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« Reply #105 on: September 03, 2015, 12:43:07 PM »
kanye is okay, but you probably shouldn't send any of his songs, yes
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« Reply #106 on: September 03, 2015, 03:55:07 PM »
What would be the use of using a 1/10 scale if you're not going to drop below 6, even if you dislike the song, might aswell use a 1/5 scale  :lol.

Imagine saying "I'm going to have a 1-10 scale" and then liking every song you get except thinking one or two are just okay and not really your thing.
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« Reply #107 on: September 03, 2015, 09:31:45 PM »
Sent.

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« Reply #108 on: September 04, 2015, 01:38:28 AM »
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« Reply #109 on: September 04, 2015, 08:36:02 AM »
Alright, I have everyone's songs now. Going to listen and post snippets from first impressions this afternoon probably.

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« Reply #110 on: September 04, 2015, 06:08:07 PM »
oops, someone sent me a link to an album page and i accidentally listened to the wrong song (went to the one it defaulted too :V)

so oops i'm listening to 11 songs instead of 10, but i've got it right now okay

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« Reply #111 on: September 04, 2015, 06:40:10 PM »
First off, here are the track times:
2:21 - 4:35 - 4:43 - 5:02 - 5:12 - 5:26 - 6:11 - 7:54 - 7:55 - 10:12

The climax near the end of the song is very cathartic, as well, the build there and the addition of the strings combined with her voice make for a very powerful moment.

Luckily for you, I feel like itís going to pay off here, Ďcause goddamn, man, can this guy sing. Technically sound and very powerful as well.

Really digging the syncopation of the guitar, bass, and drums on the verses, creates a real punchy sound that fits with the kind of music mood Iíve been in lately.

Thereís some cool rhythms and the instruments have plenty of breathing room, at least, I see myself warming up to this one with relistens since it does kind of fit in with the stuff Iíve been listening to as of late.

Honestly, songs like this make me remember why I still like prog metal at all anymore, itís not a show-offy kind of song at all, the band is using time signature changes and technically to make music that has a cool groove and a nice energy to it.

High-pitched male vocals? Ehh, okay. Bad growls? Heck no. But a good female singer who can match the intensity of the music? Yes, I see exactly why this works so well. I'm surprised more people haven't thought of it.

The cleaner guitars on top of the heavier guitars makes it sound very textured, and thatís a full sound that I do like. Itís a bit samey-sounding overall though and Iím finding it hard to say much about this.

And I can appreciate the technicality of the playing. But this isnít doing as much for me as the other progressive metal stuff this round, at least not yet.

Canít say I have any real problem with this kind of stuff, even if itís firmly outside of my comfort zone. This is probably happier than 95% of my music library, for one.

I do really like the atmosphere being created here. A bit empty, but not tooooo empty. Okay, maybe a bit too empty. Spending two-thirds of the song feeling like an intro might have been a tiny bit too much.



Overall I'd say that I like this round as a whole more than the previous one, so that should be good news for at least a few of you  :lol

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« Reply #112 on: September 04, 2015, 06:52:02 PM »
I probably shouldn't be opening song submissions in advance considering that any artist I like enough is getting banned after the round's over but I like at least letting you guys know the theme enough in advance that you don't have to rush to find something fitting it. Not that it matters this round...

Round 3: Music Box
Another open round! Gosh, it's almost like I have the majority of open rounds right at the start, or something  ;D
Send whatever suits your fancy, don't take the wagers, and give me some great stuff.

in other news my Intronaut albums are coming in tomorrow apparently so the roulette entries are going to have to share space with Habitual Levitations  this weekend, but results should be no later than Monday or Tuesday  :lol

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« Reply #113 on: September 04, 2015, 06:55:45 PM »
Okay, there's like two of these that could even possibly be mine, and only one of those I really think is mine. I'm assuming here that  there's one quote for each song. This doesn't look like it'll be quite the outcome I was hoping for, but maybe you at least like it some?

Edit: I'll send soon for round 3. :soon:
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« Reply #114 on: September 04, 2015, 06:58:06 PM »
there is exactly one quote for each song and they are in the (determined by RNG) order i listened to them.

