Devin Townsend Empath
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SitarHero
April 6th 2019


12785 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I don't know if it's an unpopular opinion, but that's one of my fave tracks on the album.

ExhaleTheLight
April 6th 2019


1096 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Whoever the poor sod that’s going to play Singularity live with Devy I give him a huge credit because the liner notes say all three drummers (who have distinct styles) played on that song.

SitarHero
April 6th 2019


12785 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Probs gonna be Anup Sastry, but I don't imagine Devy's gonna be performing very much of this live.

Veldin
April 6th 2019


4196 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

he's touring solo acoustic rn and live videos are pretty fun. "Love?" has a crazy rendition. might go see that, but I can't imagine seeing Empath live with a full band

Digging: Ad Nauseam - Imperative Imperceptible Impulse

iambandersnatch
April 6th 2019


1887 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"It's not ADD per se, but I just found it generally a little pointless."



i was saying the other tracks can be pretty ADD and it isn't, but regardless, a song on the album is "pointless" but you gave it a 5?

SitarHero
April 7th 2019


12785 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I gave this album a 5 because of the scope of it's ambition. An album doesn't have to be perfect in order to be a classic.

Meridiu5
April 7th 2019


3289 Comments


Something that devin has yet to understand with his music is that the message you actually send is often very different from the message you are intending to send

Scheumke
April 7th 2019


1964 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

In what way does that matter though? The message people take out of it will always differ from person to person anyway. Also if you watch the documentary its clear that he created this as much (maybe even more) for himself as for the listener. It's the very reason he stopped the DTP.

SitarHero
April 7th 2019


12785 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

"Something that devin has yet to understand with his music is that the message you actually send is often very different from the message you are intending to send"

Ohhh shit we've got a Devin whisperer here!

SouthAmericanGhost
April 7th 2019


16 Comments


@ExhaleTheLight i didnt care for Boderlands at first listens but now i like it. I would say Spirits Will Collide is the weakest link imo, it didn't click on me.

ExhaleTheLight
April 7th 2019


1096 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Spirits has one of Devy’s catchiest chrous’ ever

GreyShadow
April 8th 2019


4527 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Evermore might be my favorite atm. I didn't really like it as a single but wow, it's such a satisfying listen

Scheumke
April 8th 2019


1964 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

"Probs gonna be Anup Sastry, but I don't imagine Devy's gonna be performing very much of this live."



Following is from the website of one of the venue's he's coming to on his european tour:

Scheumke
April 8th 2019


1964 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

“I am proud to announce that for the first 'band' tour of the Empath cycle, I am going to stretch my wings in ways I have not had the opportunity to do before and tour with a 'backing band' that can shift and morph as the music dictates instead of adhering to a click track. […] I have spent considerable effort think about the things I wanted to do for these shows, and one thing I came out of DTP with was the awareness that I wanted to incorporate a more improvisational element to what I do. With the best players I can find, my plan is to interpret my back catalogue, as well as the Empath material, in ways that may change nightly. Less computers, and less of a rigid structure. I want to use Volume 1 as a way to bring my music to people in a potentially new way.” – Devin Townsend

PyramidNoise
April 8th 2019


543 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I'm starting to really get into Sprite now. I love the ambience of it. Makes me really want Dev to do a slightly darker and more minimalist ambient guitar album.

BenThatsMyJamin
April 8th 2019


3795 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The final part of Singularity has to be the highlight here

SitarHero
April 8th 2019


12785 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

@sheumke that's awesome. One of the long running critiques Devys live shows is that it's to sterile because so much of it is backing tracks. I am very curious to see what a stripped down improvisational Devy has to offer.



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