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|0.0 ||rob g | September 6th 12|
noctus has shit taste agreed
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|2.0 poor||DarkNoctus | September 5th 12|
i liked it when devin wasn't doing metal covers of lazytown songs
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|2.0 poor||Sam Feldman's Rating | September 6th 12|
HI I'M DEVIN AND AS YOU CAN SEE EVERYTHING I DO IS FUCKING HUGE! THAT'S WHY THERE WAS NO OTHER NAME THAN EPICLOUD! IT WAS EPIC AND LOUD I AM A GENIUS HOLY SHIT I AM THE MASTER OF DISASTER
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|3.0 good||Brendan Schroer | August 11th 12|
"As far as I'm concerned, Lady Gaga has 5 dicks, a vagina the size of the grand canyon, and an ass with a surface that looks like the moon" -InfidelAmsterdam
This is totally gonna rule
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|3.5 great||Solisis | September 12th 12|
"Objectively the worst album ever made. If you disagree you're wrong. " Gaslight Anthem -
Handwritten, Album Rating: 4 Okay I believe you.
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|3.5 great||Adam | September 6th 12|
Most logical direction for him to take, career-wise. It's a combination of his two most rpopular and well-received albums, Addicted and Deconstruction. It has a soul, and isn't such ra pretentious offering as Ghost was.
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|3.5 great||Mike C | August 21st 12|
Townsend continues to build upon his legacy and further cements himself as one of the most forward thinking, creative and influential artist in modern music.
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|3.0 good||Thompson D. Gerhart STAFF | September 12th 12|
For everything Devin's done previously (especially under the "Project" label), Epicloud comes across as safe, soulless, and, frankly, a little boring. "Kingdom" is easily the most memorable track on the album and it's a re-recording, while the best of the rest are "More!" and "Save Our Now." Other tracks like "Lucky Animals" and "Grace" come across as b-sides from previous project outings that lack the same kind of personal passion. While the quartet of Ki, Ghost, Addicted, and Deconstruction may not have always had the most serious lyrics in the world, the arrangements were unique, forward-thinking, and easily some of the most personal and reflective of Devin's career.rEpicloud, on the other hand, seems like the stale remnants of those projects - forgettable, if not a little enjoyable in the moment.
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|3.5 great||KILL | September 6th 12|
if its not the best album ever i dont know what is??????????????????????????????????
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|3.5 great||Kanye West | August 21st 12|
Honestly, this needs more fart jokes otherwise can't 5
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|4.5 superb||TheMightyMasturbator | September 15th 12|
Devin ain't never gonna win with some of you n00bs. He puts Addicted and you call it too simple. He puts out Deconstruction and you call it too dense. Now he puts out an album that's a perfect Goldilocks ratio between the two, and it still gets rejected by some of you nigs. Fie on all of you.
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|0.0 ||auberginedreamz | September 8th 12|
lol darthmann tried to be clever and failed hard.
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|4.5 superb||Robert Lowe CONTRIBUTOR | September 7th 12|
This is fucking magical AOTY oh boy
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|5.0 classic||Zilla2112 | August 11th 12|
Am I insane if I've given this album a 5 on first listen? Maybe I am, but I absolutely love this. Combining the catchy songwriting and style of 'Addicted', some of the heaviness and orchestration of 'Deconstruction', some quiet sections reminiscent of 'Ghost', 'Epicloud' is the sum of what Devin's achieved over the past three albums, with new elements thrown in (including the gorgeous gospel choir that begins and ends the album). There's songs like "Lucky Animals" and "More!" which are badass, fun goodness, and there's also more emotional sections like those in "Where We Belong", "Divine", "Hold On" and "Angel" that give me chills. Anneke's vocals are stunning as always, and the production is top notch ("Kingdom" sounds incredible!). Even if I've rated it so high so early, I know 'Epicloud' retain its (effervescent) quality. Check out: The whole thing.
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|4.0 excellent||lesalegoose | September 8th 12|
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|5.0 classic||Monica Stokely | September 8th 12|
Gets me wetter than a cold beer on a hot day, Dev's best work yet
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|1.0 awful||Ruezann | September 5th 12|
Objectively the worst album ever made. If you disagree you're wrong.
