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Devin Townsend vs. Mikael Akerfeldt

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Poll Question: Which do you prefer?
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    Posted: 16 Aug 2011 at 6:53pm
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This seems like a fairly good battle.  Two well known prog-metal artists, but still at the same time very different styles.  Let it begin:

My vote goes to Hevy Devy.
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For the most part, I prefer Akerfeldt's music
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stooge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Aug 2011 at 6:59pm
I'll choose Devy since his projects have a bit more variety.  Obviously both have recorded great albums.
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Love both, but love Akerfeldt a lot more.
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Hevy Devy gets my vote.  His voice is clearly superior to Mikael.  I love his humorous tones that he uses.  His guitar work is really awesome too; he's one of my favorites.  Plus, he mixes and produces.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PabstRibbon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Aug 2011 at 8:51pm
Even if I like Devin's work, he's no match against mighty Mikael
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Devin. Both talented musicians but I have to show my nationalism.Smile
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I'd have to say HevyDevy on all levels, musicianship, songwriting, etc. Plus, I find him far more consistently good.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Any Colour You Like Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Aug 2011 at 1:20am
Even though it's pointless to rate and pick, seeing as they are both modern legends...

...I'll do it anyway.

Compositions Mikael
Conceptual Devin
Musicianship Devin
Production Devin
Vocals (Clean) Devin
Vocals (Growled) Mikael

Devin 'tis.

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I´ve chosen the "It´s Impossible to decide option". I don´t think they are comparable. Their music styles are so far from each other that it makes no sense. I´m pretty sure though that they are both fans of the other´s music.
 
When I saw SYL on the tour the "The New Black" they played "The Drapery Falls" at full volume just before entering the stage. What a majestic way to build up to a show.
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Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

I´ve chosen the "It´s Impossible to decide option". I don´t think they are comparable. Their music styles are so far from each other that it makes no sense. I´m pretty sure though that they are both fans of the other´s music.
 
When I saw SYL on the tour the "The New Black" they played "The Drapery Falls" at full volume just before entering the stage. What a majestic way to build up to a show.

Well yeah, I know that they are very different, wasn't really my goal to compare two similar musicians.  I just knew that these were two fairly big names and wanted to see which one this community liked more.  And yes, I'm fairly positive they enjoy each other's music.  In fact, they're both on the song "Stand" off Deconstruction, awesome song too.

But yeah, for me Devy is the obviously choice just because I think Terria, Ziltoid, and Deconstruction are better than anything Opeth put out.  But hey, Opeth is still on my favorite band list, it's just Devy tops it.

Seeing both live in October so I'm happy. Tongue
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Mikael 100%. Devin's good but I'm not a major fan of his stuff.
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Much of Devin´s stuff surely is an aquired taste.

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Devin is amazing but Mikael's songwriting and growling beats all. 
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Devin by far! Like his stuff much more then anything by Åkerfeldt.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Diogenes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Aug 2011 at 10:17pm
This is a really good poll.  I wouldn't have thought of it, but then again, I'm not very creative, so...

If this is whose work we like more, then I'd say Devin.  I respect Opeth and what Mikael has done, but I never felt the connection for any of their work that I do with Ocean Machine and, to a lesser extent, Terria.  But as musicians, they're both amazing, so I won't compare them any further.
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I like Devin more, but Opeth is still great.

Edited by Eärendil - 25 Aug 2011 at 8:04pm
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Both are great but Akerfelt is greater (Shut up Grammar Nazi'sTongue)


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wilytank Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Aug 2011 at 6:27pm
Originally posted by The Block The Block wrote:

(Shut up Grammar Nazi'sTongue)

huh?
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Originally posted by Wilytank Wilytank wrote:

Originally posted by The Block The Block wrote:

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huh?
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