Devin Townsend goes for the “Juular” on EMG TV.

Devin Townsend may be an incredible talent as a vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter (admittedly I go back and forth on his production skills depending on the album), but on top of that the reason he’s so fun to cover is that he’s one of the few people in metal who has so much, well, fun. I was briefly hanging out with one of EMG’s reps at NAMM, driving to an Intronaut show, and he was dying to show me and my buddies this Devy performance because of how awesome the facial expressions are in it. Devin’s stage persona is one of a kind. I’m not sure if anyone else could have taken staring into the camera and made it so hysterical.


Oh, and the song rules. But that’s a given.

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.