Friday, February 11, 2011

The Morning Post: Ziltoid The Omniscient

Good morning, all! It's a bit of a late one for me (as usual), but anyway! Mornings, as you may or may not know from yesterday morning, are my outlet for un-related posts, which could be about anything, really. And today, the post is on Ziltoid The Omniscient! The solo project by Devin Townsend, whom you may recognize as the founding member of Strapping Young Lad.



Personally, I love this album, and have listened to it well over 30 times in the past two weeks. As a matter of fact, I'm listening to it as I write this!

The plot of the album revolves around the omniscient extraterrestrial being, Ziltoid, who has visited the planet Earth and is demanding the universe's ultimate cup of coffee (black) within 5 minutes, or else he will destroy the planet and everyone in it.

The protagonist, Captain Spectacular, and his intrepid crew do their best against the forces of Ziltoid when the delivered coffee does not suite Ziltoid's tastes. The twist at the end of the album will make you cry with joy and elation, but I won't give it away!

If I haven't mentioned before, the album has its roots in metal, and Townsend definitely puts the best of his talents into this album. Everything blends together amazingly, even with the narration that is thrown in once in a while to aid the plot. You can imagine everything that's going on vividly, and you'll most likely have a few of these songs stuck in your head for a while!

There is so much variation in the songs, and it really is like a rollercoaster of different feelings, but, again, it all comes together perfectly. The album will have you understanding the idea the Devin Townsend is truly a mad genius.



I'd give it 10 popcorn shakes.

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Steve Freeling
IBelieveGhostsAreReal@hotmail.com


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22 comments:

  1. This seems like a pretty interesting album. Hmmm....

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  2. Never heard of it before but DAMN its awesome~!

    Also the way you have your blog set up looks so freakin cooL!!!! I need more interbutt skills... >:3

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  3. Metal \m/, but it made me laugh honestly.

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  4. As good as it sounds, I couldnt take that song seriously!

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  5. wow thats so awesome and funny, love it

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  6. Not bad... not bad at all. Might find it somewhere 'else' lol

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  7. hah, made me laugh. do popcorn shakes have any monetary value?

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  8. another "straight to the point" soundtrack

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  9. the poster reminds me of the labyrinth

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  10. sweet i love this part of my day

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  11. hah the alien looks like the aliens from invasion of the martians or whatever the movie is called

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  12. your blog layout is totally annoying. But eh i come everyday

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  13. Could I suggest removing the black thing from the top of the template, makes the page hard to read. Other than that this is a good blog, following.

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  14. gonna have to give this one a chance haha

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