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Welcome to yet another exciting roulette!

I'm hosting this mainly as a chance for me to get into a lot of new music as my library is still quite limited. The banned list is therefore relatively short. The bands on the list are all bands I enjoy, I've left some out where I have only heard one album or even just a few songs. If you send me something that I've already heard I'll let you know and you can send another one.

Banned list:

Avenged Sevenfold
Alter Bridge
Alcest
Ayreon
Between the Buried and Me
Beyond the Bridge
Circus Maximus
Devin Townsend (and related projects)
Dream Theater
The Flower Kings
Frost*
Genesis
Haken
Iron Maiden
Marillion
Metallica
Moon Safari
Opeth
Pain of Salvation
Pink Floyd
Riverside
Rush
Sound of Contact
Steven Wilson (and related projects)
Symphony X
Tool
Transatlantic

The concept: My plan is to make this a league roulette. By that I mean that each round every player will face off against another player. I will compare the submissions of the two players and the best one will recieve 3 points. I will also reward the best song of the round with 2 extra points for a total of 5 points. After 5 rounds everyone will have played against everyone and the 6th round will be the finals! There will be no themes in this roulette, every round will be open. There will also be no eliminations, everyone will get to play in every round, even the finals.

Players:

senecadawg2
Scorpion
Evermind
Buddyhunter1
MoraWintersoul
Tom Bombadil
« Last Edit: August 30, 2014, 06:07:16 AM by SomeoneLikeHim »
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Looking for participants.
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2014, 09:52:20 AM »
I'd like to get in! I don't share much of my library with the rest of the participants (though I find a lot of compatibility with seneca, and Scorp, who won my roulette), so I think I could add some nice varied stuff to it.

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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Looking for participants.
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2014, 09:56:57 AM »
You're in!
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Looking for participants.
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2014, 09:57:05 AM »
I'd be down for this, although being my first roulette I fully expect to lose big time.

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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Looking for participants.
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2014, 10:00:07 AM »
You're in too then! I'll just wait for confirmation on the other players (it's been a while since they said they wanted in).
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Round 1 starting soon.
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2014, 10:58:32 AM »
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I'd be down for this, although being my first roulette I fully expect to lose big time.

That's my third roulette, so you're not alone in this. :lol

I'm in, of course. So, only six players then?

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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Round 1 starting soon.
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2014, 11:03:01 AM »
Adding a minimum of two more would increase the number of rounds by two and the number of total songs listened by 28 :)

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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Round 1 starting soon.
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2014, 11:10:17 AM »
I know, and that was what I was planning at first, however in a few weeks I'll be starting university and I don't know how much free time I'll have. It looks like the first few weeks will be pretty hectic and I would rather not have too much on my shoulders when that time comes. Maybe I'm worrying too much but that was why I decreased it to 6.
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Round 1 starting soon.
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2014, 11:12:50 AM »
Yeah, I'm supportive of that, was just trying to illustrate how in the end it would be a lot for a league format.

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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Round 1 starting soon.
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2014, 12:54:50 PM »
Sign me up.

EDIT: Wait, are you already done accepting participants? If so you didn't edit the first post. :lol
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Round 1 starting soon.
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2014, 12:58:19 PM »
If there's still room I'd like to join
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Round 1 starting soon.
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2014, 01:02:37 PM »
Sign me up.

EDIT: Wait, are you already done accepting participants? If so you didn't edit the first post. :lol
Oops. Well both you and nekov can join if the others don't respond. I wouldn't count on it though.
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Round 1 starting soon.
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2014, 02:05:07 PM »
It's up to you of course, but I'd love the chance to knock those two down a couple notches  :D

And yes, I'm definitely still in.
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Round 1 starting soon.
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2014, 02:05:35 PM »
I'll give it a shot.

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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Round 1 starting soon.
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2014, 07:23:14 PM »
Like I said in the PM, I'm on this bitch.
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Hey, the length is fine :azn: Thanks!

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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Round 1 starting soon.
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2014, 10:47:39 PM »
Ok, just waiting for confirmation from gorille then.

Sorry to everyone who didn't make it, maybe next time I'll host a bigger one. A tip if you want in on these is to keep an eye on the tracker thread as I was searching for players there before it started here. :)
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Round 1 starting soon.
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2014, 10:26:33 AM »
Seeing as Gorille hasn't replied yet and his last activity was two weeks ago I have decided to pass the spot over to Buddyhunter1.

We will now begin the first round, songs must be shorter than 15 minutes. My preferences for sending methods are as follows:

1. Spotify link
2. mp3 file
3. Youtube link
4. Other

Matchups for the first round are:

senecadawg2 vs. MoraWintersoul
Scorpion vs. Tom Bombadil
Evermind vs. Buddyhunter1
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Round 1 starting soon.
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2014, 10:32:32 AM »
Sorry Milena, this is going to hurt me more than it will hurt you
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Send round 1!
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2014, 10:44:05 AM »
Sweet!

I'll send later today.
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Send round 1!
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2014, 11:06:59 AM »
I'll send something tomorrow in ~26 hours, hope I'm not delaying this. Not gonna be at home until that time.

I don't have Spotify by the way, so if you can provide a decent file hosting service, that would be much appreciated. Otherwise, I'm going with youtube.

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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Send round 1!
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2014, 11:25:13 AM »
Sent! Hopefully you haven't heard it before.

