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Re: Train of Naught Debut Roulette (Respect My Authority) - ROUND 2 RESULTS
« Reply #175 on: November 16, 2015, 07:27:17 AM »
I'd like to congratulate 425 on predicting the last sender, Elite  :P. Although in this particular situation it's not really a problem because I specifically said that I won't be starting my first listen until wednesday at least.
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« Reply #176 on: November 16, 2015, 11:21:07 AM »
Thanks, but predicting Elite as the last sender isn't exactly a major achievement :P
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Re: Train of Naught Debut Roulette (Respect My Authority) - ROUND 2 RESULTS
« Reply #177 on: November 16, 2015, 11:42:39 AM »
it's pretty cliché at this point honestly
It's probably Six Roaming Owls or some other obscure band I've never heard of.
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Re: Train of Naught Debut Roulette (Respect My Authority) - ROUND 2 RESULTS
« Reply #178 on: November 16, 2015, 02:43:01 PM »
Yeah, I'm a terrible guy to have in a roulette.
Hey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
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Re: Train of Naught Debut Roulette (Respect My Authority) - ROUND 2 RESULTS
« Reply #179 on: November 16, 2015, 02:46:38 PM »
you send some pretty awesome stuff tho, at least
It's probably Six Roaming Owls or some other obscure band I've never heard of.
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Re: Train of Naught Debut Roulette (Respect My Authority) - ROUND 2 RESULTS
« Reply #180 on: November 16, 2015, 04:15:27 PM »
Yea slow (which in this case actually means sending slow) and steady apparently does win the race (1/5 of the race that is).
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« Reply #181 on: November 16, 2015, 04:16:42 PM »
on top of which, Jolly is an Elite artist too  :P
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Re: Train of Naught Debut Roulette (Respect My Authority) - ROUND 2 RESULTS
« Reply #182 on: November 17, 2015, 12:44:29 AM »
Yeah, I send Jolly a lot in roulettes. What a shame I can't do it in this one. I've got quite some staples left though, so I'll find something. I might become very predictable later on :lol
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« Reply #183 on: November 19, 2015, 07:24:59 AM »
Here we go, first impressions, I'm taking a bit more time for this round than the previous rounds, it's working out great, I'm getting to know these songs way better this way.


Seriously, this is the first song in the roulette to actually ‘move’ me


I’m not even a huge fan of any of the instruments separately, but it just works so well altogether.


And even though that chorus is awesome and pretty hard not to sing along to, the guitar tops that high standard


They kick it off with a badass riff that has been stuck in my head for at least 2 days now


..a bit longer than an average length prog metal tune, and that gives them the space to go so many places with the song, and that’s exactly what they did


As a matter of fact, it’s energetic as hell throughout the whole song


It’s actually pretty heavy compared to what I’ve heard from these guys before


Getting a very eerie vibe from that beginning, but dang, this person has a great voice!


I don’t necessarily dislike this song, but it’s doing little to nothing special for me


I’m impressed by this band, but I guess it was to be expected because they’re not exactly obscure


Nevertheless, you really impressed me with this, I didn’t expect to enjoy an “insert band name here” submission as much as I did with this


This has original written all over it, even though it may sound a bit generic at first




I'd say this is on about the same level as round 2 overall, although there's probably a few more 9/10's, also, the top two songs of this round couldn't have possibly been more different from eachother.



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Re: Train of Naught Debut Roulette (Respect My Authority) - ROUND 3 LISTENING
« Reply #184 on: November 19, 2015, 07:45:43 AM »
Seriously, this is the first song in the roulette to actually ‘move’ me


also, the top two songs of this round couldn't have possibly been more different from eachother.

