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Haken survivor! - Results and Discussion
« on: July 04, 2012, 03:58:37 PM »
Results from last round:
Celestial Elixir 12 (75%)
Visions 4 (25%)

Aquarius Results:
1. Celestial Elixir
2. Aquarium

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

Visions Results:
1. Visions
2. Deathless

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

Consolation results:
1. Nocturnal Conspiracy
2. Streams

Finals Results:
1. Visions
2. Celestial Elixir
3. Deathless
4. Nocturnal Conspiracy
5. Aquarium

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So, Visions (the song) won this thing, knocking out Celestial Elixir with three times as many votes. Overall I think the results are pretty good, with not many surprising things. Celestial Elixir is my personal favourite, followed by Deathless and Visions, so I can relate to the top 3. The only things I had difficulty with are the low placements of Eternal Rain and Drowning in the Flood on Aquarius and the last spot for Portals. Also, Streams as a top 3 song on Aquarius is just wrong (imho), as I think it's one of the lesser songs.

Anyway, this thread is here to discuss the results, the outcome of this survivor. Thanks to all the voters and if I may, I'll do something like this again when they have their third record out. I enjoyed doing it as well :)
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Re: Haken survivor! - Results and Discussion
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 10:55:47 PM »
The Aquarius results are not near how I would put them, Visions results are pretty good.

And the final results are great, that is the top stuff from Haken.

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Re: Haken survivor! - Results and Discussion
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2012, 12:12:17 AM »
Drowning in the Flood should be #1 in the entire survivor.
Aquarium should have beat Nocturnal Conspiracy.
Most other things are pretty okay though, not going to complain about the top 3 at all despite a lack of Drowning in the Flood.

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Re: Haken survivor! - Results and Discussion
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2012, 01:19:12 AM »
Yeah, Aquarium > Nocturnal Conspiracy
Though it should have been Drowning in the Flood that had to be there, instead of Nocturnal Conspiracy.

My own Haken top 5 would be like this:

1. Celestial Elixir
2. Deathless
3. Drowning in the Flood / Visions
5. Aquarium
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Re: Haken survivor! - Results and Discussion
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2012, 04:13:14 AM »
Yeah, I agree with what was said. Streams should have been the first song to go from Aquarius, actually - even Sun is better. And Drowning in the Flood should have been in the finals.

My Top 5:

1. Visions
2. Celestial Elixir / Deathless
4. Drowning in the Flood
5. Nocturnal Conspiracy
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Re: Haken survivor! - Results and Discussion
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2012, 04:37:50 AM »
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Streams is possibly my favourite Haken song.

My Top 5:

1. Streams
2. The Point of No Return
3. Celestial Elixir
4. Deathless
5. Nocturnal Conspiracy
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Re: Haken survivor! - Results and Discussion
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2012, 06:29:20 AM »
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Streams is possibly my favourite Haken song.

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Re: Haken survivor! - Results and Discussion
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2012, 11:26:15 AM »
Yeah, Aquarium > Nocturnal Conspiracy
Though it should have been Drowning in the Flood that had to be there, instead of Nocturnal Conspiracy.

My own Haken top 5 would be like this:

1. Celestial Elixir
2. Deathless
3. Drowning in the Flood / Visions
5. Aquarium

Same for me.

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Re: Haken survivor! - Results and Discussion
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2012, 11:57:35 AM »
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Streams is possibly my favourite Haken song.

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Can you guys please explain why? Not that Haken has any bad songs, but I don't see how Streams could be one's favourite. This is not meant in a negative way, I'm just curious :)
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Re: Haken survivor! - Results and Discussion
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2012, 12:37:12 PM »
In my case, I find the song to be uplifting, I really like the melodies and how the main riffs contrast with the chorus, the instrumental is pretty good, the songs shifts a lot with the growl section and the one afterwards yet it never loses it's essence and I trully love the vocal arrangements they add after the instrumental.
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Re: Haken survivor! - Results and Discussion
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2012, 04:12:59 PM »
I suck at explaining why I like certain songs, but the verses are so melodic and uplifting. I really love it, can't express it better than Nekov.
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Re: Haken survivor! - Results and Discussion
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2012, 09:30:30 PM »
Deathless will always be my favorite, but I'm happy with Visions standing triumphantly at the top, as it is an amazing feat altogether. I knew that the longer songs would place at the top, but I'm overjoyed to see the unanimous love for Deathless; hopefully Haken has it in them to make songs like that in the future.

The thing about Deathless is that it is just so much different than anything they've really done before (aside from the 2nd half of Nocturnal Conspiracy, kind of) that it is a breath of fresh air-- though, a sad one at that. I definitely think Haken will experiment more with this on their 3rd full length.

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Re: Haken survivor! - Results and Discussion
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2012, 01:00:40 PM »
Top 5 Haken songs for me-

-Celestial Elixir
-Drowning in the Flood
-Shapeshifter
-Aquarius
-Insomnia/Deathless

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Re: Haken survivor! - Results and Discussion
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2012, 05:58:33 PM »
Streams is fantastic but I think they should've kept the tone they used for the verses (IMO the best part of the song) as they had an uplifting feel, and the chorus tried to contrast that but ultimately didn't have much of an effect