Posted 09 September 2012 - 08:27 AM
Dev's Epicloud is out there now (actual release is on the 18th). Listened to it tonight...there was absolutely no way in hell it was going to live up to my impossible expectations but I did enjoy it. Ki is still my favorite of the Devin Townsend Project records but this is pretty close to Addicted for the #2 spot. To do an ultra-nerdy breakdown it's like 40% Addicted, 30% Deconstruction, 20% Ghost, and 10% Ki. I was sort of expecting what would essentially be Addicted 2 (which is my fault since that was never indicated) so in that regard it was cool to be surprised too. After the kind of disappointing Testament album this was a nice gift.
Wanted to film something for the Lucky Animals video thing they were doing but didn't have time before the 8/31 deadline. Oh well.
I have not listened to Epiclouder yet, which is the 2nd disc which is another complete album of stuff that he didn't 100% finish through the mastering process for the main record.
May drive to Chicago on the 17th to see Dev with Katatonia (who I am not familiar with at all), along with Paradise Lost and some other band. Paradise Lost is a bucket list band for me so I'm going to try my best to make the trip.
Testament & Anthrax at the end of the month. Have never seen Anthrax either. Not a diehard fan...I think I have like two albums and my favorite of those is from the John Bush era, but it'll be cool to see them.