Former Strapping Young Lad member and Canadian metal powerhouse Devin Townsend is gearing up to drop his sprawling 15th solo album Epicloud on September 18. Rather than make you wait, however, we're allowing you to start studying this one early with a full album stream.
According to Townsend himself, the 13-song album is unique in that he's interested in "simpler, commercial structures."
He even goes as far as admitting that he's embracing "catchy songwriting," saying, "I wanted something catchy as the flu, but with a sentiment that is romantic, positive and beautiful. Spiritual without religion and set to heavy music. Again, because some structures are 'common' (but new to me) this record is my take on what a big, epic, commercial sounding record that sings about nice stuff would sound like in Dev-land."
Dig into the spiritual pop metal songs below with our full Epicloud album stream. Also head here for a full list of Townsend's North American tour dates.
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