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Title: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. COMPLETED
Post by: Tom Bombadil on September 26, 2014, 03:11:42 PM
Hey everyone and welcome to my roulette. Being my first one, I'm going to keep it pretty straight forward: no eliminations, 1-10 scoring, probably 8 rounds. In terms of what to send, I'd probably just prefer youtube links, but spotify works to or I can give an email for mp3s.

A few quick things about my personal tastes: Harsh vocals are really hit and miss for me. Hopefully my banned list can give you some clues on that front. I definitely prefer music with vocals. Instrumentals are sometimes fine, but typically they don't have as high a success rate. I'm not huge on classical music, but I do like jazz. The only genres I really never listen to are country and rap, but hey if you feel like sending it go ahead. That's pretty much all I can think of at the moment.


BANNED LIST

The Alan Parsons Project
Alice in Chains
Angles & Airwaves
Anubis Gate
Avenged Sevenfold
The Beatles
Between the Buried and Me
Beyond the Bridge
Black Sabbath
Blink 182
Bob Dylan
The Cars
Coldplay
Darkwater
David Bowie
Demians
Dire Straits
Disturbed
The Doors
Dream Theater
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Flying Colors
Foo Fighters
Genesis
Grateful Dead
Green Day
IQ
Isis
James Labrie
Jethro Tull
Jimi Hendrix
Joe Satriani
John Petrucci
The Killers
King Crimson
Led Zeppelin
Linkin Park
Liquid Tension Experiment
Mark Knopfler
Masterplan
Mastodon
Megadeth
Meshuggah
Metallica
Muse
Oasis
The Offspring
Pantera
A Perfect Circle
Periphery
Persefone
Peter Gabriel
Phish
Pink Floyd
The Police
Porcupine Tree
Primus
R.E.M
Radiohead
Rage Against the Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Redemption
Reel Big Fish
Rush
Sieges Even
Simon & Garfunkel
Steve Hackett
Steven Wilson
Sting
Subsignal
System of a Down
Talking Heads
Tears for Fears
Tenhi
Thoughts Factory
Tom Petty
Tool
U2
While Heaven Wept
The Who
Wings Denied
Yes

DANGER ZONE - I've only heard a little from these bands, but what I heard I wasn't too fond of. You can still send something on here if you think I might like it.
Anathema
Ayreon
Evergrey
Fates Warning
Haken
Queen
Queensyrche
Spock's Beard
Symphony X
Transatlantic

NEVER EVER EVER SEND THIS BAND LIST
Aerosmith

Ok, I'd like to have around 8 participants, but I'll include more if necessary.

PARTICIPANTS:
1. Elite
2. Jingle.boy
3. Senecadawg2
4. Tyrias
5. Lucien
6. Shadow Ninja 2.0
7. GentlemanofDread
8. Big Hath
9. Sacul
10. mikemangioy
11. Lonestar
12. Adace

First round will start as soon as Nekov finishes his roulette. It'll be an open round.

Looking forward to hearing some great music guys!
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: senecadawg2 on September 26, 2014, 03:23:10 PM
That's a pretty controversial 'Danger Zone' list you've got there, sporting a few of the perennial DTF favorites. This should be fun!
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: kingshmegland on September 26, 2014, 03:47:24 PM
I would love to but in a weeks time I will be at a managers meeting in Columbus Oh (Send me your jokes) and no computer.  Just my phone.  Dammit.


I'll still follow.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: Evermind on September 26, 2014, 03:49:09 PM
Yep, I have enough on my mind for now, so I won't participate, but I will follow too. Pretty interesting banned list you've got there, a lot of bands I love included. And six bands I like in your danger zone list, interesting indeed.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: Tyrias on September 27, 2014, 04:43:19 AM
I'll play as well. I have some great stuff to send to you (and given your totally different banned list, I think most of it is gonna be surprising you ;D )
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: Tom Bombadil on September 27, 2014, 09:43:10 AM
I'll play as well. I have some great stuff to send to you (and given your totally different banned list, I think most of it is gonna be surprising you ;D )
:tup
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: Lucien on September 27, 2014, 09:50:34 AM
I think I'll join.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: Tom Bombadil on September 27, 2014, 09:52:11 AM
I think I'll join.
Awesome  ;D
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on September 27, 2014, 09:53:46 AM
Man I planned on not signing up for any more of these for a while but whatever I'll join.

I never spend more than a few seconds thinking about my song anyway. :lol
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: GentlemanofDread on September 27, 2014, 11:21:01 AM
May I partake?
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: Tom Bombadil on September 27, 2014, 11:59:26 AM
May I partake?
Sure thing
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: Dr. DTVT on September 27, 2014, 01:06:40 PM
Your danger zone list is the equivalent of saying, "I'm not sure Bobby Flay makes good steak, but that Golden Corral place serves up wicked awesome steaks."
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: Tom Bombadil on September 27, 2014, 01:10:50 PM
Your danger zone list is the equivalent of saying, "I'm not sure Bobby Flay makes good steak, but that Golden Corral place serves up wicked awesome steaks."
Eww Gloden Corral :yeahright
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: Dr. DTVT on September 27, 2014, 01:15:04 PM
Golden Corral might be harsh since there are quality bands in your list.  I amend to "mid-range steakhouse you like".
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: Tom Bombadil on September 27, 2014, 01:20:17 PM
Yeah my tastes make no sense. Given some of the bands on my list, you would think I would like most of them in the danger zone, but I never could get into them .
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: Big Hath on September 27, 2014, 01:22:21 PM
ok, I'll join
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: Tom Bombadil on September 27, 2014, 01:44:42 PM
ok, I'll join
Great!

If anyone else wants to play I can add some more slots.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: Sacul on September 27, 2014, 01:49:27 PM
If you don't mind, I'd like to join this.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: mikemangioy on September 27, 2014, 01:57:59 PM
I'd like to participate!  ;D
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: Tom Bombadil on September 27, 2014, 02:00:54 PM
The more the merrier  ;)
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: lonestar on September 28, 2014, 12:23:02 AM
Eh, what the hell..... *tosses hat into ring*
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: adace on September 28, 2014, 12:25:43 AM
I'll join if there's still room.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: Tom Bombadil on September 28, 2014, 08:48:58 AM
This is gonna be a lot of music haha.

Since Laughingplace seems to have gone AWOL, we could probably start now  :metal
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Sign Up!
Post by: Sacul on September 28, 2014, 02:42:39 PM
Nice. Sent :hat .
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: senecadawg2 on September 28, 2014, 03:18:07 PM
I'll send tonight
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: Big Hath on September 28, 2014, 10:33:53 PM
Round 1 sent
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: Lucien on September 28, 2014, 10:58:13 PM
Round 1 sent
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: jingle.boy on September 28, 2014, 11:14:44 PM
Since Laughingplace seems to have gone AWOL, we could probably start now  :metal

Yeah, I'd say this can start now.

I'll try to send to tomorrow, or Tuesday. Work travels have my tied up.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: adace on September 28, 2014, 11:15:37 PM
Sent.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: lonestar on September 28, 2014, 11:21:09 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f4/2010_cent_reverse.jpg)
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: Elite on September 29, 2014, 04:52:43 AM
Just sent via private message :)
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: jingle.boy on September 29, 2014, 08:31:24 AM
I'm in. 

Also, can you perhaps give an indication of what songs/albums from that 'danger zone' you've heard?  Those are some pretty heavyweight bands, and Queensryche is iffy because you've heard Q2k, or SB because of Feel Euphoria, or S-X because of their s/t, then it's understandable.

But, if it's because you didn't like Operation:Mindcrime, or V, or The Odyssey... well, there is no hope for you.   :lol
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: mikemangioy on September 29, 2014, 08:58:05 AM
Sent.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on September 29, 2014, 09:05:30 AM
i also have sent
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: Tom Bombadil on September 29, 2014, 12:46:16 PM
Ok everyone is in. I'll probably have results up either tonight or tomorrow at the latest.

Also, can you perhaps give an indication of what songs/albums from that 'danger zone' you've heard?  Those are some pretty heavyweight bands, and Queensryche is iffy because you've heard Q2k, or SB because of Feel Euphoria, or S-X because of their s/t, then it's understandable.

