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Title: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (The End..)
Post by: Elite on May 03, 2018, 04:52:20 AM
Elite’s Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette

My last roulette was about three years ago and after all this time actively playing in roulettes (if you’ll excuses my bad habit of often being the last to send in a round), I thought it would be good to host one of these myself again. While the idea of people sending me new music and having to score those is appealing to me, I have found in previous roulettes that it’s hard to do a song justice with a conventional scoring method. This is why I ultimately resorted to ‘stacked’ scoring in roulette one and elimination style in roulettes 2 & 3. I can see why this would not be a nice way to host a roulette, though, so I’ve invented a device that combines stacked scoring and elimination. Intrigued? Come on in!

Although I can fully appreciate the time and effort people have been putting into roulettes recently, most notably with listening to complete albums, I do not have the liberty to listen to music while working, so if I would do that this roulette would take ages. It’s very appealing to me to be ‘forced’ to listen to multiple albums, but time constraints force me to have this be a song roulette. I listen to music while in the car mostly and I play CD’s almost exclusively. When I’m at home I try to discover new music as well, drawing from Spotify predominantly. I also take in recommendations from other forum members, only music magazines and/or blogs. In the last two/three years, the amount of new music I have listened has been reduced, mostly due to time constraints. Time for that to change and hence this roulette!

Apologies in advance for this very long post!

Participants

1. Parama
2. ariich
3. Puppies_on_Acid
4. Sacul
5. LordCost
6. Tomislav95
7. Train of Naught
8. TAC
9. Nekov
10. Stadler

Due to the nature of this roulette (see rules), I will not take any more than 10 participants. This will be by first come, first serve. The announcement for this roulette in the tracker thread has been a way to sign up prior to this thread being posted.

Rules & Rounds:

What have you gotten yourselves into?


The Elimination Aspect:


The Score So Far:
[This list will be updated with current scores during the roulette.]

Parama: 2, 0, 2, 2, 0, 2, 3, 2 (13)
Puppies_on_Acid: 1, 2, 0, 3, 3, 0, 2, 3 (14)
ariich: 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 5, 1 (17)
TAC: 4, 1, 4, 4, 4, 1, 1, 0 (19)
Train of Naught: 1, 3, 1, 3, 2, 3, 3, 3 (19)

Sacul: 4, 5, 1, 0, 3, 4, 0, 5 (22)
LordCost: 0, 4, 5, 1, 4, 5, 2, 4 (25)
Nekov: 3, 3, 3, 4, 1, 2, 4 (20)
Tomislav95: 3, 4, 3, 2, 5 (17)
Stadler: 5, 2, 4, 5 (16)


Round Results & Playlists:
[Links will be updated during the roulette.]

ROUND 1 (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=52346.msg2435356#msg2435356) - Spotify Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/user/1150414537/playlist/2vsFeFX9nKwtLmNjw9VS5D?si=VFSte5F8QUmYQAaBfZ07dA)
ROUND 2 (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=52346.msg2437950#msg2437950) - Spotify Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/user/1150414537/playlist/78WjJuwgdmd3w1Ef6HJrrM?si=JAHSGPG5TpeHCiLLBEhcbg)
ROUND 3 (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=52346.msg2440774#msg2440774) - Spotify Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/user/1150414537/playlist/0rW6R1XSqDU6Rl6Li0f5yc?si=NHEqrUUgTeWZbXr6Nc7-5g)
ROUND 4 (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=52346.msg2445210#msg2445210) - Spotify Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/user/1150414537/playlist/3iZ56eU7cQDA78NQ6WzsSk?si=rDEjbfyMTFaFLXa0_V40sw)
ROUND 5 (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=52346.msg2450070#msg2450070) - Spotify Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/user/1150414537/playlist/2Q7iJYWxAiyF5CLFbmU6zi?si=tAwOOLeFRw6Op30zYkKC0A)
ROUND 6 (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=52346.msg2455619#msg2455619) - Spotify Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/user/1150414537/playlist/6htcbXLxUBN5QjbGfl0vC3?si=G8NB_LgnRQukLbvpVNUkYg)
ROUND 7 (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=52346.msg2458031#msg2458031) - Spotify Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/user/1150414537/playlist/2acWnvyYMO21iqCwUQr7O4?si=ExO51pnQTPupZajdhQlQlg)
ROUND 8 (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=52346.msg2461939#msg2461939) - Spotify Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/user/1150414537/playlist/3M10DmIODtznXmIJV5i7Ti?si=mu9s3Ze_RdaPktRW6f5tyA)

EP ROUND PT. 1 (0/5) (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=52346.msg2467292#msg2467292)
EP ROUND PT. 2 (1/5) (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=52346.msg2467309#msg2467309)
EP ROUND PT. 3 (2/5) (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=52346.msg2467422#msg2467422)
EP ROUND PT. 4 (3/5) (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=52346.msg2467523#msg2467523)
EP ROUND PT. 5 (5/5) (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=52346.msg2467652#msg2467652)

About me and my tastes:

I’ve seen very elaborate posts on music tastes in roulettes recently and I do not think I can do those examples justice with what I’m about to post here, simply because I tend to not have a clear definition of what I really like in music. I’ll try to paint a picture of how I got to enjoy the music I do, rather than list things I like and dislike in different genres of music.

I grew up on rock and hard-rock; Queen and Alice Cooper were my obsessions when I was about 8-11 years old. I never lost a dislike for guitar-influenced music, even though I was a saxophonist in a bands as well. I got into metal when I was in high school and started playing guitar at about 15 years old, but the Metallica and Iron Maiden music didn’t interest me nearly as much as I thought it would; I was looking for more challenging stuff. My mother at the time was a fan of bands like Dream Theater and Shadow Gallery. By then I had heard SFAM and Images & Words, as well as Shadow Gallery’s Legacy countless times in her car, but it was hearing John Petrucci’s guitar sound on Awake that changed everything for me and I got into Dream Theater and later into Porcupine Tree upon hearing Coma Divine. I owe most of my musical heritage to Dream Theater’s Images & Words (my all-time favourite album) and Coma Divine, which remains my favourite live album by anyone ever.

In high school I started a band with my best friend. This band (https://www.overhaul.band) exists to this day and has released a debut album last year. I’m the guitarist in this alternative/progressive metal band, but we started out way more in the ‘classical’ Dream Theater-esque prog. Modern progressive metal artists, such as Leprous and Agent Fresco helped shape the sound of our band, but they also shaped my musical preferences. After high school, I went to study as a musicologist, taking in lots of different musics, but also making music in new ensembles. I’ve been the guitarist in pop/rock cover bands, I’ve played in experimental and post-rock bands and to this day, there’s lots of people I regularly jam with, mostly in different forms of jazz. For me, music has to be fun most of all. And I believe the best way to experience music is to actively partake in it. This is why I ultimately decided to become a music teacher, to share the experience, fun and knowledge I have had with music. Apart from the guitar and saxophone, I’ve taught myself to play the piano (though I’m not good by any means) and have sung in classical choirs. As long as there’s something to learn, that’s fun, and music continues to be hobby I have, despite working in music too. This week alone for example, I’ve played Jazz guitar with a buddy, I had a band practice for the progressive metal band and I’m singing Fauré’s Requiem tomorrow evening.

Now what do I actually like? One of my favourite albums of all-time (which you can’t find in the top 50, because I only discovered it afterwards) is Captain Beefheart’s ‘Trout Mask Replica’, an album deemed unlistenable by many. I love it, because it’s so weird and random, yet most of all, tons of fun. I like good grooves and riffs, especially in metal music. If it doesn’t move me in any way, it’s bland. I like (unusual) combinations of styles and unexpected twists and turns, but I can also enjoy music that’s fairly standard as long as it’s executed well. About a year ago I was heavily into both Ulver and Radiohead, which seems like a unusual combination, but both these bands have such a unique identity that can’t really be compared with other bands. It’s the same thing with Images & Words; lots of stuff came afterwards, but the original is the best. I want to hear stuff I haven’t really heard before. This is why bands like Leprous, Obsidian Kingdom and Agent Fresco speak to me; they change things up and create their own sound. Perhaps this is also why I love the aforementioned Captain Beefheart album; it’s unique and nothing else comes close.

One of the problems I have had with the education I had, and this is something that’s a problem within my circle of friends from university, is that sometimes I can’t really listen to music without immediately judging what happens. It’s become so easy to find faults, but also to enjoy stuff unconditionally. I’ve been trained both as a musicologist and as a musician and teach students between 12 and 18 music as well. It’s safe to say that music is an everyday aspect of my life. I’ve heard and know so much music, that I can’t even begin to list everything I know. At heart though; I’m still a progressive metal guy. Nothing beats rocking out to an amazing groove when you can.

If all of this is still too vague; my last album top 50 (link below) had very elaborate ‘reviews’ of why that album was placed in my top 50. Even though it’s two years old, a lot of the descriptions are still true. I’ve linked the other roulettes I have hosted below as well. I’ll try to be a more entertaining host this time around.

Links:

My latest album top 50 (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=46598.0)
(march 2016 – a bit dated but still pretty accurate)
First Roulette (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=34217.0) (2012)
Second Roulette (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=38570.0) (2013)
Third Roulette (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=43460.0) (2015)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Elite on May 03, 2018, 04:52:50 AM
Ban(ne)d list:

Since I deleted my last.fm account not too long ago and do not really keep track of what I listen to in any other way; I found compiling a band list to be harder than I thought it would be. This next list is a list of bands/artists I physically own music from. Besides this list, I’ve made a list of albums I have listened to that were released in the past 3,5 years (2015 – present). This whole list is very likely to be incomplete. It could very well be that you would send me something that I have heard already, in which case I will ask you to re-send. I addition to all the bands on this lists, I'm a regular visitor of progressive rock/metal festivals. It could very well be that I have seen the band you're sending in a live setting, but never got to listen to their studio work.

Artists that are current favourites for whatever reason will be in red.


Affector
Agalloch
Agent Fresco
Alarion
Alestorm
Alice Cooper
Alice in Chains
Alter Bridge
Anathema
Anciients
Anna von Hausswolff
Arcade Fire
Arena
Aristocrats, The
Arjen Anthony Lucassen
Arkentype
Armed Cloud
At The Gates
Avantasia
Ayreon
B.B. King
Beardfish
Beatles, The
Ben Folds Five
Between the Buried & Me
Beyond the Bridge
Black Sabbath
Blind Guardian
Blood Stain Child
Boudewijn de Groot
Breaking Benjamin
Bruce Springsteen
Burning Point
Caligula’s Horse
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Cartographer
Children of Bodom
Circus Maximus
Contortionist, The
Converge
Crowded House
Cynic
Dagoba
Dandy Warhols, The
Dark Tranquillity
Dave Brubeck
David Bowie
Deafheaven
Dear Hunter, The
Deep Purple
Destrage
Devin Townsend
Devin Townsend Project, The
Dire Straits
Dream Theater
dredg
East of the Wall
Eisley
Epysode
Eumeria
Euzen
Exist
Explosions in the Sky
Faceless, The
Fair to Midland
Faith no More
Fall of Troy, The
Fate's Warning
Firewind
Flaming Row
Flying Colors
Frameshift
Frost*
Gary Clark Jr.
Ghost
Girl Band
Godspeed You Black Emperor!
Gojira
Golden Caves
Green Carnation
Haken
Have a Nice Life
Headspace
Hekz
Hirsch Effekt, The
Huntsmen
iamthemorning
Ice Age
Iced Earth
Ihsahn
In Flames
Iron Maiden
In Mourning
Inter Arma
James LaBrie
Jeff Buckley
Journey
Jolly
Justice
Kansas
Kanye West
Karnivool
Kayo Dot
Killswitch Engage
King Crimson
King Goat
Kino
Led Zeppelin
Leprous
Liquid Tension Experiment
Long Distance Calling
Love de Vice
Lykathea Aflame
Machine Head
Manic Street Preachers
Maplerun
Mars Volta, The
Mastodon
maudlin of the Well
Maybeshewill
Mechanical Poet
Megadeth
Meshuggah
Metallica
Miles Davis
Moan
Mr. Bungle
Muse
Myrath
Neal Morse
Nevermore
Nine Inch Nails
Nordic Giants
Obsidian Kingdom
Ocean, The
Oceans of Slumber
Opeth
Oranssi Pazuzu
Overhaul
Pain of Salvation
Pantera
Pearl Jam
Pendragon
Perihelion Ship
Pineapple Thief, The
Pink Floyd
Porcupine Tree
Protest the Hero
Psychotic Waltz
Queen
Queensrÿche
Radiohead
Rage Against The Machine
Ramage Inc.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Redemption
Rendezvous Point
Riverside
Roger Waters
Royal Hunt
Rush
Sacrum
Savatage
Schizoid Lloyd
Semistereo
Sepultura
Serenity
Seventh Wonder
Shadow Gallery
Shadows Fall
Shining
Slash
Slayer
Sleep
Snow Patrol
Soen
Spock’s Beard
Steven Wilson
Storm Corrosion
Strawbs
Sublime
Sunn O)))
Swans
Symphony X
Talking Heads
Tesseract
Textures
Thank You Scientist
Thrice
tinyfish
To Mourn the Living
Toehider
Tool
Toxik
Transatlantic
Ulver
Voyager
Wilderun
Wishbone Ash
Wolverine
Yes
Zebrahead
Zero Hour
Ørkenkjott

---

2015 albums I have listened to:

Agent Fresco - Destrier
Arcturus - Arcturian
Armed Cloud - Obsidian Desert
Beardfish - +4626-Comfortzone
Between the Buried and Me - Coma Ecliptic
Blind Guardian - Beyond the Red Mirror
Caligula's Horse - Bloom
Deafheaven - New Bermuda
Earthside - A Dream in Static
Exovex - Radio Silence
Gary Clark Jr. - The Story of Sonny Boy Slim
Ghost - Meliora
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress
Houndmouth - Little Neon Limelight
Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls
Kamelot - Haven
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
Leprous - The Congregation
Muse - Drones
Napalm Death - Apex Predator: Easy Meat
Native Construct - Quiet World
Next to None - A Light in the Dark
Periphery - Juggernaut: Alpha
Periphery - Juggernaut: Omega
Pyramaze - Disciples of the Sun
Riverside - Love, Fear, and the Time Machine
Shining - International Blackjazz Society
Spock's Beard - The Oblivion Particle
Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot Erase.
Symphony X - Underworld
TesseracT - Polaris
The Dear Hunter - Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise
The Neal Morse Band - The Grand Experiment
Thy Catafalque - Sgúrr
VOLA – Inmazes
Wilderun - Sleep at the Edge of the Earth

---

2016 albums I have listened to:

Adeia - Serenity
Aisles - Club Hawaii
Anciients - Voice of the Void
Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage
Big Big Train - Folklore
Bon Iver - 22, A Million
Boris - Pink
Circus Maximus - Havoc
Cult of Luna - Mariner
The Dear Hunter - Act V
David Bowie - Blackstar
Deftones - Gore
Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation
Dream Theater - The Astonishing
The Fall of Troy - OK
Frank Ocean - Blonde
Frost* - Falling Satellites
Ghost - Popestar EP
Gojira - Magma
The Grand East - Movano Camerata
Haken - Affinity
Headspace - All That You Fear Is Gone
iamthemorning - Lighthouse
Ihsahn - Arktis.
In Mourning - Afterglow
Inter Arma - The Paradise Gallows
Jeff Buckley - You And I
Katatonia - The Fall of Hearts
Kayo Dot - Plastic House on Base of Sky
King Goat - Conduit
Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
Losers - How To Ruin Other People's Futures
Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep of Reason
Metallica - Hardwired... To Self-Destruct
The Neal Morse Band - The Similitude of a Dream
Obsidian Kingdom - A Year With no Summer
Oceans of Slumber - Winter
Opeth - Sorceress
Pain of Salvation - Remedy Lane Re:Mixed & Re:Lived
Periphery - Periphery III: Select Difficulty
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
Riverside - Eye of the Soundscape
Sean Ashe - flux
Sia - This is Acting
Slice the Cake - Odyssey to the Gallows
Slice the Cake - Odyssey to the West
Steven Wilson - 4,5 (EP)
Swans - The Glowing Man
Textures - Phenotype
Thank You Scientist - Stranger Heads Prevail
Thrice - To Be Everywhere is to be Nowhere
Thy Catafalque – Meta
Ulver - ATGCLVLSSCAP
Vektor - Terminal Redux

---

2017 albums I have listened to:

Anathema – The Optimist
Armed Cloud – Master Device & Slave Machines
Ayreon – The Source
Body Count – Bloodlust
Caligula’s Horse – In Contact
dvne - Asheran
Exist - So True, So Bound
Golden Caves – Collision
Hologram Earth – Black Cell Program
Leprous – Malina
Lesoir - Latitude
Mastodon – Emperor of Sand
Overhaul – Notes by an Unstable Muser
Pain of Salvation – In the Passing Light of Day
Perihelion Ship – To Paint a Bird of Fire
Persefone – Aathma
Pyramaze – Contingent
Radiohead – OKNOTOK 1997-2017
Semistereo – Trans Earth Injection
Sky Architect – Nomad
Soen – Lykaia
Steven Wilson – To The Bone
Ulver – The Assassination of Julius Caesar
Voyager – Ghost Mile
Zeal & Ardor – Devil is Fine

---

2018 albums I have listened to:

A Perfect Circle – Eat the Elephant
Hekz – Invicta
Huntsmen – American Scrap
Oceans of Slumber – The Banished Heart
Sleep – The Sciences

---

Banned during Roulette

Round 1:

The Flaming Lips
Kaddisfly
Orphaned Land
Cardiacs
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
White Ward
Maximum the Hormone
Lonely Robot
Tribulation
Novallo

Round 2:
Rishloo
Diablo Swing Orchestra
Jamie Lenman
North Atlantic Oscillation
The Stooges
Pathosray
Thumpermonkey
The Claypool Lennon Delirium
Dave Kerzner
Zu

Round 3:
Obscure Sphinx
Shaolin Death Squad
Algiers
Closure in Moscow
Zebra
Eric Gillette
Rivers of Nihil
Shaolin Death Squad
Fjokra
The Silent Wedding
Sculptured

Round 4:
Dissona
Indukti
Ashes of Chaos
Ghost Brigade
Gorod
Cryptodira
Twelve Foot Ninja
Legend of the Seagullmen
Liam Gallagher
Mile Marker Zero

Round 5:
Destiny Potato
Black Peaks
Votum
Snarky Puppy
Hyperomm
Warpaint
Le Grand Guignol
Aenaon
Kiev

Round 6:
Papir
(The Reign of) Kindo
Enslaved
Artificial Language
Kamasi Washington
Progenie Terrestre Pura
Gentle Giant
Kaelling

Round 7:
Structural Disorder
Brand New
The Human Abstract
El Drugstore
We Came From Space
Kyros
YOB
Cosmo Sheldrake

Round 8:
Spectral Lore
Lör
Deathspell Omega
The World is Quiet Here
David Maxim Micic
The Black Queen
Spratley Japs
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Train of Naught on May 03, 2018, 04:54:12 AM
This roulette might be a little too ridiculous for me!

/in regardless, and nice band list, will read OP now

WHY have you listened to the Body Count album :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Elite on May 03, 2018, 04:57:16 AM
I don't know; there's probably more weird stuff in there.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Evermind on May 03, 2018, 05:00:26 AM
Having played in three roulettes in a row, I think I'll sit this one out. Interesting scoring/elimination method though, I'm curious to see how it'll work out.

Protip everyone: do not send Serious Black in this roulette.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Elite on May 03, 2018, 05:25:37 AM
Protip everyone: do not send Serious Black in this roulette.

:lol seriously..
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: TAC on May 03, 2018, 05:53:47 AM
I’ll join if there’s room.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Nekov on May 03, 2018, 06:09:44 AM
I think I might have 8 bands or so you haven't listened to and you may like. I'm also super interested in seeing how this system works so sign me in
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Train of Naught on May 03, 2018, 06:10:31 AM
TAC in this roulette

(https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/an-old-man-helps-bundledup-youngsters-in-ski-school-steamboat-springs-picture-id82184569?k=6&m=82184569&s=612x612&w=0&h=VCVTA1-jsu8LAtbOcxULsljhbISXVdcEdIWElbLfuJA=)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: TAC on May 03, 2018, 07:09:36 AM
 :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Cyril on May 03, 2018, 07:11:29 AM
Tbh I was literally thinking of an elimination system exactly like this just yesterday...  :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Nekov on May 03, 2018, 07:41:46 AM
TAC in this roulette

(https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/an-old-man-helps-bundledup-youngsters-in-ski-school-steamboat-springs-picture-id82184569?k=6&m=82184569&s=612x612&w=0&h=VCVTA1-jsu8LAtbOcxULsljhbISXVdcEdIWElbLfuJA=)

 :rollin :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Elite on May 03, 2018, 07:46:34 AM
Tbh I was literally thinking of an elimination system exactly like this just yesterday...  :lol

Great. This is a try-out, we'll see whether it works or not!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 03, 2018, 08:08:59 AM
I have the perfect band for round 1 that will force you to add a new score of 13 just for me.  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Sacul on May 03, 2018, 09:08:03 AM
Ready to get the cut  :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Elite on May 03, 2018, 10:04:21 AM
I have the perfect band for round 1 that will force you to add a new score of 13 just for me.  :corn

I’m not changing the rules, you’ll have to at least send three songs :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on May 03, 2018, 10:08:24 AM
this sounds interesting...shame I missed the sign up sheet
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Cyril on May 03, 2018, 10:20:57 AM
there's one slot left :P
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Stadler on May 03, 2018, 10:32:43 AM
I'll do it.  I can help TAC chaperone all these kids.  Plus Kiss isn't on the banned list.  :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Train of Naught on May 03, 2018, 10:34:03 AM
I'll do it.  I can help TAC chaperone all these kids.  Plus Kiss isn't on the banned list.  :)
I have no doubt Kiss will get you the highest amount of points possible in this roulette! :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Kattelox on May 03, 2018, 11:20:56 AM
I was tempted to take that last slot but I'm already in 2 other roulettes and finishing my own... so godspeed Stadler. After hearing the tunes you've sent in mine, I hope you do well in this one  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Tomislav95 on May 03, 2018, 11:46:44 AM
I think I like this format, very interesting :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Nekov on May 03, 2018, 01:12:33 PM
So is stads in? Are we starting with this madness already?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Elite on May 03, 2018, 01:19:01 PM
I’ll take Stadler, since he also PM’ed me about wanting to join.

That meand the list is full. Everybody who’s in and confirmed that they’re still playing (the folks who signed up in the tracker thread), feel free to start sending your stuff so the first round can commence.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Nekov on May 03, 2018, 01:24:31 PM
Sent
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Cyril on May 03, 2018, 01:27:27 PM
i'll figure out some stuff to send but it probably won't be tonight
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: ariich on May 03, 2018, 01:53:47 PM
Very pleased to see (and participate in) a scoring system even more unnecessarily complicated than mine!

Will send tomorrow!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: read the OP.
Post by: Elite on May 03, 2018, 03:08:26 PM
Very pleased to see (and participate in) a scoring system even more unnecessarily complicated than mine!

:lol

I have two entries already!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: TAC on May 03, 2018, 05:31:37 PM
Sent Growls! :metal

The track is also on my Puppies EP.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 04, 2018, 12:37:28 AM
I was about to send David Maxim Micic, but then I noticed Sacul sent him in your last roulette and you didn't like it....back to the drawing board... :|
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Train of Naught on May 04, 2018, 01:13:56 AM
Thanks for the info! I almost sent DMM but I guess I won't now
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Cyril on May 04, 2018, 01:15:32 AM
i didn't send DMM
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Elite on May 04, 2018, 04:13:13 AM
Since I got asked this by PM, here's a response. I think this is pretty useful for all participants.

My stance of growls:

One of the bands I used to listen to a lot when I was 14-16 was The Fall of Troy. They don't growl, but they have screams occasionally. I remember being put off by 'real' growls initially, basically avoiding music that contained heavy guttural growls. I was into melodic death metal though, bands like In Flames, Children of Bodom, At the Gates etc. If you read my write-up for Opeth's Blackwater Park in my last top 50, you'll read that The Drapery Falls off that same album was the song that actually got me into growls. I remember turning it off the first time I heard the song, because I initially thought they ruined the song when the growls came in, yet I was intrigued somehow and slowly worked my way through their music. For a long time, I did not like music where growls were the only vocals, but nowadays I can stand them quite well.

I tend to be really picky about growl vocals though and it's hard to pinpoint exactly what I mean. I love Opeth's music now, but find the alternating growls and clean vocals to be a welcome change. When the only vocals in a song are monotonous growls all the time, I tend to lose interest. This is why, for example, traditional death metal doesn't interest me at all. Growls need to be their for a reason; for emphasis of certain parts or to complement a heavy section. If growls are all there is, it loses that 'extra punch' for me. Then again, I also like Meshuggah's music and all he does is basically rhythmically growl over Meshuggah's polyrhythms. The difference here, I think, is that the growls are so monotonous and complementary to the rhythmic music Meshuggah makes, that they almost aren't vocals anymore, but another instrument in the mix, rhythmically shouting out words, if that makes any sense.

I think I tend to enjoy high pitched growls (screams) more easily than low growls, but I've heard both being used that didn't do anything to me at all.  That said; most of the music I do enjoy contains growls / shouts / screams in certain doses. Over the pas week for example, I've listened to the following metal records and basically all of those do contain guttural vocals to some extent, though none are full-on growls:

Huntsmen - American Scrap
Oceans of Slumber - The Banished Heart
The Hirsch Effekt - Holon: Anamnesis
Sleep - The Sciences
Wilderun - Sleep at the Edge of the Earth
Perihelion Ship - A Rare Thunderstorm in Spring
Obsidian Kingdom - Mantiis

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Take the above information however you wish. To the participant concerned; if this post somehow makes you change your mind, you can re-send if you want.

I have four entries in. I will not start listening until I have everyone, but it would be good to be able to listen to your songs over the weekend, so please get your songs in if you haven't already!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: YtseBitsySpider on May 04, 2018, 07:01:09 AM
Should you have any round one no-shows let me know.

Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: LordCost on May 04, 2018, 08:19:13 AM
Sent round 1!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Kattelox on May 04, 2018, 09:03:17 AM
Parama sent me American Scrap in my roulette. That's a cool album.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Cyril on May 04, 2018, 09:11:36 AM
the first three there are all bands i introduced to the DTF culture  :lol
and wilderun is killer as hell too

anyways i have a decent amount of music that's full growls but mostly focused on the music rather than the vocals so w/e
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Elite on May 04, 2018, 09:38:58 AM
the first three there are all bands i introduced to the DTF culture  :lol
and wilderun is killer as hell too

Yup :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: ariich on May 04, 2018, 10:33:24 AM
Right, so I was all ready to send something as the band wasn't on the banned list, but then one of their albums is in the other "albums from the last few years I have listened to" sections after the banned list.

So... are those bands also banned? What's the dealio?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Cyril on May 04, 2018, 10:37:19 AM
elite said his banned list isn't very thorough but i'd assume everything on the "albums listened to" lists are banned too
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: ariich on May 04, 2018, 10:39:00 AM
elite said his banned list isn't very thorough but i'd assume everything on the "albums listened to" lists are banned too
Those albums, sure, but what about other albums by those artists. Surely if those artists should be entirely banned, Rich could have quite easily added them to the banned list. :P
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Train of Naught on May 04, 2018, 10:44:02 AM
The banned list also bamboozled me a couple times because I think this is the first host that lists bands with "The" as "X, The" :'(

Was like aww yeah The Ocean not banned let's go ohh nevermind

I sent Leprous btw
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Cyril on May 04, 2018, 10:47:15 AM
yeah that's also not a great way to list bands i agree :B
everyone ever ctrl+f's in these things
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Kattelox on May 04, 2018, 10:49:28 AM
I almost did mine that way but I kept the lovely contestants in mind.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Elite on May 04, 2018, 11:09:09 AM
Right, so I was all ready to send something as the band wasn't on the banned list, but then one of their albums is in the other "albums from the last few years I have listened to" sections after the banned list.

So... are those bands also banned? What's the dealio?

The banned list is artists I own physical albums from. I keep track of those in an excel sheet, that’s why some are written like ‘X, The.’ This was an easy way to generate a banned list without going through everything I’ve ever listened to. The list is, like I said, likely incomplete. I added the albums I have listened to over the past years as some sort of ‘extention’ to the banned list, but some albums on there I’ve literally only heard once, so there’s certainly artists in that list you could still send. Basically try it out, and if I’ve heard it before I’ll notify you.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: ariich on May 04, 2018, 01:09:13 PM
So yep, it was rejected.

I can see this happening a lot. :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: TAC on May 04, 2018, 01:23:49 PM

To the participant concerned; if this post somehow makes you change your mind, you can re-send if you want.

Why don't you listen to it first and let me know.  ;D

It's a growls only, but it's more like a deep Lemmy that a guttural growl.

I am not a growl guy, though I am slowly opening up to them. That said, this is one of only 3 growl albums I have actually bought. The music is really cool.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Cyril on May 04, 2018, 01:31:41 PM
yeah elite if you think any of my songs are below 9/10 on first listen let me know and i'll give you a new one  :tup
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Train of Naught on May 04, 2018, 01:33:45 PM
I can tell you that already, no need for Elite to listen to it to find out whether it's below 9/10
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Cyril on May 04, 2018, 01:50:43 PM
just 'cause you're a hypno7.5e junkie doesn't mean we all are, trainy boy  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Tomislav95 on May 04, 2018, 01:52:12 PM
I sent round winner :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 04, 2018, 03:51:41 PM
I think I'm just going to YOLO this round and see what happens....I need a baseline  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: TAC on May 04, 2018, 03:53:00 PM
My baseline will probably be a 5.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Elite on May 04, 2018, 08:13:49 PM
I have everybody for round 1 except Sacul. Please send and don’t become the new me :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 04, 2018, 08:15:34 PM
I have everybody for round 1 except Sacul. Please send and don’t become the new me :)
Or the new Sacul.....oh wait....
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Cyril on May 04, 2018, 08:31:47 PM
sacul already has a history of being slow too, y'know  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: TAC on May 04, 2018, 08:34:09 PM
Slow would be complimenting Sacul.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 04, 2018, 08:36:05 PM
sacul already has a history of being slow too, y'know  :corn
That was kind of my point  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Cyril on May 04, 2018, 08:42:41 PM
slowcul  :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Send Round 1!
Post by: Sacul on May 04, 2018, 10:36:57 PM
slowcul  :metal
:metal :metal :metal

Sending in a while. Sent!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1!
Post by: Elite on May 05, 2018, 03:46:51 AM
???: ___________ - _________
???: _________ - ________
???: ______ _____ - _________/________
???: _____ ____ - _______ ______
???: ____ _________'_ ____ ______ _____ - _ ______ ____ __ ______
???: ________ - ___ ____ ___ _____ ___ _____
???: _______ ___ _______ - ___ ___ ______ ____ ____ ____ ____ _____ _____ _____ ______________
???: ___ _______ ____ - __ ___ _______ __ _________
???: _______ - _ __
???: ________ ____ - ___ ____
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Luoto on May 05, 2018, 03:49:18 AM
A
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Evermind on May 05, 2018, 03:49:42 AM
Quote
_______ ___ _______ - ___ ___ ______ ____ ____ ____ ____ _____ _____ _____ ______________

I have no idea what this is, but it's probably sent by Parama. :lol

The third from the bottom looks like Six Roaming Owls.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on May 05, 2018, 04:28:20 AM
slowcul  :metal
:metal :metal :metal

Sending in a while. Sent!

Dreading the hangmanen editing already... Sacul, can you lend me that script you made? :angel:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on May 05, 2018, 04:33:42 AM
???: ______a____ - _a______a
???: _a_______ - _a______
???: ______ _____ - _________/________
???: _____ _a__ - ____a__ __a___
???: ____ _a__a____'_ ____ ______ _____ - A ______ _a__ __ ______
???: _a___a__ - ___ ____ a__ _____ ___ _____
???: _a_____ ___ _______ - ___ ___ ______ ____ ____ ___a ___a ____ ____ _____ ______________
???: The Flaming Lips - In the Morning of the Magicians
???: ___a___ - _ A_
???: ____a___ _a__ - ___ _a__

Letters guessed: A

Luoto waits 3.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Evermind on May 05, 2018, 04:35:29 AM
The Flaming Lips - In the Morning of [the, which is apparently missing?] Magicians
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on May 05, 2018, 04:36:03 AM
The Flaming Lips - In the Morning of [the, which is apparently missing?] Magicians

not anymore, but yeah

classic Six Roaming Owls substitution there
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Sacul on May 05, 2018, 06:34:14 AM
slowcul  :metal
:metal :metal :metal

Sending in a while. Sent!

Dreading the hangmanen editing already... Sacul, can you lend me that script you made? :angel:
Feel free to (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ) use (https://github.com/Sacules/hangmanen) it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ)  ;D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Bolsters on May 05, 2018, 07:08:45 AM
H
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Sacul on May 05, 2018, 07:10:07 AM
D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on May 05, 2018, 07:16:02 AM
slowcul  :metal
:metal :metal :metal

Sending in a while. Sent!

Dreading the hangmanen editing already... Sacul, can you lend me that script you made? :angel:
Feel free to (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ) use (https://github.com/Sacules/hangmanen) it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ)  ;D

Thanks, I’ll try to get it working tonight. Will update hangmanen in a bit!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on May 05, 2018, 08:10:40 AM
 -> I updated the banned list to include more bands I know stuff from <-


Took hangmanen to a the new page with added letters:

???: ______a____ - _a______a
???: _add_____ - _a______
???: ______ _____ - _________/________
???: _h___ _a_d - D___a__ __a___
???: ____ _a__a_h__'_ H__h ______ ___d_ - A ______ _a__ __ ______
???: _a_d_a__ - _h_ D___ a__ _____ _h_ H____
???: _a_____ _h_ H______ - _h_ _h_ ______ ____ ____ ___a ___a ____ ____ _____ ______________
???: The Flaming Lips - In the Morning of the Magicians
???: ___a___ - _ A_
???: ___ha__d _a_d - _h_ _a__

Letters guessed: A, H, D

Slackul waits 3
Bolsters, the Traitor waits 2
Luoto waits 1

not done with the script yet, so I might have accidentally missed a couple of letters
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 05, 2018, 10:24:12 AM
I'll take the F
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Luoto on May 05, 2018, 10:24:57 AM
Kaddisfly
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: ariich on May 05, 2018, 10:32:08 AM
E
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Cyril on May 05, 2018, 10:46:34 AM
Kaddisfly
campfire, sent by tomislav

@ev i did not send the stupid long title one  :loser:

give me the RRRR
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Sacul on May 05, 2018, 10:48:04 AM
Kaddisfly
campfire

smells of parama
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Evermind on May 05, 2018, 10:48:34 AM
@ev i did not send the stupid long title one  :loser:

Now that's a surprise. :lol You've got to admit though, it looks exactly like a stupidly long name of a black metal track you're prone to send.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Cyril on May 05, 2018, 10:49:51 AM
Kaddisfly
campfire

smells of parama
haha no i'd send via rail or forest

and fair @ the black metal comment but black metal tracks don't usually tend to be that long, that's more of an emo and post-rock thing
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Kattelox on May 05, 2018, 10:51:01 AM
lol if you're not grim enough to name all your tracks Starfire Burning Upon The Ice-Veiled Throne of Ultima Thule :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Luoto on May 05, 2018, 11:07:42 AM
Orphaned Land - The Cave
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on May 05, 2018, 01:52:04 PM
Kaddisfly
campfire, sent by tomislav

Yes

Kaddisfly
campfire

smells of parama

No

lol if you're not grim enough to name all your tracks Starfire Burning Upon The Ice-Veiled Throne of Ultima Thule :metal

The Dark Liege of Chaos Is Unleashed at the Ensorcelled Shrine of A'zura-Kai (The Splendour of a Thousand Swords Gleaming Beneath the Blazon of the Hyperborean Empire, Part II)

Orphaned Land - The Cave

Yes

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Updated hangmanen:

???: _r____a____ - _acr____a
Tomislav95: Kaddisfly - campfire
???: ___e__ R____ - C____r_c_/____r_c_
???: _h__e _ard - De__a__ __a_e_
???: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - A _____e _a_e _f _e____
???: Cardiacs - _he D_c_ a__ R__er _he H_r_e
???: _a_____ _he H_r___e - Ch_ Ch_ ___e__ ____ ____ __ra __ra __r__ __r__ __r__ __r_r_ Rer_rer_
???: The Flaming Lips - In the Morning of the Magicians
???: ___a___ - _ A_
???: Orphaned Land - The Cave

Letters guessed: A, H, D, F, E, R, C

CAT waits 3
Paramagatadaga waits 2
my namesake waits 1
Little Acid Dogs wait 0
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: TAC on May 05, 2018, 02:48:08 PM
C
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on May 05, 2018, 03:12:18 PM
Edited the (not so many) C's in the previous post!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: TAC on May 05, 2018, 03:16:29 PM
CAT waits

(https://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/474/868/aa6.jpg)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: TAC on May 05, 2018, 03:24:11 PM
Cardiacs
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on May 06, 2018, 12:52:39 AM
Yes
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Evermind on May 06, 2018, 01:05:12 AM
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

I googled some of their songs but couldn't find the one in the hangman.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on May 06, 2018, 01:07:10 AM
Correct! The song in hangmanen does exist though, I’ve heard it
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Luoto on May 06, 2018, 01:22:56 AM
Parama: White Ward - Deviant Shapes
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 06, 2018, 01:25:31 AM
Give me a T
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Cyril on May 06, 2018, 01:28:41 AM
oh, maximum the hormone
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on May 06, 2018, 02:51:08 AM
Parama: White Ward - Deviant Shapes

Yes!

Give me a T

I prefer coffee

oh, maximum the hormone

without the oh, yes

---

Updated hangmanen:

???: Tr____at___ - _acr___sa
Tomislav95: Kaddisfly - campfire
???: Lonely Robot - Construct/Obstruct
Parama: White Ward - Deviant Shapes
???: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - A S____e _a_e _f _e___s
???: Cardiacs - The D_c_ a_d R__er the H_rse
???: Maximum the Hormone - Chu Chu Lovely Mina Mina Mura Mura Pirin Pirin Boron Nururu Rerorero
???: The Flaming Lips - In the Morning of the Magicians
???: ___a___ - _ A_
???: Orphaned Land - The Cave

Letters guessed: A, H, D, F, E, R, C, T, S

real Rich waits 3
Kittens_on_Crack wait 2
CAT waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: ariich on May 06, 2018, 03:06:04 AM
What an absolutely ridiculous song title: Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nururu Rerorero
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on May 06, 2018, 03:21:07 AM
yeah :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Kattelox on May 06, 2018, 08:46:39 AM
WTF  :lol :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 06, 2018, 09:55:45 AM
I see Lonely Robot - Contruct/Obstruct
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on May 06, 2018, 04:04:25 PM
Updated the hangmanen

I'll post some initial thoughts tomorrow!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Stadler on May 06, 2018, 08:19:08 PM
What an absolutely ridiculous song title: Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nururu Rerorero

Dude, if I lose to that, well, then...
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: ariich on May 06, 2018, 10:10:36 PM
Let's have an S!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on May 07, 2018, 01:46:28 AM
Sure! Edited the S in the previous hangmanen post!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: ariich on May 07, 2018, 02:13:46 AM
Lacrymosa
A Simple Game of Genius

Edit: The Duck and Roger the Horse. Another great song title :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on May 07, 2018, 02:27:44 AM
Lacrymosa
A Simple Game of Genius

Edit: The Duck and Roger the Horse. Another great song title :lol

All correct! :tup

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Updated hangmanen:

???: Tr____at___ - Lacrimosa
Tomislav95: Kaddisfly - campfire
???: Lonely Robot - Construct/Obstruct
Parama: White Ward - Deviant Shapes
???: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - A Simple Game of Genius
???: Cardiacs - The Duck and Roger the Horse
???: Maximum the Hormone - Chu Chu Lovely Mina Mina Mura Mura Pirin Pirin Boron Nururu Rerorero
???: The Flaming Lips - In the Morning of the Magicians
???: ___a___ - _ A_
???: Orphaned Land - The Cave

Letters guessed: A, H, D, F, E, R, C, T, S

real Rich waits 3
Kittens_on_Crack wait 2
CAT waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Evermind on May 07, 2018, 03:05:31 AM
What an absolutely ridiculous song title: Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nururu Rerorero

I'm so glad I decided not to participate in this roulette. There's no way I could've competed against this.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on May 07, 2018, 03:09:12 AM
What an absolutely ridiculous song title: Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nururu Rerorero

I'm so glad I decided not to participate in this roulette. There's no way I could've competed against this.

I'm thinking of something witty to say as a resonse, but I can't think of anything :(

Then again, I would have liked to have you as a participant, yet you dropped out before even trying :biggrin:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Nekov on May 07, 2018, 05:58:21 AM
What an absolutely ridiculous song title: Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nururu Rerorero

Two days away from the forum and I come back to this. DTF never disappoints.


Cardiacs sounds like something TAC would send
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: LordCost on May 07, 2018, 06:27:34 AM
I sent Cardiacs, sorry for being so predictable.
I could have sent a song like that only to Elite, not an easy first listen for sure :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on May 07, 2018, 06:42:37 AM
Cardiacs sounds like something TAC would send

that would be a shocker

I sent Cardiacs

No, no, no, you're doing hangmanen the wrong way!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: LordCost on May 07, 2018, 06:56:12 AM
Cardiacs sounds like something TAC would send

that would be a shocker

I sent Cardiacs

No, no, no, you're doing hangmanen the wrong way!
It was obvious for someone, it was only a question of time
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Stadler on May 07, 2018, 06:58:24 AM
What an absolutely ridiculous song title: Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nururu Rerorero

I'm so glad I decided not to participate in this roulette. There's no way I could've competed against this.

Every song title ever pales in comparison to "My Love Is Like A Tire Iron". 
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Nekov on May 07, 2018, 07:40:50 AM
Name of the first band is tribulation.

Give me an n
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Cyril on May 07, 2018, 08:42:02 AM
Name of the first band is tribulation.
sent by tac, he also sent it in puppies' EP round :P
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: TAC on May 07, 2018, 09:09:33 AM
2018 AOTY!!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Tomislav95 on May 07, 2018, 12:10:55 PM
2018 AOTY!!
I hope you're not saving it for 2018 round in wolfking's roulette :-X
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on May 07, 2018, 12:23:15 PM
What an absolutely ridiculous song title: Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Purin Purin Boron Nururu Rerorero

I'm so glad I decided not to participate in this roulette. There's no way I could've competed against this.

Every song title ever pales in comparison to "My Love Is Like A Tire Iron". 

How about 'Love is a Fist'? (Mr. Bungle, s/t 1989)

Name of the first band is tribulation.
sent by tac, he also sent it in puppies' EP round :P

Yes x2.

Give me an n

Okay, just one then! n_n

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Updated hangmanen:

TAC: Tribulation - Lacrimosa
Tomislav95: Kaddisfly - campfire
Nekov: Lonely Robot - Construct/Obstruct
Parama: White Ward - Deviant Shapes
???: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - A Simple Game of Genius
LordCost: Cardiacs - The Duck and Roger the Horse
???: Maximum the Hormone - Chu Chu Lovely Mina Mina Mura Mura Pirin Pirin Boron Nururu Rerorero
???: The Flaming Lips - In the Morning of the Magicians
???: N__a___ - _ A_
???: Orphaned Land - The Cave

Letters guessed: A, H, D, F, E, R, C, T, S, N

Vodka waits 3
real Rich waits 2
Kittens_on_Crack wait 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Cyril on May 07, 2018, 12:52:20 PM
Lordcost sent cardiacs as he already said
I forgot who sent lonely robot in my last roulette, maybe tomi?? - no wait it was nekov he sent that
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on May 07, 2018, 01:03:11 PM
is that a statement or a guess?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Cyril on May 07, 2018, 01:13:38 PM
It's the truth  Nekov sent lonely ronely roboto
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on May 07, 2018, 02:21:47 PM
It's the truth  Nekov sent lonely ronely roboto

yes, yes it is!

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Initial / First thoughts, randomly ordered:

Between the ten songs I got, there's a ridiculous variety of different stuff. It makes for a playlist that incohesive as possibly could be, but it's also tons of fun to hear all these new bands. Thanks!

What's up with some of you guys sending me weird songs though?

Two of the songs feature a sound that's the exact same as my car makes when it runs out of fuel. Had me jumping up a bit.

I literally laughed when this track started.

Very tasty guitar work throughout, though the chorus/hook falls a but flat.

These changes are not supposed to work, yet they do.

I listened to other stuff by this same artist to hear what other stuff they're capable of. I was not disappointed.

This song has tons of groove.

I prefer the instrumental part to the part where the dude is singing.

This is kind of what I expected to hear, but it's probably better.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Train of Naught on May 07, 2018, 02:30:02 PM
I prefer the instrumental part to the part where the dude is singing.

This is kind of what I expected to hear, but it's probably better.
These seem the most likely, hoping for the bottom one though
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: TAC on May 07, 2018, 03:24:29 PM


This song has tons of groove.

I prefer the instrumental part to the part where the dude is singing.

This is kind of what I expected to hear, but it's probably better.


Since I sent um..growls, any of these could be mine.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: LordCost on May 07, 2018, 03:25:48 PM

Two of the songs feature a sound that's the exact same as my car makes when it runs out of fuel. Had me jumping up a bit.

I literally laughed when this track started.

These changes are not supposed to work, yet they do.

I listened to other stuff by this same artist to hear what other stuff they're capable of. I was not disappointed.

I prefer the instrumental part to the part where the dude is singing.

This is kind of what I expected to hear, but it's probably better.
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Mine it's one of these
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens & snipz!
Post by: Elite on May 07, 2018, 03:34:14 PM
:corn


Results on wednesday, most likely, by the way! 😃
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens!
Post by: Nekov on May 08, 2018, 08:08:41 AM

Very tasty guitar work throughout, though the chorus/hook falls a but flat.

This is kind of what I expected to hear, but it's probably better.


I think either of these 2 could be mine
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens & snipz!
Post by: Elite on May 08, 2018, 12:42:07 PM
You guys should solve hangmanen before results though :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens & snipz!
Post by: Nekov on May 08, 2018, 01:42:59 PM
I'm gonna guess Sacul sent Maximum the hormone. Can you guys start guessing more letters?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens & snipz!
Post by: Cyril on May 08, 2018, 01:47:06 PM
Give me I, sure
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens & snipz!
Post by: Sacul on May 08, 2018, 04:38:15 PM
O
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens & snipz!
Post by: TAC on May 08, 2018, 05:40:45 PM
L
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens & snipz!
Post by: Cyril on May 08, 2018, 05:42:54 PM
I can't believe people still care about sons of apollo, like, at all
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens & snipz!
Post by: TAC on May 08, 2018, 05:43:52 PM
Still?? How about ever?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens & snipz!
Post by: Cyril on May 08, 2018, 05:53:44 PM
Yeah, true
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens & snipz!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 08, 2018, 07:14:15 PM
I can't believe people still care about sons of apollo, like, at all
Did I miss something? Was this sent to Elite?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens & snipz!
Post by: Cyril on May 08, 2018, 07:45:59 PM
no i'm just annoyed at seeing the thread for sons of i don't care
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens & snipz!
Post by: Elite on May 09, 2018, 01:00:47 AM
Updated hangmanen:

TAC: Tribulation - Lacrimosa
Tomislav95: Kaddisfly - campfire
Nekov: Lonely Robot - Construct/Obstruct
Parama: White Ward - Deviant Shapes
???: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - A Simple Game of Genius
LordCost: Cardiacs - The Duck and Roger the Horse
???: Maximum the Hormone - Chu Chu Lovely Mina Mina Mura Mura Pirin Pirin Boron Nururu Rerorero
???: The Flaming Lips - In the Morning of the Magicians
???: No_allo - I A_
???: Orphaned Land - The Cave

Letters guessed: A, H, D, F, E, R, C, T, S, N, I, O, L

TAK waits 3
backwards lucaS (who did not send Maximum the Hormone) waits 2
SoA-disliker waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens & snipz!
Post by: Cyril on May 09, 2018, 01:22:44 AM
train sent orphaned land
stadler sent flaming lips
sacul sent the unguessed band
puppies sent maximum the hormone
i guess that leaves ariich as noel gallagher which seems wrong but i dunno
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens & snipz!
Post by: Elite on May 09, 2018, 01:45:10 AM
train sent orphaned land
stadler sent flaming lips
sacul sent the unguessed band
puppies sent maximum the hormone
i guess that leaves ariich as noel gallagher which seems wrong but i dunno

yes no no yes no
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens & snipz!
Post by: Cyril on May 09, 2018, 01:52:13 AM
okay the unguessed song is Novallo - I Am and looking at it it's gotta be ariich
so sacul sent flaming lips and stadler sent noel gallagher?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens & snipz!
Post by: Elite on May 09, 2018, 02:09:09 AM
You just completed Round 1 Hangmanen!!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 hangmanens & snipz!
Post by: Elite on May 09, 2018, 02:59:57 AM
The line-up:

TAC: Tribulation - Lacrimosa
Tomislav95: Kaddisfly - campfire
Nekov: Lonely Robot - Construct/Obstruct
Parama: White Ward - Deviant Shapes
Stadler: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - A Simple Game of Genius
LordCost: Cardiacs - The Duck and Roger the Horse
Puppies_on_Acid: Maximum the Hormone - Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Pirin Pirin Boron Nururu Rerorero
Sacul: The Flaming Lips - In the Morning of the Magicians
ariich: Novallo - I Am
Train of Naught: Orphaned Land - The Cave

Spotify Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/user/1150414537/playlist/2vsFeFX9nKwtLmNjw9VS5D?si=VFSte5F8QUmYQAaBfZ07dA) for Round 1 (minus two songs) - also linked to in the OP.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1!
Post by: ariich on May 09, 2018, 05:20:24 AM
okay the unguessed song is Novallo - I Am and looking at it it's gotta be ariich
so sacul sent flaming lips and stadler sent noel gallagher?
Finally. :lol

In fairness I also like Noel Gallagher’s stuff, so that could have been me.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1!
Post by: Elite on May 09, 2018, 05:56:10 AM
well, I had never heard of Novallo either
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1!
Post by: Nekov on May 09, 2018, 06:00:25 AM
It's already Wednesday here which means it's even more Wednesday in Holland, where are the results?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1!
Post by: Elite on May 09, 2018, 06:57:08 AM
Pretty soon, starting typing them now (note: this might take slightly longer than 'soon').
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1!
Post by: Elite on May 09, 2018, 08:19:56 AM
Round 1 Results

Sorry if I can not do every song complete justice with these write-ups. Here we go.

5 Points

Stadler
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – A Simple Game of Genius
Alternative Rock – Non Album B-Side from s/t (2011)


There’s no denying that this guy is a great song-writer and at the right moments, I could definitely appreciate this kind of music. But like with Oasis, for example (and tons of other artists that I wouldn’t mind hearing), this is not something I would put on myself. I like the build-up, though the intro is a little long, the vocal hooks are interesting and the chorus is pretty much stadium sing-along quality. How this turned out to be a B-Side remains elusive to a large number of people commenting on Youtube. I can hear the appeal, there’s a lot to this song. In all honesty, I didn’t want to give anyone the lowest score in the first round, and this round was quite strong overall, so it’s not a case of me actually disliking this song but it just doesn’t fully do it for me.



