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Re: Evermind's Second Roulette v. Intentions perfectly clear (Tidbits)
« Reply #210 on: February 14, 2016, 04:11:10 AM »
Just have everyone on DTF play.

4700 odd songs per round, 10 rounds. You'll be the most musically literate motherfucker on the planet by the end of the roulette.

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« Reply #211 on: February 14, 2016, 04:15:37 AM »
Or.. you can pull a Sacul and let 15 people in?  :lol Fuck priorities right?

I wouldn't let me in if you don't like funky metal instrumentals, I'm a big fan of those and I would almsot surely send something along those lines. :metal

No I won't. 12 people in the main competition it is.

Actually, speaking of letting people in, well, I'm not judging solely by the song they've sent. I mean, the songs are the most important thing, yes, but I also analyze their performance in my previous roulette if they've played there (not in the way "ha, they didn't make it in Round 7, they suck, bye bye", but more "is this guy able to send something I'll like?"), I look at the person's tastes overall to determine if they can send something that will interest me throughout all the rounds. I want to get a lot of amazing music in this roulette, that's why I invited eight people I knew I could count on, and I want to get four more people that can send me amazing music.

But if any of participants would've sent the absolutely awesome song for this round, the one I would fall in love instantly, they would've been in without a second thought about their previous performance, tastes and whatnot. And, in fact, that's what one person did. The best song in this round is so fantastic and brilliant.

Well, you'll see what I mean when I post the results.

Just have everyone on DTF play.

4700 odd songs per round, 10 rounds. You'll be the most musically literate motherfucker on the planet by the end of the roulette.

Yeah, no. :lol

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« Reply #212 on: February 14, 2016, 08:08:02 AM »
Only a few write-ups left to do, but there's also that Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur game I wanted to watch. We'll see how it goes, I may post the results before it or after it. Depends on how fast I'll write them.

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« Reply #213 on: February 14, 2016, 08:16:50 AM »
Exciting times!
Hey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
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« Reply #214 on: February 14, 2016, 08:49:32 AM »
Alright, results will definitely be up before the game. Only a few finishing strokes to make them look nicer. Both invited participants and the contestants, you'd better get ready...

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« Reply #215 on: February 14, 2016, 08:52:59 AM »
 :metal
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« Reply #216 on: February 14, 2016, 08:53:28 AM »
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Re: Evermind's Second Roulette v. Colour overcomes this night (Results)
« Reply #217 on: February 14, 2016, 09:10:42 AM »
Well, here we go. I had to split to post in two because it exceeded the characters limit. In the first preliminary round. I know, right? :lol Well, you'll just have to bear with me.

Preliminary Round #1 Results:

In like Flynn:


Tomislav95: Redemption Ė Black and White World


Oooh, someone from the invitees is probably going to be disappointed. Redemption was an obvious hole in my list, the one Iím surprised no one took an advantage of in my first roulette, and one of the invited folks has already asked me about this bandís absence in the list ó and all for naught, since you were quick on the trigger indeed, effectively blocking that person by sending this magnificent little gem to me.

This is by far the best song of this round. Everything about it is perfect to my ears, from the wonderful keyboard intro fitting so much with the album cover and the general atmosphere of the song to the deep and soulful Ray Alderís vocal performance. Love songs can come off as really forced and facepalm-worthy, but in the instances theyíre done right, they can be captivating and touching, and I think this is a great example of this. The lyrics are deftly written, and Rayís voice just adds the magic to this tune through these carefully written longing vocal melodies. The prominence of keyboards and bass throughout the track is another highlight, and the happy, uplifting ending with the simple yet gripping harmonies seals the deal for me. This is too good to be wrong, indeed. Iíve nothing to complain about. In fact, I liked this song so much that when I was in the record store in Friday Iíve tried to find anything from Redemption there, but sadly they didnít have anything. Still, Iím aiming for some purchases of this bandís material here.