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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Send round 1!
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2014, 11:48:50 AM »
Sent.
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Send round 1!
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2014, 12:11:22 PM »
In fact, I've sent. Gonna be received either nicely or not.

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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Send round 1!
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2014, 01:58:41 PM »
Do we send it to you by PM? Spotify isn't supported in my country, so I'd have to send Youtube links, unless you provided your email for the mp3s :)

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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Send round 1!
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2014, 02:21:46 PM »
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=E558C4514150B36E!561&authkey=!APqEP07BlfWpppc&ithint=folder%2c

This should work for uploading mp3's. I don't know if you need a hotmail account for it to work. if it doesn't work just send me the youtube link. I'll eventually just convert it to an mp3 anyway in order to listen on my phone.

Send a PM when/if you upload something so I know when to look.  :)
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Send round 1!
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2014, 02:26:21 PM »
Oh, that's cool, thanks!

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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Send round 1!
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2014, 03:06:23 PM »
Sent! Also, for further rounds, what is your opinion on harsh vocals (growls/screams/whatever)?
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Send round 1!
« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2014, 03:14:10 PM »
They're cool. I generally prefer clean vocals but I enjoy Opeth, Devin Townsend and BTBAM. You may get more clues in my upcoming writeups!
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Send round 1!
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2014, 09:42:42 AM »
I have now recieved all the songs. Results should be out in a few days. :)
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Round 1 results! Send round 2!
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2014, 11:47:20 AM »
Results are now here! Some really good songs already. I can tell I'll have a lot to dig deeper into once this is all over. Doing this made me realize I suck at write-ups, oh well.

Senecadawg2 vs. MoraWintersoul

Senecadawg2: Anathema – Dreaming Light

I've been meaning to check Anathema out for a while and this song just made that a top priority. This song is simply beautiful, listeining to it makes me feel very happy. Not much else to say really,  great song! :tup

MoraWintersoul: Dan Swanö – Uncreation

This is a very interesting song. if I had just heard an instrumental version of it, I would never have guessed it featured harsh vocals! It still fits though, and creates quite a unique sound, I'm not sure what I would compare it to. I like it quite a bit, and it will surely see some rotation in the future.

Winner: Senecadawg2


Scorpion vs. Tom Bombadil

Scorpion: Pyramid Theorem – Another Day Slips By

This is pretty much a standard prog ballad, that doesn't make it any less good though! I was enjoying this song quite a bit the first time I heard it, but the part that really sold it was dat guitar solo :hefdaddy. These guys were already on my list of bands to check out and I definitely will do just that! :)

Tom Bombadil: Mastodon – March of the Fire Ants

Listening to this song feels like getting punched in the face, but in a good way! :metal I really enjoyed the crushing heaviness of it, but aside from that there unfortunately wasn't much that gripped me in this song.

Winner: Scorpion


Evermind vs. Buddyhunter1

Evermind: Avantasia – The Scarecrow

Now this is power metal done right! Sure it's pretty cheesy in some ways, but it's some mighty fine cheese. The main riff kinda reminds me of Ayreon (that's a good thing) and the vocals are outstanding. This song just keeps being awesome all the way through. It loses some momentum after the first 4 minutes or so, but immidiately starts building up again to the epic climax. Fantastic song, and one that should have been an easy win, however...

BuddyHunter1: Ihsahn – Undercurrent

This song is awesome. The atmosphere of it is the polar opposite of the Avantasia song, while that song felt triumphant and grand this one invokes a feeling of... well, whatever the opposite of triumphant is :P. The first few minutes feature some beautiful clean vocals but I must admit that I was sceptical when I first heard the growls. They are a bit different and I didn't really dig them when I first heard it, they have grown on me since then though. My favorite part of the song is when the main riff returns with the support of some saxophone of all instruments, I've never heard a sax used quite this way and the result is eargasmic. The song just keeps going from there and doesn't disappoint at any part. I love this song. :hefdaddy

Winner: BuddyHunter1. This was by far the most difficult match to decide, both songs are awesome and I feel really bad not giving Evermind any points after a submission like that. Hope you understand!
 

Buddyhunter also recieves the extra 2 points for the best song of the round, leaving the results as follows:

1. Buddyhunter1: 5
2. senecadawg2: 3
2. Scorpion: 3
4. MoraWintersoul: 0
4. Tom Bombadil: 0
4. Evermind: 0


Match-ups for next round:

senecadawg2 vs. Scorpion
Evermind vs. MoraWintersoul
Tom Bombadil vs. Buddyhunter1


Constructive criticism concerning the write-ups and layout is welcome and appriciated. :)
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Round 1 results! Send Round 2!
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2014, 11:58:24 AM »
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Hope you understand!

No, please just jump out of the window now.

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Of course I do, that's not about points (that's what I tell myself when I'm losing :lol), if you liked the song, that's great.


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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Round 1 results! Send Round 2!
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2014, 12:01:04 PM »
YUSSSSSS.
I highly recommend checking out the rest of the album. There's hardly a weak song on it.

Will send later today. :)
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Round 1 results! Send Round 2!
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2014, 01:23:09 PM »
Wow seneca, ya didn't have to go all Anathema on my ass :lol

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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Round 1 results! Send Round 2!
« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2014, 01:41:13 PM »
Is there any limit on song length?

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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. Round 1 results! Send Round 2!
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2014, 01:48:33 PM »
15 minutes max.
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