Metal thread \m/

Discussion in 'The Music & Movies Forum' started by adamkungl, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. perverse

    perverse Referee

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Messages:
    22,101
    Likes Received:
    1,317
    Devin Townsend - Empath is an absolute triumph. A masterwork by a master craftsman. He somehow fits every damn genre/sound he's ever created in there... and that's just the second song on the album. What's even crazier is how cohesive and logical it seems.



    12/10
     
    Eelectrica and Vic Mackey like this.
  2. mongoose

    mongoose First Grade

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2007
    Messages:
    5,889
    Likes Received:
    1,230
    their best album was The Blackening anyway...
     
    adamkungl likes this.
  3. SpaceMonkey

    SpaceMonkey Referee

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2003
    Messages:
    23,260
    Likes Received:
    5,319
    Yeah they definitely had a second peak around then (the albums either side of that one were good too). Problem is they’ve had repeated phases of Rob forgetting that what he does best is thrash with a bit of groove thrown in and trying to do rap/nu metal shite.
     
    adamkungl likes this.
  4. Eelectrica

    Eelectrica Coach

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2003
    Messages:
    14,709
    Likes Received:
    3,455

    I don't even know where to begin to describe this.
     
    perverse likes this.
  5. Mong

    Mong Post Whore

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2004
    Messages:
    54,282
    Likes Received:
    3,955
    Devil Driver are coming back this year :metal:

    Always a great show.
     
    Eelectrica likes this.
  6. Twizzle

    Twizzle Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Messages:
    136,868
    Likes Received:
    4,866
    I'm one of his biggest fans and have everything he has ever done but this lost me, its a bit too far out there and not really heavy at all.

    Waited ages for it to be released and such a disappointment
     
  7. perverse

    perverse Referee

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Messages:
    22,101
    Likes Received:
    1,317
    He's not going to please everyone all the time, I suppose. I'm in the same boat as you re: everything he's ever done, but I love this. It's like a fusion of all of it. There's some of the heaviest stuff he's done since SYL on this album (Hear Me comes immediately to mind)... not that I really even consider "heaviness" when I consider Devin anymore. He's his own genre in my mind.

    Again though, such an eclectic arrangement is not going to catch everyone's ear. It may be one of those albums that you come back to at another time with a fresh set of ears or a different frame of mind and suddenly it clicks. Dream Theater's The Astonishing comes immediately to mind as a recent one that was like that for me. I couldn't get into it until they released their new album recently, but I really enjoy large portions of it now (although it is undeniably bloated).
     
    Eelectrica likes this.
  8. beave

    beave Coach

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    14,650
    Likes Received:
    5,755
    i still think Through the Ashes is one of their most highly under rated albums, doesn’t get enough love for mine.
     
    Vic Mackey likes this.
  9. Vic Mackey

    Vic Mackey Referee

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    20,042
    Likes Received:
    11,401
    The start to Imperium is fcking amazing

    Speaking of amazing



    Yes, I am very erect
     
    gUt and beave like this.
  10. beave

    beave Coach

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    14,650
    Likes Received:
    5,755
    f**king f**k f**k f**kitty f**k!!! amazeballs, god I hope they go on with it and make some more music together. That is the sound/style they should never have gone away from,
     
    Vic Mackey likes this.
  11. gUt

    gUt Coach

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    14,962
    Likes Received:
    4,007


    love this band
     
  12. zombie jesus

    zombie jesus Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Messages:
    9,300
    Likes Received:
    324
    Agree with this, took a few listens to get Genesis when it came out, Spirits Will Collide was a bit closer to his recent stuff, easier to digest.

    Took me a few listens to get into the album although the back-to-back hit of Hear Me and Why? won me over completely on first listen.

    I haven't gone a day without listening to at least half a dozen tracks since it came out, there's some gold among the bonus tracks as well.
     
  13. perverse

    perverse Referee

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2005
    Messages:
    22,101
    Likes Received:
    1,317
    Yeah me too. It wasn't until the second time I came back to it. It clicked, and I was like oh wow this makes perfect sense. Fantastic.
     
  14. beave

    beave Coach

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    14,650
    Likes Received:
    5,755

    i have literally watched this video 20 times over the last week. I know McClain is probably a technically better drummer, but you cannot deny the feel Kontos has for this song, I mean he helped create it, I just never felt the same way about Davidian when McClain played it.

    So damn good.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2019
    Vic Mackey likes this.
  15. Vic Mackey

    Vic Mackey Referee

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    20,042
    Likes Received:
    11,401
    Totally agree mate. When Lars couldnt do a section of a Metallica tour in the mid 00s Joey from Slipknot filled in however Dave was their next choice, he is obviously well thought of in the metal community.

    People have always referred back to Kontos and wanted him back. Its fairly unusual for a drummer who has only ever played on one major metal album, then basically vanished, to be reverred as he is. Maybe becuase the only work he is known for was a masterpiece, and he missed out on the weird phases MH went through. He just bashes the shit out of the kit.

    Still holding out hope they bring the tour down here.
     
    beave likes this.
  16. beave

    beave Coach

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    14,650
    Likes Received:
    5,755
    The subtle things he does in the song are just superb for mine. The whole album is amazing though, even the next album is very good as well. The Ahrue Luster era is where it went to utter shit.

    Don’t know if you’ve seen this, I pretty much played the VHS copy i had to dust in 1995



    absolutely love this collaboration

    MH have always had a decent following out here, I am praying they man up and come out. I am sure it will be well supported.
     
  17. Vic Mackey

    Vic Mackey Referee

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    20,042
    Likes Received:
    11,401
    I’ve hesrd of it but have never seen/heard it. Cheers will check it out.

    I actually really liked The Burning Red, it was a huge change but I thought it worked. Supercharger was total balls though and Through The Ashes was an amazing return to form.
     
  18. beave

    beave Coach

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    14,650
    Likes Received:
    5,755
    Ashes was their last good album. Burning Red has aged pretty poorly hey.
     
  19. SpaceMonkey

    SpaceMonkey Referee

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2003
    Messages:
    23,260
    Likes Received:
    5,319
    Dragged Into Sunlight just announced tour dates in June, playing in Sydney the day I get back from the USA, with Incantation and Krisiun the following day. No rest of the wicked, haha!

     
  20. Pommy

    Pommy Coach

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2015
    Messages:
    13,067
    Likes Received:
    4,892

Share This Page