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flying_phoenix
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Join date: Mar 2004
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#1
I just picked up Synchestra yesterday, and I absolutlely love it. Devin is amazing, a true pride of Canada. I must say I'm more inclined towards DTB than Strapping, although they're both incredible, DTB is just far more interesting, it makes me want to listen more. It's Devin townsend, so they're really well known, any other fans here? I'm sure there would be. Feel free to talk about strapping as well, "The New Black" is on the way
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#2
I LOVE teh Dev! And I agree, DTB has a lot more going for it than SYL, even though I love them both to death. No DTB record has been a downer, while I really only listen to two SYL cds. He's a master songwriter, and uses ambience to full astounding effect. Plus, his guitar tone is so.... lush lol. Thats the only word I can think for it.

And then theres the little quirks, like the polka song, or the country/bluegrass breakdown followed by a Steve Vai solo... just brilliant.

I can't say enough, but he definetely is a true pride of Canada.

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#3
Damn straight reed! lol. TeH sKuLlEt OnWs j00!!
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#4
It does! Especially when he doesn't wash it for long enough that it forms dreads on its own. ****ING METAL
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LedZeppelin
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#5
Hahaha. I thought he was wearing a bald cap the first time I saw an SYL video. Isn't the DTB more progressive rock-y? I remember hearing one of their songs a while back but don't recall what exactly it sounded like.
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#6
Yeah its sorta prog rock/metal. It's still awesome though.
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#7
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It does! Especially when he doesn't wash it for long enough that it forms dreads on its own. ****ING METAL


Lol. That made my day right there. Only Devin could create such a masterpiece. lol. Let's make him honorary ruler of the Metal Forum. lmao.
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#9
Devin Townsend is killa. Terria is one of the most out there albums I've ever heard. It's fantastic though. First time I heard it was with a friend and we got all stoned... It was like I went into another world listening to that ****. Then I listened to the album on shrooms... And well I was in another world then.
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#10
Townsend is a God. Synchestra is amazing.

Infinity is great also... he checked himself into an institution apparently to get help for bi-polar disorder shortly after its release. He's just an awesome guy... really intelligent and he overcame such a crazy illness and such bad luck with Vai to start not only his own bands, but his own record company.

His production is always awesome... I love when he gets a choir to sing something. His stuff in Ayreon's The Human Equation is some of the best on that album. Townsend rules.
somepunkkid
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#11
Just pointing out that there is a SYL thread at the bottom of the page.

Im gna be contrary here and say that i like his SYL stuff better. I mean ive listened to City more times then every other non-metallica album i have. Imo nothing beats it
Dyer's Eve
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#12
I love them both equally. I appreciate them both for their sort of 'ying-yang' qualities. One being All-Out Rape and the other Making Love, if you understand what I mean (uhuhuh..)

Devin is one of the very few who deserve the overused description of 'Genius'.
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#14
Quote by Dyer's Eve

Devin is one of the very few who deserve the overused description of 'Genius'.


I completly agree, allmost all his work is awsome.
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Scourge441
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#17
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along with arjen lucassen the greatest genius in metal today

There was an Ayreon thread a while ago. I think it died.

Arjen Lucassen and Devin Townsend > yours, mine, and everyone else's souls.
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#18
I got Terria way back when. I was like intially but it grew on me and Devin Townsend became one of the few people to combat the negative images of Canadians for me (e.g Celine Dion, Alanis Morrisette, other boring crap)

I still prefer Terria to his other albums though,Synchestra, despite is greatness, felt a bit random as an album when compared to Terria or even Accelerated Evolution...
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GoodCharloteSux
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#19
I love the Vampira video made me laugh alot.
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#20
Heck freakin' yes.

He's Canadian, seriously you gotta show some pride. The music is amazing, and Terria along with Infinity is a staple of my record collection.
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#22
City is the best metal album ever.

But moving on, I haven't heard much DTB except for a few tracks I downloaded from the Hevy Devy site and the Vampira edit that was on a Terrorizer sampler once. But they sound ****in' awesome, as I should really expect from the great man himself.
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#23
Havent heard any Devin Townsend Band, although I do like SYL.

Also, happy birthday to Devin! He's 34 today.
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#24
i got the chance to eat with all of DTB at a local pub after the Opeth/Dark Tranq show in Providence. Awesome group of guys aswell.
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#25
devin townsend is ****ing awsome. i like how he thinks musically, especially in synchetstra
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#26
Devin Townsend is pure genius, I have Terria, Accelerated Evolution, and Synchestra, just great stuff. "Storm", "Earth Day", "Deadhead", "Pixillate", pure ownage. Makes me proud to be Canadian
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#27
I haven't heard much of DTB, although I love Strapping Young Lad.
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#28
^^^ Albums: Infinity, Terria, Synchestra

Songs: Canada, Nobody's Here, Sunset, War, Noisy Pink Bubbles, Judgement

Yeaahhh, DT owns me and my soul, absolute genius, cant get enough of dtb or syl uhu *creams*
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#29
Lol am I the only one who likes Biomech?
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#30
I like Biomech..I just prefer others over it ...lol...But I do like it.
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#31
Bah. That was his best guitar tone, and my favorite use of synths he did. He's gotten better with ambience, but I still think that was a right proper quality album.
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#32
It was a great album..but to each his own..lol
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#33
Biomech is Great... Hell anything Dev is great... but I think I'm just taking preference to Accelerated Evolution. I love 'Suicide'. Great Solo.
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#34
Took me a while to get into Devin Townsend. Found his stuff quite annoying and couldnt get over the fact that there were come really cool bits in his songs and then all of a sudden, something really bizzare would kick in. A little twisted. After several attempts to try and get his stuff, something clicked and I cant get enough of it all ! Not really heard much SYL but I think I'm gonna have to invest in some.
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#35
i like DTB alot, but i find myself getting bored of them after listening to them then i just pop in SYL and im good.
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#37
What be the best Devin Townsend album?
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#38
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What be the best Devin Townsend album?


From the few I've heard, Accelerated Evolution, but you can't go wrong with any of his albums.
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#39
i only have terria. i didnt like it at first, but it really grew on me. i enjoy it time to time.
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#40
Personally, I think i'm most inclined to Accelerated Evolution. But you can't go wrong with anything the Dev releases.
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