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Short album reviews by The Prog Yak.  No puffery here, just a simple review and score from 1 to 5 yaks!  Have a new album you'd like The Prog Yak to review?  Let us know.

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The Prog Yak
Empath
3.5

3.5

Yaks

Empath

Devin Townsend

73

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Canada

Disney meets Pavarotti meets death metal! 18th studio album from this Canadian metal musician. Sorry to say it, but the Prog Yak thinks this album is over rated. Yes, there, the Yak said it! Some of this album is fantastic and extremely innovative, but it's marred but some insufferable moments. There's so much good here, but the album just isn't that listenable given the harsh moments on the ears scattered throughout. Many people love this album, but the Yak suspects not many have it in their regular rotation to listen to. The Yak would have loved to have edited this album down from 1 hr and 14 minutes to 50 minutes and it would have been a 4.5-Yak album, but as is, it's only a 3.5.

Devin Townsend

Released:
Run Time:
Mar 29, 2019
1 hr 14 min
Highlights:
Why? • Spirits Will Collide • Evermore • Singularity (but only the first half)
Reviewer:
The Prog Yak
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