New Devin Townsend track

2019-02-22 by Toondude | 72 Comments
Canadian prog rock mastermind Devin Townsend has officially released the first song, entitled "Genesis", off of his upcoming record, Empath. The album is currently scheduled to be released on March 29th.

'Genesis'


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Toondude10
February 22nd 2019
13748 Comments


yep, it rules

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BigPleb
February 22nd 2019
57551 Comments


Craziest track of 2019 so far, had to be Devy.

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Scheumke
February 22nd 2019
398 Comments


Song is amazing, video is crazy. Jup, definitely Devy.

Metalrain
February 22nd 2019
569 Comments


Dev reaction channel when?

Flugmorph
February 22nd 2019
20815 Comments


he has gone full autistic experimentation and i love it

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Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
February 22nd 2019
41425 Comments


best shit he's dropped since Casualties, so good

PyramidNoise
February 22nd 2019
271 Comments


Slaps.

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tyman128
February 22nd 2019
1244 Comments


he basically just put everything he’s done previously in one song... and it’s amazing

DungeonBoy
February 22nd 2019
5645 Comments


Can't get into his music, but love the guy as a human

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bloc
February 22nd 2019
54734 Comments


Not good

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PostMesmeric
February 22nd 2019
744 Comments


Pretty good.

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
February 22nd 2019
15120 Comments


What a video, what a song, what a man.

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SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
February 22nd 2019
8190 Comments


Batshit crazy. And I love it!

ReiniEden
February 22nd 2019
31 Comments


I love Devin, but I didn't really like this.

BenThatsMyJamin
February 22nd 2019
2394 Comments


"Can't get into his music, but love the guy as a human"

And I love this wholesome response (:

Jammed 5 times on the way to work this morning, gets better every time

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
February 22nd 2019
8190 Comments


"Jammed 5 times on the way to work this morning, gets better every time"

Dude, I meant to listen to this then get down to listening to the new Dream Theater joint, but I've listened to this three times in a row and haven't yet started on the other DT. :D

TheNotrap
February 22nd 2019
9897 Comments


Cool video, the song is also nice

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BenThatsMyJamin
February 22nd 2019
2394 Comments


"Dude, I meant to listen to this then get down to listening to the new Dream Theater joint, but I've listened to this three times in a row and haven't yet started on the other DT. :D"

Haha think you did it in the wrong order my man, this is too addictive. Though Devy just tweeted that you shouldn't over-listen to it on its own and wait for the full album!

bgillesp
February 22nd 2019
6727 Comments


I listened once and will now wait as was my plan all along

ThatDude
February 22nd 2019
59 Comments


The most unplayable live song.

BigPleb
February 22nd 2019
57551 Comments


Yeah this gets better with every listen.

This album is gonna be such a trip.

Monstar1790
February 22nd 2019
173 Comments


A huge grower, and this is just the overture.

Digging: Devin Townsend - Empath

Scheumke
February 22nd 2019
398 Comments


Chuu-chuu, all aboard the hype train!

botb
February 22nd 2019
12701 Comments


The most unplayable live song [2]

I love this dude, and I really like some of the stuff he’s done over the years, and I get this is just fun and not to be taken seriously but it’s a little bit too all over the place for me.

Gmork89
February 22nd 2019
7809 Comments


One of the most spastic songs he's done, and that's saying something.

pjquinones747
February 22nd 2019
2918 Comments


Hell yeah. I'm stoked to listen to this.

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SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
February 22nd 2019
8190 Comments


"Though Devy just tweeted that you shouldn't over-listen to it on its own and wait for the full album!"

Well, fuck. Too late for that innit?

BenThatsMyJamin
February 22nd 2019
2394 Comments


I'm gonna listen once more with the vid as I haven't seen it yet, then will try and hold off until the full release

Gmork89
February 22nd 2019
7809 Comments


As an overture it could definitely work depending on the rest of the album, it's a little too spastic for me though and never really allows any particular moment to get going enough for it to be enjoyable.

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
February 22nd 2019
8190 Comments


While we all have lots of bands that influence still, we all rip off BTBAMMM!!!!

necropig
February 22nd 2019
5153 Comments


Not a good listen

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chemicalmarriage
February 22nd 2019
2947 Comments


A great listen

Meridiu5
February 22nd 2019
1799 Comments


wow

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DarkSideOfLucca
February 22nd 2019
14619 Comments


A great listen [2]

trilo
February 22nd 2019
2385 Comments


liked this more on 2nd listen

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Ebola
February 22nd 2019
3517 Comments


this fucking HITS

Toondude10
February 22nd 2019
13748 Comments


yeah this just gets better with every listen

impoppy
February 22nd 2019
2142 Comments


Idk I've seen Devin pull off a lot of songs live in person that I never would have expected to be possible so we'll see. Song slaps.

