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Devin Townsend Project - Live Review 2015
DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT
with Periphery
Max Watts - Brisbane, Australia
October 22nd 2015



Devin Townsend returns to Australia once again for a headlining tour of the east coast, kicking off in Brisbane at the newly named Max Watts venue (formerly Hi-Fi Bar) where the man himself along with the Devin Townsend Project performed tracks off their latest work "Z2" along with a few classics. Joining them for the ride this time was progressive masters Periphery who fitted nicely as supporting band.

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Periphery opened up the night and on tour in support of their latest album "Juggernaut: Omega" which has been receiving positive reviews from critics and fans alike. Their type of distinguishing musical style is hard to describe at times as at one point it can be super heavy and technical and at other times it can be quite melodic and easy. The contrast between the two is what the band thrive on as they continued with a set of new and old songs, the newer stuff fitting very well with the older tracks. Guitarists Jake Bowen and Misha Mansoor are 2 great guitarists who steer the band along a long and windy road full of intricate songs and guitar parts. It would be great to see this band come back to Australia on their own tour and see a full set.




Devin Townsend Project was up next and as expected, the jam packed crowd was in full force as the band launched into their first full set of the tour. The band played a solid amount of new material from their latest album "Z2" including opener "Rejoice" and the upcoming classic "Ziltoid Goes Home" but as good as they were, it was older Devin solo material like "Night" and the unexpected "Death Of Music" that really got the crowd roaring.




Devin always delivers a tight show and he is always animated in his stage mannerisms, facial expressions alone are hilariously entertaining but his guitar playing ability is always a standout. His interaction with the crowd is brilliant of course and it's that intimate connection that makes you enjoy the show just a little extra. Even after the show as he shook hands and chatted away with fans, it just showed the kind of person that he is. And one hell of an entertainer! For those that are able to get tickets to his upcoming shows, if available, definitely go and see the Devin Townsend Project.




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Review and photos by Tammie Molotov - Molotov Enterprises And Photography