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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.32 Qualifiers)
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2014, 05:00:41 PM »
Sent yesterday, actually  ;D
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.32 Qualifiers)
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2014, 06:51:30 PM »
Looks like I've got 7/12 in now. I'll start listening tomorrow
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.32 Qualifiers)
« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2014, 01:18:56 AM »
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.32 Qualifiers)
« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2014, 09:12:05 AM »
From now on I'm requesting that, if you can, you send me an mp3/aac file of your song through my email. I posted my address a few posts back. It just makes it easier for me to get through everything when I can get the songs on my iPhone and take it on the go. If you don't have the file yourself then you're exempt, but please make sure the youtube quality is decent. And if it's not, try spotify.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.32 Qualifiers)
« Reply #39 on: February 25, 2014, 09:23:53 AM »
Done!
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.32 Qualifiers)
« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2014, 09:30:31 AM »
You see, I foresaw that. I sent you an mp3-file about an hour ago.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.32 Qualifiers)
« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2014, 09:32:52 AM »
Yeah, it was your submission, along with Zantera and Mason, that made me think of it.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.32 Qualifiers)
« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2014, 09:51:55 AM »
So are you saying I need to convert my files to mp3?
     

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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.32 Qualifiers)
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2014, 09:56:13 AM »
no, sorry, that's not what I meant. AAC is fine too. In fact, it sounds quite good ;)
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.32 Qualifiers)
« Reply #44 on: February 25, 2014, 10:16:24 AM »
Resent my track in the requested form, cause I'm just cool like that. :RJ:
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.32 Qualifiers)
« Reply #45 on: February 25, 2014, 11:48:39 AM »
no, sorry, that's not what I meant. AAC is fine too. In fact, it sounds quite good ;)

OK.  I know in the past I had to convert to mp3 for some people, and just wanted to make sure.  The good thing is if I send you a file, it's ripped directly from the CD, not something that has been processed thousands of times.  Then again, Death Magnetic is going to sound like speakers under mud no matter how close to the source you get  :lol   :'(
     

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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.32 Qualifiers)
« Reply #46 on: February 25, 2014, 01:30:51 PM »
The quality of my song is pretty damn good in the YouTube link so I guess I can keep it. But I'll send mp3s from now on. :)

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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.32 Qualifiers)
« Reply #47 on: February 25, 2014, 01:31:41 PM »
Hey seneca, was the quality all right on the link I sent? I can send the file if you need it.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.32 Qualifiers)
« Reply #48 on: February 25, 2014, 02:58:28 PM »
The quality of my song is pretty damn good in the YouTube link so I guess I can keep it. But I'll send mp3s from now on. :)

Yeah, don't worry about it for this round. It's more just a convenience thing for me so that I can put the songs on my iPod and listen to them throughout the day
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.32 Qualifiers)
« Reply #49 on: February 25, 2014, 03:22:46 PM »
I've listened to every song at least 7-10 times. I'll keep at it for a couple days and get results by Friday/Saturday. So far I'm really enjoying this process. Not sure how many albums I'll end up buying by the end, but at the very least I'm sure I'll get a couple dozen more on my short list for purchase.  :tup
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.32 Qualifiers)
« Reply #50 on: February 27, 2014, 02:26:21 AM »
Sounds cool. :) Hope you liked my song!

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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.32 Qualifiers)
« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2014, 04:23:41 AM »
So, results soon then? :biggrin:
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.32 Qualifiers)
« Reply #52 on: February 28, 2014, 06:18:21 AM »
Yes. Either tonight or tomorrow. I've had a change of heart though. Rather than eliminate two people this round I'm going to score this and the next then remove the 2-4 lowest combined scores
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« Reply #53 on: February 28, 2014, 07:23:14 AM »
Ah fuck it, I'll start now. It will give me an excuse to procrastinate on other work I should be doing.

I'm going to draw this out though, and post results in segments of 4. Here goes the first…


Zantera  Jane's Addiction- Three Days
This here was the longest song I received this round. I'll admit I was a bit apprehensive going in, as I've never really liked any Jane's Addiciton that I have heard. Thus, it was a very pleasant surprise when I realized that this was significantly better than what I'd heard before. Firstly, you are absolutely right: this song is a journey. And the best part is that you can sense it right away in the use of spoken word. Oh and you're also right about the base line, I enjoyed that a great amount. The guitar solo/s are also fantastic. However, I unfortunately feel that the song a little too long, and maybe a little tiresome at times. I'm also not that big a fan of the vocals, for whatever reason. Some moments stand out, and connect with me, but most of the delivery feels somewhat average. Overall though, this is a solid send. You are rewarded with 6 points.


lonestar Alek Darson- The Rind
This was, at the very least, one of the more interesting submissions this round. Musically it's a whole lot of fun, and the vocals are quite something. I'm hearing a lot of Daniel Gildenlöw, as well as an almost unnoticeable trace of Devin Townsend. I don't know if that's what he was going for, but I think it works very very well. My one complaint on this song is that at times the transitions are a little jarring. It's entertaining, there's no doubt about that, I'm just not sure I always get the jumps. A good example would be at just under 3 minutes. It basically goes from 0 to 60 in .5 seconds before stopping again 20 seconds later, and it gives me a little bit of whiplash. Still, a very fun piece of music. You are rewarded with 6.5 points.


