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edit: I've sent both the track and the theme / time limit for Round 6. If it gets approved... let's see what tricks you've got for this one folks.

Well, my theme / time limit weren't approved fully, so I had to tweak it and now it'll be easier for you guys, but anyway, better start revisiting your power metal audio libraries now. :biggrin:

Lol better start actually listening to a power metal band.

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Congratz guys, you absolutely kicked ass in this round. I don't know if there's a song under 7 points. We'll have to see.

Evermind:
1.Imaginations From The Other Side
2.Saviour In The Clockwork
3.Round 5
4.Brass Goggles
5.King Of Errors

Sacul:
1.Round 5
2.Mbinguni Amina
3.Love Song
4.Anarchy X/Revolution Calling
5.All Is One

Nekov:
1.Hyperventilate
2.Dr. Fluffels
3.Round 5
4.God's Equation
5.New Day Rising

Sneakyblueberry:
1.Round 5
2.Excerpt from 6.000.000.000 Miles Before The First Or The Revisitation Of The Blue Ghost
3.Limb From Limb
4.Clara
5.Regular Frontier

WebRaider
1.The Pattern
2.Forget Not
3.Round 5
4.Glass Faces
5.Through The Ticket... Across Endless Mountains

Scorpion
1.Rage Of Despair
2.The Illusionist
3.Round 5
4.Shellmounds
5.Silent Film

Shadowninja
1.Round 5
2.You Won't Know
3.Dance Of The Manatee
4.A Tapdancer's Dilemma
5.Carne Vale

Elite
1.Suicide Penguin
2.Round 5
3.Ars Moriendi
4.Used
5.Destination Unknown

--See? None of you sent his respective worst song, but THREE of you sent their best song yet. Good job guys.
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Better than the 8.5 points Brass Goggles? I'll take that.

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I feel like you should not be so nice and just make someone the loser!

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Oh also, Sacul seems to keep kicking ass. There's that next round coming up though... :biggrin:

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Oh also, Sacul seems to keep kicking ass. There's that next round coming up though... :biggrin:
I am as surprised as you my comrade, but don't worry - still hope to kick some butts on your round. I'll just have to find the right kind of cheese...

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I feel like you should not be so nice and just make someone the loser!

Next round should be like this
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So between the 9.5 points Ars Moriendi (3rd best song) and the 9 points Suicide Penguin (best song I sent). That does not really compute, I think I crashed this roulette.

I'll take that, and the win for this roulette as well. Comeback time!
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So between the 9.5 points Ars Moriendi (3rd best song) and the 9 points Suicide Penguin (best song I sent). That does not really compute, I think I crashed this roulette.
mostly it means you either got 9 or 9.5  :lol

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Once again, I have no idea what I sent. I should really write this shit down.
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Round 5: Gorgeous Stuff - THE RESULTS


You guys have outdone yourselves. I'm a sucker for beautiful music, and I asked you to sent me beautiful music, and you delivered beautiful music! Some of these songs flattered me with their soundscapes, melodicness and clever songwriting. Let's see in particular

FIRST PLACE: Shadowninja, with "Varúđ" by Sigur Rós

I've known about Sigur Rós for a few years now, but never checked out properly what they do. I once saw a music video on tv, I don't know the title of the song, but the video showed kids going all over cool landscapes and then flying off into the distance.
But anyways, Varúđ is... like love itself. The beautiful, scratchy and kind of distorted atmosphere really works amazingly with the sweet vocals of the vocalist, often sung in a very high, but quiet, range. When the song reaches the chorus, my body reacts to it with goosebumps galore, and I have to admit - this is the first song in the roulette that left me completely amazed and made me jaw drop the first time. The final build-up is like climbing towards the sky and then getting lost in space. The description is as cheesy as Ayreon, but at least you get what I mean.
Congrats, shadowninja, you sent my favorite song in the roulette so far.

And so for you, a whopping 10 points.

SECOND PLACE: Sacul, with "White Foxes" by Susanne Sundfřr

Being a pop song, this was risky, but I trust you Lucas, and you pay off always well. Indeed, this is another song where the soundscapes take the cake. All sorts of electronic sounds, synth arpeggios (Muse/Devin Townsend-worthy) and beats give the song this mechanical feeling, but it's in contrast with the stunning vocals, provided by Susanne. The chorus especially, has a nice chord progression and also makes me shiver. Once again, awesome stuff and easy to get into, even though this isn't the most simple pop song ever, and that's only a good thing.

9.5 points

THIRD PLACE: sneakyblueberry, with "Marvellous Things" by Eisley

I am in love. With the vocalist. I don't even know how she looks like, but the voice is enough for me.
This is a indie-ish 6/8 song, and the vocals absolutely steal the show. I really love both the vocal line and her voice, her timbre - coupled with beautiful acoustic guitars and a "swinging" type of rhythm, this was instant win. Even though it didn't win the round  :lol

Also in third place is Elite, with "The Canyon Behind Her" by dredg

I didn't know this band even by name, but good god, this is good stuff. It's your favorite song, and I can really get why. The beautiful shoegaze-ish guitars coupled with the chorus are stunning, and everything has this "celestial" feel to it. The title of the album is really fitting. The only negative thing are the lyrics, they are a bit clichč, you know "Does anybody feel this way", feels a bit overdone. But the music makes up for it, especially the sudden wacky riff going on after the second chorus, that was amazing  :hefdaddy - I really love the outro also, that choir is really well done and I can make out every single voice off of it. Not always that happens, and when the production is that good, I just stand up and applaud.