4 Points

Sacul
The Flaming Lips – In the Morning of the Magicians
Dream Pop – from ‘Yashimi Battles the Pink Robots’ (2002)


I’m really at a loss of how to properly rate this song, because there’s so much wasted potential here, if you ask me. The instrumental parts of this song are good, like really, really good. They’re groovy, funky & happy-mood inducing, and then the whining vocals come in and kind-of ruin the song for me. I mean, I’m still intrigued and will probably check out the album after this roulette is finished, because I got used to Radiohead’s vocals as well, but they were really a turn-off for me on this track. Instrumentally, like I said, it’s great. Some unique sounds going on in this song, especially the bass lines, though what’s up with the random clapping at the start and the end?



TAC
Tribulation – Lacrimosa
Gothic / Heavy Metal – from ‘Down Below’ (2018)


This is another case of vocals almost ruining a song for me, yet here they’re a little more ‘restrained’ and more fit to the music than on the Flaming Lips (even though they’re guttural vocals). If this would have been a whole song full of these vocals, this would get the lowest spot for sure. Sorry, but these monotonous growls don’t interest me whatsoever. You’re in luck though, because instrumentally, there’s quite a lot going in with the guitar parts. The large instrumental break in the middle was very welcome as well, since these guys need to get their melodies from the backing band and certainly not from the vocalist. I’ll probably check out the whole album here as well, and hopefully I’ll find a little variety. I can see that this band has a very defined style, which I can appreciate, though I can imagine that if it’d be more of the same for a full album, I would not make it to the end.



3 Points

Nekov
Lonely Robot – Construct/Obstruct
Progressive Rock – from ‘Please Come Home’ (2015)


I got Lonely Robot in a previous roulette, a song called ‘Are We Copies?’ from the same album. I remember liking it, but I never went back to hear the rest of their stuff. I know this man from Frost* and really enjoy him as a guitar player in that band. On this song as well, the guitar playing is of special note; there’s some very tasty guitar work throughout that I really liked, especially in the build-up towards the solo. The hook of this song, featuring the song’s title, isn’t at all interesting though. It almost sounds as if John Mitchell composed the instrumental parts of the song first and added the vocals on top as an afterthought. That doesn’t really stop me from enjoying this though. Solid submission, let’s see if I can make my way back through this band’s work this time around.



Tomislav95
Kaddisfly – Campfire (Junio)
Progressive Rock – from ‘Set Sail the Prairie’ (2007)


In this song’s chorus, where he sings ‘Albeit obvious’ (I had to look up the lyrics, because I couldn’t figure out what he sang), the singer is out of tune on the first note most of the time. Caught me from the first listen and I can’t unhear it. The first couple of listens, this song didn’t really do a lot for me, it was just kind-of there, but the more often I listened to this, the more different things you hear in this track. There’s quite a lot going on and the chorus is actually very catchy, with more layers being added throughout the song. I’m very intrigued, since I believe this band has more up their sleeves. I ordered the album this track comes from.



2 Points

ariich
Novallo – I Am
Progressive Metal – from ‘Novallo II’ (2015)


The grooviest song out of the entire round and a welcome change between all the guitar-based music. That is, until I found out that these guys actually use guitars. What the hell? It doesn’t sound like that at all. While I can sort-of see the similarity between this band and Thank You Scientist, that’s more in the way they blend a certain style of music with progressive metal than in overall sound. This band’s take on electronic music with ‘real’ instruments is very enjoyable and unique – at least to me. The song’s chorus is one of the most memorable song parts in the whole first round and the djenty breakdown in the middle is more groovy than most of the dubstep stuff I have ever heard. Great stuff, will definitely check out the rest of this band’s work!



Parama
White Ward – Deviant Shapes
Atmospheric / Jazz / Black Metal – from ‘Futility Report’ (2017)


Easily the heaviest song in the first round, but also the jazziest and most atmospheric. That’s weird, because this band makes changes work that aren’t supposed to be there, seamlessly going from a black metal blast-beat heavy-as-fuck part into a jazz saxophone solo. This song actually starts of really dark, with distant guitars trying to pound through the eerie atmospheric sounds of digital drums, barely audible vocals and twangy clean guitars. When the guitars get unleashed, we get full-on black metal, followed by the aforementioned saxophone interlude. The song gradually builds up during the solo, then it’s back to black metal with an instrumental ending. Pretty unique stuff that had me interested throughout.  I’ll check out the rest of this band’s album, I have a felling there’s some great stuff to be found here!



1 Point

Puppies_on_Acid
Maximum the Hormone – Chu Chu Lovely Muni Muni Mura Mura Pirin Pirin Boron Nururu Rerorero
Japanese Metal – from ‘Bu-ikikaesu’ (2007)


In high-school, a buddy of mine and me could watch this sort of absolute crap (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q16KpquGsIc) for hours. This song is kind-of the same thing, but in music form. I feel kind of bad for rating this song so high in this round, especially considering the competition, because as fun as this song was – in all its ridiculousness – I can imagine getting bored of this band’s style quite soon, but in the context of this round, this song worked really well as a fun break and by being catchy as well. Without knowing what everything even means, over the past week I’ve found various parts of this song’s lyrics being stuck in my head. My initial listen was filled with laughter; I had no idea what was going on and found it hilarious all around; the smile on my face returned with every subsequent listen. Although the song-title is ridiculous, the song itself is very weird, this was fun and that’s what gave it a high spot. The song is quite fast-paced and moves through different sections pretty quickly. The variety is what makes this song work. If I hadn’t looked it up, I’d say this band had 4-5 vocalists, but they’re apparently capable of quite a lot. Let’s not speak of the hideous album cover though.



Train of Naught
Orphaned Land – The Cave
Oriental Progressive Metal – from ‘Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs’ (2018)


I actually listened to ‘The Neverending Way of Orwarrior’ way back, but never really kept my eyes on this band. I remember liking it, but never really loving that album. Instead, my go-to album from Oriental Metal would be (and still is) Myrath’s ‘Desert Call’ (which I should probably put on the banned artists list after this round, just to be sure). I’ve seen great reviews for the album this song came from and actually have it on a list of stuff I still need to get around to listening, but this song you submitted cemented that decision. This is some amazingly solid and original progressive metal with that nice oriental flair. The variety in vocals is excellent and there’s some great instrumentalism going on throughout the song.



0 Points

LordCost
Cardiacs – The Duck and Roger the Horse
Art/rock / Post-punk / Avant-Garde – from ‘On Land and in the Sea’ (1989)


Okay, this might be where I lose some credibility to some contestants, but this song and some of the other songs by this same band I have listened to in the past week, is absolutely brilliant. I love this kind of stuff and while I had heard of Cardiacs before, I never went out of my way to listen to them, so I had no way what to expect. I was not disappointed at all. Where Mr. Bungle sometimes goes out of their way to force different style of music into one song (especially on 1995’s ‘Disco Volante’ which is at times disjointed and down-right messy, despite being an album I really enjoy listening to), Cardiacs makes ridiculous sounds, guitar riffs, random noises and vocals all fit together without any difficulty. The song actually starts with what sounds like a window shattering, followed by freakish vocal effects, guitars, vocals joined with tubular bells, HAHAHAHA, more riffs, vocals with brass (a chorus?), children’s vocals, guitars, a sudden stop, the chorus again. Then madness in the middle. My god, this song is fantastically glorious.  At first listen it had me scratching my head just a little, but by a couple of listens, I was hooked. I bought two of their albums, since bandcamp won’t let me play them anymore. Thanks!



Current Standings

LordCost: 0
Train of Naught: 1
Puppies_on_Acid: 1
Parama: 2
ariich: 2
Tomislav95: 3
Nekov: 3
TAC: 4
Sacul: 4
Stadler: 5

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You are free to start sending Round 2 from now on. It would be nice to have all submissions before the weekend starts, so I can get some listens in over the weekend.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 09, 2018, 08:41:13 AM
:metardica: I wasn't expecting such a high ranking. But your initial reaction to the same was the same as my own when I first heard this band years ago. There's really no one like them. I kind of think of them like the Japanese System of a Down.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Cyril on May 09, 2018, 08:42:59 AM
acceptibep

will send something tonight
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Nekov on May 09, 2018, 08:47:11 AM
Not bad. I already know what I'm going to send for round 2 but I don't think it's in spotify unfortunately. Let me see if I can find it somewhere that works for you.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Stadler on May 09, 2018, 09:23:00 AM
5 Points: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – A Simple Game of Genius
Alternative Rock – Non Album B-Side from s/t (2011)

0 Points:  Cardiacs – The Duck and Roger the Horse
Art/rock / Post-punk / Avant-Garde – from ‘On Land and in the Sea’ (1989)

I am literally NEVER going to win a roulette on this forum.   
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Evermind on May 09, 2018, 09:43:51 AM
5 Points: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – A Simple Game of Genius
Alternative Rock – Non Album B-Side from s/t (2011)

0 Points:  Cardiacs – The Duck and Roger the Horse
Art/rock / Post-punk / Avant-Garde – from ‘On Land and in the Sea’ (1989)

I am literally NEVER going to win a roulette on this forum.

What's worse, you (and also a lot of participants) lost against this Murumuru Hururu Dururu Rerorero song. :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: TAC on May 09, 2018, 09:54:24 AM
As expected.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: LordCost on May 09, 2018, 10:09:16 AM
This exceeded my expectations :tup
They uploaded almost the whole discography on bandcamp one month ago. Before that moment, I had to search some rare EP's in the deepest parts of the web.
Which album have you bought? I suggest you to listen to the whole On Land And In The Sea first, it's their best album for me and you have already loved the craziest song of it. I usually would recommend other albums (in fact I sent "Guns" in Train's roulette) because it's a bit difficult and hard to digest at first. I was astonished when I read that the lenght of On Land And In The Sea is only 48 minutes, it feels like it's a 70 minutes album for the amount of ideas inside.
The second half of the album is a streak of masterpieces, but the first half is brilliant too.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Sacul on May 09, 2018, 10:19:17 AM
Yeah pretty much expected Cardiacs to win :lol

Surprising you don't like the vocalist on my song tho, be sure to check the album anyways, it's very varied and quirky, many fun and lovely instrumental sections. Maybe you'll end up getting used to the vocals, which I personally love :P. Also the claps make more sense in the album context, which has this weird thing in which half the songs feel recorded with a love audience yet they sound studio-quality recordings?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Cyril on May 09, 2018, 10:37:46 AM
Okay I sent

I'm probably gonna yolo-send all roulette or at least until it gets to a point where it looks like I might make it to the EP round
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Elite on May 09, 2018, 10:40:12 AM
Okay I sent

I'm probably gonna yolo-send all roulette or at least until it gets to a point where it looks like I might make it to the EP round

and when that happens you'll start sending shit stuff, so you won't make it to the EP round after all :neverusethis
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Elite on May 09, 2018, 10:42:08 AM
5 Points: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – A Simple Game of Genius
Alternative Rock – Non Album B-Side from s/t (2011)

0 Points:  Cardiacs – The Duck and Roger the Horse
Art/rock / Post-punk / Avant-Garde – from ‘On Land and in the Sea’ (1989)

I am literally NEVER going to win a roulette on this forum.

What's worse, you (and also a lot of participants) lost against this Murumuru Hururu Dururu Rerorero song. :lol

come on, it's a fun song that you probably should take too serious :lol

@Stadler: like I said in the write-up; I didn't think the Noel Gallagher song was bad, but it just didn't do a lot for me.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Evermind on May 09, 2018, 10:49:39 AM
The only songs I know by Maximum the Hormone are the ones featured in Death Note intro and outro, so yeah, I'm just kidding there. :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Cyril on May 09, 2018, 11:00:56 AM
Okay I sent

I'm probably gonna yolo-send all roulette or at least until it gets to a point where it looks like I might make it to the EP round

and when that happens you'll start sending shit stuff, so you won't make it to the EP round after all :neverusethis:
Correct :footloose:

The only songs I know by Maximum the Hormone are the ones featured in Death Note intro and outro, so yeah, I'm just kidding there. :)
Same, only reason I have any clue who they are :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Nekov on May 09, 2018, 11:56:54 AM
Sent
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Elite on May 09, 2018, 12:08:20 PM
That's three songs in already! :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 09, 2018, 09:43:55 PM
Sent for round 2!  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Train of Naught on May 10, 2018, 01:49:44 AM
Yay, :D and nice reminder that I should also still check out more Cardiacs!

Sending within the hour hopefully edit:sont
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: ariich on May 10, 2018, 02:19:23 PM
Sent!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Elite on May 10, 2018, 03:16:16 PM
That leaves only Sacul to send still..
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: TAC on May 10, 2018, 03:18:03 PM
Really?

Nah...
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Sacul on May 10, 2018, 04:47:32 PM
Thought I had sent 4'33" :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Cyril on May 10, 2018, 04:48:30 PM
4 3 3 are your next three scores in the roulette, actually
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Elite on May 10, 2018, 04:59:23 PM
Thought I had sent 4'33" :neverusethis:

okay
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Sacul on May 10, 2018, 05:10:53 PM
Welp seems I didn't, sent something else.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 1 RESULTS!
Post by: Elite on May 11, 2018, 02:30:05 AM
Thanks for sending quickly, everyone! Here's Round 2 Hangman:

???: _______ - ____ _______
???: _____ ________ ___________ - ______ _____
???: ___ ______-________ ________ - ________
???: _____ ______ - ____ __ _ ____ ___
???: ______ _____ _________ - _____ _______
???: ___ _______ - ___ _____
???: __ - _____
???: ____ _______ - __________
???: _________ - _____ __ ____
???: _____________ - ______
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Bolsters on May 11, 2018, 05:30:48 AM
C
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: ariich on May 11, 2018, 05:37:42 AM
R
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on May 11, 2018, 06:12:01 AM
E
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 11, 2018, 06:14:51 AM
???: R_s____ - __r_ C__r__e
???: __r__ _______c _sc________ - E___re __s_e
???: __e _e____-C_______ _e__r___ - ___er_c_
???: ____e _e____ - _e__ __ _ __s_ C_r
???: ______ S____ _rc_es_r_ - __r__ _____re
???: __e S____es - ___ ____e
???: __ - _s___
???: ___e _er__er - ____cr__es
???: _____sr__ - Sce__ __ S___
???: _____er____e_ - S_ee_e

Guessed letters: C, R, E, S

Luoto waits 3
Nekov waits 2
ariich waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Luoto on May 11, 2018, 06:26:13 AM
S
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 11, 2018, 07:10:44 AM
Edited the S in the above hangmanen
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Bolsters on May 11, 2018, 07:15:27 AM
Rishloo?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 11, 2018, 08:33:36 AM
W
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 11, 2018, 08:37:05 AM
L me up (L me up inside)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 11, 2018, 08:46:31 AM
Rishloo?

yes

---

Updated hangmanen:

???: Rishloo - __r_ C__r__e
???: __r__ __l____c _sc_ll_____ - E___re W_s_e
???: __e Le____-Cl_____l _el_r___ - ___er_c_
???: ____e Le____ - _ell __ _ __s_ C_r
???: ____l_ Sw___ _rc_es_r_ - __r__ _____re
???: __e S____es - ___ ___se
???: __ - _s___
???: ___e _er__er - ____cr__es
???: _____sr__ - Sce__ __ S__w
???: _____er____e_ - Slee_e

Guessed letters: C, R, E, S, W, L

Parama waits 3
Puppies waits 2
Luoto waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Stadler on May 11, 2018, 09:05:52 AM
Minor quibble, but my band name is not correct in the hangman.   It's very close - and you all should still get it - but TECHNICALLY it's not correct.   (I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be a dick, but it IS a competition of sorts and it may throw you off.  I don't want to say what the mistake is because it'll give it away, but...)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on May 11, 2018, 09:24:06 AM
Diablo Swing Orchestra - Karma Bonfire
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 11, 2018, 09:26:50 AM
hell in a fast car
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on May 11, 2018, 09:29:28 AM
hell in a fast car

 :lol I had to google that to make sure it's a real song name and it turns out it is. Jamie Lenman is the artist.

edit: And I'm going to assume that's Stadler's song since there's no way Jamie fits into the spaces provided above.  :smiley:

edit 2: Scratch that, I was looking at the wrong line   :facepalm:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: LordCost on May 11, 2018, 09:52:34 AM
Rishloo - Dark Charade, sent by Train?
Band name of two letters is IQ?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Luoto on May 11, 2018, 10:23:18 AM
North Atlantic Oscillation
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Train of Naught on May 11, 2018, 11:11:58 AM
Dark Charade took ages to grow on me :lol would never send that in a roulette, but nice song nonetheless! I can't imagine myself sending anything other than Landmines or Just a Ride off that album though

Oh and gimme that T
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 11, 2018, 11:27:59 AM
Minor quibble, but my band name is not correct in the hangman.   It's very close - and you all should still get it - but TECHNICALLY it's not correct.   (I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be a dick, but it IS a competition of sorts and it may throw you off.  I don't want to say what the mistake is because it'll give it away, but...)

Oh, shit, you're right! I did literally copy the name you gave me in your PM though, but that's still pretty stupid on my part, because for all I know you could have sent me something that doesn't even exist. I have listened to the song already and I didn't notice the hangman error, so yeah: there's a mistake in there somewhere. Either some letters or even entire words got swapped. I'm not changing anything now, because that would give away Stadler's song indeed, but there's some extra hangman points(c) for whoever solves that one.

Diablo Swing Orchestra - Karma Bonfire

Yes

hell in a fast car

 :lol I had to google that to make sure it's a real song name and it turns out it is. Jamie Lenman is the artist.

Yes

edit: And I'm going to assume that's Stadler's song since there's no way Jamie fits into the spaces provided above.  :smiley:
edit 2: Scratch that, I was looking at the wrong line   :facepalm:

Lenman Jamie

Rishloo - Dark Charade,
sent by Train?
Band name of two letters is IQ?

Yes
No
No, but you're right about the part that it contains two letters though!

North Atlantic Oscillation

Yes

Oh and gimme that T

Done

---

Updated hangmanen:

???: Rishloo - Dark Charade
???: North Atlantic Oscillation - E___re W_ste
???: T_e Le____-Cl_____l _el_r___ - ___er_c_
???: Jamie Lenman - Hell in a Fast Car
???: Diablo Swing Orchestra - Karma Bonfire
???: T_e St___es - ___ ___se
???: __ - _st__
???: ___e _er__er - ____cr_tes
???: __t__sr__ - Sce_t __ S__w
???: T____er____e_ - Slee_e

Guessed letters: C, R, E, S, W, L, T

Train waits 3
Parama waits 2
Puppies waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 11, 2018, 11:37:18 AM
The Stooges?
Hypocrites looks like one of the song titles
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: LordCost on May 11, 2018, 12:31:23 PM
Dark Charade took ages to grow on me :lol would never send that in a roulette, but nice song nonetheless! I can't imagine myself sending anything other than Landmines or Just a Ride off that album though
I sent once Dark Charade, but it didn't score well. Maybe it's a good choice for Elite. It took ages to grow on me too, Landmines was the first one I loved from the album.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 11, 2018, 12:34:25 PM
Dark Charade took ages to grow on me :lol would never send that in a roulette, but nice song nonetheless! I can't imagine myself sending anything other than Landmines or Just a Ride off that album though
I sent once Dark Charade, but it didn't score well. Maybe it's a good choice for Elite. It took ages to grow on me too, Landmines was the first one I loved from the album.

You used Landmines in my roulette and it might have been the best song sent in the entire thing. I LOVE that song. I even used it on my Puppies EP.

Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Tomislav95 on May 11, 2018, 12:52:24 PM
Dark Charade > Landmines
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 11, 2018, 12:52:59 PM
The Stooges?
Hypocrites looks like one of the song titles

:tup to both
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 11, 2018, 12:53:57 PM
Stoodes..sent by Stadler
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 11, 2018, 12:55:32 PM
Oh the last song name is probably Sleeve
Another looks like maybe Empire Waste?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 11, 2018, 12:56:51 PM
Updated hangmanen:

???: Rishloo - Dark Charade
???: North Atlantic Oscillation - Empire Waste
???: T_e Le____-Cl_____l _el_r___ - ___er_c_
???: Jamie Lenman - Hell in a Fast Car
???: The Stooges - ___ ___se
???: __ - _st__
???: ___e _er__er - Hypocrites
???: __t__sr__ - Sce_t __ S__w
???: T____er____e_ - Sleeve

Guessed letters: C, R, E, S, W, L, T

Train waits 3
Parama waits 2
Puppies waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Evermind on May 11, 2018, 12:58:50 PM
Pathosray - Scent of Snow

Is Tim playing in this? Because if he is, that's definitely his song.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on May 11, 2018, 01:01:19 PM
Give me an O
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 11, 2018, 01:04:33 PM
Pathosray - Scent of Snow

Is Tim playing in this? Because if he is, that's definitely his song.

(https://img.memecdn.com/you-got-me_o_1891513.jpg)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 11, 2018, 01:10:08 PM
Oh goddammit

Last artist is Thumpermonkey again and LordCost sent them

Also why are there only 9 songs in hangmeme did sacul still not send
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Evermind on May 11, 2018, 01:17:41 PM
Oh goddammit

Last artist is Thumpermonkey again and LordCost sent them

Also why are there only 9 songs in hangmeme did sacul still not send

Diablo Swing Orchestra is missing somehow.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on May 11, 2018, 01:17:46 PM
If you look at the previous one there are 10, Elite forgot one
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 11, 2018, 01:22:03 PM
Oh goddammit

Last artist is Thumpermonkey again and LordCost sent them

Yeah

Also why are there only 9 songs in hangmeme did sacul still not send

Diablo Swing Orchestra is missing somehow.

Huh, how did that happen? ???

---

Updated hangmanen:

???: Rishloo - Dark Charade
???: North Atlantic Oscillation - Empire Waste
???: T_e Le__o_-Cl___ool _el_r___ - O__er_c_
???: Jamie Lenman - Hell in a Fast Car
???: Diablo Swing Orchestra - Karma Bonfire
???: The Stooges - ___ _o_se
???: __ - Ost__
???: ___e _er__er - Hypocrites
TAC: Pathosray - Scent of Snow
LordCost: Thumpermonkey - Sleeve

Guessed letters: C, R, E, S, W, L, T, O

Nekov waits 3
Train waits 2
Parama waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 11, 2018, 04:56:20 PM
P
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: LordCost on May 12, 2018, 04:20:12 AM
M
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Evermind on May 12, 2018, 04:57:40 AM
The Claypool Lennon Delirium - Ohmerica by Stadler
Dave Kerzner - Hypocrites
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 12, 2018, 05:03:04 AM
The Claypool Lennon Delirium - Ohmerica by Stadler

Extra hangmanen points© for you!!

Dave Kerzner - Hypocrites

Also correct

No M's or Peas  to add in hangmanen :(

---

Updated hangmanen:

???: Rishloo - Dark Charade
???: North Atlantic Oscillation - Empire Waste
Stadler: The Claypool Lennon Delirium - Ohmerica
???: Jamie Lenman - Hell in a Fast Car
???: Diablo Swing Orchestra - Karma Bonfire
???: The Stooges - ___ _o_se
???: __ - Ost__
???: Dave Kerzner - Hypocrites
TAC: Pathosray - Scent of Snow
LordCost: Thumpermonkey - Sleeve

Guessed letters: C, R, E, S, W, L, T, O, P, M

LordCost waits 3
Puppies waits 2
Nekov waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Bolsters on May 12, 2018, 05:55:51 AM
N?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Sacul on May 12, 2018, 06:10:24 AM
Dave Kezner is Nekov
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 12, 2018, 10:31:23 AM
Fun House

Dark Charade > Landmines
tomi sent rishloo
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 12, 2018, 10:47:47 AM
Dark Charade > Landmines

No way.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 12, 2018, 01:12:49 PM
N?

No N’s, apart from the one in Fun House!

Dave Kezner is Nekov

How did you guess?

Fun House

Dark Charade > Landmines
tomi sent rishloo

Funny Building is correct.
Tomi did send Rishloo indeed.

---

Updated hangmanen:

Tomislav95: Rishloo - Dark Charade
???: North Atlantic Oscillation - Empire Waste
Stadler: The Claypool Lennon Delirium - Ohmerica
???: Jamie Lenman - Hell in a Fast Car
???: Diablo Swing Orchestra - Karma Bonfire
???: The Stooges - Fun House
???: __ - Ost__
Nekov: Dave Kerzner - Hypocrites
TAC: Pathosray - Scent of Snow
LordCost: Thumpermonkey - Sleeve

Guessed letters: C, R, E, S, W, L, T, O, P, M, N

Bolsters waits 3
LordCost waits 2
Puppies waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 12, 2018, 01:32:20 PM
Hmm. Did Ev send DSO? :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 12, 2018, 02:20:52 PM
Who? :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 12, 2018, 02:25:22 PM
i could swear ev was in this roulette  :lol
okay i guess train sent DSO then
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 12, 2018, 02:30:24 PM
i could swear ev was in this roulette  :lol
okay i guess train sent DSO then
I don't think Deathspell Omega is in this roulette either. :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 12, 2018, 02:33:52 PM
:jamaritard:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 13, 2018, 02:35:05 AM
Train didn’t send Deathspell Omega!

Snippets tonight or tomorrow evening (the latter is more likely) with results on either wednesday or thursday evening (again, the latter being more likely).
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Train of Naught on May 13, 2018, 02:49:28 AM
I do love Karma Bonfire, it was one of my favourite songs of 2017, but unfortunately I didn't even consider DSO cause I thought it would be banned :(

Hint: The song I sent it by either The Stooges, North Atlantic Oscillation, Jamie Lenman or the unguessed band!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Evermind on May 13, 2018, 02:51:58 AM
I didn't even consider DSO because I'm not playing in this roulette. :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 13, 2018, 11:40:57 PM
Hint: The song I sent it by either The Stooges, North Atlantic Oscillation, Jamie Lenman or the unguessed band!

:neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 13, 2018, 11:42:16 PM
Hint: I sent a song
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 13, 2018, 11:43:00 PM
Hint: I listened to all songs multiple times already.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 13, 2018, 11:46:28 PM
Hint: I did not send Rishloo, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Dave Kerzner, Pathosray, or Thumpermonkey.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 13, 2018, 11:56:35 PM
Hint: I listened to all songs multiple times already.
Hint: And mine the most because it was your favorite?  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 14, 2018, 01:03:45 AM
Perhaps, but maybe not. Actually, I haven’t listened to one song more than others this round.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on May 14, 2018, 06:49:12 AM
Give me an A



And results too.  ;)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Kattelox on May 14, 2018, 08:06:42 AM
I looked up to see if the Pathosray song was Emerald City and it is not.  :tdwn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 14, 2018, 08:10:11 AM
I looked up to see if the Pathosray song was Emerald City and it is not.  :tdwn

Yeah, I was kind of disappointed as well :neverusethis:

Give me an A

And results too.  ;)

No, you'll get snippets tonight and results on Wednesday or Thursday.

You'll get one A, ok?

---

Updated hangmanen:

Tomislav95: Rishloo - Dark Charade
???: North Atlantic Oscillation - Empire Waste
Stadler: The Claypool Lennon Delirium - Ohmerica
???: Jamie Lenman - Hell in a Fast Car
???: Diablo Swing Orchestra - Karma Bonfire
???: The Stooges - Fun House
???: __ - Ost_a
Nekov: Dave Kerzner - Hypocrites
TAC: Pathosray - Scent of Snow
LordCost: Thumpermonkey - Sleeve

Guessed letters: C, R, E, S, W, L, T, O, P, M, N, A

Nekov waits 3
Bolsters waits 2
LordCost waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on May 14, 2018, 08:41:58 AM
Zu - Ostia
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 14, 2018, 10:26:16 AM
Indeed
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Sacul on May 14, 2018, 12:32:16 PM
Zu - Ostia
Round winner detected. Probably sent by Parama.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 14, 2018, 01:11:32 PM
The last time someone called round winner they were completely off :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 14, 2018, 02:24:39 PM
Oh boy.. here's some snippets, and my apologies for the way they're worded.



This round is definitely worse than the first, I honestly don't know how I feel about some of these songs. It's a pretty weird playlist and a mixed bag of sorts. Scoring will be difficult, though there's a few that do stand out in some way.

'Slick' would be a good word to describe this track, and here it's quite a good thing.

This song definitely has the catchiest chorus and some great guitar work as well. Solid stuff.

Is this a fucking joke?

Why isn't this track split up in two different ones? Took me a few listens to get the link between the two parts.

I feel like this track misses the mark, mostly in the vocal lines, but the guitars lack power as well.

The psychedelic vibe is actually quite decent and enjoyable. I bet dad would be proud.

This is a bit of a clusterfuck that positions a couple of half-decent ideas here and there, but never gives them time to develop.

This track reminds me of [Track X] by [Band X] and that's a good thing. Some of the more original sounds in this round.

Okay, so this isn't bad, but it suffers a bit from not having good vocals.

You should read the wikipedia page for the album this track comes from. It's hilarious. The track is alright, but nothing special.



Results on Wednesday or Thursday. Don't be let down by these snippets. It will never be as bad as this fantastic score Slint got sometime (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=44434.msg2010395#msg2010395).
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Kattelox on May 14, 2018, 02:27:57 PM
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Is this a fucking joke?

Oh boy. I'm glad I'm in the peanut gallery on this roulette  :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 14, 2018, 02:50:17 PM
7 or 8 are like the only two I could possibly see applying to mine since it's instrumental and I'd disagree personally if it was 7 but I dunno

I'd rate that slint song even lower if you gave me the chance btw
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: LordCost on May 14, 2018, 03:11:20 PM
I'd rate that slint song even lower if you gave me the chance btw
I'll never forget that score :lol.

I hope my snippet is not one that talks about not so good vocals.

Thumpermonkey doesn't even have a Wikipedia page, so it's not the last one.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 14, 2018, 05:51:11 PM


'Slick' would be a good word to describe this track, and here it's quite a good thing.

This song definitely has the catchiest chorus and some great guitar work as well. Solid stuff.


Hmm..
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Stadler on May 14, 2018, 09:36:29 PM


The psychedelic vibe is actually quite decent and enjoyable. I bet dad would be proud.



If it's not "Is this a fucking joke", then it's definitely this one. 
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Train of Naught on May 14, 2018, 11:44:35 PM

This song definitely has the catchiest chorus and some great guitar work as well. Solid stuff.

I feel like this track misses the mark, mostly in the vocal lines, but the guitars lack power as well.

Okay, so this isn't bad, but it suffers a bit from not having good vocals.


Not feeling the most confident I've ever felt in a roulette round to be honest
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 15, 2018, 12:45:51 AM
:corn :corn :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on May 15, 2018, 06:04:38 AM
Welp, about 3/4 of those could be mine, I'm not even gonna guess  :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: ariich on May 15, 2018, 06:45:25 AM
Welp, about 3/4 of those could be mine, I'm not even gonna guess  :lol
Yeah same here. :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Sacul on May 15, 2018, 06:58:10 AM
Welp, about 3/4 of those could be mine, I'm not even gonna guess  :lol
Yeah same here. :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 16, 2018, 07:52:17 AM
Don't forget to solve hangmanen still!

Tomislav95: Rishloo - Dark Charade
???: North Atlantic Oscillation - Empire Waste
Stadler: The Claypool Lennon Delirium - Ohmerica
???: Jamie Lenman - Hell in a Fast Car
???: Diablo Swing Orchestra - Karma Bonfire
???: The Stooges - Fun House
Parama: Zu - Ostia
Nekov: Dave Kerzner - Hypocrites
TAC: Pathosray - Scent of Snow
LordCost: Thumpermonkey - Sleeve

And here's the Round 2 Spotify Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/user/1150414537/playlist/78WjJuwgdmd3w1Ef6HJrrM?si=JAHSGPG5TpeHCiLLBEhcbg)! (with Pathosray's 'Scent of Snow' missing, because it's not available in my country..)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on May 16, 2018, 07:54:55 AM
Rich sent Diablo Swing Orchestra?
Sacul sent North Atlantic Oscillation?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 16, 2018, 08:36:55 AM
Rich sent Diablo Swing Orchestra?
yeah agreed Elite sent DSO in Elite's roulette
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on May 16, 2018, 08:40:39 AM
I'm talking about the real Rich, not the other Rich :P
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: ariich on May 16, 2018, 11:18:51 AM
:lol

And yes that's correct.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 16, 2018, 12:48:33 PM
And here's the Round 2 Spotify Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/user/1150414537/playlist/78WjJuwgdmd3w1Ef6HJrrM?si=JAHSGPG5TpeHCiLLBEhcbg)! (with Pathosray's 'Scent of Snow' missing, because it's not available in my country..)

What country are you in?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on May 16, 2018, 01:05:01 PM
And here's the Round 2 Spotify Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/user/1150414537/playlist/78WjJuwgdmd3w1Ef6HJrrM?si=JAHSGPG5TpeHCiLLBEhcbg)! (with Pathosray's 'Scent of Snow' missing, because it's not available in my country..)

What country are you in?

Holland. They can smoke weed but not listen to some songs apparently..
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 16, 2018, 02:34:35 PM
Apparently. Luckily, the song is on Youtube. This is a first for me with something not being available on Spotify..

My namesake sending DSO is indeed correct. Sacul did not send North Atlantic Oscillation.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 17, 2018, 03:02:45 PM
Round 2 Results

Incoming fast…

5 Points

Sacul
The Stooges – Fun House
Punk-ish Avant-Garde from ‘Funhouse’ (1970)


Excuse the blunt question, but what the fuck is this and why did you expect this to ever go down well? I have had literally no enjoyment out of this track whatsoever. It’s repetitive to the point of being boring after about 1,5 minutes of hearing the same groove again, but what really kills it off mercilessly is Iggy Pop’s terrible vocals on top of this. This could have been decent if he had simply shut up, and if the band had done something interesting with the groove instead of playing the same thing for over seven minutes. Well, okay, the saxophonist does some soloing here and there, but the monotonous way in which he does this gets stale after a while too. I don’t really care how influential this might have been, I found this a chore to get through every single listen.



4 Points

LordCost
Thumpermonkey – Sleeve
Progressive Metal – from ‘Sleep Furiously’ (2012)


Where your last submission was so good, this one barely does anything to me. I found this to be fairly generic and the relatively bad production doesn’t help it either. The guitars are very tame, and even then they don’t really groove whatsoever. I don’t really find anything memorable about this track, apart from the ‘if you watch my back’-vocal line. This song not really having any hooks or chorus doesn’t help it either. The whole just falls flat. I must give the singer some props for pretty good delivery on the higher registry vocal lines though. I don’t think this band is for me.



Tomislav95
Rishloo – Dark Charade
Progressive Rock – from ‘Living as Ghosts With Buildings as Teeth (2014)


I feel kind of bad for giving this such a low score, because there’s quite some good stuff in here and especially the vocalist is seriously good. This song though, tries to do far too much for it’s own good. It’s a disjointed mess with ideas that are decent at least, but they never get time to be fleshed out properly. Prime example of this is the heavy riff that comes in at around the 4,5 minute mark. There’s also far too many moments where the songs just seems to plod along, without going anywhere and despite the length, there’s no climax to be found, which really is a shame. Whatever this band tried to do with this track, it was either far too ambitious and it doesn’t work, or I don’t get it at all. After seven listens (the same amount I’ve given all other tracks as well), it’s still not working for me and the good moments in this track (and their certainly are some!) can not make up for all the lacklustre ones. Sorry, but this is probably not the best introduction to this band for me.



3 Points

Train of Naught
Jamie Lenman – Hell in a Fast car
Hard Rock – from ‘Devolver’ (2017)


So, this song started out pretty well, but dropped fairly quickly. It’s a simple hard rock song, which isn’t really a problem, except that it gets old pretty soon. The main riff is really cool though and sounds huge (moreso than the riffs that should have sounded huge on the previous two tracks). Can we take a moment for the ridiculously terrible lyrics though? So, there’s not much to this track, but there’s also not a whole lot wrong with it. It’s that there were a couple of tracks that didn’t go down well, but in general this is not exactly what I’m looking for in music.



Nekov
Dave Kerzner - Hypocrites
Progressive Rock – from ‘Static’ (2017)


Dave Kerzner is the main man behind the band Sound of Contact (I had to look up who this guy is), and that’s a band that I’ve seen live, but they probably didn’t do much for me, because I have never bothered to check out the band’s stuff after that gig. If their music is anything similar to this track, I can imagine why this is. This one isn’t bad, but it doesn’t really grab me either, it simply goes on, but I can’t really explain what part of it I don’t like. It might be the lack of a clear hook or something else that’s memorable, or the lack of a climax. I also think the track is too long for it’s own sake and would have benefitted from some trimming. The build-up in the last two minutes is actually very good, but the two or three minutes before that barely add anything to the song and a classic case of prog-rock band trying to over-write their songs for no sake other than to make them longer, because musically nothing interesting or important is added there. Like Trainy’s song above, in this round the damage is not that substantial, but these sort of songs don’t usually work for me and in a stronger round overall, this would not have been in the middle of the pack.



2 Points

Stadler
The Claypool Lennon Delirium – Ohmerica
Psychedelic Rock - from ‘Monolith of Phobos’ (2016)


I had to double-check if that really wasn’t John Lennon singing, but apparently it’s his son. Now this was a strange submission in this round full of experimental and prog music, ut it was a very welcome change indeed. Very interesting stuff going on in this track, even though the main vocal line (the chorus?) is a bit boring and forgettable. The first minute of the track is especially funny, with sort-of random noises introducing the excellent psychedelic atmosphere of the song. The verses are chock-full of very musical touches, mostly by bass-player extra-ordinaire Les Claypool, who has a lead-role in filling up every measure of the song. The instrumental parts are funky and groovy, yet the vocals get ample room to shine throughout. This song has a very distinct (though bluntly obvious ‘psychelic’) sound that really works, which is always a plus for me. I really liked this one!



Puppies_on_Acid
North Atlantic Oscillation – Empire Waste
Post-Progressive / Electronic – from ‘Fog Electric’ (2012)


So, this is a weird submission. It’s very laid-back in a funny way, despite being quite up-tempo. The song gradually builds up more layers, but the core melody is audible from the beginning in the vocals. Then the electronica-drums enter, and the vocals enter, but they’re multi-layered this time, creating a very ‘hazy’ atmosphere. It’s barely impossible to hear the words they’re singing, but that doesn’t really matter. It works in this song. The main gripe I had with this track is that the second half of it Is just kind of ‘there’. The entire groove of the song just drops out, leaving just acoustic guitars, synths and different vocal lines. The second half is a nice touch, but to me it feels like it comes out of nowhere, after the excellent build-up in the first half. Nevertheless, this is some great stuff, and I will check out more from this group!



1 Point

TAC
Pathosray – Scent of Snow
Progressive Metal – from ‘Pathosray’ (2007)


Yeah, this is pretty awesome. In this round, this song had no trouble climbing to the top 3 at all. I’m almost always down for this kind of stuff, as long it stays in relatively low doses. I’m a regular visitor of ProgPower Europe since 2010 and obviously this band has played there, although in a year when I wasn’t there (2008). This would fit in easily indeed. Good riffs, good song structure, great guitar work and the catchiest chorus of the round  (even though I can’t for the life of me hit those high notes without sounding weird). Quality stuff. Just a note for you – and other participants reading: sending this kind of stuff to me may be tempting, but for me there’s a thin line between stuff I enjoy and stuff with too much ‘wankery’ going on. This was good, but the instrumental part shouldn’t have taken much longer, Pagan’s Mind sound like mindless drivel to me for instance. But yeah, this was you playing to my ‘guilty’ prog-metal pleasures. Good one, a shame the album isn’t in Spotify.



ariich
Diablo Swing Orchestra – Karma Bonfire
Swing Metal – from ‘Pacifisticuffs’ (2017)


Upon first listen, I honestly didn’t expect this track to take the second place as it took a couple of listens to grow on me. I had heard of this band before, and tried (to no avail) to like their 2009 album ‘Sing Along Songs for the Damned and Delirious’, but I found it to be a little boring and they didn’t really blend their fusion and metal well enough; it was disjointed and not polished enough. This track however is incredibly slick. I love the rhythmic riffery, the touches of swing with the trumpet and trombone and the dual lead vocals by the male and female singer. If the rest of this album is equally good, I’ll gladly have a listen. I never followed the band beyond their 2009 album, because I wasn’t too interested, but this might have me listen again!



0 Points

Parama
Zu – Ostia
Experimental Metal – from ‘Carboniferous’ (2009)


So yeah, Sacul was right in calling the round winner – and it wasn’t difficult for me at all. Pretty weird to have an instrumental top the round, but I can’t have it any other way; this track is amazing. When you said this is similar to Shining’s ‘Fisheye’ (which I think is a superior track to this one by the way), I was immediately intrigued and this is indeed very similar in style, though very different in execution. This goes more into avant-garde territory with the saxophone doing those crazy solos over the grooves. I also feel this band takes a little more influence from electronic music than Shining does, but the result is amazing nonetheless. It’s frantic, it’s fast, it’s heavy and it’s a little weird. Thanks, more stuff to check out! :)



Current Standings

Parama: 2, 0 (2)
ariich: 2, 1 (3)
Puppies_on_Acid: 1, 2 (3)
Train of Naught: 1, 3 (4)
LordCost: 0, 4 (4)
TAC: 4, 1 (5)
Nekov: 3, 3 (6)
Stadler: 5, 2 (7)
Tomislav95: 3, 4 (7)
Sacul: 4, 5 (9)

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You are free to start sending Round 3 from now on. It would be nice to have all submissions on Saturday, so I can get some listens in over the weekend. I have a long weekend ahead of me and plan to have the next results in a week or so.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Cyril on May 17, 2018, 03:05:48 PM
 :metal
Will send some crap tonight, maybe I'll just keep sending weird jazz metal all roulette, dunno
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Sacul on May 17, 2018, 05:14:59 PM
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Excuse the blunt question, but what the fuck is this and why did you expect this to ever go down well? I have had literally no enjoyment out of this track whatsoever. It’s repetitive to the point of being boring after about 1,5 minutes of hearing the same groove again
Probably for the same reason you sent me that Kayo Dot song in my last roulette :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Tomislav95 on May 17, 2018, 06:05:56 PM
I wish I had more weird music in my library :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Evermind on May 17, 2018, 10:30:48 PM
Sacul is getting closer to the land of Thirteen. :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Elite on May 17, 2018, 11:30:33 PM
Quote
Excuse the blunt question, but what the fuck is this and why did you expect this to ever go down well? I have had literally no enjoyment out of this track whatsoever. It’s repetitive to the point of being boring after about 1,5 minutes of hearing the same groove again
Probably for the same reason you sent me that Kayo Dot song in my last roulette :neverusethis:


Oh, you tried getting back at me for that track? Well, see how it worked out for you! :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 17, 2018, 11:37:51 PM
Tied for second place ain't bad. I'll find something to send for round 3.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Cyril on May 17, 2018, 11:55:24 PM
okay sent off a bad idea time to soak up those 5 points
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Train of Naught on May 18, 2018, 12:21:55 AM
I gave the song a closer listen after sending it and was thinking "do I really want to do this?" I had only listened to it during work in the background and thought it was a very cool rocking sound (at times a bit QOTSA-ish which I think you kinda like?) but man those lyrics :lol :lol

Glad it wasn't the clunker I expected! Oh and judging from the writeup I think you might still enjoy that Rishloo album! Give it a try sometime.

Sending off bad idea soon :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 18, 2018, 12:58:07 AM
Sent more crazy stuff for round 3!  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Elite on May 18, 2018, 01:34:02 AM
I gave the song a closer listen after sending it and was thinking "do I really want to do this?" I had only listened to it during work in the background and thought it was a very cool rocking sound (at times a bit QOTSA-ish which I think you kinda like?) but man those lyrics :lol :lol

Glad it wasn't the clunker I expected! Oh and judging from the writeup I think you might still enjoy that Rishloo album! Give it a try sometime.

Well, to be honest, it kind of would have been a clunker, if not for the three songs below you; overall I think the Rishloo track offers more interesting ideas and if they can focus their writing a little more, I guess their music holds more replay value than the Jamie Lenman album. I looked at their other stuff, and Dark Charade is by far their longest track. I might like their other stuff more, indeed. It's just that Dark Charade was unfocused and incoherent and that's what gave it its low score, despite holding some good ideas.

I wish I had more weird music in my library :lol

Tying in with this: I don't think that's really necessary though. Yes, the best scoring songs in the past two rounds were 'weird', but there's also more normal songs scoring high. I realise my tastes might be difficult to gauge, but I hope the write-ups give some insight in why I did or didn't like the songs sent so far.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: ariich on May 18, 2018, 02:21:04 AM
Schweet. Yeah definitely check out the latest DSO album, it's a real step forward than their previous albums in terms of slick fusion of theatrical metal and swing/folk.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: TAC on May 18, 2018, 03:29:58 AM
Elite, I’ll send today after work. Probably be late Friday night for you.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Elite on May 18, 2018, 03:44:44 AM
Oh, but that's fine. If I can start listening on Sunday that will give me plenty of time!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Nekov on May 18, 2018, 06:12:55 AM
Well, as I said in my PM, I was hoping you were a fan of the later Crimson which is what this sounds like. I guess not. Regarding sound of contact, they had entered the studio to record their second album and split up in the middle of the process. I have no clue what happened but it's a shame for me since I really liked the first album.

I'll be sending shortly.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Bolsters on May 18, 2018, 06:27:28 AM
I think they've gotten back together and then split again since then. :lol I'm not holding my breath either.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: LordCost on May 18, 2018, 06:52:29 AM
Oh and judging from the writeup I think you might still enjoy that Rishloo album! Give it a try sometime.
I'd be surprised if he doesn't enjoy it, I thought Tomi would get at maximum 1 point since I hear a certain similarity with The Mars Volta, and they have even longer and weirder songs.

I have probably chosen the wrong song too, I have to send the track Wheezyboy for the rest of my roulettes in this forum when it comes to Thumpermonkey even if it's not among my favourites. You can try their latest four track EP Electricity of 2017, but I'm not so sure you will like the band at this point.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Elite on May 18, 2018, 05:40:52 PM
Just came home from the longest working day ever (left home at 07:30 and came back at 01:00) and ai have 8 songs in already! There’s two people that need to resend though; check your PM if you’re one of the lucky people!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Cyril on May 18, 2018, 05:49:40 PM
Darn, didn't get lucky
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: LordCost on May 18, 2018, 07:46:50 PM
I'll resend tomorrow :tup
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Elite on May 19, 2018, 04:34:52 AM
Wow, thanks for promptly send different songs!

Just missing Slackul right now.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 19, 2018, 09:59:55 AM
Wow, thanks for promptly send different songs!

Just missing Slackul right now.
(https://media1.tenor.com/images/b5f882ded4150d9c5035c1eb3a585e42/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Cyril on May 19, 2018, 10:12:48 AM
everyone's favorite d-boy dacul does it again
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Sacul on May 19, 2018, 01:59:43 PM
Sended
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Elite on May 19, 2018, 02:06:01 PM
Indeed! Hangmanen up soon.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Cyril on May 19, 2018, 02:10:16 PM
Indeed! Hangmanen up :soon:.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 19, 2018, 02:13:39 PM
Indeed! Hangmanen up :soon:.
:soon::soon::soon:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Cyril on May 19, 2018, 02:18:13 PM
before we even start i want the d
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Sacul on May 19, 2018, 02:21:04 PM
before we even start i want the d
here it is
(https://doblandotentaculos.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/bojack-horseman-hollywood-d.png?w=845)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Cyril on May 19, 2018, 02:24:27 PM
i'd love to visit hollywoo someday
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 2 Results!
Post by: Elite on May 19, 2018, 02:46:26 PM
Here's a hangmen:

???: _____ - ___'_ ______ ___ ____
???: ______ - ___ ___ ____ ____
???: ___ ______ _______ - _______ & ____
???: _______ _____ _____ - _________
???: ____ ________ - ____ ______
???: _______ ______ - _____ _______
???: _______ __ ______ - ________
???: _______ - ___ _____ / ___ ______: ____ __ __ ____ ______
???: ______ __ _____ - ___ ______ ____
???: __________ - ______ ______
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 19, 2018, 02:46:55 PM
T
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 19, 2018, 02:47:37 PM
D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 19, 2018, 02:48:38 PM
???: _____ - ___'_ _____d T__ D___
???: ______ - T__ _ld T___ ____
???: T__ __l__t __dd___ - ___d___ & D__t
???: _______ D__t_ ____d - ___t___d_
???: ____ __ll_tt_ - L___ ____d_
???: _______ ______ - _____ ____t__
???: _l_____ __ ______ - _______d
???: _l_____ - T__ ____l / T__ _____l: T___ t_ __ D___ _l__l_
???: ______ __ ____l - T__ __l__t L___
???: ___l_t___d - _l___d ____t_

Guessed letters: T, D, L

Tomislav95 waits 3
Parama waits 2
TAC waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Tomislav95 on May 19, 2018, 02:55:50 PM
Give me L
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 19, 2018, 02:56:26 PM
Okay, I put the L in the above hangman to not flood this page with tons of hangmanenanems
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 19, 2018, 02:58:54 PM
A
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 19, 2018, 02:59:18 PM
A

No, you have to wait your turn! :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 19, 2018, 03:02:18 PM
Ok. Then give me a C instead.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 19, 2018, 03:02:59 PM
>TAC waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 19, 2018, 03:04:08 PM
M
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 19, 2018, 03:05:12 PM
has tac gotten so old he forgot how to think  :P
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 19, 2018, 03:08:36 PM
(https://i.imgflip.com/1w7za6.jpg)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 19, 2018, 03:15:49 PM
anyways i still have no clue on any of these except my own, so that's great  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 19, 2018, 03:18:52 PM
I have no clue including my own. ;D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 19, 2018, 04:30:03 PM
Give be a B!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: LordCost on May 19, 2018, 05:15:25 PM
Give me an A to help TAC
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 19, 2018, 05:30:17 PM
Last update before I go to bed:

???: __b_a - ___'_ B____d T__ D___
???: _____a - T__ _ld T___ ____
???: T__ __l__t __dd___ - __ad___ & D__t
???: __a____ D_at_ ___ad - ___t___d_
???: ____ __ll_tt_ - L___ ____d_
???: _b_____ ______ - L__a_ _a__t__
???: _l_____ __ ______ - _a___a_d
???: Al_____ - T__ ___l_ / T__ ____al: T___ t_ __ D___ _l__l_
???: ______ __ ____l - T__ __l__t L___
???: ___l_t___d - Al___d B_a_t_

Guessed letters: T, D, L, B, A

LordCost waits 3
Puppies waits 2
Tomislav95 waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 19, 2018, 05:36:43 PM
Obscure Sphinx - Lunar Caustic
sacul perhaps but probably not, i just know he was the one who pointed me towards them to begin with

something Death Squad
The Old Tree ???
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 19, 2018, 06:29:21 PM
Obscure Sphinx - Lunar Caustic
sacul perhaps but probably not, i just know he was the one who pointed me towards them to begin with

something Death Squad
The Old Tree ???
Shaolin Death Squad
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Bolsters on May 19, 2018, 11:22:28 PM
O
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 20, 2018, 03:45:52 AM
Obscure Sphinx - Lunar Caustic
sacul perhaps but probably not, i just know he was the one who pointed me towards them to begin with

Yes

The Old Tree ???

