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Re: The Controversial Roulette v. Round Four results! Send for the next one!
« Reply #105 on: December 08, 2014, 12:12:54 PM »
Glad you liked the song! I think it's just the one singer though.
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« Reply #106 on: December 08, 2014, 12:18:58 PM »
Was kinda hoping I would move up with a 10.5 point round, but I actually went down  :(

Ha anyway glad you liked the song. Sending next round now

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« Reply #107 on: December 08, 2014, 12:20:44 PM »
Was kinda hoping I would move up with a 10.5 point round, but I actually went down  :(


I hear ya... with all these bonus points flying around, the rankings aren't exactly reflective of how well the songs are doing themselves.

Really not sure what to send here.
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Re: The Controversial Roulette v. Round Four results! Send for the next one!
« Reply #108 on: December 08, 2014, 12:37:21 PM »
I don't really care about rankings, I just like sharing music.
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« Reply #109 on: December 08, 2014, 12:40:55 PM »
Oh. Ok, no big deal. You liked the track, and I'm glad about it  :tup
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« Reply #110 on: December 08, 2014, 12:53:05 PM »
I'm glad you liked Arstidir! Is there some kind of time limit on songs, because I'm kinda torn between 2 songs right now and one of them is 16 minutes...?

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« Reply #111 on: December 08, 2014, 01:06:11 PM »
I don't really care about rankings, I just like sharing music.

Well, for the most part, me too.  But I also like winning.
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« Reply #112 on: December 08, 2014, 01:33:18 PM »
I told you that song rules! Glad I stuck with it.

I don't really care about rankings, I just like sharing music.

Well, for the most part, me too.  But I also like winning.

Interesting given how you don't know what winning is....
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« Reply #113 on: December 08, 2014, 01:38:54 PM »
I'm glad you liked Arstidir! Is there some kind of time limit on songs, because I'm kinda torn between 2 songs right now and one of them is 16 minutes...?
I'd prefer shorter songs, just to make thing go quicker with the round since it'd take me more time to appreciate a long tune. But if you think it's awesome enough, go ahead.

Well, for the most part, me too.  But I also like winning.
You can always send something from the to-listen list  :P .

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« Reply #114 on: December 08, 2014, 01:51:41 PM »
I don't really care about rankings, I just like sharing music.

Well, for the most part, me too.  But I also like winning.

Interesting given how you don't know what winning is....

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« Reply #115 on: December 08, 2014, 01:53:08 PM »
Ouch! :lol
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #116 on: December 08, 2014, 02:43:10 PM »
Given that jingle has already won a few of these things, I wouldn't even count that as a burn. Maybe as a hilariously failed attempt at one.








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Also yay for liking War's End. You're actually the first person to not say that it was boring out of all the people that have gotten that tune from me in roulettes. Psh, plebs. Pro-tip though: that's a cello, not a violin.
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Re: The Controversial Roulette v. Round Four results! Send for the next one!
« Reply #117 on: December 08, 2014, 02:58:21 PM »
It was a really interesting choice. And yeah, I supossed it was too low to be a violin, but couldn't remember it's name :lol .

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« Reply #118 on: December 08, 2014, 03:30:11 PM »
Sent.
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« Reply #119 on: December 08, 2014, 03:40:32 PM »
Sent as well. Went with a 4-minute-song instead of the 16-minute song ::).

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« Reply #120 on: December 08, 2014, 03:42:18 PM »
Given that jingle has already won a few of these things, I wouldn't even count that as a burn. Maybe as a hilariously failed attempt at one.

It's all in good jest, and I took it as such.  Thanks for coming to my defense though Tommy Boy.   :tup
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« Reply #121 on: December 08, 2014, 06:57:37 PM »
Sent

Given that jingle has already won a few of these things, I wouldn't even count that as a burn. Maybe as a hilariously failed attempt at one.

I know, he actually has 1 more win than I do but it's the usual roulette trash talk  :smiley:
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Re: The Controversial Roulette v. Round Four results! Send for the next one!
« Reply #122 on: December 08, 2014, 11:38:03 PM »
I know how you guys roll. That was mainly me trashtalking Diego for being ineffective at sick burns, even though it had the unfortunate side effect of defending Chad. You know, choosing your battles and such. :D
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« Reply #123 on: December 10, 2014, 01:07:59 AM »
Sent.
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Re: The Controversial Roulette v. Round Four results! Send for the next one!
« Reply #125 on: December 10, 2014, 08:29:12 PM »
I'm just missing on Elite. If he sends by tomorrow, results will be up on Saturday.

