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Hello folks, and welcome to this roulette of mine. My Top 50 list has just been finished, and after eight months of waiting, itís finally my turn, and here we go. Iím looking for ten players.

Itís the first time Iím hosting such thing, so the rules will be quite simple: classic eight rounds, the odd-numbered rounds are open, the even-numbered rounds are themed. Like this:

Round 1: Open (Length limit: 10 minutes)
Round 2: Themed: Ballads (Length limit: 10 minutes)
Round 3: Open (Length limit: 10 minutes)
Round 4: Themed: Two or more vocalists (Length limit: 10 minutes)
Round 5: Open (Length limit: 15 minutes)
Round 6: Themed: Short epic (Length limit: 6 minutes)

(cut-off line, six players are eliminated)

Round 7: Open: Two songs (Length limit for two songs: 20 minutes)
Round 8: Themed: Epic (Length limit: none)

If your song goes beyond the length limit for less than 30 seconds, itís alright. For example, you can send a 10:29 song for the first round. However, every next 30 seconds will result in losing a point, for example, 10/10 song clocking at 10:31 will receive 9 points, at 11:01 ó 8 points and so on.

This brings us to the scoring system. Iíll rank each song out of ten, and whoever has the most points after Round 8, well, wins the whole thing. No special points, no handicaps, nothing. Itís that easy. Here are the milestones for ranking the songs:

2.5 Ė bad
5.0 Ė average
7.5 Ė good
10 Ė perfection

So basically if you get more than 5 points for your song, itís above average, and thatís a good thing. The artists whose song will receive 7.5 and more points are banned for the rest of roulette. My goal for this roulette is to discover new awesome bands, so, please, keep this in mind.

That brings us to banned artists and my overall tastes in music. Iíve recently finished my Top 50 albums list and Iíve got a neat recap of it here, so you can check it out to get a general grasp on my tastes. I mostly enjoy power metal, prog metal, hard rock, prog rock and such stuff. I do not enjoy a lot of djenty approach, growls, thrash, rap and electronic music, and probably a lot of other stuff, but youíre welcome to try, because, well, there are always some exceptions. While I enjoy classical music, please refrain from sending it in this roulette.

So, the banned artists list! Itís going to be a bit long probably, and not all the bands here are the ones I enjoy, so be careful.

AC/DC
Accept
Adrenaline Mob
Aerosmith
After Forever
Aina
Alice Cooper
All Seeing Eyes
Allen/Lande
Alter Bridge
Amaranthe
Ambeon
Amethystium
Amorphis
Anathema
Angra
Anneke van Giersbergen
Anubis Gate
Arjen Anthony Lucassen
Ark
Armageddon
Astra
Astral Domine
Avantasia
Axel Rudi Pell
Ayreon
Beyond The Bridge
Big Big Train
Black Sabbath
Blackfield
Blackmoreís Night
Blind Guardian
Bloodbound
Bob Dylan
Bruce Dickinson
Casualties of Cool
Cainís Offering
Conception
Crystal Viper
David Bowie
David Gilmour
Deep Purple
Delain
Demons and Wizards
Derek Sherinian
Destrage
Devin Townsend / Devin Townsend Project / The Devin Townsend Band
Diabulus in Musica
Dio
Dire Straits
Dragonforce
Dream Theater
Echo Us
Eden Circus
Edguy
Eluveitie
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Enchant
Ensiferum
Epica
Evergrey
Fates Warning
Firewind
Fish
Flaming Row
Flying Colors
Gamma Ray
Gary Moore
Genesis
Green Carnation
Guilt Machine
Haken
HammerFall
Heaven and Hell
Helloween
Holy Shire
Ian Anderson
Intervals
IQ
Iron Maiden
Iron Savior
James LaBrie
Jethro Tull
Joan Baez
John Illsley
John Petrucci
Jon Lord
Jon Olivaís Pain
Jordan Rudess
Jorn
Judas Priest
Kaledon
Kamelot
Karnya
Katatonia
King Crimson
Kiske / Somerville
KISS
Lacuna Coil
Led Zeppelin
Liquid Tension Experiment
Lunatic Soul
Magnum
Marillion
Mark Knopfler
Masterplan
Metallica
MindMaze
Mostly Autumn
Muse
Ne Obliviscaris
Neal Morse
Need
Nevermore
Nightwish
Opeth
Orden Ogan
OSI
Ozzy Osbourne
Pain of Salvation
Pink Floyd
Place Vendome
Porcupine Tree
Pretty Maids
Primal Fear
Psycrence
Queen
Queensryche
Rainbow
Ring of Fire
Riverside
Robert Wyatt
Rolling Stones
Rush
Rustfield
Sabaton
Savatage
Saxon
Scorpions
Serious Black
Seventh Wonder
Shadow Gallery
Shattered Skies
Sonata Arctica
Spockís Beard
Star One
Steve Hackett
Steven Wilson
Sting
Storm Corrosion
Stormwarrior
Strapping Young Lad
Stratovarius
Stream of Passion
Symphony X
Synaesthesia
System of a Down
Tarja Turunen
Tarot
Temperance
The Beatles
The Doors
The Flower Kings
The Gathering
The Gentle Storm
The Who
Thoughts Factory
Timo Tolkkiís Avalon
Toehider
Tool
Transatlantic
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Triosphere
Tuomas Holopainen
Unisonic
Van Canto
Van Halen
Vanden Plas
Vanishing Point
Whitesnake
Wind Rose
Within Temptation
Yes
Yngwie Malmsteen

