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Re: Parama's Confrontational Roulette v2.5 (ROUND 0 RESULTS)
« Reply #175 on: May 20, 2017, 09:33:08 PM »
hell yeah

tbh sent you that track because it's pretty accessible jazz, with some emotional punch. Maybe too risky for a prelim entry but tbh wasn't really sure about the rest of the stuff I had lined up - should have saved some from the plug sessions :lol

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« Reply #176 on: May 20, 2017, 09:37:50 PM »
for what it's worth the more intense moments of the sung parts are pretty nicely done. not really up my alley so much (if they were  i'd probably have rated it higher) but they worked for me at least somewhat.

i do sort of feel like our tastes don't overlap much anymore though but feel free to send me some other stuff if you want me to listen to it, i'm totally game for that i just won't score it

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Re: Parama's Confrontational Roulette v2.5 (ROUND 0 RESULTS)
« Reply #177 on: May 20, 2017, 09:54:09 PM »
Yeah you seem to be pretty much into weird metal these days while I'm into whatever hipster shit crosses my way as of late :lol

But still got some cool stuff you may dig, maybe I'll wait until the EP round and send an unnoficial one with just a couple tunes if ye don't mind.

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« Reply #178 on: May 20, 2017, 10:17:04 PM »
yeah go for it, will put it into hangmanen for sure

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Re: Parama's Confrontational Roulette v2.5 (ROUND 0 RESULTS)
« Reply #179 on: May 20, 2017, 10:39:33 PM »
I'll send something in a few hours when I have the time to listen to a few things.

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Re: Parama's Confrontational Roulette v2.5 (ROUND 0 RESULTS)
« Reply #180 on: May 21, 2017, 12:57:49 AM »
Yessss, I'm not eliminated :D glad you liked that. I'm not sure would you like rest of the album because it's very synth driven and some other songs have electronic music bits (it gets weird).
I may go with something different this round, seeing non-metal song got the best score but I'm not sure yet.
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« Reply #181 on: May 21, 2017, 01:02:08 AM »
Wooo I'm still in  ;D Now I can send whatever songs you'll  probably hate for the next 10 rounds.
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« Reply #182 on: May 21, 2017, 01:15:38 AM »
send me exclusively your worst songs and make me hate myself

i will be taking a break after round 5 as i did with my first roulette, and probably again after round 10 though that time mostly because people need time to put together EPs I'm sure

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« Reply #183 on: May 21, 2017, 01:49:19 AM »
Thanks for liking kww00n yo
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Reminded me of Radiohead first too, but also Oceansize a bit during the heavier part. The album is overall heavier on the soft parts (not very vocal-centered either from what I remember)
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« Reply #184 on: May 21, 2017, 01:58:19 AM »
ffs :lol

For the record there's nothing about about djent in the opening post, but I don't consider Textures to be djent any way. I sent you the song because you stated you had strayed away from the 'progressive' and more to the 'metal'. I thought Textures would be a good fit. I can understand you not liking the vocals; as a matter of fact I'm not too fond of them either. Their new singer is better though. If it's any consolation, the band is breaking up at the end of this year :(
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« Reply #185 on: May 21, 2017, 02:18:08 AM »
like if i'm being honest the vocals were the real dealbreaker for me with the song. i actually thought it was one of the better songs of the round first listen but those vocals reeeally got to me :s

and i associate them with djent because i'd looked into them earlier when i was still into djent & almost got their 2011 album at some point (but didn't)
and to be fair the song is def djenty to some extreme

ehh. it's not even that bad, definitely not on the same level as slint  :lol

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« Reply #186 on: May 21, 2017, 02:57:33 AM »
Heyyy-ooooo

I am on a trajectory to win this thing!! So yeah, Crowbar was a poor choice in your last roulette but I think I have a better grasp of what you like now. I might be able to send today but I have just finished a 45 hour stint at work and I'm going to see Riverside tonight ( :metal) so I might struggle to send.

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« Reply #187 on: May 21, 2017, 02:58:20 AM »
Sent! (and ready to resend)
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« Reply #188 on: May 21, 2017, 03:28:12 AM »
After reading "Trapped In The Disaster Zone" and my song first in the list I was sure to be out of the game! I will send tomorrow probably
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« Reply #189 on: May 21, 2017, 04:32:33 AM »
Nice to see I'm still in. I have a fairly good idea what kind of music you like, but it's all in the banned list, so I will have to send something else. :lol

Good thing is that I can't be eliminated now, time to start getting these 4/10 scores.

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« Reply #190 on: May 21, 2017, 04:54:57 AM »
You want the list of bands I compiled for Parama? :lol
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« Reply #191 on: May 21, 2017, 04:56:53 AM »
Sure, but I probably don't know any of them. Also, seeing how you scored in this round, I'm not sure it would be helpful. :lol

Sent my song for the next round, hopefully it doesn't get rejected.

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Re: Parama's Confrontational Roulette v2.5 (ROUND 0 RESULTS)
« Reply #192 on: May 21, 2017, 05:15:23 AM »
To be honest, I thought Textures would get the job done of having me in the roulette. I didn't think it would score exceptionally high, but I didn't expect to be cut already. The rest of the bands I had in mind are not 'djent' at all.

