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Devin Townsend - Ziltoid The Omniscient



8.6 | 550 votes |
Release date: 5 June 2007
Style: Industrial progressive metal

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Disc I
01. ZTO
02. By Your Command
03. Ziltoidia Attaxx!!!
04. Solar Winds
05. Hyperdrive
06. N9
07. Planet Smasher
08. Omnidimensional Creator
09. Color Your World
10. The Greys
11. Tall Latte

Disc II [special edition bonus]
01. Don't Know Why
02. Travelling Salesman
03. Another Road

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Line-up
Devin Garret Townsend - all instruments, vocals

Additional info
Released via Inside Out and - in France - Replica Records.

Staff review by
Jeff
Rating:
9.2
Ziltoid wants some coffee! And the best one please! This strange alien, fan of coffee, who comes from the deepest part of the universe to conquer our beautiful Earth, is actually born in the disturbed mind of the genius Canadian musician, Devin Townsend. This project album is probably his crazier one something that you have never listen to before this day and for sure if you like the work of Devin with his own band or with Strapping Young Lad you'll just love "Ziltoid The Omniscient". We're just in front of a pure galactic masterpiece.

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published 17.05.2007 | Comments (23)

Guest review by
TheAmazingP
Rating:
9.1
Considering Devin Townsend's past works, this one is not exactly a surprise. But what really stands out of this concept album is nothing more than this crazy man's peronality. Every rhythm and sound in this album has a "Devin Townsend" seal on it. While listening to it, you feel like you're actually getting into his eccentric brain. That's how this magnificent musician welcomes you. Giving you generously a part of his personality.

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published 13.02.2009 | Comments (6)

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08.04.2012 - 01:37
Rating: 10
Giza
It's a goofy and loony concept but once you're able to see through the humor you'll be amazed how deep this album actually is.
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18.07.2012 - 21:11
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
Perhaps the goofiest concept for an album ever, this is far from DT's best work. However, it still has a good collection of different styles and moods.
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31.10.2014 - 03:21
Rating: 10
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
How come this album is so good?
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"Aah! The cat turned into a cat!"
- Reimu Hakurei
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01.09.2018 - 04:07
Rating: 10
Dum-Grishnahk
Progressive has never been so much fun.
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03.01.2020 - 14:52
Rating: 8
Metren
Dreadrealm
This is the Devin album I listen to when I want some fun to go with my metal. Sometimes I like to have fun.
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21.09.2020 - 12:12
Rating: 4
Mountain King
K i K o
This was a very very painful listen. I tried a few times and even though I don't mind the concept, the music is plain horrible. I guess Devin's work is not something for my taste, I rarely enjoy anything he produces.
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26.06.2021 - 22:08
Rating: 8
Good album to listen while sipping some cofee.
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18.02.2022 - 15:33
Rating: 9
nonZero
'Hyperdrive' is the best song on this album IMO, 'By Your Command' is also pretty great.

8.6/10 for me - 'Planet Smasher' and 'Color Your World' bring the rating down as the lowlights of the album. Still Devin's best release to date.
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10.05.2022 - 00:33
Rating: 9
Samot
Awesome!!!!
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Um, Dois, Três, Quatro! Yeah! PORRA!!!
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23.07.2023 - 12:05
Rating: 8
24emd
Theory Snob
While I'm not sure it's his best work, "Hyperdrive" is a banger
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"I am too stupid to be human, and I lack common sense." - Proverbs 30:2
"Music? Well, it's just entertainment, folks!" - Devin Townsend

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22.09.2023 - 11:11
Rating: 8
24emd
Theory Snob
Revisiting and I think it's a lot better than I first gave it credit for, the concept is great, a good balance of philosophy and humour. The highlight for me though, is all the different vocal styles and voices Devin puts on for all that characters, bloody legend.

Musical highlights would be the atmospheric riff in "By Your Command", very unexpected and unique, "Solar Winds", "Hyperdrive", "Color Your World" (the bipolar nature of this song as Ziltoid switches between his tough facade and nerd roots is executed very well), "The Greys", and of course the hilarious outro.
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"I am too stupid to be human, and I lack common sense." - Proverbs 30:2
"Music? Well, it's just entertainment, folks!" - Devin Townsend

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