I'm definitely encouraged by these two.
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Re: Train of Naught Debut Roulette (Respect My Authority) - ROUND 3 LISTENING
« Reply #185 on: November 19, 2015, 07:49:30 AM »
They kick it off with a badass riff that has been stuck in my head for at least 2 days now

As a matter of fact, it’s energetic as hell throughout the whole song

I don’t necessarily dislike this song, but it’s doing little to nothing special for me
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Re: Train of Naught Debut Roulette (Respect My Authority) - ROUND 3 LISTENING
« Reply #186 on: November 19, 2015, 07:58:12 AM »
I think this is one of the few times I can't really remember what I sent  :lol

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« Reply #187 on: November 19, 2015, 08:09:21 AM »
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And even though that chorus is awesome and pretty hard not to sing along to, the guitar tops that high standard

They kick it off with a badass riff that has been stuck in my head for at least 2 days now

Those two might be mine.

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« Reply #188 on: November 19, 2015, 08:55:36 AM »
Seriously, this is the first song in the roulette to actually ‘move’ me

Getting a very eerie vibe from that beginning, but dang, this person has a great voice!

I don’t necessarily dislike this song, but it’s doing little to nothing special for me

any of these seem like the best bets

hopefully not the third  :lol
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Re: Train of Naught Debut Roulette (Respect My Authority) - ROUND 3 LISTENING
« Reply #189 on: November 19, 2015, 09:01:51 AM »
Well that third might be anyone's. It's one of the most generic comments you can make in these teasers. :lol

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Re: Train of Naught Debut Roulette (Respect My Authority) - ROUND 3 LISTENING
« Reply #190 on: November 19, 2015, 09:05:29 AM »
Yeah I had a hard time making up that specific one because I literally couldn't come up with anything non-generic.  :lol

I think this is one of the few times I can't really remember what I sent  :lol
Here's a hint: You're one of the two people to send me an artist from my banlist.
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Re: Train of Naught Debut Roulette (Respect My Authority) - ROUND 3 LISTENING
« Reply #191 on: November 19, 2015, 09:26:30 AM »
Ooohhh I remember now!

And even though that chorus is awesome and pretty hard not to sing along to, the guitar tops that high standard

They kick it off with a badass riff that has been stuck in my head for at least 2 days now

It’s actually pretty heavy compared to what I’ve heard from these guys before

I’m impressed by this band, but I guess it was to be expected because they’re not exactly obscure

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Re: Train of Naught Debut Roulette (Respect My Authority) - ROUND 3 LISTENING
« Reply #192 on: November 19, 2015, 09:27:31 AM »
You know you can view the PMs you sent, right? I always assumed people saying "I don't remember what I sent" were kidding, but I'm not so sure now.

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Re: Train of Naught Debut Roulette (Respect My Authority) - ROUND 3 LISTENING
« Reply #193 on: November 19, 2015, 09:33:41 AM »
It shows me literally 2 PMs, from months ago. That were sent to you btw  :lol .

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« Reply #194 on: November 19, 2015, 09:34:08 AM »
yeah the only PM in my sent-box was one I sent to you as well, Evermind  :lol
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Re: Train of Naught Debut Roulette (Respect My Authority) - ROUND 3 LISTENING
« Reply #195 on: November 19, 2015, 09:35:34 AM »
Either you guys left the "Save a copy in my outbox" checkbox blank when you were sending your other PMs, or I'm just special like that.

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Re: Train of Naught Debut Roulette (Respect My Authority) - ROUND 3 LISTENING
« Reply #196 on: November 19, 2015, 09:37:59 AM »
Holy shit, never noticed that one until now  :rollin :facepalm:

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« Reply #197 on: November 19, 2015, 10:46:01 AM »
Seriously, this is the first song in the roulette to actually ‘move’ me

Getting a very eerie vibe from that beginning, but dang, this person has a great voice!