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« Reply #115 on: September 04, 2015, 07:43:32 PM »
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« Reply #116 on: September 05, 2015, 03:35:24 AM »
I have no idea which of those quotes could be about my song because I sent progressive metal and I see others did too (we hoped for some easy points :P ).
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« Reply #117 on: September 05, 2015, 09:31:41 AM »
5 of the tracks fit nicely under progressive metal, yes  :lol

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« Reply #118 on: September 05, 2015, 09:57:37 AM »
I think mine fits more under progressive rock, but looks like most of us went with prog anyways  :lol

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« Reply #119 on: September 05, 2015, 10:03:55 AM »
You were not one of the five I would consider "prog metal", yes  :P

a reminder that my favorite track last round was definitively not prog, though, so prog doesn't necessarily equate with easy points from me  :lol

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« Reply #120 on: September 05, 2015, 10:18:29 AM »
It's just Alt. rock/Emo/Post-hardcore. I need more stuff like that actually.

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« Reply #121 on: September 05, 2015, 10:45:25 AM »
I sent something that was definitively not prog. May not be going too great for me right now.
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« Reply #122 on: September 05, 2015, 10:49:07 AM »
a reminder that my favorite track last round was definitively not prog, though, so prog doesn't necessarily equate with easy points from me  :lol
I know but since I saw you top 50 I know your favorites are prog albums :D but as I said there, I'll try to send diverse music. I sent you prog just because I thought you would like that band and it may not fit in any theme round so this now is time :P
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« Reply #123 on: September 05, 2015, 01:06:59 PM »
Second listen, doing preliminary scores. One of you is facing an absolute tragedy here that I feel is really unfortunate for several reasons (but the score isn't gonna be awful), but on the flip side, one song that didn't click for me much first listen, I really dig on second listen, and as well, one of the tracks here is utterly and completely out of place with the rest and it's kind of funny  :lol
I feel like the scores will overall be higher this round, though I also don't see a 10.0 being the slightest bit likely this time around. 6.5 is probably the lowest anything is going to score. Yay?  :lol

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« Reply #124 on: September 05, 2015, 01:26:47 PM »
An 'absolute tragedy'? Oh dear.
Hey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
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« Reply #125 on: September 05, 2015, 01:47:56 PM »
One of you is facing an absolute tragedy here that I feel is really unfortunate for several reasons

Yikes...

(but the score isn't gonna be awful), but on the flip side, one song that didn't click for me much first listen, I really dig on second listen,

Okay... Maybe a little better...

and as well, one of the tracks here is utterly and completely out of place with the rest and it's kind of funny  :lol

Maybe me? :lol

I feel like the scores will overall be higher this round, though I also don't see a 10.0 being the slightest bit likely this time around. 6.5 is probably the lowest anything is going to score. Yay?  :lol

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« Reply #126 on: September 05, 2015, 02:17:46 PM »
Luckily for you, I feel like itís going to pay off here, Ďcause goddamn, man, can this guy sing. Technically sound and very powerful as well.

Sounds like mine, atleast I hope it is, anyway, I honestly think my current submission is a better fit to your style, but i'll find that out soon.  ;D

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« Reply #127 on: September 05, 2015, 02:21:34 PM »
and as well, one of the tracks here is utterly and completely out of place with the rest and it's kind of funny  :lol
My money is on either the high-pitched male vocals or the 2 minute song.
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« Reply #128 on: September 06, 2015, 01:29:48 PM »
Luckily for you, I feel like itís going to pay off here, Ďcause goddamn, man, can this guy sing. Technically sound and very powerful as well.

Sounds like mine, atleast I hope it is, anyway, I honestly think my current submission is a better fit to your style, but i'll find that out soon.  ;D


I hope it's mine too, or one of the good prog metal songs

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« Reply #129 on: September 06, 2015, 02:08:30 PM »
i listened once this morning (not the best idea to do it right after waking up tho) and i'm prob gonna listen again later today, then do write-ups when I listen tomorrow. five listens strikes me as the magic number for these, right now.