But, if it's because you didn't like Operation:Mindcrime, or V, or The Odyssey... well, there is no hope for you.   :lol

Yeah I'll try to get something like this done soon, but right now its looking like I have no hope  :P
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: Elite on September 29, 2014, 02:47:37 PM
That's fast!
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: Lucien on September 29, 2014, 04:45:49 PM
That's fast!
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: Tom Bombadil on September 29, 2014, 06:11:48 PM
Well the amount of schoolwork I'll have is probably going to increase tremendously over the next few weeks, so I figured I might as well go fast while I can.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: Tom Bombadil on September 29, 2014, 08:16:27 PM
Ok here we go:

ROUND 1 RESULTS

Tyrias: Arstidir - Shades - Similar to your description, I have no idea what genre this is, but regardless, I enjoyed it. The emphasis on strings was really interesting and made this song very unique. I'm a stickler when it comes to vocalists, but this guy was really good. My only complaint would be that it stayed a bit samey, but for a 4 minute song that really isn't much of a complaint. Good song, but not exactly great.
Grade: 7

Sacul: David Maxim Micic - Where is Now - I remember seeing this band show up in your top 50 list a lot, and now I understand why. This song was pretty great. Very progressive with some pretty great riffs. The majority of this song had a really uplifting vibe to it, and it really made it fun to listen to. It wasn't perfect, and there were a couple sections that seemed a little out of place, but overall it was one of my favorites for the round.
Grade: 8

Lucien: Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue - I instantly recognized the main theme to this song, and a couple other sections sounded familiar, but the majority was unfamiliar. Some seriously great piano parts in the beginning (the whole song, really). Lots of interesting movements going on here, but they always came back to that main theme. My only problem was just that it was a bit too long. The section from about 10-12 minutes in was freakin epic and would've been a great ending in my opinion. Still quite enjoyable to listen to, although unfortunately the Tchaikovsky piece you sent first would've scored higher if I hadn't already played it.
Grade: 6.5

GentlemanofDread: White Willow - Sally Left - This was another very interesting tune. I really liked the continual build up in the beginning, and the guitar solo (which sounded very Gilmour-esque) was fantastic. I'm not entirely sold on the vocals, but I probably say that about 80% of all music. All in all it was a decent song with a really really good solo.
Grade: 7

Senecadawg2: The Antlers- Palace - The beginning of this song is incredibly beautiful, and that continued throughout the song. The vocals weren't anything amazing, but they fit the song well and weren't a detriment. Not really a whole lot to say about it, but it was definitely a good song. The intro remains my favorite part.
Grade: 8

Big Hath: Myrath - Sour Sigh - Maybe it's just me, but the intro to this song sounded really similar to Lost Not Forgotten, not that that means anything good or bad, but I found it interesting. The song really takes of when the guitar comes in, and there are some pretty excellent riffs throughout the tune. I like the Arabic twist they put on some of the sections. The guitar solo was really impressive.  Nothing too special in this song, but no complaints either.
Grade: 7.5

Adace: Threshold - Ashes - I've known of Threshold for quite some time, but never really checked them out. The music here is great, but unfortunately I'm not too big on the vocals. The chorus sounds good, but during the verses his voice just didn't click for me. It's kind of a shame, because I really want to like this song since the music is so tight. That soaring guitar line in the outro is excellent.
Grade: 6

Lonestar: Frost* - Hyperventilate - Another band I've heard of from my time here at DTF but never checked out. There is a lot going on in this song. The keyboardist is stunning and provides a lot of great highlights. I especially enjoyed the parts that had a softer tone to them. My only issues are some of the changes are abrupt, and occasionally they go into "Dance of Eternity mode". The majority of this song is excellent, though.
Grade: 8

Elite: Agent Fresco - A Long Time Listening - I think you won the vocalist award for this round, Elite. I really like this guy's voice, and most of the song in general. The music too was very good, and I liked the heavy part in the middle a lot. I wasn't a big fan of the group singing parts, which kind of unfortunately was a big part of the song.
Grade: 7.5

Jingle.boy: Circus Maximus - Alive - Most people on this forum seem to refer to Circus Maximus as "generic prog metal" and unfortunately, I kind of see where they are coming from. Nothing really surprised me here, although there were some parts that I really enjoyed (0:28-1:08 just to name one). The acoustic/piano unison at 1:53 is really nice too. And once again I wasn't too fond of the vocalist.
Grade: 6.5

Mikemangioy: Rhapsody of Fire - Fire Ad Infinitum + From Chaos to Eternity - The intro to this song with the Christopher Lee narration was pretty sick. His voice is just mesmerizing. It kind of went downhill after that, though. The majority of the song just sounded pretty cheesy, as most power metal seems to for me. Outside the intro, the highlight for me was the hot guitar lick at about 1:30, which was really cool. There were some other neat bits here and there, but the majority of it wasn't my cup of tea.
Grade 5.5

Shadow Ninja 2.0: Dan Swano - Uncreation - You went the risky route with harsh vocals, and unfortunately missed. Similarly to Adace's song, this had some really excellent music, but the vocals really dragged it down. The music was amazing though, and it could've been my favorite song of the round if it had vocals that I enjoyed more.
Grade: 7

Standings:
Sacul - 8
Senecadawg2 - 8
Lonestar - 8
Big Hath - 7.5
Elite - 7.5
Tyrias - 7
GentlemanofDread - 7
Shadow Ninja 2.0 - 7
Lucien - 6.5
Jingle.boy - 6.5
Adace - 6
Mikemangioy - 5.5

Pretty impressed with the first round, keep up the good work!

I play the drums, so for Round 2 send something that you think has a really interesting/challenging/fun to play drum part. It can be any genre.
 
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on September 29, 2014, 08:20:12 PM
sent
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: Lucien on September 29, 2014, 08:33:22 PM
...Drum part?

Oh man, this will be tough.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: GentlemanofDread on September 29, 2014, 08:34:23 PM
Right, this is gonna require a bit of thought.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: lonestar on September 29, 2014, 09:19:28 PM
Yeah, gonna have to dig for this one.....


Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: Big Hath on September 29, 2014, 09:39:17 PM
Round 2 sent
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: jingle.boy on September 29, 2014, 10:19:50 PM
Funny, I almost sent Frost*. Not to fond of Michael Eriksen's vox huh???

Think I know where I'm going with some stellar drumming. Old school.  Time for an 'experience'

:onfire:
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: Tyrias on September 29, 2014, 11:28:57 PM
I will have to think about this for a bit. Also, I think you missed me in the ranking :-*
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: Lucien on September 30, 2014, 12:13:53 AM
"My only problem is that it was a bit too long."


Oh the irony.  :lol
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: Elite on September 30, 2014, 01:53:55 AM
Elite: Agent Fresco - A Long Time Listening - I think you won the vocalist award for this round, Elite. I really like this guy's voice, and most of the song in general. The music too was very good, and I liked the heavy part in the middle a lot. I wasn't a big fan of the group singing parts, which kind of unfortunately was a big part of the song.
Grade: 7.5

Yeah, that vocalist is amazing. I'm going to see them live at ProgPower Europe next weekend and I'm very much looking forward to this band in particular (as well as some other greats at the same festival). The album is truly a contender for AOTY for me and if you liked this track, I can wholeheartedly recommend the rest of the album too. Yeah, the group singing is a big part of the song and I can see why it can be a hit or miss, but it's practically the only track on the album that does this. Glad you liked it :)
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: adace on September 30, 2014, 02:03:02 AM
Shame you weren't fond of the vocals. Don't give up on Threshold though. You should definitely check out the Mac period, especially Subsurface.

Sent.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: Elite on September 30, 2014, 02:09:01 AM
^ And apparently I failed when I said the album could be AOTY for me. Although Spotify says it was released this year, it turns out the album has been around since 2010... :')
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: senecadawg2 on September 30, 2014, 06:24:18 AM
I'm glad you enjoyed the song  :) I'd highly recommend checking out their album "Hospice" if you get a chance.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: mikemangioy on September 30, 2014, 06:49:40 AM
What a good start :lol - anyways, round two sent.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: Tom Bombadil on September 30, 2014, 07:47:57 AM
^ And apparently I failed when I said the album could be AOTY for me. Although Spotify says it was released this year, it turns out the album has been around since 2010... :')
Well that explains how it was on YouTube 3 years ago
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: Sacul on September 30, 2014, 09:15:59 AM
I remember seeing this band show up in your top 50 list a lot, and now I understand why.
It's actually a single guy writing all the music, and happens to have some outstanding guests here and there. That album made my #10, so yeah, it's fucking awesome.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 01, 2014, 07:48:51 PM
Still waiting on a few for Round 2
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: GentlemanofDread on October 01, 2014, 07:58:18 PM
I sent, right?
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 01, 2014, 08:30:27 PM
I sent, right?
yeah
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: Lucien on October 01, 2014, 09:22:46 PM
Sent. Definitely getting the lowest score possible this round.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: Tyrias on October 02, 2014, 02:24:22 PM
Sent. An Instrumental. Despite you saying that you weren't fond of instrumentals.  ::)
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 03, 2014, 01:49:04 PM
Ok everyone's in. Results will be up sometime this weekend.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 03, 2014, 08:58:33 PM
Don't worry guys, I won't make you do another round centered around my other instrument (the trombone)  :P

ROUND 2 RESULTS

Shadow Ninja 2.0: Dredg - Information - I thoroughly enjoyed this song. It was very catchy, and in a good way. The drums sounded like a lot of fun, and next time I come home from school I'll most likely give this a go. The vocalist was very good as well. Can't think of anything negative about it, which for me is pretty unusual  :lol . Great song
Grade: 8.5

GentlemanofDread: Nico Vega - Beast - I didn't like this song at all on my first listen, but it definitely improved over time. The vocalist was probably my least favorite part, as her screams didn't sit that well with me. The drums started out pretty basic, but the part in the bridge sounded really cool. Good song, but not quite as good as the White Wilow tune you sent last round.
Grade: 6

Big Hath: Tower of Power - Squib Cakes - Ahh. You managed to send probably my favorite type of jazz, in that it had a funky feel to it. This song was excellent the whole way through, with some really impressive soloing. That said, I think the non-solo sections were actually my favorite; in particular the unison part at 6:50 coming out of the solos. The drums were consistently great throughout, but my favorite part was when he starts hitting the bell of the ride cymbal like crazy. There was some really tasty bass and guitar background parts too. Fun song to listen to all around.
Grade: 8.5

Lonestar: The Deadstation - Subsistence Defined - Wow, this song explodes out of the gate. I can't quite put my finger on why, but I find this to be more than just a "generic prog metal" song. The guitar solo is very impressive, and the drums (especially the beginning) are solid. Do you know if when they play it live the guy sings and drums at the same time? Because if so, then he is unbelievably talented. Speaking from experience, that is one of the hardest things to do, especially with a drum part as difficult as this one. Speaking of this immensely talented guy, I also like his vocals, although they weren't anything amazing. Also, in the Youtube video there was a link to download the whole album for free, so fuck yeah  :metal
Grade: 8

