Jordan Blum's Posts
The ways in which the soft and heavy personas of Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic combine mark The Ocean Collective as masters of creative duality.
The Unheavenly Creatures is a mostly captivating continuation of the Amory Wars saga that cements how relevant, idiosyncratic, and cherishable Coheed and Cambria remains.
Suspended in Reflections is more of a singular experience than a collection of songs, and its ability to bond heavy and light personas seamlessly and imaginatively (with plenty of essential gradations beneath and around those surfaces) is remarkable.
The eccentric prog metal genius talks about Ocean Machine: Live at The Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv, the disbandment of DTP, his upcoming releases, and much more.
Ocean Machine: Live at the Ancient Roman Theatre Plovdiv is perhaps the quintessential Devin Townsend concert release, not necessarily because of its music but because of what it represents.
Although it can feel a tad monotonous and underdeveloped at times, Legend of the Seagullmen is an imposing yet fun ride from start to finish.
Pacifisticuffs isn’t as special or surprising as its predecessors, but it’s a really good album in its own right, as it maintains a decent amount of what makes DSO shine.
Of Erthe and Axen: Act II may not be quite as engrossing and diverse as Act I, but it comes extremely close due to its heartfelt lyricism, energized singing, and ceaselessly fascinating and elaborate instrumentation.