Devin Townsend - Synchestra

8.4 | 295 votes |
Release date: 27 January 2006
Style: Industrial progressive metal


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Disc I [CD]
01. Let It Roll
02. Hypergeek
03. Triumph
04. Babysong
05. Vampolka
06. Vampira
07. Mental Tan
08. Gaia
09. Pixillate
10. Judgement
11. A Simple Lullaby
12. Sunset
13. Notes From Africa
14. Sunshine And Happiness [hidden]

Disc II [Safe Zone] [Limited Edition Bonus DVD]
01. Truth [Live in studio]
02. Regulator [Live in studio]
03. Storm [Live in studio]
04. Earth Day [Live in studio]
05. Life [Live in studio]
06. Deadhead [Live in studio]
07. Away [Live in studio]
08. Slow Me Down [Live in studio]
+ Storm [video]
+ Home Videos [Studio & Tour Report]
+ Photogallery

Devin Garret Townsend - vocals, guitars, programming
Dave Young - keyboards, grand piano, Hammond organ, mandolin, guitars
Brian "Beav" Waddell - guitars, additional vocals
Ryan Van Poederooyen - drums
Mike Young - bass, upright bass, tuba, additional vocals

Additional musicians
Steve Vai - guitar solo
Daniel Young - tambourine
Rocky Milino - Dobro
Heather Robinson - additional vocals
Deborah Tyzio - additional vocals
Chris 'The Heathen' Valagao - additional vocals

Additional info
Written, produced, engineered, edited and mixed by Devin Townsend.
Additional engineering and life rop-info-hotline by Shaun Thingvold.
Recorded at The Devlab, assisted by Dave Young and Mike Young.
Mixed at The Devlab, then Hipposonic A studios.
Mastered by Greg Reely at GreenJacket.

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06.03.2012 - 01:06
Rating: 9
Like 'Accelerated Evolution', this album has such a powerful production, which makes every instrument on the album seem much more impressive than it actually is. And the way these instruments are used are good enough in their own way. As for songwriting, it may not be Townsend's most accessible work to date, but it sure as hell showcases more of his experimental techniques, going through such non-metal genres as Rock 'n' Roll (Sunshine and Happiness) and Polka Rock (I think that's what the genre is referred to as-'Vampolka'). Oh, and Devin's dancing on the video for 'Vampira' is epic.
15.05.2013 - 19:18
Rating: 8
Doge of Venice
Babysong, Pixillate and Notes from Africa are among my favourite Devin tracks. The rest of the album is pretty good, though there are some songs I'm not particularly interested in.

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