Not quite

something Death Squad
Shaolin Death Squad

Yes

O

Okay

---

Updated hangmanen:

???: __b_a - __o'_ B____d T__ Doo_
???: __o__a - T__ Old T___ _oo_
???: T__ __l__t __dd___ - __ado__ & D__t
???: Shaolin Death Squad - ___t___d_
???: ____ __ll_tt_ - Loo_ ____d_
Sacul: Obscure Sphinx - Lunar Caustic
???: _lo____ __ _o__o_ - _a___a_d
???: Al_____ - T__ ___l_ / T__ ____al: T___ to _o Do__ _lo_l_
???: ______ o_ ____l - T__ __l__t L___
???: ___l_t___d - Al_o_d B_a_t_

Guessed letters: T, D, L, B, A, O

Bolsters waits 3
LordCost waits 2
Puppies waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: LordCost on May 20, 2018, 05:32:33 AM
Algiers? I'm using Parama's banned list for this hangmanen, I don't know who they are.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Evermind on May 20, 2018, 05:43:19 AM
Who's Behind the Door or Who's Beyond the Door
Closure in Moscow
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 20, 2018, 05:50:33 AM
Who's Behind the Door

Yup, by Zebra.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 20, 2018, 06:25:46 AM
Algiers?
Who's Behind the Door

Yup, by Zebra.


Indeed.

---

Updated hangmanen:

???: Zebra - Who's Behind the Door
???: __o__a - T__ Old T___ _oo_
???: T__ __l__t __dd___ - __ado__ & D__t
???: Shaolin Death Squad - ___t___d_
???: Eric Gillette - Look Inside
Sacul: Obscure Sphinx - Lunar Caustic
???: Closure in Moscow - _a___a_d
Parama: Algiers - T__ ___l_ / T__ ____al: T___ to _o Do__ _lo_l_
???: ______ o_ ____l - T__ __l__t L___
???: ___l_t___d - Al_o_d B_a_t_

Guessed letters: T, D, L, B, A, O

Bolsters waits 3
LordCost waits 2
Puppies waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Evermind on May 20, 2018, 06:35:27 AM
Who's Behind the Door or Who's Beyond the Door
Closure in Moscow

So, not Closure in Moscow?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: LordCost on May 20, 2018, 06:35:55 AM
So Algiers is sent by Parama
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 20, 2018, 06:36:31 AM
Who's Behind the Door or Who's Beyond the Door
Closure in Moscow

So, not Closure in Moscow?

Yes :facepalm:

So Algiers is sent by Parama

If you say so!

edited the hangmanen above!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Evermind on May 20, 2018, 06:38:29 AM
Eric Gillette - Look Inside
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 20, 2018, 06:38:44 AM
:tup
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Bolsters on May 20, 2018, 06:50:39 AM
Algiers - The Cycle / The Spiral: Time To Go Down Slowly
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 20, 2018, 08:05:00 AM
R
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 20, 2018, 09:13:14 AM
Closure in Moscow is prob trainy
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Luoto on May 20, 2018, 09:20:03 AM
Rivers of Nihil - The Silent Life
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 20, 2018, 09:23:39 AM
Wait nvm, THAT'S trainy
Closure in Moscow could be ariich then
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 20, 2018, 10:52:39 AM
Shaolin Death Squad song is Centipede
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 20, 2018, 11:36:31 AM
Closure in Moscow is prob trainy

No

Rivers of Nihil - The Silent Life
Wait nvm, THAT'S trainy
Closure in Moscow could be ariich then

Oh wait, yes!

Shaolin Death Squad song is Centipede

Indeed.

---

Updated hangmanen:

???: Zebra - Who's Behind the Door
???: __o_ra - T__ Old T___ _oo_
???: T__ __l__t __dd___ - __ado__ & D__t
???: Shaolin Death Squad - Centipede
???: Eric Gillette - Look Inside
Sacul: Obscure Sphinx - Lunar Caustic
ariich: Closure in Moscow - _a___ard
Parama: Algiers - The Cycle / The Spiral: Time to Go Down Slowly
Train of Naught: Rivers of Nihil - The Silent Life
???: ___l_t_r_d - Al_o_d B_a_t_

Guessed letters: T, D, L, B, A, O, R

TAC waits 3
Bolsters waits 2
LordCost waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 20, 2018, 11:43:12 AM
S me up (S me up inside)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: LordCost on May 20, 2018, 12:07:41 PM
Fjokra - The Old Time Nook. I considered to send this song too, and I don't know why I didn't guessed it earlier
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 20, 2018, 12:15:38 PM
oh the closure in moscow song is vanguard
one song looks something like Shadows & Dust ? or Meadows & Dust is possible too, S will reveal all
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 20, 2018, 01:53:32 PM
Give me a C
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 20, 2018, 04:08:42 PM
S me up (S me up inside)
Give me a C

Both done

Fjokra - The Old Time Nook.

Yeah

oh the closure in moscow song is vanguard
one song looks something like Shadows & Dust ? or Meadows & Dust is possible too, S will reveal all

Vanguard is correct and so is Shadows & Dust!

---

Updated hangmanen:

???: Zebra - Who's Behind the Door
???: Fjokra - The Old Time Nook
???: T__ S_l__t __dd___ - Shadows & Dustt
???: Shaolin Death Squad - Centipede
???: Eric Gillette - Look Inside
Sacul: Obscure Sphinx - Lunar Caustic
ariich: Closure in Moscow - Vanguard
Parama: Algiers - The Cycle / The Spiral: Time to Go Down Slowly
Train of Naught: Rivers of Nihil - The Silent Life
???: Sc_l_t_r_d - Al_o_d B_a_t_

Guessed letters: T, D, L, B, A, O, R, S, C

Puppies waits 3
Parama waits 2
TAC waits 1

This should be doable. I expect hangmanen to be finished before I wake up again (including whosentwhat). I can’t add other stuff now, going to bed!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 20, 2018, 04:11:11 PM
The Silent Wedding
Sculptured - Almond Beauty

Google assisted because elite dared me
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 20, 2018, 04:12:11 PM
Google can’t help you with whosentwhat, you’re on your own for that!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Train of Naught on May 21, 2018, 12:15:46 AM
Fjokra might just be sent by Acid and Shaolin D Squad might just be sent by LordCost

And then there's 3 bands I've never heard of + a shaving brand (aka a fourth artist I've never heard of)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 21, 2018, 12:23:39 AM
I bet Stadler sent Eric Gillette
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 21, 2018, 01:43:01 AM
Fjokra might just be sent by Acid and Shaolin D Squad might just be sent by LordCost

Boom!

I bet Stadler sent Eric Gillette

What was your bet? :biggrin:

—-

Updated hangmanen:

???: Zebra - Who's Behind the Door
Puppies_on_Acid: Fjokra - The Old Time Nook
???: The Silent Wedding - Shadows & Dustt
LordCost: Shaolin Death Squad - Centipede
???: Eric Gillette - Look Inside
Sacul: Obscure Sphinx - Lunar Caustic
ariich: Closure in Moscow - Vanguard
Parama: Algiers - The Cycle / The Spiral: Time to Go Down Slowly
Train of Naught: Rivers of Nihil - The Silent Life
???: Scuptured - Almond Beauty

Guessed letters: T, D, L, B, A, O, R, S, C
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 21, 2018, 01:51:45 AM

I bet Stadler sent Eric Gillette

What was your bet? :biggrin:
In that case it was TAC?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Train of Naught on May 21, 2018, 02:36:05 AM
It's Nekov ya goof
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 21, 2018, 03:02:34 AM
It's Nekov ya goof

Of course it is!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Evermind on May 21, 2018, 03:03:55 AM
Fjokra might just be sent by Acid and Shaolin D Squad might just be sent by LordCost

And then there's 3 bands I've never heard of + a shaving brand (aka a fourth artist I've never heard of)

Huh, I though Eric Gillette was pretty well known as a guitarist for Neal Morse Band.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 21, 2018, 03:43:13 AM
If you follow the prog scene, you should recognise the name indeed. He was also one of the guitarists on Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress, alongside the Haken guitarists.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 21, 2018, 05:34:37 AM

I bet Stadler sent Eric Gillette

What was your bet? :biggrin:
In that case it was TAC?

Definitely not.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on May 21, 2018, 06:20:51 AM
If you follow the prog scene, you should recognise the name indeed. He was also one of the guitarists on Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress, alongside the Haken guitarists.

First time I saw him live, completely blew my mind. He's a guitar hero who can also sing extremely well.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Train of Naught on May 21, 2018, 06:28:41 AM
Fjokra might just be sent by Acid and Shaolin D Squad might just be sent by LordCost

And then there's 3 bands I've never heard of + a shaving brand (aka a fourth artist I've never heard of)

Huh, I though Eric Gillette was pretty well known as a guitarist for Neal Morse Band.
Considering the way I feel about The Neal Morse Band (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=47522.msg2178573#msg2178573) :biggrin: no, I do not know a lot about them. Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress isn't much different
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 21, 2018, 08:33:41 AM
If you follow the prog scene, you should recognise the name indeed. He was also one of the guitarists on Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress, alongside the Haken guitarists.

First time I saw him live, completely blew my mind. He's a guitar hero who can also sing extremely well.
And is a hell of a drummer too! :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Stadler on May 21, 2018, 10:05:34 AM
I bet Stadler sent Eric Gillette

I don't know whether to be honored (Eric Gillette is the real fucking deal, and worthy of submittal) or offended (I don't have that kind of track record in roulettes; I'm usually sending the offbeat/popular selection, like Kiss or Rainbow).   
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 21, 2018, 10:13:27 AM
I thought Eric Gillette -> Nekov was obvious, because Nekov has a track record (for me at least) to send modern progressive rock artists in roulettes.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 22, 2018, 02:07:15 PM
I have listened to your songs.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 22, 2018, 02:14:08 PM
And now I'm screwed  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 22, 2018, 02:15:07 PM
Well, this is a pretty strange round. Lots of different stuff :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on May 22, 2018, 02:26:58 PM
Different good or different bad?  :P
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: ariich on May 22, 2018, 02:35:14 PM
I have listened to your songs.
Epic review.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 22, 2018, 02:40:13 PM
I'm trying to send "different" stuff in every round tbh and so far it's been working well
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 22, 2018, 02:43:27 PM
I have listened to your songs.
Epic review.

Yeah, it really is something, isn't it?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 22, 2018, 02:45:08 PM
I have listened to your songs.

This could be mine.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 22, 2018, 02:47:02 PM
Snippets!

it's bad

sucks

oh, this is awful

even worse than fun house

this one is just boring, best of the round

crap

more crap

i should've done an elimination roulette

screw off parama

hate it
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 22, 2018, 02:49:59 PM
I have listened to your songs.

This could be mine.

:lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 22, 2018, 03:56:45 PM
Snippets!

This is probably mine.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 22, 2018, 03:59:45 PM
Parama: Algiers - The Cycle / The Spiral: Time to Go Down Slowly
This is definitely mine
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Sacul on May 22, 2018, 04:49:43 PM
I have listened to your songs. -IGN
10/10 review
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: LordCost on May 22, 2018, 04:56:22 PM
I have listened to your songs. -IGN
10/10 review
:rollin
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 22, 2018, 04:58:56 PM
Too much water tho
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Sacul on May 22, 2018, 07:46:03 PM
Elite couldn't get past the tutorial :metardica:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Stadler on May 22, 2018, 10:07:45 PM

screw off parama


I think that’s mine. 
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 22, 2018, 10:23:12 PM
Elite couldn't get past the tutorial :metardica:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DcupDgSXkAE9BOv.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on May 23, 2018, 10:47:35 AM
When are we getting real snippets?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 23, 2018, 12:24:50 PM
Since this week is busier than the previous two weeks were, I think I can do them tomorrow with results somewhere in the weekend.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 23, 2018, 02:24:58 PM
Just had a great dumb EP idea for you and I'm incredibly excited to get home and make a draft of it
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 26, 2018, 09:46:29 AM
 :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 26, 2018, 09:55:50 AM
:corn
:corn :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 26, 2018, 01:17:19 PM
Yes, I know. Sorry guys :(

It's been a busy week, but I have had plenty of time to listen to the songs in the car. I'll have results up tomorrow (without any 'tidbits' this round).
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 27, 2018, 11:51:08 AM
Now loading...

round3_results.txt

please be patient for a short while
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on May 27, 2018, 11:59:01 AM
 :lol Nice one
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Elite on May 27, 2018, 12:18:28 PM
Round 2 Results

Here they are! This was a very strong round, actually. I didn’t really know what would be my favourite(s) throughout most of the week. It was only near the end that the rankings took shape.

5 Points

LordCost
Shaolin Death Squad - Centipede
Weird Metal – from ‘Five Deadly Venoms’ (2010)

 
Sorry, but this didn’t do it for me either. Stylistically I guess this should appeal to me, but the silly lyrics about a centipede crawling around on the floor, supposedly being dangerously venomous felt stupidly silly and unbelievable. I had a feeling this band tries too hard to be funny or witty and failing while doing it. While there’s some okay stuff in stuff in here; there’s also a lot to cringe at. I’m kind-of being unnecessarily harsh here, but at first I didn’t think too badly of this. The more I listened to the different tracks, the more annoying this one became.



4 Points

Stadler
Zebra – Who’s Behind The Door
Hard Rock with Progressive Elements – from ‘Zebra’ (1983)


Oh, man. I know Zebra through Dream Theater’s cover of ‘Take Your Fingers From My Hair’ and I know their original and actually really like that one, but this one, however much this might have been a signature song of theirs, was substantially worse. Part of why I didn’t really like this is the singer’s voice. In this song he sounds like he’s straining his vocal chords beyond a Barry Gibb impersonation, which doesn’t really does the final section of the song justice. On ‘Take Your Fingers From My Hair’ his voice sounds less strained and in the particular section where he goes to the higher register it actually makes sense. This song here doesn’t really work structurally either. I must admit, the finger-style passage at the start is really intricate and sets up the song pretty well, the ending section feels tacked-on and comes out of nowhere. I’m sure, I wanted to like this more than I did, but the jarring song structure and the vocals at the end made me not enjoy it as much.



TAC
The Silent Wedding – Shadows & Dust
Power Prog – from ‘Enigma Eternal’ (2017)


It actually surprised me that this track was released just last year, because stylistically and production-wise it sounds 20 years older. Which is pretty much why I had a hard time getting into this. To me, this is just your ‘typical’ power/prog song, without much else going on. There’s nothing wrong with this really, but nothing grabs me either. It’s just too much of the same thing and I’ve heard all of this before. The guitar solo is pretty good though, but that’s not enough for me to save the song.



3 Points

Nekov
Eric Gillette – Look Inside
Progressive Rock/Metal – from ‘Afterthought’ (2013)


I wonder if Eric Gillette actually plays all of the instruments here by himself, and if he does, that’s an astonishing achievement. I know he’s a great guitarist, but I believe he’s a drummer and keyboardist (all-round multi-instrumentalist) as well. This is some very solid progressive rock/metal with mostly great guitar-work in every part of the song. The song’s chorus is catchy enough for me to remember it, but the verses don’t really have much to stand on on their own. Of special note is the very intricately composed bridge section, which actually reminds me of the middle part in DT’s ‘The Dark Eternal Night’, but then a more melodic version of this. Although it’s all technically very good and solid progressive metal, it all feels a little ‘safe’ and standard and that’s what stops it from getting a higher score.



Tomislav95
Sculptured – Almond Beauty
Death / Doom Metal with … a trumpet? – from ‘The Spear of the Lily is Aureoled’ (1998)


This song gets the nomination for ‘most ridiculous growled lyrics’, because seriously.. “She looked up at me….  WITH HER EYES!!” is frankly stupid. The rest of the song is actually surprisingly good. It sounds out-dated; but the production is still pretty clean and everything is very audible. There’s a nice mixture between clean and harsh vocals and melodic and heavy guitar playing The break with the trumpet was a nice touch and really surprised me at first listen. The bridge with the samples I found a little bit weird, but it kind-of fit in the song as well. Lots of good guitar stuff throughout; solid track.



2 Points

ariich
Closure in Moscow - Vanguard
Progressive Metal – from ‘First Temple’ (2009)


Another ridiculously solid progressive metal tune from my namesake. This one actually had me thinking I was listening to Protest the Hero, because stylistically it’s very similar to some of the stuff they do. Very catchy and even funky in some places, the chorus is slightly silly, but extremely memorable. I have heard this band’s album ‘Pink Lemonade’ once before, but I can’t recall any of it. This song makes me want to check out their stuff again though. This band shows prowess on all instruments, and that they can take the genre of progressive metal and craft it into something stylistically different from the norm. A highly enjoyable listen this was!



Parama
Algiers – The Cycle / The Spiral: Time to Go Down Slowly
Industrial / Post-Punk / Gospel – from ‘The Underside of Power’ (2017)


Excuse the genre descriptors here, but this was something truly bizarre and unique. It has all the traits of being labelled as ‘black music’; lots of gospel and soul influences, but then fuelled by post-punk, industrial noise. It’s angry, but not in the same way that metal can be ‘angry’, it’s intense in every single instrument and builds-up throughout the song towards the ending, which is quite majestic indeed. It’s hard to describe the music without listening to it, because I have never really heard anything like it. Great song, I’ll check out more by this band!



1 Point

Sacul
Obscure Sphinx – Lunar Caustic
Post-Metal – from ‘Void Mother’ (2013)


This is clearly the heaviest song submitted so far and it took me multiple listens to get into this one, but what a sludgy post-metal fest this is. Lots of really heavy guitars and deep growls throughout, surely to put everyone of that doesn’t like growls. And frankly, my first listen into this I didn’t think this would end as high as it did, because the first three/four minutes are an onslaught of thick-layered guitars and growled vocals. The bridge at the halfway point was a nice break with clean vocals for the first time – and the realisation that all the vocals are done by a woman was pretty sick. The ending with the stretched out melodies and clean vocals initially felt slightly underwhelming, but I turned around on that. Cool stuff indeed.



Train of Naught
Rivers of Nihil – The Silent Life
Progressive Death Metal – from ‘Where Owls Know My Name’ (2018)


Despite this being a song with growled vocals only, there’s so much melodic stuff going on in here that I can hear new stuff with every new listen. I must admt, I had heard this track one time before, but that wasn’t enough to really grab my attention in either way (to like, or dislike it) and having been forced to listen to this track all week has proven this to be a stellar track. It’s heavy in the right places, but takes time for the more melodic moments as well. The saxophone is a nice addition, although I’m not entirely sure of what it’s doing on this song (or album). I hope it’s not simply a gimmick of ‘hey, we’re a death metal band – but we add saxophone!’, but judging by the fact that the saxophonist is not a permanent band member, I fear that’s indeed the case.. In any way, this track does lots of things right and was one of my favourites on repeated listens.



0 Points

Puppies_on_Acid
Fjokra – The Old Time Nook
Avant-Garde-ish Funk/Jazz Metal – from ‘Thoughtsteps’ (2014)


Some parts of this song sound eerily close to what Mr. Bungle did on their debut album (‘Mr. Bungle’, 1989) and some of the other stuff sounds like parts of latter songs they wrote (I mostly hear a part from 1999’s ‘Vanity Fair’ near the end). What a crazy ride this is, damn! I love the instrumentation on this track; the main melody in the brass section; the verses and choruses taking turns in being different and weird, yet catchy all the while, maintaining structure and flow throughout. All the different styles intertwined work surprisingly well here, even the wacky metal part, followed by the smooth jazzy passage. It’s weird, but I love this kind of stuff. I don’t know if their other stuff is similar, but if it is I’m definitely interested in checking out more by them.

I can’t really believe you’ve never heard Mr. Bungle, because you sending me this track must mean you would at least like their debut album. That said; you still have that Bungle track I sent in your roulette to review :|



Current Standings

Puppies_on_Acid: 1, 2, 0 (3)
Parama: 2, 0, 2 (4)
Train of Naught: 1, 3, 1 (5)
ariich: 2, 1, 2 (5)
Nekov: 3, 3, 3 (9)
TAC: 4, 1, 4 (9)
LordCost: 0, 4, 5 (9)
Sacul: 4, 5, 1 (10)
Tomislav95: 3, 4, 3 (10)
Stadler: 5, 2, 4 (11)

Some dangerous standings there for a couple of people.. Next round is very likely to have an elimination. I’m also beginning to see a flaw in this rating system; if everybody would score more or less consistently, it would be a little more exciting, but the top 4 are running away a little more each round. We’ll see how it goes!

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You are free to start sending Round 4 from now on. I’ll try to have next round be more entertaining and to have results quicker than this time around.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 27, 2018, 12:39:11 PM
Victory is mine! :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Elite on May 27, 2018, 12:49:43 PM
Well, there's 6 more rounds to go, but sure :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Tomislav95 on May 27, 2018, 12:53:50 PM
 :|
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Cyril on May 27, 2018, 12:56:04 PM
fjorka sounds like something puppies needs to send me in my roulette from the sound of things
don't really mind placing behind the other songs since i know 'em both and they're both good  :lol
definitely do check out both algiers albums, they're both pretty diverse and unique
and i'll send later today, have a good idea of what i wanna send this round
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 27, 2018, 01:06:00 PM
Well, there's 6 more rounds to go, but sure :lol
I meant for this round  :rollin but hopefully I can take the roulette crown as well

fjorka sounds like something puppies needs to send me in my roulette from the sound of things
They only have a short EP at the moment. So probably not, unless you are doing an EP round or an album mix round (which is an idea I had for my next roulette, but you can steal it if you want :biggrin:)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Cyril on May 27, 2018, 01:07:24 PM
oh okay then nvm will check them out later today :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 27, 2018, 01:10:18 PM
I take that back, they actually have 2 EP's, but I've never heard the first EP, nor have I even seen where to get it.

EDIT: And I've sent for round 4. Going in a different direction.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Sacul on May 27, 2018, 02:14:10 PM
Hell yeah, that's a great song and album, I love the occult/ritualistic vibes of it, and the female growls are on point. It's also got some very cool laid back tracks, I think you'd like it.

Seconding Algiers :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Elite on May 27, 2018, 03:15:16 PM
fjorka sounds like something puppies needs to send me in my roulette from the sound of things
don't really mind placing behind the other songs since i know 'em both and they're both good  :lol
definitely do check out both algiers albums, they're both pretty diverse and unique
and i'll send later today, have a good idea of what i wanna send this round

I will. Algiers sound like they could do lots of cool stuff with that style of theirs!!

Hell yeah, that's a great song and album, I love the occult/ritualistic vibes of it, and the female growls are on point. It's also got some very cool laid back tracks, I think you'd like it.

Seconding Algiers :metal

Yeah, your track was the surprise of the round actually :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Train of Naught on May 28, 2018, 01:11:53 AM
Cool beans!

Yeah that Algiers album is really good, that closer isn't even close to the best song on the album :laugh:

The saxophone isn't that much of a gimmick here as could've been. It occurs on 3 or 4 songs so it's definitely kind of a returning theme on the album. But this tells me you are not gonna like what they did on the first half of the track "Subtle Change" and I almost sent that :lol enjoy.

Will prob send today.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Cyril on May 28, 2018, 01:22:18 AM
i disagree with the notion that the closer isn't the best song on the album but, well, that's why i sent it so w/e
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Elite on May 28, 2018, 04:04:24 AM
The saxophone isn't that much of a gimmick here as could've been. It occurs on 3 or 4 songs so it's definitely kind of a returning theme on the album. But this tells me you are not gonna like what they did on the first half of the track "Subtle Change" and I almost sent that :lol enjoy.

What kind of shenanigans did the band pull on that track then?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Train of Naught on May 28, 2018, 05:17:07 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwAKUCPtIe8#t=2m18s :lol I think it's really dope but it definitely sounds disjointed
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Nekov on May 28, 2018, 06:55:34 AM
Seems I can't get out of the middle of the pack... Anyways, sending soon
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Elite on May 28, 2018, 07:02:16 AM
Seems I can't get out of the middle of the pack... Anyways, sending soon

Out of the tracks you sent, I think I liked the Eric Gillette one best. The competition in this round was strong though, that’s why it ended up relatively low. A good song in a good round might not perform as well as a good song in a lesser round. Unfortunately, that’s a by-product of this scoring method.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Elite on May 28, 2018, 12:33:03 PM
I have half of you guys, need 5 more submissions to start this round (and hungmaen)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Elite on May 29, 2018, 05:24:50 AM
Three more to go!

that's Slackul, LateCost & delayriich
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: ariich on May 29, 2018, 08:12:15 AM
Sent!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: LordCost on May 29, 2018, 01:59:06 PM
I don't have a sim in Switzerland, if today I purchase it I can send. Also to Parama
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Sacul on May 29, 2018, 07:39:32 PM
slackul haz sended
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Cyril on May 29, 2018, 07:49:00 PM
c'mon LC send so we can start some delicious hangmemes
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: TAC on May 29, 2018, 07:50:19 PM
Yeah, just tell Elite what song it is, and he'll pull it off Spotify.

Who needs a sim? BTW, what is a sim, anyway?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 29, 2018, 09:02:55 PM
Who needs a sim? BTW, what is a sim, anyway?
I was wondering the same thing. Does that make me a fogey?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Tomislav95 on May 30, 2018, 12:24:13 AM
SIM card, like in cell phone?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Elite on May 30, 2018, 12:25:23 AM
That's what I thought as well

Yeah, just tell Elite what song it is, and he'll pull it off Spotify.

and this will work indeed
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Elite on May 30, 2018, 07:04:25 AM
Got everything, will do hangmanen in a few hours.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Elite on May 30, 2018, 09:51:45 AM
Hangmanens:

???: _____ _______ - ______
???: _____ __ _____ - _____ __ _____
???: ___ ______ __ ___ __________ - ___ ____
???: ____ ______ ____ - ___ _________
???: _____ - _____ __ ______
???: ______ ____ _____ - ___ ___ _____
???: _______ - ___ ___'_ ___ ___ ___?
???: ____ _________ - ___ __ ______ / ___ _______
???: __________ - ___ ____ __ ________
???: _______ - _______ ___
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 30, 2018, 09:54:06 AM
welcome to the E club
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 30, 2018, 09:56:22 AM
T
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Bolsters on May 30, 2018, 10:22:16 AM
R
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on May 30, 2018, 10:45:05 AM
D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 30, 2018, 11:47:04 AM
 :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: LordCost on May 30, 2018, 11:51:42 AM
SIM card, like in cell phone?
Yes. I went to Burger King only to have free wifi but I had to send a lot of messages to friends and family and I forgot to send a song. During the rest of the day I had no connection or I was at work.. Now I can participate again.

I sent a band for the new round which reminds me Shaolin Death Squad (I think it's for the singer's voice style and for the band names) but there will not be anything cringy.
I think Fjokra will never put out anything similar to The Old Time Nook judging by the latest two singles, that song and a few others were like its first experiments from what I read in an interview.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 30, 2018, 12:13:59 PM
Yes, all those letters are correct!




















































:neverusethis: can’t update now, will do so later
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on May 30, 2018, 12:18:46 PM
:getoffmylawn:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 30, 2018, 12:28:38 PM
Elite sent John Cage - 4'33
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: Stadler on May 30, 2018, 01:11:41 PM
SIM card, like in cell phone?
Yes. I went to Burger King only to have free wifi but I had to send a lot of messages to friends and family and I forgot to send a song. During the rest of the day I had no connection or I was at work.. Now I can participate again.

I sent a band for the new round which reminds me Shaolin Death Squad (I think it's for the singer's voice style and for the band names) but there will not be anything cringy.
I think Fjokra will never put out anything similar to The Old Time Nook judging by the latest two singles, that song and a few others were like its first experiments from what I read in an interview.

Friends?  FAMILY???   Roulette!!  You need to get your priorities in order, son!

:)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 30, 2018, 03:13:09 PM
Update:

???: ____t _r___de - __r_r_
???: ___e_ __ _____ - ___e_ __ _____
???: T_e _e_e_d __ t_e _e______e_ - T_e _r__
???: ___e __r_er _er_ - T_e _r___te_t
???: __r_d - _t_te __ _e_ret
???: T_e__e ___t _____ - D__ __r ___e_
???: __d__t_ - __d ___'_ t_e __d ___?
???: ____ _______er - ___ __ _e___e / ___ ______d
???: _r__t_d_r_ - T_e __d_ __ E____r__
???: D______ - ___t_er ___

Guessed letters: E, T, R, D

Nekov waits 3
Bolsters waits 2
TAC waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 30, 2018, 03:18:01 PM
Dissona - Another Sky

someone other than me sending them, nice

Indukti - And Who's the God Now?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 30, 2018, 03:25:34 PM
Yes, both are in there.

never heard either track

someone did send Dissona in my first roulette once though
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 3 Results!
Post by: LordCost on May 30, 2018, 03:43:46 PM
SIM card, like in cell phone?
Yes. I went to Burger King only to have free wifi but I had to send a lot of messages to friends and family and I forgot to send a song. During the rest of the day I had no connection or I was at work.. Now I can participate again.

I sent a band for the new round which reminds me Shaolin Death Squad (I think it's for the singer's voice style and for the band names) but there will not be anything cringy.
I think Fjokra will never put out anything similar to The Old Time Nook judging by the latest two singles, that song and a few others were like its first experiments from what I read in an interview.

Friends?  FAMILY???   Roulette!!  You need to get your priorities in order, son!

:)
You're right  :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 30, 2018, 03:44:27 PM
Parama sent me Another Sky in my last roulette.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 30, 2018, 03:45:04 PM
Parama sent me Another Sky in my last roulette.

Was it good?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 30, 2018, 03:52:41 PM
Parama sent me Another Sky in my last roulette.

Was it good?

This was my review:

Parama...Dissona-Another Sky
 
I have to laugh because when I listen to this, all I can think of is one guy hanging out with another guy and saying "So I have this idea for a song.", and then seeing the look on the other guy's face.
My favorite part of the tune is the part that starts at 6:15 with that bad ass bass solo.
The growls in the second half of this song, well, I can live with. Reminds me a bit of Fields Of The Nephilim. At first, the song sounded daunting, but after a couple of listens, it was fairly easy to break down.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 30, 2018, 03:55:46 PM
Oh boy, I’m in for a treat!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 30, 2018, 04:10:17 PM
It was TAC's favorite of everything I sent him, iirc
Did TAC send it here  :corn
Dacul may have sent Indukti, he's who I got them from
Also gimme S
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 30, 2018, 04:11:35 PM
It was TAC's favorite of everything I sent him, iirc
Did TAC send it here  :corn

No, I don't roulette that way. I would use it, but only in a roulette that you were not in.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 30, 2018, 04:22:39 PM
Fair, I tend to be the same most of the time
Don't think I had Dissona on my list at all though anyways
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 31, 2018, 02:52:20 AM
The sportsmanship is astounding!

I’m going to do my first listen of your songs in a bit :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on May 31, 2018, 08:40:22 AM
Come on guys, guess some more letters
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 31, 2018, 08:48:05 AM
Q!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 31, 2018, 08:48:11 AM
i did lol elite stop ignoring hangmeme  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 31, 2018, 08:51:03 AM
i did lol elite stop ignoring hangmeme  :corn

Oh, I missed that.

Q!

No Q's!

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Updated hangmanen:

???: ___st _r___de - __r_r_
???: _s_es __ ____s - _s_es __ ____s
???: T_e _e_e_d __ t_e Se______e_ - T_e _r__
???: ___e __r_er _er_ - T_e _r___te_t
???: __r_d - State of Secret
???: T_e__e ___t _____ - D__ __r ___es
???: Indukti - And Who's the God Now?
???: ____ _______er - ___ __ _e___e / ___ ______d
???: _r__t_d_r_ - T_e __ds __ E____r_s
???: Dissona - Another Sky

Guessed letters: E, T, R, D, S, Q

Elite waits 3
Parama waits 2
Nekov waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 31, 2018, 08:54:04 AM
state of secret
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 31, 2018, 08:57:30 AM
state of secret

Indeed! Added to the above hangman.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Sacul on May 31, 2018, 10:04:11 AM
H
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 31, 2018, 10:14:33 AM
(https://www.picgifs.com/alphabets/alphabets/dancing/alphabets-dancing-908555.gif)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on May 31, 2018, 10:27:10 AM
P
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 31, 2018, 10:27:57 AM
H
P

Sauce
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 31, 2018, 10:30:00 AM
Updated hangmanen:

???: _h_st _r___de - __r_r_
???: _shes __ _h__s - _shes __ _h__s
???: The _e_e_d __ the Se______e_ - The _r__
???: ___e __r_er _er_ - The _r_h_te_t
???: __r_d - State of Secret
???: T_e__e ___t _____ - D__ __r ___es
???: Indukti - And Who's the God Now?
???: ____ ______her - ___ __ Pe_p_e / ___ ______d
???: _r_pt_d_r_ - The __ds __ Ep___r_s
???: Dissona - Another Sky

Guessed letters: E, T, R, D, S, Q, H, P

Nekov waits 3
Sacul waits 2
Elite waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: LordCost on May 31, 2018, 10:36:53 AM
Ghost Brigade
I almost wrote Ashes To Ashes, but it's not. Band and song equal names have confused me
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on May 31, 2018, 10:45:48 AM
The Architect
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on May 31, 2018, 10:47:58 AM
C
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Evermind on May 31, 2018, 10:48:31 AM
Ashes of Chaos
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on May 31, 2018, 11:12:00 AM
The Architect

OMNIPRESEEEEEENT
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on May 31, 2018, 06:11:23 PM
Give me a B
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 01, 2018, 12:59:50 AM
???: Ghost Brigade - __r_r_
???: Ashes of Chaos - _shes __ Ch__s
???: The _e_e_d __ the Se______e_ - The _rc_
???: ___e __r_er _er_ - The Architect
???: __r_d - State __ Secret
???: T_e__e ___t _____ - D__ __r B__es
???: Indukti - And Who's the God Now?
???: ____ ______her - ___ __ Pe_p_e / ___ ______d
???: Cr_pt_d_r_ - The __ds __ Ep_c_r_s
???: Dissona - Another Sky

Guessed letters: E, T, R, D, S, Q, H, P, C, B

Pups waits 3
Cat waits 2
Niko waits 1
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Post by: Cyril on June 01, 2018, 01:21:21 AM
Ashes of Chaos song is Ashes of Chaos :neverusethis:
The Arch
Something Something Blues
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Post by: Luoto on June 01, 2018, 02:21:02 AM
The Ghost Brigade song is Aurora
Gorod - State of Secret
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Post by: Train of Naught on June 01, 2018, 02:24:42 AM
I thought Cryptodira was pretty obvious but ok, that one
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Post by: Evermind on June 01, 2018, 02:55:31 AM
Ashes of Chaos song is Ashes of Chaos :neverusethis:

I thought it was obvious I was guessing both the band and the song, but apparently not.
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Post by: Elite on June 01, 2018, 04:12:34 AM
Ashes of Chaos song is Ashes of Chaos :neverusethis:
The Arch
Something Something Blues

yes
no
no

The Ghost Brigade song is Aurora
Gorod - State of Secret

Both correct!

I thought Cryptodira was pretty obvious but ok, that one

ok, that one

Ashes of Chaos song is Ashes of Chaos :neverusethis:

I thought it was obvious I was guessing both the band and the song, but apparently not.

You only said it once! :neverusethis:

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Updated hangminins:

???: Ghost Brigade - Aurora
???: Ashes of Chaos - Ashes of Chass
???: The _e_e_d __ the Se______e_ - The _rc_
???: ___e __r_er _er_ - The Architect
???: Gorod - State of Secret
???: T_e__e ___t _____ - D__ __r B__es
???: Indukti - And Who's the God Now?
???: ____ ______her - ___ __ Pe_p_e / ___ ______d
???: Cryptodira - The __ds __ Ep_c_r_s
???: Dissona - Another Sky

Guessed letters: E, T, R, D, S, Q, H, P, C, B

Pups waits 3
Cat waits 2
Niko waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Bolsters on June 01, 2018, 06:43:49 AM
The Legend of the something

Epicurus

One word there is probably People

Twelve Foot Ninja - Dig For Bones


A
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Post by: Cyril on June 01, 2018, 08:38:51 AM
state of secret
elite why
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Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 01, 2018, 08:40:51 AM
Legend of the Seagullmen - The Orca
The Gods of Epicurus

state of secret
elite why
Why not?
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Post by: Cyril on June 01, 2018, 08:50:46 AM
elite filled it in and then un-filled it in after  :lol
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Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 01, 2018, 05:28:16 PM
Oh haha  :lol
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Post by: Cyril on June 02, 2018, 12:39:59 AM
elite update your own hangmenennh
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Post by: Elite on June 02, 2018, 01:02:10 AM
Okay! Will do so in a bit
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Post by: Elite on June 02, 2018, 01:08:14 AM
Updated hangminins:

???: Ghost Brigade - Aurora
???: Ashes of Chaos - Ashes of Chass
???: The Legend of the Seagullmen - The Orca
???: ___e _ar_er _er_ - The Architect
???: Gorod - State of Secret
???: Twelve Foot Ninja - Dig For Bones
???: Indukti - And Who's the God Now?
???: __a_ _a__a_her - A__ __ People / A__ _a____d
???: Cryptodira - The Gods of Epicurus
???: Dissona - Another Sky

Guessed letters: E, T, R, D, S, Q, H, P, C, B, A

Former traitor waits 3
Pups waits 2
Cat waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on June 02, 2018, 01:14:50 AM
Noah Gallagher

R me up inside
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Post by: Elite on June 02, 2018, 01:17:16 AM
Noah Gallagher

Is that the third brother?

R me up inside

Parama why
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Post by: Train of Naught on June 02, 2018, 04:16:56 AM
Woah

Liam Gallagher - All My People / All Mankind

I abstain from helping with the last one because it may be my own song

LostCord sent Twelfe Foot Ninja?
Was already guessed but you might have missed it (or its just wrong), Sacul sent Indukti? This song was also on my list btw
Tomislav might have sent Ghost Brigade and Stadler or ariich might have sent Liam Gallagher

P.S. Dogbirb I just noticed the standings in the first post aren't updated yet!
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Post by: Elite on June 02, 2018, 06:36:51 AM
Woah

Liam Gallagher - All My People / All Mankind

I abstain from helping with the last one because it may be my own song

LostCord sent Twelfe Foot Ninja?
Was already guessed but you might have missed it (or its just wrong), Sacul sent Indukti? This song was also on my list btw
Tomislav might have sent Ghost Brigade and Stadler or ariich might have sent Liam Gallagher

P.S. Dogbirb I just noticed the standings in the first post aren't updated yet!

All correct! Quite an astounding post indeed!

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Updated hangmanens:

Tomislav95: Ghost Brigade - Aurora
???: Ashes of Chaos - Ashes of Chass
???: The Legend of the Seagullmen - The Orca
Maybe Train?: ___e _ar_er _er_ - The Architect
???: Gorod - State of Secret
LordCost: Twelve Foot Ninja - Dig For Bones
Sacul: Indukti - And Who's the God Now?
Stadler: Liam Gallagher - All My People / All Mankind
???: Cryptodira - The Gods of Epicurus
???: Dissona - Another Sky

Guessed letters: E, T, R, D, S, Q, H, P, C, B, A

Former traitor waits 3
Pups waits 2
Cat waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on June 02, 2018, 06:51:55 AM
After searching google I can't find that missing band. Give me an L maybe? Is the last word Hero?
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Post by: Bolsters on June 02, 2018, 07:02:14 AM
Can't be. Could be Zero though.
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Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 02, 2018, 09:20:54 AM
Parama sent Cryptodira?
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Post by: Cyril on June 02, 2018, 10:18:14 AM
okay i swear R wasn't guessed
O me up instead
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Post by: Elite on June 02, 2018, 10:24:15 AM
After searching google I can't find that missing band. Give me an L maybe? Is the last word Hero?

An L may be added. No heroes.

Parama sent Cryptodira?

Yes

okay i swear R wasn't guessed
O me up instead

It was though. Oh is fine!

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Updated hangmanens:

Tomislav95: Ghost Brigade - Aurora
???: Ashes of Chaos - Ashes of Chass
???: The Legend of the Seagullmen - The Orca
Maybe Train?: __le _ar_er _ero - The Architect
???: Gorod - State of Secret
LordCost: Twelve Foot Ninja - Dig For Bones
Sacul: Indukti - And Who's the God Now?
Stadler: Liam Gallagher - All My People / All Mankind
Parama: Cryptodira - The Gods of Epicurus
???: Dissona - Another Sky

Guessed letters: E, T, R, D, S, Q, H, P, C, B, A

Panorama waits 3
Argentina waits 2
Former traitor waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on June 02, 2018, 10:26:05 AM
Mile Marker Zero
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Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 02, 2018, 10:44:37 AM
Dissona was sent by Ariich?
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Post by: Elite on June 02, 2018, 10:45:52 AM
Mile Marker Zero

Yes

Dissona was sent by Ariich?

Yes

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Updated hangmanens:

Tomislav95: Ghost Brigade - Aurora
???: Ashes of Chaos - Ashes of Chass
???: The Legend of the Seagullmen - The Orca
Maybe Train?: Mile Marker Zero - The Architect
???: Gorod - State of Secret
LordCost: Twelve Foot Ninja - Dig For Bones
Sacul: Indukti - And Who's the God Now?
Stadler: Liam Gallagher - All My People / All Mankind
Parama: Cryptodira - The Gods of Epicurus
ariich: Dissona - Another Sky
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on June 02, 2018, 11:05:25 AM
Did Ruslan send The  Seagullman? Wasn’t it on his Puppies EP?
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Post by: Cyril on June 02, 2018, 11:16:05 AM
considering he isn't in this roulette, i doubt it
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Post by: TAC on June 02, 2018, 11:20:18 AM
He isn’t?

Well then it’s probably not him then.
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Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 02, 2018, 11:38:18 AM
Probably not....
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Post by: Elite on June 02, 2018, 11:47:24 AM
Did Ruslan send The  Seagullman?

No :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Train of Naught on June 02, 2018, 11:49:17 AM
I think Seagullmens is a luke band, but luke is not in this roulette.

Did luke send it perhaps then?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 02, 2018, 11:50:30 AM
I think Seagullmens is a luke band, but luke is not in this roulette.

Did luke send it perhaps then?

No :neverusethis:
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Post by: Train of Naught on June 02, 2018, 11:51:28 AM
Scar? Angela? BOBOWBOY?
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Post by: Elite on June 02, 2018, 11:53:17 AM
Scar? Angela? BOBOWBOY?

No :neverusethis:
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Post by: Cyril on June 02, 2018, 11:53:25 AM
did train send seagullmen
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Post by: Elite on June 02, 2018, 12:03:00 PM
Now you’re just being silly!
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Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 02, 2018, 12:19:24 PM
I think Elite sent it to himself.  :biggrin:
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Post by: Train of Naught on June 02, 2018, 12:19:42 PM
My song actually sounds a lot like music Nekov would send if I remember correctly his style of roulette music

I also have no clue what the seagullmen even sound like, and I'm not sure I want to
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Post by: Elite on June 02, 2018, 12:26:36 PM
Nekov sends neo-prog stuff usually
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Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 03, 2018, 02:10:20 PM
Results :soon: ?
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Post by: Elite on June 03, 2018, 02:13:39 PM
I've had less time than I thought to listen to stuff this weekend, so I need more spins in the car coming week. It'll probably be around thursday/friday.
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Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 03, 2018, 02:18:38 PM
 :(
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Post by: Elite on June 03, 2018, 02:29:21 PM
Maybe I can get them a bit earlier, but my job doesn't allow me to listen to music during the day. This means I have to rely on listening during my morning/evening commute. Tomorrow is definitely going to be too early (not enough listens) and Tuesday and Thursday evening I have things planned. I might be able to get it done Wednesday.

In all fairness, I only got *all* songs last Wednesday afternoon. I did my first listen on Thursday morning, so I'm on schedule for results within (a little over) a week.

But sorry to keep people waiting :(
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Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 03, 2018, 02:34:55 PM
Nah, it's cool. I'm just being over-dramatic.  :biggrin:
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Post by: TAC on June 03, 2018, 02:37:03 PM
Not complaining Elite, just conversing.. I never wait until everyone is in before I start listening. It helps to get that first listen out of the way.
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Post by: Elite on June 03, 2018, 03:15:45 PM
I want to give every song the same amount of listens, so as to give everyone a fair chance. I guess I could just listen to everything once, before receiving the last song, and then catching up with that one. I guess I can give that a try next round :tup
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Post by: Nekov on June 06, 2018, 06:18:59 AM
(https://media1.tenor.com/images/c314fb41103bbc10dcad0fd6e52fad0a/tenor.gif?itemid=5676787)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 06, 2018, 12:20:28 PM
Yes, with snippets:

Here's the Spotify Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/user/1150414537/playlist/3iZ56eU7cQDA78NQ6WzsSk?si=rDEjbfyMTFaFLXa0_V40sw) for this round as well (also linked to this in the OP).

I feel like this round is not a strong as the first or third round, but the listening experience is surprisingly good, even with all the differences in tracks. Overall this round is a little more consistent, with not as many highlights, or low-points, as in some of the earlier rounds. Some stuff that's surprisingly catchy, but also some stuff that doesn't do too much to me. I enjoy the playlist as a whole though, so that's good. And just for the hell of it, a bunch of these write-ups are negative, to spark some excitement!

There's two songs that get stuck in my head and they're pretty much intertwined. Quite strange really.

The middle part of this song is tons of fun, but basically every single transition is sloppy throughout the song.

This should be a train-wreck, but I can see this song getting to the top of this round's rankings.

Very solid, but not that much character of its own.

Very much over-the top, and pretty weird at times, but this is ridiculously good as well.

I feel like the instrumental parts are by far the best in this track, which is a shame, because they're sparse scattered among relatively dull vocal moments.

I need more listens to grab this one properly. I'm not entirely sure why you'd think this was a good song to send.

This is better than I imagined it would be; I love the guitar tone in this song and it's quite catchy to boot.

Apart from the pretty atrocious lyrics, this song is fairly alright, though I don't really understand why this band exists.

This is better than I imagined it would be; I like the counterpoint in the chorus and it's quite catchy.

Your submissions keep surprising me. This is something different yet again, and it's definitely enjoyable.


Results on Friday, most likely. Maybe tomorrow night, but I'll be home late so I'm not sure whether I'll have enough time for write-ups before passing out from exhaustion.
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Post by: Train of Naught on June 06, 2018, 12:43:47 PM
train-wreck
hey
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Post by: Sacul on June 06, 2018, 12:46:42 PM
I've got no clue of which is mine  :lol
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Post by: Cyril on June 06, 2018, 01:12:30 PM
I'd like to imagine I'm thr last one just based on my history in the roulette so far but i really have no clue
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Post by: Stadler on June 06, 2018, 01:46:17 PM
In my dreams it's the last one, but in the cold hard earth of reality, it's probably this one:

Quote
I need more listens to grab this one properly. I'm not entirely sure why you'd think this was a good song to send.
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Post by: Train of Naught on June 06, 2018, 01:56:04 PM
I'm thinking that snippet is about Gorod but I'm really not sure about any of them


I feel like the instrumental parts are by far the best in this track, which is a shame, because they're sparse scattered among relatively dull vocal moments.
Oh this could be mine?
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Post by: TAC on June 06, 2018, 02:13:19 PM
I think any one of a half dozen could be mine.
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Post by: Elite on June 06, 2018, 02:25:41 PM
:corn
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Post by: TAC on June 06, 2018, 02:52:59 PM
Clicked the Spotify playlist and dropped the needle in each song. Some interesting stuff.
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Post by: LordCost on June 06, 2018, 02:58:53 PM
"Apart from the pretty atrocious lyrics, this song is fairly alright, though I don't really understand why this band exists."

I'm curious about why a band should better not exists :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 06, 2018, 03:02:28 PM
Clicked the Spotify playlist and dropped the needle in each song. Some interesting stuff.

Good! I don't make those playlists for nothing then :tup
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Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 06, 2018, 05:58:33 PM
I have a feeling this is the round where I lose my lead... :corn
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Post by: Cyril on June 06, 2018, 06:34:37 PM
as long as i'm the one to take it from you  :tup

Parama - Cryptodira - Goddy Epicury - 5 pt
it suc
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Post by: Nekov on June 08, 2018, 06:14:50 AM
It's Friday....
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Post by: Elite on June 08, 2018, 06:19:10 AM
And it will be for another ten hours.

I've begun typing the write-ups for this round, but I'm still not set on the scoring for this round. I'm pretty sure of the top three spots, but the rest is difficult to gauge. I'm also working, so I can't put all the time into this until I get home.
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Post by: Nekov on June 08, 2018, 06:29:44 AM
I know, I just like to bother people  ;D. Take all the time you need
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Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 08, 2018, 08:44:32 AM
It's Friday....
https://youtu.be/kfVsfOSbJY0
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Post by: Cyril on June 08, 2018, 09:10:15 AM
same @ puppies
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Post by: ariich on June 08, 2018, 09:13:25 AM
It's Friday....
https://youtu.be/kfVsfOSbJY0
Spooky, as it was only today that I noticed that I still have "Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun!" in my DTF profile personal text, and then the BBC News also had an article on the online abuse that Rebecca Black was subject to: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-44397472
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Post by: Elite on June 08, 2018, 10:02:41 AM
It's Friday....
https://youtu.be/kfVsfOSbJY0

I’m not clicking that link
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Post by: Train of Naught on June 08, 2018, 10:04:31 AM
You don't have to!
(https://media1.tenor.com/images/00e7681ee3db598fd88c85bf05e7729c/tenor.gif?itemid=5659282)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 08, 2018, 05:05:13 PM
Tomorrow morning!
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Post by: Cyril on June 08, 2018, 05:18:13 PM
:soon:  :corn
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Post by: Train of Naught on June 09, 2018, 04:25:20 AM
Tomorrow morning!
:neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 09, 2018, 04:31:05 AM
Tomorrow morning!
:neverusethis:

LEAVE ME ALONE :(
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 09, 2018, 06:35:19 AM
Round 4 Results

Sorry for postponing this stuff indefinitely and then saying I would do them this morning (at which time they were half-finished, honestly!) and then didn’t/ Here are the results finally. I hope at least you’ll appreciate me taking the time to write something substantial, instead of hurrying it along. I have to find a way to combine the roulette hosting with work and social activities a little better. The listening to your songs is no problem at all, it’s the typing out of stuff like this that takes more time than I think it will.

Well then.. here we go:

5 Points

Stadler
Liam Gallagher – All My People / All Mankind
Britpop – from ‘As You Were’ (2017)

 
After Gallagher brother #1 didn’t work, Stadler tries it again with Gallagher brother #2, which I frankly don’t understand. This brother’s song is actually a lot more compact than the Noel Gallagher track and therefore a little more straight-forward. I can easily see that this song is very well-written. It builds up, adding more instrumentation throughout, while the chorus hook remains the same. The thing with this kind of music is though, that when the chorus doesn’t really strike you, the song kind-of falls flat. I am not a fan of this guy’s voice – I don’t like Oasis either – so having his nasal-sounding voice stuck in my head as the chorus wormed it’s way inside was more annoying than anything else. That said; I do believe this is a good song and while I actually liked to have this track on my playlist for this round as some sort of intermission between the heavier stuff, it became relatively boring and predictable very quickly.
 
Sorry man. While I definitely appreciate your efforts and actually enjoyed the fact that you sent different music throughout, I don’t think we’re a good match musically. I know that my tastes are difficult to get, but I remember having the same problem in your roulette. With another 5 points added to your score, that means you’ll be the first person to be eliminated from this roulette. Thanks for playing!



4 Points

TAC
Ashes of Chaos – Ashes of Chaos
Progressive Metal – from ‘Eye’ (2013)


I’m sorry to have to disappoint you here, but I didn’t really like this track at all. The first listen was somewhat enjoyable, especially the very unexpected weird bridge in the song (I still believe that part of the song to be the best), but every subsequent listen I found myself to be more annoyed by various aspects of the song. The most dominant was the way in which the band connects the different sections of the songs. Neither is musically ‘bad’, or anything, but the sections are pieced together so sloppily that I can’t help but get annoyed. This didn’t really struck me at first listen, but now I find myself cringing especially at the transition at 3:00 . I found the keyboard solo to be played on an ugly keyboard sound and out-of-nowhere as well, even though the rest of the instrumental section is quite decent. The chorus of the song didn’t do anything for me and the way the singer pronounces the words here – and especially his own band name is hilarious (in a bad way – Ashaaaaas of Khaoooo). Having the chorus tacked to the end, but played slower made that part even worse. This review is likely to be unnecessarily harsh, but this was a swing and a miss from your part; sorry.