Additions to the banned list:

Trail of Murder
Absolute Priority
Wolverine
Last Tribe
Free Fall (and any Magnus Karlsson work, for that matter)
Helker
Enbound
Roger Waters

Lord
Mazzy Star
Xen
Ten
Dog Fashion Disco
Susanne SundfÝr
The Tallest Man on Earth
Boston

Arstidir
Circus Maximus
Headspace
Lost in Thought
Pendragon
Morifade
Steam Powered Giraffe

Pure Reason Revolution
Phideaux
Damien Rice
Amadeus Awad's Eon
Bodies of Water
Serenity
Hear N' Aid

Elvenking
Angel Dust
Nightingale
Tiles
David Gray
Speaking to Stones

Iced Earth
Mandroid Echostar
Arena
Swans
Mind's Eye
Heavenly
Pride of Lions

Threshold

Galahad
Kingcrow
Crystal Eyes
Mattador
Ice Age
Journey
Wishbone Ash
Lost Horizon

Surely I forgot some other bands, so Iíll just return your song if Iíve already heard it. Donít take offense at that. If youíre not sure if the band is eligible or not, ask away. Also, Iíve been following some roulettes and therefore listening to some often appearing songs, so your usual choices may be not eligible here. Songs like Anciients Ė Raise the Sun; Kevin Gilbert Ė Song for a Dead Friend; David Maxim Micic Ė Where is Now? and I think about ten more are not eligible too.

How to send files: via PM. I can also give you my e-mail, if needed. MP3 files are preferable, because I can upload them on my phone and listen to your songs at work or on the road. You can use MEGA to upload the files. Youtube links are alright too. Please, absolutely no Spotify, as itís not available in my country. Also, please provide the artist and the songís name in PM to avoid any confusion.

And I guess that covers it all. As I said, Iím looking for ten players. Two less or two more will be fine too, so donít hesitate to sign in. The first round will start as soon as thereíll be enough players.

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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Looking for players
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2015, 09:47:37 AM »
List of participants and scores:

bl5150 - 80.5
lonestar - 80
Dr. DTVT - 78.5
senecadawg2 - 74.5
wolfking - 70.5
ErHaO - 68.5

Those are the final standings.

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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Looking for players
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2015, 10:21:44 AM »
heck I'll join this. You like power metal so there's all manner of ridiculous over-the-top stuff I can send.

oh btw, should we go ahead and send for the first round?
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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Looking for players
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2015, 10:52:15 AM »
I'm in. Something tells me I'll be pretty low on this one  :D
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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Looking for players
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2015, 11:00:53 AM »
oh btw, should we go ahead and send for the first round?

Well, you can send if you want to, but I won't be listening to the songs until I get all the entries.

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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Looking for players
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2015, 11:14:22 AM »
"I would just like to say that after all these years of heavy drinking, bright lights and late nights, I still don't need glasses. I drink right out of the bottle." - DLR

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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Looking for players
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2015, 11:21:34 AM »


Didn't expect you to join, but, well, that's great. Looking forward to some fogey stuff. :tup

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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Looking for players
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2015, 11:31:27 AM »
I'd like to play  :D

I know I never posted in your top 50 albums list, but I did check in a couple times to see what all you had there and seeing your tastes, I think I can find you something that you will enjoy.
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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Looking for players
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2015, 11:58:37 AM »
I think we have a lot of similar tastes, and I can certainly come up with bands not on your list.  I'm game.
     

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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Looking for players
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2015, 11:58:57 AM »
I'd like to play  :D

I know I never posted in your top 50 albums list, but I did check in a couple times to see what all you had there and seeing your tastes, I think I can find you something that you will enjoy.

Everyone is welcome to join in, regardless of following and posting in my top 50 albums list. I'm expecting some great stuff from you. :tup

Also, if Kade confirms his participation, that means I've got five players already. That's awesome!

edit: and now with Mason on board, we're up to six players already. Wow!

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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Looking for players
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2015, 12:44:46 PM »
Well, I guess I kind of have to play in the roueltte of the guy who beat me so damn close in Saculs roulette, so count me in. Just don't expect any power metal from me, pretty much all power metal bands I listen to are already on your list ::)

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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Looking for players
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2015, 12:55:21 PM »
I'm in. Something tells me I'll be pretty low on this one  :D
This. Also, did you like that David Maxim Micic song?