Good job guys, 9 points to both of you.

FOURTH PLACE: Evermind, with "Pictured Within" by Jon Lord

This is a beautiful ballad by Deep Purple's keyboard man, Jon Lord. He sadly passed away some years ago, and this song has a bit of emotional value per se, but adding the recent events, it's even more emotional now. Nothing to really say about it, good vocal lines, lyrics and really touching at times. Simple but profound.

8.5 points

FIFTH PLACE: Nekov, with "Puddles For Ocean" by Papadosio

This.
IS.
SO.
HAPPY  :D

Not exactly "gorgeous" as I intended, but isn't happiness a part of beauty too? Good vibes, summer and sunshine are what come to mind when I listen to this song, and it's really fun each time. Given that it's also in 7/4 it also has that slightly technical side to it, that make it interesting, a thing that this type of songs lacked. So, yep, friggin' fun to listen to and to sing along to. You know, I hate going to the beach, but this must be the perfect beach song.

8 points

SIXTH PLACE: Firstly, WebRaider with "Widower", by The Dillinger Escape Plan

When I first read that you sent Dillinger for this round, I was like "WAT DOES NOT COMPUTE" - then I listened to it and... you were kind of right. Yes, this has that slight beauty to it, but not that much compared to the rest of the stuff in here. But it's a great song nevertheless, and I would've rated it higher if this was an open round.

Then, Scorpion, with "Snowfall", by God Is An Astronaut

This had beauty, but it didn't connect with me all that much sadly. Beautiful soundscapes, beautiful instrumental, a goddamn fitting title (and beautiful title, too) and great atmospheric vibes, but I don't know why, it didn't work that much for me.

Still, you both get 7 points.

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Guys, thank you for this round, one of my favorites yet, along Round 1 and 3. This roulette is going greatly, and I'm surprised that I'm not slowing down, the pace is going pretty good. Now that we are more than halfway over, we can start to speculate who's gonna win...

Sacul - 41.5 pts.
Elite - 41 pts.
Evermind - 40 pts.
Sneakyblueberry - 39.5 pts.
Shadowninja - 39 pts.
Nekov - 38 pts.
WebRaider - 37.5 pts.
Scorpion - 37 pts.

Looks like the initial situation, with WebRaider and Scorpion leading, is now completely the opposite, with Elite and Evermind almost on the lead, and Sacul sticking to the first place for the second round in a row.

BUT LOOK

IT'S EVERMIND'S ROUND

He has decided that you have to send a power metal or an hard rock song, with a time limit of 5 minutes. Am I right, Ev? (dat short name)
« Last Edit: July 07, 2015, 12:17:16 AM by mikemangioy »
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Nope, you're wrong. ;)

The theme goes like that. The players have two choices (the second choice is for the people who don't listen to hard rock and power metal at all). You have to either:

1) send a power metal / hard rock song

or

2) send a song from 70s

The time limit is 5 minutes indeed.

Here's the original quite from my PM:

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And it also makes a nice contrast with the gorgeous round, so, here we go. Two themes for the players to choose (it's actually three, I've combined two into one):

1) Send a song from hard rock or power metal genre
2) Send a song from 70s

But just so you don't have to listen to lots of awful music, I'd like to set the time limit to 4 minutes 5 minutes.

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Fuck, right, the 70s song, completely forgot about that. Oh well
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:lol

Anyway, I'm happy with my 8.5 for Pictured Within. Now I've got a kickass song for this round, and Sacul will probably send some 70s stuff because I really doubt he can go with the power metal thing, I just have to hope you won't like his tune.

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A power metal song, right? Let's see what we've got...
I'm glad that you liked The Canyon Behind Her, it's a beautiful song indeed :heart
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Or a song from 70s! Thought you'll be sending Wishbone Ash there, man.

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I told you, that band puts me in a super good mood  :D

Evermind, you should change your nick to "Evilmind"  :lol


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Totally got this power metal thing on lock, js.

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yep sigur ros is greeeaat. Valtari is a really underrated album too.

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Or a song from 70s! Thought you'll be sending Wishbone Ash there, man.

Ssshhht, don't spill the beans!
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This would be my dream round  :lol
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This would be my dream round  :lol

You're definitely going to appreciate the tune I've sent. ;)

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 :sadpanda:

On the bright side, I won't be having trouble with the theme this round. Sending soon.
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Hey, the length is fine :azn: Thanks!

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No shame losing to Sigur Ros by half a point ;)

Will send some sweet 70s tune.

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I just need Scorpion, Elite and Sacul and then I'm ready for the cheese.
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When Ginobili gets hot, I get hot in my pants. 

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Will send some sweet 70s tune.


Oh, sorry for not digging some cheesy powah metal :angry: . Now if you'll excuse me, I'll continue my pretentious fantasy book :coolio

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Thank you Evermind, now I can't send one of my favourite power metal songs ever because it's 5:13.

Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurse you.
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Hey, the length is fine :azn: Thanks!

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Man, you can send if that's the length. Other people have sent longer tracks.
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Wait, just like that? What did I set the time limit for then? :lol

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Wait, just like that? What did I set the time limit for then? :lol

When it's question of seconds, I really don't care  :lol

Still, if it's 5:47 or something, I do care.
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Let's maybe say if you send something over 5 minutes, you lose half of the points you've earned so far? :angel:

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This time limit is killing me too :lol
Hey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
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Why would you do such a cruel thing with that time limit?

Now the question is whether I'm sending a (way too short) '70s song or a random power metal track.
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