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Sorry Milena, I'm gonna have to post this without your song for this round. If you don't send anything in the upcoming rounds your opponents song will be graded on a scale from 0 to 3, for this round though it's an automatic win for scorp (spoiler alert: it wouldn't have made a difference!)

senecadawg2 vs. Buddyhunter1

senecadawg2: Gallowbraid - Stone of Remembrance

This is one of the few songs that I would describe as epic. The whole song just has an epic feel to it, from the anthemic chorus to the folky feel, it feels like it would fit into a fantasy movie (but not really). Let me just list some things that I love about this song: the chorus, the lyrics, the folk break leading into the last chorus, and also the rest of the song! Despite the subject matter I feel like this song is strangely uplifting, after listening to it I feel like I'm ready for battle (but not really :P).

Buddyhunter1: Ulver - Porn Piece or The Scars of Cold Kisses

Interesting title aside, this song didn't really do it for me. I'm not that into post-rock and the only thing I've heard that's close to the genre is ( ) by Sigur Ros. While I really like that album one of the main selling points for me is the big climaxes after the long build-ups, this song doesn't really have that nor does it have the same great atmosphere that ( ) has. It was a pleasant listen though and some of the audio effects are quite cool.

Winner: senecadawg2


Evermind vs. Tom Bombadil


Evermind: Mark Knopfler - Dream of the Drowned Submariner

This is a really beautiful and laid back song featuring some really nice guitar playing at the end. I enjoyed listening to the song and I might come back to it in the future. However it didn't really have that little extra something to push it to the next level if you know what I mean.

Tom Bombadil: Wings Denied - Generation Y

This song gets a lot done in less than 5 minutes, it's a great example that good prog songs don't need to be 10 minutes long. I really liked this song, it manages to reach a perfect mix of being both complex and very catchy. I will definitely check out these guys some more in the future!

Winner: Tom Bombadil sorry


Scorpion vs. Morawintersoul

Scorpion: Leprous - Forced Entry

This song kicks all kinds of ass, I actually think you played it for me once in the DTF tinychat. I get kind of a Haken vibe from some of the instrumental stuff going on (that's a good thing). The vocals are excellent and the song just flows naturally from one awesome thing to the next. One thing I love about it is that even though it's 10 minutes long it never feels like any part is longer than it needs to be. Listening to this song is a rollercoaster ride, and one I will gladly ride many times over!

Winner: Scorpion (duh)


Best song of the round: Scorpion


Standings:

1. senecadawg2 - 11
2. Scorpion - 8
3. Tom Bombadil - 6
4. Buddyhunter1 - 5
5: MoraWintersoul - 3
6: Evermind - 0

Match-ups for the next round:

Senecadawg vs. Tom Bombadil
Scorpion vs. Evermind
Buddyhunter vs. MoraWintersoul

Because of what went down this round I'm going to set a deadline this time. Please have your songs sent by saturday at the latest!
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I'll be honest, I don't know what you mean.  :lol The laid back atmosphere in this song, the lyrics, the subtle touches of electric guitar, everything is so perfect in this song. What I know, though, is that our tastes are indeed different.  ;)

Well, I'll try to keep my perfect score the same for the next rounds, I guess. Or not.  :lol I'm still really enjoying this though, so nothing to worry about.

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It's really hard to put it into words, I guess some songs just connect with you and others don't. please don't kill me

Also don't forget that while it lost I still enjoyed it and I think it's a really good song. That goes for both of your other submissions too. :)
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Stop sending so many great songs, dude. :lol

edit: sent.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2014, 06:05:57 PM by Buddyhunter1 »
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Sorry  :smiley:

I've sent. Hopefully both Mora and Evermind win this round.
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Hopefully both Mora and Evermind win this round.

Don't put too much hope in that.  :D

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Sent.

Kind of a risky one this time but trying to beat Seneca will inherently require some risk

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trying to beat Seneca will inherently require some risk

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No song from Mora this round either, so as I said last time Buddyhunters song will be graded on a scale from 0 to 3.


Senecadawg2 vs Tom Bombadil

Senecadawg2: Seventh Wonder – Unbreakable


Super melodic, catchy, and downright fun progressive metal.
I think this describes the song really well, I can only agree. Progressive music was never about the instrumental wankery for me, it was always the melodies and the song structures and the concepts that drew me in, this has all the things I loved about Dream Theater when I first got into them and it's just a plain fun listen every time. I knew the singer from Ayreons Theory of Everything and just like there I loved the performance. I really can't think of any real criticism for this song and the fact that it's from a concept album only makes me want to check it out more (I have a thing for concept albums)! Chorus is great, keyboards sounds great, great song!