Nekov
Legend of the Seagullmen – The Orca
Mastodon-Light – from ‘Legend of the Seagullmen’ (2018)


This is the band of which I wondered why they exist – and I guess the primary reason is for the band-members to have some fun together. This is apparently a ‘supergroup’, of which the two most noteworthy members are Mastodon’s Brent Hinds on guitars and Tool’s drummer Danny Carey on (guess what) drums. The other members include a Zappa Plays Zappa bass-player and some guys I have never heard of before. The result of this collaboration is something I can only describe as ‘Mastodon-light’ and while I am a fan of Mastodon’s music, part of why that stuff works is because Mastodon as a band seem so much tuned into each other, that they know exactly what they’re going for. With this track, I’m not exactly sure what the band is trying to do. Brent Hinds delivers great guitar work that’s indeed reminiscent of Mastodon’s music, but for some reason it doesn’t really work here. The song is somewhat of a mess that doesn’t really go anywhere. It’s like the band threw some ideas together, put some terrible lyrics on top and called it a day. Highlight of this track are Brent Hinds’ guitar parts and Danny Carey’s drumming skills, but weirdly as it may sound, they rarely interlock on this track, as if they’re both doing their own thing without listening to each other. The result is a track that simply plods along without any strong hooks (apart from the line ‘the orca never sleeeeeps at night’, which honestly is more annoying to have stuck in your head than it is fun) or climax. Sorry, but this didn’t do it.



3 Points

Puppies_on_Acid
Gorod – State of Secret
Progressive Death Metal – from ‘Leading Vision’ (2006)


I honestly think that for death metal, this is probably insanely good, varied and original. It’s ‘just’ that death metal is not exactly my favourite style of music at all. The same-y low chugging riffs throughout, the blast-beats, but most importantly the vocals can’t seem to entertain me at all. I find it lacking something to connect to and especially the vocals are of the kind I dislike the absolute most. I realise very well that it is difficult to gauge my stance on the growled vocals, but like I said previously in this roulette; I prefer when I can actually hear the words and that gets easier when they resemble a voice more closely. Musicianship-wise though, this is pretty excellent and the middle part with the instrumental guitar noodlery is really enjoyable. For me personally, it’s a missed chance that the band only relies on the growled vocals and doesn’t alternate them with cleaner vocals. I’m still slightly torn on this one, and this shifted quite a bit in the rankings. Listening to this one on headphones instead of in the car actually showed me a lot more details that I’ve previously missed. I might actually check out more stuff from this band, because while death metal still isn’t my preferred genre, this band makes it more accessible through outstanding musicianship.



Train of Naught
Mile Marker Zero – The Architect
Progressive Rock / Metal – from ‘The Fifth Row’ (2018)


Keyboard-heavy progressive rock - or at least it starts out as that, it actually builds into something a lot heavier near the end, with riffs that remind one of djent. Yet another completely different submission from the Train. This song is not especially special, but is very well-executed. The chorus is very catchy and manages to get stuck in your head after just one listen and the fast pace of the song makes it an enjoyable ride. The last two minutes of the song, the band shows that they are capable of more than just a nice riff and a chorus hook, and expand on a keyboard hook. This is also the part where it gets a little heavier, with a bass-line building up into the aforementioned djent-like guitar riffs (even though the tone isn’t exactly reminiscent of djent). Structurally, they don’t do anything noteworthy with this track, but like I said previously, there’s also nothing wrong with this track at all. Just a fun rocker indeed.

Just one note; the last minute is completely unnecessary, but I let it slide because I suppose in the context of the album that spoken word passage actually makes more sense.

 

2 Points

Tomislav95
Ghost Brigade - Aurora
Melodic Death Metal – from ‘IV – One With The Storm’ (2014)


On every listen this song was a nice departure from some of the more technically challenging songs, because frankly, this is a fairly straightforward, albeit very good, melodic death metal song. It’s a very bleak sounding venture into angst and despair. Lots of melodic guitar work throughout, with a singer that reminded me of Layne Staley from Alice in Chains at times and the growled choruses that have so much punch, because they differ a lot from the softer verses. The ending to this song shows an unexpected twist with a build-up on a riff. Although probably the most straightforward of the metal songs I have received this round, it’s got great quality to it. Very nice and groovy, melodically interesting and well-structured.



Parama
Cryptodira – The Gods of Epicurus
Progressive Death Metal – from ‘The Devil’s Despair’ (2017)


The other progressive death metal track in this round (the other being Gorod) actually had me scratching my head at first. I am still not really a fan of the first 30 seconds or so, but what this track does a lot better than the Gorod track, is that it remains more interesting throughout by using lots of different ideas in instrumentation, but also in the use of the vocals. As far as the genre denominator goes, this one is more ‘prog’ than ‘death’, which probably explains its higher placement than the Gorod track. I especially like the quieter sections with clean vocals; parts that likely wouldn’t work on their own, but they’re very well written in between the heavier moments. The transitions are logical and the various parts follow each other up really well, creating a song that flows really well despite the inherent difference. The last minute and a half of the song is among the very best I’ve received this round. Imagine if Aquarius-era Haken also expanded their sound to death metal and this is what you’ll probably get. Good stuff!



1 Point

LordCost
Twelve Foot Ninja- Dig for Bones
Djent-ish Metal – from ‘Outlier’ (2016)

 
First price for best guitar sound this round goes to Twelve Foot Ninja in this track. What a wacky song this is indeed, but those djent guitars are lovely. This is very groovy, yet manages to throw strange stuff into the song, like the Nintendo-sounds around two minutes, or the random acoustic guitars a minute earlier. Despite pretty much jumping all over the place, this song definitely feels like a well-composed whole. The chorus-hook returns at various times in the song, even though the backing instruments play something different basically every time. It’s a short song and that probably helps a lot in this track being very cohesive. The quieter ending therefore works surprisingly well as the closing notes for the weirder stuff that happened earlier in the song. As far as weird metal goes, this is exactly the groovyness I’m looking for. I’m definitely going to look further into this stuff, if this turns out to be their forte – and not just an outlier in their discography (but the way it’s been executed makes me believe their other material is at least comparable to this one).



ariich
Dissona – Another Sky
Progressive Metal – from ‘Paleopneumatic’ (2016)


In a time where progressive metal usually has a hard time of convincing me of its quality, as lots of stuff tends to sound similar, this track comes in and shows me that – indeed – there’s still great stuff I haven’t discovered yet. I have been sent this band before; I received the song ‘Nest’ in my very first roulette about 5 years ago, but I have never bothered to check out this band afterwards. In hindsight, this is obviously a mistake, but it also wouldn’t have given you the opportunity to send this track, so I guess it works both way.

This song constantly throws lots of curveballs your way, and managing to stay interesting throughout. This starts with the first riff on keyboards and doesn’t stop until the song is over. Vocally, this is really good, but the instrumentalists on this track definitely know their way around their instruments. The guitar solo around the 2:40 mark is a special highlight, with the way it flows into that majestic chorus afterwards. BY then you think the song stops, but there’s 6 more minutes to go and we enter a chilled electronic instrumental section with yet another guitar solo, acoustic this time. The part that enters around 4:30 has been stuck in my head during this week and the songs ebbs and flows on, until it really gets quieter around the seven minute mark. The song then just needs to end with an epic moment and of course that happens as well. Although structurally, this is pretty much a mini prog-epic, this one truly has a style of its own. I’ll remedy the fact that I haven’t listened to this band and I’ll get to this album for sure. Just one thing: that fade-out =[



0 Points

Sacul
Indukti - …and Who’s the God Now?
Progressive Metal with Ethnic Influences – from ‘IDMEN’ (2009)


I’ve seen the name ‘Indukti’ before and always assumed for some reason – I don’t know why – that it was an electronic music group. That couldn't be further from the truth, as this is definitely NOT an electronic music group.This song starts out frantically with the drums and builds up throughout the first two minutes and by the time you think it can’t get any more intense, it still does. I have a hard time describing what actually goes on in this song, but it’s so ridiculously good. It’s a combination of build-up elements; mostly by the drums that keep the pace throughout. The guitars get heavier at times, and the vocals add a ton of layers to further build up the intensity. This track is comparable to ‘Dirty Boy’ by Cardiacs in the sense that it grabs you right at the first second, hits you with a sledgehammer and doesn’t stop or slow down until it finished. And just when you think it’s finished, it throws another curveball right at you in the form of weirdly distorted vocals. This track had me ‘wow’-ing throughout.

What happened with your submissions in the first two rounds? I don’t get it. This is leagues above the first two songs you sent and is right up there with my favourites of this roulette so far.



Current Standings

ariich: 2, 1, 2, 1 (6)
Parama: 2, 0, 2, 2 (6)
Puppies_on_Acid: 1, 2, 0, 3 (6)
Train of Naught: 1, 3, 1, 3 (8)
Sacul: 4, 5, 1, 0 (10)
LordCost: 0, 4, 5, 1 (10)
Tomislav95: 3, 4, 3, 2 (12)
Nekov: 3, 3, 3, 4 (13)
TAC: 4, 1, 4, 4 (13)
Stadler: 5, 2, 4, 5 (16)

Some changes in the standings in the top half, with a three way tie at the very top, but also the bottom is shifting slightly. Stadler is the first to cross the elimination line of 13 points and both TAC and Nekov were saved by just scoring lower than Stadler. Next elimination is for the first player to score 16 points, which some participants are dangerously close to.

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You are free to start sending Round 5 from now on. If I have everything before the end of the weekend, I can guarantee the listens throughout next week and have results up in about a week again.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Train of Naught on June 09, 2018, 08:08:04 AM
Score isn't the best but I'm glad you liked that!

Now deciding between two very weird bands, not sure whether to pick  :omg: werid or  ??? weird

that Indukti album is awesome, even if the song you were sent is the best on the album, still plenty to like
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Tomislav95 on June 09, 2018, 08:46:18 AM
That Ghost Brigade album is :metal check it out
Hmmm, what to send next not to get eliminated :justjen
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 09, 2018, 09:16:03 AM
I wondering if I would have scored better with one of Gorod's newer tracks. The only reason I used this one was because it was the song that introduced me to the band. The newer albums are much more progressive and varied. Oh well.  :facepalm:

Gonna have to step it up for the next round. I want sole possession of first place again.  :angry:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: TAC on June 09, 2018, 10:31:27 AM
Ouch! I’m in the wrong roulette.

Kade’s gonna hate it too.  :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Cyril on June 09, 2018, 10:33:19 AM
I can live with that, sure. All the songs above me I know and they're all good so :lol should've just sent Dissona myself I guess rip
Will try to send some time this weekend
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Nekov on June 09, 2018, 12:26:52 PM
lol I'm so out next round  :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Sacul on June 09, 2018, 01:05:04 PM
Hell yeah :metal

Yeah I just realized I was better off sending you metal and similar :P
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Cyril on June 09, 2018, 02:04:37 PM
you'd do well to realize that in my roulette too, assuming you survive this next round  :corn
but yeah that's easily the best indukti song though, the album as a whole is pretty solid but they don't really even come close to topping that one
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Elite on June 09, 2018, 02:27:27 PM
you'd do well to realize that in my roulette too, assuming you survive this next round  :corn

Speaking of your roulette; when? :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Cyril on June 09, 2018, 03:32:25 PM
yeah, i'm working on it
you took almost 2 weeks with only 8 songs, i'm gonna try and finish this weekend with 8 whole albums  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Elite on June 10, 2018, 03:01:52 AM
you took almost 2 weeks with only 8 songs

I started listening thursday last week, so that's 9 days and I had 10 (TEN!) songs, so there :corn

That said; I have 3 submissions for next round. I need 6 more. Bring them to me!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: ariich on June 10, 2018, 03:42:50 AM
should've just sent Dissona myself I guess
Yes you should as I've now caught up with you. :lol

Sent for round 5!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Luoto on June 10, 2018, 09:02:21 AM
I would call Ghost Brigade doom metal, and even post-metal at times. That album is more like modern Anathema that went all dark and gloomy again, even though there's the odd melodeath-y moment.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 10, 2018, 09:36:28 AM
Sent! Hopefully its a song that will get me back in sole possession of first place.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Elite on June 10, 2018, 10:40:30 AM
I would call Ghost Brigade doom metal, and even post-metal at times. That album is more like modern Anathema that went all dark and gloomy again, even though there's the odd melodeath-y moment.

I just listened to almost the entire album and I can definitely hear the post-metal. That would in fact be a more fitting description, although I still stand by ‘Melodic Death Metal’ for the track I was sent, even though genre nmes, especially in metal, don’t really bother me much anyways. I can’t hear the ‘doom metal’ at all thoygh; I was unfder the impression that it needs to be either a lot slower, or more theatrical for that.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Nekov on June 10, 2018, 11:39:26 AM
Done
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: LordCost on June 10, 2018, 12:19:30 PM
Sent! I was almost sure you would have liked that song the Twelve Foot Ninja song, even if they have certain similarities with Shaolin Death Squad. Dig For Bones is their most adventorous song, but you will found the same sound in their other songs.

I will listen to Dissona with more attention and the Indukti write-up got me interested to them too.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Elite on June 10, 2018, 12:21:55 PM
Slackul and CAT left. If I get them soon, I can start listening in the car tomorrow! :D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Sacul on June 10, 2018, 07:08:36 PM
I'm running out of ideas :lol
Uuhhh do you like drone metal and the like?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Elite on June 10, 2018, 11:12:04 PM
I din’t know. Try something!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Elite on June 11, 2018, 03:54:08 AM
Regardless of whether or not I'll have Sacul's song by then, I will start my first listen in about 4,5-5 hours, when I get in the car again to leave work.

Hangmanen will be up when I have everything, but even then at the earliest sometime tonight (since I won't have access to a computer between leaving work and getting home 7 hours later).
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Nekov on June 11, 2018, 05:52:18 AM
7 hours is a pretty long commute. Do you work in Paris or something?
































:neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Elite on June 11, 2018, 06:19:03 AM
No, I have stuff to do tonight and I won’t be coming home before that.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Sacul on June 11, 2018, 08:21:09 AM
I'm sending in about an hour, hope to find something :P
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Sacul on June 11, 2018, 10:44:51 AM
Sent more metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Cyril on June 11, 2018, 10:47:03 AM
Is it Convegan
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Stadler on June 11, 2018, 10:59:40 AM
You know what, Elite? I never even put the "Liam" and "Noel" thing together.  I wasn't trying to push a genre or anything like that.  I was just trying to find material that wasn't on the banned list, and I was considering that song (the second one) for another roulette and figured, what the hell?   Plus I liked the melody, and I liked the commentary on selfies, so I figured why the hell not.   
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Elite on June 11, 2018, 11:17:02 AM
Is it Convegan

No, but like Converge whatever he sent is banned
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Cyril on June 11, 2018, 11:39:06 AM
What was it  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Sacul on June 11, 2018, 11:41:09 AM
Chelsea Wolfe - Carrion Flowers  :metal
Sent something else.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Cyril on June 11, 2018, 11:44:17 AM
Ahh yeah that one
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 4 Results!
Post by: Elite on June 11, 2018, 04:00:20 PM
I have to get up for work in 6 hours and only got home 15 minutes ago, so you can guess letters and I'll add them tomorrow I guess (unless you're ridiculously fast and get them in before I finish brushing my teeth or something).

Round 5 hangman:

???: ______ _____ - ____ _____
???: _____ _____ - ____ '__ ____
???: ______ - ___________
???: _______ ______ - _______
???: ____ - _____ _____
???: __ _____ _______ - _____________
???: ________ - _________
???: _____ - ________
???: ________ - ________ __ ________ _____
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on June 11, 2018, 04:08:15 PM
Give me the T
Iced T
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 11, 2018, 04:27:14 PM
in-T-resting

???: ______ _____ - ____ _____
???: _____ _____ - ____ '__ ____
???: ______ - ___________
???: ___t___ __t_t_ - ____t__
???: ____ - _____ _____
???: __ _____ _______ - _____________
???: _______t - _______t_
???: __t__ - ___t____
???: ________ - ________ __ ________ ___t_

Letters guessed: Tea

Panorama waits 3
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Sacul on June 11, 2018, 04:33:53 PM
D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 11, 2018, 05:16:07 PM
A
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on June 11, 2018, 06:21:42 PM
C
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on June 11, 2018, 06:35:28 PM
U
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on June 11, 2018, 06:37:15 PM
Give me the T
Iced T

(https://icet.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/IceT_half_banner.jpg)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on June 11, 2018, 06:38:15 PM
You ruined it :(
Someone was supposed to post L and it would have spelled DACUL
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on June 11, 2018, 06:41:16 PM
(https://www.memecreator.com/static/images/memes/130478.jpg)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 11, 2018, 11:03:07 PM
???: __a___ _u___ - ____ U_d__
???: Black Peaks - Hang 'Em High
???: A__a__ - ______d___a
???: Destiny Potato - Lunatic
???: ____ - A__a_ _____
???: __ __a_d _u_____ - _uc_____u__uc
???: _a__a__t - _____a_t_
???: Votum - Vertical
???: ________ - ________ __ __a_____ D_at_

Guessed letters: TACUD

Panorama waits 3
TAK waits 2
Kittens_on_Crack waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 12, 2018, 12:09:06 AM
Ah, I see Destiny Potato - Lunatic  :laugh:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on June 12, 2018, 12:25:57 AM
Black Peaks - Hang 'em High
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Train of Naught on June 12, 2018, 01:29:01 AM
You put a wrong letter in one of the band names

I kmow because.... :corn

Also Black Peaks nice
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Luoto on June 12, 2018, 01:39:52 AM
Votum - Vertical
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 12, 2018, 03:20:18 AM
Ah, I see Destiny Potato - Lunatic  :laugh:
Black Peaks - Hang 'em High
Votum - Vertical

yes, yes, yes

You put a wrong letter in one of the band names

I kmow because.... :corn

What do you mean? :neverusethis:

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Updated hangmanen above!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Evermind on June 12, 2018, 03:32:04 AM
You put a wrong letter in one of the band names

I kmow because.... :corn

What do you mean? :neverusethis:

G :biggrin:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Bolsters on June 12, 2018, 04:10:29 AM
Destiny Potato is potentially Dacul.

R
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Train of Naught on June 12, 2018, 04:14:51 AM
I actually think Dacul sent

Darky Duppy - Done Dunder

I mean Snarky Puppy - Gone Under oops
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 12, 2018, 04:49:35 AM
I actually think Dacul sent

Darky Duppy - Done Dunder

I mean Snarky Puppy - Gone Under oops

Homerun!

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Hangmanen:

Sacul: Snarky Puppy - Gone Under
???: Black Peaks - Hang 'Em High
???: A__a__ - ____r_d___a
???: Destiny Potato - Lunatic
???: ____ - Ar_a_ ____g
???: __ G_a_d Gu_g___ - _uc_____ur_uc
???: _ar_a__t - _____a_t_
???: Votum - Vertical
???: ____r___ - ______r_ __ __a_____ D_at_

Guessed letters: DRUG CAT

Ballstars waits 3
Nevermind waits 2
Panorama waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on June 12, 2018, 05:53:55 AM
Give me O
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 12, 2018, 08:44:34 AM
S
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on June 12, 2018, 09:10:24 AM
i would like to M
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Sacul on June 12, 2018, 09:15:37 AM
gimme the p
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 12, 2018, 10:32:11 AM
hangmanen.py

Sacul: Snarky Puppy - Gone Under
???: Black Peaks - Hang 'Em High
???: A__ao_ - O___rod___a
???: Destiny Potato - Lunatic
???: ____ - Ar_a_ ____g
???: __ Gra_d Gu_g_o_ - _uc_____ur_uc
???: _arpa__t - ___p_a_ts
???: Votum - Vertical
???: __p_romm - ___sp_rs o_ __a_____ D_at_

Guessed letters: T D A C U G R O S M P

Eman waits 3
Barbapapa waits 2
Poppies_in_Aspic waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on June 12, 2018, 10:34:09 AM
I forgot what I sent. I see it now. Parama got the entire album...
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 12, 2018, 10:34:50 AM
That makes his upcoming hangmanen easy then!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on June 12, 2018, 10:35:49 AM
give me L
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on June 12, 2018, 10:44:41 AM
Hyperomm - Whispers of Heavenly Death :neverusethis:
Warpaint is there too
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on June 12, 2018, 11:14:31 AM
Hyperomm - Whispers of Heavenly Death

Sounds like a great pop band...
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on June 12, 2018, 11:16:16 AM
Le grand guignol - Lucilinburhuc
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on June 12, 2018, 11:19:07 AM
Oh, train sent that
And TAC sent hyperommmmmm obviously
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: LordCost on June 12, 2018, 11:26:03 AM
Give me N
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Stadler on June 12, 2018, 11:42:46 AM
Yes, I sent the Demi Lovato song. 
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Luoto on June 12, 2018, 12:20:26 PM
Paramacore: Aenaon - Oneirodynia
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Train of Naught on June 12, 2018, 12:22:38 PM
Yes, I sent the Demi Lovato song.
Demi Potato - Lunatic?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 12, 2018, 12:42:41 PM
Le grand guignol - Lucilinburhuc

How did you get this one? ??? :O

Yes, I sent the Demi Lovato song. 

I knew you had some tricks up your sleeve left! :D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 12, 2018, 12:47:30 PM
C:\Windows\py.exe
Name of the text file to load (without the extension): Round5

Sacul: Snarky Puppy - Gone Under
???: Black Peaks - Hang 'Em High
Parama: Aenaon - Oneirodynia
???: Destiny Potato - Lunatic
???: ____ - Ar_a_ ___ng
???: Le Grand Guignol - Lucilinburhuc
???: Warpaint - _l_p_ants
???: Votum - Vertical
???: Hyperomm - Whispers of Heavenly Death

Guessed letters: T D A C U G R O S M P L N

CordLost waits 3
Neckoff waits 2
Lucas Backwards waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 12, 2018, 12:48:15 PM
Guess what animals are in hangmanen
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on June 12, 2018, 12:51:19 PM
Le grand guignol - Lucilinburhuc


The power of google
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 12, 2018, 12:53:28 PM
Le grand guignol - Lucilinburhuc


The power of google

I don't know that track, is it similar to this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyoTvgPn0rU)?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on June 12, 2018, 02:03:16 PM
E me up inside
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on June 12, 2018, 02:09:40 PM
Did rich send destiny potato?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 12, 2018, 02:16:37 PM
no, I'm hosting the roulette. I can't send songs to myself :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 12, 2018, 02:20:42 PM
C:\Windows\py.exe
Name of the text file to load (without the extension): Round5

Sacul: Snarky Puppy - Gone Under
???: Black Peaks - Hang 'Em High
Parama: Aenaon - Oneirodynia
ariich: Destiny Potato - Lunatic
???: __e_ - Ar_a_ _e_ng
Train of Naught: Le Grand Guignol - Lucilinburhuc
???: Warpaint - Elep_ants
???: Votum - Vertical
TAC: Hyperomm - Whispers of Heavenly Death

Guessed letters: T D A C U G R O S M P L N E

Kumbaya waits 3
CordLost waits 2
Neckoff waits 1



(https://www.kilimacamp.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/LD-Kilima-Camp-Masai-Mara-Fauna-Elephants-2-small-elephants.jpg)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on June 12, 2018, 02:28:12 PM
Eleplants? :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on June 12, 2018, 02:29:48 PM
 :lol

Did tac send votum?

A: Of course not you douche, he sent Hypernomm. Read the f***ing hangmanen
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: TAC on June 12, 2018, 02:32:27 PM
You read, man?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on June 12, 2018, 02:44:58 PM
I think Tomi sent votum in my last roulette so he probably did here too
LordCost sent black peaks perhaps?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 13, 2018, 01:52:28 AM
C:\Windows\py.exe
Name of the text file to load (without the extension): Round5

Sacul: Snarky Puppy - Gone Under
LordCost: Black Peaks - Hang 'Em High
Parama: Aenaon - Oneirodynia
ariich: Destiny Potato - Lunatic
???: __e_ - Ar_a_ _e_ng
Train of Naught: Le Grand Guignol - Lucilinburhuc
???: Warpaint - Elephants
Tomislav95: Votum - Vertical
TAC: Hyperomm - Whispers of Heavenly Death

Guessed letters: T D A C U G R O S M P L N E

Kumbaya waits 3
CordLost waits 2
Neckoff waits 1

Almost done!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on June 13, 2018, 01:55:15 AM
nekov sent warpant, puppies sent unguessed band?
i mean if not it's just the opposite of that so  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 13, 2018, 02:58:15 AM
it's the opposite of that
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 14, 2018, 10:41:03 AM
B?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 14, 2018, 11:09:21 AM
B?

2B or not 2B

not 2B, only 1B

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C:\Windows\py.exe
Name of the text file to load (without the extension): Round5

Sacul: Snarky Puppy - Gone Under
LordCost: Black Peaks - Hang 'Em High
Parama: Aenaon - Oneirodynia
ariich: Destiny Potato - Lunatic
Nekov: __e_ - Ar_a_ Be_ng
Train of Naught: Le Grand Guignol - Lucilinburhuc
Puppies_on_Acid: Warpaint - Elephants
Tomislav95: Votum - Vertical
TAC: Hyperomm - Whispers of Heavenly Death

Guessed letters: T D A C U G R O S M P L N E B

Dogs waits 3
Kumbaya waits 2
CordLost waits 1

Almost done!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Sacul on June 14, 2018, 04:01:54 PM
Nekov: Diego - Aryan Being
:neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 14, 2018, 11:42:25 PM
Nekov: Diego - Aryan Being
:neverusethis:


This is actually surprisingly close to what it should be :lol

Silly one sentence write-ups coming later today, as well as a link to the Spotify playlist for this round, so if the last one hasn't been guessed by then, it will be in the playlist.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 15, 2018, 05:02:22 AM
As promised, here is the Spotify Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/user/1150414537/playlist/2Q7iJYWxAiyF5CLFbmU6zi?si=tAwOOLeFRw6Op30zYkKC0A) for Round 5.

And the silly one-sentence write-ups to bring you all down for the time being:

I feared that with Stadler gone, I would get a very one-dimensional playlist for this round, as players are kind-of homing in on my tastes, but this is not the case. Quite some variety this round!

After the first few listens, I think this will be the hardest round to rank. There's a lot of solid stuff in here and it's mostly on the same level, with less standout tracks or moments than in previous rounds.

This track is ridiculously bombastic and it kind-of works as well.

This is by far the most interesting submission you've sent me this roulette; it's a great song as well!

This song is a little all over the place, but there's so much good stuff in it that's all tied together really well.

I'm not sure what the band is trying to achieve here, it seems to me the song lacks a build-up and a climax.

The middle part had me genuinely surprised and the guitar work is pretty awesome throughout.

There's not much wrong with this song, in fact it's quite solid, but there's nothing that sets it apart either.

This song is a little too long for its own sake, despite building up towards that ending.

The first few listens have left me relatively unimpressed; there's nothing to this song that makes it stand out in any way.

Easily the grooviest song of the round and a great way to break the metal momentum in the playlist.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Train of Naught on June 15, 2018, 05:30:06 AM
Easily the grooviest song of the round and a great way to break the metal momentum in the playlist.[/i]
Oh hey look, it's Barky Bluppy
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on June 15, 2018, 06:10:42 AM

This is by far the most interesting submission you've sent me this roulette; it's a great song as well!


If I had to guess I would say this one's mine
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Sacul on June 15, 2018, 08:09:25 AM
Easily the grooviest song of the round and a great way to break the metal momentum in the playlist.
Oh hey look, it's Barky Bluppy
I wish  :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on June 15, 2018, 09:37:03 AM
The first few listens have left me relatively unimpressed; there's nothing to this song that makes it stand out in any way.
definitely about aenaon :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 17, 2018, 03:12:58 PM
Sorry about not updating this roulette over the weekend. I had a family emergency that obviously had priority. I’ll try to get this round up asap, but I have a very busy week ahead at work, so I can’t promise anything as of now. Perhaps tuesday evening, but later this week is more likely.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on June 17, 2018, 09:01:49 PM
No worries man. I hope everything is ok now.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on June 22, 2018, 06:08:12 AM
:bump:

How's this coming?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Stadler on June 22, 2018, 08:47:09 AM
Dont' let Elite sandbag you; he was blown away by Demi Lovato and is looking for a way to get Stadler back in this shindig. 
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Elite on June 23, 2018, 04:15:43 AM
Next sunday (tomorrow), with sincere apologies and an explanation as to why this round has been delayed.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 24, 2018, 01:30:16 AM
 :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Sacul on June 24, 2018, 09:57:02 AM
:corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Nekov on June 25, 2018, 06:57:13 AM
Well then, looks like Elite started working for RoadRunner Records...

:soon:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: ariich on June 25, 2018, 07:02:59 AM
Maybe he meant next Sunday...
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 25, 2018, 08:34:03 AM
Maybe he meant next Sunday...
But......

Next sunday (tomorrow), with sincere apologies and an explanation as to why this round has been delayed.

:biggrin:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Elite on June 25, 2018, 03:25:05 PM
Round 5 Results

Read this first please:

My sincere apologies for drawing this round out for way too long. While I’ve had plenty of time to listen to all of your songs in the car over the course of the past two weeks, unfortunately real life gets priority and it has been a busy time. I realise this is not your problem at all, but it has set me back in finding the will and the time to sit down and actually write these results. I bought a house with my girlfriend and we are moving in together in a little under two weeks from now. Doing this kind of thing for the first time, I had no idea that I had to arrange so much shit, from making sure there’s electricity and internet there, to finding furniture and household appliances and lot of other stuff. At the same time, it’s the end of the school year (I work as a teacher) and getting everything done before the holidays start brings a lot of work-related stress. To add to all of this, a family member was hospitalised last week, so I really didn’t have my head at DTF or at delivering results for that matter. I hope this stuff clears it up a little, but with me moving in about two weeks, I can not promise the next round to go down quickly either, though I’ll honestly try my best. I like running this roulette and discovering new music and I would like the participants to feel like it matters to me. It really does and I’m very sorry for holding you back. So, here’s the results for round 5, finally, a week (and a day) too late.

5 Points

Tomislav95
Votum – Vertical
‘Progressive’ Metal – from ‘:ktonik:’ (2016)

 
I have heard of Votum and I’ve seen them live before as well, but I never checked out this band’s music afterwards. It must have been at the ProgPower fest, and there’s always a bunch of bands that leave a good impression that I want to check out further, and some bands I didn’t really care for enough to bother. Listening to this band, I can imagine they fall in the latter category. There’s not that much wrong with this song, but it commits the (for me) cardinal sin pf contemporary progressive rock bands: it’s forgettable, samey throughout and doesn’t do anything to resolve that. The chorus is fairly okay and the song builds up a little towards the end, but it’s too late too late crammed into a song that’s too long for it’s own good. At first I enjoyed this song a bit, but through repeated listens it became stale.

With 5 points added to your score, that means you’re the first to cross the 16 points line and that means you’ve been eliminated from the remainder of this roulette. Thank you very much for playing!



4 Points

LordCost
Black Peaks – Hang ‘Em High
Progressive / Post-Hardcore / Sludge – from ‘Statues’ (2016)


If ‘Vertical’ by Votum didn’t leave a bad impression through repeated listens, this one would have surely ended dead last. The vocals are beyond annoying in the first half (“to love, to break, to hate”) and the last two minutes are absolutely atrocious. The groove and musicianship is pretty much what saves this song from the last place, but I wouldn’t lie if I said I’d gladly have skipped the final section of the song. It serves no point whatsoever other than to be ‘artsy’ or whatever and succeeds only in being stupid. If you want to hear a climaxing breakdown section at the end of the song done right, listen to the end of ‘Contaminate Me’ by Leprous or ‘Chapter V: The Walls Bled Lust’ by The Fall of Troy.



TAC
Hyperomm – Whispers of Heavenly Death
Progressive Metal – from ‘From Nothing to Eternity (2017)


The best thing about this song is that it’s pretty short and compact. Pretty much what you expect from a progressive metal band when they write a short song, except that this one has growled vocals. The main melody is catchy and the instruments basically take the main role of actually providing melody to this song, since the vocals are pretty monotonously growled. I actually literally laughed the first time I heard the first line, because it sounds rather ridiculous. The vocalist redeems himself throughout the rest of the song, but it never really seems to take off beyond being a rather solid progressive metal song. The final minute is a nice addition with that sort-of solo section tacked onto the end. Quite solid, but nothing extraordinary.



3 Points

Puppies_on_Acid
Warpaint – Elephants
Experimental Rock – from ‘Exquisite Corpse’ (2009)


Why do you send something completely different every round? There’s no logic in your submissions, but this is a really good submission nonetheless. I think I have never heard anything quite like it, and my first listen I didn’t really know what to think about it either really. The distorted vocals I found especially weird, but I actually do like the effect it creates. It’s pretty chill, but with an underlying anger that occasionally gets the chance to break out. I find the orchestration to be very nice, because despite using traditional instruments, this band manages to create sounds that are fairly uncommon. In a sense, this song reminded me a little of Alt-J, which I like, but this is definitely more intense. What I hear here is some kind of restrained intensity that’s hard to describe, like the sounds this band makes. Nice submission, thanks!



Sacul
Snarky Puppy (with Shayna Steele) – Gone Under (Live)
Jazz-Fusion – from ‘Family Dinner – Volume 1’ (2013)


I’m going to the North Sea Jazz festival in Rotterdam in 3 weeks and this band is playing. I’ll definitely be checking them out there, because this is some insanely smooth, funky and groovy jazz. A love the big band vibe and the way the band plays to this singer’s strengths. From what I checked, they are mostly a jam-band and they randomly add singers at will. It shows in this track that the band knows exactly what they’re doing. Extremely well-composed & well-performed. This actually being live shows how good this band really is. I love how the band adds intensity through adding more parts in the latter half, with the guitarist taking a lead role, accentuated by the brass players. Really cool stuff indeed.



2 Points

Train of Naught
Le Grand Guignol – Lucilinburhuc
Progressive Metal – from ‘The Great Maddening’ (2007)


The start of this song sounds like it was badly cut off from the previous track on the album, but from the get-go it’s clear that we’re in for some intense symphonic blacked death metal stuff. The sound this band is going after in the first part of the song is comparable to stuff like Dimmu Borgir I guess (I’m seriously bluffing here, I only know that ‘Progenies of the Great Apocalypse’ track), but this song goes beyond imitation and adds some epic vocals, an acoustic passage and various build-ups towards the more extreme moments. While this song definitely has it’s flaws (production, mostly, but a couple of strange transitions here and there as well), it remains a fun listen that, while a little jarring at times, is adventurous enough to be interesting.



ariich
Destiny Potato – Lunatic
Djent Pop – from ‘Lun’ (2014)


I have heard of this band before and I think I might have listened to this album at least once back when it came out and some of the folk on this website here were raving about it. I don’t think I really payed attention while listening to this though, because this warrants more listens than just one (or two) some time ago when I wasn’t really focused. I love the guitar sound throughout, lovely djent tones and the chorus hook with the female singer is in stark contrast to the almost industrial sound of the instruments. Then that bridge kicks in; first time I was really floored, surprised that they actually managed to turn a song with pop sensibilities into a death metal blast-beat fest. The obvious comparison to Devin Townsend’s ‘Addicted’ is easily made here, but where Devin’s album is more metal-infused pop, the djent influences on this track make this more pop-infused djent. A small, but noticeable difference.



1 Point

Nekov
Kiev – Ariah Being
Neo-Prog-ish Alternative / Experimental Rock – from ‘Falling Bough Wisdom Teeth’ (2013)


Damn, this is easily the best song you’ve sent so far this roulette. It’s chill and laid-back, but in a very relaxing way without getting uninteresting at all. It’s lovely throughout, with lots of sounds that I can’t immediately place. This band creates lush atmospheres through very layered sounds, never sacrificing intricacy. Despite the singer not being remarkably good, he definitely gets the job done, but the highlight of this track are easily the textured background sounds and the instrumentalists. The saxophone lick takes the song to a new height and the ending in which everything comes together and climaxes into new material is of special notice. Amazing stuff and, like I said, easily your best submission yet, for being different and unique in a special way.



0 Points

Parama
Aenaon – Oneirodynia
Progressive Black(?) Metal with Saxophone – from ‘Hypnosophy’ (2016)


How the hell can a black metal song be so much fun? The first listen had me scratching my head a little at the vocals, which admittedly still sound slightly funny occasionally even on later listens, but the song definitely clicked almost instantly. I have guessed this song in numerous hangmanens before, but having never actually heard it, I was very interested in listening to this one and man, I understand why you send this song in almost every roulette. This is a beast, front to back, with lots of interesting sections and the intensity dialled at 10 almost all the way through. The musicianship is great and even though the vocals are still a little wacky, this song had no problem to take the #1 spot this round.



Current Standings

Parama: 2, 0, 2, 2, 0 (6)
ariich: 2, 1, 2, 1, 2 (8)
Puppies_on_Acid: 1, 2, 0, 3, 3 (9)
Train of Naught: 1, 3, 1, 3, 2 (10)
Sacul: 4, 5, 1, 0, 3 (13)
LordCost: 0, 4, 5, 1, 4 (14)
Nekov: 3, 3, 3, 4, 1 (14)
TAC: 4, 1, 4, 4, 4 (17)
Tomislav95: 3, 4, 3, 2, 5 (17)
Stadler: 5, 2, 4, 5 (16)


Barely any changes in standings, but with a surprising elimination due to Tomi's low (or high) score, considering so many players were on the edge of being gone this round. Next one is at 20 points, which as of now is only possible for TAC to achieve next round, but further rounds could push more players to that edge. The top 4 seem relatively safe as of now, but a misstep could potentially throw out all assumptions of safety.

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Like I said in the introductory text of this round, I can’t promise any quick results due to my ridiculously busy life at this moment, but I’ll try my best. I will definitely not be able to churn out any results whatsoever without songs, so the sooner you send for Round 6, the better.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Cyril on June 25, 2018, 03:43:15 PM
The hypnosophy booklet has pics of the band members in these over the top tribal costumes with a lot of body paint and it's over the top and hilarious and great, it helps that the music is killer (though, spoilers, oneirodynia is the best them)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Sacul on June 25, 2018, 04:08:46 PM
Nice! Yeah they're definitely more of a live band than a studio one, and it shows. And that's one of their simple songs - check out that album, and We Like It Here for some more complex, but still smooth, fun jazz  :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Tomislav95 on June 25, 2018, 04:16:48 PM
 :'(
Thanks for having me tho :tup
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Nekov on June 25, 2018, 04:25:05 PM
It seems I need to go a very different route to get the job done  :D.

It's all cool if this takes longer, I think we all understand that real life complicates matters so just do what you have to do. And congrats on getting the house!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: LordCost on June 25, 2018, 04:27:13 PM
The second part of the song is the best moment of the song and of the album for me  :lol. I'm never tired of listening to the part when the song slows down and the climax starts.
I like a lot the ending of Contaminate Me but they are not comparable to me. I can put Hang 'Em High in a list of some of my favourite songs together with many by The Dillinger Escape Plan, or Hive Minds by Norma Jean. I see it as one of my favourite songs in the hardcore/metalcore area, which I feared you wouldn't be interested in.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: TAC on June 25, 2018, 04:28:33 PM
Oh boy. Will select my final song shortly.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 25, 2018, 05:48:16 PM
I think the only logic to my submissions has been finding songs with a bit of quirkiness and with instrumentation that you, as a musician, can appreciate and pick apart.

Having said that, I think I'm slipping a bit. Your comments on my song were good, but my score didn't reflect that so much... I guess the others songs above (below?) me were even better.

I'll find something to send for the next round either this evening or tomorrow.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Elite on June 25, 2018, 11:13:21 PM
The hypnosophy booklet has pics of the band members in these over the top tribal costumes with a lot of body paint and it's over the top and hilarious and great, it helps that the music is killer (though, spoilers, oneirodynia is the best them)

I can actually imagine some amount of theatricality with this band. The song is a little over the top as well

Nice! Yeah they're definitely more of a live band than a studio one, and it shows. And that's one of their simple songs - check out that album, and We Like It Here for some more complex, but still smooth, fun jazz  :metal

Yeah, looking forward to seeing them live! :tup

:'(
Thanks for having me tho :tup

And thank YOU for playing!

It seems I need to go a very different route to get the job done  :D.

It's all cool if this takes longer, I think we all understand that real life complicates matters so just do what you have to do. And congrats on getting the house!

Thanks! :D

Oh boy. Will select my final song shortly.

If you end up in the top half you'll still be in.

I think the only logic to my submissions has been finding songs with a bit of quirkiness and with instrumentation that you, as a musician, can appreciate and pick apart.

I see! :tup and so far it has payed off quite well :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Cyril on June 25, 2018, 11:20:37 PM
i can't vouch for how they are live since i've never seen them but i'd hope it'd be a good, fun time
earth tomb off the same album definitely takes some notes from Ghost and that's not really surprising
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Train of Naught on June 25, 2018, 11:53:15 PM
Ooh, congrats with the big news! And sorry to hear about the family member.

I'm pretty ok with that score, not my personal favourite off the album but like Parama just said, one of the more 'normal' songs and in my opinion a very complete song outside of the album context.

I know exactly what to send!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Nekov on June 26, 2018, 06:54:55 AM
Sent
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Stadler on June 26, 2018, 06:57:07 AM
Doing this kind of thing for the first time, I had no idea that I had to arrange so much shit, from making sure there’s electricity and internet there, to finding furniture and household appliances and lot of other stuff.

Isn't that what the girlfriend is for?   

Kidding.  #MeToo #Madrespectforthewomeninmylife #LightenupFrancis

Seriously, congratulations!  That's a great big step!   Good luck!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Train of Naught on June 26, 2018, 07:33:56 AM
I hope one day rich and rich will both have kids and we could have a baby-rich roulette on DTF
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Elite on June 26, 2018, 03:22:43 PM
Doing this kind of thing for the first time, I had no idea that I had to arrange so much shit, from making sure there’s electricity and internet there, to finding furniture and household appliances and lot of other stuff.

Isn't that what the girlfriend is for?   

Kidding.  #MeToo #Madrespectforthewomeninmylife #LightenupFrancis

Seriously, congratulations!  That's a great big step!   Good luck!

Thanks man! :D really looking forward to when all of the nusy stuff is over and we can settle down in the new place!

I hope one day rich and rich will both have kids and we could have a baby-rich roulette on DTF

You need to wait a couple of decades I think.

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I have half of the submissions, four more needed before I can start hangmanen!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 26, 2018, 08:53:51 PM
Sent!  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Sacul on June 26, 2018, 11:25:47 PM
I'm really not sure of what to send but I'll try send something tomorrow :P
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Cyril on June 27, 2018, 01:06:05 AM
send st. vincent
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Elite on June 27, 2018, 10:39:01 AM
I have 6 songs in, one has to re-send. Still need my namesake and backwards Lucas.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Nekov on June 27, 2018, 10:58:58 AM
At this point I believe Sacul waits to send last to keep the routine
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Sacul on June 27, 2018, 11:22:07 AM
At this point I believe Sacul waits to send last to keep the routine
Routine keeps me in line, helps me pass the time :neverusethis:. I honestly thought I'd get cut way earlier so had nothing planned for this, I'll try find something and send within the hour.

send st. vincent
Knowing Elite's tastes, that might actually be a good idea  :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: ariich on June 27, 2018, 02:14:14 PM
Round 6 sent!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Sacul on June 27, 2018, 08:22:39 PM
Oops, got caught in playing The Witness, sent more jazz  :corn :corn :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Cyril on June 27, 2018, 08:30:16 PM
the witness is great to be fair
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on June 27, 2018, 10:35:14 PM
Ok, I resent. I'm hoping the risk with this song choice pays off. Either that or I crash and burn in a fiery inferno......!!! :hefdaddy
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Cyril on June 27, 2018, 10:54:40 PM
i went a more atmospheric route this time so i'm not super certain how this will go but hopefully it goes well  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Elite on June 28, 2018, 12:21:47 AM
I sent some harsh noise!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Elite on June 28, 2018, 01:47:50 AM
Got everything by the way, hangmanen up tonight or this afternoon. Listening commences on the drive home.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 5 Results!
Post by: Elite on June 28, 2018, 09:38:37 AM
Round 6 hangmanen:

???: ___ _____ __ _____ - _____ __________
???: ______ __________ - ___ ______ _______
???: ________ - __________
???: __________ ________ - _____ _____
???: _____ - ____.__
???: ________ _________ ____ - _______ _______
???: ________ - ______
???: ______ _____ - ____________

Guessed letters: none
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Bolsters on June 28, 2018, 09:41:15 AM
N
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Cyril on June 28, 2018, 09:42:29 AM
I
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Train of Naught on June 28, 2018, 09:43:19 AM
C
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Nekov on June 28, 2018, 09:55:59 AM
K
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on June 28, 2018, 09:56:28 AM
Updated hangmanens:

???: ___ __i_n __ Kin__ - ____n C_n__n_i_n
???: K____i ____in___n - ___ ______ C__n___
???: _n______ - N____n__i_
???: ___i_ici__ __n_____ - _i___ __n__
???: ___i_ - IIII.II
???: _____ni_ _________ ____ - _in___i _i_____
???: K____in_ - Ci_c__
???: __n___ _i_n_ - ___c_____i_n

Guessed letters: N, I, C, K

Argentina waits 3
Train waits 2
Parama waits 1
Not_playing_in_this_roulette waits 0
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: ariich on June 28, 2018, 10:25:57 AM
N
I
C
K
DAMMIT
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Nekov on June 28, 2018, 10:35:06 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Sacul on June 28, 2018, 10:39:15 AM
Nekov: Papir - IIII.II
Trainy: The Reign of Kindo - Human Convention
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Train of Naught on June 28, 2018, 11:50:45 AM
Wrong! I sent Kindo, who the hell are The Reign of Kindo :neverusethis:

I thought we were gonna get the full NICKELBACK, damnit
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Nekov on June 28, 2018, 11:56:44 AM
We still can! If someone just asks for the next letter....
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on June 28, 2018, 11:57:52 AM
You won't get any further than nickelba, which is more than enough anyway
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Sacul on June 28, 2018, 12:14:22 PM
E
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: ariich on June 28, 2018, 01:10:53 PM
Nickelbaps?

L
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Cyril on June 28, 2018, 01:46:55 PM
B

Nickelbats obviously
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Nekov on June 28, 2018, 01:57:11 PM
A

Nickelbad?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Train of Naught on June 28, 2018, 02:22:16 PM


Nickelbad?

^

Gimme the DDDDDD
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on June 28, 2018, 02:23:33 PM
:lol you guys
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on June 28, 2018, 03:53:41 PM
Updated hangmanens:

Train of Naught: The Reign of Kindo - Human Convention
???: Ka_a_i _a__in___n - __e ______ C_an_e_
???: En_la_ed - Ne__ene_i_
???: A__i_icial Lan__a_e - Di___ _and_
Nekov: Papir - IIII.II
???: ____enie _e__e___e ___a - _ina__i Di_el_e
???: Kaellin_ - Ci_cle
???: _en_le _ian_ - ___cla_a_i_n

Guessed letters: N, I, C, K, E, L, B, A, D

Pain of Fraud waits 3
Argentina waits 2
SRO Official Fanclub President waits 1

fastest hangman ever? solve this shit!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Cyril on June 28, 2018, 04:37:33 PM
Enslaved - can't bother to look up the song
Artificial Language - something
Some band - Circle
Kamasi Washington - Sacul Sent It
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Luoto on June 28, 2018, 04:39:28 PM
Enslaved - can't bother to look up the song

Neogenesis

Progenie Terrestre Pura (sp?)
Gentle Giant
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Train of Naught on June 28, 2018, 05:11:40 PM
The ArtiLang tune is Dirty Hands, no idea who sent it, ariich?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on June 29, 2018, 04:40:22 AM
Good boys :tup

Train of Naught: The Reign of Kindo - Human Convention
Sacul: Kamasi Washington - __e ______ C_an_e_
???: Enslaved - Neogenesis
ariich: Artificial Language - Dirty Hands
Nekov: Papir - IIII.II
???: Progenie Terrestre Pura - _ina__i Di_el_e
???: Kaellin_ - Circle
???: Gentle Giant - ___cla_a_i_n

Guessed letters: N, I, C, K, E, L, B A, D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Nekov on June 29, 2018, 06:38:30 AM
I'm trying to think who could have sent Gentle Giant. I would have guessed Rich or Sacul but not. Maybe Puppies?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: ariich on June 30, 2018, 03:16:05 AM
The Gentle Giant song is Proclamation, and the final band is Kaelling.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Train of Naught on June 30, 2018, 03:24:57 AM
I'm trying to think who could have sent Gentle Giant. I would have guessed Rich or Sacul but not. Maybe Puppies?
It's LordCost, he sent me that song last roulette, it almost got him eliminated :lol I think it would be more Elite's music than mine but who am I to judge :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on June 30, 2018, 03:58:44 AM
I'm trying to think who could have sent Gentle Giant. I would have guessed Rich or Sacul but not. Maybe Puppies?
It's LordCost, he sent me that song last roulette, it almost got him eliminated :lol I think it would be more Elite's music than mine but who am I to judge :corn

:corn

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Updated:

Train of Naught: The Reign of Kindo - Human Convention
Sacul: Kamasi Washington - __e ______ C_an_e_
???: Enslaved - Neogenesis
ariich: Artificial Language - Dirty Hands
Nekov: Papir - IIII.II
???: Progenie Terrestre Pura - _ina__i Di_el_e
???: Kaelling - Circle
LordCost: Gentle Giant - Proclamation

Guessed letters: N, I, C, K, E, L, B A, D

In between packing boxes for my move, I've only heard all songs once so far. I'll put up some first thoughts tomorrow after two more listens (one today and one tomorrow), but I'll share the Spotify Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/user/1150414537/playlist/6htcbXLxUBN5QjbGfl0vC3?si=G8NB_LgnRQukLbvpVNUkYg) here already. (It's not as if those last two songs aren't going to be guessed by anyone looking up those artists anyway).
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Train of Naught on June 30, 2018, 04:19:42 AM
Booooo, the new Progrenie Terrestra Pura album is better than U.M.A.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on June 30, 2018, 04:28:08 AM
It better be :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Cyril on June 30, 2018, 09:02:01 PM
Booooo, the new Progrenie Terrestra Pura album is better than U.M.A.
i disagree but i like both a lot
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on July 01, 2018, 01:01:50 AM
Did Parama send it?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Cyril on July 01, 2018, 01:19:07 AM
no i sent enslaved
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on July 01, 2018, 01:50:38 AM
Did Parama send it?
I'm sure he did.
no i sent enslaved
I'm still sure you sent Progrenie Terrestra Pura.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on July 04, 2018, 03:34:04 AM
I promised I would do this some days ago, but I really couldn't find the time. I got the keys to my new house last Monday and it's been very busy with preparations. It's been great - and very busy. In between doing stuff I have found time to listen to the songs. Here's some first impressions and the Spotify Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/user/1150414537/playlist/6htcbXLxUBN5QjbGfl0vC3?si=Y3-DPd4jSAKB2DXjfb36kQ) (which I linked to before).

I guess this round is even more diverse than all other rounds. Although I have been in a metal-ish mood lately, the variety of this round has proven to be very fun. I have a good grasp of most of the songs, but I can't promise results soon (since I'm moving in three days).