Youíre in straight to the main competition. You donít have to send for the next preliminary round, but you can send something if you want to. Note that if I like your song enough, the artist will be banned. This is a good way to cockblock someone or to check out my tastes with something youíre unsure of. (9.5/10)

Train of Naught: Avenged Sevenfold Ė A Little Piece of Heaven

This was, by far, the best grower of the round. After a first listen I was thinking about eliminating you, because something about this song just didnít click with me, and then I found out I was humming the chorus melody to myself every now and then. I guess what I needed to do is embrace the playful and quirky atmosphere of this sprawling song, and after I approached it with not all that seriousness I was able to appreciate the hell out of it. Thankfully, Iím not against the grossness in the songs while itís all good-hearted and fun.

This song is remarkable due to the huge theatrical vibe, loads of unusual instruments in your standard metal song and of course, there are those different vocalists. There are lots of subtle orchestration, sound effects to enhance the experience, and the dramatic sections with raging vocals are alternating with the fairly calm choruses, including the severely annoying ďmy baby donít crah Ė ah Ė ah Ė ah Ė ah Ė yĒ which is probably the most earworm-ish moment and fits perfectly in the whole Broadway vibe of the song. Needless to say, I love the dramatic sections the most, and my favourite part is probably the bridge where theyíve got the guest female singer to contribute. ďWell then Iíll grant you a chanceĒ, this part is just fantastic. But Iíve got to say, the song works spectacularly well as a whole composition, and this was another highlight of the round. It has a bit of mood from Scaretale by Nightwish, except I actually like your song, and it has a bit of that madness of Sonata Arcticaís Unia, and the outcome exceeded my expectations. I donít see myself enjoying an album full of the tracks like that, but one or two occasional tracks like that, yes, this would appeal to me. And anyway, this song is a lot of fun. So did he rape her dead body first and then got on with eating that heart he ripped out from her?

You took a risk and send the band that was in ďI didnít like itĒ list, and it paid off big time. This song was much better than Afterlife. You too are in straight to the main competition. You donít have to send for the next preliminary round, but you can send something if you want to. Note that if I like your song enough, the artist will be banned. This is a good way to cockblock someone or to check out my tastes with something youíre unsure of. (9/10)

Almost in like Mr. Bean (okay, Iíve got nothing for this one)

Bolsters / Big Hath: Arion Ė Out of the Ashes

Well you guys are certainly good at sending the same songs. First you both went with Shadows, and then youíve both settled on this one, so I assume Shadows is Arionís best song and this is the second best? This makes sense, since I liked Shadows a lot but just forgot to check out the rest of these guysí work, and if this song is any indication, I should do it as soon as I can.

This song is somewhat relentless kick-ass power metal, but itís quite different from your usual double-bass onslaught you can hear in a lot of new power metal bands, this track has somewhat of a progressive edge. There are symphonic parts (played on keyboard I guess, but still), pounding riffs and the very memorable vocal melodies, with the singer knowing where to go powerful and where to go high-pitched to the point it sounds like someone is squeezing his balls. Itís a great tune and my only complaint is the production could be a bit clearer; this song sounds a bit muddy. After Shadows and this song I can definitely see why you guys would like this band, I need to check the whole album for sure.

You both proceed to the Preliminary Round #2. Your song was quite great, so you have a bit of advantage over the rest of participants in that round. Just donít send the same song again. (9/10)

Tyrias: Brand New Ė Handcuffs

Iíve got two ballads in this round, and I liked yours much more than the other one. While I didnít think Sowing Season was anything special, I connected with this song instantly and this may yet inspire me to check out Brand New. The chill guitar, the soft, uncaring singerís voice makes this song very appealing and enjoyable, and the inclusion of cello during the further ďIíd arrest you if I had handcuffsĒ passages takes the song on the whole another level. Itís a great example how one well-thought-out vocal melody can make the song, with the fitting instrumentation behind. Thatís not to say I didnít like the rest of this tune, because it was quite good and definitely not out of place, but the aforementioned passage is the one that kept popping up in my mind here and there. I was actually disappointed when it didnít show up one last time in the end, I feel this song could use another run of this beautiful melody. Or maybe it could use a sequel instead. How about ďIíd buy you dinner if I had money / Iíd lift you if I had a carĒ? Write the next two lines yourself!