Dark Castle Circle Takes the Square- Enter By the Narrow Gates
While lonestar's was one of the most interesting submissions, this one might have been the single most interesting submission. I felt that I was in for something special when the opening chants kicked in, although I wasn't entirely sure what it would sound like. Then it hit me… "Bring forth the light", and my immediate reaction was welp, I'm not sure this is going to end well for Dark Castle. I'm thankful to say that I was wrong, because this song grew on me more than any others this round. It's got great atmosphere, great dynamics (I absolutely love it when nearly everything drops out but the alternating male female spoken word, intermixed with the screams). I will say however, I'm not a big fan of most of the vocal sections immediately after that bit, and before Farewell Persephone. Also, this isn't music I think I'll find myself listening to most of the times. It's very mood specific, and thus a lot of times doesn't deliver the full impact. Maybe that's my fault, and not theirs, but it still affects my opinion on the song. Overall, a good start. I reward you with 6.5 points.


Shadow Ninja 2.0 The Ocean- Into the Uncanny
Upon first listen, this was my favorite of all the songs. However, it didn't age with me as well as I had hoped. It was very good in the beginning, and it's still very good. Anyhow, when the vocals made their first appearance I was immediately infected with an enormous smile. And when the first roar appeared, I was knocked off my feet. I have to say though, his harsh vocals are kind of ugly imo. I suppose that they achieve their purpose, and I enjoy them most of the time, but they're not aesthetically satisfying. Regardless, the changing dynamics throughout this song feel effortless, and the song doesn't meander unnecessarily. It's got a point, and it gets me there pretty quickly. Good song. I reward you with 7 points.


So far:

Shadow Ninja 7
Dark Castle 6.5
lonestar 6.5
Zantera 6
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.32 Qualifiers)
« Reply #54 on: February 28, 2014, 07:27:18 AM »
Glad you enjoyed it, but,

I have to say though, his harsh vocals are kind of ugly imo.

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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.38 Res)
« Reply #55 on: February 28, 2014, 07:31:49 AM »
yeahh…. It's odd, because normally these things don't bother me. Somehow his delivery of the harsh vocals just rubs me the wrong way. I'd appreciate a little more Akerfeldt and Dan Swano, which don't strike me as angry when they're delivering their lines.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.38 Res)
« Reply #56 on: February 28, 2014, 07:35:06 AM »
He does have a very unique sound, I've never heard another harsh vocalist who does quite what he does.
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« Reply #57 on: February 28, 2014, 07:42:59 AM »
I could be way off on this, but they remind me a little bit of Periphery's heavy vocals
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.38 Res)
« Reply #58 on: February 28, 2014, 08:23:14 AM »
These results are looking good for my own submission :)
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.38 Res)
« Reply #59 on: February 28, 2014, 08:56:37 AM »
Don't get your hopes up
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.38 Res)
« Reply #60 on: February 28, 2014, 09:20:23 AM »
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« Reply #61 on: February 28, 2014, 09:22:49 AM »
You shouldn't either!
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.38 Res)
« Reply #62 on: February 28, 2014, 09:37:24 AM »
that was pretty underwhelming

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« Reply #63 on: February 28, 2014, 09:56:02 AM »
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.38 Res)
« Reply #64 on: February 28, 2014, 09:57:47 AM »

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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.38 Res)
« Reply #65 on: February 28, 2014, 09:58:46 AM »
that was pretty underwhelming


Sorry about that. If it makes you feel better, 6 is good.

Yes, it's on a 10 point scale, but I've decided that anything above 8 is practically unattainable. 8 is really excellent, and anything higher depends on longevity. To make this a little more clear, approximately:

3- dislike
4- not my cup of tea, although it has some redeeming qualities
5- good song, but not something that I would probably listen to given other options
6- good song that I will listen to again, and a band that I explore more in depth later
7- very good song, I will pursue a purchase on this album, and perhaps others from this band
8- couldn't have been happier with the song (given the short amount of time I've had with it)
9 & 10- reserved for the 8's that last, AKA my favorite songs of all time. 2112, ACOS, One Last Goodbye (Anathema), Our Fortress is Burning, etc., etc., etc.

Hope that clears things up. It's all relative, and yours was actually one of the best songs I got this round.


ETA: I guess I should have cleared that up before. So don't be upset when you guys get 5's (and there will be 5's, and lower too). I legitimately enjoy those songs, they just don't have a very lasting impression on me.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.38 Res)
« Reply #66 on: February 28, 2014, 10:04:24 AM »
That's a fair grading scale.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.38 Res)
« Reply #67 on: February 28, 2014, 10:20:05 AM »
This means that I did better than I thought I did, so I'm good with it. :lol
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.38 Res)
« Reply #68 on: February 28, 2014, 03:24:04 PM »
I sent mine in on Wednesday but forgot to post in here.
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Re: Senecadawg's Roulette (version 1.38 Res)
« Reply #69 on: February 28, 2014, 06:13:28 PM »
How long are you going to spread this out over?