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Favorite NOMAC Track?

Descent of the Nomacs
34 (21.7%)
The Hovering Sojourn
19 (12.1%)
Digital Discord
22 (14%)
Machine Chatter
49 (31.2%)
Power Down
14 (8.9%)
None
19 (12.1%)

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Offline mikemangioy

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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #35 on: January 30, 2016, 06:13:52 AM »
Cool stuff! I really dig 'em, I think that they're something that the band has never done and it fits in the flow of the album. They are so eerie.The best ones are Descent and Power Down.
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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2016, 09:07:26 AM »
I actually like 'Digital Discord' and 'Power Down'....an eeriness, and love the back and forth stereo.

A good way of dividing up listening sequences.  And....I'll bet the videos and effects will be excellent in concert.
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« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2016, 09:10:51 AM »
Plus, it will give the band little breaks in between chunks of songs live, instead of them having to play Act 1 from start to finish with no break (which would be exhausting for guys in their 20s, much less 50+).

I doubt I will listen to them much ever, but I get why they are there.

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« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2016, 09:12:23 AM »
I really hope the NOMAC track will be a little long live, that'd be sweet.
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« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2016, 11:21:56 AM »
I actually like 'Digital Discord' and 'Power Down'....an eeriness, and love the back and forth stereo.
These are my 2 favorite ones too. Power Down has several repeating themes, like robotic riffs I guess, and Digital Discord has some dubstep sounds. I think they are the most unique ones.

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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #40 on: January 30, 2016, 11:00:06 PM »
'Machine Chatter'....almost sounds as if it wants to take off into 'Build Me Up, Break Me Down'........
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« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2016, 09:06:44 AM »
'Machine Chatter'....almost sounds as if it wants to take off into 'Build Me Up, Break Me Down'........

I noticed that too. Hmmm... "Bad music", huh?  ;)
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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2016, 12:01:31 PM »
I voted for the Descent of the NOMACS as it felt really ominous and really gave us the first glimpse of the tyranny of Nafaryus, and I when I listen to it for the first time I felt I was going to witness something special
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« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2016, 12:20:16 PM »
Machine Chatter, easily. I really like that one, and have listened to it by itself several times.
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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2016, 02:23:04 PM »
I made my own video here, Descent of NOMACS Video

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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2016, 02:26:51 PM »
I actually really like them.

They do not overstay their welcome and there is a sense of ambient/dubstep to them at times, along with adding to the atmosphere of the album as a whole. In context of the album, I like Hovering Sojourn the most. Not skipping material for me.
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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #46 on: February 01, 2016, 04:01:14 PM »
Power Down. I think it's the most "catchy" NOMAC track out of them all. The menacing noise machines are finally shut down for good, and it's dramatic (For machine sounds, at least).  :biggrin:
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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2016, 06:04:44 PM »
I highly enjoy the NOMAC tracks, they're actually quite well-made for what they are, just being dissonant senseless noise. They make a nice break in the music that help the flow.

Probably have to go with Machine Chatter because it actually has a beat and some melodic qualities to it.
Descent is also an amazingly disturbing, scary, and urgent beginning to the album that is very fitting.
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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #48 on: February 01, 2016, 08:00:01 PM »
If it's at all possible, I'm totally dressing up as a NOMAC for Halloween.
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« Reply #49 on: February 01, 2016, 08:14:59 PM »
If it's at all possible, I'm totally dressing up as a NOMAC for Halloween.
That would be amazing...and have something playing the NOMAC sounds attached to you as you move around. You'd get a lot of really interesting reactions.

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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #50 on: February 01, 2016, 09:28:13 PM »
If it's at all possible, I'm totally dressing up as a NOMAC for Halloween.

And have Pac Man as your backup plan for when nobody knows wtf you are. :lol
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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #51 on: February 01, 2016, 09:29:14 PM »
If it's at all possible, I'm totally dressing up as a NOMAC for Halloween.

And have Pac Man as your backup plan for when nobody knows wtf you are. :lol

True that, maybe I'll do it for the show. :nomac:
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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #52 on: February 16, 2016, 02:30:15 PM »
I want a medley of all of them, just...so...beautiful....... :'(
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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #53 on: February 16, 2016, 02:56:09 PM »
The first one, because THE REAPERS ARE COMING

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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #54 on: February 17, 2016, 02:53:53 AM »
Voted Machine Chatter, mainly for the addition of the drum machine to add a bit of rhythm. Also interesting is how the NOMAC sounds pop up in other tracks as well, such as A Savior in the Square (before the trumpet fanfare).
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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #55 on: February 17, 2016, 08:06:29 AM »
Voted Machine Chatter, mainly for the addition of the drum machine to add a bit of rhythm.

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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #56 on: February 17, 2016, 02:12:26 PM »
Is it just me, or does anyone else hear what sounds like the "F" bomb dropped at the 0:37 mark of Machine Chatter?   :lol
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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #57 on: February 17, 2016, 04:39:43 PM »
Hahaha. Funny poll.  There is a track on the 2nd cd that I accidentally skip sometimes because it sounds like a NOMAC track at first.


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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #58 on: February 19, 2016, 11:06:57 PM »
Power Down. I think it's the most "catchy" NOMAC track out of them all. The menacing noise machines are finally shut down for good, and it's dramatic (For machine sounds, at least).  :biggrin:

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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #59 on: February 24, 2016, 12:17:12 AM »
machine chatter since it knows odd-time signatures
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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #60 on: February 24, 2016, 07:43:58 AM »
I really like how they expand the NOMAC tracks during live perfomances, so The Hovering Sojourn is definitely my favourite of the altered tracks. My favourite studio NOMAC track is still Power Down. :)

Edit: No love for the latter it seems.  :lol None is voted more than poor Power Down.
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« Reply #61 on: February 24, 2016, 11:16:44 AM »
I know, and I have no idea why...I love Power Down. If anything it was the closest to what I expected these tracks to sound like in the first place.

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« Reply #62 on: February 24, 2016, 11:56:59 AM »
Power Down ends with total silence, and then starts Astonishing. I totally understand that silence is the whole point of the piece, the NOMACs are shut down for good, but I feel that for a powerful contrast it would have been better if the silence was missing and Astonishing started straight away. I actually skip it myself, when Power Down is about to end I skip immediately to Astonishing and the contrast between the last "noises" and the glorious beginning of the title track is powerful.
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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #63 on: February 25, 2016, 02:32:04 PM »
This may quite possibly be the silliest topic ever discussed in this section. :tick2:
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« Reply #64 on: February 25, 2016, 02:34:22 PM »
I would say the "What if DT were an all-girl band" or "Dream Theater Hair" threads would have won that award, personally. :P

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« Reply #65 on: February 25, 2016, 02:47:53 PM »
There's a lot of competition.
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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #66 on: February 26, 2016, 09:57:51 AM »
Aww, come on guys!  I actually like all these tracks, they're really fun.  The bass on them when playing in my car or at home is great!  They're so short too, so I never skip them.  I want to put :metal but it doesn't quite seem to apply :lol
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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #67 on: March 11, 2016, 03:23:56 AM »
After repeated listens, I think I like best Machine Chatter

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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #68 on: September 14, 2017, 12:09:31 AM »
As an up and coming dubstep fan, i have to say that the Nomac tracks are simply amazing. It's really a toss up what my favorite is, it would have to be the Digital Discord track that would be my favorite. Sounds like something that would start off an Excision song.
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Re: Best NOMAC Track
« Reply #69 on: September 14, 2017, 12:55:46 AM »
Digital Discord, there is something quite creepy about it especially because it follows A Tempting Offer.