Veldin
February 22nd 2019
3804 Comments


damn fine song

zaruyache
February 22nd 2019
20544 Comments


Preordered and feelin the 🔥 🔥

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
February 22nd 2019
8190 Comments


Devy always plays with a zillion backing tracks. Pulling something off live is never his concern.

MarkvandenBerg
February 23rd 2019
126 Comments


Loving this


misho87233
February 23rd 2019
12 Comments


Great song, great video

DarkNoctus
February 23rd 2019
10740 Comments


yeah i'm not feeling this

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CalculatingInfinity
February 23rd 2019
8824 Comments


What a lovely fella :]

Whole vid is great.

RustCohle
February 23rd 2019
253 Comments


as much as I like Devin, but this seems way to overloaded for me, a little less would have been nicer here.

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SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
February 23rd 2019
8190 Comments


Interesting how divisive this is.

pizzamachine
February 23rd 2019
14137 Comments


Terrible/fun song.

InFlamesWeThrash666
February 23rd 2019
8799 Comments


disjointed but kinda fun at the same time

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Monstar1790
February 23rd 2019
173 Comments


RustCohle, Dev's the first to admit that about this song. Give the rest of the album a try, this is essentially a 6-minute mess of a summary.

JJKeys
February 23rd 2019
1042 Comments


Hocus pocus, this song has no focus

Halfman
February 23rd 2019
233 Comments


I don't get it.

Whispered4tw
February 23rd 2019
868 Comments


It's not bad, but I really miss the times where Devin knew how to be down to earth with his music as well, and not just all-out bombastic all the time.

Song sounds like he took 10 tracks, cut them to pieces and put them all together into one giant Frankenstein creation. It's definitely creative, but not an enjoyable listening experience per se. Might grow on me, who knows.

zaruyache
February 24th 2019
20544 Comments


it's literally the overture for the album and encompasses like every style portrayed by all the other songs.

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
February 24th 2019
8190 Comments


So there's a song that's just meowing cats? I'm not sure how I feel about that...

zaruyache
February 24th 2019
20544 Comments


not every style like every style NUANCE.

BenThatsMyJamin
February 24th 2019
2394 Comments


It is an overture, but also bear in mind that Devin kinda shook some creative shackles by disbanding DTP so at least the first album in this era is bound to be pretty cray

AgentDeathbat
February 24th 2019
9596 Comments


This is insane, I love it. God damn all these brilliant albums coming out.

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ItsTheSquirrel
February 24th 2019
203 Comments


Doesn’t reslly work as a single, but damn this got me hyped for the album

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DarkNoctus
February 24th 2019
10740 Comments


yeah after several listens i'm really not on board. i'll still listen to the record but every time i think i'm getting into it he suddenly shifts to another idea completely. it's too zany and sporadic for its own good for me. i understand that's obviously the point but eh, just not for me.

GreyShadow
February 25th 2019
2947 Comments


This is gonna be AOTY. Track doesn’t even sound human

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JJKeys
February 25th 2019
1042 Comments


I can confirm that the rest of the album is less scatterbrained than this song - it's easily the worst track on the record. Rest is pretty neat - still very grandiose as modern Devin seems very keen to maintain that

BenThatsMyJamin
February 25th 2019
2394 Comments


How u get???

JJKeys
February 25th 2019
1042 Comments


I have my sources. Anyway, the album's second half is definitely stronger, it takes a while to build up momentum - though I'm not rating it above Ziltoid or Deconstruction just yet

Toondude10
February 25th 2019
13748 Comments


in other words he pirated it

*calls the cops*

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
February 25th 2019
41425 Comments


if this is the worst song on the album the album is top 3 devy lol

BenThatsMyJamin
February 26th 2019
2394 Comments


Hmm if Zilt and Decon are your standards I'm not sure we'd agree on the album anyway

Firedust
February 26th 2019
654 Comments


Wtf did I just listen to lol

Gmork89
February 26th 2019
7809 Comments


What Ben said, those are near the bottom of my ranking.

DarkNoctus
February 26th 2019
10740 Comments


yeah the zany, scatterbrained devin aren't my speed

Djang0
February 26th 2019
319 Comments


Like a btbam song

iambandersnatch
February 28th 2019
1804 Comments


"As an overture it could definitely work depending on the rest of the album, it's a little too spastic for me though and never really allows any particular moment to get going enough for it to be enjoyable."

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