Category: Nerd Metal

Devin Townsend – Ziltoid the Omniscient

A concept album by Devin Townsend about an alien sock-puppet waging a galactic war over a cup of coffee—that is all you need to know that you are in for an interesting listening experience. Devin Townsend’s albums are always quite eccentric, especially after his work with Strapping Young Lad. Ziltoid the Omniscient takes Townsend’s “nerd-metal” to new extremes. The album opens with ZTO and Ziltoid’s challenge to Earth for their best cup of coffee—something the puny humans surely cannot satisfy the great fourth-dimensional Ziltoid with. The next few songs—By Your Command, Ziltoida Attaxx!!—are an endless aggressive assault of drum-machined double-bass drums, laser (more…)