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Train of Naught Debut Roulette - And the winner is...

Started by Train of Naught, November 03, 2015, 06:36:44 AM

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Tyrias

Yeah, Oceansize was a really weird growing-process for me. At first I was like "what do people like so much about this? i listened to that album 3 times now and I don't remember a single riff", but then I came back for the special feeling their music evokes in me everytime. It's not really something I can describe, but I feel like everytime I listen to one of their albums it has kind of the mix of listening to something familiar, but it feels new all the same. Also, I have "Oceansize-phases" were I just listen to Oceansize exclusively for a few days straight more than for any other kind of band, but when I don't listen to them I never feel an urge to put them on. Not sure if that made any sense, but they're probably in my top 5 bands ever (or at least top 10).

Also, sending Trail of Fire has been rather successful for me in roulettes.

Glad you liked my song, though. Kind of frustrating that I'm doing really well consistently and I'm still only middle of the field.

I was thinking about sending a post-rock song for next round, but after that Oceansize result I'm not too sure anymore. Will think a bit on what I want to send and send tomorrow.

Also, is there a maximum song length? And does our song have to be the first song of an album or are you going for an opening feeling?

Evermind

Quote from: Parama on December 02, 2015, 09:28:43 AM
Unnatural Selection would be like #4 or 5 on the album for me, Age of Shadows, Liquid Eternity, Beneath the Waves, and The Sixth Extinction are probably all better tracks. but 01011001 is pretty great yeah.

Well, let's see, for me it goes...

1. Beneath the Waves
2. Waking Dreams
3. River of Time
4. Liquid Eternity
5. Comatose
6. The Sixth Extinction
7. Age of Shadows
8. The Fifth Extinction
9. The Truth Is Out There
10. Ride the Comet

11. Unnatural Selection

But hey, mike got 8.5, so it worked and he scored more than you.

Why have you sent Betrayal again?
Quote from: Train of Naught on May 28, 2020, 10:57:25 PMThis first band is Soen very cool swingy jazz fusion kinda stuff.

Sacul

I'm pretty cool with this score, yup.

You should first check a certain Swans album, Evermind :neverusethis:

Bands I still don't find what's amazing about them: Tool, Oceansize, Metallica, Coheed... :P

Evermind

Quote from: Sacul on December 02, 2015, 09:39:13 AM
You should first check a certain Swans album, Evermind :neverusethis:

Honestly, I uploaded it on my phone but damn this album is so long I'm afraid to spin it. I can't listen to it on the road because it's 30 minutes longer than needed and I can't spin it at work because there's no way I'm going to work two hours uninterrupted. :lol
Quote from: Train of Naught on May 28, 2020, 10:57:25 PMThis first band is Soen very cool swingy jazz fusion kinda stuff.

Crow


Tyrias

Okay, my options right now are death metal, folk/country, post-rock or turbo-polka.

I will think about it and send tomorrow.

Train of Naught

Yea the reason you're getting consistently high scores but aren't in the top because I'm being a dick by giving pretty much everyone high scores, but yeah, the scores are still pretty close, but because of my grading you have smaller chances to climbup quickly.

About Ayreon, I'll check out everything soner or later so I'm not too worried that I missed out with these songs.

Oh and song lengths shouldn't be over like 14 minutes, besides, there's a round based on song lengths that'll allow you to send me like up to 20-30 minute tracks if you feel the urge to. :lol

Crow


LordCost

Quote from: Elite on December 02, 2015, 09:28:34 AM
^ I agree with everything the Russian said.

LordCost, try sending Massive Bereavement next time. Made me an instant fan in my first roulette!
I thought to that song, but then I told myself to send a song popular among fans. I'm not a big fan of Ornament/The Last Wrongs, so Music For A Nurse was a better choice for me

It was hard for me to appreciate Frames and Self Preserved, but not the first two albums, there were songs like Meredith, Heaven Alive or Catalyst that I could remember from the first listen

Shadow Ninja 2.0

I'm probably going to send Devil Doll for the epic round.

Hope nobody else sends them. :neverusethis:

Evermind

Quote from: Parama on December 02, 2015, 09:44:25 AM
Quote from: Evermind on December 02, 2015, 09:34:44 AMWhy have you sent Betrayal again?
because it's basically my favorite ayreon song

Yeah, well, I get it then. :tup

I'll send something tomorrow or Friday evening.
Quote from: Train of Naught on May 28, 2020, 10:57:25 PMThis first band is Soen very cool swingy jazz fusion kinda stuff.