Adace: The Reign of Kindo- Nightingale - This one, like Shadow Ninja's, had a rather poppy feel to it, and just like SN's, I really liked it. I like to think that there are few 4/4 drum parts that I can't do, but this sounds really challenging, and I'll definitely give it a shot when I go home next time. I also thought the piano parts were really good. And I liked the vocalist also. Screw it, I just liked the whole thing.
Grade: 8.5

Senecadawg2: Journey - Of a Lifetime - Wow. I literally had no idea Journey played good music. I'm one of those guys who can't stand Don't Stop Believing, etc., and so it never dawned on me that they might have written some good stuff earlier on. This song sort of reminds me of Wetton era King Crimson, albeit a little more accessible.  The guitar solo at the end is pretty fantastic, and like you said in your description, the drums really pick up in that final section, and sound like a blast to play. I'll definitely have to check out more of their earlier stuff now.  :tup
Grade: 8

Mikemangioy: Destrage - My Green Neighbor - This was another song that took a little bit to grow on me. The beginning sounds ridiculously hard on the drums, and for the most part, the music is very good. The vocals are good in spots and not so good in others. This normally isn't a big problem for me, but I found the lyrics to this song just so ridiculous that it actually detracted from my listening experience. There's some seriously good potential here, but a couple things are dragging it down from being a great song.
Grade: 6.5

Jingle.boy: Shadow Circus - Whosit, Whatsit & Which - You made me take two clicks to get to this, which is one more than I like, so I'll deduct 4 points for that  :D . Nah, this song was another excellent one. The intro is very atmospheric, and then the main guitar line comes in, and its a really catchy line. The vocalist has a pretty unique voice, and not in a bad way. I actually think the chorus might be my least favorite part, but that speaks more to how good the rest of the song is. I really like the drums when they first come in and in the verses.
Grade: 7.5

Lucien: David R. Gillingham - Whirlwind - This was a really impressive song. Everything was so tight in terms of their playing. There were spots in here that I really enjoyed, like at 4:42 for example, and other spots were just average (in terms of my own personal enjoyment, not the difficulty of the parts). So despite your fears, I really did enjoy this song, just not as much as some of the others in this round.
Grade: 6

Elite: Karnivool  - Set Fire to the Hive - This was a good example of a song that I found good, just not great. There's absolutely nothing I didn't like about it. Some standout things for me were the opening drum line, which was pretty sick, and the pre-chorus? (whatever 1:40 is). So yeah, I don't have anything bad to say about it, but it wasn't quite as good as some of the others this round.
Grade: 7

Tyrias: Russian Circles - Youngblood - I really really like the beginning of this song. It sounds super dark, which is one of my favorite tones in music. Although the beginning is probably my favorite, there are a lot of really good sections in here. Ok, I'm listening to this while writing the review, and it's growing like crazy on me. Pretty much from 4:10 to the end is pure gold. Kind of has an Isis feel to it, which is definitely a good thing. The weird part is that my least favorite part is from after the beginning to 4:10, and that's where the drums are the coolest, which typically is the opposite of what I normally like, but whatever.
Grade: 7.5

Sacul: DJ Shadow - Number Song - This is definitely not something I normally listen to, but I must admit it's pretty good. The drums are definitely the highlight, and sound like a lot of fun to play along to. I also think those are Orion samples in there? My only complaint here would be that it stayed a bit too constant throughout the whole thing. A change up here and there would've been nice. Still, I liked this song better than I expected after the first impression.
Grade: 6.5

STANDINGS
1. Senecadawg2 - 16
2. Lonestar - 16
3. Big Hath - 16
4. Shadow Ninja - 15.5
5. Elite - 14.5
6. Adace - 14.5
7. Sacul - 14.5
8. Tyrias - 14.5
9. Jingle.boy - 14
10. GentlemanofDread - 13
11. Lucien - 12.5
12. Mikemangioy - 12

Kind of a logjam at the top, but that's what you get for sending such high quality stuff. And if I make a math mistake please let me know.

This round kicked ass, nicely done gents :tup

I'll make Round 3 a little easier for you all and go with a pretty common theme around here: dark
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: GentlemanofDread on October 03, 2014, 09:03:14 PM
I'm trying not to just send Prog so I strayed from my comfort zone haha

Dark how, though?
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on October 03, 2014, 09:04:18 PM
sent
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 03, 2014, 09:11:53 PM
Dark how, though?

Everybody has their own definition of dark, so just send whatever fits your description of it. You won't get graded on "how dark I think it is".
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: GentlemanofDread on October 03, 2014, 09:57:35 PM
Now do I play that band now or someone else, hmm..
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 03, 2014, 10:49:10 PM
Hehe. Decisions decisions...
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: Big Hath on October 03, 2014, 10:54:48 PM
Don't worry guys, I won't make you do another round centered around my other instrument (the trombone)  :P

awe, come on.  I have plenty for this!
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: Sacul on October 03, 2014, 11:41:30 PM
Dark, huh? I sent you a risky choice, but I'm sure you'll find it pleasing.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: lonestar on October 03, 2014, 11:49:58 PM
As far as Ikknow, they haven't done a live set yet, though I do know that episode 2 is in production. Free shit always helps thescore, ddoesn't it? Enjoy, it's a killer album. 

Now dark will be tricky since IQ is my token dark band and they're on your banned list. Decisions decisions.....
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: Lucien on October 03, 2014, 11:58:19 PM
Sent. I'm a bit more confident.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: senecadawg2 on October 04, 2014, 10:39:38 AM
Senecadawg2: Journey - Of a Lifetime - Wow. I literally had no idea Journey played good music.

Sadly, most people don't. And even a lot of self-proclaimed Journey fans haven't heard this stuff  :-\

I'm glad you liked it though, and I've sent the next round!
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: Big Hath on October 04, 2014, 01:41:40 PM
Round 3 sent
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: mikemangioy on October 04, 2014, 02:38:13 PM
I'm glad that you've relatively enjoyed the song. It was a risky post with the lyrics, yeah. Anyways, round three sent.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: Tyrias on October 05, 2014, 10:18:42 AM
Sent. I hope you interpret dark as "bleak, depressing and hopeless", because that's about the feeling I get when I listen to this song :P. (Or, most of the album for that matter)
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: adace on October 05, 2014, 12:53:33 PM
Sent for round 3.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: Sacul on October 05, 2014, 01:42:51 PM
Sent :hat .
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: lonestar on October 06, 2014, 02:21:17 PM
I'll send late tonight or tomorrow, been in the weeds at work man. Sorry.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 06, 2014, 05:04:16 PM
I'll send late tonight or tomorrow, been in the weeds at work man. Sorry.
No problem.  I've been in the weeds at school myself so no worries
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 07, 2014, 11:01:30 PM
Everyone's in  :tup
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: jingle.boy on October 08, 2014, 05:21:16 AM
Oooh.... Ooohh... Things heard every Thursday night by Jay Cutler's mom.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: GentlemanofDread on October 08, 2014, 06:03:25 AM
Damn it Jingle  :lol
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: lonestar on October 08, 2014, 07:57:29 AM
 :rollin
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.1 RESULTS. Send Rd. 2
Post by: TAC on October 08, 2014, 09:57:55 AM


Lonestar: The Deadstation - Subsistence Defined - Wow, this song explodes out of the gate. I can't quite put my finger on why, but I find this to be more than just a "generic prog metal" song. The guitar solo is very impressive, and the drums (especially the beginning) are solid. Do you know if when they play it live the guy sings and drums at the same time? Because if so, then he is unbelievably talented. Speaking from experience, that is one of the hardest things to do, especially with a drum part as difficult as this one. Speaking of this immensely talented guy, I also like his vocals, although they weren't anything amazing. Also, in the Youtube video there was a link to download the whole album for free, so fuck yeah  :metal
Grade: 8

Wow! That's an awesome tune! :metal
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 08, 2014, 07:44:34 PM
Round 3 RESULTS

Shadow Ninja 2.0: Puscifer - The Humbling River - Despite being a big fan of Maynard, I'd never checked out this project of his. My loss, apparently, because this song is excellent. Definitely enjoying the atmosphere here, and Maynard once again proves why he's one of my favorite vocalists. Excellent dark tune.
Grade: 8

GentlemanofDread: Chris De Burgh - Spanish Train - This song was one that you really had to listen to the story of the lyrics to get it. The darkness was mostly in the lyrics, and although the music wasn't necessarily dark, I found that it complimented the story nicely.
Grade: 7

Sacul: Ulver - Lost in Moments- I've seen this band pop up a lot in roulettes here, but this was my first time listening to it. Definitely an interesting and experimental band. I can't say I enjoyed the whole thing, but there were parts here and there that were really awesome and quite dark. This is one that will probably require more listens to really sink in, but unfortunately these roulettes are based mostly on first impressions.
Grade: 6.5

Lucien: Howard Shore/Emiliana Torrini - Gollum's Song - I think its fairly obvious I'm a big LOTR fan, so this was instantly recognizable when it started, but I never knew there was a version with vocals. I can't say enough about Howard Shore's music here. It's pretty much perfect. The vocals took a little getting used to, but I enjoyed them, and the lyrics somewhat accurately described Gollum's life after the Ring found him. Man, I really feel like reading the book again now.
Grade: 7.5