You proceed to the Preliminary Round #2, and along with Bolsters and Big Hath youíre on top of this food chain, so to speak. Youíve got a bit of advantage over the people down this list. (8.5/10)

splent: Kansas Ė Song for America

Well, this was another grower, and while at the first listen I was worried your participation in this roulette would be over in just one round, Iíve come to appreciate this song quite a bit over the subsequent listens. It came to the point I can safely say that out of three longer progressive rock songs I received in this round, this one is undoubtedly the best, and while the other two are fighting for survival as we speak, youíre definitely in the safe zone.

I was familiar with some Kansas songs (their main hits mostly), and I canít even say Iíve liked those, so I was quite apprehensive about this tune, but itís actually quite a pleasant ten minutes ride. You mentioned in your PM this song doesnít feel like itís ten minutes long, and I completely agree with you, it feels much shorter. The vocals could be more impressive, but they fit the song well, and so do the instrumental parts Ė my favourite things are the up-front bass, which was something the progressive bands from 70s and 80s loved to do, and of course the lovely violin making its appearances throughout this tune. The keyboard solos are also lovely. Iím usually not too big about those happy progressive rock songs Ė it takes something unique to interest me in these Ė but I admit I shouldíve checked Kansas years ago, this song seems right up my alley and after the initial not-so-good impressions I enjoyed it every time I had to spin it during this round. Well done. Iíll dive into Kansas discography after this roulette.

You proceed to the Preliminary Round #2, and youíre somewhere in the middle there. You donít have a huge advantage over everyone, but you arenít in that bad position either. Your song was solid, and to get further you should maybe up your game a notch, but you still have pretty good chance to make it. (8/10)

Sacul: Marketa Irglova Ė Time Immemorial

You are one of those participants whose previous record works against you, because except Pure Reason Revolution that I didnít quite dig and Swans that I didnít quite dig, you didnít have anything applying to my tastes to offer me in my first roulette. I wasnít sure what I should expect from you there, but you opened with a really nice and beautiful ballad, which, despite not being the best song and even best ballad of the round, was enough to get my full attention.

If we take into consideration both my first roulette and this one, this is probably your best song yet. You of all people should know Iím a sucker for ballads, and this one hits it quite close to the spot Ė the whole acoustic background and Marketaís voice are entwined to create a thing of beauty, a wonderful little song. I feel her voice is even a bit under-utilized here, and she could be a bit more powerful in a few moments considering the subject, especially in the last part starting with ďSince time immemorial thereís been conflict and warĒ, but otherwise itís a fine song and Iíve enjoyed it a lot. If you have more things like that, Iíd be glad to see you in my rouletteÖ itís just somehow I doubt that. Feel free to convince me otherwise in the next preliminary round?

You proceed to the Preliminary Round #2, and youíre somewhere in the middle there. You donít have a huge advantage over everyone, but you arenít in that bad position either. Your song was solid, but considering your previous track record, you definitely should up your game a notch if you want to get in. Still, youíve got a pretty good chance to make it. (8/10)

425: Coheed and Cambria Ė Key Entity Extraction I: Domino the Destitute

Youíve jumped upon this train quite late, but it wonít diminish your chances to make it as long as you send me great songs! You might want to try harder than that if you really want to play in the main part though. You probably didnít know that, but my main problem preventing me to check out C&C was the fact I couldnít stand the vocalist voice. Iíve mostly checked out some bits of their music here and there, but I never checked out any whole song by them. I even fell for the joke regarding Metallicaís Welcome Home being the cover of Coheed and Cambriaís song due to my ignorance once. :lol

Well, it was high time to rectify that, and listening to this song with an open mind, I canít quite say I hate the vocals here. Theyíre quirky, yes, but theyíre not that much quirky that I wonít give them a chance, and while on some occasions during this song I cringe a bit, in the other moments the vocal style works just fine. There are also some moments I donít quite understand their necessity yet, like the laughs in the middle of the song or the spoken samples, but I donít know the whole back story, so Iíll just let them slip for now. I canít honestly say I loved this song, but I liked a lot of parts in it, and while I might have found it disjointed, Iíll write it off as me not being familiar enough with the song. I canít digest a complex song in only a day while I still have to listen to twelve others.

