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Shadow Ninja's Roulette v. Here At the End of All Things
« on: August 03, 2015, 11:55:58 AM »
Since both Buddyhunter's and Mikemangioy's roulettes are in their last rounds and will ostensibly be concluding shortly, Bolsters has given me the go-ahead to get mine underway. So here we go. Where making this hapen.

Rules

This section is gonna pretty light. If you played in my last roulette, you mostly know how this goes.

If not, there's not really much you have to know. My roulette is pretty light on rules; there are no themed rounds, no time limits, and basically no other shenanigans, at least none that spring to mind immediately. So every round, you simply send a song that you think either is good, or is something I will like. I'm thinking I'll do about 6-7 rounds, but I reserve the right to amend this after we see how this thing paces itself. I'll let you know a few rounds ahead of time though, in case you've got some super-awesome song you're saving or something. All submissions will be rated on a scale from 1-10.

However, I will briefly mention a few things that I'm going to call CAVEATS to this loose and agreeable set of rules. First, although there is not a limit on song duration, the longer the song, generally speaking, the more time it needs to sink in with the listener. However, realistically, I'm not going to be able to listen to these songs as many times as they probably need to totally "get" them. So utilize caution when sending long songs. Second, although there are no themed rounds, just sending a bunch of prog metal will probably not turn out that well. I guess I'll address this more in a different section. Third... I can't think of anything else. I may edit this later if I do.

Tastes

Upon viewing my banned list (posted below) you may think to yourself, "Hot damn, this shadow fella seems to be all about prog! I will send him nothing but prog metal in this roulette." However, the banned list can be somewhat misleading in this regard! It is certainly true that I enjoy a lot of progressive metal, but I'm not hugely into finding new artists in this style lately. It's very rare nowadays for me to find a prog metal band that really impresses me. So while there is a not a specific penalty present for submissions of a prog metal nature, functionally what I would consider "typical" prog metal songs are probably gonna end up in the 5-7 point range. I mean, if you do have a band you think is absolutely incredible in this style, go ahead and send them! I'm just giving you fair warning with regard to where my tastes lie these days.

So what am I interested in? Well, I guess that's kind of hard to answer, but I'll do my best. Lately I've been into a lot of singer-songwriter, indie kind of stuff. I've found an appreciation for some electronic music, and even some rap as well. I continue to be a huge fan of many kinds of metal. That didn't stop being a thing that was true or anything. I really enjoy harsh vocals, so don't worry about them being offputting to me! I am also, as I believe I said somewhere else recently, a big fan of big, over-the-top kind of stuff. This could either be really epic power metal (really guys, don't worry about stuff being "too cheesy". It is unlikely you will meet a barrier of that sort in this roulette), or more operatic or vaudevillian type stuff.

Hopefully this gives you some idea of a direction to take with your submissions.

Also! One final note. Feel free to explain in your PMs why you like the song. This is by no means required, but it's possible that you may point out something that I wouldn't notice on my own, and may increase my appreciation of the song.

Submission

Uh yeah just send me Youtube links. I don't use Spotify or any other streaming service. I guess if your song isn't on Youtube, you can just email me a file, but if possible, web links are preferable.


Participants

Oh yeah, I should have covered this in the rules section. Oh well, it works here too. I'm not really putting a cap on the number of participants. I figure I'll just leave the sign up open until it seems like everyone who wants to sign up has signed up, and we'll get rolling! Also I will say, if you participated in my last roulette, I'd love to have you in this one as well! I got a lot of great music last time, and I have every expectation that with your help, I will do so again!



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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2015, 12:00:30 PM »
BANNED LIST