(though to be honest I'd listened to Limousine like ten times last round by the time I did writeups  :lol )

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« Reply #130 on: September 06, 2015, 04:35:00 PM »
I've realized now I could be the one who is facing an unfortunate tragedy :huh:

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« Reply #131 on: September 07, 2015, 11:33:05 AM »
Round 2 Results:

LordCost: Vangough Ė Corporatocracy

First Impressions: Okay, I got the right track this time. I see what you mean, the lyrics here are pretty reminiscent of Pain of Salvationís Scarsick. But the jokeís on you because I am not a huge fan of that album, and the lyrics are overly preachy even in the songs I do like, oops. And itís a shame you sent this instead of the first one I listened to, becauseÖ this doesnít jive as much for me. Itís pretty cool, in its own right, butÖ well, you made the comparison yourself, and while it wasnít very evident in the first song, itís WAAAY too evident here. Thereís some cool rhythms and the instruments have plenty of breathing room, at least, I see myself warming up to this one with relistens since it does kind of fit in with the stuff Iíve been listening to as of late. But I preferred the other track I listened to a fair bit more, I see myself listening to this album in full at some point at the very least, though.

Final Thoughts: Yeah, seeÖ I donít unconditionally love Pain of Salvation. Scarsick and Road Salt 1 are pretty mediocre all-around, and even when I do listen to Scarsick I tend to skip about half the album becauseÖ some of it is really, truly terrible and pretentious. And this is too. This is very pretentious. I really canít help but find it pretentious when bands, who sell music to make a living, write about capitalism. The funniest thing is that I had to switch browsers to keep listening to this one because bandcamp was going to make me pay to keep listening. But yeah, I really donít like the lyrics here, theyíre kind of groan-inducing.

And the music? Well, itís alright. Overall pretty fine, not that special. The best part is, literally, stolen from Pain of Salvation, like, sorry, but thatís not a tribute, thatís plagiarism. Itís weird, Ďcause I kind of canít stand Miss Modern Mother Mary, but the riff here, being lower in octave, is more listenable, and itís not an entire song of just that riff either, so. I really donít like the vocal on the chorus though, theyíre kind of grating.

The absolute tragedy of the situation here is thatÖ well, I did accidentally listen to a different song from this album first, andÖ I liked it, a lot more. Easy 8 or 8.5 right there, I did go and relisten to it a few times and it held up. I think, because of that song, I might still give this album a full listen at some point, but solely on the basis of the one I was sent, I almost certainly wouldnít have. This song is definitely one I liked less and less with each listen, and I almost feel like the score I gave it is too generous, but at the same time anything lower feels too low because, itís not awful, justÖ frustrating.

Score: 6/10



Shadow Ninja 2.0: Homestuck Ė Moonsetter

First Impressions: I guess the instruments are probably real. The piano sounds kind of fake but it probably isnít. It sounds veryÖ artificial, though, even if itís real. The strings have plenty of life in them though. The melodies here are nice and the piano chords keep it bright and peppy, and itís short enough to not get tired of it. Canít say I have any real problem with this kind of stuff, even if itís firmly outside of my comfort zone. This is probably happier than 95% of my music library, for one. I appreciate you taking risks with your entries, even if they donít always work out Ė I donít imagine this will be one of the highest scoring tracks this round, but Iím glad I listened to it nonetheless.

Final Thoughts: I think that the strings constantly doing new things is what keeps this from getting too repetitive for me, that and the short length. ĎCause yeah, I definitely wouldnít want this to be much longer. Itís a nice, cheery piano and strings piece. I used to read Homestuck but stopped a while back, the music did tend to be fairly decent in it though, not that I remember much of it. I think the score is mostly a result of ďthis isnít something Iím going to choose to listen to ever againĒ but itís far from awful. I at least get something out of it, which is more than I can say about your last entry. And I really do appreciate the risk-taking, keep it up and youíll get the .5 bonus every round at this rate, and maybe youíll find something that really clicks with me. (The self-imposed under three minute challenge might not have been the best idea though.)

Score: 6.5 (+.5 Bonus) = 7/10



Sacul: Pure Reason Revolution Ė Goshen's Remains

First Impressions:
Itís weird because it kind of has no intro in the video linked? I mean looking at the album listing itís the second track, so I assume it just fades in from the previous track. The cleaner guitars on top of the heavier guitars makes it sound very textured, and thatís a full sound that I do like. Itís a bit samey-sounding overall though and Iím finding it hard to say much about this. Far from bad, justÖ not the most interesting, especially compared to a lot of the other stuff Iíve gotten this round.