Still, Iíve liked enough what Iíve heard so you proceed to the Preliminary Round #2, but youíre not in the favoured position, and not even in the middle, somewhere just a smidge below that. Your song was good, but to get in the main part youíll either have to send something better than that and hope the other participants will screw up too, or send something incredible that will make me drool and jump in a sheer exultation or something. Another song like the one youíve sent this time wonít do the trick. (7.5/10)

Scorpion: Heart of Cygnus Ė The Mountain King

Youíve played in my first roulette and while youíve sent some great tracks, you submitted some duds either. You were close to make it through the eliminations, but youíve lost it in the Tiebreaker to ErHaO, sending that Theocracy song. Iím quite interested in Theocracy now, actually, but I still think that song wasnít too good. Anyway, I was quite intrigued with what you had to offer this time.

Iíve read over the Internet this band includes only two musicians, one of drums and one on everything else, and thatís certainly impressive. I guess the string parts are the samples then, or did they get some guest musicians on that record? Anyway, I love how authentic and folky the intro sounds here, like itís introducing some magical land far away. Considering the cover and the melody in the beginning, this song reminded me of Heroes of Might and Magic III for some reason. Anyway, this was one of those longer progressive rock songs I didnít really appreciate on the first listen and I still remain unconvinced. The vocal melodies here are a real downer. I think a song with such a small vocals presence could use them to a greater effect, and instead they feel kind of unneeded to me here. I also thought this song drags a bit and it didnít warrant the full nine minutes to get its point through. Itís enjoyable, yes, but my attention drifts off if I donít force myself to stay alert, and thatís never a good thing.

Youíre barely through and you proceed to Preliminary Round #2, but not only youíre not in a favoured position, your next entry pretty much has to leave me in awe. Iíd say youíve got to send the best song of the next round if you want to get in. (7/10)

Elite: Kino Ė Losersí Day Parade

I was intrigued both by your participation and by this band, seeing how theyíve got Pete Trewavas (I hate typing this surname in, really, it'so difficult to type) on board, but in fact this was more underwhelming than it was enjoyable. I mean, when this song gets good, itís certainly quite a great one, but the lows are sticking out and quite persistently bring this song down. The stripped down part beginning from 2:20 is the greatest example of that, and I have to gather all my tenacity to sit through it, and it doesnít help when we get reprises of this theme later. When this tune gets more intense, however, it becomes progressively more interesting. My favourite part is probably the ending, where the band goes all out with ďDead nobodies in company carsĒ, and yeah, this is the kind of music I love, but it took them six minutes to get there. Even after six listens, I wasnít able to grow to like this song as much as I wanted to, and that makes me think that maybe itís not that great after all.

Please donít read this as me being condescending, but here goes: in all honesty, I should eliminate you right at this point, but Iím really intrigued in what you have to offer, so I think you deserve one more chance. Therefore, youíre barely through and you proceed to Preliminary Round #2, but to earn yourself a place in the main competition, you have to wow the fuck out of me. I know you can do it. Maybe itís time to take some risks? (6.5/10)

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« Reply #218 on: February 14, 2016, 09:10:58 AM »
Out like the third Fallout

Parama: Serdce Ė Unique Path

Well, whatís up with all these bands with Russian words in their names? I mean, Iíd understand if there was one, but two? First I get Kino (which is ďcinemaĒ if you translate it) and now Serdce (a heart). And itís also a Paramaís submission, so Iíve got to expect some weird shit.

Alright, so whoeverís reading this, please donít laugh at this next sentence. I donít know how mathcore sounds, but this sounds totally like mathcore. I mean, those precise keyboard sounds in the beginning and the lifeless vocals, this is totally how I imagine mathcore. I have no idea what it really is, but itís like that djent situation all over again! When these sounds cease to exist, this song even becomes awesome, especially since 1:10 to 1:35 when those incredible brass instruments kick in, very low yet very chilling and persistent. But then the song goes on through its motions again and well, in theory itís really something I should dig, because I do like bleak and dark landscapes in the music, but this feels really lifeless. The instrumental part is where it becomes really good again, butÖ well, you of all people know what comes after this instrumental part.

