Devin Townsend Project Geeked Out The Intersection Saturday Night with Prog Metal
Saturday night was a night of total geek prog metal. Or, as Devin himself called it, "Lower Mid-Tier Prog Metal"! The Devin Townsend Project, Between the Buried and Me, and Fallujah hit the Intersection, and challenged everyone musically. It was awesome.
Headlining the night was the Devin Townsend Project, and this was my first time getting to see them live. I've been following Devin since he first appeared on Steve Vai's Sex & Religion album as the singer.
Some 30 years and 30 albums later, Devin is still putting out challenging music, and has surrounded himself with an amazing band to play this music around the world.
He covers a lot of ground from his career, including some Ziltoid, because how could he not play some stuff from everyone's favorite coffee-loving hand-puppet alien? "March of the Poozers" is a great, fun song.
Dev kicked off the set with "Night" from his solo album "Ocean Machine", right into "By Your Command", from the first Ziltoid album. He played a few songs from his latest album Transcendence, too, including the song "Stormbending", which you can see below, which is one of my favorites from the new album.
Also, the sing along softy, "Ih-Ah!" from Addicted, is a fun song live, since Dev has problems keeping things serious for too long.
If you missed the loud night of prog metal, make sure you do your best to catch them the next time they tour...great music, fun show!
Also, check out the tour video the band posted from their stop in Grand Rapids below!