Senecadawg2: Ulver - Eos - Another Ulver tune this round, and this one was very different from the previous. If they didn't have the name on the videos I probably would've thought both songs were from two completely different bands. The one similarity is that this too will probably take some more listens to sink in. Like you said in the description, this song is all about the atmosphere, which is pretty dark (obviously). And like a lot of songs so far, the vocals were great in some places, but in others they just didn't connect with me all that well.
Grade: 7

Big Hath: The Mayan Factor- Warflower - I'm really digging the intro to this song. The guitar work is excellent, and manages to create that dark tone single-handedly, which I found pretty impressive. The vocals come in really soft, but subtly build until they're at normal volume and you didn't even realize it. The only part I found a little weak was the bridge, which wasn't quite up to the quality of the rest of the song, but overall it was still a great tune.
Grade: 8

Mikemangioy: Storm Corrosion - Drag Ropes - Another side project from one of my favorite musicians, this song pretty much made me feel exactly what you were hoping. I really should only be judging this strictly by the music, but that music video was so chilling that it kind of affected my interpretation of the whole song. I wouldn't rate it as high as some of my favorite PT songs, but it's definitely another great work of art by SW. Pretty much the perfect song to send on a round like this.
Grade: 8.5

Jingle.boy: Star One - Master of Darkness - You were one of the only ones to go the metal route with this round, which is certainly fine. I enjoyed the main "chug chug" guitar riff, and most of the guitar parts in general. The solo section was pretty darn impressive. My only complaint was the vocals, which gave me a real Symphony X vibe at times. And I'm not that big on SX. The music was better than most SX, though. And the lyrics were pretty cool. I assume from your email (and some of the lines in the song) that they're about Star Wars? Good stuff.
Grade: 6.5

Tyrias: Brand New - You Won't Know - This was a tough song to figure out. I really enjoyed the intro, but then I can't decide if I like the vocals or not. I definitely like the majority of the lyrics, and I also really liked the bridge, but overall it's hard for me to put into words exactly how this song made me feel. Definitely more parts that I liked than disliked, though.
Grade: 6.5
 
Adace: Dead Can Dance - Opium - This was another good atmospheric song that for me was mostly centered around the lyrics. The vocals were on point, and I enjoyed the strings quite a bit. But like a few others this round, I didn't find it all that amazing, although definitely above average.
Grade: 7

Elite: Leprous - Mb. Indifferentia - There were a lot of things I liked about this song. Mostly, I'd say the guitar work was pretty stellar throughout. I really liked the vocals in the beginning, but I'm not sure how I feel about them after it got louder and heavier. I feel like I'm saying this about every song, but again it was somewhere in that "good not great" range.
Grade: 7

Lonestar: Silent Memorial - The Darkest Hour - Another occasion where I think the intro was my favorite part of the song. After that the song seemed pretty standard. And whereas a said your last song sounded more than just "generic prog metal", this song unfortunately does kind of sound generic in a way. There wasn't a whole lot that surprised me. Here I go again: not bad, but not great.
Grade: 6.5

My assholery was starting to show this round  :P

RESULTS
1. Big Hath - 24
2. Shadow Ninja - 23.5
3. Senecadawg2 - 23
4. Lonestar - 22.5
5. Elite - 21.5
6. Adace - 21.5
7. Sacul - 21
8. Tyrias - 21
9. Jingle.boy - 20.5
10. Mikemangioy - 20.5
11. GentlemanofDread - 20
12. Lucien - 20

Only 4 points separating first and last place. That's pretty consistent.

For Round 4, send the heaviest thing you can think of. Doesn't have to have harsh vocals, but now would be the best time to send them.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: jingle.boy on October 08, 2014, 08:25:50 PM
Star One should give you a S-X vibe.... Russell Allen is one of the vocalists!  And have a good listen to the lyrics, it's all about Luke, Darth and Yoda.

Heavy coming right up.  Just gotta find the message in my outbox.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on October 08, 2014, 08:26:09 PM
oh yeah sent
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 08, 2014, 08:27:53 PM
Star One should give you a S-X vibe.... Russell Allen is one of the vocalists!
Ha I guess I nailed that one.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: Lucien on October 08, 2014, 09:09:17 PM
Heaviest thing I can think of. Hmmm...
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: lonestar on October 08, 2014, 10:44:42 PM
I can accept that write up of the song, but as I said in my message, listen to the epic, that thing kicks ass man.



Heavy, I got this shit man. Sent.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.2 RESULTS. Send Rd. 3
Post by: Big Hath on October 08, 2014, 10:59:30 PM
The only part I found a little weak was the bridge, which wasn't quite up to the quality of the rest of the song, but overall it was still a great tune.

my exact thoughts as I was listening to it while deciding to send or not.  It kind of drags at that point, but the rest of the song is so awesome it makes up for it.


Round 4 sent.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: Elite on October 09, 2014, 06:05:34 AM
Are you sure you want harsh vocals? Because I can have something on your way right now that you probably wouldn't like, but it's 'the heaviest thing I can think of'.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: senecadawg2 on October 09, 2014, 06:09:01 AM
Yeah I don't think you will enjoy the heaviest thing I can think of.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: jingle.boy on October 09, 2014, 06:11:22 AM
Send it anyway.  You heard the man ... Now is the time to send the growls ... I did.

Sack up boys.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: Elite on October 09, 2014, 07:25:26 AM
Yeah, but I think I know what you sent and that's a way more accessible song than what I was thinking of :lol
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: senecadawg2 on October 09, 2014, 08:03:47 AM
What's the limit on song length, Bombadil?
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: Big Hath on October 09, 2014, 08:09:44 AM
infinity
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 09, 2014, 08:18:24 AM
What's the limit on song length, Bombadil?
I'll say 15 minutes

Are you sure you want harsh vocals? Because I can have something on your way right now that you probably wouldn't like, but it's 'the heaviest thing I can think of'.
I'm not saying it has to have harsh vocals, but if you have a good one, now is the time.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: Tyrias on October 09, 2014, 11:18:03 AM
Are you ok with live versions? Studio and Live version are really similar, but the song is only half as good without all the pyros on the live show ;)
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: mikemangioy on October 09, 2014, 11:30:34 AM
Nice to see that score after the first two rounds  :D
Round 4 sent.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 09, 2014, 11:30:47 AM
Are you ok with live versions? Studio and Live version are really similar, but the song is only half as good without all the pyros on the live show ;)
Sure that's fine
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: Lucien on October 09, 2014, 09:37:55 PM
Sent. Maybe, maybe not.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 10, 2014, 05:23:22 PM
Just missing Adace
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: adace on October 10, 2014, 07:10:58 PM
Sent.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 10, 2014, 07:14:31 PM
:tup
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.3 RESULTS. Send Rd. 4
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 12, 2014, 05:00:38 PM
Ok this round didn't have a whole lot of diversity, but I'm not all that concerned about the lack of an old old wooden ship.

ROUND 4 RESULTS

Shadow Ninja: The Dillinger Escape Plan - Sunshine the Werewolf - I've only heard "Setting Fire to Sleeping Giants" by these guys, but this one I thought sounded pretty similar. It was definitely heavier, though. The weird thing is that I think the softer part at about 1:30 might be my favorite part of the song. Then there's this part that reminds me of Neurosis and its pretty  :metal . The only thing I wasn't too big on were some of the blast-beats, as I've never been a huge fan of them. Definitely an enjoyable song, but I think I liked Setting Fire a little more.
Grade: 7

Jingle.boy: Flaming Row - Rage of Despair - This song had a little bit of everything in it. It starts off really heavy, and I actually like the harsh vocals in the beginning.  I also liked the female vocalist, which reminded me a bit of Beyond the Bridge. I also thought the chorus was very catchy. My only complaint would be that some of the transitions between harsh and clean vocals were a little jarring, but I guess it was kind of necessary with the way the story is laid out. Great song overall.
Grade: 7.5

Lonestar: Destrage - Destroy Create Transform Sublimate - I said this band had "serious potential" when mikemangioy sent one of their songs, and this is a step in that direction. Some of the riffs in this song are amazing, and the drumming is really good throughout. Now, some of the complaints I had about the other song still hold true: I liked the vocalist's deeper singing, but the higher pitched stuff was a little off-putting. The electronic ending also seemed a bit out of place to me. Overall it was a really energetic song that pumped me up quite a bit.
Grade: 7

GentlemanofDread: Coheed and Cambria - Vic the Butcher - I've been meaning to check this band out, and now I feel pretty stupid for not doing so. This song is pretty great from start to finish. It's  a great blend of catchiness and heaviness that was just a joy to listen to. I think the only things I didn't enjoy were those weird background noises, but that was only for like 5 seconds. I also thought the ending was really cool in a way that I can't really describe properly. I'll definitely have to check this band out more. :tup
Grade: 9

Big Hath: Opeth - Bleak - Well you made me feel really dumb for writing this band off so quickly. This song pretty much kicked ass. I didn't have a problem with the harsh vocals, but I'll admit I probably would've liked the song even more if it was all clean singing, especially because I really like this guy's voice. Just about all the instrumental sections were spot on too. Another band I really need to look into more now.
Grade: 8.5

Elite: The Devin Townsend Project - Kingdom - The first of many from Devin this round, and I think this one might be my favorite. It had a pretty epic feel to it, especially that part with the scream going into the chorus, which was easily my favorite part. Like the Coheed song, I thought this was a great blend of heavy and catchy, and it just put me in a good mood overall.
Grade: 8