You were right saying you would be down there on the scoreboard, and thatís why I decided to host those qualifiers first. No offense, but youíre out. In fact, if itís any consolation, you saved Elite from going out. I was determined to eliminate at least two players, and if it wasnít for you, he wouldíve been the second one. (6/10)

Luoto: Oddland Ė Still the Spirit Stays

So after all this talk you decided to go ahead and send me djent? Well, I think Tyrias might have some bad news for you.

I must say, I kept bothering myself with thinking youíre new in this roulette routine and you donít deserve it, but in the end I just couldnít find anything to get you in the next round. You probably arenít aware of my tastes that much, so I guess this song was a shot in the dark, and you pretty much missed big time.

Iím not even sure this is djent (itís probably not, given my track record, at least not in the rest of the musical universe), but it comes as close as it can being djent for me. This song is just too busy instrumentally; I think it also has those down-tuned guitars, crushing riffs I dislike and overall heaviness too. However, thatís not to say this song doesnít have anything good and note-worthy Ė Iíve enjoyed the vocal melodies a lot, the way they build up tension is admirable, and the singerís voice is pleasant Ė too bad itís buried under these guitar sounds (polyrhythms? Iíve got nothing, Iím not a musician.) There are some good parts in this song, but my overall impression is that after those four minutes I find myself tired of listening to the music.

Iím sorry and I wish you luck in the future roulettes. Donít let this one loss discourage you Ė maybe your song was even great and I was too blind (deaf?) to see (hear?) it, but Iíve got my tastes and you got yours Ė itís just they donít seem to be compatible judging by this one song, and I donít want to try and confirm it. Iíll just stick to my comfort zone.

Youíre out but thank you for giving this roulette a shot! (5.5/10)

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jingle.boy: Glass Mind Ė Haunting Regrets

If thereís an option for making a dick move like cockblocking your fellow competitors before the competition even began, and you wonder who would do such a thing, look no further than Chad Ďwin if you can, lose if you must, but always cheatí Belcher, who is always glad to bring some headache to the people heís playing against.

(Well, actually, if I was playing in my roulette, I wouldíve done the same thing. Thatís why I included that option, in fact.)

But letís rank this song! I know your first intention was to block one of the players, but this is actually quite fantastic. From the guitarwork to the ever-present, quite prominent keyboards in the mix, and the vocals are quite a blast too. I think this could use a bit clearer production too, at least in the guitar department, since the keyboards are quite ringing and nice, but this doesnít detract my enjoyment of this song anyway. Nothing really mindblowing (not like that Redemption song), but still a great metal number; I could use bands like that in my discography, so I thank you for this one. I think thereís someone among the participants that wonít be that grateful thoughÖ (9/10)

Bands added to banned list:

Redemption
Avenged Sevenfold
Arion
Brand New
Kansas
Marketa Irglova
Coheed and Cambria
Glass Mind

Updated list of participants (also available in the second post)

  • bl5150
  • lonestar
  • senecadawg2
  • Dr. DTVT
  • wolfking
  • ErHaO
  • jingle.boy
  • TAC
  • Tomislav95
  • Train of Naught
Contestants for the free spots (so far):
  • Bolsters
  • Sacul
  • splent
  • Scorpion
  • Tyias
  • Luoto
  • Elite
  • Big Hath
  • Parama
  • 425

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« Reply #219 on: February 14, 2016, 09:11:48 AM »
Preliminary Round #2

So now we've got eight people competing for two free spots. Same rules, this round is open, the length limit is 10 minutes. I'll also take into account your previous entries for Round 1. I've pretty much indicated what you have to do to make it in your songs write-ups, so I guess that's it. The final chance to get in the main participation and kick the invited participants asses.

Send your songs!

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« Reply #220 on: February 14, 2016, 09:18:56 AM »
Iím sorry and I wish you luck in the future roulettes. Donít let this one loss discourage you Ė maybe your song was even great and I was too blind (deaf?) to see (hear?) it, but Iíve got my tastes and you got yours Ė itís just they donít seem to be compatible judging by this one song, and I donít want to try and confirm it. Iíll just stick to my comfort zone.

