Devin Townsend   Empath
3.8
excellent
Release Date: 2019
Tracklist

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0.0 former sputnik's home post-punk maester | September 28th 18

"Guys literally only want one thing and it's fucking disgusting!"

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1.0 awfulDoofDoof | March 29th 19

Symphonic 'intermittent-blast-beat' Disney-prog disaster = deaf by cheese consumption

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5.0 classiccoma2rium | March 26th 19

I said it was gonna be the greatest god damn album ever and would ya listen to that, it is the greatest god damn album ever.

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0.0 Brendan Schroer | December 9th 18

starboystargirl is just butthurt because Ziltoid didn't enjoy the coffee he gave him

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5.0 classicMonstar1790 | February 22nd 19

The culmination of 22 albums in almost as many years. This is something special.

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0.0 necropig | November 27th 18

Samus66 doing some drums on this albvm, OHHH YURRRRRR

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4.5 superbandersvisa | April 4th 19

His best album since deconstruction, and the closest to that album in terms of the prog elements and heaviness. Near perfect return to form after a few good but somewhat boring Devin Townsend Band projects

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4.5 superbPyramidNoise | February 22nd 19

Why do people give actual ratings to albums
before they come out. Single slaps hard
though.


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4.5 superbScheumke | February 22nd 19

New single!!! Holy fuck it's glorious. So much hype for this album.

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0.0 Slex CONTRIBUTOR | March 26th 19

Holy shit Between The Buried And Me just keep getting worse, bin it

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3.0 goodJJKeys | October 25th 18

This album cover is beat for beat just The Beach Boys' 'Summer in Paradise'

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2.5 averagesvinariezas | December 9th 19

Pop music with distorted guitars and blast beats. Heavily overproduced. Happy happy smiles everyone is so positive oh my god world is beautiful vibe.

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3.0 goodDoublez38 | November 26th 19

Honestly I wasn't thrilled and won over by Empath, I understand that it could please the metal player or prog fan, it's super well produced, Devin Townsend is a great multi instrumentalist, but unfortunately all too often I found that it was just smoke and mirrors. I find that you are swayed by it everywhere, wanting to be epic but almost systematic I gradually pass to love, but there are some things missing that I can't describe. Besides, I didn't like the Disney style incorporation, it loses all its charm. It's still a good album though

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2.5 averageManiacBlasphemer | September 26th 19

Whenever DT goes the extra mile to pointlessly praise an album before its release, you know something fishy is going to happen. And it happened. This is DT literally venturing into Disney music (the metal variety). He came close on previous albums to this sound/songwriting, but he was inspired enough to pull more creative tunes, not these mostly boring, cringy tunes. No terrific tracks, 3 decent ones (Borderlands, Requiem and Adrift) and a totally worthless bonus disk which contains the hands-down worst DT track ever released, This is Your Life. The fact that DT has run out of ideas on this record is proven by the incessant need to rehash material from the Deconstruction album, which wasn't particularly great either but much better than 80% of the material here. A lot of stuff is also rehashed from Sky Blue/Dark Matters. How the hell can you transgress from a SYL/Deconstruction track such as Hear Me to a Disney/Broadway track like Why? Only DT knows. I rest my case.

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4.0 excellentDeadwing2112 | September 25th 19

Empath is Devin Townsend's magnum opus for his wall of sound.

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3.5 greatfantalas | August 2nd 19

I still don't really understand this album after quite a lot listens. but it's definitely creative so I'm gonna give it 7.5/10 whatever.

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3.5 greatcjbizzlebizzle | June 10th 19

Empath is an album that has a lot of great moments but in the end is just too busy and unfocused even for the prog/avant spectrum of metal. It seems like every time Devin comes up with a great riff or hook it will change within seconds without much rhyme or reason or transition to a new riff. Obviously this album is experimental and quite the adventure but at times it is just too jumbled. Devin deserves credit for the warm and uplifting atmosphere. The variety of the vocals is fantastic. The breadth of instruments and sounds is staggering. There is a great balance between the symphonic, lighthearted episodes and Devin's throwback to near Strapping Young Lad heaviness. This album has it all, it could just be sewn together with more care and probably be about 10-15 minutes shorter. Rather than a fluid concept, Empath at times just feels like a greatest hits of musical styles Devin effectively creating mashed together.

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2.0 poorMitch | May 16th 19

There are so many sub-par aspects of this record. There is consistently too much shit going on all
at once, and nothing ever comes together as a cohesive whole. Clocking in at a meaty 75 minutes, I
could not wait for this thing to end.

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2.5 averagededex | April 9th 19

The songwriting is great, but this kind of symphonic/Disney metal is absolutely not my cup of tea. 2.7

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2.5 averageChino smoking it up! | April 8th 19

Metal and Disney are definitely not compatible, although I think everyone should listen and acknowledge this man's talent at least once in their life. I started today. I know this could never be considered average but here's a 2.5 in amusement and laughter. Recd Track - Hear Me

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0.0 MCDEst2001 | January 19th 19

Devin Townsend is a beautiful prog-metal egg. Joking aside, this dude probably has my personal favourite voice in music right now. Looking forward towards seeing what this album has to offer.

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0.0 JE | January 17th 19

INDEED!

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4.5 superbspaceisstrange | November 27th 18

How the fuck am I supposed to wait until March for this?!

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