This song is slightly too long for its own good and contains some parts that aren't as convincing as others. Subsequent listens showed some more intricate details that I previously missed.

I liked listening to this song, but I can't really remember anything from it.

The ending to this song and the build-up preceding it (taking practically the rest of the song) is nothing short of extraordinary and, frankly, quite amazing.

Loved the vibe of this track in particular, even though it's a standout in terms of style.

Having heard of [this artist/band] before, I was curious as to how [this artist/band] sound(s). I was pleasantly surprised, and this turned out to be a very rewarding song on repeated listens.

Listen 1: Yuck.
Listen 2: What a jarring mess
Listen 3: Okay, there's some nice stuff in here

This particular genre is very hard to convince me, because most of the bands follow a similar structure and style. [This artist/band] pulls it off very well and manages to stay interesting.

I liked listening to this song, but I can't really remember anything from it.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Nekov on July 04, 2018, 06:38:14 AM
Except for the Yuck one, I feel like the other could be my song. Hoping for this one though:


The ending to this song and the build-up preceding it (taking practically the rest of the song) is nothing short of extraordinary and, frankly, quite amazing.

Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on July 04, 2018, 09:32:29 AM

This song is slightly too long for its own good and contains some parts that aren't as convincing as others. Subsequent listens showed some more intricate details that I previously missed.

Listen 1: Yuck.
Listen 2: What a jarring mess
Listen 3: Okay, there's some nice stuff in here

This particular genre is very hard to convince me, because most of the bands follow a similar structure and style. [This artist/band] pulls it off very well and manages to stay interesting.

I have a feeling mine is one of these.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: TAC on July 04, 2018, 12:04:18 PM
Since I've been sending awesome stuff so far, and I'm losing, I figured this time I would send a song that blows.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on July 04, 2018, 01:38:01 PM
Since I've been sending awesome stuff so far, and I'm losing, I figured this time I would send a song that blows.

Are you kidding me? :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on July 08, 2018, 04:12:55 PM
Results when?  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Cyril on July 10, 2018, 11:44:38 AM
I hope I win
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on July 10, 2018, 12:17:11 PM
Yeah, so I was moving last week and while I'm in the new home already, I have not yet installed my computer and all that. I did hint at this possibly happening. I have to work during the day as well, but I hope to fix the computer tomorrow and then I'll probably be able to deliver results this weekend. It'll take a couple of days, maybe weeks to get organised in the new house, but I want to get this back on track soon.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Nekov on July 10, 2018, 12:36:36 PM
Don't sweat it dude, moving is a super stressful thing so take your time and prioritize things so that your new home with your lady doesn't come crumbling down during the first couple of weeks  ;)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Nekov on July 16, 2018, 05:41:35 AM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/UxREcFThpSEqk/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on July 16, 2018, 06:07:11 AM
I was going to do them tonight! (yes, seriously!)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Nekov on July 16, 2018, 07:10:20 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on July 16, 2018, 08:39:32 AM
Results will be out when the next Tool album is released. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Elite on July 16, 2018, 09:56:12 AM
Is this a joke?

Like, especially considering this: https://loudwire.com/google-alert-tool-new-album/
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Hangmanens!
Post by: Nekov on July 16, 2018, 11:10:22 AM
That's hilarious  :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Elite on July 16, 2018, 01:59:01 PM
Round 6 Results

So, I have officially moved to another place. I lived in a house crammed full of boxes for about three days, while slowly building up furniture to store stuff in. I’ve regained access to my computer (and internet) last Thursday, but I was away and/or busy this past weekend. That said; I’ve had more than plenty of time to listen to your guy’s songs and I must say.. this was a difficult round to score. There wasn’t really a highlight, though the songs you guys sent were, mostly, good. It was a bit of a gamble until my last listen this afternoon when the ranking order settled. I’\m a little surprised at the outcome, but this does reflect my view on these songs as opposed to each other in the playlist I’ve heard about 12-15 times the past two weeks. Definitely not a punishment, to listen to these songs, so thanks at least for sending them! Now.. results:


5 Points

LordCost
Gentle Giant - Proclamation
Progressive Rock – from ‘The Power and the Glory’ (1974; remastered by Steven Wilson in 2014)


Starting off with the one song I just couldn’t get in to. The first listen I really disliked this, for being an all-round mess without any clear direction. The second time was a little better and by the fourth listen I could sort-of get what these guys were trying to do, and while it all sounds rather contrived, I can’t help but feel that they’re just messing around for the sake of messing around. You know, the musicianship is actually pretty good and interesting, but when it sounds bad, it doesn’t matter however good you play. Add to that the song structure that doesn’t make any sense whatsoever, and you have what I think is a pretty bad song. The most annoying part of it though, is that I occasionally get little bits of vocal line stuck in my head.. maybe in a few years’ time I might come to appreciate this more, but two weeks was not enough, especially not when lined-up against the rest of this round’s songs.



4 Points

Sacul
Kamasi Washington – The Rhythm Changes
Jazz – from ‘The Epic’ (2015) side-note: damn, this album is almost 3 hours long!


I actually feel bad about giving this song such a low score this round, because it’s far from bad. It’s actually quite pleasant and meandering, especially the solo sections in the middle. I don’t have a lot to say about this one, and that might perhaps be its biggest flaw. It’s relaxing and soothing, with some nice melodies in both the verses and choruses, but it doesn’t do anything apart from that. Instrumentation is good, but nothing extraordinary. Its slightly up-tempo pace and forward driven motion in the drums helps keep the momentum, but in the end, not that much happens. By all means, this was a nice submission and I actually enjoyed this song. I might even check out the almost 3 hour album this song came from.



3 Points

Train of Naught
Kindo – Human Convention
Jazz-Influenced Indie Rock – from ‘Happy However After’ (2018)


Easily the funkiest song of the bunch. Lots of cool stuff in here. I have seen the name ‘(The Reign of) Kindo’ many times before, but never bothered to listen to the music. There’s a lot of great stuff happening in this song, in the instrumentation. I really like the changes in rhythm between verses and chorus and the funny modulation in the “off the grid” section. It’s this up-tempo jazz/funk-ish stuff that I really enjoy. Nice stuff indeed!



ariich
Artificial Language – Dirty Hands
Progressive Metal – from ‘The Observer’ (2017)


Quick progressive metal track that only takes a little under 4 minutes. While this was surely an enjoyable song with some nice guitar work throughout, it feels a little rushed without any proper hooks and memorable parts. It’s not bad at all, but this song could have benefited from some sort of catchy chorus. Props to the guitar solo in this song, that one’s pretty cool. The part afterwards with the guitarist playing those melodic lines over the final vocals is also nice. By no means is this a bad song, and it might prompt me to check out the rest of this band’s album.



2 Points

Nekov
Papir – IIII.II
Post-Rock – from ‘IIII’ (2014)


So, here’s a post-rock song that doesn’t only do a huge build-up and then stop at the top, but it also brings everything back to where it starts. Lovely guitar tone throughout and actually a very hypnotic, almost mesmerising track. I rarely listen to any post-rock because I find the genre to be a little bland in that all the songs sound the same or similar (namely building up from nothing into a huge wall of sound), but I’m very fond of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and this song at times reminds me a little of some of their material. Despite the great guitar tone, the drums are probably the best driving force behind all of this. It surely doesn’t feel like a 9-minute track and that in itself is a huge feat for a song that’s build on rather little material.



Parama
Progenie Terrestre Pura – Sinapsi Divelte
Avant-Garde / Ambient / Black Metal – from ‘U.M.A.’ (2013)


This is not the first time I’m having a hard time describing a track you’ve sent me, but this is, yet again, on the weird side of things and that’s exactly what intrigues me. The song has a ton of build-up through ambient sounds and drones, before launching into this speed-metal like part with weird spatial vocals on top. This builds further into this extreme black metal part that sounds as if it comes straight out of a void. I honestly don’t know how to describe what’s going on here, which is stupid because I should be able to, but I really like the unusual soundscapes this band throws at the listener. The combination of ‘space-sounds’ and ambient noise drone and black metal works so ridiculously well that I can’t help but think that it’s great. Sorry for the lousy review.



1 Point

TAC
Kaelling - Circle
Progressive Metal – from ‘Lacuna’ (2017)


Since I've been sending awesome stuff so far, and I'm losing, I figured this time I would send a song that blows.

I’m stumped why you’d think this song sucks, since for a progressive metal track this song is more interesting than most of the other progressive metal tracks I’ve received this roulette. It manages to create that nice tension between the calmer verses and having interesting rhythms in the chorus riffs. I’d say the vocalist lacks a little in intensity, especially in the last chorus of the song, but other than that this is a really solid track that has remained fresh with every new listen. Plenty of stuff to enjoy in this one and that chorus hook is awesomely catchy as well. One thing that this song does really well (is something that I can’t really explain) is that it leaves you wanting more as a listener. Kind of like how a fade-out in a song keeps you bobbing your head for longer that the song actually takes, when this song finishes it compels you to listen to it again. Perhaps the rest of this band’s material is crap, I don’t know, but I’ll try it out, because I definitely enjoyed this one.



0 Points

Puppies_on_Acid
Enslaved - Neogenesis
Progressive Black Metal - from ‘Isa’ (2004)


And this is a track that I didn’t know what to do with initially. I have never bothered to listen to Enslaved, and that partly has to do with me thinking the band name is rather stupid (which is also why I never bothered to listen to Morbid Angel, Overkill, Annihilator or Kreator, to name but a few random metal bands – by the way, don’t send those, I saw three of them at a metal festival this weekend and got very bored). This song is strange, in that it starts out quite calm, before taking off in some fast staccato guitar riffs with vocals on top that made me laugh a little the first time. I still think they sound a little ridiculous, but they work to accent the sharp riffing underneath. There’s a long section with a drawn-out guitar solo after the fast riffing that doesn’t feel out of place, even though it takes a little too long (and the solo has some admittedly strange lines in there). Even though the song meanders a bit back and forth between the staccato riffing and some more openly-played riffs, the final climax in the blast-beats with the low grunts (instead of the higher pitched vocals in the rest of the song) feels completely natural. The song then ends with 3 minutes of slow open chord riffing and another guitar solo (one that’s far better than the one in the middle). This song took way too long to grow on me, but despite being almost 12 minutes long turned out to be a very enjoyable ride. Even though it has its flaws, I like the diversity in this track between the slower and the faster. It’s a heavy song that doesn’t dial down on the heaviness anywhere, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t flow. At the first listen, I wouldn’t have guessed this one to end on top, but here it is.



Current Standings

Parama: 2, 0, 2, 2, 0, 2 (8)
Puppies_on_Acid: 1, 2, 0, 3, 3, 0 (9)
ariich: 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 3 (11)
Train of Naught: 1, 3, 1, 3, 2, 3 (13)
Nekov: 3, 3, 3, 4, 1, 2 (16)
Sacul: 4, 5, 1, 0, 3, 4 (17)
TAC: 4, 1, 4, 4, 4, 1 (18)
LordCost: 0, 4, 5, 1, 4, 5 (19)
Tomislav95: 3, 4, 3, 2, 5 (17)
Stadler: 5, 2, 4, 5 (16)


Next round has got to be interesting, considering these scores. It highly likely one of the bottom four is going to send his last song now. Make it count!

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If you guys send Round 7 soon, I’ll have hangmanen up soon as well.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Nekov on July 16, 2018, 02:03:10 PM
Awesome!  :D

I'll think of what to send, probably will be tomorrow.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Cyril on July 16, 2018, 02:21:17 PM
So amusing that I have yet to score anything besides 0 or 2  :lol

I'll try to send a thing tonight but might be busy with my own roulette, we'll see
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on July 16, 2018, 03:09:16 PM
Even though I'm happy with the outcome of this round, and glad that you enjoyed the song, I'm wondering if you would have liked the song Ruun or the song As Fire Swept Clean the Earth by Enslaved better. I was going back and forth between the 3 songs trying to decide which to send you. Ultimately ended up sending Neogenesis obviously, but I cant help but wonder. Enslaved have so many good albums. They all have their own unique sound too. The whole Vertebrae album would probably be right up your alley. The only reason I didn't send anything from that is because I wanted you to have a good overview of what Enslaved are capable of, and the three aforementioned songs do just that. Anyway, if you have time, give those other 2 songs a listen and the Vertebrae album.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: TAC on July 16, 2018, 03:13:59 PM
What is the next cut off?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Elite on July 16, 2018, 03:39:50 PM
Even though I'm happy with the outcome of this round, and glad that you enjoyed the song, I'm wondering if you would have liked the song Ruun or the song As Fire Swept Clean the Earth by Enslaved better. I was going back and forth between the 3 songs trying to decide which to send you. Ultimately ended up sending Neogenesis obviously, but I cant help but wonder. Enslaved have so many good albums. They all have their own unique sound too. The whole Vertebrae album would probably be right up your alley. The only reason I didn't send anything from that is because I wanted you to have a good overview of what Enslaved are capable of, and the three aforementioned songs do just that. Anyway, if you have time, give those other 2 songs a listen and the Vertebrae album.

Thanks! I’ll have a go at them tomorrow :)

What is the next cut off?

20, and 23 after that.

And don’t leave me hanging on that song you sent. Do you really not like it? :p
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: TAC on July 16, 2018, 03:48:43 PM
I had Saved the album on Spotify a while back. It's not really my thing, but it is kind of ...neat. I'm have much heavier tastes and I really think it is by far the weakest thing I have sent.

I'll send something tonight. Gotta find something equally sucky.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: TAC on July 16, 2018, 03:58:49 PM
SENT!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: LordCost on July 17, 2018, 05:09:08 AM
I have to get a 0 to get a palindrome sequence (0, 4, 5, 1, 4, 5... )
Me and Tac are sending only really good or really bad songs, weird results :lol.
I didn't expect to get 5 this round at all.. I'm sending soon.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: ariich on July 17, 2018, 05:11:33 AM
Sent!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Nekov on July 17, 2018, 06:57:08 AM
Sent
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Train of Naught on July 17, 2018, 07:28:48 AM
I think you'll like that Artificial Language album, very good guitarwork and awesome theatrical/cinematic vibe throughout. For The Reign of Kindo I would check out Rhythm, Chord & Melody first, even though it's considerably less 'fun', definitely their best album.

Sending now also
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on July 17, 2018, 08:01:20 AM
I'm throwing caution to the wind for this next round. You'll have your song in a few minutes.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Elite on July 17, 2018, 11:31:09 AM
Just missing Parama now! (I think this is a first - has this ever happened before?)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Cyril on July 17, 2018, 12:07:27 PM
Yeah, I told you I probably wouldn't have it right away  :lol

I'm actually trying to work on my EP too but I think I have a good idea of what I wanna do now so I have a decent idea of what to send & I'll try to put it up tonight
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Elite on July 17, 2018, 04:13:49 PM
Anyway, if you have time, give those other 2 songs a listen and the Vertebrae album.

Did this today (just one listen through everything) and I think you sent the best song out of those. Your other two options didn't strike me as much as Neogenesis did and felt far more one-dimensional. The Vertebrae album was quite alright and enjoyable, but it also didn't really wow me in any way.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Cyril on July 17, 2018, 04:14:38 PM
Have you heard Roots of the Mountain or Hiindsiight tho

I honestly prefer the most recent enslaved stuff out of all their albums
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Elite on July 17, 2018, 04:17:01 PM
No, I have not. Guess I'll have more stuff to liisten to (what's with the double ii's?)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Cyril on July 17, 2018, 04:36:11 PM
Iit's just a weiird song name lol
But iit's really good so whatever
Also Ii'll send toniight after Ii get home
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on July 17, 2018, 06:14:48 PM
Yeah, I told you I probably wouldn't have it right away  :lol

I'm actually trying to work on my EP too but I think I have a good idea of what I wanna do now so I have a decent idea of what to send & I'll try to put it up tonight
I'm also going to start working on my EP. It seems a fare bet I'll make it to that round, unless of course I totally tank these last 2 rounds....
Are there any additional rules for the EP round other than what's in the OP?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: TAC on July 17, 2018, 06:27:31 PM
No need for me to prepare an EP. ;D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on July 17, 2018, 06:35:20 PM
I just noticed a massive hole in Elite's banned list. Actually there are 2 massive holes.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Cyril on July 17, 2018, 07:39:26 PM
okay sent a bad idea  :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Elite on July 18, 2018, 02:22:53 AM
I just noticed a massive hole in Elite's banned list. Actually there are 2 massive holes.

Is it Marillion?
Or IQ?

:neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Train of Naught on July 18, 2018, 02:26:49 AM
I just noticed a massive hole in Elite's banned list.
Yeah, Muse. Too bad they are banned though. :-[
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 6 Results!
Post by: Elite on July 18, 2018, 02:47:29 AM
that's a supermassive hole
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose:
Post by: Elite on July 18, 2018, 05:08:23 AM
Here it is:

???: ___ _____ ________ - __________
???: _____ ___ - ___
???: __________ ________ - ________
???: __ _________ - _________
???: _____ - __________ ______ ___ ____ __
???: __ ____ ____ _____ - ______ __ ___ ___
???: ___ - ______ __ ___ _____
???: _____ _________ - _______

Guessed letters: NONE YET THAT'S WHY THERE'S ALL THESE UNDERSCORES
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: LordCost on July 18, 2018, 05:23:20 AM
E
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Elite on July 18, 2018, 05:52:49 AM
???: Eee Eeeee Eeeeeeee - Eeeeeeeeee
???: Eeeee Eee - Eee
???: Eeeeeeeeee Eeeeeeee - Eeeeeeee
???: Ee Eeeeeeeee - Eeeeeeeee
???: Eeeee - Eeeeeeeeee Eeeeee Eee Eeee Ee
???: Ee Eeee Eeee Eeeee - Eeeeee Ee Eee Eee
???: Eee - Eeeee Ee Eee Eeeee
???: Eeeee Eeeeeeeee - Eeeeeeee

:tup
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Train of Naught on July 18, 2018, 06:01:27 AM
Is that a world record in hangmanen speedrunning?

Also Eee Eeeee Eeeeeeee - Eeeeeeeeee is definitely Parama
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on July 18, 2018, 08:24:44 AM
N
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Cyril on July 18, 2018, 08:36:55 AM
it's time to D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Elite on July 18, 2018, 12:15:20 PM
PARTY ROCK IS IN THE HOOOUUUUUSSSEEE TONIIIIIGHT


???: __e ____n ________ - _n_e_e____
???: ___nd Ne_ - ___
???: __________ D____de_ - D___n_n_
???: E_ D_______e - __e______
???: _____ - _e__n_____ ____e_ __e __d_ __
???: _e ___e ____ ____e - __e_e_ __ __e ___
???: ___ - _d____ _n __e __e_n
???: _____ __e_d___e - _____n_

Guessed letters: E, N, D

Six Roaming Owls Official Fanclub President waits 3
MP.com Refugee waits 2
I sympathize, with a cockroach .....and a cockroach waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Cyril on July 18, 2018, 01:04:10 PM
Structural Disorder sent by TAC

Don't remember all the song names tho but it's not the best one

I also see Brand New, it's one of the numbers songs off the latest album
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Train of Naught on July 18, 2018, 01:54:07 PM
why the hell do i have to wait a turn :omg:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Elite on July 18, 2018, 03:26:59 PM
why the hell do i have to wait a turn :omg:

:eek

Mistake!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: TAC on July 18, 2018, 03:31:36 PM
Structural Disorder sent by TAC

Don't remember all the song names tho but it's not the best one

I know you liked Nine Lies, but based off my last song, I thought Drowning would resonate more. Plus, I actually like it better.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Elite on July 18, 2018, 03:34:17 PM
???: __e ____n ________ - _n_e_e____
???: Brand New - ___ ("one of the numbers songs off the latest album" - Parama)
TAC: Structural Disorder - Drowning
???: E_ D_______e - __e______
???: _____ - _e__n_____ ____e_ __e __d_ __
???: _e ___e ____ ____e - __e_e_ __ __e ___
???: ___ - _d____ _n __e __e_n
???: _____ __e_d___e - _____n_

Guessed letters: E, N, D

Six Roaming Owls Official Fanclub President waits 3
MP.com Refugee waits 2
E-Guesser waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: TAC on July 18, 2018, 03:34:42 PM
T
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Cyril on July 18, 2018, 03:36:50 PM
Hey I have no way of knowing which yet  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Elite on July 18, 2018, 03:39:03 PM
Hey I have no way of knowing which yet  :corn

what do you mean? TAC spoilt what he sent himself :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Elite on July 18, 2018, 04:01:56 PM
WHAT IF GOD WAS ONE OF US!?

???: T_e ____n ___t___t - _nte_e____
???: Brand New - ___ ("one of the numbers songs off the latest album" - Parama)
TAC: Structural Disorder - Drowning
???: E_ D____t__e - _te______
???: _____ - Te__n_____ ____e_ T_e __d_ __
???: _e ___e ____ ____e - __e_e_ __ T_e ___
???: ___ - _d___t _n T_e __e_n
???: _____ __e_d___e - _____n_

Guessed letters: E, N, D, T

Just a decent, normal metal-head fellow waits 3
Six Roaming Owls Official Fanclub President waits 2
MP.com Refugee waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Cyril on July 18, 2018, 04:07:08 PM
No I meant the brand new song

Something looks like Adrift in the Ocean
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Train of Naught on July 18, 2018, 04:14:45 PM
If you guess either 3, 4, 5 or 7 you will know which one it is :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Cyril on July 18, 2018, 04:31:07 PM
I can't guess a letter or a number right now
It's the first one on the album I don't remember the song name tho & I guess train sent it :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on July 18, 2018, 07:47:02 PM
I don't think I've heard mention of the band that I sent on DTF before. Could be interesting ..... :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Sacul on July 18, 2018, 10:21:27 PM
I don't think I've heard mention of the band that I sent on DTF before. Could be interesting ..... :corn
Same here  :corn

H, let's make ENDTHIS
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Cyril on July 18, 2018, 11:15:40 PM
yeah nobody else on DTF really talks about my band either
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on July 18, 2018, 11:50:30 PM
I don't think I've heard mention of the band that I sent on DTF before. Could be interesting ..... :corn
Same here  :corn

H, let's make ENDTHIS
I'll play along...
Give me the I!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Cyril on July 19, 2018, 12:03:16 AM
gimme dat S
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Train of Naught on July 19, 2018, 02:25:25 AM
H
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Elite on July 19, 2018, 03:15:01 AM
H

Was already guessed!  :loser:

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I GOTTA FEELING! THAT TONIGHT'S GONNA BE A GOOD NIGHT

???: The H___n __st___t - _nte_e____
???: Brand New - ___ ("one of the numbers songs off the latest album" - Parama)
TAC: Structural Disorder - Drowning
???: E_ D___st__e - Ste______
???: ____s - Te_hn_____ _i__ed The _ids II
???: _e ___e ____ S___e - _ie_es __ The S__
???: ___ - Adrift in the Ocean
???: __s__ S_e_d___e - ____in_

Guessed letters: E, N, D, T, H, I, S

Six Roaming Owls Official Fanclub President waits 3
MP.com Refugee waits 2
Music elitist, stuff reader, video game addict waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Evermind on July 19, 2018, 03:19:45 AM
The Human Abstract - Antebellum
El Drugstore - Steakback
We Came From Space - Pieces of the Sky
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Evermind on July 19, 2018, 04:13:43 AM
Kyros - Technology Killed the Kids II
YOB - Adrift in the Ocean (thanks to Google)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Elite on July 19, 2018, 04:35:27 AM
And here’s Evermind yet again, spoiling hangmanen for everybody :lol

All of those are correct!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Evermind on July 19, 2018, 04:48:20 AM
I mean you guys had plenty of time to guess these. :lol And I mean, the letters say "end this" so I decided to try and end the hangmanen.

Seriously though, I've got to stop doing that.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Nekov on July 19, 2018, 06:13:29 AM
Is there 1 missing?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Evermind on July 19, 2018, 06:30:16 AM
Yep, the last one.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Bolsters on July 19, 2018, 07:03:22 AM
Cosmo Sheldrake - Hocking
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on July 19, 2018, 08:32:35 AM
I was planning on sending The Human Abstract next round.....

Parama sent El Drugstore
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Train of Naught on July 19, 2018, 08:41:58 AM
The only thing that kept me from sending Antebellum was that the person who sent them to me in my first roulette is also participating, and it was also with Antebellum. So guessing LordCost sent it? :lol

Some friends have recommended me YOB, but if it's anything like the stuff they usually recommend me I have no idea who could have sent this. Puppies?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Cyril on July 19, 2018, 08:52:47 AM
i tried listening to the latest YOB album and it bored me

doomy doom metal tends to do that
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: ariich on July 19, 2018, 10:29:55 AM
Jeez, how many of us considered sending THA and Antebellum specifically? :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Elite on July 19, 2018, 12:21:32 PM
Is there 1 missing?
Yep, the last one.
Cosmo Sheldrake - Hocking

Yay! That’s all of hangmanen solved. Good job, Evermind (with a lite help from some others).

I was planning on sending The Human Abstract next round.....

What a shame.... or is it? :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: LordCost on July 19, 2018, 12:26:13 PM
The only thing that kept me from sending Antebellum was that the person who sent them to me in my first roulette is also participating, and it was also with Antebellum. So guessing LordCost sent it? :lol

Some friends have recommended me YOB, but if it's anything like the stuff they usually recommend me I have no idea who could have sent this. Puppies?
I'm not confident on sending that song as I was in one of your roulettes some time ago, but I remember you liked it a lot. THA are not even among my favourite bands, you would have more reasons than me to send that song :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Elite on July 19, 2018, 02:34:56 PM
Jeez, how many of us considered sending THA and Antebellum specifically? :lol

Not me!

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PAPA WAS A ROLLING STOONEE

LordCost: The Human Abstract - Antebellum
???: Brand New - ___
TAC: Structural Disorder - Drowning
Parama: El Drugstore - Steakback
???: Kyros - Technology Killed The Kids II
???: We Came From Space - Pieces of the Sky
Puppies_on_Acid: YOB - Adrift in the Ocean
???: Cosmo Sheldrake - Hocking

Guessed letters: End This.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Elite on July 19, 2018, 02:41:02 PM
I've only been able to do 2 listens so far (one was before I even set up hangmanen and you guys finished the hangmanen within 24 hours :(

What other games can I create to make the waiting for results bearable? :D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Cyril on July 19, 2018, 02:46:53 PM
137?
451?

 :corn

and hangman hasn't finished in like the last few rounds I did tbh so I don't have this problem :P
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Train of Naught on July 19, 2018, 02:56:13 PM
Uhh guys you're all saying it's done but we are still missing 2 letters between Puppies and On and between On and Acid.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: TAC on July 19, 2018, 03:02:17 PM
What other games can I create to make the waiting for results bearable? :D

I know one. It's called the Results In Three Days game.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Elite on July 19, 2018, 03:13:16 PM
137?
451?

 :corn

Yes.

What other games can I create to make the waiting for results bearable? :D

I know one. It's called the Results In Three Days game.

Dang, that’s harsh! Okay, either sunday or monday it shall be :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: TAC on July 19, 2018, 03:13:47 PM
j/k ;D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on July 19, 2018, 06:44:08 PM
Jeez, how many of us considered sending THA and Antebellum specifically? :lol
I wouldn't have sent Antebellum. I never could get in to their newest album with the new vocalist. I would have sent something from Midheaven.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Sacul on July 19, 2018, 07:03:17 PM
Cosmo Sheldrake - Hocking
Nice, how did you get that one?  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Nekov on July 23, 2018, 08:02:23 AM
 :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Elite on July 24, 2018, 03:27:02 AM
So yeah, some first thoughts. Here's the Spotify Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/user/1150414537/playlist/2acWnvyYMO21iqCwUQr7O4?si=ExO51pnQTPupZajdhQlQlg)

This is probably going to be one of the toughest rounds to score yet and we might actually get some surprising outcomes, because this is also easily the weakest round yet. I will definitely need at least to more listens to properly rank these songs, so results will be postponed until tomorrow.

This song gets ruined by the singer's vocals, but it wasn't all that great to start with honestly.

So, this is quite alright, but I have a feeling I've heard this same thing before done better.

Same as #2, but at least this builds up a little and creates some tension towards the end.

Apart from the main melody in the first half being exceptionally dull, this song is seriously good in the second half.

This song demands way too much attention and is a little plodding, but somehow remains a fairly enjoyable listen.

Departing from the downer-commentary: this song is an amazing little musical party. Love it.

This stuff is cool and features some great musical ideas that fit extremely well within [band x]'s style.

Good build-up and some surprising twists and turns, which are usually hard to come by within the genre.

So, results are definitely going to be tomorrow, because I'm leaving for a long weekend away on Thursday. You can still send your songs and I might get a listen in before I return on Sunday, but stuff like hangmanen (and results, hence me posting them tomorrow) will have to wait.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Cyril on July 24, 2018, 09:32:48 AM
well mine's not the one with the comment about vocals, at least  :corn

This stuff is cool and features some great musical ideas that fit extremely well within [band x]'s style.

i'm feeling this one, i think
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: LordCost on July 24, 2018, 02:26:12 PM
Mine is not about the little musical party and I hope it's not the one about bad vocals. It maybe will be one of the generic or fairly good songs
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Elite on July 24, 2018, 03:53:40 PM
:corn :corn :corn

FIND OUT MORE, TOMORROW
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: TAC on July 24, 2018, 03:59:41 PM
If the comments are in the same order as the playlist, I'm eliminated.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 7 Hangnoose!
Post by: Elite on July 24, 2018, 11:52:34 PM
If the comments are in the same order as the playlist, I'm eliminated.

Ah! But are they?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Elite on July 25, 2018, 08:00:15 AM
Round 7 Results

So, is this the round where the top contenders slip and all the standings change suddenly? You know what the thing is with this elimination system? I probably haven’t figured it out completely yet. I thought if all participants would somehow score roughly even every round, it would create a lot of tension, as every song sent has to be good. As it turns out, there are a couple of players consistently scoring high, while others are scoring low and some of you are all over the place. Watching this round unfold was a little strange for me, because as you’ll see, some of the ‘better’ contenders sent some relative clunkers this round. As it turns out; I do not like eliminating anyone and have felt bad for doing so the previous two instances. This round was bound to see an elimination, and there definitely is one. Although it’s just one round less you’re playing, I’m genuinely sorry – and probably a bad host for creating rules I don’t fully stand behind.


5 Points

ariich
Kyros – Technology Killed the Kids II
Progressive Metal - from ‘Vox Humana’ (2016)


So, yeah.. This one didn’t work at all. While I get the idea of combining progressive-ish metal with electronic music, the execution here is what I found to be very poor. Contrary to the Novallo track you sent in Round 1, the riffs here aren’t interesting and the sounds feel very rushed and/or ‘plastic’ for lack of a better word. What ultimately killed it though, was the extremely annoying whiny voice of the lead singer. The band rehashing the same riff into oblivion didn’t help either and this became a chore to listen to.



4 Points

Nekov
We Came From Space – Pieces of the Sky
Progressive Rock - from ‘While You Were Away’ (2018)


You know what the problem is with the progressive rock genre in general? And I don’t mean to sound condescending, but I’m pretty sure I’ve said something like this before: there’s barely any ‘progression’ in this style of music anymore and this sounds like stuff I’ve heard before. No doubt that’s there’s good musicianship in here and the song does have its good moments indeed. The final build-up with the guitar leads under the repeated vocal lines is – of course – a cliché, but it works really well and gives the song some tension in the final minutes. In the end though, this song failed to excite me in any way, and I’ve felt the same about similar bands that try to re-create some ‘progressive rock’ archetype without actually bringing any new stuff to the table. So while this may not be a bad song, it’s going to be your final destination in my roulette. Like I said in the preamble; I don’t like eliminating anyone, but I set up the rules like I did and it’s the way it is. Thank you very much for playing though and props for sticking to your guns, even though they didn’t always hit the mark with me.



3 Points

Train of Naught
Brand New - 137
Alternative Rock - from ‘Science Fiction’ (2017)


This song is weird, because not a lot happens in the first half, but somehow that actually makes the second half that much more powerful. While I found the main vocal line to be pretty dull (I said ‘exceptionally’ in the snippet, but I feel that was slightly too harsh), it’s the build-up towards the end here that makes the song extremely powerful. I don’t know whether this is a typical song for this band, but I can recall listening to the ‘Devil & God’ album some years ago and not understanding what the fuss was about. If it’s this sort of stuff, but better, I might actually enjoy that one. I feel like with repeated listens this song might have ended up higher, but then again it really only has one melody it builds on, so there’s not a lot to it actually. Enjoyable, definitely, with an excellent ending.



Parama
El Drugstore - Steakback
Instrumental Freak Attack - from ‘Plague Ship’ (2013)


Here, have a different score than 0 or 2. So, I get why you like this indeed, as it sounds completely and utterly similar to East of the Wall, only.. without vocals. And it’s good, but I seriously feel like the vocals are missing, which is always a difficult thing with instrumental music. The lack of vocals gives the excellent riffing extra room to develop, except that I feel that the band tries to overcompensate for the lack of vocals by starting a new riff every half minute. This makes the song sound as if it has a lack of focus; the band doesn’t exactly know where it’s going and fills up every second with new material. Add to that the fact that most of the riffs are really that – riffs – and you’ve a metal riff showdown with barely any melodies in them. This is not a problem per se, but it didn’t really work all the time and actually sounds a little messy at times. Despite all of this; I did enjoy this a bunch, because while weirdly structured, the song sounds cohesive through use of the same guitar sounds and that pummelling bass guitar throughout. I liked this, but this was honestly my least favourite submission from you so far (which show how strong of a participant you have been this far).



2 Points

LordCost
The Human Abstract - Antebellum
Progressive Metalcore - from ‘Digital Veil’ (2011)


I received ‘Faust’ in my first (or second?) roulette and bashed the hell out of that one. I clearly wasn’t ready for progressive metalcore music, despite loving BTBAM’s ‘Colors’ (which is probably still an all-time top 25 album for me). But damn, this song is tasty. I like the guitar work, which is flashy, but seems to serve the song at all times. The vocals, alternating between clean and screamed – and even doubling them in some places – give the song extra flair but the highlight of this song for me was the chorus with the rhythmic guitars in the background, which took a little time to fully appreciate. In fact, this goes for the entire song. Having disliked ‘Faust’ before, upon receiving this song I was immediately biased, thinking I wouldn’t like this and guess what? My first listen proved me right; until I started listening more honestly and actually came to the conclusion that this actually really is fucking good.



Puppies_on_Acid
YOB – Adrift in the Ocean
Doom Metal - from ‘Atma’ (2011)


My first listen to this song had me thinking: ‘what the hell is Puppies thinking, sending me this?’. At over 13 minutes, this song took up almost a quarter of the entire playlist and having 6 minutes of instrumental noodling and build-up before the first vocals come in (at 06:04) means that as a listener I had to be patient. The first vocal is a growl, which is weird, since the growls don’t return any further in the song. In fact, all the other vocals are strangely nasal-sounding high vocals, a complete opposite of the heavy riffs underneath. Now, I had heard of YOB before, but never checked them out, because their albums consisting of mostly ridiculously long songs are pretty daunting to get into, but this song might have won me over. I’m very intrigued, because this is stuff I’ve never heard before. It’s heavy, but it’s also really hypnotic in a way that it takes ages to build up without having you lose interest. I guess this is not for everyone and you might have taken a great risk in sending this one, but I think it has payed off.



1 Point

TAC
Structural Disorder - Drowning
Progressive Metal - from ‘…and the Cage Crumbles in the Final Scene’ (2018)


What took you so long? Here’s TAC hitting the mark yet again for the second round in a row. This is some quality progressive metal here with surprising twists and turns. I like the musicianship on this track, with the band showing everything they’re capable of, from soft piano and low warm vocals, through a sing-along chorus with the singer going all out into the stratosphere to this extreme breakdown with growls that initially came out of nowhere, but found its reprise later in the song. The middle section of instrumental wankery is far better than I make it sound with those two words and actually help to elevate the song to higher levels, making the return to the growled section that much more logical. The song ending on a positive note with the chorus repeated and that happy melody, is another nice twist that made the song a very enjoyable listen. Between the album this sng came from winning a round in Parama’s roulette and me thoroughly enjoying this track, I think I have another album to check out!



0 Points

Sacul
Cosmo Sheldrake - Hocking
Alternative Rock - from ‘The Much Much How How and I’ (2018)


Why do the weird songs end up on top all the time? Again, I certainly didn’t think this would happen with my first of this particular song, because the first two minutes are, whilst a little strange, nothing out of the ordinary, but it’s the little musical party in the final minutes of the song where all instruments go completely crazy that have won me over. What a joy to listen to this is, wow! After my first listen, it actually became more clear how the song gradually buils up tension and has that ridiculously catchy motif in the beginning as well – the one that the entire ending is built on. Apart from the lyrics seemingly being nonsense, this song is probably one of the most ‘fun’ songs I’ve received in the entire roulette. Thanks!



Current Standings

Puppies_on_Acid: 1, 2, 0, 3, 3, 0, 2 (11)
Parama: 2, 0, 2, 2, 0, 2, 3 (11)
Train of Naught: 1, 3, 1, 3, 2, 3, 3 (16)
ariich: 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 5(16)
Sacul: 4, 5, 1, 0, 3, 4, 0 (17)
TAC: 4, 1, 4, 4, 4, 1, 1 (19)
LordCost: 0, 4, 5, 1, 4, 5, 2 (21)
Nekov: 3, 3, 3, 4, 1, 2, 4 (20)
Tomislav95: 3, 4, 3, 2, 5 (17)
Stadler: 5, 2, 4, 5 (16)


Final regular round is coming up. Both Parama and Puppies have no way of missing the EP Round and are mathematically ‘safe’. LordCost is mathematically eliminated for the EP Round, but is still eligible to send for Round 8. The other two places can go to any two of the remaining four candidates, depending on next round’s results.

As the rules in the OP state; only the top 4 contenders get to play in the final round, which will consist of you guys making an EP. Full EP rules will follow shortly, but in the OP are rough guidelines, if you plan on starting out already. 40 minutes tops, with a minimum of three different artists. The ‘three different artists’ rule excludes interludes/short intro tracks/etc.

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Send your Round 8 songs from now on. I’ll be going on holiday until Sunday in about 12 hours, so no hangmemes until Sunday or Monday, but I may be able to get a listen in here and there while I’m away.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Evermind on July 25, 2018, 08:37:35 AM
Good to see Tim isn't eliminated! Hopefully he will be eliminated in Parama's though. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Cyril on July 25, 2018, 09:11:44 AM
the structural disorder album is seriously good, yeah, drowning isn't even one of the better songs imo (but it's still good)

also hell yeah broke my streak  :metal

how is the EP round gonna be scored/do scores from previous rounds matter? i have to decide if it's worth bothering to even send something good or just send a meme song and see if it does well :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: TAC on July 25, 2018, 10:20:55 AM
Good to see Tim isn't eliminated! Hopefully he will be eliminated in Parama's though. :biggrin:

 :natalieportman:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: LordCost on July 25, 2018, 12:20:03 PM
I'm happy to be able to send one more song but... why Nekov is eliminated instead of me?  :huh:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Elite on July 25, 2018, 12:34:20 PM
Same thing as in earlier rounds; the scores get added in order from lowest to highest, meaning Nekov hit the 20 points mark ‘before’ you.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Cyril on July 25, 2018, 01:26:29 PM
how is the EP round gonna be scored/do scores from previous rounds matter? i have to decide if it's worth bothering to even send something good or just send a meme song and see if it does well :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Elite on July 25, 2018, 01:27:17 PM
the structural disorder album is seriously good, yeah, drowning isn't even one of the better songs imo (but it's still good)

also hell yeah broke my streak  :metal

how is the EP round gonna be scored/do scores from previous rounds matter? i have to decide if it's worth bothering to even send something good or just send a meme song and see if it does well :neverusethis:

Yeah, I'm gonna have to listgen to that one.

Regarding the EP; from the first post: "In the event that there are more than 4 people left at the end of Round 8, everybody but the top 4 players gets eliminated. This is to ensure that this elimination game does not continue indefinitely and to set a maximum amount of rounds before the final EP round. Existing scores at that point will not alter your chances of winning the EP round whatsoever; you merely have to ‘make it’ to the EP round in order to play in the finals."

I haven't actually figured out how to score the EPs, but the different songs will obviously count, as will 'flow', which is quite a terrible thing to judge. When creating this roulette format, I envisioned the final round to be a game of its own, so that's why existing scores won't matter. Also, I thought (as stated in the R7 Results post) the scores would be far closer to each other, thus rendering the few points difference between the top 4 contenders obsolete anyway.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Cyril on July 25, 2018, 01:42:22 PM
well, sorry for having too much good music apparently  :corn

Don't think I'll go with the meme one anyways even tho it's sufficiently weird & also pretty good but I'll decide tonight

And my EP is gonna be.... different
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: TAC on July 25, 2018, 03:00:16 PM
Sent. Hoping to make it through the 8 rounds. Maybe pull another 1 out of my ass.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Nekov on July 25, 2018, 03:01:33 PM
Welp, I kinda was expecting to be out so no real surprise here. Enjoy the rest of the roulette guys
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on July 25, 2018, 09:53:04 PM
Sent!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Elite on July 25, 2018, 11:28:31 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Cyril on July 26, 2018, 01:19:44 AM
sent another thing that's becoming a staple of my roulette entries  :corn

ep is in progress. as always i have managed to find a set of songs that goes well together and comes out to exactly 40 minutes with slight audio crossfade shenanigans. last place
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Train of Naught on July 26, 2018, 01:32:38 AM
Nah Brand New doesn't have much material that compares to the second half of 137, this is the standout on the album to me. I also love a lot of other songs on the album (this is one of my favourite albums of the past few years) but most of them border more on the melodic side that you mentioned, rather than a super intense one. I probably wouldn't have sent Brand New if I knew you didn't like Devil and God :lol but I'm glad you liked some of it, the ending really is great.

I'll try to send tomorrow, but I completely fell in love with 2 albums by bands I had never heard of before (probably because they're both debut albums from this year), and I'm hoping to digest them and pick the best possible entry from them since the standings are super close and it's pretty important that I send the best possible thing.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Cyril on July 26, 2018, 01:38:28 AM
the devil and god is better than science fiction in general tbh, but maybe it isn't your thing, dunno  :lol
limousine is  :heart
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Train of Naught on July 26, 2018, 01:44:47 AM
I think Devil and God still had some of that emo-side from Deja Entendu/Daisy that Science Fiction does not. So because of that I can see people preferring Science Fiction, but personally Devil and God is still my favourite even though not by as big of a margin as most.

Limousine will forever be their best song though, there's no way they can top that.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: ariich on July 26, 2018, 02:02:01 AM
Damn, didn't see that coming. Kyros is awesome and your opinion is terrible. :P
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Elite on July 26, 2018, 02:47:54 AM
There’s no rush in sending at all, I just landed in Romania and will be back home on sunday, so take all the time you need (until Sunday) to pick something to send.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Sacul on July 27, 2018, 01:13:23 AM
Hell yeah, that's one of my favorites songs of the year :2metal:. Album's pretty chill for the most part, it's a nice recent discovery, hope you like it.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Train of Naught on July 27, 2018, 01:19:22 AM
It's one of the most '"fun"' songs I heard
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Elite on July 27, 2018, 01:52:10 AM
It's one of the most '"fun"' songs I heard

 :millahhhh
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Elite on July 27, 2018, 05:20:59 AM
I already got four submissionns; three more to go (though no hangmemes until Sunday anyway. And probably no listens either.

I saw White Walls in a pub yesterday, and I’ll see Haken later today, as wel as Zeal & Ardor, Leprous and Steven Wilson tomorrow. On top of that, Romania is a lovely country so far :D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Train of Naught on July 27, 2018, 06:35:30 AM
I have to wait until somewhere in November till I get to see Zeal & Ardor :( :(
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Elite on July 27, 2018, 06:57:03 AM
I have no idea if it will be enjoyable live. I wasn’t overly impressed with Stranger Fruit to be honest.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Cyril on July 27, 2018, 09:39:34 AM
stranger fruit has a few really killer songs and a lot of filler imo
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: ariich on July 28, 2018, 02:48:08 PM
Sent.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Elite on July 28, 2018, 09:42:09 PM
Travelling back now, still missing two entries. I’ll reply to some of the PMs you guys sent regarding songs for Round 8 and EPs when I get back home this afternoon. In the meantime, if the few (2?, 3?) people who haven’t sent for Round 8 yet could do so, that would be great!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Cyril on July 28, 2018, 10:02:38 PM
i hope my EP gets rejected
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Train of Naught on July 29, 2018, 04:50:19 AM
I'll also make an EP, fuck it, no matter whether I make it through you're getting one from me :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Elite on July 29, 2018, 06:41:15 AM
i hope my EP gets rejected

not exactly, but check your PM regardless
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Elite on July 29, 2018, 11:41:05 AM
Hey, Sacul & LordCost.. I know I was away over the weekend, but surely 4 days ought to be enough time to send a song?

I'll start listening tomorrow afternoon (roughly 20 hours from now), so it would be nice to have them in by then. If not.. your loss :biggrin:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Cyril on July 29, 2018, 11:45:27 AM
your

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:neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: LordCost on July 29, 2018, 12:25:39 PM
I send soon, I forgot to do it this weekend
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Elite on July 29, 2018, 12:35:00 PM
your

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What is this?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Cyril on July 29, 2018, 12:38:47 PM
https://lmgtfy.com/?q=loss
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: ariich on July 29, 2018, 01:12:14 PM
https://lmgtfy.com/?q=loss
I only discovered that meme recently. While it's not necessarily the funniest (to me anyway, possibly just because it was a bit of a you-had-to-be-there thing), it's incredibly creative.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Elite on July 29, 2018, 01:13:04 PM
https://l

what the fuck is this, seriously, I don't get this at all :lol

(not the lmgtfy, but the actual 'loss' thing. I guess I don't spend enough time behind a computer to fully comprehend)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Cyril on July 29, 2018, 01:14:23 PM
it's an old meme
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Elite on July 29, 2018, 01:16:06 PM
what is a meme
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Train of Naught on July 29, 2018, 01:18:02 PM
It originated from an old cartoon that followed the exact same pattern in every comic (e.g. a bed or table as the bottom right line of the pattern), there isn't really anything to the joke/meme other than just recognizing this pattern in unrelated stuff, but that's what makes it all the more meta/stupid/ambiguous (any of those terms would be valid)

what is a meme
You cannot unlock this knowledge until you have spent x time behind the computer :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Elite on July 29, 2018, 01:27:39 PM
why does this exist? :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Cyril on July 29, 2018, 01:37:20 PM
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/XGAjLBmc3Cs/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R7 Results! Send Round 8
Post by: Sacul on July 29, 2018, 02:14:53 PM
lame comic about "gamers" that for one strip it went full shitty drama, and the internet's been mocking it ever since  :corn

also sent
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Elite on July 30, 2018, 04:59:00 AM
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Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Train of Naught on July 30, 2018, 06:00:36 AM
L
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: ariich on July 30, 2018, 06:07:50 AM
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Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Evermind on July 30, 2018, 06:30:12 AM
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Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Train of Naught on July 30, 2018, 07:16:54 AM
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Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: TAC on July 30, 2018, 07:21:08 AM
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Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: ariich on July 30, 2018, 07:45:10 AM
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Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Elite on July 30, 2018, 07:48:03 AM
:tup

I’ll update hangmanen when I get home!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: TAC on July 30, 2018, 07:57:43 AM
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Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Train of Naught on July 30, 2018, 08:00:09 AM
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Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on July 30, 2018, 08:34:19 AM
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Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Elite on July 30, 2018, 08:37:39 AM
Try guessing some things without 'DTF' first.

???: __e _l___ __ee_ - __e _o _e_er
???: _____ _____ _____ - ________ _____
???: S_r__le_ ___s - O_
???: __e _orl_ _s ___e_ _ere - __e ___r___: ________e
???: S_e__r_l Lore - _ R__er __ __e L___s o_ __ _______e _re__s___e
???: Lor - S_e__r__
???: _e___s_ell O_e__ - _ __ore _or __e Los_

alooss waits 3
LOS waits 2
Everloss waits 1

(and the next three letters have already been guessed, but will be added later) - no more letter guessing until I update hangmanen with guesses for artist/title and players
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on July 30, 2018, 08:45:30 AM
Spectral Lore
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Elite on July 30, 2018, 08:49:34 AM
Spectral Lore

(https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/smiley-wow-sign-stock-image-57408802.jpg)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Train of Naught on July 30, 2018, 08:56:46 AM
Spectrum Lor
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Elite on July 30, 2018, 10:12:41 AM
Jesus Christ, some of these get reidiculously easy to guess with all those letters:

???: T_e _l___ __ee_ - __e to _e_er
???: D___d _____ _____ - ________ _____
???: S_r_tle_ ___s - O_
???: T_e _orld _s ___et _ere - T_e ___r__t: _______te
???: Spectral Lore - _ R_der __ t_e L__ds of __ __f___te Dre__s___e
???: Lor - Spectrum
???: De_t_s_ell O_e__ - _ __ore for t_e Lost

Guessed letters: LOSER DTF

Puppies_on_Loss waits 3
Train of Loss waits 2
LOS waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on July 30, 2018, 10:22:23 AM
Deathspell Omega - A Chore for the Lost
oh my  :lol

The World is Quiet Here

David Maxim Micic - Mbinguni Amina
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Train of Naught on July 30, 2018, 10:51:10 AM
The Black Queen - Ice to Never

Oooh I think I have listened to that, is that the electronic Greg Puciato side project?

The World is Quiet Here
The Karazunimupatu: Namaste?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Evermind on July 30, 2018, 10:53:12 AM
The Black Queen - Ice to Never

The World is Quiet Here
The Karazunimupatu: Namaste?

The Construct: Badtaste
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Elite on July 30, 2018, 10:59:57 AM
Deathspell Omega - A Chore for the Lost
oh my  :lol

The World is Quiet Here

David Maxim Micic - Mbinguni Amina
The Black Queen - Ice to Never

These are right



The World is Quiet Here
The Karazunimupatu: Namaste?
The Construct: Badtaste

These are not



Oooh I think I have listened to that, is that the electronic Greg Puciato side project?

I don't know
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Train of Naught on July 30, 2018, 11:01:45 AM
Let me rephrase that now that I have used Spotify and Google:  That is the electronic Greg Puciato side project..!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on July 30, 2018, 11:02:16 AM
give me dat A
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Elite on July 30, 2018, 11:08:41 AM
Boy, hangmanen's almost over!

???: The Black Queen - Ice to Never
???: David Maxim Micic - Mbinguni Anima
???: S_ratle_ _a_s - O_
???: The World is Quiet Here - T_e _a_ra_t: __a___ate
???: Spectral Lore - A R_der __ t_e La_ds of a_ __f___te Drea_s_a_e
???: Lor - Spectrum
???: Deathspell Omega - A Chore for the Lost

Guessed letters: DTF a loser

Paramaloss waits 3
Puppies_on_Loss waits 2
Train of Loss waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: LordCost on July 30, 2018, 11:25:26 AM
Kingshmegland should guess a letter and become King of Loss.
Give an M
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Evermind on July 30, 2018, 11:41:50 AM
I don't remember exact song title but it's something like A Rider in the Lands of an Infinite Dreamscape because I remember guessing it in some other roulette.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: TAC on July 30, 2018, 12:05:33 PM
Kingshmegland should guess a letter and become King of Loss.


