The Devin Townsend Supermegathread!

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

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    Damn, guess I have to listen to that. I always forget they still exist. Last I listened to them was one time through Far from the Sun upon which i went NOPE. I listened to Tuonela, Am Universum, My Kantele and Elegy a whole ton back when I was first getting into less mainstream stuff so I'll always have some nostalgia.
     
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    DLG not guthrie govan

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    You haven't missed anything, the second era of Amorphis, while packaged nicely, is incredibly generic and has none of the magic of the old band imo.
     
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    So from another die-hard Devin fan I, too, really love this record.

    That said I am still not at all getting tired of the big orchestral and choir sounds (hell, I am a really big damn fan of Nightwish for example).

    Also for all I care he could do a full record just with Anneke on vocals and nothing from himself, because I absolutely love every moment I ever heard her on a Devy record.

    The playthroughs of Hear Me from Samus and Evermore from Nathan are fantastic as well and show how much care is put into every instrument.

    However the record is still far too fresh to get a really good "final" perspective on it. Ask me again in 10 years. For now it is definitely my Album of the Year, it might become my favourite Devin record or even my favourite record, period. Who knows?

    Maybe I can't listen to it just a few months from now for being bored.

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    The one from Samus you should have watched by now.
     
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    TheShreddinHand Uber Stringer

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    I too am really enjoying the album. The more times I listen to it the more I like it and there's constantly bits and pieces that are sticking around in my head after listening. I ended up getting the Deluxe edition and while the 2nd disc is more straightforward, I'm really enjoying the songs on there too.
     
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    What I'm struggling to understand is why he spent $170,000 of his own money on the album. That's absolutely insane.
     
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    coreysMonster So long, Germany!

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    Smarter people have blown more money on stupider things.
     
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    I also picked up a very similar riff to Avatar's Hail the Apocalypse in Borderlands. Wonder if it's a nod since he's touring with them stateside.
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

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    Just came here to say Spirits Collide made me cry like a baby. Favourite track off of the album. Album kicks arse, can't quite form anything cohesive to say on it, there's so much going on. Honestly, just listen to it, can't quite explain just how much of a ride it is.
     
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    Because no one is willing to give him money for a no-concept record. It is hard to market, a big break to what was build up with the trademark "DTP" and the possible audience for it is rather small.

    Let's not forget that he is still trying to come up with a million (?) bucks for his cock-symphony.
     
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    You think it's still going? I've read about this some time ago and I wonder if he was serious about this idea
     
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    I'll try asking him about it next week. I'll be at the Evening With / Q&A show on Tuesday.
     
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    Sick :D thanks. I must wait till november because he's playing in my city at that time
     
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    TheShreddinHand Uber Stringer

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    Really? Wow, did not know that.
     
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    He's still writing it, but getting it made us the hurdle. He initially requested a $10 million budget, but was surprisingly shut down...

    We may never hear it. He is still working on it, along with a few other things.
     
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    Okay.

    Borderlands is the catchiest shit since Abba. I call it now.

    Gotta have a good good life. There's a sign on the Borderlands.
     
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    Yeah that's the song I listen to the most of time. I wonder if he played the games tho
     
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    Dayviewer Mr. Djelecaster

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    'This is your life' on the bonus track is a huge rip / reference from a well known song, can't remember the damn title though :lol:
    Christmas song I think? He even sings 'I'll be home for the holidays' at some point haha.
     
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    TheShreddinHand Uber Stringer

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    Is it just me or anyone else have to turn their car stereo, phone, or whatever you're listening the album to on up a few clicks? I've had to on this album compared to anything else I listen to.
     
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    I wonder if that was intentional, to get the most dynamics, rather than participating in the "loudness wars"?
     
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    devin said somewhere they were deliberately mastering it quieter
     

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