Senecadawg2: Opeth - Ghost of Perdition - Between you and Big Hath, I think I've been swayed on the whole Opeth thing. The two songs were pretty similar, and just about everything I said about his song applies here too. I did really like the acoustic parts in this one that weren't in the other song. Not a whole lot else to say, except that my it looks like my summer job money is going down the tubes :lol
Grade: 8.5

Mikemangioy: Gojira - Backbone - Another band I've heard of before, and another one that I enjoyed quite a bit. The riffs for the most part were excellent, and I even enjoyed the blastbeat section (only the part where the guitar was going chug chug underneath though). Again, this is a band I'm going to need to look into more in the future.
Grade: 7

Lucien: Devin Townsend - By your command - Another one from Devin, and I had similar feelings towards this one. It seems that all his stuff just has an epic feel to it that I really enjoy. My only complaint I have on this one were the lyrics, which I believe were intentionally funny, but I generally prefer more serious lyrics. Another great song, though.
Grade: 7.5

Tyrias: Strapping Young Lad - Love? - This one was also a Devin project, but had more of a straightforward metal approach. The main riff here was killer, and very :metal worthy. It was pretty interesting that I thought it was similar to the other Devin songs I got this round, yet also very different in a way. Really enjoyed the chorus as well.
Grade: 7.5

Sacul: Devin Townsend - Universe in a Ball - The final Devin song of the round, and as before, this one was pretty enjoyable. The riffs in pretty much all of these songs have been so catchy and overall just excellent. My only problem with this one was that it was a little repetitive. Still great.
Grade: 7.5

Adace: Gojira - Vacuity  - Another Gojira tune, and I was surprised by how different this one sounded from the previous. Overall, though, I had similar feelings towards it. Great riffs, incredibly heavy, and very impressive playing.
Grade: 7

STANDINGS
1. Big Hath 32.5
2. Senecadawg2 - 31.5
3. Shadow Ninja - 30.5
4. Lonestar - 29.5
5. Elite - 29.5
6. GentlemanofDread - 29
7. Adace - 28.5
8. Sacul - 28.5
9. Tyrias - 28.5
10. Jingle.boy - 28
11. Mikemangioy - 27.5
12. Lucien - 27.5

Definitely wasn't expecting this round to be so good, so I'm very impressed.

For Round 5, lets change things up a little and go with mostly acoustic songs. It can have some electric stuff, but I'd prefer if the majority of the song was acoustic.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.4 RESULTS (and Anchorman references)
Post by: Sacul on October 12, 2014, 05:25:20 PM
Cool, let's see what I can do for this round :hat .
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.4 RESULTS (and Anchorman references)
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on October 12, 2014, 06:12:44 PM
sent
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.4 RESULTS (and Anchorman references)
Post by: GentlemanofDread on October 12, 2014, 07:29:26 PM
The ending for Vic the Butcher is the lead in to the next song, but I'm glad you dug it!
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.4 RESULTS (and Anchorman references)
Post by: adace on October 12, 2014, 07:34:27 PM
Glad you enjoyed it.

Sent.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.4 RESULTS (and Anchorman references)
Post by: Big Hath on October 13, 2014, 07:21:24 PM
it's funny, a Devin song was among my final three to send last round.  You would have had five of his songs to listen to!

Round 5 sent.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.4 RESULTS (and Anchorman references)
Post by: lonestar on October 13, 2014, 08:39:56 PM
Crap, I didn't know Destrage was already sent, I would have totally sent something else. Oh well....



Acoustic? Me likey  :)
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.4 RESULTS (and Anchorman references)
Post by: Lucien on October 13, 2014, 11:37:13 PM
Sent.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.4 RESULTS (and Anchorman references)
Post by: mikemangioy on October 14, 2014, 12:12:59 PM
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Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.4 RESULTS (and Anchorman references)
Post by: Tyrias on October 14, 2014, 12:28:40 PM
Sent, really curious what you'll say.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.4 RESULTS (and Anchorman references)
Post by: lonestar on October 14, 2014, 03:57:47 PM
Sent.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.4 RESULTS (and Anchorman references)
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 15, 2014, 10:51:31 PM
Sorry guys, really rough week at school this week. Results should be up this weekend (hopefully). No promises.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.4 RESULTS (and Anchorman references)
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 18, 2014, 10:57:41 PM
Tomorrow guys. I promise
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.4 RESULTS (and Anchorman references)
Post by: jingle.boy on October 19, 2014, 05:45:39 AM
Tomorrow guys. I promise

That would be helpful. I'm leaving for business tomorrow (Monday) morning, so it's be great if I could send by tonight.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.4 RESULTS (and Anchorman references)
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 19, 2014, 06:32:26 PM
Ok sorry for the delay. The pace should pick back up again after this.

Adace: Agalloch - Odal - I picked the perfect time to listen to this song the first time: lying in bed in the dark with the headphones on. It created a pretty phenomenal atmosphere. The picture in the background of the video summed it up pretty well too. Literally my only complaint about this piece was you kinda have to be in the right mood to listen to it. But when you are, it really hits home.
Grade: 8.5

Jingle.dingle: Sass Jordan - I Want to Believe - Great song for this round. The acoustic guitar work is excellent, and then one of my favorite instruments makes an appearance: the mandolin. I'm not entirely sold on the vocals. Some times I think they're great, others not so much. Also I found the key change at the end a little jarring. Unfortunately for Jingle this is another one that had a lot of nice moments, but didn't quite stand up to some others in the round.
Grade: 6.5

Senecacat2: David Gray - Shine (Live) - Ah, this really brought back memories of my parents playing White Ladder all the time growing up. The whole thing is pretty beautiful, and his voice is amazing as usual. Probably not my favorite David Gray song, but definitely up there.
Grade: 8

Sacul: Opeth - Windowpane - Well this was extremely different from the two Opeth songs I got last round. Still very high quality, and still makes me wonder why the hell I always thought I didn't like this band. For the most part I really enjoyed this song, but I must admit there were a couple times where I felt my attention slipping. Maybe if it was a little shorter I would like it even more.
Grade: 7.5

GentlemanofBread: Johnny Cash - God is Gonna Cut You Down - I'm kinda lukewarm on this song. It's another case of the "Good but not great" feeling. I don't have anything negative to say about it, but I didn't really "get it", at least at this point.
Grade: 6

Shadow Ninja: Alexi Murdoch - Through the Dark - This song overall was incredibly relaxing. Really liked the vocalist too. Similar to the Agalloch song, you have to be in the right mood to appreciate it. Also, I found it just a tad too repetitive, but it wasn't enough to really change my view of the song.
Grade: 7

Big Hath: Burlap to Cashmere - Anybody Out There? - I really liked the beginning of this song, but when it picked up and got faster I wasn't as fond of it. It just seemed to work better slower. The guitar solo was pretty awesome, though.
Grade: 6.5

Lucien: Hector Berlioz - Hungarian March - I don't know why, but I've always connected better with faster, more upbeat classical music, so this was right up my alley. I think you described it very well in your message that it was an upbeat, catchy tune. I loved the main theme, and that crescendo at 3:20 was probably my favorite point of the whole song. Probably my favorite classical piece you've sent so far. :tup
Grade: 8

Elite: Magic Pie - Endless Ocean - Very impressed by this song. It had pretty much everything I could want in an acoustic song. Great guitar work, and the vocals fit perfectly with the song. Not much else to say for this one. No complaints at all.
Grade: 8.5

Mikemangioy: Devin Townsend Project - Ki - Similar to the Opeth song, this sounded nothing like the Devin songs I got last round. Also similarly, there were a few spots where I struggled to pay attention, particularly in the middle. And I found the transition at about 4:30 to come out of nowhere. Other than that it was quite enjoyable.
Grade: 7

Tyrias: The Tallest Man on Earth - Where Do My Bluebird Fly (Live) - For me this song went pretty much exactly how you expected. The guitar is excellent, and the vocals did eventually grow on me. They still seemed to surprise me every time a listened to it, though, and then once I got used to it it no longer bothered me. Very interesting tune.
Grade: 7.5

Lonestar: Blind Melon - Change - Another song with some great acoustic playing in it. Lots of different parts going on at once, which I thought was cool. Some more mandolin too (I think) which is always good. Vocals were kinda just "meh" for me, though. 
Grade: 7


STANDINGS
1. Senecadawg2 - 39.5
2. Big Hath 39
3. Elite - 38
4. Shadow Ninja - 37.5
5. Adace - 37
6. Lonestar - 36.5
7. Sacul - 36
8. Tyrias - 36
9. Lucien - 35.5
10. GentlemanofDread - 35
11. Jingle.boy - 34.5
12. Mikemangioy - 34.5



For Round 6, lets do something weird and go with songs that have some time signature other than 4/4. 4/4 can even be the majority of the song, but something else has to make an appearance. Hopefully this isn't too challenging.
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Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on October 19, 2014, 07:10:14 PM
sent
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.4 RESULTS (and Anchorman references)
Post by: senecadawg2 on October 19, 2014, 08:37:37 PM
Senecacat2

 :) I like it!

Glad you enjoyed the song. Interesting that you've heard White Ladder a lot- it's one of my favorite albums of all time.

Also, I'd be curious to know what you think of the rest of Agalloch's music. I've thought about sending them a couple times but wasn't sure if you'd like the vocals. I'll send the next round soon enough!
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.4 RESULTS (and Anchorman references)
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 19, 2014, 09:26:35 PM

Also, I'd be curious to know what you think of the rest of Agalloch's music. I've thought about sending them a couple times but wasn't sure if you'd like the vocals. I'll send the next round soon enough!