No worries :tup Now that I know your taste is a bit more old school (I admit a couple of throw-offs in the banned list), I would know what I'd send had I been through the round. But alas, better luck next time!
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« Reply #221 on: February 14, 2016, 09:19:08 AM »
you're welcome, Elite  :lol

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« Reply #222 on: February 14, 2016, 09:19:55 AM »
Redemption wasn't on your list? :facepalm:

you're welcome, Elite  :lol

Thanks bro :lol

Now not to blow it again in the second round
Hey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
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« Reply #223 on: February 14, 2016, 09:26:39 AM »
Wow, awesome! I'm reliefed that I'm through but also pretty bummed I had to use my perfect round 4 theme song to do so. Oh well.

including the severely annoying ďmy baby donít crah Ė ah Ė ah Ė ah Ė ah Ė yĒ which is probably the most earworm-ish moment and fits perfectly in the whole Broadway vibe of the song. Needless to say, I love the dramatic sections the most, and my favourite part is probably the bridge where theyíve got the guest female singer to contribute. ďWell then Iíll grant you a chanceĒ, this part is just fantastic. But Iíve got to say, the song works spectacularly well as a whole composition, and this was another highlight of the round.
Yeah, that's one of those typical Avenged moments that most people can't stand, and I would lie if I don't slightly cringe at all the "nyeaaaah" moments, a friend of mine who doesn't realyl like A7X calls Afterlife the nyeaah song because of those verses.  :lol

I thought you'd like the male/female vocal switch-offs, got quite a bit of those from you in my roulette aswell.
Congrats to Tomislav and good luck to the remaining 8!

Oh and I'll probably send something just for the heck of it because I'm pretty curious what you think about it, but I would never dare to send it in a regular round.
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« Reply #224 on: February 14, 2016, 09:27:45 AM »
I knew you'll like Redemption :)
I'll probably send you one artist which I wouldn't send in regular round, I want to play safe :lol
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« Reply #225 on: February 14, 2016, 09:38:45 AM »
Forgot to say it in the write-up, but that Brand New song would've been perfect for Round 4.

Redemption wasn't on your list? :facepalm:

Yeah. I advice to check the list more thoroughly, there are some obvious bands missing which I just didn't take time to check.

Welcome both Tomislav and ToN!

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« Reply #226 on: February 14, 2016, 09:41:46 AM »
Nice, time to step up my game  :smiley:

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« Reply #227 on: February 14, 2016, 09:43:35 AM »
Forgot to say it in the write-up, but that Brand New song would've been perfect for Round 4.

Redemption wasn't on your list? :facepalm:

Yeah. I advice to check the list more thoroughly, there are some obvious bands missing which I just didn't take time to check.

Welcome both Tomislav and ToN!

5 out of 6 songs I have planned would fit for round 4 :lol
Glad you liked it, I'm gonna send another song that is a bit outside of your comfort zone, but has lots of elements I know you like. Now I only have to find it somewhere thatís not spotify.

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« Reply #228 on: February 14, 2016, 09:46:18 AM »
i put redemption on a wishlist in my last roulette and nobody sent a single song from them, evermind doesn't even have a wishlist and gets redemption first round, and loves it  :lol

granted i was like, talking smack about the band based on the one or two songs i listened to so  :P

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« Reply #229 on: February 14, 2016, 09:49:40 AM »
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i put redemption on a wishlist in my last roulette and nobody sent a single song from them, evermind doesn't even have a wishlist and gets redemption first round, and loves it  :lol

granted i was like, talking smack about the band based on the one or two songs i listened to so  :P
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« Reply #230 on: February 14, 2016, 09:52:57 AM »
i put redemption on a wishlist in my last roulette and nobody sent a single song from them, evermind doesn't even have a wishlist and gets redemption first round, and loves it  :lol

granted i was like, talking smack about the band based on the one or two songs i listened to so  :P

Well I loved Redemption, which probably means you'll hate it, so don't bother. :lol

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Re: Evermind's Second Roulette v. Colour overcomes this night (Results)
« Reply #231 on: February 14, 2016, 09:53:29 AM »
Yeah, your tastes don't make any sense. Sorry man. :P

Will probably send something soon, but whatever.
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« Reply #232 on: February 14, 2016, 09:55:50 AM »
I actually really liked that Coheed song, but checking out the album after my roulette, this was the song where the vocals were the least bothering, definitely the best choice of song for someone who doesn't like Claudio's voice as much.

