The Devin Townsend Supermegathread!

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

  1. TimSE

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    Anneke :lol:
     
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    Asrial Whisper into nose

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    My wet pants demands a download link of any sort. NOW.
     
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    i just picked up deconstruction...i'm sorry, but i feel like i wasted my money.
    i loved addicted, and i love most of the stuff coming out of DT, DTP, and strapping young lad...but deconstruction just seems WAY off in the left field...

    normally i find beauty in DTs work that goes hand in hand with heavy riffs and HUGE sounds. but deconstruction, to me, seems to lack any specific riffs, nor anything beautiful. its just HUGE HUGE HUGE. i listened to the album twice, and still not a single track or riff i remember as everything is just 'meh' :S
     
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    drmosh Sir Paul of the Mosh Contributor

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    It's gonna need waaaay more than two listens
     
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    DLG not guthrie govan

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    fwiw, I agree with you, though I feel the same way about most everything he's put out since putting SYL to rest and getting clean.

    His music was always about overdoing it, but it seems like the process used to be really manic where as now it seems premeditated.

    Even though it's obviously good music, none of the new stuff connects with me emotionally like the old stuff did.
     
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    Caution: Illiterate musical geniuses at work. ;)
     
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    gaunten WUUUUAAAAAAAAH!!!

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    The first few times I listened it through the only song that I really liked was Juular, but I persisted in listening, and now I can honestly say that every single song on that album is pretty much the shiznitz.
    the only songs I skip occasionally are praise the lowered and planet of the apes.
    give it a chance. also, make sure you have a good stereo
     
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    ^ Thank you for that post! It reminded me that I had yet to listen to Deconstruction through a decent system. I listened to it a couple of times on a less than stellar system while I was cooking dinner and kinda liked it, but wasn't really that impressed.

    A good amp and speakers are doing it a WORLD of good. Really, really loving this album now.
     
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    xfilth Phrygianist

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    The first 3-4 times I sat down with intention if listening to the album, I didn't get much further than half, so I definitely know your feeling. It just felt like a huge chaotic joke.

    For the past 3 weeks I haven't listened to other albums :|
     
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    Cabinet :O

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    Omg look at his little pointy fingers!
    Now I can have hours of entertainment while he points at people demanding the ultimate cup of coffee!
     
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    stevemcqueen Namby Pamby

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    So after hearing of Devin Townsend for years and hearing a bunch of people quote him as a huge influence, I began listening to him. Now. At work. I am amazed and cannot wait to become familiar with all of his music.
     
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    themike Chug Life

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    Awesome man! It wasn't always easy to get into Devin because since he was in a bigger band like SYL, not a lot of people were familiar with his solo work (which I prefer). Just enjoy all the years of back-catolog you now have to enjoy! :agreed:
     
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    pineappleman Why can I not sleep?

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    Sooo... anybody receive their box set yet?
     
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    gaunten WUUUUAAAAAAAAH!!!

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    I think so, a lady from UPS called me yesterday and had a package for me, but I'm working 200 miles from home, so I had to call my roommate to pick it up.
    don't know if it's the box set, but I sure as hell aint gonna let him open it for me :) the ups lady said it looked like "a book or something, by the size of it"
    the expectations are sky-high, I'll be home thursday night to find out.
     
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    I was picking a lot of Contain Us boxsets for dispatch at Amazon a couple of days ago. It was a massive tease
     
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    Got mine a couple of days ago, loving it
     
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    Just checked youtube for some live videos again. So cool to see him play "Awake" from "Addicted" live. One of my alltime favorite songs.
     
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    ridner Bastard of Thousands

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    Mine shipped but I don't have it
     
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    ridner Bastard of Thousands

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    got mine yesterday - it is awesome! the layout and content is killer! I got one of the 500 copies with the 10" vinyl and lithograph. here are a couple pix:

    Outside Cover

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    Inside Cover

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    Lithograph

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    DLG not guthrie govan

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