Oh, he already is.  ;D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on July 30, 2018, 12:42:09 PM
Dacul sent David Maxim Micic
Puppies sent Deathspell
TAC sent Lore
I sent Spectral Lor obv

dunno about the rest
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Elite on July 30, 2018, 01:20:41 PM
:corn

???: The Black Queen - Ice to Never
???: David Maxim Micic - Mbinguni Anima
???: S_ratle_ _a_s - O_
???: The World is Quiet Here - T_e _a_ra_t: __a__mate
Parama: Spectral Lore - A Rider in the Lands of an Infinite Dreamscape
TAC: Lör - Spectrum
Puppies_on_Acid: Deathspell Omega - A Chore for the Lost

Guessed letters: FART MODELS

LordLoss waits 3
Paramaloss waits 2
Puppies_on_Loss waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: LordCost on July 30, 2018, 02:00:06 PM
So..
Ariich sent David Maxim Micic
Dacul sent The Black Queen
Train sent the World Is Quiet Here
I sent the two letter song
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Sacul on July 30, 2018, 04:11:18 PM
Let me rephrase that now that I have used Spotify and Google:  That is the electronic Greg Puciato side project..!
Indeed! Killer album :2metal:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Elite on July 30, 2018, 04:28:25 PM
So..
Ariich sent David Maxim Micic
Dacul sent The Black Queen
Train sent the World Is Quiet Here
I sent the two letter song

Bam, we have a winner!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on July 30, 2018, 08:22:18 PM
Deathspell Omega - A Chore for the Lost
oh my  :lol

I went for a challenging song. I have nothing to lose really.  :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on July 30, 2018, 08:47:05 PM
yeah fair

i was considering this one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfghA7Iia_w

but i figured i'd rather send the long, weird song i actually really love, instead of the stupidly weird one that i only kinda really love
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: ariich on August 02, 2018, 12:16:56 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/y7soERo.gif?1)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on August 02, 2018, 12:23:18 PM
i'm sitting over here with my  :corn because i don't actually care about the results of this round & my EP is already in so i'm basically already free

though i agree, let ariich start his roulette
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Elite on August 02, 2018, 12:33:18 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/y7soERo.gif?1)

Now that's a face I haven't seen in a while!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: ariich on August 02, 2018, 03:32:14 PM
though i agree, let ariich start his roulette
That too. :P

But right this minute I'm more interested in whether I'm in the final, scraping as I am currently in 4th place...
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Elite on August 03, 2018, 06:21:25 AM
I understand! This round is quite a lot to take in. Despite there being less people, the playlist is almost an hour long with 5 out of 7 people sending 8-minute + songs. Also this round appears to be heavier than all preceding rounds (but that might be due to a couple of you guys sending some ridiculous stuff.. you know who you are). I'll do my best to get the results up soon, but since I started listening last Tuesday, I think it will be next Tuesday at the earliest.

I'm sure people wouldn't mind you starting your roulette ahead of that though!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: ariich on August 03, 2018, 06:33:52 AM
Snippets soon maybe?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Train of Naught on August 03, 2018, 07:04:26 AM
Just give those that didn't send 8+ minute songs bonus points for not wasting your time

(but that might be due to a couple of you guys sending some ridiculous stuff.. you know who you are)
:corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on August 03, 2018, 11:06:30 AM
hey spectral lore isn't any heavier than stuff i've sent you already
but i mean i've sent a lot of heavy stuff in general
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 05, 2018, 03:48:52 PM
My EP is almost finished. Still have a few tweaks to make in Audacity to get it under the time limit. Listening back to it, I think Parama may like this more than Elite...
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on August 05, 2018, 03:58:44 PM
more music for me? hell yeah  :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Elite on August 06, 2018, 01:33:14 PM
Just in case anyone is interested, here's the Spotify Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/user/1150414537/playlist/3M10DmIODtznXmIJV5i7Ti?si=AD6ZAMkiRCKxQGEGWbU5yg) for this round (missing one song that's unavailable on Spotify, coincidentally the only unguessed song in hangmemeloss).

Snippets:

Less songs in a round doesn't exactly mean that it's going to be easier to score. Lots of you guys sent long songs and there's some quite intricate stuff in here as well. Like I said in a previous post, this may be the heaviest round yet, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything other than that.

This is quite amazing really, and not at all what I expected.

This initially sounds like a worse version of [band X] and lacks any and all originality, until it comes by, but then it's too late.

There was surprisingly much in this track below the surface, and it's far more melodic than the overall sound suggests.

Yeah, this does nothing for me.

Why? I mean, I can handle stuff like Captain Beefheart and Mr. Bungle without any problems, but this is just silly.

This sounds like a slightly worse version of [band X], but that's a ridiculously high standard anyway. This song is great in its own regard.

The contrast between the first and second half almost seems too much, which makes the song sound like an inferior version of [song that's better]. Aside from that, the production is severely dragging this one down.



Results on wednesday, around 40-42 hours from now. Promise! :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Cyril on August 06, 2018, 01:47:26 PM
Mine is probably the last one because of the comment on the production  :lol

But it doesn't matter what I score so ohwell  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: ariich on August 06, 2018, 02:10:12 PM
Pretty sure mine isn't any of the three that make comparisons to other bands. Unless you know some pretty weird bands.

So the only potential negative one is "Yeah, this does nothing for me." I hope it's not that.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: Train of Naught on August 06, 2018, 03:51:11 PM
Mine is probably a slightly worse version of band X, I'll take that, I love band X.

Couldve been the one about the contrast, but its mostly between the first three quarters and laat quarter and not 50/50, so it's impossible
 
If it's the lacking originality until it comes by one I will be a  :sadpanda:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: R8 Loss / Hangman!
Post by: LordCost on August 06, 2018, 04:14:03 PM
I really hope that my snippet is the second to last, with the obvious Band X comparison.
It could be the last one too since O_ is clearly divided in two parts, and I would also imagine which is the similar better song you are referring to. If the sound quality of the YouTube video is not enough for you there is also a band camp page for the album with that song.
The song I sent is weird but it's also serious and the comparison with Mr. Bungle would not be very appropriate.
The third one should be of a really heavy track and it's not mine for sure.

So the last one is probably mine, but I still hope for second to last or to the first one, even if I'm mathematically out
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Elite on August 08, 2018, 05:41:59 AM
Round 8 Results

Something unexpected happened.

5 Points

Sacul
The Black Queen – Ice to Never
Synthpop - from ‘Fever Daydream’ (2016)


When you mentioned in your PM that you have ‘nothing left to send me’ I was kind of dreading this song already. Surely someone with a pretty expansive music library must have something to send? But you have been some kind of oddball throughout the roulette, to be honest. Kind of throwing stuff at me to see if it sticks (and failing miserably in the first two rounds). I kind of got the idea that since you’re always late in sending, you just hastily choose whatever you’re listening to at that moment (trust me – I know the feeling of pushing myself to send stuff as well).

Anyway, this song is your last stop in this roulette and I’m sorry to not have you end on a high note, because this just fell flat on me. That’s not to say it wasn’t enjoyable or good, because it frankly is, but there’s just nothing more to it. Yes, I’ve had parts of it stuck in my head, but at the same time I just don’t care for this song enough to want to listen to it again. The next song, while I didn’t really enjoy that one, was a challenging and interesting listen at least. This is just .. background noise that’s pleasant enough not to turn off, but not engaging enough to actually listen to. Sorry man, but thanks for some of the stuff you did send this roulette!



4 Points

LordCost
Spratley Japs - Oh
Psychedelic / Experimental - from ‘Pony’ (1998)


Honestly, this sounds like a demo version of ‘Dirty Boy’ by Cardiacs and that’s also where this song fails to interest me. The first half is barely audible and the second half goes on for too long. It might have been my mood over the past week, but I could not get into this, even though I wanted to, because I absolutely adore the Cardiacs stuff I’ve heard so far (THANK YOU).The production on this song was also less than great (yes, I have tried other means than Youtube, which indeed sounded the shittiest). Especially the second half suffers from this. All in all, this wasn’t exactly bad, but it didn’t touch me either.

Sorry for the relatively short write-up. Like Sacul, I’m sorry to not have you leave on a high note, but I thank you very much for playing regardlessly! Stick around for the conclusion if you like, of course you can join in hangmanen and other shenanigans :)



3 Points

Train of Naught
The World is Quiet Here – The Vagrant: Inanimate
Meshuggah Rip-Off - from ‘Prologue’ (2018)


Eh, this is pretty bad. Is it Meshuggah I hear? Or is the vocalist imitating Randy Blythe? Really, this song doesn’t give the band an identity of its own, except for the last quarter of the song which is this really weird and completely random swing metal that comes out of nowhere after the djentshredfest that precedes it. While slightly enjoyable anyway, what really hurts this song is the lack of identity and the similarity to other stuff I’ve heard before. Is the rest of the album interesting enough to listen to?



Puppies_on_Acid
Deathspell Omega – A Chore for the Lost
F’d Up Black / Death Metal - from ‘FAS – Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum’ (2007)


Honestly, I’m intrigued, but at the same time this is barely listenable. I made the comparison to both Captain Beefheart and Mr. Bungle in the snippets, not because the music is similar, because it’s not, but because it’s of an even higher degree of unlistenability (is that a word? It is now). I honestly don’t know how to rate this properly, because on one hand what these guys are doing is phenomenal and musically extremely complex. On the other hand though, it’s as if the band tries to hide all the intricacies under a layer of heaviness, blast beats and growls, which is a shame in some way, because some of it gets lost. The structure of this song is also demanding (the first time the blast beats enter after that long pause is quite frightening indeed) and all the dissonances make that harder. I actually really like the last 3 minutes of the song where it gets a little more melodic and the microtonal-sounding riffs in the minute or so before that are very original. Despite not really wanting to return to this, I’m still intrigued a lot – kind of when I first got into growls – but repelled at the same time. This is a good thing, because it did manage to move me in some way.

By the way, is this black or death metal? I’ve seen it being called black metal all over the internet, but it sounds more like death metal to me (mainly because of growls instead of shrieks, lower tuned riffs and pretty good production). Where does one draw the line?



2 Points

Parama
Spectral Lore – A Rider in the Lands of an Infinite Dreamscape
Atmospheric Black Metal - from ‘III’ (2012)


Parama’s self-proclaimed favourite black metal song ever is quite a relentless beast in terms of intensity, but one that shows a lot of underlying melody if you’re willing to look for it. This is quite a rewarding song, despite having no idea what it’s about (lyrics are either growled, screamed and/or buried deep in the mix). The uplifting quality of the music make you feel victorious at the end of the song; it has nothing of the inherent sombre atmosphere a lot of black metal tends to have (in my experience, that is). Again, a song that’s almost 13 minutes long manages to score highly, because it’s interesting, diverse and – to me – refreshing.



1 Point

ariich
David Maxim Micic – Mbinguni Amina
Progressive Metal - from ‘Bilo 2.0’ (2012)


After Sacul sent me ‘Where is Now’ in a roulette once, I never bothered to listen to David Maxim Micic’s other stuff, despite being a guitarist and reading about him doing lots of interesting stuff. It simply couldn’t really bother me. I think I’ve seen him live with Organized Chaos as well, though I would have no idea what this guy would look like. I remember this ridiculously talented singer though, and I read later in a review that this was actually a classically trained opera-singer. For some reason the band didn’t interest me that much live, but that had to do with weird stage antics mostly and the music not appealing that much to me back then. I never bothered to look back.

Enter ‘Mbinguni Amina’ – David Maxim Micic, we meet again. Oh, and it’s not only you, but also Vladimir Lalic – who is indeed the same classically trained opera singer in Organized Chaos. What a coincidence! (Which as it turns out, is absolutely not true). Sorry for thinking you were a woman in the first part of the song – I should have recognised that a man can sing stuff like that as well, but it’s just highly unusual to hear this type of singing in metal. ‘Where Is Now’ didn’t interest me. I found it disjointed and unfocused. This song is the opposite. What a fantastically glorious composition this is. I’m probably very late at jumping on the David Maxim Micic bandwagon, but I was sad to find he does not sell any physical copies of his music. Perhaps I should check out Organized Chaos once again. Thank you, ariich, for sending the right osng at the right moment. Loved it.



0 Points

TAC
Lör - Spectrum
Progressive / Epic Folk Metal - from ‘In Forgotten Sleep’ (2017)


So, this is like a worse version of Wilderun, but since that is a ridiculously high standard, ‘worse’ doesn’t mean ‘bad’ at all in this case, for this is an outstanding song. Seriously, this might be one of the best tracks I received in the entire roulette. I love how it’s melodic, how it goes completely over the top at the end, and how it doesn’t seem to take itself completely serious, but then again does at the same time. The main melody is ridiculously catchy and the way it’s woven throughout the entire song makes for a very cohesive listen. The chorus is grand – in an ‘epic’ sort of way and the growls, while initially out of place, totally make sense when you listen to the music in the background. The guitar solo is nice and the buildup to the last over-the-top chorus is great, hilarious, epic and :metal all at the same time. Wow, this was awesome, thanks!



Current Standings

Parama: 2, 0, 2, 2, 0, 2, 3, 2 (13)
Puppies_on_Acid: 1, 2, 0, 3, 3, 0, 2, 3 (14)
ariich: 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 5, 1 (17)
TAC: 4, 1, 4, 4, 4, 1, 1, 0 (19)
Train of Naught: 1, 3, 1, 3, 2, 3, 3, 3 (19)

Sacul: 4, 5, 1, 0, 3, 4, 0, 5 (22)
LordCost: 0, 4, 5, 1, 4, 5, 2, 4 (25)
Nekov: 3, 3, 3, 4, 1, 2, 4 (20)
Tomislav95: 3, 4, 3, 2, 5 (17)
Stadler: 5, 2, 4, 5 (16)


This was not intended, really. There was supposed to be a clear cut top four, so that I would have 4 EPs in the final round, but my scoring system screwed up big-time here.

Parama and Puppies are through, that much is (was already) certain. ariich delivered amazingly in the last round and is through, based on his total score. Now, TAC completely redeemed himself over the last few rounds and actually gave me one of the best songs in the entire roulette and based on scores alone, he’s through to the next round, edging out Train who, admittedly, delivered a rather shitty song this round, but still has the same score as TAC.

I’m torn on what to do now, because Train has scored quite consistently throughout the roulette, so I’m tempted to let him have a go at the EP Round as well (thus forfeiting my ‘only 4 people get through’ rule). This means 5 people in the last round – which also means that it might take a while to deliver results. Thanks for all the music so far!

Later this week: reviews of some albums I purchased thanks to this roulette. I’m 11 albums down already; this roulette is costing me :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Elite on August 08, 2018, 05:42:49 AM
THE EP ROUND

Rules:
- 3 different artists at least, all with at least a ‘full’ song (no interlude / short intro tracks)
- “Devin Townsend” & “The Devin Townsend Project” are NOT two different artists (as an example). I trust your judgment on this.
- a maximum of 40 minutes of music, no minimum required
- all artists previously sent this roulette are banned
- if a song or artist somehow ends up on more than one EP, that’s completely fine
- I reserve the right to reject any EP if I know a song / artist on it and you’ll have to resend
- deliver me your EP in the form of a playlist on Spotify, or by sending me .mp3-file(s) of your songs / personal mash-up/mix
- you must give your EP a title

Scoring:
- the EP will be scored as a whole. I might rank individual songs for the lulz in the end, but I *will not* do some crazy scoring system where I review every single song separately
- this means flow of your EP and consistency is very important. I will listen to all EPs front-to-back, no exceptions; no individual tracks
- there will be one EP I will like best – and that one is going to win the roulette, so that might mean the EP that contains my favourite song of the round isn’t necessarily winning. In the write-ups I’ll do for each EP, I will explain why I did or did not like the stuff on it, to actually keep it transparent as well
- I want something to keep coming back to and enjoy as a whole, not necessarily a collection of songs hastily thrown together

Since I want to give everyone a fair chance at creating something, you’ll have until Saturday evening
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Train of Naught on August 08, 2018, 05:56:19 AM
Is it Meshuggah I hear? Or is the vocalist imitating Randy Blythe?
This sounds way more like a description of Hibakusha than anything :lol they are basically Meshuggah + Lamb of God and nothing else at all.

The album is amazing, it just hit my top 3 of the year behind Automata II (I haven't combined them in my rankings yet because the way they're in my RYM list they rank individually) and Sonder. There's not as much of the swing metal stuff on the rest of the album (ariich can confirm as he's currently listening to it for his roulette) but the metal is more akin to A Sense of Gravity and the heavy sections of Native Construct, not sure how familiar you are with those 2 though? IMO any fan of the more drama/theatrical side of progmetal should check out this album, but based on your write-up I'm not so sure. :lol

Glad I scraped through to the final round since I'm almost done with my EP anyway, I'll give it some more thought the coming few days, partially based on the results of this whole round!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: ariich on August 08, 2018, 06:39:30 AM
Yessssssssssssssss! Glad you liked it so much, I thought you probably would, but was doubting myself after my weaker performance in the last couple of rounds.

On another note, I'd say yeah let both TAC and Train into the final, and if it takes longer, it takes longer. As you know I've started my own roulette now, so you won't be holding anything up.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 08, 2018, 08:11:26 AM
That's about what I expected for Deathspell Omega. That album as a whole took a very long time for me to piece together and really enjoy. I kept trying for the reasons you outlined in your review. There was just something so intriguing about it. Admittedly a roulette probably wasn't the best place to introduce someone to DsO, but like I said earlier, I had nothing to lose. Their Paracletus album may be easier to digest and a better starting point, if you are willing to dig in to them more.

On another note, I had my EP all finished, but based on your DsO review I may table it for now and see if I can pull something else together. I'll have to ponder it a bit after I get off work.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Elite on August 08, 2018, 09:25:26 AM
Well, you have until Saturday to deliver your EP before I start listening anyway. I have 1 in already, but I've had that one for 1,5 weeks. There's no hurry, but I would like to get them sort-of on time. You know, just in case you need to swap songs or anything.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Cyril on August 08, 2018, 09:29:40 AM
i'd send my EP, but  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: TAC on August 08, 2018, 09:46:17 AM
Bam! Outta nowhere to make the EP Round. I have nothing prepared since I figured there was no way in hell I’d make it.  :lol

I’ll work on it tonight.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Sacul on August 08, 2018, 10:43:05 AM
tbf sent that black queen track since it had some pretty compelling and complex rhythms plus synthpop is cool so why not :lol

well it was fun, hope i got you to checkout some interesting albums in the end :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: LordCost on August 08, 2018, 12:50:45 PM
I sent Oh since you are already familiar with Cardiacs and I can't be accused of cheating since I was already out before this round. I did not even obtained a good score in any case  :lol.
At least I have let you remember of this side project. Spratley Japs, Tim Smith solo album and The Sea Nymphs are worth to check out once you have finished with Cardiacs discography (don't miss The Special Garage Concerts too).

The song is not at all a good choice for a roulette, but you liked The Duck and Roger The Horse which was even more risky.
It's my favourite from the Pony album. I get that it tries to evoke the same feelings of Dirty Boy, and that song is better, but Oh it's interesting too. I like how the second part recalls the barely audible melody of the first part. The worst thing about this song is that I can't hear it if I'm on a train or other noisy places.

Vine is a fun song from Pony you can check out, I read about people that tries to figure out the time signature of the ending of that song, but I don't know much about music theory. Oceansize have also done a Spratley Japs cover of the song Fear, you can find it on YouTube.


You didn't like most of the songs I sent, but I went with rather weird choices most of the times. I will follow the EP round :metal.

Deathspell Omega song sound interesting from the write up, I'll try to listen to it.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Cyril on August 08, 2018, 01:47:17 PM
I feel like I'm probably gonna get 5th place with the EP I sent but I made it out of some of my favorite songs and I love it so idc but I hope Elite would like it too.

Otherwise he has no soul
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Elite on August 08, 2018, 01:55:40 PM
So far you’ve won but that’s also because I have no other submissions yet
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Cyril on August 08, 2018, 02:30:14 PM
 :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Elite on August 08, 2018, 03:02:42 PM
tbf sent that black queen track since it had some pretty compelling and complex rhythms plus synthpop is cool so why not :lol

well it was fun, hope i got you to checkout some interesting albums in the end :)

Yes!

At least I have let you remember of this side project. Spratley Japs, Tim Smith solo album and The Sea Nymphs are worth to check out once you have finished with Cardiacs discography (don't miss The Special Garage Concerts too).

Vine is a fun song from Pony you can check out, I read about people that tries to figure out the time signature of the ending of that song, but I don't know much about music theory. Oceansize have also done a Spratley Japs cover of the song Fear, you can find it on YouTube.

Thanks for all the suggestions! I'm seriously hooked on 'Sing to God' by Cardiacs (and I haven't even touched Disc 2, apart from Dirty Boy, which I think is amazing. I'll get around all their stuff at some point, but this Tim Smith dude surely is interesting. I felt a little bad giving Oh the second lowest score this round, because I can hear it deserves better than that. That said, you never topped your Round 1 submission and I think honestly nobody did, though the Indukti song and Lör from last round come very close I think. Out of the roulette albums I bought (and listened to so far), the Cardiacs one has been the most fun so far (and the Twelve Foot Ninja album I got as well - spoiler for the album review thing).
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Cyril on August 08, 2018, 03:12:31 PM
Have you bought any albums from my submissions yet  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: TAC on August 08, 2018, 03:16:29 PM
Elite...PM's man!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Elite on August 08, 2018, 03:18:37 PM
Got it!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: LordCost on August 08, 2018, 03:27:04 PM
I didn't send Vangough this time, I usually send them in roulettes, but I thought maybe you have already listened to them and not been impressed. I've got no other bands I regret I had not sent.

Disc 1 is better to me, even if Dirty Boy, Odd Even, Flap Off You Beak and Founding are great songs.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: TAC on August 08, 2018, 06:57:32 PM
Did something I never thought I would do...Sent an EP in this roulette.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 08, 2018, 07:29:22 PM
I went ahead and sent what I originally made......consequences be damned... :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Cyril on August 08, 2018, 07:37:20 PM
looking forward to your parama EP  :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Elite on August 09, 2018, 01:14:08 AM
:metal

everything submitted so far is fine :) I like the write-ups you guys did with the EP, shows that you took some time to put it together. I appreciate that!  ;D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Elite on August 09, 2018, 03:48:42 AM
Right, so here's the full list of albums I have bought so far thanks to this roulette. In between all the new music both in this roulette and outside of it, I have yet to listen to some of these. Albums I've listened to already are denoted with a (*). I'll try to post some thoughts on the albums as a whole as well!

Kaddisfly - Set Sail the Prairie (*)
Cardiacs - Sing to God (* - but only Disc 1)
Cardiacs - On Land and in the Sea
Indukti - Idmen (*)
Twelve Foot Ninja - Outlier (*)
Cryptodira - The Devil's Despair (*)
Algiers - The Underside of Power (*)
Dissona - Paleopneumatic
Lör - In Forgotten Sleep
Aenaon - Hypnosophy
Structural Disorder - ...and the Cage Crumbles in the Final Scene
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: ariich on August 09, 2018, 06:11:37 AM
If you want to get some David Maxim Micic, BiLo 2.0 (which the song I sent is from) is his best IMO as it's quirky and dynamic and generally really fun.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Elite on August 09, 2018, 06:41:55 AM
Yeah, I will check that one out further. I mentioned in the write-up that I looked for it online, but it’s only available in digital.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Elite on August 09, 2018, 06:47:23 AM
By the way; you guys are quick! Got all EPs, except from Rich. You still don’t have to hurry, but I might just start listening tomorrow if I have everything, because why not
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: TAC on August 09, 2018, 06:48:35 AM
:metal

everything submitted so far is fine :) I like the write-ups you guys did with the EP, shows that you took some time to put it together. I appreciate that!  ;D

 :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Cyril on August 09, 2018, 09:23:42 AM
3 albums on that list from me and then 4 more i know & like quite a bit, aww yeah  :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 09, 2018, 05:46:20 PM
3 albums on that list from me and then 4 more i know & like quite a bit, aww yeah  :metal
And none of mine  :sadpanda: :sadpanda: :sadpanda: I thought you loved me Elite!!!  :'(
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Elite on August 10, 2018, 01:50:18 AM
3 albums on that list from me and then 4 more i know & like quite a bit, aww yeah  :metal
And none of mine  :sadpanda: :sadpanda: :sadpanda: I thought you loved me Elite!!!  :'(

don't give me the sad treatment :'(

I'll have to look into some stuff you sent first before I decide on purchasing them! :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 10, 2018, 08:36:43 AM
3 albums on that list from me and then 4 more i know & like quite a bit, aww yeah  :metal
And none of mine  :sadpanda: :sadpanda: :sadpanda: I thought you loved me Elite!!!  :'(

don't give me the sad treatment :'(

I'll have to look into some stuff you sent first before I decide on purchasing them! :)
It's cool, I'm just being overly dramatic.  :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Elite on August 10, 2018, 02:20:49 PM
hangmanen will be amazing this round!

... if ariich sends his EP as well :biggrin:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Cyril on August 10, 2018, 02:47:39 PM
rich, send rich your rich EP
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: ariich on August 10, 2018, 03:22:18 PM
rich, send rich your rich EP
That's a bit rich.

Just finishing up some cross-fading etc. to get the flow right, sending imminently.

Edit: Shit, turns out one of the bands I was including is on the banned list, and I swear they weren't when I first compiled my list of potential bands.

Anyway I'll need to start again, and I'm away at a wedding tomorrow, so it'll need to be Sunday if that's OK Rich?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Elite on August 10, 2018, 04:07:02 PM
I might listen to it anyway, because it looks like a fun EP, but yeah.. The Ocean is definitely a banned band (Pelagial is actually a top 50 album; see my latest album top 50 (https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=46598.0)) - and sorry if this messes up the rest of your EP, but one of the EP rules states 'all artists previously sent this roulette are banned', so that's one more song not eligible right now.

Sunday will be fine, though I might listen to one or two EPs already tomorrow. I'll catch up with yours later. And hangmanen will have to wait a while as well. Have fun at the wedding! :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Cyril on August 10, 2018, 04:31:59 PM
Yeah there was an artist I absolutely would've put on my EP if someone hadn't sent them earlier

And I had to swap out my closer for a (admittedly better) song that didn't quite fit with my EP as well but whatever it still flows pretty good & feels stylistically cohesive regardless

I mean I made Julia Holter and Vektor work on the same EP that one time so
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 10, 2018, 05:00:13 PM

I mean I made Julia Holter and Vektor work on the same EP that one time so
This sounds like a challenge. I think the next EP round I'm involved in, I'm going to try to make songs that, no one in a million years would think to put together, work together.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Cyril on August 10, 2018, 05:12:47 PM
Train ended up hating julia holter anyways so it was kinda pointless but I got a good flow score :P

I'm wondering if my next roulette shouldn't just be three EP rounds and done, maybe if I wanna run a fairly quick one, I didn't get to run any EP round last roulette anyways
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 10, 2018, 05:35:23 PM
An EP roulette would be cool.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Cyril on August 10, 2018, 05:47:53 PM
There would be like a week between each results and the next round starting because putting together an EP usually takes a while (if it's good, anyways  :corn)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Train of Naught on August 10, 2018, 06:27:38 PM
Train ended up hating julia holter anyways so it was kinda pointless but I got a good flow score :P
Yeah I don't remember it very well but the distaste for Juliar Holter definitely had everything to do with it being a Julia Holter song and nothing with flow

Yeah there was an artist I absolutely would've put on my EP if someone hadn't sent them earlier
Same, Gentle Giant!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: LordCost on August 11, 2018, 02:27:24 AM
Train ended up hating julia holter anyways so it was kinda pointless but I got a good flow score :P
Yeah I don't remember it very well but the distaste for Juliar Holter definitely had everything to do with it being a Julia Holter song and nothing with flow

Yeah there was an artist I absolutely would've put on my EP if someone hadn't sent them earlier
Same, Gentle Giant!
Really?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Elite on August 11, 2018, 02:52:21 AM
No, Train is just being an asshole. Train of Naughty
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Elite on August 12, 2018, 06:20:35 AM
I have all EPs. Epic EP Round Hangmanen will be ep tonight!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Cyril on August 12, 2018, 10:33:33 AM
i'm gonna ask for your largest D today
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: ariich on August 12, 2018, 10:41:36 AM
i'm gonna ask for your largest D today
ALL THE D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: Round 8 Results!
Post by: Cyril on August 12, 2018, 10:52:54 AM
so ready to lose the roulette with my EP submission after being in first most of the roulette  :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 13, 2018, 01:27:55 AM
So, here's insanity hangmemes. To make it last a little longer (and to have more fun solving it (I HOPE), I divided it into two parts. All the songs sent in the EP Round are in here, as are the EP titles. Once a song has been linked to the corresponding player, I will group them together and by the time the titles get guessed as well, we start to see the full picture.

You can only guess one letter at a time, and you *have* to mention whether your letter is for the top half or the bottom half of hangmanen. If you don't specifically mention that it's for the bottom half, I'll assume it's for the top half.

Happy hangmanen hunting:

???: ________ - _____ __ ___ _____
???: ___. - __ ____
???: __________ - _____
???: ___ _______ - ____
???: ___________ - ___ ________
???: ________ _______ - _________
???: ___________ - ___ ___________
???: __ - ___ ________ _____
???: ________ ________ - _______
???: ____ ____ - _____ _____
???: ________ - ___
???: __ - ________ __ _ _____ ________
???: ________ - ______ ______
???: ________ - ___ _____ ______ ________
???: ____ _______ - ____ _____
???: _________ - ______'_ ____, __. _

---

???: ___ __________ ___ - ___ ________ __ _______
???: __ - _____ _______ ___ _________
???: _________ - ___ ____ ____
???: ________ - _______
???: ________ - _________ _
???: __ ________ _______ - _______ __ ___ _____ ______
???: __ - ______: _________
???: ______ ___ _______ - ______ ________
???: ________ - _____ _________
???: ____ _______ - _________ ___ ____
???: _ ______ __ _____ - ______ ____ _______
???: _________ - ______ ______
???: ___________ - ____ _ ____
???: _________ - ___ _____
???: __ - _ _____ ________
???: _________ - _______ __ ___ _____ ___

Guessed letters (top): n/a
Guessed letters (bottom): n/a

nobody waits 3
nobody waits 2
nobody waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Bolsters on August 13, 2018, 01:37:43 AM
Bottom B.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 13, 2018, 01:37:51 AM
bottom D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 13, 2018, 01:40:28 AM
Update:

???: ________ - _____ __ ___ _____
???: ___. - __ ____
???: __________ - _____
???: ___ _______ - ____
???: ___________ - ___ ________
???: ________ _______ - _________
???: ___________ - ___ ___________
???: __ - ___ ________ _____
???: ________ ________ - _______
???: ____ ____ - _____ _____
???: ________ - ___
???: __ - ________ __ _ _____ ________
???: ________ - ______ ______
???: ________ - ___ _____ ______ ________
???: ____ _______ - ____ _____
???: _________ - ______'_ ____, __. _

---

???: ___ __________ ___ - ___ ________ __ B______
???: __ - B___d B______ __d _________
???: _________ - ___ ____ ____
???: _____b__ - _______
???: B_______ - _________ _
???: __ ________ _______ - _______ __ ___ B____ ____d_
???: __ - D_____: ________d
???: _____d __d ___b___ - ______ ________
???: ________ - _____ D________
???: ____ _______ - B________ ___ D___
???: _ ______ __ _____ - ______ ____ _______
???: D________ - ______ _____d
???: ___________ - ____ _ ___d
???: _________ - ___ _____
???: __ - _ _____ _______d
???: _________ - ___d___ __ ___ D____ ___

Guessed letters (top): n/a
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D

Parama waits 3
Bolsters waits 2
nobody waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 13, 2018, 02:10:42 AM
I'll have the top D.

All the top D.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 13, 2018, 02:37:43 AM
Of course!

Update:

???: ________ - _____ __ ___ _____
???: ___. - __ ____
???: __________ - _____
???: ___ _______ - ____
???: ___________ - ___ ________
???: ________ _______ - _________
???: ___________ - ___ ___________
???: __ - ___ ________ _____
???: ______d_ ________ - _______
???: ____ ____ - _____ _____
???: ________ - ___
???: __ - ________ __ _ D____ ________
???: _______d - ______ ______
???: D__d____ - ___ _____ __d___ ________
???: ____ _______ - ____ _____
???: _________ - ______'_ ____, __. _

---

???: ___ __________ ___ - ___ ________ __ B______
???: __ - B___d B______ __d _________
???: _________ - ___ ____ ____
???: _____b__ - _______
???: B_______ - _________ _
???: __ ________ _______ - _______ __ ___ B____ ____d_
???: __ - D_____: ________d
???: _____d __d ___b___ - ______ ________
???: ________ - _____ D________
???: ____ _______ - B________ ___ D___
???: _ ______ __ _____ - ______ ____ _______
???: D________ - ______ _____d
???: ___________ - ____ _ ___d
???: _________ - ___ _____
???: __ - _ _____ _______d
???: _________ - ___d___ __ ___ D____ ___

Guessed letters (top): D
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D

ariich waits 3
Parama waits 2
Bolsters waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Train of Naught on August 13, 2018, 02:46:59 AM
I didn't know Lo! had so many songs!

Bottom T

EDIT: Oh those 2 letter thingies are all (EP) followed by the title, gotcha
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Sacul on August 13, 2018, 03:04:56 AM
top E, let's make D E S P A C I T O  ;D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 13, 2018, 04:04:29 AM
EDIT: Oh those 2 letter thingies are all (EP) followed by the title, gotcha

That's correct :tup

top E, let's make D E S P A C I T O  ;D

Now why would you want to do that?

---

Updated:

???: ________ - ___e_ __ __e _____
???: fun. - _e ____
???: __________ - ___e_
???: __e ____e__ - ___e
???: ____e_____e - __e E_____e_
???: ________ _______ - ____e____
???: ____e_____e - __e ___e______e
???: EP - __e _______e E___e
???: ______de _e______ - E_e____
???: Bent Knee - Being Human
???: _e______ - ___
???: EP - E_e_____ __ _ D____ ____e__e
???: _______d - ______ ____e_
???: Daedalus - __e _e_e_ E_d___ ________
???: ____ _______ - ____ ___e_
???: _________ - ____e_'_ ___e, __. _

---

???: T__ T___t___t_ ___ - T__ ________ __ B______
???: EP - B___d B______ __d _t_______
???: _____t___ - T__ ____ ____
???: _____b__ - ___t___
???: B_t_____ - ___t_____ _
???: __ ________ _______ - _______ t_ t__ B____ ____d_
???: EP - D__t__: ______t_d
???: _____d __d ___b___ - __t___ ________
???: ________ - _____ D____t___
???: ____ T______ - B________ t__ D___
???: _ _____t __ _t___ - ___t__ ____ _____t_
???: D__t_____ - ______ _____d
???: __t________ - ____ _ ___d
???: _________ - T__ _____
???: EP - _ _____ _______d
???: _________ - ___d___ __ t__ D____ ___

Guessed letters (top): D, E
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D, T

Sacul waits 3
Train of Naught waits 2
ariich waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Evermind on August 13, 2018, 04:46:04 AM
Top: Bent Knee - Being Human
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Bolsters on August 13, 2018, 05:06:26 AM
Top: fun., Daedalus
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 13, 2018, 05:28:07 AM
All correct! Added them to the hangmanen post above.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 13, 2018, 08:42:48 AM
Bottom S
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Evermind on August 13, 2018, 09:10:48 AM
Top R
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 13, 2018, 09:35:03 AM
give me the middle A :neverusethis:
or top A, whatever
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 13, 2018, 12:31:06 PM
Bottom S
Top R

:tup

give me the middle A :neverusethis:
or top A, whatever

Okay :orly:
I added the top one as well

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???: A__r____ - __re_ __ __e __a__
???: fun. - _e _a__
???: ______rr__ - ___ea
???: __e A___er_ - _a_e
???: ____er__a_e - __e E_a___er
???: ________ _a___r_ - A_a_e____
???: ____er__a_e - __e ___er__a__e
???: EP1 - __e __r____e E___e
???: ______de Ae__r___ - E_er_a_
???: Bent Knee - Being Human
???: _e_r__ar - ___
???: EP2 - E_er____ __ a D____ ____er_e
???: A__a___d - _ar___ __a_e_
???: Daedalus - __e _e_er E_d___ ________
???: R___ ___a___ - A__a _a_er
???: _________ - ____er'_ _a_e, __. _

-A-

???: T__ T___t___t_ S__ - T__ ______s_ _s B______
???: EP3 - B___d B______ __d St_______
???: ____st__s - T__ ____ ____
???: _____b__ - ___t___
???: B_t_s___ - ___t_____ _
???: __ ________ _______ - _______ t_ t__ B____ ____d_
???: EP4 - D__t_s: ____s_t_d
???: _____d __d ___b___ - __t___ S_______
???: _______s - _____ D____t___
???: ____ T___ss_ - B________ t__ D___
???: _ ____st __ St__s - ___t_s S___ _____t_
???: D_st____s - ______ _____d
???: __t___s____ - ____ _ ___d
???: _____s___ - T__ _____
???: EP5 - _ S____ _______d
???: __s______ - S__d__s __ t__ D____ S__

Guessed letters (top): D, E, R, A
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D, T, S

Parama waits 3
Evermind waits 2
Puppies_on_Acid waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: LordCost on August 13, 2018, 12:36:41 PM
The Thirteenth Sun
Alkaloid?
Batushka?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Evermind on August 13, 2018, 12:39:23 PM
Quote
EP2 - E_er____ __ a D____ ____er_e

I'm really curious about this EP title now.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 13, 2018, 12:43:54 PM
The Thirteenth Sun
Alkaloid?
Batushka?

All are :tup

Quote
EP2 - E_er____ __ a D____ ____er_e

I'm really curious about this EP title now.

:lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 13, 2018, 12:50:05 PM
I realized just now my EP title doesn't make sense anymore because I had to replace the song the EP's title came from

Oh well  :corn

I see Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater
A different song from them was on one of the drafts for my EP but that's definitely the best one from the new album so good on you

Thirteenth Sun song is The Universe is Burning
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 13, 2018, 01:14:09 PM
???: A__r____ - __re_ __ __e __a__
???: fun. - _e _a__
???: ______rr__ - ___ea
???: __e A___er_ - _a_e
???: ____er__a_e - __e E_a___er
???: ________ _a___r_ - A_a_e____
???: ____er__a_e - __e ___er__a__e
???: EP1 - __e __r____e E___e
???: ______de Ae__r___ - E_er_a_
???: Bent Knee - Being Human
???: _e_r__ar - ___
???: EP2 - E_er____ __ a D____ ____er_e
???: Alkaloid - _ar___ __a_e_
???: Daedalus - __e _e_er E_d___ ________
???: Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater
???: _________ - ____er'_ _a_e, __. _

-A-

???: The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning
???: EP3 - B___d B______ __d St_______
???: ____st__s - T__ ____ ____
???: _____b__ - ___t___
???: Batushka - ___t_____ _
???: __ ________ _______ - _______ t_ t__ B____ ____d_
???: EP4 - D__t_s: ____s_t_d
???: _____d __d ___b___ - __t___ S_______
???: _______s - _____ D____t___
???: ____ T___ss_ - B________ t__ D___
???: _ ____st __ St__s - ___t_s S___ _____t_
???: D_st____s - ______ _____d
???: __t___s____ - ____ _ ___d
???: _____s___ - T__ _____
???: EP5 - _ S____ _______d
???: __s______ - S__d__s __ t__ D____ S__

Guessed letters (top): D, E, R, A
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D, T, S

Parama waits 3
Evermind waits 2
Puppies_on_Acid waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 13, 2018, 09:15:52 PM
Quote
EP2 - E_er____ __ a D____ ____er_e

I'm really curious about this EP title now.
I think it says Evermind is a Drunk  :huh:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 13, 2018, 10:12:09 PM
rolo tomassi is train
alkaloid is puppies, song is Carbon Phrases
fun. is obviously me
the thirteenth sun could be ariich
Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark is also there actually, again train
A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta is TAC
the last song in the top half is something Pt. 1 or 2 or whatever
very last song is Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: TAC on August 13, 2018, 10:25:49 PM
C...top and bottom.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 13, 2018, 10:31:50 PM

very last song is Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun
Wish I had thought of that song. That's a good one.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 14, 2018, 01:54:40 AM
Quote
EP2 - E_er____ __ a D____ ____er_e

I'm really curious about this EP title now.
I think it says Evermind is a Drunk  :huh:

That would have been funny

rolo tomassi is train
alkaloid is puppies, song is Carbon Phrases
fun. is obviously me
the thirteenth sun could be ariich
Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark is also there actually, again train
A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta is TAC
the last song in the top half is something Pt. 1 or 2 or whatever
very last song is Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun

yes
no, yes
is it?
could be
it is indeed
yes
that's a stretch
it is

C...top and bottom.

One choice only, so you're getting top

---

Updated:

???: A__r____ - __re_ __ __e C_a__
Parama: fun. - _e Ca__
???: ______rr__ - ___ea
???: __e A___er_ - _a_e
???: ____er_ca_e - __e E_a___er
???: ________ _ac__r_ - A_a_e____
???: ____er_ca_e - __e ___er__a_ce
???: EP1 - __e __r____e E___e
???: ______de Ae__r___ - E_er_a_
???: Bent Knee - Being Human
???: _e_r__ar - ___
???: EP2 - E_er____ __ a D____ ____er_e
???: Alkaloid - Carbon Phrases
???: Daedalus - __e _e_er E_d___ ________
Train: Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater
???: _________ - ____er'_ _a_e, Pt. _

-A-

???: The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning
???: EP3 - B___d B______ __d St_______
???: ____st__s - T__ ____ ____
???: _____b__ - ___t___
???: Batushka - ___t_____ _
???: __ ________ _______ - _______ t_ t__ B____ ____d_
???: EP4 - D__t_s: ____s_t_d
???: _____d __d ___b___ - __t___ S_______
???: _______s - _____ D____t___
Train: Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark
TAC: A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta
???: D_st____s - ______ _____d
???: __t___s____ - ____ _ ___d
???: _____s___ - T__ _____
???: EP5 - _ S____ _______d
???: Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun


Guessed letters (top): D, E, R, A, C
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D, T, S

TAC waits 3
Parama waits 2
Evermind waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 14, 2018, 07:58:07 AM
I'll take the Bottom H! :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 14, 2018, 09:31:36 AM
Bottom H to bring life into hangmanen:

???: A__r____ - __re_ __ __e C_a__
Parama: fun. - _e Ca__
???: ______rr__ - ___ea
???: __e A___er_ - _a_e
???: ____er_ca_e - __e E_a___er
???: ________ _ac__r_ - A_a_e____
???: ____er_ca_e - __e ___er__a_ce
???: EP1 - __e __r____e E___e
???: ______de Ae__r___ - E_er_a_
???: Bent Knee - Being Human
???: _e_r__ar - ___
???: EP2 - E_er____ __ a D____ ____er_e
???: Alkaloid - Carbon Phrases
???: Daedalus - __e _e_er E_d___ ________
Train: Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater
???: _________ - ____er'_ _a_e, Pt. _

-A-

???: The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning
???: EP3 - B___d B______ __d St_______
???: ____st__s - Th_ ____ ____
???: _____b__ - ___th__
???: Batushka - ___t_____ _
???: __ _h______ _______ - _______ t_ th_ B____ ____d_
???: EP4 - D__ths: ____s_t_d
???: __h__d __d ___b___ - __th__ S_______
???: _____h_s - _____ D____t___
Train: Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark
TAC: A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta
???: D_st____s - H_____ _____d
???: __th__s____ - ____ _ ___d
???: _____s___ - Th_ _____
???: EP5 - _ S____ _______d
???: Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun

Guessed letters (top): D, E, R, A, C
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D, T, S, H

Puppies waits 3
TAC waits 2
Parama waits 1

by the way, at some point I'm going to move the guessed songs (with sender guessed as well) to either the top or the bottom for clarity
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 14, 2018, 09:32:48 AM
Nice quotefail
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 14, 2018, 09:34:09 AM
Nice quotefail

:facepalm:

damn, that was silly. it's good now!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: TAC on August 14, 2018, 09:36:44 AM
Is the first word in EP4 Deaths?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 14, 2018, 09:37:17 AM
It is not :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: TAC on August 14, 2018, 09:38:18 AM
OK..T on top.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 14, 2018, 09:41:24 AM
TAC waits 2

No

:(
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: TAC on August 14, 2018, 09:42:26 AM
Well, at this pace, that amounts to one guess PER DAY!! :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 14, 2018, 09:42:42 AM
i can't guess either but so few people are guessing that the waiting rule is gonna kill this  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Evermind on August 14, 2018, 09:44:52 AM
Top M
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 14, 2018, 09:46:05 AM
Yeah

I mean, I didn't want hangmanen to be solved in three hours with this many bands (which is why I split it up in two parts), but if no letters are guessed we're not going to get far either.

Hey, I might guess a letter myself in a couple of hours if nobody else does :biggrin:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: TAC on August 14, 2018, 09:46:32 AM
My wife is out shopping, so I've had a chance gets some online time this morning. But then it'll be back to resuming our vacation, and I won't be back for like 12 hours!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 14, 2018, 09:49:53 AM
A on bottom.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 14, 2018, 09:50:54 AM
top O tbh
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: TAC on August 14, 2018, 09:53:16 AM
top O tbh

Hey, that's four letters!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 14, 2018, 09:54:36 AM
I would be able to guess some of these songs now :corn
We're getting somewhere!

???: Amor____ - __re_ o_ __e Coa__
Parama: fun. - _e Ca_m
???: Moo__orro_ - __mea
???: __e A___er_ - _a_e
???: ____er_ca_e - __e E_am__er
???: __o_____ _ac_or_ - A_a_e____
???: ____er_ca_e - __e ___er__a_ce
???: EP1 - __e __r____e E___e
???: _o____de Ae__r___ - E_er_a_
???: Bent Knee - Being Human
???: _e_r__ar - _o_
???: EP2 - E_er____ __ a D____ ____er_e
???: Alkaloid - Carbon Phrases
???: Daedalus - __e _e_er E_d___ ______o_
Train: Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater
???: ___om___m - ____er'_ _a_e, Pt. _

-A-

???: The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning
???: EP3 - B___d B______ a_d St__a____
???: A___st__s - Th_ _a__ ____
???: _____b__ - A_atha_
???: Batushka - ___t____a _
???: __ _h____a_ ___a___ - _______ t_ th_ B_a__ _a_ad_
???: EP4 - D__ths: ____s_t_d
???: __h__d a_d _a_b__a - __th__ S_______
???: A____h_s - _____ D____t___
Train: Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark
TAC: A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta
???: D_sta___s - H_____ _____d
???: __th__s_a__ - ___a _ ___d
???: ___a_s___ - Th_ __a__
???: EP5 - A S____ ___a___d
???: Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun

Guessed letters (top): D, E, R, A, C, M, O
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D, T, S, H, A

Parama waits 3
ariich waits 2
Evermind waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Bolsters on August 14, 2018, 09:59:04 AM
Bottom I

Edit: Amorphis...not banned?
Moonsorrow
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: TAC on August 14, 2018, 09:59:26 AM
Amorphis-Pyres On The Coast
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 14, 2018, 01:40:33 PM
Edit: Amorphis...not banned?
Moonsorrow

I've only ever heard Skyforger and that was years ago, so no, they're not banned.

Amorphis-Pyres On The Coast

:tup

---

Updated hangmanen:

???: Amorphis - Pyres on the Coast
Parama: fun. - _e Ca_m
???: Moonsorrow - __mea
???: __e A___er_ - _a_e
???: ____er_ca_e - __e E_am__er
???: __o_____ _ac_or_ - A_a_e____
???: ____er_ca_e - __e ___er__a_ce
???: EP1 - __e __r____e E___e
???: _o____de Ae__r___ - E_er_a_
???: Bent Knee - Being Human
???: _e_r__ar - _o_
???: EP2 - E_er____ __ a D____ ____er_e
???: Alkaloid - Carbon Phrases
???: Daedalus - __e _e_er E_d___ ______o_
Train: Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater
???: ___om___m - ____er'_ _a_e, Pt. _

-A-

???: The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning
???: EP3 - B___d B_i_i__ a_d St__a_i__
???: A___st__s - Th_ _a__ ____
???: _____b__ - A_atha_
???: Batushka - ___t__i_a I
???: __ _h__i_a_ ___a___ - _______ t_ th_ B_a__ _a_ad_
???: EP4 - D__ths: ___isit_d
???: __h__d a_d _a_b_ia - __th__ S____i__
???: A____his - _____ Di___ti__
Train: Rolo Tomassi - Balancing th_ Dark
TAC: A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta
???: Dista___s - H_____ _____d
???: _ith__s_a__ - _i_a I __id
???: ___a_si__ - Th_ __a__
???: EP5 - A S____ ___a___d
???: Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun

Guessed letters (top): D, E, R, A, C, M, O
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D, T, S, H, A, I

Bolsters waits 3
Parama waits 2
ariich waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 14, 2018, 01:46:07 PM
Distances
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 14, 2018, 03:23:42 PM
Probably, looks like it. I honestly don't know without the titles in front of me :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 14, 2018, 03:25:41 PM
There's another Amorphis song also in the bottom half

Alkaloid is prob train then? Batushka could be train too

Moonsorrow is puppies
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 14, 2018, 03:28:19 PM
I know all of that to be correct without having to check, so :tup
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 14, 2018, 08:04:21 PM
Wait, Parama sent a fun. song? I never understood the love for that band. My wife (Mrs. Puppies) likes them too....I just don't get it.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 14, 2018, 08:15:11 PM
their second album (the one that got popular) mostly sucks but their first album is great
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 14, 2018, 08:20:07 PM
That's literally what my wife just told me...  :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 14, 2018, 08:24:55 PM
puppies, i am your wife :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 14, 2018, 08:36:07 PM
Uh oh, the secret is out   :o
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Bolsters on August 14, 2018, 10:51:43 PM
Top: Thoughts Factory - Awakening

Bottom: Amorphis again, - Wrong Direction
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: TAC on August 14, 2018, 10:58:59 PM
Top: Witherscape-The Examiner (Evermind)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 14, 2018, 11:04:03 PM
Thoughts Factory is TAC
Evermind has not been in this roulette at any point  :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: TAC on August 14, 2018, 11:04:49 PM
I'm on vacation. I don't even know who else is in the finals. :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 14, 2018, 11:06:38 PM
 :rollin
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 14, 2018, 11:18:22 PM
I'm on vacation. I don't even know who else is in the finals. :lol

well, you aren't in the finals  :tup
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: TAC on August 14, 2018, 11:25:48 PM
Oh no..that's not right. Elite said I could send an EP.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: TAC on August 14, 2018, 11:42:12 PM
Coheed and Cambria-Mother Superior
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 14, 2018, 11:43:33 PM
Evermind has not been in this roulette at any point  :lol

:rollin :rollin

All guesses are correct! I’ll update the hangman in a bit :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: TAC on August 14, 2018, 11:44:59 PM
Evermind has not been in this roulette at any point  :lol

:rollin :rollin

Sure, make fun of the old man. I'm old enough to be all of your fathers. :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 14, 2018, 11:46:28 PM
Coheed and Cambria-Mother Superior
Wait a minute! Coheed isn't banned?!?!?  :eek :censored

Evermind has not been in this roulette at any point  :lol
Except me.  :|

:rollin :rollin

Sure, make fun of the old man. I'm old enough to be all of your fathers. :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 15, 2018, 01:03:39 AM
Guessed Songs:

TAC:
1. Thoughts Factory - Awakening
3. A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta

Train of Naught:
3. Alkaloid - Carbon Phrases
4. Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark
5. Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater

???: Amorphis - Pyres on the Coast
???: Witherscape - The Examiner
???: Bent Knee - Being Human
???: The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning
???: Coheed and Cambria - Mother Superior
???: Amorphis - Wrong Direction
???: Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun

---

(Partly) unguessed / hangmanen:

Parama: fun. - _e Ca_m
Puppies: Moonsorrow - __mea
???: __e A___er_ - _a_e
???: ____er_ca_e - __e ___er__a_ce
???: EP1 - __e __r____e E___e
???: _o____de Ae__r___ - E_er_a_
???: _e_r__ar - _o_
???: EP2 - E_er____ __ a D____ ____er_e
???: Daedalus - __e _e_er E_d___ ______o_
???: ___om___m - ____er'_ _a_e, Pt. _

-A-

???: EP3 - B___d B_i_i__ a_d St__a_i__
???: A___st__s - Th_ _a__ ____
???: _____b__ - A_atha_
Train: Batushka - ___t__i_a I
???: My Chemical Romance - _______ t_ th_ B_a__ _a_ad_
???: EP4 - Depths: Revisited
???: Distances - H_____ _____d
???: _ith__s_a__ - _i_a I __id
???: ___a_si__ - Th_ __a__
???: EP5 - A S____ ___a___d
???: Dyssidia - A_ Abs___t_ S____a___

Guessed letters (top): D, E, R, A, C, M, O
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D, T, S, H, A, I

Bolsters waits 3
Parama waits 2
ariich waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 15, 2018, 01:24:13 AM
Dissidia :neverusethis:
the moonsorrow song isn't off the album i have so i can't be bothered to look it up atm
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 15, 2018, 01:27:36 AM
I'll fill in Dyssidia for you in the hangmanen above
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Bolsters on August 15, 2018, 01:29:13 AM
Bottom: My Chemical Romance

Is EP4 Deaths: Revisited?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 15, 2018, 01:29:50 AM
Bottom: My Chemical Romance

Correct :tup
added to the hangman above

Bottom: My Chemical Romance

Is EP4 Deaths: Revisited?