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« Reply #126 on: December 11, 2014, 12:19:44 PM »
Then we'll see results on Saturday :)
Hey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
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Yes I am. How did my song do? :)
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It's Saturday evening here, so...

Tenhi - Huomen (Tom Bombadil)

Nice minimalistic song, and great atmosphere. Although I don't understand the lyrics, the singer is great and makes a good job, specially when singing out loud, like in a chamber. Never heard this neo-folk thing - the closest is Ulver's Bergtatt, when it gets folky. It works great on the background, but it is too simple for my taste. Nice anyways. 7/10

Half Moon Run - No More Losing the War (Shadow Ninja 2.0)
This song was similar to the previous, as both are folk-y and dark. But this is different, of course. I like the singer's voice and the effects on the vocals. Love the atmosphere. Great guitars on the background.  Short, but good song. 7.5/10

Storm Corrosion - Drag Ropes (mikemangioy)
This is like, my third attempt to Storm Corrosion. Heard it a few months after it's release, but disliked it. Gave it another chance earlier this year, and nothing. I've listened to lots of music since, and thought it might change my appreciation of this. The dark, bleak atmosphere is great, and so does Mikael's voice. It all goes great till 2.19 when those weird effects appears. After that, it gets weird. Like, so much. Some parts are cool, and other not so much. The vocal counterpoint is awkward, but awesome somehow. The rest of the song has some boring sections, and some neat ones, like the guitar solo and when the piano appears here and there. Overall is weird, even for Steven's standards. If I had liked it a bit more, you would have earned the special points. But, well... 6.5/10

Susanne Sundfor - White Foxes (Tyrias)
This is an interesting choice. The synths and her voice are lovely. Somehow, this is fairly electronic, yet it all feels alive and dark. specially with how the vocals sound. The chorus is great, and so does the rest of the song. I'm a noob on electronic music, but I love what I've discovered so far - so don't be afraid to send that kind of stuff. This is great stuff. Baroque pop? Interesting genre. 8.5/10

Russian Circles - Burial (Nekov)
This is creepy. Definitely the darkest tune from this round. I'm not a big fan of post-metal, specially if it includes senseless growls. Or at least in the style of Isis' Panopticon. Good thing this is just instrumental. I think I've heard this band mentioned a few time on the post-rock thread. It has some post-rock, indeed. But also lots of heavy, distorted guitars. There are some intense moments, with great work on the drums. I'm not a big fan of the guitar tone, specially during the first half. But what the hell, the ending is great. 7.5/10

InVertigo - Darkness (jingle.boy)
This band must be really underground since they aren't on Sputnik nor have more than 1K plays on Spotify - they're on PA though. About the song. It's quite proggy and has lots of variations, that it never gets boring.  And although I like this tune so much, specially after the first half (when it gets awesome), it isn't really dark. Just because it's on the title, it doesn't automatically apply for the theme. I'd give this song an 8.5 if it was another round. But... "What could be better than a song titled "Darkness"". That it actually was dark. 5.5/10

Alcest - Souvenirs d'un autre monde (Lucien)
I've heard the new Alcest album everywhere. On lots of tops and what-I've-been-listening-to lists. This seems to be one of their first works, when they were black metal with shoegaze, I think? It doesn't matter - this is awesome. I love the ethereal atmosphere and what the guitars does. It kind of reminds me to modern Anathema. Although it'd seem awkward that the singer was too static while the song was energetic, it actually works great. I love this shoegaze thing - will have to listen to Loveless soon, it seems. Gorgeous. 9.5/10

Amon Amarth - Embrace of the Endless Ocean (Scorpion)
I think the closest I've listened to melodeath is Opeth, but they're too proggy and folky, so they don't count. You were woried wether this would be a total hit or complete miss. Congratulations - it's the former. I love how this song focuses on songwriting and a clean production rather than masturbating over senseless riffs and the cookies monster with common cold. The growls are cool, they guy has talent. The guitar work is also amazing, it never gets boring and does lots of things. I know that death metal can get way more extreme, so I appreciate this degree of intensity. I dislike death metal in the vein of Death's Symbolic. But this is another thing. Awesome. 8.5/10

Need - Mother Madness (Evermind)
My problem with prog metal in general is how unoriginal most of the genre is. It's like they took Fates Warning's songwriting, added some acoustic guitars a la Queensryche, and a few DT melodies. I've listened to lots of artists that don't even have a signature sound nor focus on songwriting. My fav bands of the genre do actually mix their music with another elements and really care for being original, making great songs and never repeat themselves no what other have done before. So I was fairly skeptical when you and Elite sent me prog metal, since the songs were not genre-bending. On a first listen, this was bad. But after some spins, it grew a bit on me. It actually has lots of variety and it's fairly interesting. My only complaint are the vocal lines, which aren't so original and are reminiscent of thrash metal. And had some cheese here and there. But it was a good song anyways. 7.5/10

