Devin Townsend - Epicloud


8.1 | 300 votes |
Release date: 18 September 2012
Style: Progressive metal

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Disc I
01. Effervescent!
02. True North
03. Lucky Animals
04. Liberation
05. Where We Belong
06. Save Our Now
07. Kingdom
08. Divine
09. Grace
10. More!
11. Lessons
12. Hold On
13. Angel
14. Epicloud [vinyl bonus]
15. Cry Forever [iTunes bonus]
16. Take My Ego [iTunes bonus]

Disc II [Epiclouder]
01. Believe [demo]
02. Happy Birthday [demo]
03. Quietus [demo]
04. Heatwave [demo]
05. Love Tonight [demo]
06. The Mind WASP [demo]
07. Woah No! [demo]
08. Love And Marriage [demo]
09. Socialization [demo]
10. Little Pig [demo]

Line-up
Devin Garret Townsend - vocals, guitar, synths
Dave Young - guitar, keyboards, mandolin
Ryan Van Poederooyen - drums
Brian "Beav" Waddell - bass
Anneke van Giersbergen - vocals

Choir and gang vocals
The Marcus Mosely Chorale - choir
The Delisle Vocal Project - choir
Jean Savoie - gang vocals
Devin Townsend - gang vocals
Mike St-Jean - gang vocals
Dave Young - gang vocals
Brian "Beav" Waddell - gang vocals
Munesh Sami - gang vocals
Tyler Thorne - gang vocals
Graham Old - saxophone, trumpet

Additional info
It's due out September 18th in North America and September 24th in Europe. Released under the Devin Townsend Project moniker.

The Deluxe Edition album booklet features two extra pages with notes from Devin about the writting proces of the demos and why they didn't make it on the regular disc.

Produced and engineered by Devin Townsend.
Assistant engineers: Paul Silveira, Mike St-Jean, Paul Dutil, Mike Young and Matias Eklund.

Mix tag teamed by Devin Townsend and Paul Silveira at The Armuoury Studios, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Mix assisted by Paul Dutil, Runner - Spencer Bleasdale.
Mastered by Troy Glessner at Spectre Mastering.
Drums recorded at Kingdom Studio, Perth, Australia. Engineered by Dom Monteleone.
Studio coordinator in Perth: Paul Collis.
Drum teching: Armando Aguirre.
Drum editing by Mike Young.
Bass recorded at Strait Sound Studio.
Bass teching: Jean Savoie.
Mighty motivator: Mark Cimino.
Saxophone and trumpet recorded by Ray Fulber at Straight Sound.
Choir and gang vocals recorded at The Armoury Studios. Engineered by Paul Silveira.

Artwork and layout by Anthony Clarkson.
Photography by Tom Hawkins.

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
Rating:
8.5
One of the alluring aspects of Devin Townsend's genius is that none of his albums are the same. Constantly trying something new, each album a contrast to the last, Epicloud is no different.

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25.09.2012 - 01:07
Rating: 5
Slyfang
I love the rest of his discography, but the Devin Townsend Project albums.. I just don't get them. I want to like them, but something big isn't clicking any more
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04.10.2012 - 02:31
Rating: 9
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
Written by -DC-002- on 06.09.2012 at 06:52

I saw his tour with katatonia and he put on a great show, DT probably had better showmanship then Katatonia but I didn't stay around for them.


Dev is an incredible performer. I especially love his "OH MY GOD" and "WHAT'S HE GONNA DO" stuff, along with his goofy faces. x3 Both times I've seen him, he's given 110%, in terms of attitude and musicianship. Such an incredibly down-to-earth and honest dude. Katatonia's frontman (who I've also seen twice, but because they were playing with bands I enjoy) does a really good job of quietly singing into the mic while making sure I can't see his face by covering it with his hair... All to some generic riffing and repetitive breaks. I felt like his performance was something I shouldn't be watching. Like he was a high school kid singing Breaking Benjamin songs into a mirror in his room, because his parents grounded him for getting straight D's. Life's tough, but y u so sayad? ANYWAY, don't get me wrong... I like dark and sensitive music as much as the next totally shameful metalhead, but I just don't get it. But hey, to each his own and all that jazz.
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"Information is not knowledge
Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST..." ____Frank Zappa
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05.10.2012 - 01:18
-DC-002-
Mastercommander
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 04.10.2012 at 02:31

Written by -DC-002- on 06.09.2012 at 06:52

I saw his tour with katatonia and he put on a great show, DT probably had better showmanship then Katatonia but I didn't stay around for them.


Dev is an incredible performer. I especially love his "OH MY GOD" and "WHAT'S HE GONNA DO" stuff, along with his goofy faces. x3 Both times I've seen him, he's given 110%, in terms of attitude and musicianship. Such an incredibly down-to-earth and honest dude. Katatonia's frontman (who I've also seen twice, but because they were playing with bands I enjoy) does a really good job of quietly singing into the mic while making sure I can't see his face by covering it with his hair... All to some generic riffing and repetitive breaks. I felt like his performance was something I shouldn't be watching. Like he was a high school kid singing Breaking Benjamin songs into a mirror in his room, because his parents grounded him for getting straight D's. Life's tough, but y u so sayad? ANYWAY, don't get me wrong... I like dark and sensitive music as much as the next totally shameful metalhead, but I just don't get it. But hey, to each his own and all that jazz.


Ya he's an energetic fellow and he actually puts on somewhat of a spectacle rather than just going through the motions (katatonia?).. and ya, it really depends on your state of mind for the music your listening too. I wouldn't say listening to one form of music over another makes anyone lesser than anyone else. Different people run on different fuel, and so on and so forth.
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06.10.2012 - 09:03
Rating: 9
Nickferatu367
This album is effin amazing!! if you cant find something about this album to like, you do not appreciate music!!
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I will not reason and compare, my business is to create.
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04.12.2012 - 17:33
Rating: 5
Alex F
yeah man
Cheese factor on high, one of his worst releases
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12.12.2012 - 15:18
Rating: 9
Kuroboshi
Cheese factor on high, one of his best releases.
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12.12.2012 - 15:36
Rating: 8
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Cheese factor on high, I'm high on cheese
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16.12.2012 - 15:54
Rating: 5
Slyfang
I really admire this guy's talent, but the amount of cheese is getting absolutely unbearable
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16.12.2012 - 22:51
BlueMobius
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This is one of those albums you just have to let up on and enjoy. Cheesy in some areas? Heck yeah! But I don't mind throwing all my caution into the wind and enjoying it.
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17.01.2013 - 21:06
Rating: 9
MaiSweettShaadow
Great
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13.03.2013 - 14:00
Rhiannon
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I enjoyed this album very much, so melodic and poppy yet not simple at all. Even better than Addicted. I hope Anneke will be featured in later albums too, she is fantastic.
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30.04.2013 - 20:22
Rating: 8
CyberSymphony
Ollie
This is so incredibly fun and gigantic amounts of enjoyment here. Devin needs to keep making fun fun fun albums like these
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02.04.2014 - 14:44
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
For some reason this album always immediately makes me happier every time I listen to it. It could be Giersbergen's voice, the epic atmosphere on near enough every song, the lullaby-like sound of "Grace", it could be anything. Sure there's loads of cheese here, but it's fresh cheese, which isn't going bad anytime soon.
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