Casualties Of Cool released
2014-05-14 by SomethingSimilar | 29 Comments

After a hugely successful PledgeMusic campaign by the veteran progressive metal musician,
Devin Townsend today released Casualties Of Cool - a departure from Devin's usual
style and a foray into country and ambience with collaborator Che Aimee. He noted that he
aimed for the music to come across as "dark, quiet, and special", and that the album
was "a way to make music for myself, without pressure from anyone to do things a certain
way
".

The pledge campaign reached 521% of its target funding over its run, with Townsend noting
that any extra funds would go towards the creation of his next record, a sequel to 2007's
Ziltoid the Omniscient, related graphic novels and side projects, as well as a
portion being donated to local animal shelters.

The album is available immediately for backers of the pledge as a digital release (FLAC and
MP3), which can be found here : www.pledgemusic.com/projects/casualties-of-cool

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KILL
May 14th 2014

71454 Comments


rly very nice and good

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BigPleb
May 14th 2014

36001 Comments


Does it actually rule?

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KILL
May 14th 2014

71454 Comments


yea i like it, the female vox are so sweet

BigPleb
May 14th 2014

36001 Comments


Are they Anneke lvl?

Motiv3
May 14th 2014

8923 Comments


hardly any female vocals are Anneke level Pleb.

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SitarHero
May 14th 2014

4656 Comments


wtf, KILL is actually being complimentary?

BigPleb
May 14th 2014

36001 Comments


Ye, cos its Devy...

emester
May 14th 2014

2824 Comments


Just gave forgive me a listen...

Fucking hell, this rules. Shame I didn't pledge :[

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CK
May 14th 2014

4910 Comments


Is it only going to be released to pledgers or will it be up for sale to the public at some point?

Gmork89
May 14th 2014

5510 Comments


I think it will be available for everyone on the 20th.

It's really damn good.

Lambda
May 14th 2014

2417 Comments


Been listening to this virtually non-stop since its release.

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emester
May 14th 2014

2824 Comments


aoty material?

Lambda
May 14th 2014

2417 Comments


^ Yup.

Thibs
May 14th 2014

1344 Comments


can't wait to hear this

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Wadlez
May 14th 2014

3891 Comments


Hopefully this is more ambience and less country..

SirDrumsalot
May 14th 2014

1537 Comments


I wish I had money to pledge! I want this now!

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
May 14th 2014

5408 Comments


any extra funds would go towards the creation of his next record, a sequel to 2007's
Ziltoid the Omniscient


Would pledge everything I got to hear that.

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Emyay
May 14th 2014

5941 Comments


is it at least better than epicloud?

Dr7
May 14th 2014

104 Comments


^ Yes

Gmork89
May 14th 2014

5510 Comments


Time will tell.

Thibs
May 14th 2014

1344 Comments


epicloud was good though

Emyay
May 14th 2014

5941 Comments


epicloud was a 3. so yeah, it was good

Thibs
May 14th 2014

1344 Comments


3.6..it had some shit on it and wasn't very lasting but I enjoyed it still..the 2nd disc demo had some sweet stuff on it as well

Emyay
May 14th 2014

5941 Comments


i'm aware of the average. i was just saying what my personal rating of it was. ^ that's pretty much how i feel about it too. its not bad at all but its not one of devy's best

SirDrumsalot
May 14th 2014

1537 Comments


^
Agreed!

zaruyache
May 14th 2014

6267 Comments


It was a good record but I'm much more excited to hear what this one sounds like. Ghost is one of my favorite pieces of his, so I'm excited for more chill Devy.

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icatchthirtythree
May 14th 2014

313 Comments


Its awesome


Rowan5215
May 14th 2014

25508 Comments


This is fucking amazing best thing he's done in some time

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laughingman22
May 14th 2014

1559 Comments


wow them female voxs

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