Author Topic: Ziltoid the Omniscient!!!  (Read 238 times)


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Ziltoid the Omniscient!!!
« on: May 21, 2007, 05:13:34 PM »
Latest project by Devin Townsend. It's a combination of SYL, Punky and DTB complete with Devy's warped sense of humour.

Listen to 3 tunes here:

I think it's excellent and a welcome return to form after the mediocre (by his high standards) Synchestra and The New Black.

Looking forward to buying the album and gorging on the musical goodness.


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Ziltoid the Omniscient!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007, 08:24:32 PM »
I thought 'The New Black'  was a return to form, myself - easily the second-best SYL album for me.  I agree with you about 'Synchestra', though.  Whilst I haven't listened to it for ages, 'Vampira' is just about the only standout I can recall.  Both e the DTB albums have been a bit meh, really.

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Re: Ziltoid the Omniscient!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007, 09:50:25 PM »
SYL have been descending into mediocrity after the monumental "City" album. Now that he's confirmed that SYL and DTB are no more I'm only a little bit sad that I never got to see him perform live.

Still, I'll check out this Ziltoid thing when it gets out there.  I'm sure, at the very least, it'll be amusing.


Re: Ziltoid the Omniscient!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2007, 10:30:15 PM »
I usually hate this sort of thing (progressive metal & cheesy 'concept' albums, especially if they're tongue in cheek) but I downloaded this for shits and giggles and thought it was pretty damn good. It chugs along at an impressive pace, the vocals are pretty decent and it made me laugh, it's so perfectly overblown.

A lot better than recent Ministry releases.

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Re: Ziltoid the Omniscient!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2007, 10:06:02 AM »
I enjoyed it, but then I've never heard anything else by him so I have nothing to compare it too. Nice and noisy, plenty of ideas all over the place. I also got the new album by Horse The Band at around the same time, from a similar sort of place and quite decent too.