Not 'Deaths', but 'Revisited' is right
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Bolsters on August 15, 2018, 01:30:46 AM
Is EP4 Deaths: Revisited?
Doesn't fit but Depths does.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 15, 2018, 01:30:59 AM
Depths it is!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 15, 2018, 01:35:02 AM
Batushka song is Yekteniya 1

i only know this bcuz it's the one train sent me and i went back and checked my roulette thread to find it
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 15, 2018, 12:58:17 PM
Guessed Songs:

TAC:
1. Thoughts Factory - Awakening
3. A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta

Train of Naught:
1. Batushka - Yekteniya I
3. Alkaloid - Carbon Phrases
4. Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark
5. Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater

???: Amorphis - Pyres on the Coast
???: Witherscape - The Examiner
???: Bent Knee - Being Human
???: The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning
???: Coheed and Cambria - Mother Superior
???: Amorphis - Wrong Direction
???: Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun

---

(Partly) unguessed / hangmanen:

Parama: fun. - _e Ca_m
Puppies: Moonsorrow - __mea
???: __e A___er_ - _a_e
???: ____er_ca_e - __e ___er__a_ce
???: EP1 - __e __r____e E___e
???: _o____de Ae__r___ - E_er_a_
???: _e_r__ar - _o_
???: EP2 - E_er____ __ a D____ ____er_e
???: Daedalus - __e _e_er E_d___ ______o_
???: ___om___m - ____er'_ _a_e, Pt. _

-A-

???: EP3 - B___d B_i_i__ a_d St__a_i__
???: A___st__s - Th_ _a__ ____
???: _____b__ - A_atha_
???: My Chemical Romance - _______ t_ th_ B_a__ _a_ad_
???: EP4 - Depths: Revisited
???: Distances - H_____ _____d
???: _ith__s_a__ - _i_a I __id
???: ___a_si__ - Th_ __a__
???: EP5 - A S____ ___a___d
???: Dyssidia - A_ Abs___t_ S____a___

Guessed letters (top): D, E, R, A, C, M, O
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D, T, S, H, A, I

Bolsters waits 3
Parama waits 2
ariich waits 1

---

Keep 'em coming, though it's starting to die out a little.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 15, 2018, 01:09:18 PM
I can't guess a letter.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Evermind on August 15, 2018, 01:16:11 PM
I mean there are two more Witherscape songs, The Inheritance and Vila I Frid.

Give me Top S
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 15, 2018, 01:25:15 PM
Guessed Songs:

TAC:
1. Thoughts Factory - Awakening
3. A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta

Train of Naught:
1. Batushka - Yekteniya I
3. Alkaloid - Carbon Phrases
4. Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark
5. Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater

???: Amorphis - Pyres on the Coast
???: Witherscape - The Examiner
???: Bent Knee - Being Human
???: The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning
???: Coheed and Cambria - Mother Superior
???: Amorphis - Wrong Direction
???: Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun
???: Witherscape - The Inheritance
???: Witherscape - Vila I Frid


---

(Partly) unguessed / hangmanen:

Parama: fun. - _e Ca_m
Puppies: Moonsorrow - __mea
???: __e A___er_ - _a_e
???: EP1 - __e S_r____e E___e
???: _o____de Ae__r__s - E_er_a_
???: _e_r__ar - So_
???: EP2 - E_er____ __ a D____ ____erse
???: Daedalus - __e _e_er E_d___ ____s_o_
???: __som___m - ____er's _a_e, Pt. _

-A-

???: EP3 - B___d B_i_i__ a_d St__a_i__
???: A___st__s - Th_ _a__ ____
???: _____b__ - A_atha_
???: My Chemical Romance - _______ t_ th_ B_a__ _a_ad_
???: EP4 - Depths: Revisited
???: Distances - H_____ _____d
???: ___a_si__ - Th_ __a__
???: EP5 - A S____ ___a___d
???: Dyssidia - A_ Abs___t_ S____a___

Guessed letters (top): D, E, R, A, C, M, O, S
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D, T, S, H, A, I

Evermind waits 3
Bolsters waits 2
Parama waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Evermind on August 15, 2018, 01:28:45 PM
Insomnium - Winter's Gate, Pt. whatever

Probably where the guy goes DAAAYS LOOONG GOOOOOOOOOONE because that's my favourite I think?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 15, 2018, 01:29:36 PM
‘Pt. whatever’ is wrong :neverusethis:

And I can’t recall that part either, but that doesn’t mean anything
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Evermind on August 15, 2018, 01:30:18 PM
‘Pt. whatever’ is wrong :neverusethis:

Did I nail it with the rest of the description?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 15, 2018, 01:30:40 PM
See my beautifully edited post
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Evermind on August 15, 2018, 01:31:28 PM
Well shit, that's like the most memorable part of the album for me. :lol That probably means it's another part then.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 15, 2018, 01:33:50 PM
I might not have been listening closely enough, but it’s a lot to take in, these EPs
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Evermind on August 15, 2018, 01:37:05 PM
It's this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg4eGc1LIMQ&feature=youtu.be&t=4m41s).
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 15, 2018, 01:42:31 PM
No, it’s not.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Evermind on August 15, 2018, 01:44:45 PM
Well damn, how about the one that's more mellow then? Say pt. 4?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 15, 2018, 01:48:09 PM
It is Pt. 4
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 15, 2018, 01:48:37 PM
I have literally no clue which part is which cause it's tracked as a single song on the CD
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 15, 2018, 02:32:22 PM
Elite let me have the top I
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 15, 2018, 02:41:47 PM
but I imposed these stupid rules that prevent you from guessing

but whatever, here it is:

---

Guessed Songs:

TAC:
1. Thoughts Factory - Awakening
3. A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta

Train of Naught:
1. Batushka - Yekteniya I
3. Alkaloid - Carbon Phrases
4. Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark
5. Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater

???: Amorphis - Pyres on the Coast
???: Witherscape - The Examiner
???: Bent Knee - Being Human
???: The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning
???: Coheed and Cambria - Mother Superior
???: Amorphis - Wrong Direction
???: Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun
???: Witherscape - The Inheritance
???: Witherscape - Vila I Frid
???: Insomnium - Winter's Gate, Pt. 4

---

(Partly) unguessed / hangmanen:

Parama: fun. - _e Ca_m
Puppies: Moonsorrow - _imeä
???: __e A___er_ - _a_e
???: EP1 - __e S_r____e E_i_e
???: _o_i__de Ae__r__s - E_er_a_
???: _e_r__ar - So_
???: EP2 - E_er_i__ i_ a D_i__ __i_erse
???: Daedalus - __e _e_er E_d___ I___s_o_

-A-

???: EP3 - B___d B_i_i__ a_d St__a_i__
???: A___st__s - Th_ _a__ ____
???: _____b__ - A_atha_
???: My Chemical Romance - _______ t_ th_ B_a__ _a_ad_
???: EP4 - Depths: Revisited
???: Distances - H_____ _____d
???: ___a_si__ - Th_ __a__
???: EP5 - A S____ ___a___d
???: Dyssidia - A_ Abs___t_ S____a___

Guessed letters (top): D, E, R, A, C, M, O, S, I
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D, T, S, H, A, I

Parama waits 3
Evermind waits 2
Bolsters waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 15, 2018, 02:48:41 PM
Welcome to the Black Parade
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 15, 2018, 02:50:18 PM
And let's go with a T on top.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 15, 2018, 02:53:06 PM
Lots of songs to be distributed to participants (and only one EP name guessed)

---

Guessed Songs:

TAC:
1. Thoughts Factory - Awakening
3. A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta

Train of Naught:
1. Batushka - Yekteniya I
3. Alkaloid - Carbon Phrases
4. Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark
5. Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater

???: Amorphis - Pyres on the Coast
???: Witherscape - The Examiner
???: Bent Knee - Being Human
???: The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning
???: Coheed and Cambria - Mother Superior
???: Amorphis - Wrong Direction
???: Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun
???: Witherscape - The Inheritance
???: Witherscape - Vila I Frid
???: Insomnium - Winter's Gate, Pt. 4
???: My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade

---

(Partly) unguessed / hangmanen:

Parama: fun. - _e Ca_m
Puppies: Moonsorrow - _imeä
???: T_e A_t_er_ - _a_e
???: EP1 - T_e Str____e E_ite
???: _o_it_de Aet_r__s - Eter_a_
???: _e_r__ar - So_
???: EP2 - Eter_it_ i_ a D_i__ __i_erse
???: Daedalus - t_e _e_er E_d___ I___s_o_

-A-

???: EP3 - B___d B_i_i__ a_d St__a_i__
???: A___st__s - Th_ _a__ ____
???: _____b__ - A_atha_
???: EP4 - Depths: Revisited
???: Distances - H_____ _____d
???: ___a_si__ - Th_ __a__
???: EP5 - A S____ ___a___d
???: Dyssidia - A_ Abs___t_ S____a___

Guessed letters (top): D, E, R, A, C, M, O, S, I, T
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D, T, S, H, A, I

ariich waits 3
Parama waits 2
Evermind waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 15, 2018, 02:54:35 PM
(and not a single EP name guessed)

---

???: EP4 - Depths: Revisited
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 15, 2018, 02:55:28 PM
yeah, I edited that (but too late apparently)

:lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 15, 2018, 02:55:36 PM
Ooh, The Antlers - Wake
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 15, 2018, 03:00:06 PM
Solitude Aeturnus - Eternal
Sol or Son

The ??? Elite
Eternity is a ???
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 15, 2018, 03:00:51 PM
EP1 - The ??? Elite
EP2 - Eternity in a ??? Universe
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 15, 2018, 03:02:29 PM
The Never Ending ???
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 15, 2018, 03:16:20 PM
Yes to all!

---

Guessed Songs:

TAC:
1. Thoughts Factory - Awakening
3. A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta

Train of Naught:
1. Batushka - Yekteniya I
3. Alkaloid - Carbon Phrases
4. Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark
5. Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater

???: Amorphis - Pyres on the Coast
???: Witherscape - The Examiner
???: Bent Knee - Being Human
???: The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning
???: Coheed and Cambria - Mother Superior
???: Amorphis - Wrong Direction
???: Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun
???: Witherscape - The Inheritance
???: Witherscape - Vila I Frid
???: Insomnium - Winter's Gate, Pt. 4
???: My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
???: The Antlers - Wake
???: Solitude Aeturnus - Eternal

---

(Partly) unguessed / hangmanen:

Parama: fun. - _e Ca_m
Puppies: Moonsorrow - _imeä
???: EP1 - The Str____e Elite
???: _e_r__ar - Sol
???: EP2 - Eternity in a D_i__ Universe
???: Daedalus - The Never Ending I___s_o_

-A-

???: EP3 - B___d B_i_i__ a_d St__a_i__
???: A___st__s - Th_ _a__ ____
???: _____b__ - A_atha_
???: EP4 - Depths: Revisited
???: Distances - H_____ _____d
???: ___a_si__ - Th_ __a__
???: EP5 - A S____ ___a___d
???: Dyssidia - A_ Abs___t_ S____a___

Guessed letters (top): D, E, R, A, C, M, O, S, I, T
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D, T, S, H, A, I

ariich waits 3
Parama waits 2
Evermind waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 15, 2018, 03:30:04 PM
The Never Ending ???
Illusion.

Sent by Parama on the basis that he sometimes part-guesses his own ones to throw people off.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 15, 2018, 03:58:41 PM
If y'all can't put together what kind of EP I sent based on the one song I self-guessed I can't help you :neverusethis:

Also nope

Moonsorrow song is Pimea
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 15, 2018, 09:30:19 PM
Give me the bottom R  :yarr
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 15, 2018, 09:33:33 PM
oh it's Eternity in a Dying Universe

tbh sounds like Train

Distances is definitely train according to his top albums of 2018 list  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 16, 2018, 01:10:22 AM
Added every correct guess from the last couple of posts:

Guessed Songs:

???: EP2 - Eternity in a Dying Universe
???: EP4 - Depths: Revisited

TAC:
1. Thoughts Factory - Awakening
3. A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta

Train of Naught:
1. Batushka - Yekteniya I
3. Alkaloid - Carbon Phrases
4. Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark
5. Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater

Puppies_on_Acid:
1. Moonsorrow - Pimeä

???: Amorphis - Pyres on the Coast
???: Witherscape - The Examiner
???: Bent Knee - Being Human
???: The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning
???: Coheed and Cambria - Mother Superior
???: Amorphis - Wrong Direction
???: Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun
???: Witherscape - The Inheritance
???: Witherscape - Vila I Frid
???: Insomnium - Winter's Gate, Pt. 4
???: My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
???: The Antlers - Wake
???: Solitude Aeturnus - Eternal

---

(Partly) unguessed / hangmanen:

Parama: fun. - _e Ca_m
???: EP1 - The Str____e Elite
???: _e_r__ar - Sol
???: Daedalus - The Never Ending Illusion

-A-

???: EP3 - B___d B_i_i__ a_d Str_a_i__
???: A___st_rs - Th_ _ar_ ____
???: _____br_ - A_atha_
Train: Distances - H_____ _r___d
???: ___a_si__ - Th_ _ra__
???: EP5 - A S__r_ ___ar__d
???: Dyssidia - A_ Abs___t_ S___ra___

Guessed letters (top): D, E, R, A, C, M, O, S, I, T
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D, T, S, H, A, I, R

Puppies waits 3
ariich waits 2
Parama waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 16, 2018, 01:19:54 AM
Ancestors
Penumbra?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 16, 2018, 01:22:24 AM
Ancestors is correct, Penumbra is not.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 16, 2018, 01:25:35 AM
well then, let me have that bottom P
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 16, 2018, 01:45:36 AM
Why isn't the Daedalus song in the identified songs list?

THIS HANGMAN IS A SHAM
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 16, 2018, 01:51:07 AM
Because it's a mess :lol

and I probably didn't see that one, I'll move it to the identified songs list next time I update the hangman|

Sacul's hangman generator can't do this sort of thing, so it's all done manually. Apart from one song missing in the first five or six instances of this round's hangman, I'd say I'm doing pretty well with the double hangman :biggrin:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Sacul on August 16, 2018, 11:15:01 AM
Sacul's hangman generator can't do this sort of thing, so it's all done manually. Apart from one song missing in the first five or six instances of this round's hangman, I'd say I'm doing pretty well with the double hangman :biggrin:
I'm working on cleaning some stuff on it so feel free to suggest features and report bugs :P
Parama sent Bent Knee
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 16, 2018, 03:17:30 PM
Sacul's hangman generator can't do this sort of thing, so it's all done manually. Apart from one song missing in the first five or six instances of this round's hangman, I'd say I'm doing pretty well with the double hangman :biggrin:
I'm working on cleaning some stuff on it so feel free to suggest features and report bugs :P

I'll think of some stuff, but I can imagine that some things are difficult, since words can be in there multiple times (what if you want to see 'The' in a specific title, but not have it cleared everywhere?). Same thing goes for 'words' like I and A.

Parama sent Bent Knee

Whazoo!

---


???: EP2 - Eternity in a Dying Universe
???: EP4 - Depths: Revisited

TAC:
1. Thoughts Factory - Awakening
3. A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta

Train of Naught:
1. Batushka - Yekteniya I
3. Alkaloid - Carbon Phrases
4. Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark
5. Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater

Puppies_on_Acid:
1. Moonsorrow - Pimeä

Parama:
4. Bent Knee - Being Human


Guessed Songs:

???: Amorphis - Pyres on the Coast
???: Witherscape - The Examiner
???: The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning
???: Coheed and Cambria - Mother Superior
???: Amorphis - Wrong Direction
???: Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun
???: Witherscape - The Inheritance
???: Witherscape - Vila I Frid
???: Insomnium - Winter's Gate, Pt. 4
???: My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
???: The Antlers - Wake
???: Solitude Aeturnus - Eternal
???: Daedalus - The Never Ending Illusion

---

(Partly) unguessed / hangmanen:

Parama: fun. - _e Ca_m
???: EP1 - The Str____e Elite
???: _e_r__ar - Sol

-A-

???: EP3 - B___d B_i_i__ a_d Str_a_i__
???: A___st_rs - Th_ _ar_ ____
???: _____br_ - A_atha_
Train: Distances - H_____ _r___d
???: ___a_si__ - Th_ _ra__
???: EP5 - A S__r_ ___ar__d
???: Dyssidia - A_ Abs___t_ S___ra___

Guessed letters (top): D, E, R, A, C, M, O, S, I, T
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D, T, S, H, A, I, R

Puppies waits 3
ariich waits 2
Parama waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 16, 2018, 03:22:10 PM
well then, let me have that bottom P
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 16, 2018, 03:22:44 PM
Okay, sure, I'll edit it in the above hangmeememmes

EDIT: there's literally not a single P to be added there
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Train of Naught on August 16, 2018, 03:23:57 PM
Why has no one connected the Coheed, The Antlers and My Chemical Romance songs to Parama's EP yet?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 16, 2018, 03:24:27 PM
I have no idea why no-one has done that yet :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 16, 2018, 03:32:12 PM
Okay, sure, I'll edit it in the above hangmeememmes

EDIT: there's literally not a single P to be added there
:metal :metal :metal

Why has nobody guessed the last song on my EP yet anyways it's like super obvious
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 16, 2018, 03:50:34 PM
The fun. song is Be Calm and the Dyssidia song is An Absolute Severance.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 16, 2018, 03:52:43 PM
Anyways is ariich's EP all the insomnium, witherscape, and amorphis?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 16, 2018, 03:55:51 PM
Anyways is ariich's EP all the insomnium, witherscape, and amorphis?
Finally!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 16, 2018, 03:58:43 PM
The fun. song is Be Calm and the Dyssidia song is An Absolute Severance.

Yes

Anyways is ariich's EP all the insomnium, witherscape, and amorphis?

Yes
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 16, 2018, 04:04:43 PM
Anyways is ariich's EP all the insomnium, witherscape, and amorphis?
Finally!
Glad to make your EP go from 0 songs to 7 in a single post
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 16, 2018, 04:08:23 PM
???: EP2 - Eternity in a Dying Universe
???: EP4 - Depths: Revisited

TAC:
1. Thoughts Factory - Awakening
3. A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta

Train of Naught:
1. Batushka - Yekteniya I
3. Alkaloid - Carbon Phrases
4. Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark
5. Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater

Puppies_on_Acid:
1. Moonsorrow - Pimeä

Parama:
1. fun. - Be Calm
2. My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
3. Coheed and Cambria - Mother Superior
4. Bent Knee - Being Human
5. The Antlers - Wake

ariich:
1. Witherscape - The Inheritance
2. Amorphis - Wrong Direction
3. Insomnium - Winter's Gate, Pt. 4
4. Witherscape - The Examiner
5. Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun
6. Amorphis - Pyres on the Coast
7. Witherscape - Vila I Frid



???: The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning
???: Solitude Aeturnus - Eternal
???: Daedalus - The Never Ending Illusion
???: Dyssidia - An Absolute Severance

---

(Partly) unguessed / hangmanen:

???: EP1 - The Str____e Elite
???: _e_r__ar - Sol

-A-

???: EP3 - B___d B_i_i__ a_d Str_a_i__
???: A___st_rs - Th_ _ar_ ____
???: _____br_ - A_atha_
Train: Distances - H_____ _r___d
???: ___a_si__ - Th_ _ra__
???: EP5 - A S__r_ ___ar__d

Guessed letters (top): D, E, R, A, C, M, O, S, I, T
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D, T, S, H, A, I, R

Puppies waits 3
ariich waits 2
Parama waits 1

—-

Editing this stuff on a phone is terrible. Goong to bed now, will update more tomorrow
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 16, 2018, 04:45:51 PM
Ancestors still needs to be filled it

Dyssidia and Thirteenth Sun could be TAC?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 17, 2018, 01:15:42 AM
???: EP2 - Eternity in a Dying Universe
???: EP4 - Depths: Revisited

TAC:
1. Thoughts Factory - Awakening
2. Dyssidia - An Absolute Severance
3. A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta

Train of Naught:
1. Batushka - Yekteniya I
3. Alkaloid - Carbon Phrases
4. Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark
5. Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater

Puppies_on_Acid:
1. Moonsorrow - Pimeä

Parama:
1. fun. - Be Calm
2. My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
3. Coheed and Cambria - Mother Superior
4. Bent Knee - Being Human
5. The Antlers - Wake

ariich:
1. Witherscape - The Inheritance
2. Amorphis - Wrong Direction
3. Insomnium - Winter's Gate, Pt. 4
4. Witherscape - The Examiner
5. Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun
6. Amorphis - Pyres on the Coast
7. Witherscape - Vila I Frid


???: The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning
???: Solitude Aeturnus - Eternal
???: Daedalus - The Never Ending Illusion


---

(Partly) unguessed / hangmanen:

???: EP1 - The Str____e Elite
???: _e_r__ar - Sol

-A-

???: EP3 - B___d B_i_i__ a_d Str_a_i__
???: Ancestors - Th_ _ar_ ____
???: _____br_ - A_atha_
???: ___a_siz_ - Th_ _ra__
Train: Distances - H____ _r___d
???: EP5 - A S__r_ ___ar__d

Guessed letters (top): D, E, R, A, C, M, O, S, I, T
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D, T, S, H, A, I, R

Puppies waits 3
ariich waits 2
Parama waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 17, 2018, 01:19:37 AM
bottom Z

that should help finish my EP so i can post it  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 17, 2018, 01:30:28 AM
I should think so. Added the only Z in the entire hangmanen above ^
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Bolsters on August 17, 2018, 01:32:48 AM
OCEANSIZE
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 17, 2018, 08:37:27 AM
The Frame
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 17, 2018, 09:05:59 AM
sent by paranamanrmam
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 17, 2018, 01:58:20 PM
???: EP2 - Eternity in a Dying Universe
???: EP4 - Depths: Revisited

TAC:
1. Thoughts Factory - Awakening
2. Dyssidia - An Absolute Severance
3. A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta

Train of Naught:
1. Batushka - Yekteniya I
3. Alkaloid - Carbon Phrases
4. Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark
5. Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater

Puppies_on_Acid:
1. Moonsorrow - Pimeä

Parama:
1. fun. - Be Calm
2. My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
3. Coheed and Cambria - Mother Superior
4. Bent Knee - Being Human
5. The Antlers - Wake
6. Oceansize - The Frame

ariich:
1. Witherscape - The Inheritance
2. Amorphis - Wrong Direction
3. Insomnium - Winter's Gate, Pt. 4
4. Witherscape - The Examiner
5. Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun
6. Amorphis - Pyres on the Coast
7. Witherscape - Vila I Frid


???: The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning
???: Solitude Aeturnus - Eternal
???: Daedalus - The Never Ending Illusion


---

(Partly) unguessed / hangmanen:

???: EP1 - The Str___le Elite
???: He_r__ar - Sol

-A-

???: EP3 - Bl__d B_ili__ a_d Str_a_i_g
???: Ancestors - Th_ War_ Gl__
???: N____br_ - A_atha_
Train: Distances - H___w Gr___d
???: EP5 - A Sc_r_ U__ar__d

Guessed letters (top): D, E, R, A, C, M, O, S, I, T
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D, T, S, H, A, I, R

Puppies waits 3
ariich waits 2
Parama waits 1

Yes, I added random letters to hangmanen. Guess away to get this over with.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Train of Naught on August 17, 2018, 02:06:02 PM
Blood Boiling and Streaming

The Struggle Elite

Solitude Aeturnus and Daedalus sound like Pupper bands kind of
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Evermind on August 17, 2018, 02:12:51 PM
A Score Unearned
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 17, 2018, 02:17:19 PM
???: The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning
???: Solitude Aeturnus - Eternal
???: Daedalus - The Never Ending Illusion
These three titles all sound like they should be part of EP2 - Eternity in a Dying Universe, which is probably from Puppers.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 17, 2018, 02:35:53 PM
Novembre - Agathae sent by Trainy
Ancestors - The Warm Glow

anyways my entire EP is guessed now so
https://mega.nz/#!bAdknQxL!LNAR_p9HwOsAd76UYFAG8QZzHVvFJUhVUXLNSDeSqJc

also spotify playlist of my normal round songs
https://open.spotify.com/user/parama612/playlist/3Mqa7OACKDl7hjo1GlIfSw
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 17, 2018, 02:40:31 PM
GOOD, WE HAVE PROGRESS!!

A Score Unearned

oh boy :lol that would have been good :corn

---

???: EP1 - The Struggle Elite
???: EP3 - Blood Boiling and Streaming
???: EP4 - Depths: Revisited

TAC:
1. Thoughts Factory - Awakening
2. Dyssidia - An Absolute Severance
3. A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta

Train of Naught:
1. Batushka - Yekteniya I
2. Distances - Hollow Ground
3. Alkaloid - Carbon Phrases
4. Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark
5. Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater

Puppies_on_Acid:
Eternity in a Dying Universe
1. Moonsorrow - Pimeä
2. Solitude Aeturnus - Eternal
4. The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning

Parama:
1. fun. - Be Calm
2. My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
3. Coheed and Cambria - Mother Superior
4. Bent Knee - Being Human
5. The Antlers - Wake
6. Oceansize - The Frame

ariich:
1. Witherscape - The Inheritance
2. Amorphis - Wrong Direction
3. Insomnium - Winter's Gate, Pt. 4
4. Witherscape - The Examiner
5. Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun
6. Amorphis - Pyres on the Coast
7. Witherscape - Vila I Frid


???: Daedalus - The Never Ending Illusion
???: Novembre - Agathae
???: Ancestors - The Warm Glow

---

(Partly) unguessed / hangmanen:


???: He_r_nar - Sol

-A-

???: EP5 - A Score U__ar__d

Guessed letters (top): D, E, R, A, C, M, O, S, I, T
Guessed letters (bottom): B, D, T, S, H, A, I, R

Puppies waits 3
ariich waits 2
Parama waits 1
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 17, 2018, 02:48:30 PM
Distances song is Hollow Ground but there aren't enough spaces

is novembre seriously not trainy, dang

and i guess N, i have no clue for the last song there
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 17, 2018, 02:52:59 PM
Distances song is Hollow Ground but there aren't enough spaces

is novembre seriously not trainy, dang

and i guess N, i have no clue for the last song there

That's because I screwed up hangmanen. 'Hollow Ground' is correct.

Novembre is not trainy

N added.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 17, 2018, 02:54:52 PM
I'm probably wrong, but The Struggle Elite sounds like a Parama sort of title.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 17, 2018, 03:04:11 PM
I Literally Posted My EP With Its Title A Few Posts Ago

Helrunar - Sol
probably puppies again
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 17, 2018, 03:20:41 PM
I Literally Posted My EP With Its Title A Few Posts Ago
Totally didn't notice that. :lol

So yeah, Parama's is EP3 - Blood Boiling and Streaming
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Train of Naught on August 17, 2018, 03:24:14 PM
Then maybe Dadeledalus was sent by CAT?

And I totally didn't notice I could have sent Novembre all this time :lolpalm: there's actually several songs that would have fit very well on my EP, maybe better than some other songs.. but that is the life of the roulettes and the bad musics tastes
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 17, 2018, 03:30:52 PM
ancestors i guess is trainy?
novembre might be TAC actually
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 17, 2018, 04:25:42 PM
???: EP - The Struggle Elite
???: EP - Depths: Revisited
???: EP - A Score U__ar__d

TAC:
1. Thoughts Factory - Awakening
2. Dyssidia - An Absolute Severance
3. A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta
4. Novembre - Agathae
5. Daedalus - The Never Ending Illusion

Train of Naught:
1. Batushka - Yekteniya I
2. Distances - Hollow Ground
3. Alkaloid - Carbon Phrases
4. Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark
5. Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater
6. Ancestors - The Warm Glow

Puppies_on_Acid:
Eternity in a Dying Universe
1. Moonsorrow - Pimeä
2. Solitude Aeturnus - Eternal
3. Helrunar - Sol
4. The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning

Parama:
Blood Boiling and Streaming
1. fun. - Be Calm
2. My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
3. Coheed and Cambria - Mother Superior
4. Bent Knee - Being Human
5. The Antlers - Wake
6. Oceansize - The Frame

ariich:
1. Witherscape - The Inheritance
2. Amorphis - Wrong Direction
3. Insomnium - Winter's Gate, Pt. 4
4. Witherscape - The Examiner
5. Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun
6. Amorphis - Pyres on the Coast
7. Witherscape - Vila I Frid

---

So yeah, those are the EPs I have to rank :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 17, 2018, 04:30:46 PM
struggle is TAC
depths is Train
score is ariich

train's EP looks like the flow & cohesiveness is super wacky but who knows
thirteenth sun also looks really out of place on puppies' EP but i remember that being one of the heavier tracks on the album so who knows
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 17, 2018, 04:49:39 PM
Here's the link for my EP for those of you who are interested.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aoWBO7UlgjPBZEctzq_q3YOtLFRcUC2_

You can download and/or listen to it from that link.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 18, 2018, 01:18:46 AM
TAC:
The Struggle Elite
1. Thoughts Factory - Awakening
2. Dyssidia - An Absolute Severance
3. A Forest of Stars - Virtus Sola Invicta
4. Novembre - Agathae
5. Daedalus - The Never Ending Illusion

Train of Naught:
A Score Unmarked
1. Batushka - Yekteniya I
2. Distances - Hollow Ground
3. Alkaloid - Carbon Phrases
4. Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark
5. Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater
6. Ancestors - The Warm Glow

Puppies_on_Acid:
Eternity in a Dying Universe
1. Moonsorrow - Pimeä
2. Solitude Aeturnus - Eternal
3. Helrunar - Sol
4. The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe is Burning

Parama:
Blood Boiling and Streaming
1. fun. - Be Calm
2. My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
3. Coheed and Cambria - Mother Superior
4. Bent Knee - Being Human
5. The Antlers - Wake
6. Oceansize - The Frame

ariich:
Depths: Revisited
1. Witherscape - The Inheritance
2. Amorphis - Wrong Direction
3. Insomnium - Winter's Gate, Pt. 4
4. Witherscape - The Examiner
5. Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun
6. Amorphis - Pyres on the Coast
7. Witherscape - Vila I Frid

---

I think I'm going to do something of a countdown, where I post results in descending order. I've listened to every EP twice now, but I think I need a little more plays of every one, so I'll try to get around that this weekend and post the results over the next week or so.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Train of Naught on August 18, 2018, 02:19:39 AM

train's EP looks like the flow & cohesiveness is super wacky but who knows

Oh yeah, no doubt about that. Full disclosure, I simply didn't have enough music left that I love and think Elite would enjoy enough. I'm almost 100% sure I'm not winning simply based on the flow, so was mostly taking the opportunity to try and get him to discover some more bands.

Here's my EP on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/lvialviaquez/playlist/4rhneB8jCioyrt1YpJ2ZkZ?si=6HIwJChGTA26QRWGyWyYEA
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 18, 2018, 02:21:01 AM
:tup

If anyone is interested, here's my EP as a single mp3: https://mega.nz/#!pL5jHSxC!ahEAGmNyd7IUvX7gocLtT6xPu03adf6kShswX_l-Ofo

Here are the timestamps:

00:00-01:03 – 1. Witherscape: The Inheritance
01:03-06:04 – 2. Amorphis: Wrong Direction
06:04-11:26 – 3. Insomnium: Winter’s Gate, Part 4
11:26-16:27 – 4. Witherscape: The Examiner
16:27-22:09 – 5. Insomnium: Shadows of the Dying Sun
22:09-28:20 – 6. Amorphis: Pyres on the Coast
28:20-30:00 – 7. Witherscape: Vila I Frid

The transition I'm most pleased by is the one between 5 and 6, around the 22 minute mark.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Luoto on August 18, 2018, 03:54:55 AM
^ I approve this EP :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 18, 2018, 09:53:15 AM
:tup

If anyone is interested, here's my EP as a single mp3: https://mega.nz/#!pL5jHSxC!ahEAGmNyd7IUvX7gocLtT6xPu03adf6kShswX_l-Ofo

Here are the timestamps:

00:00-01:03 – 1. Witherscape: The Inheritance
01:03-06:04 – 2. Amorphis: Wrong Direction
06:04-11:26 – 3. Insomnium: Winter’s Gate, Part 4
11:26-16:27 – 4. Witherscape: The Examiner
16:27-22:09 – 5. Insomnium: Shadows of the Dying Sun
22:09-28:20 – 6. Amorphis: Pyres on the Coast
28:20-30:00 – 7. Witherscape: Vila I Frid

The transition I'm most pleased by is the one between 5 and 6, around the 22 minute mark.
This seems like a winning EP to me.  :tup
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 18, 2018, 10:04:57 AM
Thanks chaps. I am rather pleased with it in terms of both song quality and flow, but it also hinges on Elite being sufficiently into melodic death metal, so we'll see...
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 18, 2018, 10:11:16 AM
i mean i sent an EP mostly full of post-hardcore & emo so you'll probably do better than me :neverusethis:

nah but i love every single song on my EP & that's how i make EPs so if i lose for it whatever i'm happy with it
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 18, 2018, 11:35:34 AM
puppies EP:
this moonsorrow song sounds like a song i've heard before. i have never heard it before. it's totally fine though but just hammers in that folky black metal doesn't do a ton for me
i have never liked this style of doom metal so solitude aeternus was never gonna do much for me
helrunar song is again, pretty dang fine but i'm not super into it
i've heard the thirteenth sun song before plenty of times but man i forgot how black metal-esque that first bit is, huh.
the transitions generally feel sloppy except 3 -> 4 which worked really well, i have a suspicion you cut down the endings of some songs too as the total length of these 4 songs is around 42 minutes combined according to what i'm seeing looking them up  :P
solid EP overall though but i mean the one track i really liked was the one i already knew  :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 18, 2018, 11:42:08 AM
I feel like I may have forced some of the transitions (it didn't really help that the Solitude Aeturnus song fades in at the beginning and fades out at the end). I was pretty happy with the last transition.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 18, 2018, 12:15:38 PM
some of the transitions on mine ended up working really well (especially 1 -> 2 ->3) & then 4 & 5 end with ambience so it's impossible to make a bad transition there  :corn

my original EP actually had 2 as the opener & then a different fun. song following it and that transition was -stellar- but i didn't have enough time on the EP and the fun song was the one that ended swapped out, oh well
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 18, 2018, 01:20:34 PM
train of EPs:
that batushka song is exactly as "fine" as i remember it being
i dunno if i'm super into this distances song but it makes me wanna check them out some more at least. better than lo! for sure
i literally just got this alkaloid album in the mail yesterday & am gonna spin it pretty soon (after the other dozen or so albums i have sitting on my desk atm lol)
rolo tomassi i've obviously heard like a billion times but these are great picks from the album, two of the best songs for sure. did you do like any transition stuff at all though 'cause the natural transitions from alkaloid into this one don't... work at all :lol
i dig this ancestors song a fair bit also so it's a shame the album's not out yet  :lol

dug most of this EP quite a bit tbh but then 4 of the 6 songs i already knew  :lol doesn't feel that cohesive or flow that well though but the musical quality is there so w/e
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 18, 2018, 01:55:56 PM
Are you scoring my roulette now? :neverusethis:

No, I actually like that you take the time to listen to what other people sent.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 18, 2018, 02:03:10 PM
i usually listen to other peoples' EPs/albums in the final rounds of roulettes as pity listens for those about to get crushed under my unforgiving boot of paramacore  :metal

also 'cause they're usually pretty cool. i always feel like EPs sent in other peoples' roulettes I like more than the ones I get sent in my own for some reason but a part of it may be that most of the time EPs have stuff that would be banned in my roulette (this applies to 4/4 EPs here)

side-note, of the roulettes i've won, two had no EP/album round and the third had both yet I won neither  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 18, 2018, 03:42:55 PM
ariich:
the first amorphis song was better than any amorphis song i've heard before tbh
obviously i've heard winter's gate before too
witherscape should probably be more of my thing but i was never too into the vocals
the transition between the second insomnium song and the second amorphis song was so hard to find that i had to go figure out where the transition happened after the fact which is both i guess evidence of a really good transition as much as it is a commentary that both sound very similar  :lol

yeah i will admit i started off liking this but by the end it all kinda blended together? i listened about halfway thru the new amorphis when it dropped & wrong direction was before then but i didn't remember it at all. i think like, all the songs were good but at the same time none of them really stood out. not my call to make as to whether or not Elite likes it though  :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 18, 2018, 03:56:19 PM
Yeah I deliberately went for a consistent vibe and style, but I think there's still easily enough variety for a 30 minute EP. Can totally see why no track stood out but that was sort of the point really. I guess it depends on what Dutch Rich is looking for!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 18, 2018, 04:06:52 PM
we'll see  :corn
i've heard like over TAC's EP too but if he wants to post it i'll listen and post a paramareview whatever sure  :corn
corn  :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: TAC on August 18, 2018, 07:09:25 PM
I’ll post the Spotify link tonight when we get settled.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: TAC on August 18, 2018, 07:24:54 PM
https://open.spotify.com/user/tacdtf/playlist/4zJWHjWiRPPj6nhRkqnhFB?si=-Zx6vSvCRfmXACpiqaoHgA
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 18, 2018, 08:14:27 PM
train to TAC-town:
like i said already heard 3 of these but the thoughts factory one? pretty okay
dyssidia... hmm, the song honestly feels like it shouldn't have harsh vocals and they aren't even very good ones, besides that this is just... pretty "fine" prog metal, i don't have a ton to say about it
i really probably am gonna have to get this a forest of stars album too even with the one i already have, i think this was the best song or close to it though because yeah, really good
this novembre song was i think my favorite on the album and it's... pretty fine yeah, but i think my fave bit is that small bit of more dissonant chords right before the heavy bit drops. i dunno, i haven't even thought about this album in at least a year now  :lol
daedalus song seemed pretty cool too, a fair bit going on here, i'd definitely check it out again if nothing else (seriously might go check out this album, sure, why not)

i dunno if you did any crossfade stuff or if you just sent the spotify playlist but the flow checks out well enough regardless i guess (3->4 was a bit clunky but the rest fine). mostly seems cohesive too, the a forest of stars track sticks out as being a bit different from the rest aesthetically but it's not that far off the mark

man all the EPs here are pretty dang solid it feels like  :lol i'd love to have confidence but i feel like i took risks where everyone else mostly played it safe so i'm betting on 5th place  :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: TAC on August 18, 2018, 09:32:44 PM
Interesting breakdown Parama.

Here is the original PM I sent Elite.

Hi Richard!

Here it is:

The Struggle Elite
https://open.spotify.com/user/tacdtf/playlist/4zJWHjWiRPPj6nhRkqnhFB?si=VAp7iJb9Qk6U6z-VRbeiQQ

Thoughts Factory-Awakening
I thought this would make a good opening. Sets the tone.

Dyssidia-An Absolute Severance
The outer struggle.

A Forest Of Stars- Virtus Sola Invicta
The inner struggle. This is a real offbeat tune that shows someone's mind racing to and fro.

Novembre- Agathae
An instrumental for the most part, this signifies our protagonist coming to grips. It's both moody and gets a bit stormy in bits, as he struggles with each side.

Daedalus- The Never Ending Illusion
He may not understand, but he has a better outlook to deal with it. Hence it's not quite as heavy (metal) handed. Ends kind of epic-y.



I was going to call it The Elite Struggle, but I thought The Struggle Elite sounded cooler! ;D

I hope you enjoy!

Tim


I didn't have time to do cross fades. We were  heading out the next day. There's nothing really jarring between songs though.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 18, 2018, 09:36:33 PM
here's mine

1. fun. - Be Calm

this song is only their second best but their best doesn't quite fit & doesn't mesh with the EP as well either anyways this song destroys me

2. My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade

ooh man this is like one of the earliest examples of a song destroying me that i can remember

3. Coheed and Cambria - Mother Superior

this song destroys me though not quite as much as some of their other songs, but still a lot

4. Bent Knee - Being Human

ooh boy this song is super cool and destroys me

5. The Antlers - Wake

not only does this song destroy me but it utterly devastates me, especially in the context of the album & with the song right after it jeez

6. Oceansize - The Frame

the song that has very consistently been destroying me for the better part of 8 years now

last place
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 19, 2018, 01:35:20 AM
I can't really comment on your takes, Parama, without spoiling what's going to happen with the final results, so I'll refrain from that. Let's just say that I agree with quite a lot of what you're saying and then there's some stuff I disagree with as well (I'm being very helpful here :lol)

i usually listen to other peoples' EPs/albums in the final rounds of roulettes as pity listens for those about to get crushed under my unforgiving boot of paramacore  :metal

also 'cause they're usually pretty cool. i always feel like EPs sent in other peoples' roulettes I like more than the ones I get sent in my own for some reason but a part of it may be that most of the time EPs have stuff that would be banned in my roulette (this applies to 4/4 EPs here)

I must honestly say that I've found this EP round to be the most 'fun' for me as a host so far, because there's so much music in there I haven't heard before, and because the mini-playlists actually make sense for a while (stylistically and tonally) instead of 10 random songs thrown together.

I also burned the single-file EPs to discs to take them in the car. Capping them at 40 minutes was a good thing in hindsight, because it allows me to put 2 EPs on a single disc.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 20, 2018, 04:17:14 PM
Snippets?  :corn :corn :corn :corn :corn corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 20, 2018, 04:21:59 PM
1. really good
2. really good
3. really good
4. this one sucks tho sorry parama
5. really good
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 20, 2018, 04:27:33 PM
I imagine mine will be something along the lines of:

First 3 songs were terrible and made my ears bleed (sorry)
Last song was fantastic......why you do dis to me!!!! (I try)
You shit the bed on the flow.......did you even try? (I swear I tried....)
What's with you and always pimping this Moonsorrow band, they suck big fat one's....and why are all of their songs over 15 minutes. Jeez! (but they are so good  :()

4/20 minus 4 points for teasing me at the very end with 1 good song. (:sadpanda:)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 20, 2018, 04:29:42 PM
AND I TRY
OH MY GOD DO I TRY
I TRY ALL THE TIIIIME
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 20, 2018, 05:40:56 PM
AND I TRY
OH MY GOD DO I TRY
I TRY ALL THE TIIIIME
Easy there Linda Perry.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 21, 2018, 12:07:56 AM
I imagine mine will be something along the lines of:

First 3 songs were terrible and made my ears bleed (sorry)
Last song was fantastic......why you do dis to me!!!! (I try)
You shit the bed on the flow.......did you even try? (I swear I tried....)
What's with you and always pimping this Moonsorrow band, they suck big fat one's....and why are all of their songs over 15 minutes. Jeez! (but they are so good  :()

4/20 minus 4 points for teasing me at the very end with 1 good song. (:sadpanda:)

Yeah, that’s exactly word for word what I would write indeed! Consider that your snippet :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 21, 2018, 12:13:59 AM
I knew it (I blew it)  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 21, 2018, 12:23:24 AM
Was this the first EP you ever made? :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 21, 2018, 01:03:42 AM
Yep, I'm an EP newbie. :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 21, 2018, 01:10:45 AM
and i've never won an EP round before  :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Train of Naught on August 21, 2018, 02:14:28 AM
I knew it (I blew it)  :biggrin:
I haven't had time to listen to it but I really like the way the song titles are all kind of intertwined with the EP title and there seems to be some sort of storyline by just the looks of it.

Too bad about Moonsorrow though :loser:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 21, 2018, 12:31:25 PM
So, I've heard all the EPs and I am enjoying every one of them, but there's a couple I'm enjoying more than others. I figure it's somewhat pointless to do any silly snippets, but I kind of want to keep it interesting while we (you) wait for the countdown. I'm not going to post all 5 at once, but will probably count down and post 2 & 1 at the same time. That said, I realise it's been a rather boring thread to follow with nothing happening. Believe me, I am listening to the music you sent me, so that's not it :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 21, 2018, 12:35:49 PM
Post 5th place (me)   :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 21, 2018, 11:28:21 PM
So I actually redid all the transitions in my EP so they are way smoother/better, although I'm sure it's way too late to resubmit it. Also the length comes out to 40:41 now, so that's over time....
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 22, 2018, 12:19:34 AM
Did you change all the songs as well? :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 22, 2018, 01:04:30 AM
Did you change all the songs as well? :neverusethis:
(https://media1.tenor.com/images/d43dbf172a5a795134e54f01ea71e791/tenor.gif?itemid=4208067)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 22, 2018, 01:17:41 AM
brb changing my EP to The Grand Conjuration 4 times in a row
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 22, 2018, 01:36:09 AM
brb changing my EP to The Grand Conjuration 4 times in a row
Too long.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 22, 2018, 08:54:19 AM
not if i edit crossfades right
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 22, 2018, 07:44:36 PM
You could just edit it so it's 40 minutes of just the first 6.5 seconds  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 22, 2018, 08:49:32 PM
40 minute EP that's just You Suffer looped a billion times
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 23, 2018, 12:42:14 AM
10 hour version
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 23, 2018, 01:02:28 AM
EP snippets, for the hell of it:

This EP has a song that contains one of the most beautiful buildups of the entire roulette.

There's one song on this EP that I don't like.

The last track here is definitely the best on the EP.

I have a lot of bands and/or albums to check out after this stuff is over.

The transitions are jarring, which is a shame, because I quite like some of the songs.

This song is somewhat of a chore to get through and it drags down the EP a notch.

This EP contains one of my favourite songs of the round and one of my least favourite.

Double that last comment for this EP as well.

This EP makes for a fantastic playlist.

I have a hard time deciding which song on this EP I like the best.


I'm fairly sure how the EPs rank against each other and will start posting results *soon*. Perhaps I'll do #5 tomorrow, #4 on Saturday and finish on Sunday with #3, #2 & #1.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 23, 2018, 01:41:06 AM
end my life tonight  :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 23, 2018, 03:07:31 AM
No
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 23, 2018, 03:08:50 AM
Oh, and this: https://youtu.be/gStHOp_kyq0
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Train of Naught on August 23, 2018, 09:09:09 AM
i dig this ancestors song a fair bit also so it's a shame the album's not out yet  :lol
hehehehehehehehehhehehehe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qk-XlAM7_A&feature=youtu.be

They pulled a TesseracT (releasing half of the album's material as singles)!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 23, 2018, 09:31:26 AM
That's not a very long album :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 23, 2018, 10:19:00 AM
It was a good album though, I enjoyed that :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: TAC on August 23, 2018, 10:20:40 AM
Hopefully the “transitions are jarring” isn’t mine but being a Spotify playlist....

I didn’t have time to join the tracks. But honestly I don’t think the transitions were too bad on their own. Even parama said so.  ;D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Train of Naught on August 23, 2018, 10:33:54 AM
It was a good album though, I enjoyed that :)
I'll take any opportunity to pimp a great Pelagic Records album :metal

Hopefully the “transitions are jarring” isn’t mine but being a Spotify playlist....

I didn’t have time to join the tracks. But honestly I don’t think the transitions were too bad on their own. Even parama said so.  ;D
Don't worry, mine is the only one with notably bad transitions :lol it's most likely mine. I don't have any illusions of winning this round because of the lack of good flow, just hoping to introduce the main man to some cool bands while I still can!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Cyril on August 23, 2018, 01:52:28 PM
I'll listen to it in a bit

After elite kills me with results
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 23, 2018, 01:58:46 PM
It was a good album though, I enjoyed that :)
Why are you listening to non-submissions, you terrible lovely person?
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 23, 2018, 03:07:13 PM
It was a good album though, I enjoyed that :)
Why are you listening to non-submissions, you terrible lovely person?

Well, one of the songs was on the EP Train sent!

I'll listen to it in a bit

After elite kills me with results

You'll have to wait for tomorrow.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 23, 2018, 03:16:33 PM
I will listen to all EPs front-to-back, no exceptions; no individual tracks
:P
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 24, 2018, 12:24:10 AM
I will listen to all EPs front-to-back, no exceptions; no individual tracks
:P

Well, honestly that's all I did. I haven't listened to the separate songs on the EPs and I have not listened to any of the EPs without finishing it as well, so no drooling over the separate tracks from me.

This Ancestors album was an exception I guess, but I just clicked the link Train posted and the music started playing and I listened to the album all the way through (which happened to include a track that was on Train's EP as well).
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Train of Naught on August 24, 2018, 12:33:04 AM
Ok now listen to THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkQUgUpaRmQ

I'm actually really digging this song, nice wholesome DTF meme in bloom
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 24, 2018, 12:35:22 AM
Ok now listen to THIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkQUgUpaRmQ

I'm actually really digging this song, nice wholesome DTF meme in bloom

Didn't I post this a couple of days ago in ariich's roulette? :lol Listen to the whole album, it's fun! :biggrin:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Train of Naught on August 24, 2018, 12:37:01 AM
Yeah that's where I got it from :lol I probably will listen to the album yeah
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 24, 2018, 12:40:19 AM
Actually, the artwork in the video is for the album 'The Expendables', but the album you want to listen to (that actually has 'Tight Squeeze' on it) is called 'Gettin' Filthy'. It's a bit on the long side and contains some crap, but it's also fun.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: ariich on August 24, 2018, 04:41:47 AM
I will listen to all EPs front-to-back, no exceptions; no individual tracks
:P

Well, honestly that's all I did. I haven't listened to the separate songs on the EPs and I have not listened to any of the EPs without finishing it as well, so no drooling over the separate tracks from me.

This Ancestors album was an exception I guess, but I just clicked the link Train posted and the music started playing and I listened to the album all the way through (which happened to include a track that was on Train's EP as well).
It's cool, I'm just being silly while waiting for results. :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Elite on August 24, 2018, 11:41:28 AM
Copying this from the other thread:

I screwed up with my time planning and will post #4 and #5 tomorrow (which is roughly 15 hours from now).

Sorry :( I'm a terrible host.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 24, 2018, 05:51:43 PM
The worst! :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Hangmanen (x2)
Post by: TAC on August 24, 2018, 06:43:50 PM
Sorry :( I'm a terrible host.

