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parksungjoon
March 29th 2019


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@bgillesp

it also doesnt help that a lot of the epic fart opera metal shit is pretentious crap that simply isnt good

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kalkwiese
March 29th 2019


5242 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Using the word "pretentious" to criticise music is something for pretentious people lel

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parksungjoon
March 29th 2019


19375 Comments


he admitted so himself but okay

parksungjoon
March 29th 2019


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2015 user trying too hard to own me even though i like dt


like what ????

Relinquished
March 29th 2019


44546 Comments


time to ban all users post-'13

InFlamesWeThrash666
March 29th 2019


9649 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

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



correct

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Gyromania
March 29th 2019


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i love watching people get pissy when someone calls music pretentious. devin townsend absolutely is pretentious. i mean, have you heard deconstruction? come on.

Relinquished
March 29th 2019


44546 Comments


yea that record is fun

parksungjoon
March 29th 2019


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@gyro

and again, he literally admits that himself on some lives ive seen on youtube


Scheumke
March 29th 2019


1722 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

"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. "



I see myself as a Devy fan, but for me his music is really hit or miss. I didn't really like Transcendence, Sky Blue and Z2 all that much so I don't have that complex haha. This hits closer to Deconstruction for me.

@parksungjoon: "Simply isn't good" is in the eye of the beholder I guess, and I beg to differ. He often uses intricate song structures, complex arrangements and strong melodies that I find really enjoyable. It's often in a silly context, yet this is way less so. I find songs like 'The Mighty Masturbator' and 'Singularity' absolutely fantastic songs.

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Scheumke
March 29th 2019


1722 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

And hell yeah it's pretentious. To me, that doesn't make it any less enjoyable though.

BallsToTheWall
March 29th 2019


49953 Comments


Holy shit! Spirits Collide made
My day today.

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
March 29th 2019


11754 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Pretentious, adjective: attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed.



Umm, I'm pretty sure that y'all (even Devy) need a different word than pretentious. Flamboyant and extravagant, maybe? Perhaps even bombastic and overblown, if you're not a fan? I mean, his constant self-deprecation and the fact that he wrote a rock opera about an alien looking for a cup of coffee alone should negate charges of pretentiousness.

parksungjoon
March 29th 2019


19375 Comments


@scheumke

his intricate song structures and complex arrangements were way better on ocean machine and terria vs on deconstruction and later tbh

parksungjoon
March 29th 2019


19375 Comments


@sitar

i think he's a cool guy for sure, especially watching some of his guitar clinics, but some of his music definitely attracts THAT type of prog metal pseudointellectual... the kind who thinks blackwater park is the best album of all time

kalkwiese
March 29th 2019


5242 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Everyone knows it My Arms Your Hease lol

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
March 29th 2019


11754 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Ghost Reveries*



Prog metal is just generally rife with pseudointellectuals. I know as many prog snobs who dislike Devy because of his less than serious attitude as I do who love him, and honestly the Devy devotees are more fun people. Just last week I fired my bass player because he said Devy was a Rob Halford ripoff.



I mean, I didn't fire him because he doesn't like Devy. I fired him because he's clearly hard of hearing and has no business being in a band, even as a bass player. xD

parksungjoon
March 29th 2019


19375 Comments


"and honestly the Devy devotees are more fun people"

fanboys are only fun until they hear a differing opinion lol

Scheumke
March 29th 2019


1722 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Nah, this has been a fun discussion so far hasn't it xD

parksungjoon
March 29th 2019


19375 Comments


scheumke the thing is just because something is complex or layered or intricate doesnt mean its inherently good

i mean dream theater havent put out a good album since like six degrees

and then theres modern tech death

and all the meshuggah ripoffs that couldnt write a coherent song to save their lives



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