History YMMV / DevinTownsend

25th Jun '16 2:18:35 PM Nick7689
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* HeartwarmingMoments: A minor one, but Ziltoid keeping a picture of himself with his wife and child on his desk in ''ZTV 2'' is pretty sweet.
** So much of his solo work is full of these:
*** "Universal Flame" from ''Z2'' finishes with a truly inspiring verse.
--> ''Though you feel you're far gone\\
Never to love again\\
Remember to have faith now\\
The sun will rise again!''
** From the same album, "Before We Die".
--> ''You shall be always with me\\
You'll be the light that guided me through\\
And we may see each other soon\\
This is not goodbye...''
22nd Jun '16 2:39:25 PM Nick7689
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--> You shall be always with me\\

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--> You ''You shall be always with me\\
22nd Jun '16 2:39:02 PM Nick7689
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*** From the same album, "Before We Die".

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*** ** From the same album, "Before We Die".
22nd Jun '16 2:38:28 PM Nick7689
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** So much of his solo work is full of these:
*** "Universal Flame" from ''Z2'' finishes with a truly inspiring verse.
--> ''Though you feel you're far gone\\
Never to love again\\
Remember to have faith now\\
The sun will rise again!''
*** From the same album, "Before We Die".
--> You shall be always with me\\
You'll be the light that guided me through\\
And we may see each other soon\\
This is not goodbye...''
21st Jun '16 2:18:45 PM Nick7689
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** His [[https://youtu.be/mtrHjuzmfww?t=2h56s conversation]] with his "evil self" in The Retinal Circus. It's just a head floating in a black space.
21st Jun '16 2:06:51 PM Nick7689
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** "S.Y.L" from Strapping Young Lad's debut album ''Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing". It starts with a rather cute sounding child telling a story about a bear eating children and suddenly gets overtaken by an eerie droning followed by loud metallic banging until we hear electric sounds accomponied by Devin screaming as loud as he can. The first verse is particularly chilling, not helped by Devin's aggressive, raspy vocals.

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** "S.Y.L" from Strapping Young Lad's debut album ''Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing".Thing''. It starts with a rather cute sounding child telling a story about a bear eating children and suddenly gets overtaken by an eerie droning followed by loud metallic banging until we hear electric sounds accomponied by Devin screaming as loud as he can. The first verse is particularly chilling, not helped by Devin's aggressive, raspy vocals.



** The screaming woman that's heard at the start of "Black Devil". She sounds like she's either writhing in agony, absolutely terrified or both.



What's to be?

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What's to be?be?
** Devin and his friends ''had'' to have smoked ''something'' before making [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMTM8ARWf2c this.]]
15th Jun '16 1:26:51 PM Nick7689
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* NightmareFuel: "Deathscope" off of ''Casualties of Cool''. Sounds like the same ghostly rockabilly as the other songs on [=CoC=] until you notice Devy growling under the main vocals followed by him [[MetalScream screaming at the top of his lungs]] right before a barrage of white noise. This leads into the same simple riff being played as if outside of a vehicle, creating the effect of being left behind. The piece ends with a lonely ambience along with a voice over from Che.

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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"Deathscope" off of ''Casualties of Cool''. Sounds like the same ghostly rockabilly as the other songs on [=CoC=] until you notice Devy growling under the main vocals followed by him [[MetalScream screaming at the top of his lungs]] right before a barrage of white noise. This leads into the same simple riff being played as if outside of a vehicle, creating the effect of being left behind. The piece ends with a lonely ambience along with a voice over from Che.


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** "S.Y.L" from Strapping Young Lad's debut album ''Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing". It starts with a rather cute sounding child telling a story about a bear eating children and suddenly gets overtaken by an eerie droning followed by loud metallic banging until we hear electric sounds accomponied by Devin screaming as loud as he can. The first verse is particularly chilling, not helped by Devin's aggressive, raspy vocals.
--> ''I am the coming of a new age\\
Past your shit by far\\
I was a puzzle in your sick life\\
But will never be a piece anymore\\
Because I worked through your fucking bullshit\\
And I worked through your fucking lies\\
Now I'm working on the edge\\
With a thousand times the stress\\
So I can damn you down to size''
9th May '16 7:08:11 PM CassandraLeo
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Perfoming a sellout show at the legendary [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MBS-KoaDDhA Royal Albert Hall]] in London. He performed the ''Dark Matters'' half of ''Z2'' in its entirety and, in the second set, finally performed "The Death Of Music" for the first time since he wrote it 18 years prior. And it was ''glorious''.

