23:59 - Netzach Czerny, I get your point but I'd say the same about "Ashes"... It just gets too droney and gaze-ish in sections. Limbs and Not Unlike the Waves are awesome though... The Mantle has this "whiskey fueled regret"-feel I adore
23:55 - Netzach Btw, AMA on Reddit with A.A Nemtheanga if anyone's interested [link]
23:51 - Czerny Reiter Ashes Against the Grain & Marrow take the cake for me. The Mantle has some sections where it loses steam and gets all too mellow.
23:45 - Overrwatcher The Mantle is beautiful. It's not technical or experimental, it's just a well-crafted album made with simple instruments. I show it to non-metalhead friends and they love it.
23:12 - Netzach 3rd, compared to those albums, The Mantle contains a lot more post-rock and acoustic/folk.
Remember that special The Retinal Circus show Devin Townsend played in London's Roundhouse venue last year? The show was streamed online but it will also be released on DVD, Blu-ray and CD. Finally today Devin Townsend has revealed the first taste of the forthcoming Retinal Circus, with the release date via InsideOut Music to be announced very soon. For now, you can enjoy "Grace" (from the last album Epicloud) with the band joined by frequent collaborator Anneke Van Giersbergen and more wacky stuff on stage.
Devin Townsend had this to say about the Retinal Circus release: "So closing in on 8 months of work, we're almost finished with the Retinal Circus! It's been a huge amount of work for everyone, from the show, down to DVD & Blu-ray authoring, artwork, logistics...(not to mention the show itself!) but we're almost there, and when watched in its entirety, it's really a heck of an experience! To tie you over until it's out, here's a clip of the song 'Grace'... It's out of context obviously, but hopefully gives you a vague idea of what's about to come out. It's been a ton of work for everybody and we're really quite proud of it... when the final products have been produced, we'll let you know! Fun! Whew!"
Retinal Circus list of formats:
Standard 2-Disc DVD
Standard 1-Disc Blu-ray
Standard 2-CD Audio
Special Edition 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD Box Set
Diehard Deluxe Fan Box incl. 2-DVD/1-Blu Ray/2-CD (Full details of its contents to be revealed soon)