So Tomislav, are you still interested in the gore song?  :lol
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« Reply #233 on: February 14, 2016, 09:56:41 AM »
Yeah, your tastes don't make any sense. Sorry man. :P

Will probably send something soon, but whatever.

It's not that they don't make any sense, it's just you haven't been able to figure them out.

Sorry if I frustrated you with my write-up, but, well, I was trying to be honest.

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« Reply #234 on: February 14, 2016, 09:59:57 AM »
So Tomislav, are you still interested in the gore song?  :lol
I don't like Avenged Sevenfold at all. Only their song I somewhat enjoy is Welcome to the Family. A Little Piece of Heaven is interesting (didn't expect it to sound like that) but I'm not in the mood for it now, I'll check it again tomorrow.
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« Reply #235 on: February 14, 2016, 10:17:45 AM »
Sent for the next preliminary round!

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« Reply #236 on: February 14, 2016, 10:26:20 AM »
Glad I got through to the next round. I'm glad you liked it. Gotta figure out a song to send you.
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Re: Evermind's Second Roulette v. Colour overcomes this night (Results)
« Reply #237 on: February 14, 2016, 10:33:34 AM »
What's your take on harsh vocals, Ev? Not growls or screams, but something like Devin Townsend :P

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« Reply #238 on: February 14, 2016, 10:40:42 AM »
What's your take on harsh vocals, Ev? Not growls or screams, but something like Devin Townsend :P

I really dislike Devin's music that goes beyond ambient / acoustic things because of how thick and layered it is, so I don't think it's the best example, I can't say anything about his harsh vocals because I'm biased in the wrong way. You should provide me another example I think.

If those harsh vocals are anything like, say, Jorn Lande, I'm all in for that.
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Re: Evermind's Second Roulette v. Colour overcomes this night (Results)
« Reply #239 on: February 14, 2016, 10:47:41 AM »
Oh I get it :)

Now time to choose between a badass metal tune, an intimate folk ballad, and a more electronic song, mmnnnn.

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Re: Evermind's Second Roulette v. Colour overcomes this night (Results)
« Reply #240 on: February 14, 2016, 10:50:08 AM »
I'll help you, get rid of the electronic song and you only have to decide between 2 instead of 3.
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Re: Evermind's Second Roulette v. Colour overcomes this night (Results)
« Reply #241 on: February 14, 2016, 10:51:56 AM »
If Evermind's round 6 submission tells me something, is that he would like the electronic song :P

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« Reply #242 on: February 14, 2016, 10:54:14 AM »
Really, it just depends. There are only a few electronic projects I like. The one I sent to you is a rare thing, as I told you in PM. And it's more ambient, folky and beautiful than electronic.

If there are some great vocal melodies, intimate folk ballad is a safe choice I think. Whether you want to play it safe or not, it's up to you.

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« Reply #243 on: February 14, 2016, 11:01:34 AM »
Alright, put in my song, got pretty much the result I expected. :lol It was worth a shot, at least.

I think it's highly unlikely that I'm getting in at this point, and I think I won't have nearly as much to send you as others on the off-chance that I do make it. I'll probably try to find something where there's a 90% chance you won't like it/think is just okay and a 10% chance that you'll really like it and just send that off and see what happens.
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« Reply #244 on: February 14, 2016, 11:04:07 AM »
Well, my primary intention is always to send kickass music.  Just in these prelim rounds, I gotta take out the competition when I can.  I'm so glad there's a second preliminary round.  :biggrin:

Arion - great, GREAT album.  That was one of my 'instant' purchases at the end of the last roulette - thanks Jon!  Shadows is :2metal:  Dat chorus!   :hefdaddy
Redemption - exellent tune on probably my favorite album by them.  Alder's vocals took a long time to 'click' for me, but when they did, it was bliss.
Heart of Cygnus - I totally get where you're coming from.  I enjoy all three albums very much, but it's not something that really captures my attention, or draws me back.  One of those middle-of-the-road bands for me.

Eliminating people through preliminary rounds is a tough thing to do - especially when they send good music.  That happened to me in my roulette's with RJ, Kingshmegland, Prog Snob, and Nekov.  Ya just need to put on your big boy panties, and kick the worst songs out.

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