I don’t necessarily dislike this song, but it’s doing little to nothing special for me

any of these seem like the best bets

hopefully not the third  :lol

same here, I don't think any of the others could apply to my song :lol

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« Reply #198 on: November 19, 2015, 11:33:18 AM »
It seems a great round overall, I'm positive about my choice more than I was in round 2

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« Reply #199 on: November 19, 2015, 11:41:25 AM »
not so sure about my choice this time since it's impossible to represent this artist fairly in just one song so I just chose one I really like a lot  :lol
It's probably Six Roaming Owls or some other obscure band I've never heard of.
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Re: Train of Naught Debut Roulette (Respect My Authority) - ROUND 3 LISTENING
« Reply #200 on: November 19, 2015, 01:10:40 PM »
It seems a great round overall
Damn right, I haven't done the math but it's probably the highest average score yet. (That's pretty tough to beat after r2)
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« Reply #201 on: November 19, 2015, 01:15:56 PM »
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Re: Train of Naught Debut Roulette (Respect My Authority) - ROUND 3 LISTENING
« Reply #202 on: November 19, 2015, 05:56:00 PM »
 Is it bad that I don't remember what I sent you? :lol  that probably means I'm probably the one with the low score this round
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« Reply #203 on: November 19, 2015, 05:58:51 PM »
you're getting old, splent
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« Reply #204 on: November 19, 2015, 06:02:28 PM »
 Never mind, I remember. I don't remember exactly which song I sent, but it's one of two. Either way, I have a feeling about a few of the comments... Probably any of the last 5 could be mine
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« Reply #205 on: November 21, 2015, 08:27:40 PM »
can you feel the hype in the air
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« Reply #206 on: November 21, 2015, 08:34:07 PM »
i knew you'd say that
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« Reply #207 on: November 21, 2015, 09:43:21 PM »
i knew you'd say that

You're one to talk
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« Reply #208 on: November 22, 2015, 04:35:05 AM »
Oh right, I'm doing one more listen today and finishing write-ups during it, results will be up today.
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« Reply #209 on: November 22, 2015, 06:54:03 AM »
Round 3 Results!!




Shadow Ninja 2.0   
                           
The Tallest Man On Earth – The Blizzard’s Never Seen The Desert Sands:

Tallest Man on Earth? Judging from Parama’s tastes (which honestly don’t say that much) this is quite the risk. Well, I don’t necessarily dislike this song, but it’s doing little to nothing special for me, in the sense that I would never relisten this type of stuff. It’s a very short song with very few aspects to it, I kinda like his voice though, he goes a lot of places in two minutes, and while this guy isn’t aiming for any crazy stuff in his songwriting, that’s the main problem I’m having, because one standard song of a genre I have never really listened to is just not going to convince me, unless it has something or someone really special that improves the whole song. Take this as a compliment as you probably couldn’t have scored higher than a 6,5 with this, sure, I do like me some acoustic music at times, but these songs usually have some more rock-oriented vocals, here I go again with the Brent Smith references, but that’s the perfect example of an amazing acoustic rock singer in my eyes. 



6,5/10





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Nightwish – I Want My Tears Back:

Sure enough, I got my Nightwish submission, hearing this song I desperately wanted to find that one Nightwish song I knew like 8 years ago that was goddamn catchy and my dad used to spin 24/7. I found it, it was Amaranth, and I still love that song, curious whether it’s acclaimed among NW fans aswell. I see where you’re coming from here, it’s actually pretty heavy compared to what I’ve heard from these guys before, pleasantly surprised, but it’s still a bit too straightforward for me to say much. Are those bagpipes near the end? Gotta admit that’s sweet :lol. I wish the “I want my tears back” chant wasn’t so cheesy, cause that does kinda wear on me. It’s not a bad song, but I definitely preferred the Tuomas song you sent me. Still, fine song overall, however I feel this band has more potential from what I’ve heard than this song.



7/10




Elite   
                   
Agent Fresco – See Hell:

I like how it starts off very fresh, it’s got the upbeat rhythm, cool stuff. First off, there’s something about those Nordic accents when they sing in English that hooks me so often, this guy is no exception. This has original written all over it, even though it may sound a bit generic at first, that changes quickly as this Arnór guy comes in strong. I usually don’t really talk about lyrics too much, but “I know my hands still reach for hell, should I feed them the fire?” is top notch. I guess I’m still missing that spark though,  I’m definitely not taking in this song as well as your previous ones, nonetheless it’s a good song and I hope you enjoyed your concert (and Agent Fresco’s, for that matter).



