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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 5 results are up)
« Reply #175 on: June 23, 2014, 05:47:55 PM »
Sent!
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 5 results are up)
« Reply #176 on: June 23, 2014, 08:11:09 PM »
Sent.
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 5 results are up)
« Reply #177 on: June 23, 2014, 09:30:20 PM »
sent, but I think I said it was round 6 in my PM
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 6 results are up)
« Reply #178 on: June 24, 2014, 11:41:19 AM »
still mulling....will send tonight.
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 6 results are up)
« Reply #179 on: June 25, 2014, 04:44:49 AM »
Sent.

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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 6 results are up)
« Reply #180 on: June 25, 2014, 05:02:40 AM »
sent yesterday.
tough choices I was down to four bands
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 6 results are up)
« Reply #181 on: June 25, 2014, 11:21:00 AM »
Sent.
Lol. It seems like you didn't get the memo. The bottom four are out of the competition.

Not be to rude or anything, but you didn't even send two songs - you sent one - so it seems you didn't even read what I hate to write in the main post or the last results one. But whatever, it's cool. Just an FYI.

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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 6 results are up)
« Reply #182 on: June 25, 2014, 11:23:09 AM »
 :lol

I'll happily listen to the song, Adace!
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 6 results are up)
« Reply #183 on: June 25, 2014, 11:55:53 AM »
Whoops, yeah guess it pays to actually read the rules instead of hurriedly sending something at 2 in the morning. :lol

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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 6 results are up)
« Reply #184 on: June 25, 2014, 12:37:49 PM »
Haha...

This was fun.
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 6 results are up)
« Reply #185 on: June 25, 2014, 05:28:07 PM »
Whoops, yeah guess it pays to actually read the rules instead of hurriedly sending something at 2 in the morning. :lol
No worries though. I'll probably end up listening to it anyway.

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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 6 results are up)
« Reply #186 on: June 25, 2014, 05:29:20 PM »
Whoops, yeah guess it pays to actually read the rules instead of hurriedly sending something at 2 in the morning. :lol
No worries though. I'll probably end up listening to it anyway.
Cool. :)

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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 6 results are up)
« Reply #187 on: June 25, 2014, 05:30:47 PM »
Hell, even rate it like he was int it.  That would be cool to see
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 6 results are up)
« Reply #188 on: June 26, 2014, 06:07:49 AM »
cool until his "non accepted song" kicks the crap out of the two I sent.

which is possible.
I went with non-complex metal in hopes to catch his musical funny bone with riffage and shit...we'll see.
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 6 results are up)
« Reply #189 on: June 28, 2014, 08:36:26 AM »
Round 7: The score table tightens behind Seneca and Shadow Ninja loses ground

Big Hath:

Aftermath – Soul Secret(7.5/10)
Decent prog epic. Gives me the same vibes that Haken does, they sound kind of similar IMO. The song is consistently good, but lacks that something special which makes an epic a 10/10.

Groove Collective – Drunken Master(9/10)
Pretty typical groovy song with an great horn section. I love it.

senecadawg2:

Zelliac - Hargrove(9/10)
Brilliant. Didn't know what to expect when I put it on, and I thought it was going to be really mellow throughout as I heard the intro. When the song really kicked in though, it reached some epic heights.

Agalloch – As Embers Dress The Sky (6.5/10)
Not sure if I like this or not. Tremolo black metal style is not my cup of tea, but the female singer is brilliant. It was still definitely more than listenable.

Shadow Ninja 2.0:

U.D.O. - I Give As Good As I Get
(6/10)

Hmm. Not a fan of the vocals here, but otherwise it's decent. Instrumentation in the chorus is really good.

Pete Yorn – Lose You(7/10)
Given then way the song started out, I thought I would dislike this. I kind of liked this though, despite the fact that the vocals kind of put me off.

kingshmegland:

Echolyn – Sunday Spills(8/10)
I've heard of this band before but never listened. It was worth the listen for sure. Prog on a high level.

Demians – Sapphire(9/10)
One man band you said? This is brilliant. Rock solid. I've got to check out his stuff.

Scorpion:

God is an Astronaut - Snowfall(10/10)
Perfection. I'm speechless.

Ihsahn – Undercurrent(6/10)
I like the instrumentation mostly, but the vocals are a miss this time. The first 4 minutes are great, but the rest is just lackluster.

YtseBitsySpider:

Five Finger Death Punch – Lift Me Up(7/10)
Honestly, I'm impressed. This was pretty solid metal.

Soilwork – Night Comes Clean(9/10)
This was much better than the previous one. This is metal right up my alley. Super tight riffing, digging the vocals too. Awesome.

Total Score:
senecadawg2: 65.5
Scorpion: 63.5
YtseBitsySpider: 61.5
Big Hath : 61.5
kingshmegland: 61.5
Shadow Ninja 2.0: 58.5

All in all a very solid round.