Honestly that was the first time I'd heard an Agalloch song in full, so I have no idea if I like their vocals.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.5 RESULTS, send Rd. 6
Post by: Big Hath on October 19, 2014, 10:02:05 PM
misstep with that one.

Round 6 sent.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.5 RESULTS, send Rd. 6
Post by: lonestar on October 20, 2014, 01:13:24 AM
Hmm, interesting, he is one of my favorite vocalists, so much passion and intensity. Shame he od'd, such a talent.


I'll send Tuesday.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.5 RESULTS, send Rd. 6
Post by: jingle.boy on October 20, 2014, 05:16:47 AM
Will try to send by end of day. Work/travel day for me today.
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Post by: adace on October 20, 2014, 01:35:07 PM
Glad you enjoyed it. :)

Sent.
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Post by: Sacul on October 20, 2014, 02:33:20 PM
Will try with something proggy, because I really can't tell the difference between 4/4 and 16/7 or 5/8 or whatever during the song.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.5 RESULTS, send Rd. 6
Post by: jingle.boy on October 20, 2014, 03:33:32 PM
Will try with something proggy, because I really can't tell the difference between 4/4 and 16/7 or 5/8 or whatever during the song.

Took the words right off my keyboard.  I figure anything in the library under the Progressive" genre ought to fit the bill.
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Post by: Tyrias on October 20, 2014, 03:37:02 PM
Well, I can't really tell the time if it's not in 4/4, so I just went with something that I couldn't count along to :lol. Let's hope it's not in 4/4...
Edit: According to the video's comments the intro is alternating 7/8 and 3/8. so i guess I'm fine :D
Edit 2: Reading further, no one seems to be able to agree on a time measure, so I guesss that's even better ;)
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Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 20, 2014, 03:56:33 PM
Well, I can't really tell the time if it's not in 4/4, so I just went with something that I couldn't count along to :lol. Let's hope it's not in 4/4...
Edit: According to the video's comments the intro is alternating 7/8 and 3/8. so i guess I'm fine :D
Edit 2: Reading further, no one seems to be able to agree on a time measure, so I guesss that's even better ;)
Ha that's a good sign. We'll see if I can figure it out.
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Post by: lonestar on October 20, 2014, 05:27:01 PM
Edit 2: Reading further, no one seems to be able to agree on a time measure, so I guesss that's even better ;)

Now that's some serious fucking prog bro. :lol
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.5 RESULTS, send Rd. 6
Post by: Lucien on October 20, 2014, 09:13:06 PM
I sent something exceptionally risky this time.
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Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 21, 2014, 08:10:47 PM
Still missing 3
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Post by: lonestar on October 21, 2014, 11:10:13 PM
Still missing  2

fix'd
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Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 23, 2014, 01:03:47 PM
Still waiting for mikemangioy and Elite
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Post by: mikemangioy on October 23, 2014, 02:46:39 PM
Sent
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Post by: Elite on October 24, 2014, 10:00:34 AM
Sorry for the late sending. It was my birthday on Tuesday and yesterday was my University's graduation ceremony. A festive week indeed, but it also made for little online presence. Not that it really mattered, because I had a good time. You got my song now, in any case.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.5 RESULTS, send Rd. 6
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 24, 2014, 10:50:49 AM
Sorry for the late sending. It was my birthday on Tuesday and yesterday was my University's graduation ceremony. A festive week indeed, but it also made for little online presence. Not that it really mattered, because I had a good time. You got my song now, in any case.
Wow congrats and happy b-day bro!

Results should be up tonight or tomorrow
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.5 RESULTS, send Rd. 6
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 25, 2014, 12:41:44 PM
Ok lets get right to it

ROUND 6 RESULTS

Shadow Ninja: Gordian Knot - Muttersprache - I found this to be a lot more interesting than your typical instrumental piece. If my counting was correct, pretty much the whole thing was in 4/4 except for this weird breakdown section which, oddly enough, was actually my least favorite part of the second. For the most part, I liked it though. Some of the guitar solo parts are amazing, and I specifically enjoyed the softer section starting at 2:37. The main theme might have been repeated a little too much though.
Grade: 7

Big Hath: Moon Safari - Yasgur's Farm - I feel like its uncommon these days to have a really happy sounding prog band, but these guys made it work. I'd say it was probably the keyboard that really stood out in this song. Every time I noticed it I was impressed by how good it sounded. Lots of 7/8 and 7/4, which are personal favorites of mine. For the most part the vocals were very good, but I do remember a few parts where I wasn't too fond of them. Overall, you definitely got back on track with this one.
Grade: 8.5

Lucien: Lucien - Zephyros - I used the second link just so you know. Anyway, the first half of this song was mind blowing. Like, it sounds professional-grade. You lost me a bit in the 16th note runs on flute/xylophone, but for the most part the first half was gold. The second half wasn't quite as good, but there were definitely pieces here and there that I really enjoyed. Without a whole lot of percussion it was difficult to tell the time signature, but I definitely noticed some 3/4 and maybe 5/8. Overall: You're good at this. Keep at it.
Grade: 7

GentlemanofDread: The National - Demons - I've only known of The National from Game of Thrones, but now they are 2 for 2 in terms of songs I like by them. I love the super deep vocals, they're really unique and quite enjoyable. The tone of the whole song was very relaxing and it only got better with more listens. Very impressed.
Grade: 7.5

Senecadawg: Angra - Silence and Distance - With the name "Angra" I was expecting some pretty angry music. So naturally the beginning is incredibly soothing and soft, and amazing. When it does pick up and get heavier, it goes into this weird time signature that I'm still in the process of figuring out (gotta be something /16 because counting in eighths I keep getting off by half a beat). Anyway, really liked this song. The chorus was pretty great, but my favorite part was still the soft sections.
Grade: 7.5

Adace: Animals as Leaders - CAFO - I'm pretty sure I've checked this band out before and wasn't fond of the vocals, so you made a wise decision sending an instrumental. Anyway, I couldn't even begin to count this song. It was very frustrating. Everyone in the band was an animal on their respective instruments (see what I did there?). Puns aside, they were extremely talented. On a few occasions they suffered from Dance of Eternity syndrome, but for the most part it was a really solid instrumental.
Grade: 7

Sacul: Destiny Potato - Love Song - For some reason I'm a real hard time coming up with anything to say about this song, other than that it was amazing, and I pretty much liked the whole thing, and the electronic vocals at the beginning were really cool. Really don't have much else to say, but it was truly an great song.
Grade: 8.5

Tyrias: Oceansize - Trail of Fire - Ok, this is where I get stuck, and need someone more knowledgeable to help me out. I clearly count the beginning as 3 measures of 7/8 and one of 3/8, but if you add that up its 24/8. So is that technically just really really syncopated 4/4, or do the accents make it 7/8 and 3/8? I'm going to assume the latter. Anyway, on to the actual song. It was excellent. I really like the overall tone of the song, and the vocals were very nice.
Grade: 8

Jingle.boy: Mystery - Pride - This sounded very 70's prog-esque, which certainly isn't a bad thing. Most of it was in 7/8, but you couldn't really tell unless you really listened for it, which for me is a good thing. That soaring guitar part at 7:10 (and it happened earlier) was quite epic, and all the softer parts were flawless. I knew it was only a matter of time before you hit on a big one.
Grade: 9

Lonestar: Pomegranate Tiger - Mountains in the Sky - This song started out really energetic and loud, and it was pretty awesome, but it tried to stay at that high energy level throughout the entire song, and that made it feel a bit same-y. That's really my only complaint, as the instrumentation was really good, and some of the riffs were :metal . Of the three instrumentals this round, I have a really hard time figuring out which one I liked most, so I'm just giving them all the same grade.
Grade: 7

Mikemangioy: Gojira - Ocean Planet - Despite not being an instrumental, I found this and Lonestar's song to be pretty comparable. Both were really loud and heavy throughout, and had some really great riffs, but felt just a little too unchanging. I still enjoyed it, but nothing really stood out.
Grade: 7

Elite: Pain of Salvation - Used -  This song was really interesting. It continually went back and forth between really heavy and somewhat softer, and mostly it did this really well, although there were a few transitions I found a little jarring. This one will probably take more listens to fully sink in, but right now its right in the middle of the pack for this round.
Grade: 7.5



STANDINGS
1. Big Hath 47.5
2. Senecadawg2 - 47
3. Elite - 45.5
4. Shadow Ninja - 44.5
5. Sacul - 44.5
6. Adace - 44
7. Tyrias - 44
8. Lonestar - 43.5
9. Jingle.boy - 43.5
10. Lucien - 42.5
11. GentlemanofDread - 42.5
12. Mikemangioy - 41.5

I always feel like I give everything a high grade, but nothing in this round deserved anything lower than a 7. Keep up the good work.

For round 7, lets go with songs that have "groove"
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.6 RESULTS, send Rd. 7
Post by: senecadawg2 on October 25, 2014, 01:14:53 PM
Damn you Big Hath!

I'll send my next song shortly
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.6 RESULTS, send Rd. 7
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on October 25, 2014, 01:16:01 PM
FYI, Animals As Leaders is an all-instrumental band, so you're probably thinking of some other djenty group.
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Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 25, 2014, 01:56:16 PM
FYI, Animals As Leaders is an all-instrumental band, so you're probably thinking of some other djenty group.
Ha I must be, I think it was Protest the Hero then
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Post by: Lucien on October 25, 2014, 02:31:18 PM
 :omg:  :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Sacul on October 25, 2014, 02:49:09 PM
Great you liked the DP song! Their debut is one of the best releases of this year so far  ;) .
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Post by: lonestar on October 25, 2014, 03:12:06 PM
No shame in coming short to Pride by Mystery, that was one of my favorite songs from that year.