7,5/10




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Susanne Sundfør - The Brothel:

Getting a very eerie vibe from that beginning, but dang, this woman has a great voice! What I love about these open rounds is that I really get great work from all kinds of music, you got the heavy balls to the wall songs, and then you have a beautiful, peaceful balad. It’s hard to say a lot about this because it doesn’t have much material to talk about, it’s the kind of song I appreciate to death but wouldn’t feel comfortable listening to myself. I guess I want more than just a great singer in my music, but you could barely have scored better on that level, I rarely find myself going back to a song that’s pretty much just singing, and while I think the main purpose of these instruments are to create an atmosphere of some sort, that’s where they lose me, definitely one of the most talented singer I’ve heard in quite a while though.



8/10




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Genesis – Firth Of Fifth:

As a former Disturbed fan my very first taste of Genesis was Land of Confusion, great tune, but never checked out other songs by them, because it was never really my kind of music back then, but I’m pretty open to new stuff recently, and this is one of those bands I wouldn’t regret delving deeper into. From the impressions I get from this song I feel like it’s an excellent classic “epic”-ish song, I love how the piano melody in the beginning returns later on in a spectacular fashion, followed by a nice guitar solo. I’m impressed by this band, but I guess it was to be expected because they’re not exactly obscure.



8/10




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Animals As Leaders – Mind-Spun:

The first person to use an artist from the green list! Great, because I’ve been meaning to check out Animals As Leaders, I know about 4 songs and they haven’t really disappointed, aside from just being too much at times. The only song I know from this album is PE, and that’s a pretty tough song to beat, but this is actually not bad, it’s the kind of instrumental I enjoy listening to, it’s like a systematic chaos. I’ve always said this about the few AAL songs I heard, but Tosin stands out the most every single time, he’s really talented. I just think it’s a shame they fade out to end the song, I’ve never liked that, apart from a few exceptions (Fade to Black for instance), I just think it’s wasted potential of a song. Nevertheless, you really impressed me with this, I didn’t expect to enjoy an AAL submission as much as I did with this.



8/10





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Porcupine Tree – Blackest Eyes:

Cool, the first song to arrive from an artist I have only heard one album from. Of course these guys aren’t complete strangers to me, I happen to know that they have a very diverse discography, so you might have had a lot to choose from. This song is definitely leaning more towards their heavier side, well, the beginning is pretty heavy, and not in a boring one sided way, so that’s good. As a matter of fact, it’s energetic as hell throughout the whole song, the chorus being energetic in a fun kind of way, and the rest of the song is just kicking ass. Nothing to really complain about, but I simply like the upcoming songs better.



8/10




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Caligula’s Horse - Marigold:

I think I’ve heard of this band before, or maybe I just remembered the story of Caligula from my Latin classes :lol. Anyway, I’m pretty sure this is one of the bands a guy over at /r/progmetal recommended me but never bothered to check it out. I know this is a pretty new band, and that modern sound is really intriguing, they kick it off with a badass riff that has been stuck in my head for atleast 2 days now, but let’s face it, the reason I like it so much is the way that singer takes this harmonic/peaceful style and turns really angry just when the chorus is about to start, it’s so powerful! Still not as good as the Jolly one, but that’s going to take a lot to beat.



