Devin Townsend - Empath

8.2 | 289 votes |
Release date: 29 March 2019
Style: Progressive metal


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Disc I
01. Castaway
02. Genesis
03. Spirits Will Collide
04. Evermore
05. Sprite
06. Hear Me
07. Why
08. Borderlands
09. Requiem
10. Singularity
    1 - Adrift
    2 - I Am I
    3 - There Be Monsters
    4 - Curious Gods
    5 - Silicon Scientists
    6 - Here Comes The Sun

Disc II [Limited Edition bonus demos]
01. The Contrarian
02. King
03. The Waiting Kind
04. Empath
05. Methuselah
06. This Is Your Life
07. Gulag
08. Middle Aged Man
09. Total Collapse
10. Summer

Devin Townsend - vocals, guitars, bass, synthesizers, computer

Additional musicians:
Morgan Ågren - drums
Anup Sastry - drums
Samus Paulicelli - drums
Nathan Navarro - bass
Mike Keneally - additional guitars, additional keyboards, additional vocals
Anneke Van Giersbergen - additional vocals
Ché Aimee Dorval - additional vocals
Chad Kroeger - additional vocals
Reyne Townsend - additional vocals
Steve Vai - guitar solo, additional keyboards
Shaun Verault - pedal steel guitar
Josefa Torres - additional vocals
Ron Getgood - voice
Elliot Desgagnés - additional vocals
Callum Marinho - whistles
Adam "Nolly" Getgood - additional vocals
Jessica - additional vocals
Eric Severinsen - additional vocals
Zim - additional vocals
Jess Vaira - additional vocals
Scott Reinson - additional guitars, additional keyboards
Ryan Dahle - additional guitars, additional keyboards

The Lords of the Sound orchestra
Elektra Women's Choir

Additional info
Produced, engineered and mixed by Devin Townsend. Co-produced by Mike Keneally. Co-mixed by Troy Glessner and Adam "Nolly" Getgood. Mastered by Troy Glessner.

Staff review by
Finally free of all artistic constraints once more, Devin Townsend makes just the album he wanted to make.

published 30.03.2019 | Comments (7)

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09.06.2019 - 18:38
Rating: 7
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 09.06.2019 at 08:15

Written by Unhealer on 09.06.2019 at 07:55

Written by Mercurial on 03.06.2019 at 23:27

It's there even such a thing as pretentious thrash? It's like the most meat and potatoes subgenre,

Vektor could fit into that description, no?

Not really since they are more or less ripping off Voi Vod.

Pretentiously ripping off Voivod.
09.06.2019 - 20:10
Mekong Delta maybe?
By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
27.06.2019 - 08:27
Rating: 4
I dont get this guy music, at all
01.07.2019 - 00:06
Mountain King
K i K o
Is this as boring as "Transcendence"? I heard the single "Genesis" I believe a while back and it was not bad.
22.11.2019 - 16:23
Rating: 9
Written by Mountain King on 01.07.2019 at 00:06

Is this as boring as "Transcendence"? I heard the single "Genesis" I believe a while back and it was not bad.

It's a lot more diverse than Transcendence for sure, full of different sounds and styles.
To me it's a piece of everything Devin has done so far in one really well crafted album.
22.11.2019 - 20:13
The Witchfinder
Nah Transcendence is way, way better than this. I love Devy but he tried way too hard on this album and it came out a mess as a result.
22.11.2019 - 22:30
Rating: 5
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
This is just awful. I can understand why someone would like this, but it's far too overproduced and corny sounding for me, and NOT in a fun, Rhapsody Of Fire way.
14:22 - Marcel Hubregtse
I do your mum
01.01.2020 - 05:51
Joe Zombie
I love Devy as much as the next guy but this one just doesn't do it for me at all. Definitely a blend of old and new, but perhaps I've grown used to his more digestible works like Addicted or Epicloud.

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