I'm a long time Devin fan (since the very start of Strapping). Love his earlier DTP stuff. Including the less heavy stuff like 'Ghost' - I flippin' love that album. But since then I have enjoyed his stuff less and less. Feels like he's just pumping out material and doesn't spend anywhere near as much time on the songs/albums as he once did.
I liked the first 'Ziltoid' album quite a lot. The second 'Ziltoid' album was a massive let down. There wasn't one song I liked on the album.Devin seemed to have an incredible run around the late 90s to mid 00s in that Infinity - Terria - Synchestra era, the first Devin Townsend Project album was amazing too.
Then came Ziltoid and even worse Ki, which I thought totally sucked, I've never reconnected with his work since then. It seems to have none of the substance or killer hooks, too much self-indulgence. Sad, but his golden era was truly incredible so I'm happy just to listen to that.