8,5/10




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Beyond the Bridge – Doorway To Salvation:

Prepared for heaviness I shall be. Gawddayumn that starting riff though, that’s the stuff. Wasn’t sure what kind of song to expect after hearing that, sure enough, the least expected thing ever happens as they go full out acapella style. As soon as that male vocalist comes in I get that rock-opera feel, and it’s amazing like you mentioned, however, I think it takes away from the chorus a bit, because the pre-chorus is way more memorable than the chorus itself. That said, it is probably a bit longer than an average length prog metal tune, and that gives them the space to go so many places with the song, and that’s exactly what they did, definitely not your standard song structure with an extended instrumental section, just 8 minutes of fun, well structured songwriting. Speaking of instrumental sections, that keyboard solo is so damn groovy, I wish more prog keyboard players would adapt to this style. Overall I gotta say there’s not much to complain about, I never really listened to anything that I considered to have an opera style to it (no, SFAM is not a rock opera in my book guys), but it’s quite cool, might listen to this entire concept album sometime soon.



9/10




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Damien Rice – 9 Crimes:

What a beautiful voice, and such a beautiful girl too and… OH MY GOD WHERE’S HER BODY. Seriously, this is the first song in the roulette to actually “move” me, it makes the very common song subject of cheating seem so damn devastating, you know a song is doing good if you're willing to find out about the background and stuff, so I guess not only the music hooked me, but the story did too. I always scan through the song to start off the round, just out of curiosity, and I was really scared that this would be a very boring, samey song, that was of course until I actually listened to the song a few times, it started to grow on me tremendously quickly.  We now have perfect examples of both singer-songwriter songs gone wrong, and right, make notes people!



9/10




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Thunderstone – Feed The Fire:

Starting it off with an epic guitar riff right off the bat, and strong anthemic vocals. This actually reminds me of the music my dad used to listen to, still checking out some of his old CD’s every once in a while, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard of Thunderstone, then again, it doesn’t really look like they have yet to make a big name for themselves. What can I say? It’s a great heavy metal tune,  you just get it, nothing too complex, just some straight up heavy stuff, worked before with Journey (talking about the straightforward stuff ofcourse, not heavy) but I feel this is working better just because it’s so damn catchy, and even though that chorus is awesome and pretty hard not to sing along to, the guitar tops that high standard and turns this great song into an even greater song.



9/10




Parama                 
Thrice – Wood & Wire:

Just the perfect relaxing music, couldn’t have hoped for a better song in this category. The best moments in music are when you have absolutely no idea what makes you like it so much and just go along with it, I could have this as my background theme song for days man. I’m not even a huge fan of any of the instruments separately, but it just works so well altogether, although I guess those drums have eventually grown out to be my favorite thing of it all, kinda gives off a laid back vibe. First off during the rating phase I wanted to have three songs tied for first, but there was no doubt that if one of them would be #1 it would be this song, and that’s what happened after a few more listens. Enjoy your failed 7,5 strategy!



9,5/10






Current Standings:
LordCost: 25,5
senecadawg2: 25,5
Sacul: 25
Tyrias: 25
Evermind: 25
Elite: 25
Parama: 24,5
Bolsters: 24
425: 23
mikemangioy: 23
splent: 22,5
Shadow Ninja 2.0: 19,5



Banned during roulette:

JOLLY
Thrice
Anathema
Damien Rice
David Maxim Micic
Thunderstone
Beyond the Bridge
Ben Folds Five
Caravan Palace
Caligula's Horse
Leprous
IQ
Flying Colors
Azedia
Kamelot
Porcupine Tree
Susanne Sundfor
Genesis
Mr. Mister
Pineforest Crunch
Tuomas Holopainen
Journey
Animals As Leaders
Pain of Salvation
Agent Fresco
Sigur Rós
PFM
Creed
Mark Knopfler
Papadosio
Nightwish
Riverside
Big Big Train
Scale the Summit
The Tallest Man On Earth
Tom Waits



Great scores overall guys! I think it's safe to assume you bested the last round yet again, haven't done the calculations but it sure looks like it, which means there's still not that big of a gap, so all in all, go send me some bad songs so there will be a more clear border between top and bottom!  ;D

Next round is open, I think I've received 2 so far, get them in by Tuesday/Wednesday.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2015, 02:56:15 AM by Train of Naught »
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