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!T.O.O.H.!
3
30 Seconds To Mars
Adagio
Aeon Spoke
Aeon Zen
Agalloch
Alan Parsons
The Album Leaf
Alchemist
Alexi Murdoch
Alice In Chains
Allen/Lande
Amaranthe
Anathema
Angels and Airwaves
Animals as Leaders
Anthriel
The Antlers
Anubis Gate
Arch/Matheos
Arcturus
Arjen Lucassen (and related projects)
Ark
Assemblage 23
Atoma
Audioslave
Avantasia
Ayreon
Azure Emote
Beach House
Between the Buried and Me
Beyond the Bridge
Big Big Train
Bjork
Blind Guardian
Blue Stahli
Bohren and Der Club of Gore
Bon Iver
Bring Me the Horizon
BT
Casualties of Cool
Celldweller
City and Colour
Chroma Key
CHVRCHES
Circus Maximus
CKY
Cloudscape
Coheed and Cambria
Coldplay
Cynic
Dan Swano
Dark Tranquillity
Darkane
Darkwater
Deadsoul Tribe
Deafheaven
Death
The Dear Hunter
Destrage
Depeche Mode
Devil Doll
Devin Townsend
Diablo Swing Orchestra
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Dir en grey
Dominici
Dragonforce
Dream Theater
Dredg
The Drones
Edge of Sanity
Entwine
Epica
Explosions in the Sky
Fair To Midland
Faith No More
Fantomas
Five For Fighting
Flower Kings
Frost*
Gamma Ray
Ghost Brigade
Glass Cloud
God Is An Astronaut
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Gojira
Goo Goo Dolls
Gordian Knot
Gotthard
Green Carnation
Haken
Half Moon Run
Hammerfall
Heather Dale
Homestuck
The Human Abstract
Iced Earth
Ihsahn
Imagine Dragons
Infected Mushroom
Into Eternity
IQ
James LaBrie
Jeff Buckley
John Wesley
Jon Oliva's Pain
Jonsi
Journey
Judas Priest
Jupiter Society
Justin Cross
Kamelot
Katatonia
Kayo Dot
Keldian
Kimbra
King Crimson
Kip Winger
Kishi Bashi
Kvelertak
Lady Gaga
Lana Del Rey
Lance King
Leprous
Leverage
Light Bearer
Lindsey Stirling
Linkin Park
Liquid Tension Experiment
Loreena McKennit
Lost Horizon
Low
Low Roar
Marillion
The Mars Volta
Massive Attack
Mastodon
maudlin of the Well
Meshuggah
Metallica
Michel Camilo
Mike Patton
Mind's Eye
Mirrorthrone
Misery Signals
Modest Mouse
Mono
Moody Blues
Mr. Bungle
múm
Mumford and Sons
Muse
Native Construct
Neal Morse
Nick Cave
Nightingale
Nightwish
Now, Now
The Ocean
Oceansize
Of Monsters and Men
One Republic
Opeth
Orbs
OSI
Owl City
Ozric Tentacles
Pain Of Salvation
Paramore
Pathfinder
Pentatonix
Periphery
Persefone
PJ Harvey
Place Vendome
Planet X
Porcupine Tree
Powerwolf
Psychotic Waltz
Pyramaze
Queens of the Stone Age
Queensryche
Radiohead
Redemption
Red House Painters
Reinxeed
Rishloo
Rise Against
Riverside
Rush
Sabaton
Sarah Fimm
Savatage
Scale The Summit
Scar Symmetry
Scott Walker
Second Person
Seventh Wonder
Shadow Gallery
Shadow Theory
Shamrain
Shining
Sigur Ros
Sikth
Silverchair
Skillet
Skyharbor
Sleep Party People
The Smiths
Soilwork
Solution .45
Sonata Arctica
Sonic Youth
Soundgarden
Spock's Beard
Steam Powered Giraffe
Steven Wilson
Strapping Young Lad
Stratovarius
The Strokes
Styles of Beyond
Sun Kil Moon
Switchfoot
The Sword
Sylvan
Symphony X
System of a Down
Tallest Man on Earth
Tesseract
Theocracy
Thousand Foot Krutch
Threshold
Thrice
Tom Waits
Tool
Transatlantic
Triosphere
Trivium
Ulver
Unexpect
Unisonic
Volbeat
Voyager
We Are The Fallen
While Heaven Wept
Wintersun
Within Temptation
Yes
Zero Hour

This is mostly comprehensive I think. There are probably some groups/artists that I either forgot, or don't know enough material from to include.

Also, here is a link to my last roulette, in case you want to refer to it: http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=41730.0

While some of the artist sent in that roulette are not banned, due to me still not being familiar enough with their catalog to remove them from play entirely, it should be noted that the specific songs sent in that roulette will not be accepted as submissions in this roulette. Unless I forget.