I kind of worried about not having enough to send, since Parama's banned list pretty much overlaps with stuff I listen to as well, so I compiled a huge list of stuff beforehand. Too bad I can't use any of that now. Maybe I'll send an EP for the hell of it.
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« Reply #193 on: May 21, 2017, 10:46:13 AM »
everyone should send me an EP. i will make the ultimate hangman of 12 EPs

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« Reply #194 on: May 21, 2017, 12:41:15 PM »
Cool stuff. I recalled you like Winter's Gate so I decided to go with a song of theirs that's more on the proggier side.

The growls on that album aren't as well produced as on the following two, and his delivery has also improved since. Also, the clean guitar bit starting around 6:50 is the same theme right until the end and isn't even the first time it comes up in the song.

I'll send in a minute.
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« Reply #195 on: May 21, 2017, 10:17:25 PM »
I have received & listened to half of the songs for this round, still waiting on the other half though  :corn

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« Reply #196 on: May 22, 2017, 12:43:29 AM »
I'm working all day and sleeping in tonight so not sure when I will get the chance to send. I'll try and do it today, if not it will be tomorrow morning.

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« Reply #197 on: May 22, 2017, 06:47:31 AM »
Wow, that was a close call. I knew I was taking a risk, I'll might play it safer from now on. Will send something later today.
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« Reply #198 on: May 22, 2017, 11:18:40 AM »
So no theme, no nothing, just send a song?

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« Reply #199 on: May 22, 2017, 11:28:33 AM »
Sent
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« Reply #200 on: May 22, 2017, 11:59:23 AM »
No themes for any rounds  :tup
I just want good music

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« Reply #201 on: May 22, 2017, 01:29:12 PM »
No themes for any rounds  :tup
I just want good music

I did that!   :)

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« Reply #202 on: May 22, 2017, 02:55:01 PM »
Just did that as well! :)
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« Reply #203 on: May 22, 2017, 06:23:55 PM »
Just waiting on Luke now, everything I have so far is fine, including easily the most well-known band I've ever been sent in a roulette  :corn

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« Reply #204 on: May 22, 2017, 06:55:33 PM »
Just waiting on Luke now, everything I have so far is fine, including easily the most well-known band I've ever been sent in a roulette  :corn

I am smiling.  :) 

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« Reply #205 on: May 23, 2017, 03:11:27 AM »
I'll send within the next few hours dude, sorry for the hold up.

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« Reply #206 on: May 23, 2017, 09:27:31 AM »
i have all the songs now but i don't have time to listen to luke's rn so y'all will have to wait until after work for me (like 9 hours at least lol sorry)

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« Reply #207 on: May 23, 2017, 10:05:52 AM »
Just waiting on Luke now, everything I have so far is fine, including easily the most well-known band I've ever been sent in a roulette  :corn

I'm going to take a stab in the dark and say Stadler sent Guns N Roses  :lol

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« Reply #208 on: May 23, 2017, 11:07:55 AM »
Just waiting on Luke now, everything I have so far is fine, including easily the most well-known band I've ever been sent in a roulette  :corn

I'm going to take a stab in the dark and say Stadler sent Guns N Roses  :lol

No, but pretty damn close.  My only saving grace is that it was a song by the FIFTH best known and best liked singer in the band.   :)

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« Reply #209 on: May 23, 2017, 08:06:21 PM »
Round 1 First Impressions

The chuggy riff has plenty of groove & the drums play off it well. And the production is, well, the usual for the genre, but I think itís at the level of quality to not detract from the song in any real way.

The way this song builds up and the way all its elements come in and out, build upon each other and then collapse again to make way for new ones, is really quite compelling.

Iím not huge on this at the start but it builds up nicely & has enough of a rock edge to it to appeal to my simple mindedness. And by the climax is it genuinely pretty great.

I dig all the little things going on during the bridge, even if it means theyíre not really changing the core sound of the song dramatically for the bridge.

This is a bit all over the place but itís pretty diverse about it, both some chuggy and technical riffs alongside some cleaner, atmospheric parts & it definitely keeps this from feeling the least bit dull.

Thereís that weird contrast going throughout this entire song, where the riffs are rather aggressive & jagged but the chorus is really smooth and kind of atmospheric.

Instrumentally this does atmosphere well enough while still having a driving feel to it. Iím trying to find the right word to describe it and failing but itíd be a good word, if I could remember it.

The vibe of this song isnít one Iíd say I generally find myself liking and it sounds more like some soundtrack song for a childr- WHOA HEY THERE THAT GOT LOUD Ėenís movie, but itís a good vibe nonetheless.

I didnít really have much to say about this at the start until it hit upon that cool, jagged and dissonant riff near the middle. That is a cool as heck riff & it completely changes the tone of the song in a good way.

I dig that the bass is mixed decently high in the mix on this one, unlike a similar song this round, but at the same time I wish it was playing something more interesting than it is.

I will say that I think this round is quite a bit better than the last round on average, at least 3 or 4 songs that could compete or top the best song of the prelim rounds  :corn