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|5.0 classic||castleberry | September 2nd 12|
I'm completely going by the listening party video that he posted, but this kicks so much ass. it's sad he had to take the video down though.
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|0.0 ||prog sux | September 13th 12|
album cover sux for once, don't look at me i haven't listened to it nor can i bother
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|4.0 excellent||Shadein | September 12th 12|
At first, this might seem like the perfect album. Combining heaviness with catchy pop
melodies with a bombastic production and songs that leave you with a "happy" feeling. But
upon further inspection, you realize these melodies are very familiar, we've heard them all
before (The melody of Save Our Now sounds dangerously similar to The Island by Pendulum).
And while there is a lot going on musically, the instrumentation of individual instruments
can be very simple. For example, listen to the guitar in the beginning and verses of Grace
and you hear that he literally plays the same chord over and over just chugged in a
different pattern. If you can get past these nuances, it truly is a beautiful album.
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|3.5 great||Whispered4tw | September 8th 12|
I can?t believe some people are still expecting Devin to ever record a new SYL album. Let the guy be happy.
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|4.5 superb||Motiv3 | September 7th 12|
Save Our Now is like the greatest thing ever. Album rules so hard.
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|4.5 superb||Eugene Kamrass | July 1st 14|
I'm giving this album a good 4.3. It is magnificent, beautiful, and powerful (emphasis on this word haha). It is one of those albums that never became boring and it has a lot of variety. I can only be critical of one aspect on the album, which is that there are a couple of moments in songs where there is way to much going on in the "wall of sound" and it is slightly overbearing. I only have one last thing to say, anyone up for another metal musical??? :D
|3.5 great||Micah-Nahum Ferguson is reading again. | October 16th 13|
An indefinitely polarizing album that will leave you with an indescribable feeling. It might be too weighty for its own good, but it certainly is EPIC... and, God, is it LOUD.
|4.0 excellent||William Lim | June 22nd 13|
Epicloud is big, operatic and filled with anthem choruses...and it seems like that is all it needs to be.
|4.0 excellent||Nick Porcaro | November 5th 12|
A real grower. Not the most innovative release in his catalog, but one of the most fun. And god damn..."Angel" is a candidate for song of the year.
|0.0 ||Alex Beebe | October 28th 12|
Geez, we have albums released under the name "Devin Townsend", and we also got albums
released under "The Devin Townsend Band", and "The Devin Townsend Project". How extensively
over-complicated can a solo discography get without deviating too far away from the point of
solo work defining the artist themselves? And just how different can these solo albums be
from each other to justify being categorized under names that are not so different from each
other? Who knows, all that really matters now is that fortunately, Townsend's latest release
under The Devin Townsend Project name Epicloud is drastically different from all his
previous work both solo, and with Strapping Young Lad. It's a slick and polished album, the
closest he's come to mainstream rock and - dare I say - pop. While an album as polished as
this may be an area as of yet unexplored by Townsend and other metal guitarist's solo work
as well, the mainstream rock sound isn't new territory in general even if it's new to him,
and he unfortunately falls to some of the genre's conventions here and there. Still though,
even if it's sound isn't too experimental, Townsend seamlessly slides into this poppy new
sound, and most pop music would sound a hell of a lot better if it was helmed by Townsend as
skillfully as it is here on Epicloud.
|4.0 excellent||Travis Montgomery | September 27th 12|
This definitely isn't a "Classic" worthy of a 5, but it's still nothing to sneeze at. Put simply it is "Addicted pt. 2", if you absolutely loved his work on that then you'll absolutely love this. If you prefer his heavier or more progressive works like City or Ghost, then this will undoubtedly seem a waste of an album. As for me I personally can't get enough of (not so)HevyDevy's brand of "Pop-Metal". 4.1/5
|4.0 excellent||TheNotrap | September 25th 12|
Devin is without a doubt a very talented musician and even if we find some recycled ideas on "Epicloud" his songwriting is undeniably interesting.