Tom Bombadil: Steve Hackett – Every Day

This was a song that I was instantly curious about when I got it. Genesis is one of my favorite bands and I actually saw Hackett live a few months ago on the Genesis revisited tour, I have however never explored his solo material. The first few minutes of the song are ok but nothing special, the second half on the other hand is amazing and really highlights what I love about Hacketts guitar playing, it's going straight to my list of top Hackett solos. Unfortunately in this match it became a matter of a song that I fully enjoyed the whole way through versus a song where I only loved half.

Winner: senecadawg2 (the unbreakable)


Scorpion vs Evermind

Scorpion: Ne Obliviscaris – Forget Not


I'm not going to lie, I love long songs. It's one of the reasons why I got into prog in the first place. Because I love them so much I do feel the need to be a bit harder on them, and this song would have benefitted from a little editing in my opinion. It has a good intro, but after listening to it for 3 minutes I feel like I'm ready to take the step to the next part of the song. Instead it goes on for another 3 minutes and the song feels less focused as a whole because of it. The last half is pretty great though, not gonna lie. I'm quite torn on how to feel about this song, it's definitely good but I don't see myself going out of my way to listen to it.

Evermind: Sonata Arctica – It Won't Fade

This is a pretty straight-forward song, but a pretty good one. I always have a hard time explaining what I like or don't like about songs like this (no shit!) but I definitely enjoyed this one. As with many other songs in this roulette the chorus is a highlight for me, yet another one to get stuck in my head! I always looked forward to listening to it when listening through all the submissions and that's always the sign of a good song!

Winner: Evermind


Buddyhunter: Dir En Grey – Vinushka

I have often heard this band being described as all over the place, I definitely see where that's coming from! As an avid anime fan I'm quite used to japanese lyrics in songs and I really enjoyed hearing it in a more progressive environment. The thing about it is that even after listening to it numerous times I have a hard time getting a grip of the song as a whole, it definitely has a lot of good parts that I enjoy as well as some I'm not as fond of. The former outweighs the latter though and I always enjoyed listening to it.

Grade: 1,5


Best song of the round: senecadawg2


New standings:

1. senecadawg2 – 16
2. Scorpion – 8
3. Buddyhunter1 – 6,5
4. Tom Bombadil – 6
5. Evermind – 3
6. MoraWintersoul – 3

New Matchups:

senecadawg vs. Evermind
Scorpion vs. Buddyhunter1
Tom Bombadil vs. MoraWintersoul (probably not)


I'm moving to Gothenburg tomorrow to start university, I don't know how busy I will be but I will try to keep results coming as fast as possible. It might take a little while longer than it has been taking so far though. I would like to have submissions for round 5 by tuesday, since all of you have been fairly quick with sending in previous rounds I'm not too worried. Let the sending begin!
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Holy shit seneca slow down!

Will send tomorrow.
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Can't say I expected to win that one. I'm just glad you liked the song.

The pace of this roulette is fantastic. :tup

Probably will send tomorrow.

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Finally, I won a matchup! 3 points is a start, though roulette is coming to its end.  :lol

In fact, the melody that comes up after a quiet part in It Won't Fade is fantastic, first played on guitar, then on vocals starting with "we'll move along, well fed puppy". I think I'm going to spin this album right now.  :D

I'll send something tomorrow.
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It Won't Fade is so good that I don't really mind losing to it, actually.

Also sent.
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Oh, and by the way:

I really can't think of any real criticism for this song and the fact that it's from a concept album only makes me want to check it out more (I have a thing for concept albums)!

Don't freak out when you hear the spoken parts.  :rollin

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Yeah, they are hilariously bad. The rest of that album is bliss, but man...
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 :o

I'm glad you liked the song! Your comments suggest that you'll also really like the album, so yay for that. As for the voice acting, just go with it. So long as you don't take 'em too seriously, I don't think it'll bother you too much.

Quick question before I send - is the final round still going to be one song per contestant, and how is it going to be scored? Unless you mean to make that bit a surprise until after this round, I'd like to know before deciding on my song for this round.
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The final round will be three matches as usual. One for the first place between the two top scorers, one for third place and so on. Nothing really special.
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So points don't matter after this round?
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Nope, only placement.
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Alright, then I'm resending. Don't listen to what I already sent.

EDIT: Re-sent.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2014, 11:54:37 AM by Scorpion »
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I wanna know what you just tried sending, Scorp.
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So, if I don't send the best song in this round, I have totally no hope for even third place, because Tom Bombadil is going to receive something different than 0.

I really need to think my submission through.
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So, if I don't send the best song in this round, I have totally no hope for even third place, because Tom Bombadil is going to receive something different than 0.

