The Devin Townsend Project
Style: Progressive Rock, Ambient
Release date: 20 June, 2011
Playing time: 72:45

Ghost is yet another facet on the diamond that is Devin Townsend Project. Let me say this, if you are looking for something in the vein of classic Strapping Young Lad read no further. If you are interested in experiencing further progression in Devin Townsend's artistic career please read on a have a listen to Ghost. As many of our readers are probably aware this is album number four out in a series four in just three years. All of them very different from each other and all of them of a very high quality.

Out of the four albums Ghost is by far the most gentle even if Ki was quite a soft album. The album has an ambient feel to it that can only lead to thoughts about New Age music and Devin has made good use of all kinds of exotic instruments as well as all manners of sound from Mother Nature. This is beautiful music but not music that will appeal to all metal heads.

My only problem with this album is the same problem I have in general with this kind of music. Event though Devin Townsend has managed to keep the album diverse considering the genre I still think it gets a bit “samey” after having listened to it several times. That of course is no problem if the listener just wants to go with the flow if this very well executed and beautiful music. I do not hesitate to deal out a very good mark to Ghost and give it my recommendation to people who wants to listen without prejudice.


01. Fly
02. Heart Baby
03. Feather
04. Kawaii
05. Ghost
06. Blackberry
07. Monsoon
08. Dark Matters
09. Texada
10. Seams
11. Infinite Ocean
12. As You Were

Label: InsideOut Music
Distribution: EMI (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 79/100
Reviewed by: Steen Schøn
Date: 6 September, 2011