Round 8: You know what to do. 2 songs yet again.

I changed the format for rd. 10 slightly. I think you guys are doing so well I want two albums from each of the top 3 contestants by then. Read the main post for the change.

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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 7 results are up!!!)
« Reply #190 on: June 28, 2014, 02:05:18 PM »
Awe yeaaaaah!  2 more bands to work on.


On it!
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 7 results are up!!!)
« Reply #191 on: June 28, 2014, 06:18:33 PM »
Glad you liked the Zelliack song; and a little surprised you didn't like the Agalloch song. You win some you lose some  :)

I'll send the next two shortly!
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 7 results are up!!!)
« Reply #192 on: June 30, 2014, 02:10:50 PM »
mutherfuckingSENT!!!
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 7 results are up!!!)
« Reply #193 on: June 30, 2014, 04:09:11 PM »
SENT!
“I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'.” - Bob Newhart

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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 7 results are up!!!)
« Reply #194 on: July 04, 2014, 05:05:59 AM »
July 4th *BUMP*
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 7 results are up!!!)
« Reply #195 on: July 06, 2014, 03:37:24 AM »
Round 8: Seneca loses his lead

Big Hath:

Snarky Puppy(8.5/10)
I've heard them a bit before, and they've got their own take on fusing rock and jazz. This song is pretty chill, and what I expected when I knew I got a Snarky Puppy submission. Great stuff.

Spock's Beard - At The End Of The Day (9/10)
A really long prog song. I know of Spock's Bears, but haven't listened much. Good shit.

senecadawg2:

Gotye – Don't Worry, We'll Be Watching You(8/10)
I really liked this. It was really odd, spooky and quirky – but it worked.

Kayo Dot – The Manifold Curiosity(4.5/10)
Eh, not sure about this. The song drags on for too long before anything happens,which is 5 minutes in with the soprano sax. Then the song kind of just floats on, gets really intense at the end (to the point where I don't even enjoy it). Meh.

Shadow Ninja 2.0:

Alchemist – Letter to the Future(5/10)
Eh. Not really into this. Can't really say why, I should like this.

Audioslave – Like a Stone(7.5/10)
A very good track. Really solid. Nothing particularly special, but a good track.

kingshmegland:

Darwin's Radio – Breathe It In(7.5/10)
Pretty typical neo-prog semi-long song in a way. I can't believe that is even possible to say :lol. I like it though. It's solid prog, but not more than that.

I Mother Earth - Hell & Malfunction
(5.5/10)

Hmm. Not too impressed. It's not terrible, but doesn't do much for me.

Scorpion:

Aghora – Garuda(6.5/10)
Pretty decent intrumental track. I'm not ecstatic about it, but it does its job fairly well.

Sigh – Amnesia(10/10)
Holy schaisse. I want to give this track 25/10. It's awesome in every possible way. +2 points for that awesome eargasmic sax solo too. Everything that goes on in this song is brilliant, even the high frequency noises going shifting from left to right.

YtseBitsySpider:

Atreyu - Blow(7/10)
I've heard this before. Decent track for sure.

Times of Grace - Live in Love (9/10)
Yup. This gives off a KsE-vibe for sure. And I love it. Adam D kills it as usual.

Total Score:
Scorpion: 80
Big Hath : 79
senecadawg2: 78
YtseBitsySpider: 77.5
kingshmegland: 74.5
Shadow Ninja 2.0: 71

Seneca's second submission was a total miss, and now it's very close for the top 3 spots. Good luck to the contestants.

Round 9: Same format. Only the top 3 will stay for the last round.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2014, 05:32:23 AM by jsem »

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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 7 results are up!!!)
« Reply #196 on: July 06, 2014, 04:12:18 AM »
Spock's Beard - At The End Of The Day (9/10)
A really long prog song. I know of Spock's Bears, but haven't listened much. This song was nothing too great, but it was a decent long prog song.

Does.  Not.  Compute.

Best song by one of the best modern day prog bands.  The score was pretty accurate, but the comments left me :wtf:
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 8 results are up!!!)
« Reply #197 on: July 06, 2014, 04:53:17 AM »
CRAAAAP!
“I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'.” - Bob Newhart

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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 8 results are up!!!)
« Reply #198 on: July 06, 2014, 05:32:41 AM »
Spock's Beard - At The End Of The Day (9/10)
A really long prog song. I know of Spock's Bears, but haven't listened much. This song was nothing too great, but it was a decent long prog song.

Does.  Not.  Compute.

Best song by one of the best modern day prog bands.  The score was pretty accurate, but the comments left me :wtf:
Lol, messed up that comment. I meant that it was great. Don't know what happened there :lol.

