Wednesday, July 22, 2009

MOTD - Devin Townsend: Breaking the Break For Something Silly!

Mp3 Of The Day

Band/Artist: Devin Townsend
Song: Ants
Album: Infinity
Style: Progressive/Industrial/Atmospheric Metal (WTF AM I LISTENING TO METAL!)
country/location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
release: 1998

So I'm still technically on a break, but decided to take a break from the break. A few reasons, 1. As much as I love Britney Spears metalized, I didn't feel totally ok with the fact the last MOTD was Britney Spears, 2. Wanted to have something posted, 3. This song is really silly. 4. Just felt like it! So basically I'm posting a silly song to cover up another silly song!

Anyways, Devin Townsend almost needs no introduction, but he is one of the more (most?) respected musicians in metal. He is also one of the most bizarre and bi-polar musicians ever. One minute he's performing in Strapping Young Lad producing some of the most intense, FUCK YOU spewing music ever, the next he is writing some of the most beautiful, ambient and calming metal ever (yes it's possible. Then sometimes he just has a silly side. This song, Ants, kinda takes all three sides (especially the silly) and mixes it together into a 2 minute smorgasbord of sound. At points it sounds like a chaotic grind-like thing, then it goes into a polka like "what the heck am I listening to?" thing. It's great! Well enjoy this little wtf thing! (it's even more bizarre if you follow it with some 1950s folk music)