Train of Naught

Quote from: Evermind on December 02, 2015, 09:23:33 AM
My only complaint: the song's name is The Scarecrow. It's so epic it deserves this "the". :biggrin:
Oh crap, I guess I mixed it up because there's this album I've been listening to a lot lately which has a title track without "the" and the album name with "the", I believe that album is called The Astonishing or something :neverusethis:

425

Wow, yay!

It really is a great song, a really great song. I absolutely love the "Have I lost you" part. I had no expectations for that round at all, so I'm really pleased with the score here!

I'll work on something probably far inferior to send tonight.

Sacul

Quote from: Evermind on December 02, 2015, 09:44:05 AM
Quote from: Sacul on December 02, 2015, 09:39:13 AM
You should first check a certain Swans album, Evermind :neverusethis:

Honestly, I uploaded it on my phone but damn this album is so long I'm afraid to spin it. I can't listen to it on the road because it's 30 minutes longer than needed and I can't spin it at work because there's no way I'm going to work two hours uninterrupted. :lol
Take my advice: make a special playlist containing the album songs, and order it with Lunacy as the opener, and then the whole second disc, which is quite more accessible than the first one, and doesn't have the mothafucking 30 mins behemoth that is the title track. And eliminate the rest of disc 1 from the playlist. Trust me, if you can't sit through it all, this should help :lol

splent

Yes.

I may be in 2nd to last place but I'm only 3.5 pts behind 1st so it's still anyone's game.

Regarding Queen, YES THERE IS MUCH MORE IN THEIR CATALOGUE THAT SOUNDS LIKE THAT!!!!!!! Give them a chance. :)

senecadawg2

Quote from: Train of Naught on December 02, 2015, 08:34:23 AM
Senecadawg2
Glen Hansard – Bird of Sorrow:

You're building up quite the reputation here, first Damien Rice and now this? Comparing this to 9 Crimes, I feel there's some moments that surpass that song by miles, but some weaker points aswell, so I'm probably going to end up giving you roughly the same score, which really isn't a bad thing. Talk about emotional vocals, holy crap, I know BIZKIT wasn't sure what his favorite aspect of the song was, but I sure am. At this point I'm actually pretty curious what you have in store when it comes to heavier sounds, but I guess I can't complain if you choose to continue like this.

I might just do that...

Glad you enjoyed the song!

Bolsters

Quote from: Train of Naught on December 02, 2015, 08:34:23 AM
hope the next round will suit you better than the last themed round though!
I think I've made a wise decision this time, we'll have to wait and see though. I'm sending an email now.

senecadawg2

I'd forgotten about the theme and already sent.

I think I'll stick with it, though it's not the most obvious opener, since it is the first track on its album.

Bolsters

I went with a song that is the first on its album just to be safe. :lol Though even if it weren't, it would fit this theme wonderfully regardless.

Crow

yeah I sent an actual album opener that also sounds like an album opener

Shadow Ninja 2.0

shit apparently i haven't sent anything. hold up i will do that now

edit: or maybe i did. I can't remember. arg

Train of Naught

From now on, just check the title when in doubt.

Quote from: splent on December 02, 2015, 12:19:59 PM
Regarding Queen, YES THERE IS MUCH MORE IN THEIR CATALOGUE THAT SOUNDS LIKE THAT!!!!!!! Give them a chance. :)
Awesome, will check it out!

Crow


Train of Naught

Yea but I don't think you understand how a roulette works because you sent 3 songs for a single round :neverusethis: (jk you're good)

Sacul


Crow


Shadow Ninja 2.0


Tyrias


Evermind

Sent an absolutely brilliant progressive metal opener, released this year.

Also, Sacul, I'm trying to PM you and it says you can't receive personal messages. Would've been nice if you fixed it somehow. :tup
Quote from: Train of Naught on May 28, 2020, 10:57:25 PMThis first band is Soen very cool swingy jazz fusion kinda stuff.

Elite

Quote from: Lolzeez on November 18, 2013, 01:23:32 PMHey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:
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Crow


splent


Train of Naught


Train of Naught

I gots everything, I think I'll have results up this weekend, don't quote me on this though.


























:soon:

Train of Naught

Results are well underway, will probably be up tomorrow! I thought announcing the artist names last round was a fun idea so I'll go ahead and do it again (in no particular order):

- RUSSKAJA
- Unexpect
- Yes
- East of the Wall
- Vanden Plas
- Navarone
- Steven Wilson
- Sleep Party People
- Coheed and Cambria
- David Gray
- Nine Inch Nails
- Meatloaf


Scores currently range from 6.5 to 9.5