Flaming Row - Time Mirror (Elite)
Another prog metal song, with some power metal. I've seen some users on this forum masturbating over the band's new album, and was curious when you sent me song from them. Dude, this is great. I love the chorus (kind of reminds me to Symphony X) and when the female singer appears. The heavy moment at 2.20 is :metal . Too sad it's short but whatever. This song has a nice balance between drumming, guitars, and synths. The instrumental section is quite creative and interesting. Cool song. 8.5/10

Darkest song (Theme Winner - 4 points)
Russian Circles - Burial (Nekov)

Special points
Tom Bombadil,
genre I've never listened to (neo-folk) (3 points)
Lucien,
genre I've never listened to (shoegaze) (3 points)
Scorpion,
genre I've never listened to (melodic death metal) (3 points)
Tyrias, genre I've never listened to (baroque pop) (3 points)
Evermind, song from a genre I dislike but what you sent was great (5 points)
Elite, song from a genre I dislike but what you sent was great (5 points)

Nekov, song from a genre I dislike but what you sent was great (5 points)

Positions
Elite - 57.5
Evermind - 55
Nekov - 53.5
Tyrias - 51.5
Scorpion - 50.5
mikemangioy - 50
Shadow Ninja 2.0 - 48.5
Tom Bombadil - 46.5
Lucien - 43.5
jingle.boy - 42
Round Six
Music for Airports
If you have been too lazy to google this, then let me explain it. The title of this round is a reference to the Brian Eno album, Ambient 1: Music for Airports. So - send me some ambient (duh) songs. My fav albums on this vein are Ulver's Shadows of the Sun/Messe, GYBE!'s F#A#Infinity, Devin Townsend's Ghost, and Stars of the Lid's And their Refinement of the Decline. If you don't have this kind of stuff, just send laid back songs with a huge, unique atmosphere. With a great focus in sound rather than in songwriting. I have some ambient records on my to-listen list, by the way.

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Re: The Controversial Roulette v. Round Five results! Send for the next one!
« Reply #130 on: December 13, 2014, 07:28:40 PM »
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Re: Great round :P
« Reply #131 on: December 13, 2014, 09:20:57 PM »
But I'll leave it to what you consider as "dark". Surprise me.

Guess you didn't really mean it, huh?   :P

Sent.  Hopefully it's "airport"-y enough for you.  :lol
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Re: The Controversial Roulette v. Round Five results! Send for the next one!
« Reply #132 on: December 14, 2014, 12:45:24 AM »
What If I someone doesn't know anything about ambient? He doesn't even listen to it?

EDIT: Ok, I need to read better  :lol

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« Last Edit: December 14, 2014, 01:46:49 AM by mikemangioy »
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« Reply #133 on: December 14, 2014, 03:18:08 AM »
Glad you liked it, and of course glad I've got a lot of points.

And here's another theme I'm going to struggle finding a fitting song. I'll send either today or Tuesday.

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Re: The Controversial Roulette v. Round Five results! Send for the next one!
« Reply #134 on: December 14, 2014, 06:33:28 AM »
 :D

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Re: Great round :P
« Reply #135 on: December 14, 2014, 07:16:52 AM »
But I'll leave it to what you consider as "dark". Surprise me.

Guess you didn't really mean it, huh?   :P
I tried several times, and I swear couldn't find out how that song could be anything dark :lol . It is even a bit happy here and there. Regarding DSotM being dark, it's more like the album is a soft night. Ulver is bleak, but Dark Side is warm yet dark. Like a twilight.

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Hey guys, maybe some of you are on holidays or will be soon. And we have Christmas and New Year soon. So, you can start sending me songs for the following two rounds. I think at this point you've got an idea of my tastes in music - of course you can wait till the results for this round are up, but you're free to start sending for the remaining rounds.

About the Epic theme: the songs don't necessarily need to be long for the sake of it - just have an "epic feeling", and/or a great climax. A short epic song would be Devin Townsend's Truth, and a tune with a fantastic climax is Octavarium, for example.

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Final rounds sent.
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Cool. I'm just missing on Elite, Lucien, Scorpion and Evermind for this round.

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Well man, I've decided what to send (and I'm gonna suck at this round so hard), but I either need to download the track or rip my CD, so you'll have to wait a bit.

Edit: aaaand sent.