' is a great album that you owe yourself a listen.
DEVIN TOWNSEND - PRESENTS: ZILTOID THE OMNISCIENT
Genre: Extreme Metal/Rock Opera
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