Final Thoughts: Not much to say on this one, either, I think. On the whole, Iím perfectly fine with this. It justÖ never really got past the ďbeing pleasant but not that interestingĒ phase. I like the vocal melodies/harmonies. I like that itís nicely textured, itís a very full-sounding song. Thereís absolutely nothing about this I dislike. Itís the right length, thereís no bad additions that drag the song down. Itís a little mellow the entire way through but I think that works in its favor. The bridge near the end with the vocals layering over each other is a pretty cool moment. Thereís just not much about this I have to say. I like it. I donít love it.

Score: 7.5/10



Tomislav95: Seventh Wonder Ė Welcome To Mercy Falls

First Impressions: I like that the bass is mixed just loud enough that I can hear all the cool stuff itís doing. And I can appreciate the technicality of the playing. But this isnít doing as much for me as the other progressive metal stuff this round, at least not yet. Itís just like. Yeah, this is technical, and yeah, it sounds pretty decent. It sounds a lot like Dream Theater to me. Itís awash with lots of different riffs and licks, and a fair bit of soloing, but that doesnít matter as much when none of it really hooks me in any way. Iím gonna give this a fair chance, though, maybe Iíll warm up to it.

Final Thoughts: Thereís just something about thisÖ the song has no breathing room. The guitars are all ďGOTTA BE CONSTANTLY DOING SOMETHINGĒ so thereís all these 16th note runs where it should probably be more relaxed, and it doesnít take very long for them all to sound exactly the same to me. I donít think this song goes five seconds without a 16th note run on guitar, though, seriously, cool your jets, geez. Sure, some of the riffs are pretty decent, but the need to constantly show off just takes me out of it. The riffs could be cooler if they were more polished.

As well, some of the vocals irk me. The ďwe all have faith in you lineĒ is just sung in the most grating way, and the chorus doesnít impress me much either. Totally fine as a singer in general, just not really my type of singer. The instrumental break has some cool bits to it, Iím totally okay with the instruments going crazy for a minute or two at that point.

Like, I wish I could like this more than I do, Ďcause I like me some good prog metal, but this ends up muddled down with the prog mindset of showing off instead of writing a good song, or at least to me it does. I still enjoy it plenty, itís a fine enough song, but itís not making me too interested in checking out more from this band. The 30-minute song I listened to from them during 425ís roulette I remember being pretty okay though, I guess. This though, ehh. Itís alright! Itís not that strong though.

Score: 7.5/10



FlyingBIZKIT: Susanne SundfÝr Ė The Silicone Veil

First Impressions: Sheís definitely a very good singer, at least technically speaking, though emotionally this is leaving me a bit cold. I think the build at the start of the song takes a bit too long, the song doesnít really kick in until two minutes in, though it gets more engaging once it does kick in, for sure. The climax near the end of the song is very cathartic, as well, the build there and the addition of the strings combined with her voice make for a very powerful moment. Itís just a shame the first half or so of the song left me cold, but maybe Iíll warm up to it with further listens.

Final Thoughts: Okay, so I warmed up to the vocals. I donít know why they felt cold to me at first. And itís probably not too slow to kick in, though maybe it couldíve kicked in a bit sooner. I have no clue what exactly the lyrics are about but they seem pretty heavy-handed, though that fits the mood. The production once the song kicks in is pretty good, has a bit of a pulse and some nice synths and strings. Like I said on my first listen, the climax with the strings is gorgeous.

Still, Iím not hugely sold on this one yet. The ending feels a bit too long, and sheís a good singer but not especially interesting. Itís a very pretty song though. I may check out more from her, I know some people have sent other songs in roulettes and were met with pretty good scores for those entries so maybe thereís something Iím missing.

Score: 7.5 (+.5 Bonus) = 8/10



Train of Naught: Shinedown Ė 45 (Acoustic)

First Impressions: Well youíve got guts sending me an acoustic song after my rating for Tallest Man on Earth last round, thatís for sure. Luckily for you, I feel like itís going to pay off here, Ďcause goddamn, man, can this guy sing. Technically sound and very powerful as well. Iím probably going to check out the non-acoustic version at some point, I imagine Iíll like it even more than this one, but Iím already pretty happy with this one, as simple as it is. The instrumentation doesnít even feel too small for how powerful the guyís voice is, though, which is pretty impressive for an acoustic performance.