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Perfoming Performing a sellout show at the legendary [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MBS-KoaDDhA Royal Albert Hall]] in London. He performed the ''Dark Matters'' half of ''Z2'' in its entirety and, in the second set, finally performed "The Death Of of Music" for the first time since he wrote it 18 years prior. And it was ''glorious''.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: A shitload of it. But "The Death Of Music" from ''Ocean Machine'' tops them all.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: A shitload of it. But "The Death Of of Music" from ''Ocean Machine'' tops them all.all.
** Album-wise, ''City'', ''Alien'', ''Ocean Machine: Biomech'', ''Infinity'', ''Terria'', ''Ziltoid the Omniscient'', and ''Deconstruction'' are often regarded as some of his finest works.



* FaceOfTheBand: It goes without saying that he's this to the Devin Townsend Project. He was also the most well known member of Strapping Young Lad, though Gene Hoglan gets a lot of attention, too, due to him being considered a god among drummers. Jed Simon seems to be liked by fans since he'sthe only member of the band who Devin is still in touch with. No one ever really took much notice of Byron Stroud.

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* FaceOfTheBand: It goes without saying that he's this to the Devin Townsend Project. He was also the most well known member of Strapping Young Lad, though Gene Hoglan gets a lot of attention, too, due to him being considered a god among drummers. Jed Simon seems to be liked by fans since he'sthe he's the only member of the band who Devin is still in touch with. No one ever really took much notice of Byron Stroud.



%%** Possibly "Relentless", "Oh My Fucking God", "All Hail The New Flesh", "Detox", "Rape Song" and "Shitstorm" for Strapping Young Lad.

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%%** Possibly "Relentless", "Oh My Fucking God", "All Hail The the New Flesh", "Detox", "Rape Song" and "Shitstorm" for Strapping Young Lad.



* NarmCharm: The chorus of "Stagnant" is incredibly cheesy ("And I feel it in my heeeEEEEEeeeeEEAAAAADD! Wooooo..." but the song still manages to be great despite (or because) of it.
* NightmareFuel: "Deathscope" off of Casualties of Cool. Sounds like the same ghostly rockabilly as the other songs on CoC until you notice Devvy growling under the main vocals followed by him [[MetalScream screaming at the top of his lungs]] right before a barrage of white noise. This leads into the same simple riff being played as if outside of a vehicle, creating the effect of being left behind. The piece ends with a lonely ambience along with a voice over from Che.

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* NarmCharm: The chorus of "Stagnant" is incredibly cheesy ("And I feel it in my heeeEEEEEeeeeEEAAAAADD! [=heeeEEEEEeeeeEEAAAAADD=]! Wooooo..." but the song still manages to be great despite (or because) of it.
* NightmareFuel: "Deathscope" off of Casualties ''Casualties of Cool. Cool''. Sounds like the same ghostly rockabilly as the other songs on CoC [=CoC=] until you notice Devvy Devy growling under the main vocals followed by him [[MetalScream screaming at the top of his lungs]] right before a barrage of white noise. This leads into the same simple riff being played as if outside of a vehicle, creating the effect of being left behind. The piece ends with a lonely ambience along with a voice over from Che.



** Regarding instead Strapping Young Lad, the SelfTitledAlbum had a reception similar to: "it's actually good, but ultimately forgettable.". After that, there comes ''Alien'', widely regarded as Devin's greatest work since ''City'' and excluding ''Ziltoid''.

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** Regarding instead Strapping Young Lad, the SelfTitledAlbum had a reception similar to: "it's actually good, but ultimately forgettable.".forgettable". After that, there comes ''Alien'', widely regarded as Devin's greatest work since ''City'' and excluding ''Ziltoid''.



-->'''In ''Omnidimentional Creator'':'''\\

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-->'''In ''Omnidimentional Creator'':'''\\"Omnidimensional Creator":'''\\



-->'''In ''Messages from Ziltoid'':'''\\

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-->'''In ''Messages "Messages from Ziltoid'':'''\\Ziltoid":'''\\



-->'''In ''A Ziltoidian Rapture'':'''\\

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-->'''In ''A "A Ziltoidian Rapture'':'''\\Rapture":'''\\
23rd Apr '16 2:47:00 PM Nick7689
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** '''''"God, quiet! Just a little bit of quiet, please! Just stop the noise for onCe...PLEASE!!"'''''

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** '''''"God, quiet! Just a little bit of quiet, please! Just stop the noise for onCe...once...PLEASE!!"'''''
23rd Apr '16 2:46:51 PM Nick7689
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** '''''"God, quiet! Just a little bit of quiet, please! Just stop the noise for onCe...PLEASE!!"'''''
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