I really need to think my submission through.
Well, yeah. :lol
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Well, I should've cared about it earlier, shouldn't I? Now it's a bit too late to change these things, I guess.  :-[

Whatever! Sent mine.

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So points don't matter after this round?

This is the Whose Song Is It Anyway? Roulette.
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Results this weekend at the latest. I'm probably going to stick to one week rounds for the last two rounds as I don't have as much time to listen to the submissions.
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Sorry it took so long, I've been super busy and the next will probably take about the same time. Count on final results next weekend.


Senecadawg2 vs Evermind

senecadawg2: Journey – Of a Lifetime


Well, if you didn't tell me in your PM I probably wouldn't have thought this was the same Journey :lol, This sounds kind of like Pink Floyd to me. solid guitar playing all around, I love the main guitar melody from the intro. The ending solo is also great, overall the guitar is easily my favourite thing about this song. It's pretty damn good, and probably one I will be adding to my mixed Spotify list after this is all done.

Evermind: Kamelot – Memento Mori

Did I ever mention I love concept albums? Well, one of the things I love about them is that they allow for extremely grand conclusions as they have the entire album as build-up. Even though I haven't actually heard the entire album I can almost feel the weight of the entire thing coming to it's climax in this song. Very strong melodies everywhere in this song, every part is great. I will definitely be checking this album out in the furure, amazing song! :tup

Winner: Evermind


Scorpion vs Buddyhunter1

Scorpion: Myrath – My Inner War


You described this as a pretty safe song to send, and while that might be true that doesn't make it any less good. This is pretty standard prog metal, but it's done very well. Great riffs all over the place, I also love the bass in this song, so groovy! I don't really have that much to say other than that I really liked it.

Buddyhunter1: O.S.I. - Head

I was expecting O.S.I. To be sent during this roulette but I always though it would be sent by Mora! Anyway, I've heard a lot about them and this sounds pretty much exactly as I expected it to sound. The first time I listened to it I didn't really enjoy it that much, but it has grown on me since this. My favorite part about it is probably the overall sound and production of it. Good song, might check more of this out in the future if I'm on the right mood.

Winner: Scorpion


Tom Bombadil: Subsignal – The Size of Life on Earth

 :D This song makes me very happy, everything about it is so hopeful! The instrumentation, the chorus, listening to this song just makes me feel like everything is going to be ok. Really good song, and one that I will definitely come back to whenever I need a mood boost!

Score: 2


Best song of the round: Evermind

New Standnings:

1. senecadawg2 – 16
2. Scorpion – 11
3. Tom Bombadil – 8
4. Evermind – 8
5. Buddyhunter1 – 6,5
6. MoraWintersoul – 3


Final matchups!

Grand Final: senecadawg2 vs Scorpion

Bronze Match: Tom Bombadil vs Evermind

Match for 5th place: Buddyhunter1 vs MoraWintersoul (You still have to send a song to win!)


Ok, just one round left! It's been fun and I've found a lot of new music to discover. Hopefully you've all had fun as well and have been saving the best for last!
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Losing in a roulette? Send a song from The Black Halo.  ;D

So, one last effort for the third place then...

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So I could literally send ANYTHING this round and I'll get 5th place either way? :lol
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. What beauty can show. Round 5 results!
« Reply #100 on: August 24, 2014, 11:47:11 AM »
Alright Nelly it's on!
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. What beauty can show. Round 5 results!
« Reply #101 on: August 24, 2014, 01:03:07 PM »
It sounds like you enjoyed the song, and I wasn't particularly concerned about winning the matchup anyways, so that's a good result in my book.

Now on to the final.

Alright Nelly it's on!

I'm going to fuck you all the way back to Ecuador.
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. What beauty can show. Round 5 results!
« Reply #102 on: August 24, 2014, 01:06:40 PM »
Alright Nelly it's on!

I'm going to fuck you all the way back to Ecuador.
Which is funny 'cause I had a fling with a girl in Ecuador called Nelly. NUGGETZ
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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. What beauty can show. Round 5 results!
« Reply #103 on: August 24, 2014, 01:12:22 PM »
It sounds like you enjoyed the song, and I wasn't particularly concerned about winning the matchup anyways, so that's a good result in my book.

That's what losing side says all the time.

Wait, you're competing for the first place, and I can only get the third. Damn.

I will definitely be checking this album out in the furure, amazing song! :tup

For the full experience, start with Epica (the album) and only then get to The Black Halo, it's two-album story.

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Re: SomeoneLikeHim's Roulette league v. What beauty can show. Round 5 results!
« Reply #104 on: August 24, 2014, 01:40:18 PM »
I have sent.

seneca, if you're game, I can PM you what I sent.
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