Final Thoughts: I did give the normal version of this a listen, andÖ yeah, the vocals seem stronger on this version, I think I agree with that decision. The vocal performance is what really makes this song. The acoustic accompaniment is good too, it can match the intensity of the singer when it needs to, but itís not the main attraction. The song is probably about suicide, I  guess, it sounds like it. Thereís very little I can really say about this, though, just a strong acoustic performance. If I could say anything, I think it did wear on me a little by the fourth and fifth listens, but I still think itís a pretty powerful song.

Score: 8/10



Elite: Jolly Ė Where Everythingís Perfect

First Impressions: Nice bright keyboard intro that deceives the actual heavy nature of the song. Though the song really does have a pretty bright feel all-around. Really digging the syncopation of the guitar, bass, and drums on the verses, creates a real punchy sound that fits with the kind of music mood Iíve been in lately. The instrumental break is pretty cool too, a nice bass lick, and delicious 7/8 time, my favorite time signature. Iím just really digging the syncopation, though, that kind of stuff is cool. I think, maybe, the song might drag a bit at the end though, the entire last minute feels like it could be cut entirely.

Final Thoughts: This is the other song this round that wore on me a little by the fourth or fifth listen. Itís perhaps a little repetitive, mostly. But that doesnít stop me from recognizing that itís a pretty cool song. The syncopation throughout works well. The bright atmosphere of the entire song is a bit of a change of pace from most metal but here, it definitely works. The 7/8 instrumental break in the middle is also something I quite dig, for sure, cool bass groove and syncopation, a cool heavy moment.

Not sure I care too hugely for the child bit and the sample before the last verse. Really cheesy. I kind of like the heavy outro with the dissonant piano chords but it maybe couldíve been cut down a bit, yeah. Itís a bit out of place with the tone of the rest of the song, too, but what do I know. I like this one a lot, still.

Score: 8/10



425: Coldplay Ė Midnight (Live)

First Impressions: I should tell you that I Ėnever- watch videos for songs on youtube (and Iím actually youtube-to-mp3íing as much as I can so I donít even have the video) so I hope itís cool live like you say it is, I might watch it once? I do really like the atmosphere being created here. A bit empty, but not tooooo empty. Okay, maybe a bit too empty. Spending two-thirds of the song feeling like an intro might have been a tiny bit too much. I do see what you mean though, itís a quiet song and it stays a quiet song, but textured enough to keep a good atmosphere going. Vocoder isnít my favorite thing ever but it works well enough for this song, also. Mmm. Okay.

Final Thoughts: YeahÖ warmed up to this one, for sure. The atmosphere works, very well. And I actually think the vocoder was a good choice for the atmosphere. It fits in. Itís a very haunting, calm song. I actually think the louder parts are probably the weakest, now, but they were probably necessary to keep it from getting monotonous. Thereís very little to really say about this but I get why you like it, for sure. Maybe I donít feel as strongly, but it was one of the better tracks this round.

Score: 8 (+.5 Bonus) = 8.5/10



mikemangioy: Destiny Potato Ė Addict

First Impressions: I actually listened to one Destiny Potato track before and didnít like it very much, so maybe putting that on my wishlist was a bit mean, but also not really, Ďcause it sounds like the kind of band I would want to get into. I donít think it was this track though Ďcause the wackiness of the intro here seems fresh to me. What is that instrument, a sitar I think? Maybe? I dig the crunchy riffs here and, gotta be honest, I donít think any other djent band has had a singer that fits the music as well here. High-pitched male vocals? Ehh, okay. Bad growls? Heck no. But a good female singer who can match the intensity of the music? Yes, I see exactly why this works so well. I'm surprised more people haven't thought of it. I also dig the instrumental breakdown, mostly because I canít quite wrap my head around it, but it sounds cool. I think the drums are adding an extra 16th while the rest are keeping a steady rhythm? Or something? Hmm. Oh, okay, there are the token djent growlsô. I think thatís a trope that needs to die, my favorite djent stuff has no growls at all (TesseracT, Skyharbor, Cloudkicker etc.)