The longer I stay alive, the better you get. ;D
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results Incoming..
Post by: Elite on August 25, 2018, 04:49:00 AM
FINAL ROUND RESULTS! pt. 1

General

I want to thank everybody in this roulette for playing. I sincerely appreciate everybody’s efforts to send me music that I hadn’t heard yet. Some of it clicked, some of it didn’t manage to stick at all and some of it was alright, but I wouldn’t listen to it again. Thanks to this roulette, I have already bought 11 albums and I have a lot more artists I want to check out based on what I’ve heard. This final EP round probably adds a couple more artists to that list as well.

I considered making a ‘best of roulette’ playlist on Spotify, mostly for myself to enjoy, but the first draft, without even including the EP Round, led to a playlist of over 4 hours – I scrapped the idea. It’s also quite difficult for me to rank all the songs against each other now that everything’s done; I simply got sent too many over the course of 3,5 (jesus fuck, has this been going on for that long already!?) months. In a sense, I find it a shame that my fourth roulette is about to be over, on the other hand, it will finally give me time to discover more of the artists you guys sent me. I’m already horribly behind on CD’s I have bought over the past 2-3 months, simply because I gave roulette listening priority, though it may not have always seemed like that.

I am sorry – really – for taking so long in completing this and sometimes taking more than a week to post results. In my own defense; the months June & July are always ridiculously busy at work, then I moved in with my girlfriend to the house we bought, and in the first weeks of living there, I really had to find the time to listen to any music at all. On top of that, I’m entirely sure that she would not like me turning on harsh noise loud enough – so I usually resort to listening to music when she’s not home, and with me having holidays, the time I spent in my car (the place I listen to music the most, actually) was close to zero since the end of July. I truly admire all of the fols here who manage to run a roulette smoothly and swiftly and also keeping their private lives in check. I had hoped to be finished before I moved, but I’ve been living here for 1,5 months now (love the new place by the way!) and I’m not even halfway typing up this shit for the EP Rounds.

For all the EP Round participants, I will write something to you in the posts for the EPs, for all the other participants; I thank you all for playing, even though it might have been only for a short while.  At of writing this, I *know* who has won the fourth edition of Elite’s roulette, but as far as I’m concerned, a roulette is a cumulative effort. I thank everybody who played for showing new music.

Eliminated before the EP round:

Stadler: I admire your valiant efforts in every roulette you play in, sending stuff you personally love, even though you might already think that the host would not enjoy it per se. Queen would have done surprisingly well I think (but I would not have accepted a submission from them), just don’t send ‘The Prophets’ Song’ :P I have to check out that Claypool Lennon Delirium album, because that song was really cool. Thanks for playing!

Tomislav95: hey, that Kaddisfly album is really cool, even though it gets a bit samey towards the end. Some things you sent didn’t really work out that well, but I’ve found myself returning to that Ghost Brigade record as well. That song was probably better than I gave credit for ( :( ). Thank you for playing as well!

Nekov: You were probably the most consistent participant in the roulette, apart from Parama, scoring around the middle every round. It’s amazing how you stick to your guns at all times; modern prog rock is your forte and so that’s what you send and while the songs didn’t always interest me as much as the other stuff I got in a round, you never sent a single song I flat-out disliked. It was somewhat comforting knowing that in the playlist, there would always be a nice prog rock tune from you. While ultimately you didn’t make it to the final rounds, thanks to my scoring system, it was good having you back!

LordCost: Thank you so very much for sending Cardiacs! I’m in love with Disc 1 of Sing to God and haven’t even touched Disc 2 and On Land and in the Sea yet (which I also bought). Also the Twelve Foot Ninja album is awesomely groovy and fun, love that one too! Some of the stuff you sent missed the mark completely (I’ll be honest), but the stuff you sent I enjoyed were among the best things I got in the roulette. Thanks for being a participant :)

Sacul: You were at the best when you sent strange stuff that’s also bordering on metal – exception being the Cosmo Sheldrake song. I’ll be honest here and say that the Indukti track might have impressed me the most out of any song I received in the entire roulette. The album it comes from is seriously awesome. I haven’t checked out the Lunar Caustic stuff, because, well, time, but I might do that. Also seeing Six Roaming OwlsThe Flaming Lips get good/better scores in other roulettes makes me wonder if I was too harsh on that one. There was definitely some shite you sent as well – sorry for being so blunt, but in general it was nice having you be part of this. Just send sooner “next time”. :biggrin:

---

So, who wants some actual results? I'll be posting the first two EP results .. soon.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (1/5)
Post by: Elite on August 25, 2018, 07:21:08 AM
FINAL ROUND RESULTS! pt. 2

Train of Naught
A Score Unmarked – sent as a Spotify Playlist

‘Heavy, with a focus on bleak, sombre atmospheres’

1. Batushka - Yekteniya I (5:46)
2. Distances - Hollow Ground (4:43)
3. Alkaloid - Carbon Phrases (9:32)
4. Rolo Tomassi - Balancing the Dark (3:59)
5. Rolo Tomassi - Alma Mater (3:11)
6. Ancestors - The Warm Glow (8:32)

So, this being a Spotify Playlist, it’s more of a collection of songs than an EP with crossfades / logical transitions. Despite this, most of the changes to the other tracks actually work quite well, because every track has a clear ending that makes it possible for the next track to begin and all the songs fit together really well, the exception being the Alkaloid track, which is too much prog and death compared to the other tracks on the EP. Although Ancestors is stylistically a little different, it fits with the description Train gave: “Heavy, with a focus on bleak, sombre atmospheres”. Alkaloid definitely fits that first part, but I don’t hear much bleakness in the song.

Strating the EP with probably the most massive song you’ve sent in the roulette was a good thing to get my attention. This is some very interesting stuff; for those who haven’t heard it, it’s black-metal with weird choral voices throughout. Although it starts out interesting, it kind of overstays its welcome a little, by not changing up anything. There’s only so much tremolo-picked riffs and black metal vocals I can handle before it gets old (unless it’s Nattens Madrigal). The bells at the end of the song form a fine enough transition, even though the next song is completely different. Distances is more in the post-hardcore style, featuring only growled vocals and rhythmic riffing. I’m not sure whether I like it or not, which means I probably don’t, but it’s not a bad listen either, and in the context of this EP having some Traincore isn’t surprising.

Alkaloid then is like I stated too different from the rest of the EP, so it kind of sticks out, not only because it’s about twice as long as the rest of the tracks. I’m not a fan of this person’s growled vocals, but instrumentally it’s quite astounding what these guys do. This is some of the more interesting progressive/technical death metal I’ve heard, with the inclusion of melody, actual guitar solo’s and overall progwanking in between the heavy parts. Luckily it’s not a 9-minute growl-fest and there’s more than enough going on in this track to warrant multiple listens. If the rest of the album this track comes from is anything similar, I’m definitely checking that out for the hell of it.

The end of Carbon Phrases to the beginning of the first Rolo Tomassi song doesn’t really work. I’m lumping these two tracks together, because every time I listened to the playlist, I had no idea when one song ends and the other begins. They’re just too similar in sound without any recognisable hooks, riffs or rhythms. I know at one point the woman starts singing with clean vocals (which was the first time I realised it was actually a woman singing) and that’s in the second track. It felt kind-of out of place, to be honest, because the rest of the vocals are quite buried in the mix and completely indistinguishable, apart for the line ‘A SCOOORE UNMAAARKED’ (coincidence?). So yeah, the songs go through rhythmic riffs, a bit faster here and there, a restrained part somewhere and through lots of dissonance. Not sure what to make of it; it mostly sounds like disjointed ideas stuck together without a clear focus – and considering that there’s 7 minutes of this stuff on the EP, that certainly doesn’t help.

The Ancestors track though; it’s easily the best thing you have sent in the entire roulette. When you posted the link to the full album, I just had to listen to the rest of the record this song comes from. Fantastic stuff; I love how it builds up through calmness to noise and stays moody throughout. A slow burner, but surely a good one, especially as a calm down after the dissonant mess of the previous two tracks.

Final Verdict:
With your EP being in this first batch, that means that the roulette trophy will not go to you, but that’s not to say I did not enjoy your participation in this roulette. You already mentioned that you thought you wouldn’t have the right stuff to create an EP that I would like, but I really did like this EP as well, just not as much as the three I have yet to post. You’ve sent me lots of stuff I liked and looking at the scores I gave the songs you sent, you were for the most part very consistent. There’s a couple of tracks in there that probably didn’t ‘deserve’ the score they got (Jamie Lenman (too high), The World is Quiet Here (got better with repeated listens)), but I have a ton of stuff to check out now, thanks to you as well. Oh, and that Ancestors album is very, very cool indeed!



So, I initially wanted to post two at a time (I have the second one written out already), because I can't really rank one above or below the other, but I think I’m going to hang to that second one and post it in a couple hours. While I’m not really ranking the EPs as such, the first two I’m posting were a notch below the next three, which will get their posts tomorrow.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (1/5)
Post by: Cyril on August 25, 2018, 09:31:28 AM
Haha, a few hours left to live
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (1/5)
Post by: Elite on August 25, 2018, 09:40:35 AM
Haha, a few hours left to live

 ::)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (1/5)
Post by: TAC on August 25, 2018, 11:00:13 AM
Uh oh. I did a Spotify Playlist too.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (1/5)
Post by: Elite on August 25, 2018, 11:17:30 AM
Well, do note that the fact that it was a Spotify playlist didn’t really matter all that much.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (1/5)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 25, 2018, 11:28:50 AM
The suspense is killing me, literally......figuratively.... :biggrin:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (1/5)
Post by: ariich on August 25, 2018, 11:46:12 AM
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Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (1/5)
Post by: Cyril on August 25, 2018, 11:47:03 AM
The suspense is killing me, literally......figuratively.... :biggrin:
same but literally
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (1/5)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 25, 2018, 12:22:15 PM
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Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (1/5)
Post by: Cyril on August 25, 2018, 12:37:07 PM
honestly i have no confidence that i won with the EP i sent but i do not regret it either because i like the EP a lot
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (1/5)
Post by: Elite on August 25, 2018, 12:45:09 PM
Don’t make me feel bad about how this is going to end, you guys! :(
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (1/5)
Post by: Cyril on August 25, 2018, 12:50:25 PM
just make sure everyone loses and we'll all be fine
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (1/5)
Post by: ariich on August 25, 2018, 01:04:37 PM
honestly i have no confidence that i won with the EP i sent but i do not regret it either because i like the EP a lot
Same, I'm actually pretty thrilled with how mine turned out in terms of flow, consistency, mood and quality of songs (to my tastes). But the winner will be the one that hit the superior Rich's tastes most.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (1/5)
Post by: Elite on August 25, 2018, 02:22:47 PM
just make sure everyone loses and we'll all be fine

this is a good option, but I'd rather have everybody win!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (1/5)
Post by: ariich on August 25, 2018, 02:26:56 PM
just make sure everyone loses and we'll all be fine

this is a good option, but I'd rather have everybody win!
D'awwwwww. :heart
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (2/5)
Post by: Elite on August 25, 2018, 03:14:59 PM
FINAL ROUND RESULTS! pt. 3

Puppies_On_Acid
Eternity in a Dying Universe – sent as a single file, I burned it to a disc

‘About a being that can’t die, but has tried to kill himself numerous times. When he discovers the universe itself is dying, he hopes this will finally give him release.’ (Or something along those lines).

1. Moonsorrow – Pimeä (14:08)
2. Solitude Aeturnus – Eternal (Dreams Part II) (7:51)
3. Helrunar – Sól (10:56)
4.  The Thirteenth Sun - The Universe Is Burning (9:05)

So, this is a monster of an EP, quite literally. When I got the file and saw that it was exactly 40 minutes long, I thought Puppies must have done that on purpose. Then again, he also wrote a short story of how these songs belong together on his EP and that would mean it would be too coincidental if everything aligned to be exactly 40 minutes long. Turns out that the songs themselves are longer – and unfortunately for the flow on his EP, you can actually hear that, because the transitions between the songs end up being jarring at best, and seriously annoying at worst. Admittedly, the first time I went through the EP, I thought the file was broken or something, because the end seems so sudden, and then I thought Puppies just cut the last song to get to 40 minutes and for a long time that annoyed me. Until I actually looked up the original track to see how that one ends (I expected a fade-out after that grandiose finale), but it’s exactly the same. Why would you do that!? It kills the track (and makes me sad as a result). So, the ‘annoying end’ can’t really be attributed to Puppies, but it still annoys me to no end, because that song is easily the best on this EP and probably one of the better songs in the EP round. On to the others..

Moonsorrow was .. difficult. It’s quite daring to send in an EP of 40 minutes, especially when it only consists of 4 tracks. Pimeä takes 14 minutes and honestly doesn’t really go anywhere. It’s the same intensity at all times, with lyrics in Finnish, so I can’t make anything out of it. Now, this is not a problem per se, but when every single line is screeched as well, I don’t really get a sense of progression in storytelling either. I can see how this is ‘good’, but for me this turned into background noise way too quickly, because of lack of variation. Repeated listens showed me there’s a lot more to this track though and it has me intrigued enough to try out some other songs from them. Enter the most jarring transition after Moonsorrow gets a sudden fade-out; ‘Eternal’ by Solitude Aeturnus is almost twice as slow in tempo and this style of doom metal does literally nothing to me. This song feels out of place on this EP, because it’s way darker in tone, the guitars are far more distant and less distinct and the operatic style of singing is alright in its own regard, but not in the context of this EP. This was a miss, I’m sorry to say that.

The next transition comes out of nowhere as well, as we enter the much heavier (and louder) guitars of Helrunar’s ‘Sól’. This is a song I actually enjoyed a lot. The vocals took some time to get used to, but there’s a sense of grandeur in the way the chorus (?) differs from the verses. After about 4 minutes the song sort of stops and goes into this fantastic instrumental build-up that lasts over 6 minutes– truly, some of the best stuff in this entire round, and I mean that. The next transition is fine, but the count-down on the drums breaks the flow a little. I would wonder what would have happened if these two songs were switched around? (Ending with Sól). The Universe is Burning is fairly standard progressive metal, that starts out heavy, goes into a long break and ends with this proclamation that the universe is burning, entering a blastbeat part with sudden unexpected growls that should serve as a grande finale (and succeeds, apart from the cut-off ending).

I find it a little difficult to admit that your EP ends up in the ‘bottom two’ of the EP Round, because you were close to the lead throughout all the regular rounds of this roulette. Thing is though, that the transitions especially, but also parts of a couple of these songs just didn’t work with me. The Moonsorrow might be interesting enough to check out further, and I’m definitely going to catch The Thirteenth Sun at ProgPower Europe later this year.

By the way, when I play this file on my computer, the tempo marker literally stops at 39:59 and the music continues for about 10-15 seconds before ending. Is it actually, secretly slightly longer than 40 minutes? :lol

Final Verdict:
Like Train’s EP, yours being in this first batch means that you don’t get to wear the Elite Roulette Crown. It’s funny how as a participant you sent me the most diverse stuff, ranging from electronic to death metal, indie & doom. I’m quite picky when it comes to metal, so I found it very cool that you sent stuff in the regular rounds that I hadn’t heard yet, but that were also intriguing enough to dig into (the Enslaved, YOB and – if I ever get to listening to a full album of theirs – Deathspell Omega). You managed to pull out stuff that’s rarely (or never) even mentioned on the forums and you seem to have a really extensive music library, based on what you post and I like that. I’m therefore sure that there’s a bunch of stuff that you know that I don’t yet that I would like, but as for this roulette, I thank you very much for showing me music styles I wasn’t fully aware of and for being a participant in this long-ass rambling mess of a roulette.



Next three tomorrow, with one in the morning (my time) and the two last ones in the evening.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (2/5)
Post by: Cyril on August 25, 2018, 03:19:14 PM
noooo i have to wait until tomorrow to die  :sadpanda:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (2/5)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 25, 2018, 03:35:53 PM
Admittedly I forced the transitions on my EP for the sake of the story, which didn't work to my favor. I actually reworked the transitions as I mentioned earlier in the thread and am way happier with them, but the time ended up being over 40 minutes. Your assessment of each track is about what I expected. Moonsorrow does take multiple listens to get the most out of it. They are so musically dense. I had no idea if you would like Solitude Aeturnus. I just took a shot in the dark, since it fit the EP story-wise. Glad you liked Helrunar and Thirteenth Sun.

Not sure what's up with the time stamps on the file. Audacity could have screwed something up.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (2/5)
Post by: Elite on August 26, 2018, 12:28:46 AM
You were a great participant throughout the roulette! I forgot to mention in the write-up that I enjoyed the fact that you sent some more challenging stuff as well. That's probably also the reason why I haven't bought any of the albums you sent songs from first; with a lot of the other submissions I did buy an album from, it was all very likeable for me immediately, but with your stuff it usually took a couple of listens to 'get into' them. That's not to say I didn't enjoy them, because obviously you wouldn't have made it to the final round if I didn't, but I'll have to check out some things further before deciding to purchase anything.

Another problem with some of the bands you sent: they have so much material; where do I even start? :P
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (2/5)
Post by: Cyril on August 26, 2018, 01:03:39 AM
IS THIS THE REAL LIFE
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (2/5)
Post by: Elite on August 26, 2018, 01:21:04 AM
I think it is!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (2/5)
Post by: Puppies_On_Acid on August 26, 2018, 01:41:36 AM

Another problem with some of the bands you sent: they have so much material; where do I even start? :P
Let's see....
Maximum the Hormone - That album I sent the song from and Yoshū Fukushū are the 2 I recommend. I wouldn't bother with the rest of their stuff, unless you are really bored...
North Atlantic Oscillation - Fog Electric is the only album of theirs I really like. The other 2 are OK at best.
Fjokra - Thoughtsteps in the only thing I've heard from them. I do know they have another EP, but I don't know where to get it and I haven't heard it.
Gorod - Based on your comments on the song I sent you, you would probably enjoy their newer albums most (A Perfect Absolution and A Maze of Recycled Creeds).
Warpaint - The rest of that Exquisite Corpse EP is fantastic and their 1st album The Fool is just about as good. Their second album (which is self titled) has a slight drop in quality. Their latest is not good.

Enslaved - This band is much harder to make a clear recommendation. They have 14 studio albums across what I consider 4 distinct phases. The first being their straight black/viking metal phase (Vikingligr veldi and Frost(along with the demo's and splits before those)) which I do love but it's a bit more low-fi, but you can see the beginnings of what would become some of the best black metal musicians in the business. The 2nd phase is their more experimental black metal (Eld through Monumension) where they tried more epic songs, some folkier stuff, and infused it with a lot more atmosphere. My favorite of this period being Eld, even though it's more of a transition album between Frost and Bloodhemn. The third phase is the Progressive black metal phase (Below the Lights through Vertebrae). The Isa album falls in this period which Neogenesis is taken from. I have a hard time picking a favorite from this period because every album here is pretty close to a masterpiece in my opinion. It's a close call between Below the Lights (which is again another transition album) and Isa. Ruun is very similar to Isa, but maybe more clean? or perhaps precise? not exactly sure how to describe it. Vertebrae may be right up your alley out of all of their albums though. The 4th phase is what I like to call the Opethian style Progressive metal period (Axioma Ethica Odini through E (although E sounds like another transition album to a new phase in Enslaved's career)), although they get a little post-rocky on In Times. I think I would recommend starting with Below the Lights and working your way forward, before going down the rabbit hole back through their older albums.

Yob - You cant really go wrong with any of their albums, except maybe their new album Our Raw Heart, which isn't bad, it just isn't quite as good as the rest. Just pick an album anywhere between Catharsis and Clearing the Path to Ascend.

Deathspell Omega - This is another tough one. I can tell you that anything before Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice is low-fi straight forward black metal, not worth anyone's time. Anything from that album on (including the EPs) is worth giving a shot. I would recommend the trilogy of Si Monvmentvm Reqvires, Circvmspice | Fas – Ite, maledicti, in ignem aeternum | Paracletus. Those 3 are one long conceptual piece, basically. Musically and lyrically dense. Paracletus is probably the easiest to get in to.

Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja, Verisakeet, and V: Havitetty is their absolute peak and one of the best 3 album runs of any band in any genre in my opinion. I would even throw in Tulimyrsky as a 4th album, but it's considered an EP even though it's 68 minutes long... Verisakeet is my second favorite album of all time and I hated it the first time I heard it......make of that what you will.

Helrunar - Sol is my favorite album of theirs (it is a bit over long at 92 minutes), but their previous 2 albums are pretty good too.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (2/5)
Post by: Elite on August 26, 2018, 02:08:36 AM
Oh, wow! Thanks for that long reply. Definitely saving that as a starting point :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (3/5)
Post by: Elite on August 26, 2018, 03:21:57 AM
FINAL ROUND RESULTS! pt. 4

TAC
The Struggle Elite – sent as a Spotify Playlist

‘About a struggle and coming to grips with that.’ (Or something along those lines).

1. Thoughts Factory – Awakening (4:28)
2. Dyssidia – An Absolute Severance (6:22)
3. A Forest of Stars – Virtus Sola Invicta (6:15)
4. Novembre – Agathae (9:23)
5. Daedalus – The Never Ending Illusion (9:06)

Being a Spotify playlist really doesn’t matter in the case of this EP, because all the songs end and begin logically enough to warrant some sense of continuity. They’re also pretty much all in the same style, although the shouted vocals in the Dyssidia track don’t exactly fit in with the rest, with the exception of the A Forest of Stars. That’s seriously a mood-killer among the progressive metal vibe of the rest of your EP. I don’t understand what this track is doing here, and even less why it’s in the middle of the EP. I might enjoy the track on its respective album, as its unique enough on its own, but sandwiched between these other songs it doesn’t really appeal to me.

I think the opening track indeed sets the mood really well. I’ve seen the name Thoughts Factory around before, but I don’t think I’ve ever actively listened to the music. That partly has to do with the album’s cover art, but it might also have had something to do with my waning interest in progressive metal at around the time that particular album was released. Hearing the opening track now though has me interested in the rest of the band’s work (which appears is just that album). The transition to the Dyssidia actually works surprisingly well, despite the very clear difference in guitar tone between the two bands. Where Thoughts Factory showed some restraint in the instrumental opening, Dyssidia goes all-out with the prog-wankery at the end of the track. I found this section to be quite strange, since the rest of the track is fairly standard prog metal with a good chorus, some shouted vocals and fine riffing. Nothing wrong with this one at all. I’ve seen you send this band more often, so I’ll just have a go at the album, it might be enjoyable indeed.

I’m going to skip over the A Forest of Stars, because I honestly think the EP would have been better without this track; like I said in the first paragraph, I’m sure this is good on its own or within the context of the album it comes from, but not here. Agathae by Novembre though; what a beautiful track this is indeed. I love how it builds up, getting slightly louder in the first three minutes, before breaking out in that dissonant riff and again getting progressively heavier yet again. This is some excellent song-writing as far as I’m concerned, for the building up of intensity is completely logical and well thought-out. The fact that there’s barely any vocals in the song makes absolutely no difference; in fact I think the wordless screams and barely inaudible vocal line add to the mystique this song conveys. I love how the song also ends peacefully, as if it has overcome whatever struggle was needed to create the heavy sounds in the middle part. Top 5 song in the EP round, definitely, and one of the best you’ve sent too.

Then Daedalus to close it off. I think the way you structured this EP (even with A Forest of Stars on there) makes total sense. Starting off with a build-up, into some slight angst, all the way through the intensity of AFOS and Novembre, to the triumphant climax in the Daedalus track. This song has lots of memorable vocal lines, which feels a little strange to say, because I’m not a huge fan of his vocals when he sings higher. But this surely is melodic progressive metal done pretty well. Enjoyed this one indeed.

Wrapping up, this EP got better with repeated listens, because I initially didn’t really see how these songs would be connected, but now I think it actually works quite well. Individually the songs didn’t really stand out (apart from Agathae), but as a whole your EP was fun to listen to – even if I had to get through A Forest of Stars.

Final Verdict:
It's funny how you regained your confidence about halfway through the roulette, because you started out quite badly. In the last few rounds, you really took off though and sent me some of the best stuff in the whole roulette, actually making it to the EP round (something that you may have thought to be impossible after the first couple of rounds in the roulette). I really liked having you as a participant in the roulette, for the music you sent, but also for the interaction with me and the other players in this thread. I never really had much interaction with you on DTF before, I must admit, but based on your posting style here, I’m pretty sure you’re a great dude :) thanks for being a part of this, and thank you for all the stuff you sent me that I yet have to check out!



Last two tonight. Let’s put an end to this.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (3/5)
Post by: ariich on August 26, 2018, 05:30:50 AM
Bring it on, Parama!








































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Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results Incoming..
Post by: jingle.boy on August 26, 2018, 06:21:36 AM
FINAL ROUND RESULTS! pt. 1

General

I want to thank everybody in this roulette for playing. I sincerely appreciate everybody’s efforts to send me music that I hadn’t heard yet. Some of it clicked, some of it didn’t manage to stick at all and some of it was alright, but I wouldn’t listen to it again. Thanks to this roulette, I have already bought 11 albums and I have a lot more artists I want to check out based on what I’ve heard. This final EP round probably adds a couple more artists to that list as well.

I considered making a ‘best of roulette’ playlist on Spotify, mostly for myself to enjoy, but the first draft, without even including the EP Round, led to a playlist of over 4 hours – I scrapped the idea. It’s also quite difficult for me to rank all the songs against each other now that everything’s done; I simply got sent too many over the course of 3,5 (jesus fuck, has this been going on for that long already!?) months. In a sense, I find it a shame that my fourth roulette is about to be over, on the other hand, it will finally give me time to discover more of the artists you guys sent me. I’m already horribly behind on CD’s I have bought over the past 2-3 months, simply because I gave roulette listening priority, though it may not have always seemed like that.

I am sorry – really – for taking so long in completing this and sometimes taking more than a week to post results. In my own defense; the months June & July are always ridiculously busy at work, then I moved in with my girlfriend to the house we bought, and in the first weeks of living there, I really had to find the time to listen to any music at all. On top of that, I’m entirely sure that she would not like me turning on harsh noise loud enough – so I usually resort to listening to music when she’s not home, and with me having holidays, the time I spent in my car (the place I listen to music the most, actually) was close to zero since the end of July. I truly admire all of the fols here who manage to run a roulette smoothly and swiftly and also keeping their private lives in check. I had hoped to be finished before I moved, but I’ve been living here for 1,5 months now (love the new place by the way!) and I’m not even halfway typing up this shit for the EP Rounds.

For all the EP Round participants, I will write something to you in the posts for the EPs, for all the other participants; I thank you all for playing, even though it might have been only for a short while.  At of writing this, I *know* who has won the fourth edition of Elite’s roulette, but as far as I’m concerned, a roulette is a cumulative effort. I thank everybody who played for showing new music.

Just had to say that this is a tremendously honest post Rich, recognizing and admitting your challenges through this, and a hearty thank-you for your players.

Nice reflection  :clap:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (3/5)
Post by: TAC on August 26, 2018, 07:13:00 AM
Turd Place! I'll take it!!!


Thank you for the very nice things you said. No disprespect, but I did not pre do an EP because I never thought I'd get that far. But over the course of a couple hours (before leaving for vacation). I worked through about a dozen songs that I thought would fit together somewhat thematically, and this is what I settled on.


Seems no one is beating parama around here, and I just lost to ariich in parama's final round. But playing in these roulettes, especially with those that have different tastes from me, has lead me to some great music, and has pushed my own boundaries more than a little. A lot of the music I am sending is still relatively new to me, but I've never sent anything I didn't believe in. I've made more purchases playing in roulettes than I have hosting them.


Thanks for having me Elite. Not sure I could've handled second place for a third straight roulette.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (3/5)
Post by: jingle.boy on August 26, 2018, 07:20:51 AM
I’m pretty sure you’re a great dude :)

And his ole lady is great in bed!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (3/5)
Post by: TAC on August 26, 2018, 07:25:04 AM
 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (3/5)
Post by: Cyril on August 26, 2018, 09:34:49 AM
the disrespect for a forest of stars is disheartening

anyways dammit I'm still not dead

this is just like train's roulette you keep me around for the top 2 just to crush my dreams at the end
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results Incoming..
Post by: Sacul on August 26, 2018, 11:01:41 AM
Sacul: You were at the best when you sent strange stuff that’s also bordering on metal – exception being the Cosmo Sheldrake song. I’ll be honest here and say that the Indukti track might have impressed me the most out of any song I received in the entire roulette. The album it comes from is seriously awesome. I haven’t checked out the Lunar Caustic stuff, because, well, time, but I might do that. Also seeing Six Roaming OwlsThe Flaming Lips get good/better scores in other roulettes makes me wonder if I was too harsh on that one. There was definitely some shite you sent as well – sorry for being so blunt, but in general it was nice having you be part of this. Just send sooner “next time”. :biggrin:
Hell yeah, that Indukti is great stuff :metal. Make sure to check out their first album, it's got Mariusz on some tracks.

The Obscure Sphinx record, Void Mother, is pretty cool, and has this kind of ritualistic, occult vibe throughout it and some great riffs - the last track might be the best tho.

I wouldn't expect the Cosmo Sheldrake album to be nearly as crazy as the song I sent you, but it kinda works as the closer and climax - it's a pretty lovely, chill album for the most part, give it a chance.

Yeah definitely give that Flaming Lips record a try, it's pretty varied and charming, you'll eventually get used to the vocals :P

Thanks for having me! And sorry for sending so late - I used to make a big playlist of what I wanted to send right after signing up, so I added/removed stuff while playing (basically what I did for Katt's roulette), but haven't really been doing so lately, perhaps for a lack of interest in music these days.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (3/5)
Post by: Cyril on August 26, 2018, 11:03:38 AM
yeah the obscure sphinx record is alright but tbh i think the entire second half is weaker than the first half (incl the last track sorry dacul  :lol)

it's worth listening to though for sure

also elite go listen to a shadowplay for yesterdays by a forest of stars even if you didn't like this track, that's a damn good record right there lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (3/5)
Post by: Elite on August 26, 2018, 11:19:58 AM
Nice reflection  :clap:

Thank you for that kind notion! :)

Turd Place! I'll take it!!!

A lot of the music I am sending is still relatively new to me, but I've never sent anything I didn't believe in. I've made more purchases playing in roulettes than I have hosting them.

Thanks for having me Elite. Not sure I could've handled second place for a third straight roulette.

Well, that's a great thing about roulettes, that if you're an active participant, there's some to gain for you as well :) it was good to have you, like I said in the final write-up I did. And for the record, I did enjoy your EP as well, so you did pretty well with the restrictions you had!

the disrespect for a forest of stars is disheartening

anyways dammit I'm still not dead

this is just like train's roulette you keep me around for the top 2 just to crush my dreams at the end

Come on, I even said I didn't dislike the song, I just thought it was out of place.
And yes, I'm doing this on purpose.

Thanks for having me! And sorry for sending so late - I used to make a big playlist of what I wanted to send right after signing up, so I added/removed stuff while playing (basically what I did for Katt's roulette), but haven't really been doing so lately, perhaps for a lack of interest in music these days.

Maybe you should organise a roulette yourself so you can regain your interest in music. And then be surprised if everybody sends late :neverusethis:
Thanks for the recommendations! More stuff to check out :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (3/5)
Post by: Cyril on August 26, 2018, 11:24:08 AM
i'll agree it was out of place yeah but you just dunked on the song & didn't even comment on it so what else am i supposed to assume other than you hated it  :lol

also, curse yooouuuu :getoffmylawn:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (3/5)
Post by: ariich on August 26, 2018, 11:42:43 AM
And yes, I'm doing this on purpose.
This is just too much.

(https://i.imgur.com/17wdUie.gif)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (3/5)
Post by: Cyril on August 26, 2018, 11:53:56 AM
i'm just surprised my non-metal EP made it to the top 2 at all
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (3/5)
Post by: Sacul on August 26, 2018, 12:20:41 PM
Maybe you should organise a roulette yourself so you can regain your interest in music. And then be surprised if everybody sends late :neverusethis:
Thanks for the recommendations! More stuff to check out :)
Been thinking about it, although I haven't finished checking what I got sent in the last one from some months ago :lol
Sending late would be a requirement :neverusethis:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (3/5)
Post by: Cyril on August 26, 2018, 12:24:19 PM
i'll send so late that i won't even send for the first round until after the roulette is over :jamaritard:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (3/5)
Post by: Elite on August 26, 2018, 12:27:24 PM
I just listened to the winning EP
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (3/5)
Post by: Sacul on August 26, 2018, 12:30:02 PM
i'll send so late that i won't even send for the first round until after the roulette is over :jamaritard:
You'd still send me the song before splent and DrDTVT post results :vomitard:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (3/5)
Post by: Elite on August 26, 2018, 12:37:38 PM
i'll send so late that i won't even send for the first round until after the roulette is over :jamaritard:
You'd still send me the song before splent and DrDTVT post results


omg :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (3/5)
Post by: Elite on August 26, 2018, 01:05:04 PM
I don't want to end this :(
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (3/5)
Post by: ariich on August 26, 2018, 01:10:34 PM
I don't want to end this :(
Just end me it.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (3/5)
Post by: Cyril on August 26, 2018, 01:14:02 PM
ariich let's romeo & juliet it so elite doesn't have to shoot us dead
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (The End..)
Post by: Elite on August 26, 2018, 01:16:59 PM
FINAL ROUND RESULTS! pt. 5

ariich
Depths: Revisited – sent as a single file, I burned it to a disc

‘Hello, melodic death metal, so glad to see you my friend. It’s been a while..’

1. Witherscape - The Inheritance (1:15)
2. Amorphis - Wrong Direction (5:09)
3. Insomnium - Winter’s Gate, Part 4 (5:24)
4. Witherscape - The Examiner (5:04)
5. Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun (6:33)
6. Amorphis - Pyres on the Coast (6:19)
7. Witherscape - Vila I Frid (1:54)

Stylistically this is easily the most consistent EP, since it’s all melodic death metal and consists of just songs by three bands. The transitions are for the most part seamless, since the overall sound of the songs is so similar. Also, having two Amorphis songs from the same album helps continuity (I totally had to look that up, I must admit), even though they’re quite different from each other. Likewise, the two Insomnium tracks are very distinct and not at all too similar. Ironically, the centrepiece of the EP, Witherscape’s ‘The Examiner’ was the song that felt the most out of place here, and is the one I enjoyed the least. I can’t do anything but commend ariich in how this EP turned out; it’s very, very consistent, both in quality and in style. The title ‘Depths’ comes from the original EP ariich submitted, that contained songs from The Ocean’s ‘Pelagial’, an album that firmly sits in my top 30 of all time (and was obviously banned as result), so he took a melodic death metal approach that kept the same idea; the EP does indeed get tonally darker towards the end.

The way the EP opens and closes with the two interlude tracks works great to set the mood. The first track is actually the closer on the album it comes from, but the transition into the first Amorphis song makes it seem as if both tracks are on the same album. It’s that seamless, which adds to the overall experience. I really like the first Amorphis song. It’s upbeat, it’s quite heavy and it’s even catchy in the chorus. Melodic Death Metal done right, I think, although I must say I have been too into the genre as of late. I can remember that I was a huge In Flames fan back in high school and also enjoyed the likes of At the Gates and Dark Tranquillity, but ever since I got more into progressive metal stuff, I have not followed the scene at all – the exception being the band In Mourning (which I will mention later on). From what I remember from In Flames, since I haven’t listened to that stuff in years, is that they were a bit more raw. The first Amorphis song is more ‘streamlined’, if that makes sense at all. But this is seriously great stuff. The transition into ‘Winter’s Gate, Pt. 4’ is alright, but nothing exceptional. It starts out with some clean guitars and vocals, before breaking into the riffing. This is song is already a lot darker than its predecessor, but this is mostly due to the guttural vocals. It’s a good fit with the first song though, but the similarity to the first song is striking. Will it eventually wear me out? Not yet in this song, but there does come a point where the EP just becomes too much more of the same, and the impossible-to-find transition between the two last tracks is around the point where that happens, but first, we have what I think is easily the weakest song on the album.

The Witherscape song didn’t work for me. I can see how you might have wanted something a little more restrained in the middle of the EP, and that’s not a bad idea at all, but this song is just too different from the rest, in the sense that the riffs are more rhythmically based, instead of melodically. It makes for a very strange intermission between the melodic death metal. Op top of that, I don’t like the guy’s voice here (am I allowed to say that? I remember the last time I said something bad about Dan Swäno, I got some flack). I wonder how this EP would have turned out with what I consider to be the penultimate melodic death metal song (full disclosure: I’m not too big in the genre, so I haven’t heard a lot of stuff). I think ‘The Smoke’ by In Mourning would have served better here, and typing that makes me wonder why the hell I didn’t send that album to you in your roulette, but it’s too late for that.

The EP ends with the literally joined-together double-punch of another Insomnium and Amorphis song. The first time listening to this EP I had no idea these were actually two separate songs, but now I’m able to tell when the first one ends and the other begins, but only because I looked up the beginning of Pyres on the Coast elsewhere. Damn, that transition is smooth and awesome. It’s completely unrecognisable, which unfortunately also speaks about how sonically similar these songs are. It’s nice how you managed to pick an Insomnium song that’s very different from the first one. This one is more melodic than the first, but it’s still darker in tone. Pyres on the Coast is actually a lot heavier than Wrong Direction and hearing them bookended on this EP, through Insomnium and Witherscape, makes it difficult to imagine that they come from the same album – it’s almost as if there’s another band playing. This may seem contradictory with the notion that ‘a lot of it sounds the same’, because while that may be true, there’s still enough variation in here to keep things interesting, like the random keyboard solo in one of the tracks and a lot of variation in the vocals (even though Swäno’s cleans were annoying). I’m unsure which track on this EP I liked the best, because I don’t really think anything was particularly strong, or should I say ‘stronger’ than the rest, but I think Amorphis’ style was a little more daring than the other albums, and having seen the album these songs come from pop up on some preliminary 2018 lists makes me want to at least check that one out.

Final Verdict:
I don’t know what got you to send melodic death metal in the final round, because the only similar song I got in the roulette was the Ghost Brigade track Tomislav95 sent and that did alright. I haven’t really listened to the genre for very long, which could explain why all three bands you sent weren’t banned. I’ve seen the names before, obviously, but never took the time to check them out. I thought your EP was very enjoyable and was easily the most ‘consistent’ EP in terms of style, the drawback of that being that it wore me out a little with repeated listens. I’m sure I’ll jeep the EP file to return to every once in while though. I burned it to a disc, and ‘conveniently enough’, it’s track 2 on the same disc the next – and final entry – got burned (coincidence of course, I literally burned the EPs in alphabetic order).

Throughout the roulette, you;ve sent me some really cool stuff, most of it in the vein of modern progressive metal. There was quite a lot that I really enjoyed, and some that didn’t really click with me, in some cases to your surprise as well. I got the Dissona album (listened to it once, it was cool) and I need to get into Closure in Moscow & Diablo Swing Orchestra and then there’s Destiny Potato / David Maxim Micic to check out as well. Thanks for playing and for all the music you sent too! I know it sucks having to end in second place, especially after I’ve kept you waiting for longer than I should have done, but I’m glad you took the time to participate in the thread as well. It was fun having another Rich in the same game :)



Parama
Blood Boiling and Streaming – sent as a single file, I burned it to a disc

‘Songs that destroy Parama’ – written down in what was perhaps the most unintentionally hilarious PM I received for this round.

1. fun. - Be Calm (4:10)
2. My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade (5:11)
3. Coheed and Cambria - Mother Superior (6:38)
4. Bent Knee - Being Human (6:28)
5. The Antlers – Wake (8:36)
6. Oceansize - The Frame (10:41)

Honestly, I was looking at the track lengths for all these songs, because I was doing that with all the other EPs and some of these lengths completely surprised me. For some reason, the first songs feels like it’s 2 minutes long, I never realised Being Human was over 6 minutes, but most of all The Antlers being over the 8-minute mark was really strange. I mean, listening to this EP has that effect apparently that I completely forget to keep track of time. If you don’t give a damn about what I have to say about any of the songs, you can of course skip straight to the ‘Final Verdict’ section, but I’m going to finish this in a good way and say stuff about these songs as well.

The underlying theme for this EP is songs that ‘destroyed’ Parama at some point in his life (I guess?) , or somewhat better worded: every song is an emotionally charged powerhouse; a triumphant climax breaking through an air of melancholy. Not knowing anything about these songs, except that I’d heard Bent Knee once and never got myself to dive deeper into Oceansize after loving Massive Bereavement in my first roulette 5/6/7 years ago, I expected the worst: some sort of teenage angst EP, especially with seeing My Chemical Romance – whose music I only know because this emo girl I dated in high school liked them (should I be typing this stuff here?). I don’t know ‘fun.’, apart from the fact that they had a massive hit once and they’re definitely not metal. I can recall having been sent a song by The Antlers before and it must have left little to no impression and Coheed’s ‘IV’ is an album I used to listen to in high school, but haven’t heard in probably 8-10 years. So there’s that fantastic starting point this EP had to deal with, but I just went in, unbiased and without any expectations whatsoever – everything Parama had sent me previously was good, so this probably wouldn’t suck, right?

I don’t know how I can possibly describe the experience this EP offers, without having you as a reader hear it as well. I also wonder how the hell it ended up on top, because I have no idea whether or not I would like to hear a full album by some of the acts on this EP, but as a whole this EP is fucking fantastic. It’s easily the most diverse EP I received, all the songs fit together very well, it has better flow than some actual albums by artists I love and the theme – emotionally charged powerhouses that end triumphantly is about as apt as it could possibly get, but then not only within the songs, also through the entire EP there’s this feeling of continuity that’s going to be impossible to describe.

‘Be Calm’ is brilliant. It works as an opener, but I’m sure this could work in the middle of an album as well, it’s epic, despite being very short, it’s theatrical, despite not really doing anything that strange and it’s uplifting in an amazingly positive way, despite the inherent sadness at the beginning. Talk about a triumphant climax, this song has it all, but this isn’t even my favourite on the EP. The transition into the My Chemical Romance song works very well. And yes, I do hear the ‘emo’ stuff in this song, but in the context of this EP that doesn’t bother me at all. The drums that run throughout the first part of the song have this triumphant quality in them as well, but the real joy comes when the songs ups the pace and gets about 1,5 times faster. ‘We’ll carry on!’ has to be some of the most memorable vocal lines of the entire round for me. This is one of the artists where I’m not sure whether I’d want to hear a full album from them. I get a little pop-punk vibe from the second part, even if it may be a little more refined than your average Green Days. But then you thought you’d heard it, but no – this song even has a finale! Ending with drumrolls, straight into Coheed and Cambria’s soft guitar work.

Now this song is hard to explain. I don’t know why this song speaks to me, but it does. There’s definitely more to the lyrics, it’s probably part of a larger story, but that doesn’t matter all that much to me. It’s just very laidback, but at the same try the song tries to convey this sense of urgency and this guys demands you to pay attention. I’ve seen very divisive comments about Claudio Sanchez’s voice, but there’s no doubt this guy knows how to write a fantastic song. Speaking of fantastic songs.. how the fuck did I miss this track when I decided to listen to Bent Knee’s first album after having seen lots of comments about them in various places? I probably didn’t like it that much overall, because I never listened to the thing again, but I must have missed this. Holy shit, this song is amazing. I love her voice, but the best part of the song is the ‘breakdown’ that’s so weird and unique it’s awesome and the glorious, epic ending that follows that one. I think this constitutes the first ‘climax’ in the EP overall – the second one being the end of the EP – as if all songs before this one were building up to that fantastic vocal moment at the end of this song. It makes no sense on its own, but in context of the song and the EP, it’s great.

The EP gets quiet again, because in order to have a climax, one must need restraint as well. And restraint is exactly want The Antlers’ ‘Wake’ does very well, at least for the first ~70% of the song. For the first couple of listens, I did not ‘get’ this song, but at the same time, I had no idea that it takes over 8 minutes. Looking at it now, that totally makes sense, because the build-up is so smooth and drawn-out, but the music coupled with the lyrics is some intense (and not in that way) stuff.. I’m honestly left speechless at this point and can’t do this song any justice with this write-up however much I’d love to. And the last song is similar, though I can’t explain why either. The song is beautiful, the lyrics are kind of strange, but at the same time a little mysterious in the sense that I don’t completely ‘get’ the song or what it’s about, but that doesn’t matter, because musically it’s beyond outstanding. The songs builds up a little like a post-rock song would, adding layer by layer and expanding on that, ending with a grandiose crescendo and epic intertwined melodies. I know you originally wanted to end this EP with ‘Staying Alive’ by Cursive and that would have worked as well, in fact it might have meant the EP got an even bigger climax at the end (and the title of the EP would be ‘correct’), but this was as amazing an ending as I could have wanted.

Yes, I’m rambling, I can’t do this thing justice. Have I gone mad? What’s the non-metal EP doing in the final write-up? I stand behind my choice: this EP is the shit.

Final Verdict:
last place

I kind of hate to say this, but Parama’s almost whining persistence in stating his EP probably wouldn’t be good enough for this roulette started to annoy me after a while and I really wanted to say something along the lines of ‘shut up dude, this EP is fucking amazing and you’re going to win the Elite Roulette with it’, but I obviously couldn’t because it would spoil the shit out of these results :lol But yeah, there you have it, if the write-up for the EP didn’t already make that clear.

When you first sent me the tracklist I had no idea whether I would like this or not, but it turned out I did like this one, a lot. I must say you really surprised me with this EP, after the doses of Paramacore and other metal-ish bands you sent in the regular rounds. I was expecting some stuff I’ve randomly guessed in hangmanen over the years, but never actually listened to and then I got something completely different in the final round. A bold move, I must say, but for you it payed of very well. You were the most consistent participant at the top of the leaderboard throughout the whole roulette and it’s great how you managed to find stuff to send that I actually enjoyed as well. I have yet to listen to some of the albums I bought thanks to your submissions in full, but the Algiers and Cryptodira have been fun at least. Thanks for playing man! It was good to have you as a participant, both in this thread and by the songs you’ve submitted throughout. I’ll give you the official Elite Roulette trophy in the next post, just so people skimming over the results will have to actually read this stuff I’m typing out, instead of merely glancing at a shiny picture.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (The End..)
Post by: Cyril on August 26, 2018, 01:27:15 PM
 :metal

pretty much all the songs deal either with accepting death or accepting life which may be a big part of the theme (staying alive obviously would've made that whole arc clearer but the frame isn't thematically inconsistent either)

also the song lengths might confuse you since i chopped off about a minute and a half of being human (though the official upload is about in line with what i sent (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCU_lScCpAM)) and the end of the frame has about 30 seconds of silence before the bonus track on the album

anyways i never have any confidence in EP rounds now because i always lose them except i guess not this time  :metal
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (The End..)
Post by: TAC on August 26, 2018, 01:28:18 PM
Good job Parama. Led wire to wire.
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (The End..)
Post by: Cyril on August 26, 2018, 01:31:09 PM
also part of why i didn't go with a metal/paramacore ep was that i was out of all the really good stuff i wanted to send in that vein, but i had all my FEELS tracks ready to go at the very least
also you saying you liked the cursive album was actually pretty reassuring even if it meant i had to swap a song out so fair enough to that

also reposting 'cause why not

cursive version (https://mega.nz/#!eAVF1CjR!fpFHDUqvduwfeww7KArjU6TD9bGXFfcwITYDstPU4wc)
oceansize version (https://mega.nz/#!bAdknQxL!LNAR_p9HwOsAd76UYFAG8QZzHVvFJUhVUXLNSDeSqJc)

reading over my writeup of ariich's EP and then elite's big post and it's scary how many of the same comments we made, i hope i didn't accidentally influence your opinion or something  :lol
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (The End..)
Post by: Elite on August 26, 2018, 01:57:07 PM
I'm sure you didn't influence my opinion, because I don't really remember what you wrote (though I did read it back then). Every single 'Final Round' post was written over the course of this weekend with the EPs on and I gave all of them plenty of spins over the past two weeks. I've been quite sure of how this roulette was going to end for the better part of last week.

Oh by the way, the trophy, I'll post it in a bit :)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (The End..)
Post by: ariich on August 26, 2018, 02:11:15 PM
Congrats Parama! :metal

I never particularly expected to win, but I'm glad you enjoyed the EP so much still Rich! To be honest, I'm not 100% sure what inspired me to send melodic death metal. I think it was probably a combination of factors. I wanted to send an EP that was broadly consistent in style because, as an album listener myself, I always find that makes more sense than a 'compilation' of random bands and styles. It's why I put the effort into the transitions, to make it really feel like an actual EP with tracks than run into each other. And in terms of genre, MDM was a style I had some really good (IMO) music in that I hadn't sent previously, having (as you noted) focused more on the more fun side of prog metal infused with jazz/folk/electronica, which I'd therefore mostly exhausted from my list. I had actually initially tried to put together something to bring the proggy side of jazz/funk together with the jazzy side of prog/metal, but I didn't have enough stuff I thought would work and I couldn't get any consistency from track to track.

Anyway this was a really fun roulette (don't worry about the delays, it's all good), thanks for having me and hope you enjoy some of the bands I sent for a good long time!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (The End..)
Post by: Elite on August 26, 2018, 03:09:11 PM
Maybe if I post this, Parama lets the victories get too much to his head, but well, I said there would be a trophy and I made it this morning, so it would be a shame not to post this thing of beauty, so here it is:



(https://vggbgw.db.files.1drv.com/y4mXKr6oj9FxohEg99WF0gV8C4wmeCeCWrRjX1Za8fSIRvn-5DcqbzzXFKpNobWTMFMXEXjFHcKE94Tu1V6XwYjhPA4S53FXbEtfqkEB4f3vrVZ-tEqBIFbWw2dEh3BGjYolVCNxwHTdNakYCzXU7P09vvfbgSU86IFF06K8jKn2EDn6zlFqlrmqSpgF9U52uGLLAFQ-StqN9nivEC8UNFLDw?width=375&height=558&cropmode=none)
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (The End..)
Post by: Cyril on August 26, 2018, 03:12:59 PM
give me an ego and i might stop complaining about how bad my entries are  :tup
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (The End..)
Post by: Elite on August 26, 2018, 03:19:54 PM
no, I gave you a trophy already!
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (The End..)
Post by: Sacul on August 26, 2018, 03:26:07 PM
Nice, congrats Parama! I'm gonna listen to your EP since you never sent me fun. nor that Oceansize track on my roulettes, also curious about that MCR tune :corn
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (The End..)
Post by: twosuitsluke on August 26, 2018, 03:34:12 PM
Good to see MCR getting some recognition. They were one of my absolute faves back in like '04-'07. I can still listen to them now and enjoy them a whole lot. Coheed and Cambria I now pretty much consider my favourite band of all time so  :metal

I got sent both Being Human and The Frame in my roulette, and loved both (although The Frame by quite a bit more). Looks like a banging EP dude and one that I'm surprised to see sent by Parama. Congrats dude
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (The End..)
Post by: Elite on August 27, 2018, 02:49:40 AM
Anyway this was a really fun roulette (don't worry about the delays, it's all good), thanks for having me and hope you enjoy some of the bands I sent for a good long time!

Your EP was definitely fun to listen to! Now that this is finally over, I actually have time to start listening. The list of albums from this roulette I want to hear is very long though :biggrin:
Title: Re: Elite's Ridiculous Reverse Scoring Roulette - v4.0: EP Results (The End..)
Post by: Train of Naught on August 27, 2018, 08:33:33 AM
Dang, wish you liked Rolo Tomassi more, it definitely sounds revolutionary for its genre to me, but tastes. Ancestors' new album is definitely one of the highlights of this year so far man, seriously.

Congrats parma