The Devin Townsend Supermegathread!

Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by keithb, Apr 29, 2005.

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    Yeah I was a fan of Anneke on a lot of his stuff originally but ready for something different.
     
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    DLG not guthrie govan

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    lol @ Mike Keneally, who played with Frank Zappa and is a transcendent genius, being known as a touring guitarist for Dethklok.
     
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    I took that list from MetalInjection so yea :lol:
     
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    Pretty sure he toured with Satch (for at least a bit?) too?
     
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    As someone who was a casual SYL fan and never gave DTP much though, whats my entrypoint into DTP?
     
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    I'm kind of concerned even with him. I thought Deconstruction was a boring mess. I haven't listened to it in a very long time, though. I also only listened to Epicloud once.

    Maybe he will have even more input than that, and write the song so it can be added to that "Every Nickelback Song is Exactly the Same" mix as a third layer. I really don't like Nickelback much, but a couple songs were catchy. I'm more offended by the dude as a human being. I remember things like him being reported as the absolute most vapid, egotistical guest to ever appear on Loveline, a show that regularly guested stupid MTV personalities like Jersey Shore members :D Which is to say, who knows, it will be funny to hear him on a Devin Townsend record, I'm not going to boycott it cause the guy's a dink.

    HEY! Anneke is great. I'm never changing this av. I really don't like his collabs with her, though. She is a singer that works by far the best when she's the driving force of the song, and she sounds the best when she's also up-front and raw, and he just can't help but layer everything all to hell. Addicted sounded so exciting in concept, and then...she just got turned into a synthesizer. I think she really works on "Numbered!" and that's about it, everything else could have been pretty much anyone and it would have sounded the same.
     
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    I would start with Addicted and see if that does anything for you.
     
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    Still has the same artwork. ;)
     
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    Keep in mind, this one was made for Dev, not for the fans, the labels, etc. It won't be what anyone has heard or expects.

    This one is going to be divisive, I think. "The Last Jedi" divisive.
     
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    DLG not guthrie govan

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    Maybe start with Physicist because it was supposed to be something in between his solo stuff and SYL.

    It's definitely not his best, but I like it more than most people do and it has some great tracks.
     
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    Physicist and Alien are about the same level of heavy IMO, if you like Alien you’re not going to find it any wimpier. The Ziltoid albums are the same deal.
     
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    I'd start with Ziltoid the Omniscient and Accelerated Evolution, then if you're still curious go into Ocean Machine
     
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    ^ Seconded. Then go for Synchestra and Ki.
     
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    so ready for this!
     
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    coreysMonster So long, Germany!

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    Every time Dev's made something "just for himself" it's been miles better than his band work, at least IMO. I didn't think I'd ever like a Devin Townsend country album, but boy was I wrong.
     
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    I'm probably the odd one out, but Casualties is one of the few things Dev has done that I can't fully get into. Some of the songs are great. Some of them are too country for my taste. Some good ideas in there, but the package doesn't speak to me. I don't hate the album, but to me the parts are better than the whole, if that makes any sense.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I like the songs but I don't like the production for them, the live performance they did for Dunlop really shows the songs in a different light and I personally like that way more.
     
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    Dayviewer Mr. Djelecaster

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    Interesting little interview:
     
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    That interview perfectly shows how Devin is like when he recently put out what he needs to put out.

    In most interviews he rarely actually pauses for an answer, but right there he is just totally calm.

    Seems like Empath will be crazy and downright impossible to reconstruct for a live show.
     

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