Final Thoughts: Seriously, this is more interesting than most of the djent stuff Iíve heard solely on the basis of having female vocals instead of the whiny male vocals or horrible growls most djent has. Well, this has the growls for like one section, and that does bring the whole thing down a bit for me, but otherwise. The synths at the start are cool too, a weird darker pop feel to them. And the sitar or whatever, it has good energy and adds a bit of extra flavor to the song. The djent grooves are pretty cool throughout too, the instrumental break has all sorts of fun with rhythm especially. Definitely will check out more from Destiny Potato, not much to complain about and itís a pretty cool song all-around.

Score: 8.5/10



senecadawg2: Circus Maximus Ė Architect of Fortune

 First Impressions: I think I might have heard something from this band before, but Iím not sure, and Iíve never really checked them out. The kind of groove this songís intro has is something I really dig, though. This is definitely a darker tune, so I might be biased to dig it more though. Honestly, songs like this make me remember why I still like prog metal at all anymore, itís not a show-offy kind of song at all, the band is using time signature changes and technicality to make music that has a cool groove and a nice energy to it. Better damn well believe Iím interested in this album, though, if youíre sending me a ten minute track that I dig this much on first listen.

Final Thoughts: Yeah, the riffs hereÖ they are fantastic. Heavy as hell, I can really get into the rhythm of them. Itís just, this isnít very show-offy. There are technical bits, but theyíre not the entire song, and some of the more technical stuff is really goddamn cool, I love the chaotic bit that first appears right before the first verse. And the atmosphere of the quieter verses is fantastic, the chorus is very big and bright as a counterpoint to the darkness of most of the rest of the song, the vocals arenít over the top at all, not the best singer but it fits the song very well.

The song refrains from being repetitive, too, the first time the chaotic bit is reprised thereís a bit of a twist on it, so itís not exactly the same. The guitar provides a nice polyrhythm for the second verse and keeps it more energetic than the first. Gotta love the quiet, atmospheric break in the middle, too. This really flies by for a ten minute song, gosh. The guitar solo has a lot of class too, pretty restrained for the first bit, chaotic for the second, and powerful for the last bit. Goes a lot of places without feeling overindulgent or pointless.

A nice long prog metal song with cool grooves and riffs, tasteful soloing, and tons of atmosphere? Yes, please. Was on the fence between 9 and 9.5, but I think in the end I gotta go with the latter.

Score: 9.5/10




Current Standings:
Sacul Ė 17.5
Elite Ė 17
mikemangioy Ė 17
senecadawg2 - 17
425 Ė 16.5
Tomislav95 Ė 16
LordCost - 14.5
FlyingBIZKIT - 14.5
Train of Naught - 13.5
Shadow Ninja 2.0 - 11.5


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« Reply #132 on: September 07, 2015, 11:34:00 AM »
i feel i was a bit too nice on a few songs here but i think overall i'm okay with these numbers.

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« Reply #133 on: September 07, 2015, 11:47:25 AM »
Goddamnit you mike and biskit, stole me those artists  :lol . Yeah, didn't expect much from this one, but at least it's a decent score - I hope to keep on the lead in the next rounds.

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« Reply #134 on: September 07, 2015, 11:50:09 AM »
mike even said "I hope Lucas didn't send this already" in his PM (though two entries from the same artist in the same round are permitted, but not three or more  :lol )

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« Reply #135 on: September 07, 2015, 11:59:32 AM »
Honestly, I hoped for more but 7.5 is not bad either. Will send you round 3 today.
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« Reply #136 on: September 07, 2015, 12:12:18 PM »
Not bad, hopefully I can start staying above the 7.5 range.

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« Reply #137 on: September 07, 2015, 12:28:21 PM »
well everyone hopes for a 10 but not everyone can have one, sorry  :lol

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« Reply #138 on: September 07, 2015, 12:29:21 PM »
well everyone hopes for a 10 but not everyone can have one, sorry  :lol
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Re: Parama's Coincidental Roulette! (ROUND 2 LISTENING)
« Reply #139 on: September 07, 2015, 01:18:16 PM »
I think the drums are adding an extra 16th while the rest are keeping a steady rhythm? Or something? Hmm.

It's 4/4 but in quintuplets, all with a 6/8 feel. One of the most tricky things to pull off ever.

BTW, glad you enjoyed! I will send soon round three.
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