Devin TownsendEmpath

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

✦✦✦✦ This is Devin Townsend at his most devy. More than ever, he imbues all of his music here with metal, but in oblique and non-ostentatious ways. Put another way, this album of progressive rock, electronica, choral music, and soundscapes just happens to treat the panoply of metal subgenres as source motifs. The result is moving, unpredictable, jarring, but endlessly fascinating. It’s also balls-out insane, even for Devin Townsend. This is a masterpiece.