Banned During Roulette
Umphrey's McGee
Papadosio
Rival Sons
Eminem
Iron Maiden
HAIM
Labyrinth
David Maxim Micic
Taylor Swift
David Bowie
Sleepytime Gorilla Musuem
Alcest
Alter Bridge
The Night Flight Orchestra
Conception
Susanne Sandfør
Twenty-One Pilots
Bent Knee
Ellie Goulding
Editors
Shineback
Death Cab For Cutie
Accept
Outworld
Florence + the Machine
Demians
Dionysus

Hypocrisy
Machine Head
Don Henley
Autumn Moonlight
Woods of Ypres
Meatloaf
Beyond Twilight
Igorrr
Black Stone Cherry
TYR
Tenhi
Lorde
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2015, 12:08:02 PM »
I'd like to participate since I never did :D rules seem easy and I followed few lists even though I didn't participate
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2015, 12:53:53 PM »
I'm so fucking in.

Oh, there's Infected Mushroom missing on that banned list btw ;)

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2015, 02:12:37 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2015, 02:31:00 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2015, 02:37:50 PM »
Not a prog metal driven roulette? Sign me up!
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2015, 03:06:57 PM »
Count me in.
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2015, 03:21:20 PM »
Haven't done one in a while. I'll give it a shot.

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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2015, 03:57:36 PM »
I told you in my thread that I'd try to play when your roulette came around. My library is small, so it's going to be somewhat tough finding gaps in your banned artist list, but I think I can just barely do it, especially if I supplement with artists who I received in my roulette in the later rounds. So if you will have me, while being fully aware of this, I'll take on the challenge of being "that guy who sends random songs he likes plus in the later rounds maybe some artists he was sent in his own roulette."

Edit: Yeah, there are definitely a few small holes on this list that I can slip through ;)
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2015, 04:26:13 PM »
I've used the "send whatever I like" method in literally every roulette I've been in, so I fully endorse your utilization of it.

Course I've never won, but you know, journey, destination, all that shit.

Good to have all y'all on board.
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2015, 07:54:57 PM »
Can we start sending? :D

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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2015, 08:12:13 PM »
Yeah, I suppose so. I'm gonna keep registration open a bit longer though, in case some more folks trickle in.
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« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2015, 08:20:19 PM »
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« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2015, 08:24:29 PM »
I have zero interest in rap/electronic but I might be able to fill some gaps in the rock/metal/cheese/singer-songwriter area ..........happy to flip some coins and send you some stuff that might hit the spot.  Also guitar instrumental if that appeals.
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« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2015, 08:45:46 PM »
sorry, only accepting rap-centric submissions

Kidding. :P  Added you to the roster. Let's do this.
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« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2015, 01:37:42 AM »
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OK guys, I have all the submissions except one, and once I get that one, I'll start listening, and we should see results in three or four days.
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Jesus Christ you guys send fast. Don't you people have jobs?  :lol

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They have (correctly) prioritized my highly important roulette over trivialities like "jobs" or "lives".

Perhaps I have cause to question your devotion, sir?!??




But really, I am pleasantly surprised by how quickly everyone has sent. You guys rock! I'll do the first listen tonight.
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They have (correctly) prioritized my highly important roulette over trivialities like "jobs" or "lives".


Indeed. I've always said that Roulettes should be everyones N°1 priority
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I'm college student on recess and I have no life so this Roulette is my no. 1 priority :lol
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I made a list of artists and noted a couple of songs from each before the roulette started (something I always do when joining one), so it was only a matter of selecting one from that list to send.

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Hey guys, I did some listening today, and I'll probably do some more tonight. I'm not gonna do the first impression thing that seems to be cool nowadays, because I'm too busy being a useless piece of shit all day playing all these video games. However, I will say that I received a very diverse group of songs; I don't think that any two would fall into the same genre, unless we're judging really broadly. Keep up the good work, guys!

I may be able to write the results and have them up tomorrow, but failing that, they will definitely be up Friday. See you then!
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I'm somehow sure I did pretty well on this round  :hat

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Are we getting the results today or are you being a lazy ass?
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can't it be

both things?
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