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Comical. Hevy. Genius.
on 27 April 2007
Having never listened to Devins work before, this album immediately sucked me in.
ZTO - Begins with a booming, heavy dection, with chants of "Ziltoid!". amazingly catchy riffs. with some good metal screams thrown in. ends with an introduction section to the albums plot.
By Your Command - 8 minutes of epic metal. Slower, lurching riffs that will make you want to smash things. Then enters some amazing vocal sections, and eventually it delves into a softer passage that is just beautiful. Perfect Songwriting.
Ziltoidia Attaxx!! - "Attack", yells Ziltoid. then begins a fast and heavy song backed by some alien sounding synth. the song entails ziltoids attack on earth. some great guitar solos and spooky sounding vocals in the chorus.
Solar Winds - Starts with a short narrative of current plot events. then a light guitar comes in, with plenty of echo. backed by some beautiful vocals by Devin. Eventually gets VERY heavy, slow, and dark. Some almost hardcore sounding riffs.
Hyperdrive - Begins with a very catchy guitar part, not as heavy, more rock oriented. the albums most poppy song. very good vocals. Though its different in style, it does a good job of keeping the albums feel. very good song.
N9 - Another alien sounding vocal part, with a fairly simple guitar part. but slowly gets more complex. gets very heavy towards the end. fades out with a very middle eastern sounding part, backed by some strings.
Planet Smasher - Ziltoid decides he shall destroy a planet. Very heavy, with death metal like growls most of the way through the song. nothing too special in this song, besides some very cool vocal parts.
Omnidimensional Creator - Short plot narrative. no music.
Color Your World - almost 10 mintues long. begins pummeling you with a blast beat and a very fast, heavy guitar riff, backed by some vocals. Breaks down into an almost ballad type of feel for most of the song. Begins pummeling you at the end. "You ARE A PUPPET!"
The Grey's - Slower with an emotional metal type of sound, with the vocals. Very good blending of the vocals and the music, they fit like a puzzle. This song gives you a great feeling. That is until it goes into a minor passage for the chorus, that has a very spooky feeling. Back into the emotional part, with a good guitar solo. then it fades out with the spooky section again.
Tall Latte - A very funny, almost twist ending for the whole plot line. no music.