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Mikael Akerfeldt vs. Devin Townsend

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Poll Question: Which one is the most talented in general?
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    Posted: February 16 2011 at 12:04
This idea came to me when I saw those Mikael Akerfeldt vs. Jon Anderson vs. Mike Oldfield polls and I don't know if this poll is done before but I felt obligated to make this because they are my favourite musicians and vocalists having quite a varied range. But please after voting make your comments about the reasons of your choice and their positive and negative sides. Smile

Devin Townsend seems a little more logical, but I couldn't choose.


Edited by (De)progressive - February 16 2011 at 12:05
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Hevy Devy!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote popeyethecat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2011 at 13:14
Oh...oh dear! This is tricky! As a vocalist I think Devin Townsend definitely wins. Mikael Åkerfeldt can do two things with his voice pretty well, whereas Devin Townsend's voice is much more versatile, I think. As guitarists...I'm not entirely sure, they are very different in style, and it depends on mood, I think. As song-writers...this is very difficult! Again, very different to each other, and both mighty fine. So Townsend is more varied, but I love Åkerfeldt...I'm sorry, this was a rather inconclusive post!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Nathaniel607 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2011 at 13:15
Arghhh... I just have to go with Devy! Such a varied and excellent musician!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote (De)progressive Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2011 at 13:18
Well Devin has a unique vocal range from operatic singing to screaming, from clean to brutal etc. He is an incredible vocalist! But on the otherside Mikael Akerfeldt can load so much meaning and passion to his both clean vocal and growls. I don't know I guess this post is really inconslusive. Tongue
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I'm going to the DTP gig on March 13th so I vote accordingly. Headbanger
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I really don't like Devin Townsend.

Opeth up until Ghost Reveries are amazing though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Prog Geo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2011 at 14:11
Fantastic poll!Devin Townsend is one of my favorite artists.But Mikael Akerfeldt is my favorite artist(as you know).So,Akerfeldt!
Mikael Akerfeldt for fans of Opeth who don't like his growls (and generally the growls): If they don't like it then they are pussies.

Extreme prog metal rules!!!
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I'm not that into Prog Metal, but if there's two bands that I like from the genre(s) it's Devin and Opeth. I'm going with Mikael today, however it could be Devin tomorrow.
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Mikael is just plain better at everything.

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Harsh vocals - Mikael hands down
Smooth, pretty vocals - Mikael
All other clean vocals - Devin
Guitar - Even
Keys, layering, orchestration, technical music stuff - Devin hands down
Pure songwriting - Close, slight edge Devin
Stage persona - Devin
 
Very very close, but overall originality wins this one. Opeth evolved pre-existing forms into something more than they were. Devin pretty much wrote his own blueprint from the beginning.
 
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Mikael is singing on the new Devy disc, so you can have your cake and eat it too...a little.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Synchestra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2011 at 16:32
Originally posted by Evolutionary Sleeper

 Devy is just plain better at everything.
I agree, I still love Opeth though
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Originally posted by Synchestra

Originally posted by Evolutionary Sleeper

 Devy is just plain better at everything.
I agree, I still love Opeth though



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Very tough call. Both are very good songwriters. Both are good guitarists. Both are diverse and capable singers. Both are good frontment. Both have a cool sense of humour. But because Opeth are closer to my heart than SYL or The Devin Townsend Project, I have to say Mikafeld.
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Great poll. Both great musicians. I have to go with Devin as I listen more to him than Opeth and I'm being a 'homer' also.
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Mikael.
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I prefer Akerfeldt but, as per the poll question, I think Devy is more talented
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Mikael for sure.
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