Great you liked the DP song! Their debut is one of the best releases of this year so far  ;) .

Agreed, killer album. 
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Post by: Big Hath on October 26, 2014, 12:58:22 PM
Round 7 sent.
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Post by: adace on October 26, 2014, 01:23:19 PM
Sent.
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Post by: GentlemanofDread on October 26, 2014, 01:30:06 PM
In with a different song to what I originally sent.
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Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 28, 2014, 12:07:19 PM
Still missing Lonestar, Lucien, and Mikemangioy
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.6 RESULTS, send Rd. 7
Post by: mikemangioy on October 28, 2014, 12:16:15 PM
sent
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Post by: Lucien on October 28, 2014, 08:57:59 PM
Sent.  ;)
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Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 30, 2014, 07:18:58 PM
Still missing the jabroni Lonestar  :P
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.6 RESULTS, send Rd. 7
Post by: jingle.boy on October 30, 2014, 07:30:33 PM
Still missing the jabroni Lonestar  :P

Jesus dude.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.6 RESULTS, send Rd. 7
Post by: lonestar on October 30, 2014, 09:18:00 PM
 :lol

I'll send soon....


Edit- sent, sorry guys. Crazy days here.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Rd.6 RESULTS, send Rd. 7
Post by: Tom Bombadil on October 31, 2014, 10:27:52 PM
Damn, hard to believe we're on the final round already

ROUND 7 RESULTS

Shadow Ninja: Steam Powered Giraffe - Brass Goggles - This song was very hit and miss. The verses were just average, and didn't do much for me, but the chorus of "La da da da da" was really fun and catchy and I really enjoyed it. Nice swinging groove going on throughout, too. Lots of good things here, but as a whole it didn't really connect with me.
Grade: 6.5

Senecadawg: Voyager - The Morning Light - Wow. This song totally blew me away first listen. It's epic and catchy and heavy all at the same time. The vocals fit the song perfectly, and the occasional growl actually sounded really good. Quite possibly the best first impression of this entire roulette.
Grade: 9.5

Big Hath: Al Di Meola - Golden Dawn Suite - This is kind of sad, but I think its the first time I've ever heard Jaco on the bass. He's pretty incredible, and in my opinion, the driving force behind this song. There are some really cool guitar solos and the drumming is solid, but its hard to draw my attention away from those hot bass lines. Highlights for me were the slower section at 1:16 and 3:11 when the main bass groove starts. All in all it might be a tad too long, but certainly a great song to jam out to.
Grade: 7.5

GentlemanofDread: Hiromi's Sonicboom - Time Out - I found this to be quite similar to the previous song in style, and also in terms of my enjoyment. So much talent in this band on every instrument that it's hard to pick one that I would single out above the rest. The Piano solo was freaking incredible. Overall it was very impressive, and I think I might like it just a bit more than the previous song.
Grade: 8

Adace: The Sword - Eyes of the Stormwitch - This was quite the rockin tune. The main riff was very headbang-able (totally a word) and just catchy as hell. It was very short, but in a good way, in that there was no wasted time, and it never felt like it was getting old. The vocals were only average, but overall another very impressive song this round.
Grade: 7.5

Elite: Voyager - White Shadow - My expectations for this were probably a little too high after hearing Seneca's song, and although it was very good, it just didn't quite stand up to the other song. A little more of a power metal feel to this one, which admittedly isn't one of my favorite genres. I don't want to sound like I'm bashing it, because it was very good, but still somewhat disappointing after Seneca set the bar extremely high.
Grade: 7

Sacul: Diablo Swing Orchestra - Voodoo Von Amour - This was a very interesting blend of swing jazz with heavy metal guitars underneath, and I'm not exactly sure how I feel about that combination. It certainly made it sound unique, but it honestly never really clicked with me. Certainly not a bad song, but one I didn't particularly connect with.
Grade: 6.5

Tyrias: Foals - Providence - This was another one I just didn't connect with that much. Definitely had some things I liked: the drums beat was cool throughout, the heavy part at the end was pretty cool, and the guitar shined in places. The vocals weren't my favorite, and it was little too repetitive at times. 
Grade: 6

Jingle: Uriah Heap - Easy Livin - I found this one to be somewhat similar to Adace's song, in that it was very short and sweet with no wasted space. Definitely a good tune to just chill to, and a great one for this particular theme. Oh, and there was no video in the clip, so not sure what you were concerned about :lol
Grade: 7

Mikemangioy: Destrage - Jades Place - Another Destrage song, and this one might have been my favorite. Very catchy riffs (especially the very beginning) and chorus. There are still some spots where the singer annoys me, but they were much more scarce this time around. And similar to a few others this round, I liked the brevity of it, as it never began to feel old.
Grade: 8

Lucien: Brian Bennett - Voyage - This song was very aptly named, as it definitely feels like a voyage. A great song to just close your eyes and drift off to, and the bass groove is really nice. My only complaints would be that you have to be in the right mindset to really "get" the song, and it was just a little too repetitive.
Grade: 7

Lonestar: The Helix Nebula - Sea of Sons - This was definitely up there in terms of best instrumentals I've gotten this roulette. The beginning might be my favorite part, as a really enjoyed the build up. Some of the transitions were a little choppy (something I find a lot in instrumental music), but for the most part this was really solid, and not much else to complain about on this one.
Grade: 7.5






STANDINGS
1. Senecadawg2 - 56.5
2. Big Hath 55
3. Elite - 52.5
4. Adace - 51.5
5. Shadow Ninja - 51
6. Sacul - 51
7. Lonestar - 51
8. Tyrias - 50
9. Jingle.boy - 50.5
10. GentlemanofDread - 50.5
11. Lucien - 49.5
12. Mikemangioy - 49.5


It's been a blast guys, thanks for all the great things you've sent! For the FINAL ROUND, I'm going to leave it open, however I'm going to have you send me two songs, and I will only grade the one I like most. That way if you have a risky pick you can send it without hesitation. Hoping to hear some great stuff!  :metal
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. FINAL ROUND time
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on October 31, 2014, 10:43:50 PM
Sent.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. FINAL ROUND time
Post by: GentlemanofDread on November 01, 2014, 05:56:27 AM
What if I go with TWO risky picks (prepare yourself)
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. FINAL ROUND time
Post by: Elite on November 01, 2014, 06:10:50 AM
Damn you Seneca.

I prefer White Shadow over The Morning Light :|
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. FINAL ROUND time
Post by: jingle.boy on November 01, 2014, 06:43:56 AM
Back to my mediocrity.  :lol

Will ponder and send today.  Old-school prog was what I seemed to excel with, so I think I'll go with one of those, and then I'll pull a 'Costanza'.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. FINAL ROUND time
Post by: senecadawg2 on November 01, 2014, 07:21:40 AM
Damn you Seneca.

I prefer White Shadow over The Morning Light :|

To be honest I haven't heard too much before V, and that includes White Shadow. But it's hard for me to imagine liking any other Voyager song more than The Morning Light. Its fantastic! I'm glad Bombadil agrees  ;D

I'll send a couple others by the end of the day
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Post by: Lucien on November 02, 2014, 08:24:42 PM
Sent.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. FINAL ROUND time
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on November 02, 2014, 08:26:09 PM
fyi Iron Dream is the best Voyager song.

just sayin'
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. FINAL ROUND time
Post by: Big Hath on November 02, 2014, 11:12:30 PM
Round 8 sent.
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Post by: Sacul on November 03, 2014, 07:42:50 AM
Sent.
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Post by: adace on November 03, 2014, 08:49:29 AM
Sent.
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Post by: Tyrias on November 04, 2014, 10:58:37 AM
Sent!
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Post by: lonestar on November 05, 2014, 11:19:06 PM
Sent.
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Post by: mikemangioy on November 06, 2014, 05:59:16 AM
Sent, a lot of time ago, but I did  :lol
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. FINAL ROUND time
Post by: Tom Bombadil on November 06, 2014, 08:53:23 PM
Just missing Elite now.

Obviously this round will take a bit longer than usual. Lot of music to get through.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. FINAL ROUND time
Post by: Elite on November 08, 2014, 08:06:41 AM
I just sent you two songs.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. FINAL ROUND time
Post by: jingle.boy on November 10, 2014, 12:27:19 PM
So that we don't hijack another roulette thread anymore...

Results for mine will probably be up Tuesday. Is one week and two days too long master jingle?

Yes, get the fuck on with it already.  You can't possibly have anything better to do.


I blame (the other) Rich for the holdup.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. FINAL ROUND time
Post by: Elite on November 10, 2014, 01:58:23 PM
Fair enough. I was late with sending.
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Post by: jingle.boy on November 10, 2014, 02:16:29 PM
Fair enough. I was late with sending.

just razzin ya dude. 

This has been a quality roulette all around, my low scores notwithstanding.   :biggrin:
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. FINAL ROUND time
Post by: GentlemanofDread on November 10, 2014, 02:19:29 PM
Not surprised I'm near the bottom at the end with the great songs everyone else sent in, but tied with jingle heading into the last round? I'll take that as a win.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. FINAL ROUND time
Post by: Tom Bombadil on November 10, 2014, 10:40:59 PM
Ok, here we go guys.

