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The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« on: November 08, 2016, 03:09:01 PM »
Well then..

Last year, I made the first post on the annual Haken Survivor on November 7th, this year I'm a day later, but no worries, as we'll have until basically forever to complete our quest. Our quest has been expanded, compared to last year's, as Haken have released a new album in this past year. This means the following albums will have to be ranked by us:

- Aquarius (2010)
- Visions (2011)
- The Mountain (2013)
- Restoration (EP, 2014)
- Affinity (2016)
- Bonus Round: Enter the Fifth Dimension (Demo 2007/2008)

Whereas in previous round, we would send the top 3 to the Finals, I'm changing that to the top 2 songs from each album for this year's edition. This means 8 tracks the full-lengths will reach the Finals. From the Restoration EP, only the song voted best will definitely make the Finals. The third best song from each record and the second best from Restoration will go to Consolation rounds, from which the best track joins the other 9 songs in the Finals, thus creating a nice round list of 10 tracks in the end.

The bonus round for 'Enter the Fifth Dimension' will run simultaneously with the Consolation rouns and will not affect the results of the rest of the Survivor whatsoever.

Every round will last one day, except for the last round in the Finals, which will last for two. I'm posting this thread here in advance, so I can get people's interest. Tomorrow around this time, I will post the first actual poll.

Who will join me on this quest of epic proportions?
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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 03:09:17 PM »
--- RESERVED FOR RESULTS ---

Aquarius Results:

1. Celestial Elixir
2. Aquarium

3. Streams
4. Drowning in the Flood
5. Sun
6. The Point of no Return
7. Eternal Rain

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Visions Results

1. Nocturnal Conspiracy
2. Deathless

3. Visions
4. Insomnia
5. Shapeshifter
6. Premonition
7. Portals
8. The Mind's Eye

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The Mountain Results:

1. Falling Back to Earth
    Pareidolia

3. Atlas Stone
4. Cockroach King
5. In Memoriam
6. Because It's There
7. As Death Embraces
8. Somebody
9. The Path

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Restoration (EP) Results:

1. Earthlings
2. Crystallised
3. Darkest Light

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Affinity Results:

1. 1985
2. The Endless Knot

3. The Architect
4. Earthrise
5. Initiate
6. Bound by Gravity
7. Red Giant
8. Lapse
9. affinity.exe

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Enter the Fifth Dimension (Demo 2007/2008) Results:

1. Snow
2. Blind
3. Sleeping Thoughts Wake
    Souls
5. Black Seed
6. Manifolds

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Consolation Results:

1. The Architect
2. Crystallised
3. Streams
4. Atlas Stone
5. Visions

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The Finals! Results:

1. Celestial Elixir
2. Falling Back to Earth
3. Pareidolia
4. The Architect
5. Aquarium
6. 1985
7. The Endless Knot
8. Nocturnal Conspiracy
9. Earthlings
10. Deathless
« Last Edit: January 25, 2017, 11:49:27 AM by Elite »
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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2016, 03:27:45 AM »
As mentiomed in the Haken thread, I'm in!
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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2016, 08:58:57 AM »
It's this survivor again! I'm happy to see you're running it again, Rich.

I'm way more familiar with Haken now than I was a year ago, so I'm definitely in for all four albums and the EP.

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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2016, 09:33:14 AM »
Wow the last one seems like such a short while ago, year went by really fast for me
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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2016, 09:57:55 AM »
evermind's favorite moments are the growly parts of The Point of No Return, Streams, and The Architect, right?
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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2016, 10:02:48 AM »
Jesus, it's already been a year?

Definitely in.
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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2016, 10:10:27 AM »
In. Currently doing some listening.
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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2016, 02:42:24 PM »
Watch the POLLS/SURVIVOR section for the Pain Of Salvation survivor!!

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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2016, 03:46:02 PM »
Cool, I'm firing up Aquarius tomorrow afternoon (my time). I figured that would be a better time to start for consistency than at 23:44. I will try to get every subsequent poll up shortly after the previous one ends.

Like you guys have figured out already probably, the first album we'll be undertaking is the band's debut, Aquarius. Get some listens in like Scorpion and LordCost are doing, so you will know what to do.
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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2016, 09:00:19 AM »
the first album we'll be undertaking is the band's debut

That immediately reminded me of "My... first... step was undertaken aimlessly..."


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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2016, 09:28:28 AM »
Woo, I'll join when the mountain starts, I am not too familiar with their first two albums besides a few songs.
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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2016, 08:56:37 AM »
I am not too familiar with their first two albums besides a few songs.

There's easy ways to remedy that.
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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2016, 07:12:36 AM »
Updated* with the results of the Visions survivor.




(*I actually update this thread after every round, but I don't think anyone actually checks whether I do or not)
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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2016, 01:52:23 PM »
Updated* with the results of the VisionsThe Mountain survivor.
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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2017, 01:13:20 PM »
The full line-up for the Consolation Rounds is known, and it's a pretty strong one...

After the final round for Affinity, those rounds will start.
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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2017, 08:44:54 AM »
Updated with the Results for Enter the 5th Dimension and the Consolation Rounds. Finals will start now.
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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2017, 11:50:52 AM »
Final Round Results:

Celestial Elixir 6 (23.1%)
Falling Back to Earth 20 (76.9%)

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Which means Celestial Elixir is crowned the greatest Haken song in this year's Survivor!

I said it in the thread for the final round, but thanks everybody for voting and joining in :D
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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2017, 11:58:35 AM »
What did the top 3 look like last year?
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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2017, 12:18:16 PM »
The same, but with FBTE and Pareidolia swapped around :lol
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Re: The HAKEN Survivor 2016 - Results & Discussion Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2017, 12:33:46 PM »
Yeah, I seemed to recall Pareidolia making finals last year, but wasn't sure.
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