Devin Townsend Empath
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Gyromania
March 29th 2019


29909 Comments


out of all the albums i've heard, i could compile a mixtape of probably 10 really worthwhile songs. would be far easier to compile an album of bad ones.

DoofDoof
March 29th 2019


8206 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

I haven't listened to Alien

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
March 29th 2019


11773 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"he even bad mouths other music"



Lolwut?

Relinquished
March 29th 2019


44605 Comments


"He has a whole thing, it is almost like a religion, he even bad mouths other music - it's a 'safe space' for operatic rock people."

lol link it

DoofDoof
March 29th 2019


8206 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Qwerty's old account before it got blocked on RYM was my source on all things Townsend - he was a huge fanboy and took great pride linking stuff where Townsend would basically claim his music was 'proper music' and certain other music was 'lesser'.



Sadly Qwerty's account is now ashes.

BigBlob
March 29th 2019


5524 Comments


"I haven't listened to Alien"

its the tits. and im not even close to being a DT fanboi

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
March 29th 2019


11773 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Looks like this has turned into gossiputnikmusic.com

Gyromania
March 29th 2019


29909 Comments


are you new here?

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
March 29th 2019


11773 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah, I must be. Can't remember the last time someone disliked a musician's music because someone once told them they shit talked other music. Lol.



Reminds me of an ex flatmate who disliked Jason Momoa and didn't watch anything he was in because he supposedly cheated on Lisa Bonet. xD

DoofDoof
March 29th 2019


8206 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Fair enough, it could be me mixing stuff up - that account is gone and Qwerty had his own 'anti-hipster' music agenda - I seemed to remember he linked some Dev stuff to support that, maybe not. I can't go check now.



Anyway, Dev has a very loyal fanbase who will follow him to Ziltoid and what have you

Gyromania
March 29th 2019


29909 Comments


lmao. i just meant there's a lot of gossip on sputnik in general. i don't think that's why doof dislikes this, but i think it fuels the fire. i can't say whether or not i like this, probably won't listen, based on his discog though i can assume i won't dig this.

bgillesp
March 29th 2019


7226 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Gonna slap a 4 on this for now, but it definitely could grow once I give it a few more listens

DoofDoof
March 29th 2019


8206 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Also I never said I don't like Townsend, to me he's just another Joe making music, I don't have a Ziltoid tattoo but I quite like his earlier stuff



So to me then it's always interesting when you can't listen to an artist because they go so...deeply in one direction that turns you off



It's fascinating. I really liked Qwerty's account, best user on RYM until they banned him, so I had a weird fascination with Townsend as that was his favourite artist - and it made me try a few more of his albums.



That's the story.

bgillesp
March 29th 2019


7226 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Also, doof, I’d bet anything he was linking was from before 2007 if it was real. Dev cleaned up and mellowed our around that time, having a kid and going sober.

parksungjoon
March 29th 2019


19553 Comments


hot take coming through

devy's epic fart opera metal so random xddd shit is meh at best but almost everything else is solid to amazing

Digging: Nuclear Death - Bride of Insect

parksungjoon
March 29th 2019


19553 Comments


obviously not like the hummer and shit but the old stuff, most the syl stuff, ki, ghost, accelerated evolution, addicted

its good shit

parksungjoon
March 29th 2019


19553 Comments


and casualties of cool obv

DarkSideOfLucca
March 29th 2019


14990 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I dunno man, I think Addicted is super fun, theres tons of great stuff off of Ghost, Casualties of Cool is great...





I mean there are a few albums I don't like as much but I'm not really feeling any of these arguments tbh



I also don't get a cultish vibe from Devin fans at all like I do from bands like Tool or Radiohead.



Every Devin fan I've come across has been pretty chill and level headed. I mean they're cool with their artist going into pop and country territory lol

DoofDoof
March 29th 2019


8206 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

bgillesp - Could be, he did link very old stuff.



Wish his account was still there because he was very entertaining and any Townsend fan should have given it a peruse.



Too many sensitive souls complained about him, but in reality his lists and reviews were always intended to be humorous rather than insulting.

bgillesp
March 29th 2019


7226 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Dev fans, myself included (although I try to avoid going to much into this), do tend to have a “he can do no wrong” complex. Most of his hardcore fans look at him as a supreme musical genius, and while I tend to side with that, I can see how it comes across as cultish.



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