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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 8 results are up!!!)
« Reply #199 on: July 06, 2014, 05:34:12 AM »
:lol :lol :lol :lol

Reading that again... writeups so sloppy

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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 8 results are up!!!)
« Reply #200 on: July 06, 2014, 06:46:10 AM »
I need to stop trying to send Kayo Dot in roulettes. It almost never works


ETA: And I sent. I'm reclaiming my lead, btw.
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 8 results are up!!!)
« Reply #201 on: July 07, 2014, 07:48:11 PM »
Glad to see that you liked Sigh. You should definitely give that album, In Somniphobia a try, it's probably my favourite of theirs, awesome all around.

Will send tonight, or tomorrow at the latest. I have a few ideas for this...
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 8 results are up!!!)
« Reply #202 on: July 12, 2014, 06:47:31 PM »
Sent!
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 8 results are up!!!)
« Reply #203 on: July 15, 2014, 05:02:57 AM »
:bump:
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 8 results are up!!!)
« Reply #204 on: July 15, 2014, 04:51:30 PM »
Sorry guise.. it's taken a while. But whatever, here we go:

Round 9: …. wtf? Seneca loses out on top 3 spot!

Big Hath:

Bill Evans – Gloria's Step(8.5/10)
How can I not have any plays on last.fm? Dunno. Been watching his stuff on YT and stuff before, and I know he's brilliant. Haven't listened extensively, but will have to after this. Amazing track.

Gru - Stellar (9/10)
”atmospheric space-djent”. Fitting description. I love every bit of this.

senecadawg2:

Ludovico Einaudi - Oltremare(8/10)
Beautiful track. Can't say anything else about it.

Journey – Of A Lifetime(7/10)
I know Journey has done some great stuff, but haven't listened too much. This is certainly not like the hits they produced. This is entirely different, but honestly not that much better. It's still good, but not my style of prog so to speak.

Shadow Ninja 2.0:

Killer Be Killed – Wings Of Feather And Wax(7.5/10)
Pretty good rocking track. Nothing special about it IMHO, but it was solid.

Devil Doll - Mr Doctor(3.5/10)
Ehhhh.... Just was not into this at all. Vocals threw me off too. Sorry about that... lol.

kingshmegland:

Druckfarben - Another Day
(8/10)

Very solid prog. A lot happened in the song even though it was only 5-6 minutes long, and I like that they didn't make this longer than it had to be too. Loving most of the ideas presented.

Anubis - Blood is Thicker than Common Sense
(9/10)

More solid prog, and this song is way more up my alley. Man this is a good track. Can't really say much else.

Scorpion:

Enslaved - Forsaken(8/10)
Trippy in many ways. Not a fan of the harsh vocals in the track, but the song progresses and drifts into something awesome. Very good track.

Novembre - Nothijngrad (9.5/10)
I really find this track enjoyable. The song reached epic heights about half-way into the song. Eargasmic heights when the heavy riff kicks in on top of the riff already there. +1 for that.

YtseBitsySpider:

Nonexist – From My Cold Dead Hands(8.5/10)
Yes! The mellow part was gold, the heavy parts were great too. The only weaker part was the opening. Overall, very well received death metal song from me.

DGM – Reason (9/10)
Holy smokes, lately you've been killing this roulette. Started out weak, but man, you're delivering. Brilliant heavy track, can't find any fault in it. Loving the Symphony X feel so hard.

Total Score:
Scorpion: 98.5
Big Hath : 96.5
YtseBitsySpider: 95
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senecadawg2: 93
kingshmegland: 91.5
Shadow Ninja 2.0: 84


Didn't expect this to happen, but some other people just killed it, and this is the first time out of all the rounds seneca is out of the top 3. Shit happens though.

To all contestants who are out: It was great having you around. Yes, even you Shadow, despite your lackluster last few rounds :P.


Round 10: 2 Albums from each of the top 3 guys now. I will rate them both /10, with +1's for exceptional tracks. The one with the highest score out of you three will win, resetting the points now to 0.

Good luck!

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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 9 results are up!!!)
« Reply #205 on: July 15, 2014, 05:15:08 PM »
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 9 results are up!!!)
« Reply #206 on: July 15, 2014, 05:46:43 PM »
Honestly didn't see it coming, but you only lost steam now towards the end. You've done brilliantly though, some epic tracks.

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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 9 results are up!!!)
« Reply #207 on: July 15, 2014, 08:18:26 PM »
Thank you so much for letting me play in this roulette.  You can check out Anubis' full album on Progstreaming.com.

I'll be following the last round to see who'll win. Thanks again!
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 9 results are up!!!)
« Reply #208 on: July 16, 2014, 05:27:05 AM »
Nice work everyone.
Two albums eh?
This might be my undoing.
I think one of them will be that DGM album for sure. There's more goodies on there. Though Russel Allen only appears on that first track I sent you.
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Re: jsem's roulette (Round 9 results are up!!!)
« Reply #209 on: July 16, 2014, 06:08:01 AM »
Thank you so much for letting me play in this roulette.

Even though it's a frustrating to get the boot, this.
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