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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Looking for players
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2015, 01:05:10 PM »
Well, I guess I kind of have to play in the roueltte of the guy who beat me so damn close in Saculs roulette, so count me in. Just don't expect any power metal from me, pretty much all power metal bands I listen to are already on your list ::)

Well, you don't have to do anything, but if you feel like playing, you're welcome of course. :tup

I'm in. Something tells me I'll be pretty low on this one  :D
This. Also, did you like that David Maxim Micic song?

The intro was kind of cool, but the vocals lost me quite quickly. Overall, too random and happy for me, sorry. I see how it can be appealing for someone, but it's just not my cup of tea. Probably 5/10 if I had to rank it, exactly in the middle, and the best part is the keyboards and that awesome bass/violin break (until the vocals come in, because that scat thing is totally miss for me). And after that break the song just loses me. Sorry man, just not my thing.

So that makes 9 players already! I said I'm looking for ten players, and I'm willing to extend the limit to 12 (not more, though), but if no one else will join, nine will be alright too. I'm off to sleep now, so let's see if anyone else will join, and the first round will probably start tomorrow, so you guys should get ready to blow my mind with your awesome music.

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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Looking for players
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2015, 01:27:07 PM »
i've been following your list and your old dt list too and i've never done one of these so why not w/e count me in
edit: The two songs round is two songs from the same artist, I assume?
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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Looking for players
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2015, 01:46:59 PM »
i've been following your list and your old dt list too and i've never done one of these so why not w/e count me in
edit: The two songs round is two songs from the same artist, I assume?

Nope, just two songs, no restrictions except the banned artists list and the overall length. May be from one artist, may be from two different ones, whatever you want.

So, that makes ten people. If anyone else wants to join, welcome, if not, the first round starts tomorrow when I get back from work.

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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2015, 01:55:48 PM »
Hmm okay then, will send in a minute or two once I get a full list of songs worked out :P

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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Looking for players
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2015, 02:27:23 PM »
As I suspected, plenty of wiggle room in that banned list.....
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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Looking for players
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2015, 02:37:28 PM »
If you need another, I can probably do this.

As I suspected, plenty of wiggle room in that banned list.....
Yup.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2015, 04:38:04 PM »


Didn't expect you to join, but, well, that's great. Looking forward to some fogey stuff. :tup

I think I might shock you and use at least half fairly new stuff , just to prove I'm not a total fossil  :hat
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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Looking for players
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2015, 05:34:23 PM »
"While I enjoy classical music, please refrain from sending it in this roulette."

 :lol

Sorry. I'm going to have to sit this one out  :P
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« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2015, 05:35:45 PM »
Your top 50 was the first of that kind I read and I liked it, so I'll join. But I'll be hard pressed to find decent stuff that is not banned with that list (basically my entire music collection is banned)  :lol Still, it seems like a fun game and I am sure there is some stuff in the back of my head  ;D

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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Looking for players
« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2015, 09:41:59 PM »
"While I enjoy classical music, please refrain from sending it in this roulette."

 :lol

Sorry. I'm going to have to sit this one out  :P

Added that line especially for you. :lol

Alright, with TAC and ErHaO we've got all 12 players on board, so without further ado...

Round 1: Open

The first round is open. Just sent whatever you want. Length limit is 10 minutes.

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« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2015, 09:51:20 PM »
Sent
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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Round 1 - Send your songs in!
« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2015, 10:05:28 PM »
Four people are in already, you guys are fast.

Oh, and regarding eliminations, since we've got 12 players participating, the elimination after Round 6 will cut this number in half - only six players will remain after that.

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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Round 1 - Send your songs in!
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2015, 01:36:31 AM »
Cool, 'cause I have like just 6 songs you may like :lol. Sent.

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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Round 1 - Send your songs in!
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2015, 03:59:22 AM »
Sorry I'm late, I'm in.

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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Round 1 - Send your songs in!
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2015, 05:20:30 AM »
Sorry I'm late, I'm in.

Well, you still sent faster than six other players, so I wouldn't call it late.

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« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2015, 05:52:56 AM »
Sent!
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« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2015, 08:05:22 AM »
Sent
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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Round 1 - Send your songs in!
« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2015, 09:07:12 AM »
First round sent!  :hat
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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Round 1 - Send your songs in!
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2015, 09:11:40 AM »
I need only TAC and Mason now and I'll start listening right away.

By the way, the ones who sent (eligible songs, obviously) are bolded in the participants list, so it'd be easier for you folks to keep track on things.

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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Round 1 - Send your songs in!
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2015, 09:15:42 AM »
I'll send when I get home from work.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Round 1 - Send your songs in!
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2015, 10:59:45 AM »
I'll send when I get home from work.

No hurry, the round has begun just 14 hours ago. Everyone is just that fast. Besides, I'm going to sleep now anyway, so I guess I won't be able to start listening until tomorrow evening, so it's all good.

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Re: Evermind's Unsophisticated Roulette v. Round 1 - Send your songs in!
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2015, 11:35:18 AM »
i'm ready for such a bad track record that you'll cut me long before the round 6 cuts  :tup

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