Pretty short write-ups for these songs, because there's 24 of them, so gimme a break :lol

ROUND 8 RESULTS (Songs graded are in bold)

Shadow Ninja: Homestuck - Carne Vale - This was a really cool and interesting song. I liked the mixture of electronic drums and electric guitar. It also had a pretty nice groove going on throughout. A very fun to listen to song overall.
              Modest Mouse - Parting of the Sensory - Not sure what it was about this one, but it really didn't do much for me. I think it was mostly the vocals that just really weren't my favorite.
Grade: 7          

GentlemanofDread: The Prize Fighter Inferno - Run, Gunner Recall, Run! The Town Wants You Dead - This is another one of those that kind of falls into the good but nothing special category. Some of the guitar parts are really cool and impressive, but for the most part it was just average.
                  The Verve - The Drugs Don't Work - This would've been pretty perfect for the acoustic round, but it's a really good song regardless. Simple but beautiful. Great vocals too.
Grade: 7.5

Senecadawg2: Headspace - Daddy Fucking Loves You - The beginning of this song was so fantastic, and was pretty much everything I've ever wanted. The huge instrumental section was mostly good, although I'll admit a few wankery parts were a bit off-putting, but that's to be expected. The vocalist was fantastic. And the ending was amazing. Really great song.
             The Devin Townsend Band - Deadhead - You described the feel of this song quite well in your message - it's really epic. The guitars are so big and create this wall of noise. Not sure where exactly I'd rank it with the other Devin songs of the roulette, but it'd be up there.
Grade: 8.5

Sacul: Anathema - Fragile Dreams - I don't believe I ever checked out one of Anathema's slower songs, so this came as surprise. I really liked the stings in the intro, and I liked the vocals more than I remembered. Overall it was much better than expected, so I was pretty impressed.
        Savior Machine - Carnival of Souls - This one was pretty hit and miss. There were a lot of good sections, but I didn't particularly enjoy the intro or the vocals.
Grade: 7.5

Jingle.boy: Motley Crue - Kickstart my Heart - I've never been big on Motley Crue, and I may have heard this one before, but I wasn't sure so I let it go. Overall it was better than most the stuff they play on the radio, but still not really my thing.
            It Bites - The Tall Ships - My god this song was good. The chorus was, as Portnoy would put it, "majestic". It was actually a pretty poppy song, but it was done perfectly in a way most pop songs aren't. Loved it.
Grade: 8.5

Lucien: Anton Bruckner - Symphony 9, Movement 2 - The music class I'm currently taking has definitely given me a better appreciation of classical music (or Romantic if we're being specific). Still, I've never quite been blown away by a piece like I have in the Rock scene. This was another example of such. It had some really creative and cool things, but it was hard for me to connect on an emotional level, which has nothing to do with the music itself, but the listener.
        Antonin Dvorak - Symphony 8, Movement 1 - Dvorak's name has definitely come up in this class. This one had a bit more of an epic feel, and the major key sounded more pleasing to the ear than the other one. Pretty enjoyable song.
Grade: 7

Big Hath: Shadow Gallery - Cliffhanger 2 - I'd heard some Shadow Gallery before and wasn't all that impressed, so I wasn't expecting a whole lot from this song. I was pleasantly surprised by the beginning. Very nice feel. The vocalist was just average for me. The instrumental section had some nice moments, but also some unneeded wankery. Better song than I expected, but still not that great.
          Big Big Train - The First Rebreather - This song really reminded me of Trick of the Tail era Genesis (along with some Gabriel-esque flute). The song Ripples especially comes to mind during the chorus. Anyway this song was really great with no wasted space, and all the pieces fit together very nicely.
Grade: 8

Mikemangioy: Devin Townsend - Grace - Like Deadhead, this one would be pretty close to the top of the Devin songs I got this roulette. Super epic and intense, with some nice vocals. The stage performance was awesome too.
             Haken - Darkest Light - I pretty much had the same reaction to this as the other Haken songs I've checked out in the past. There's a lot of cool things, but as a whole it just didn't do much for me. Not a bad song by any means, but kindof just "meh"
Grade: 7.5

Adace: Scar Symmetry - Cryonic Harvest[\b] - This song was insanely energetic. The switching between harsh and clean vocals was very well done, and the instrumentation was excellent. Very fun to listen to. Wtf was that ending, though?
       Nightwish - I Want My Tears Back - This song was really interesting with whatever that strange instrument was. And for the most part it was a very catchy and fun song. This might've been the hardest one to choose a favorite of the two, but the SS song just edges it out.
Grade: 8

Tyrias: Biffy Clyro - Spanish Radio - This was a very interesting blend of genres, and I must say it was very good. Very uplifting tone, and the trumpets added some cool flavor. This was another where it was hard to choose the winner, but I think this one takes the cake.
        Kamelot - Momento Mori - This was another great prog tune. Really liked a lot of the drum beats and the verses. There were a few times where it sounded a little generic, but a great song overall.
Grade: 7.5

Lonestar: Shineback   - Rise Up Forgotten, Return Destroyed - See the description for the Kamelot song. Pretty much my exact feelings. Good tune.
          Karnya - Where the Silence Remains - I wasn't as big on this one, and I think it was the vocals that weren't my favorite. I really liked the beginning, but the rest was just average, and some of the transitions felt sloppy.
Grade: 7.5

Elite: Mr. Bungle - Ars Moriendi - This song was... weird. Like really really weird. So many changes that it was hard to keep track. It was actually pretty fun to listen to, but not really my thing.
       Ben Folds Five - Song For the Dumped - This one was mostly average for me, but certainly more accessible and easy to listen to than the other one. Not bad, but I definitely liked the other song you sent by him more.
Grade: 6.5



FINAL STANDINGS
1. Senecadawg2 - 65
2. Big Hath 63
3. Adace - 59.5
4. Elite - 59
5. Jingle.boy - 59
6. Sacul - 58.5
7. Lonestar - 58.5
8. Shadow Ninja - 58
9. GentlemanofDread - 58
10. Tyrias - 57.5
11. Mikemangioy - 57
12. Lucien - 56.5

Congrats to Seneca, who now wins his 5 millionth in a row!

And thanks to everyone who participated. So many great songs. Hope you guys had as much fun as I did. Might as well sign me up for a v2 Jingle. Thanks again guys  :metal
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: Big Hath on November 10, 2014, 11:13:59 PM
ROUND 1 RESULTS

Threshold - Ashes - ...unfortunately I'm not too big on the vocals...

ROUND 8 RESULTS

Headspace - Daddy Fucking Loves You - ...The vocalist was fantastic...


I see you've changed over the course of the roulette!   :rollin

yes, the comments are out of context, but still funny



congrats to seneca!  Fun roulette.





I'll claim a victory for this:

This is kind of sad, but I think its the first time I've ever heard Jaco on the bass. He's pretty incredible
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: jingle.boy on November 11, 2014, 05:19:58 AM
ROUND 1 RESULTS

Threshold - Ashes - ...unfortunately I'm not too big on the vocals...

ROUND 8 RESULTS

Headspace - Daddy Fucking Loves You - ...The vocalist was fantastic...


haha... good memory Jon.

Took me a little too long to hone in on your tastes.  Good roulette ole Tom.  See ya for another in about a year.   :D
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. COMPLETED
Post by: senecadawg2 on November 11, 2014, 05:34:58 AM
I'll admit, when I first saw that Danger Zone list I thought you might be musically inept. Now I know better.  :biggrin:

Thanks again for running the roulette! It was really well paced, for the most part, and I certainly enjoyed myself. You're the biggest winner  :-*
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. COMPLETED
Post by: jingle.boy on November 11, 2014, 06:18:00 AM
Just noticed... only 3 points separated 3rd from last.  Tight bunch of submissions there.  Hath and the 'dawg clearly zoned in on your tastes.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: Tom Bombadil on November 11, 2014, 07:52:08 AM
ROUND 1 RESULTS

Threshold - Ashes - ...unfortunately I'm not too big on the vocals...

ROUND 8 RESULTS

Headspace - Daddy Fucking Loves You - ...The vocalist was fantastic...


I see you've changed over the course of the roulette!   :rollin


Ha wow definitely didn't notice that.  I'll need to go back through and see if the Threshold one grew on me,  although most likely it has to do with the context of the song.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. COMPLETED
Post by: Sacul on November 11, 2014, 07:59:30 AM
Glad you liked the Anathema song - their old stuff is like that. That album (Alternative 4) and the next one (Judgement) might be right up your alley :tup . Excellent roulette overall, fantastic pace.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. COMPLETED
Post by: senecadawg2 on November 11, 2014, 08:00:00 AM
Yeah, I've noticed the same thing before. Something about that Headspace album makes me enjoy Damian Wilson's voice significantly more than I do on his other albums.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. COMPLETED
Post by: Shadow Ninja 2.0 on November 11, 2014, 08:00:22 AM
Congrats, seneca! Also thanks for letting me play, TM! IT was fun.
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. Send Rd. 1
Post by: Big Hath on November 11, 2014, 08:15:35 AM
ROUND 1 RESULTS

Threshold - Ashes - ...unfortunately I'm not too big on the vocals...

ROUND 8 RESULTS

Headspace - Daddy Fucking Loves You - ...The vocalist was fantastic...


haha... good memory Jon.

I remembered because I had Headspace lined up for this roulette until I saw that note in the first round.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Tom Bombadil's Roulette v. COMPLETED
Post by: mikemangioy on November 11, 2014, 02:02:58 PM
Yaay this was fun. This was my first roulette, and I've really enjoyed it. Don't care if I arrived eleventh, 'twas fun  :metal :metal