Hell Bent for Metal Special #10 - Camp Classic: Devin Townsend Project - Epicloud - Knotfest

Hell Bent for Metal Special #10 – Camp Classic: Devin Townsend Project – Epicloud

Posted by Matt Rushton in Culture on June 4, 2022

The LGBTQ+ heavy metal podcast’s 10th special show takes a deep look at the many, many ways in which Devin Townsend Project’s ‘Epicloud’ has relevance to queer life.

Hell Bent for Metal's tenth special is another Camp Classic special - where they take a look at a work of metal that spoke to them as queers and explain why - this time looking at Epicloud, the fifth album from the Devin Townsend Project (although 162nd album from Devin himself - ish). The guys start off by talking about their respective knowledge and admiration for Devin and his countless projects, talking through what they think are some of the best and worst, and explain some of the back stories behind some of his albums, including how the Devin Townsend Project originally came to be after Strapping Young Lad ceased. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvmIByrcwAQ Then comes the queer angle. Tom and Matt start by noting just how gloriously camp, happy and incredibly over-the-top this whole album is. One host likes this more than the other. There's talk on how much love is a central focus, a
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