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I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« on: July 24, 2010, 07:49:41 AM »
And I couldn't resist, I got pumped. I had to get up and air drum.

Maybe I'm just being pandered to because I like heavy music, but I don't understand the song's somewhat Lukewarm response. It's a bunch of awesome heavy riffs, melodies, and solos that build to the really intense unison into keyboard breakdown, topped off by what sounds like an army marching off into battle. What's there not to like?
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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2010, 09:56:54 AM »
30 views and no replies...really?

Listening again. It's so crazy, I love it. The unison is awesome and I love bass wah going on. One-off or not, DT wrote an awesome metal instrumental.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2010, 10:01:53 AM »
And I couldn't resist, I got pumped. I had to get up and air drum.

Maybe I'm just being pandered to because I like heavy music, but I don't understand the song's somewhat Lukewarm response. It's a bunch of awesome heavy riffs, melodies, and solos that build to the really intense unison into keyboard breakdown, topped off by what sounds like an army marching off into battle. What's there not to like?
It sounds like a bunch of completely random ideas that they threw together in about a day.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010, 10:04:41 AM »
I agree Reap. I listened to it a bunch lately. Even the King Crimsonish intro and outro are growing on me. Everything else in the middle is outstanding. I think people were expecting to be blown away and were simply greeted with a solid if unspectacular tune.

If this song had a different title and was neatly tucked away on a LTE album,  no one would've had a problem with it.
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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2010, 10:09:26 AM »
I thought it was ok but let be serious. It was made for a video game that has a lot of carnage. They were going for a certain vibe for the game and I'm ok with it.
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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2010, 10:09:37 AM »
It sounds like a bunch of completely random ideas that they threw together in about a day.

I think this is part of why people don't like it. Mike made it clear that they used leftovers from Black Clouds instead of putting together something totally new.
Or maybe some people just don't like it.
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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2010, 10:40:49 AM »
I don't know, but the fact that DT has not played this live either probably also shows how DT themselves are not considering it a super-great tune.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2010, 11:11:49 AM »
Inspired by this thread I listened to it again, only listened it to it in the winter one time when it was relaesed. And its actually a lot better this time around. I really like Jordans patch with JP:s heavy riffing in the intro and the outro, its atmospheric, and I like his JR:s playing over it in the outro. I hope they play it live or put it on a DVD.

When I first heard it: 1/5

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2010, 01:27:39 PM »
The cymbal bell hit at 3:44 pretty much makes that song.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2010, 01:53:54 PM »
It has very cool riffs, and the intro is neat. But it's seriously barely a song. I also feel this way about TDOE. They just seem like some cool ideas randomly thrown together with the intent of being fun to play above anything else. But if you like it, awesome.
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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2010, 04:36:35 PM »
It's an alright song. I have a big problem with it like a lot of people seem to.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2010, 06:35:06 PM »
When I first heard it: 1/5

Now: 5/5


No offense, but that looks more like serious rating fail than a reasonable reevaluation of the song.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2010, 06:47:43 PM »
It's good, but nothing special.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2010, 08:44:47 PM »
The cymbal bell hit at 3:44 pretty much makes that song.

...Why's that? I had actually never noticed it before, and had to re-listen to it just to know what you were talking about.
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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2010, 08:49:23 PM »
If this song had a different title and was neatly tucked away on a LTE album,  no one would've had a problem with it.

You really think so?  I don't think it COULD be "tucked away" on an LTE album; it'd stick out like a sore thumb for a lot of reasons.

I listened to it a few times when it came out, but not since.  Just wasn't very interesting to me.  I'll give it another listen here in a few days.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2010, 09:22:54 PM »
If this song had a different title

You know it's called that because it's 'God War' backwards.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2010, 09:28:49 PM »
I like ''War God'' better. And to the one that said they didn't notice the cymbal bell hit: How didn't you? It starts off the fast solo section.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2010, 09:35:18 PM »
The game is called God (of) War, not War God.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2010, 09:49:49 PM »
Intro and outro are annoying as hell, but there's some great stuff sprinkled in the middle. A mess, but a fun mess, and I think that's what they were going for.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2010, 09:54:53 PM »
The cymbal bell hit at 3:44 pretty much makes that song.

...Why's that? I had actually never noticed it before, and had to re-listen to it just to know what you were talking about.

Haha, it's understandable. It's certainly not something that's really enjoyable for most people, but the fact that all the action stops just to throw in that bell hit, it's like red-light green-light. Plus it jumps into one of the sections I actually like.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2010, 10:15:09 PM »
God War sounds like broken english whereas War God doesn't. But then of course Mike wouldn't have his enuendo so oh well.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2010, 10:26:28 PM »
What do you want it to be called?
Raw fo Dog?

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2010, 10:29:10 PM »
Yes. That is what I want. That would be so epic and cool. I hope they change the name.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2010, 10:37:47 PM »
awesome song. needs more props

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2010, 05:42:12 AM »
If this song had a different title and was neatly tucked away on a LTE album,  no one would've had a problem with it.
LTE fans would.

I really like the King Crimson-ish intro, but the rest is just a mess.  Nothing to get excited about, and it doesn't sound as if the band was excited about it, either.
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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2010, 08:00:29 AM »
Raw Dog is pretty good if you listen to it from time to time, but so are most songs from generic popular metal bands like the big 4, avenged sevenfold, etc. I don't see depth in RD.
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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2010, 08:14:22 AM »
When I first heard it: 1/5

Now: 5/5


No offense, but that looks more like serious rating fail than a reasonable reevaluation of the song.

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Yeah, with afterthought it maybe was a little bit overpositive, so its ranks from bad to okay 3/5.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2010, 08:51:32 AM »
It is not a terrible song, but it sounds like just a bunch of riffs and leftover ideas thrown together randomly.  I just listened to it again for the first time in a while, and was reminded of why I rarely listen to it.  I am amused by the fact that in iTunes, "Pull Me Under" comes right after it (since I&W comes alphabetically after God of War, and the DT stuff is listened in order by albums alphabetically). :lol :lol

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2010, 04:08:38 PM »
It's just a fun little tune. Yeah, it's DT being very metal, but they have some really cool instrumentation going on in the middle. The intro and outro serve their purpose to lead into and out the song. Nothing near my favorite DT instrumental, and I hope it doesn't stop them from including a new instrumental on their 11th disc.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2010, 04:34:29 PM »
Yes. That is what I want. That would be so epic and cool. I hope they change the name.

Who cares about the name?! It could've been named "Eat my ass and balls" I wouldn't like it less, it's a very cool song that I've listen way to..little...too...I'm hoping for it to be played at their An Evening With Tour :)      :metal

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2010, 05:41:35 PM »
Sarcasm, chuck.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #31 on: July 26, 2010, 04:22:03 PM »
sorry...

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2010, 04:33:18 PM »
It's not a bad instrumental. However I think it's boring until 3:20. That's when the song REALLY starts.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2010, 05:11:15 PM »
This song is really clicking with me.

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Re: I Listened to Raw Dog Again
« Reply #34 on: July 26, 2010, 05:54:20 PM »
To me it's better than Ytse Jam...and well..no question about it being better than Eve...pfft