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Devin Townsend - Lightwork

7.7 | 133 votes |
Release date: 4 November 2022
Style: Progressive metal


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Disc I [Lightwork]
01. Moonpeople
02. Lightworker
03. Equinox
04. Call Of The Void
05. Heartbreaker
06. Dimensions
07. Celestial Signals
08. Heavy Burden
09. Vacation
10. Children Of God

Disc II [Nightwork]
01. Starchasm, Pt. 2
02. Stampys Blaster
03. Factions
04. Yogi
05. Precious Sardine
06. Hope Is In The World
07. Children Of Dog
08. Sober
09. Boogus
10. Carry Me Home

Devin Townsend - guitars, vocals, bass, synthesizers

Additional musicians-Lightwork: -
Darby Todd - drums
Morgan Ågren - additional drums
Federico Paulovich - additional drums
Diego Tejeida - additional keyboards
Nathan Navarro - additional bass
Jonas Fredric Hellborg - additional bass
Mike Keneally - guitar solo
Rhys Fulber - additional programming
Hutch Hutchinson - bass
Joy Lapps - steel pan drums
Ché Aimee Dorval - additional vocals
Anneke Van Giersbergen - additional vocals
Aman Khosa - additional vocals
Tanya Ghosh - additional vocals
Echo Picone - additional vocals
The Elektra Women's Choir
Additional choir vocals: Elizabeth Zharoff, Tia Rose Maxfield, Brian Diamond.

Additional musicians-Nightwork: -
Morgan Ågren - drums
Aman Khosa - additional vocals
Tanya Ghosh - additional vocals
Mattias Eklund - additional instrumentation
Steve Vai - additional instrumentation
Anneke Van Giersbergen - vocals

Additional info
Lightwork produced by Gggarth and Devin Townsend. Mixed by Devin Townsend. Engineered by John 'Bandstack' Beatle Bailey, Gggarth, Devin Townsend and Nygel Asselin. Mastered by Troy Glessner.
Nightwork produced, mixed and engineered by Devin Townsend.

Staff review by
omne metallum
The mad man is at it again.

published 14.11.2022 | Comments (6)

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04.11.2022 - 12:18
Rating: 7

10.0 and 8 votes?? What kind of devilry is this?
"Perception and fact, all the same: the truth's what you feel..."

Unpopular opinions is my middle name.
04.11.2022 - 12:29
Rating: 8

Written by 24emd on 04.11.2022 at 12:18

10.0 and 8 votes?? What kind of devilry is this?

I will break the curse ! XD

But more seriously good album but a little bit too long for me.
04.11.2022 - 17:06
A Real Monkey

Definitely a bit too long but still a fine album with a lot of choice songs.
"Change the world. My final message. Goodbye."

~Last words of Harambe, seconds before he was shot, according to child he shielded from gunfire
05.11.2022 - 03:08
Rating: 8
Aries Rising

Written by 24emd on 04.11.2022 at 12:18

10.0 and 8 votes?? What kind of devilry is this?

More like what kind of devinry is this.

I'm here all week, try the veal.
09.11.2022 - 16:15

There seems to be very little fuss about this album on here.
Anyway, I quite like it. Definitely more than Empath, possibly more than Sky Blue or Epicloud.
I do have to be in the right mood for it though.
11.11.2022 - 18:44
Heaven Knight
Have to listen to the whole album yet, but 'Lightworker' is freakin' masterpiece
My rest seems now calm and deep
Finally I got my dead man sleep

13.12.2022 - 03:45
Rating: 9

Great album, peeps giving this a seven is ludicrous and did not listen to Nightwork which is the better part of the album and akin to old school Devin Townsend.
17.12.2022 - 02:35
Rating: 7

Was in a Devin mood yesterday so I finally sat down with this and listened to it in its entirety. First, Empath is one of my favourite albums of all time, so I knew this wouldn't be my thing as much, since I'd heard the first disc was pretty straightforward and poppy, while the second was pretty crazy. Anyways, about the album: Lightwork (Disc 1) is made up of mostly amazing songs, with a few boring ones. But these amazing ones are full of stellar melodies and a really calming atmosphere, meaning despite their simplicity, I enjoyed them very much.

Disc 2, however, is a bit difficult to explain. I'm in the minority when I say I like Disc 1 more. Nightwork seems like craziness lacking any direction whatsoever, unlike Empath which broke the insanity up when it build to melodic and ambient passages. While Nightwork has its calmer points, they aren't very captivating and I just find myself hoping for the next song to be better. That being said, Nightwork does have its enjoyable moments, for example, the grandiose 37 seconds of blastbeats that is "Stampys Blaster", along with "Factions" being the closest to 'insanity with a purpose'. The second disc may be a grower, as I hope, so my rating might change in the next few listens.

Disc 1: 8/10
Disc 2: 6/10
Average: 7/10
"Perception and fact, all the same: the truth's what you feel..."

Unpopular opinions is my middle name.
12.01.2023 - 03:55
Rating: 9

Another goal from this music magician. Disc 2 was powerful as heck. Very assorted album on its proposal.
27.01.2023 - 21:47
Rating: 9

A really great Work in both discs.... Score!!! Looks like Gggarth in production too helps a lot!!
Um, Dois, Três, Quatro! Yeah! PORRA!!!

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