|4.5 superb||xplosive59 | September 21st 12|
Album on its own gets a 4 from me, consistently great but nothing new for Devin really. Best
track off the 1st disc is Where We Belong in my opinion, sounds very Ocean Machine era Devin
and has a very nice chord progression. Kingdom, Liberation and Angel deserve mentions. The
Deluxe Edition edition gets a 5 from me, really amazing songs on the second disc, mainly
Heatwave, Quietus, Happy Birthday and Love and Marriage. Overall, this is an album that
really needs the second disc for it to be classed among the greats of Terria and Ocean
Machine: Biomech but great on its own if a bit lacking in some areas. 4.5/5
|0.0 ||in the house of JOINT | September 12th 12|
Another excellent release. We might not ever hear the likes of SYL again. And I'm just fine with that.
|3.5 great||zaruyache | September 12th 12|
The manliest singalong metal these ears have ever heard. Watch your back, Manowar.
|1.0 awful||Detritivore | September 11th 12|
This suck. If you want jokes, wankery and more jokes this is for you
|3.0 good||xVision | September 9th 12|
Album's good... It just seems too repetitive after a while. "Save Our Now" has to be the best track on the album, followed by "Grace".
|3.0 good||bloc | September 9th 12|
This makes up for Ki, Ghost, and Deconstruction.
|0.0 ||tlatlino | September 8th 12|
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|2.0 poor||Decapod | September 8th 12|
Meh. Devin, please record another SYL album. PLEASE!
|3.5 great||Matte Bailey | September 8th 12|
what the fuck is this shit its all happy and shit not metal at all fuck you devin you ruined my life
|3.5 great||Lambda | September 8th 12|
Deconstruction is one of his most popular and well-received albums? Huh?
|0.0 ||Dr. Luke Sarazine | September 8th 12|
Hahahahahah I', too drunk for this shit waht he fuck am i doing with my life
|0.0 ||someguest | September 7th 12|
his last two albums absolutely sucked massive amounts of dick, but if this is similar to addicted it should be at least listenable.
|4.0 excellent||iambandersnatch | September 7th 12|
This isn't quite a 5 for me (even though I fanboy for DT probably more than anyone on this
site). But it's still amazeballs. Doesn't officially come out for another 2 weeks - no
review page to discuss it in :-s
As some people have mentioned, it combines successful elements of several of his previous
albums. This should really bring together the people who liked Addicted/his other softer
stuff but not Decon/SYL and vice versa.
|3.5 great||TheFantasticDangler | September 6th 12|
A perfect mix of Deconstruction and Addicted. Devin's musical and production genius on display.
|4.5 superb||demon of surveillance | September 6th 12|
Epicloud is just simply epic. HevyDevy returns with a masterpiece that could easily go down as the best album of 2012. Combining his signature metal elements with new musical theatrics, Devin Townsend has presented us with yet another mindblowing album.
|4.5 superb||bigguytoo9 | September 6th 12|
AWESOME album, I just saw Devin perform a good chunk of these songs live last night w/ Katatonia. Grace might be the best song on here. Cant wait to get my hands on a cd copy.
|4.5 superb||Comatorium. | September 6th 12|
I don't even know what to say. It's epic. And loud.
|5.0 classic||Skubny | September 5th 12|
Even with Devin's talking over it, it's one of his best overall productions since long time. Fans of his DTB times will be pleased, as much as fans of his DTP times. This album has it all. Simply EPIC!!!
|0.0 ||G.M.B. | August 21st 12|
4.6/5 best new album cover
|4.0 excellent||Dying. Feed us? | August 20th 12|
Devy does the 80s, and he does it better than the 80s did.
|3.5 great||Lochte | February 15th 15|
|4.0 excellent||Ryuujin | January 23rd 15|
|3.0 good||Peeps9 | January 22nd 15|
|3.5 great||eissev | December 4th 14|
|4.0 excellent||A.W.L | November 21st 14|
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|3.5 great||Spag | November 3rd 14|
|3.0 good||Titan | October 21st 14|
|3.0 good||Laddie | October 19th 14|
|4.0 excellent||ariich | October 4th 14|
|3.0 good||kyjelly | September 29th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Henry | September 29th 14|
|3.5 great||Conor | August 14th 14|
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