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DEVIN TOWNSEND

What is your favourite Devin Townsend album?

  • Ocean Machine: Biomech

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Infinity

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Physicist

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Terria

    Votes: 1 50.0%
  • Accelerated Evolution

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Devlab

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Synchestra

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Hummer

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ziltoid the Omnicient

    Votes: 1 50.0%

  • Total voters
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Uhhhhh, he can be. We go to shows a few times a year, mostly to please him, occasionally pays off. :D

Thanks for the warning with the ear plugs. Does he usually play an eclectic mix of his discography, or mostly the last few albums?

re. Epicloud. Sounds like a similar approach to Deconstruction. Is it as heavy? I remember someone saying that he was moving away from metal. :rolleyes:

I think he will play a lot of newer stuff for this tour. They played 6 songs off Epicloud, 2 off Deconstruction, and 1 off Addicted. Then for older stuff it was a song off Ocean Machine, 2 from Infinity, and one off Synchestra. The overall sound of the show was pretty much just straight rock/metal like Epicloud. The older songs were picked to fit with sound of the new songs, so expect it to be a loud rockin metal show for the most part. He changes his setlists from show to show so you will probably see something different than what i got.

Epicloud is not nearly as heavy as Deconstruction, or SYL and Ziltoid for that matter. It's more like the album Addicted, which came before Decon. To me it sounds like a mix of Addicted, Accelerated Evolution, and Physicist. Some people classify this material as his "happy metal" tunes.

It was an attempt at writing big heavy rock anthems about feelings that are considered "inappropriate" for this type of music, such as love and happiness. Devin is metal as fuck even when he tries not to be. The way he described Addicted and this album before they came out, I was under the impression they were actually gonna be more poppy and tame than they actually were. Ghost is probably his only album that doesnt have any metal on it.
 

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Yeah I've been mulling over it for a while now. I think I prefer deconstruction but there are still a few gems in here.
Yeah I agree. I usually always like his really heavy twisted shit more than his heavy mid tempo shit. I never got into Addicted and AE, but SYL and decon suck me in right away.

Have you heard Epiclouder yet? It has some cool songs on it as well.
 

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Forget the music. I'm just waiting for my epic tshirt.



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Are you seeing him live, Cogwulf? If so, I'm curious if we will be at the same show or not, seeing as we're both from England. :p

Uhh, I've listened to Epicloud once. My immediate impression was so-so - not my thing. The albums I've gotten into so far have been Decon & Ki, and I've been liking Ocean Machine & Ziltoid more. Still a fair few I haven't heard yet though.
 

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I might go to the wolverhampton show. Haven't thought about it yet though.
 

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I have been a huge fan of his for a long time, I think that he is one fellow Canadian that I really looked up to... Terria is a fave, as is Ocean Machine... He layers things soo well.

Has anyone here heard the "sex and religion" record he did with Steve Vai? its pretty cool, but I think that his "solo" records aree just amazing....
I haven't listen for a few years, i was real deep into his stuff, but this thread got me going so I will probably go back tonight/tomorrow and listen again... He's really creative and as you guys know, very prolific.
 
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