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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (ROUND 6 RESULTS)
« Reply #770 on: September 10, 2016, 03:26:20 PM »
considering saturday is the day when i put new albums into rotation that's fine, gotta listen to two-three albums today to begin with  :P

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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (ROUND 6 RESULTS)
« Reply #771 on: September 10, 2016, 03:27:53 PM »
Okay, I definitely have the EP composed, but I don't have a write-up ready because I spent the time I planned on writing it chatting with 425 on Skype instead. So I will send my EP on Sunday, as promised.
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I'll try follow the EP rules, but will probably include a 15-min closer :lol

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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (ROUND 6 RESULTS)
« Reply #772 on: September 10, 2016, 03:31:43 PM »
Okay, I definitely have the EP composed, but I don't have a write-up ready because I spent the time I planned on writing it chatting with 425 on Skype instead. So I will send my EP on Sunday, as promised.
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I'll try follow the EP rules, but will probably include a 15-min closer :lol

This wasn't EP-related, by the way.

And don't let him send 15-min closer. I wanted to send three songs by one band (within 12 minutes limit, and one song is under two minutes), but the rules didn't allow this so, well, tough luck.

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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (ROUND 6 RESULTS)
« Reply #773 on: September 10, 2016, 03:38:01 PM »
if you send a 15-minute closer, i won't listen to it  :corn

you could send me a 15-minute song separate from your EP though, in which case, i might listen to it

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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (ROUND 6 RESULTS)
« Reply #774 on: September 10, 2016, 03:39:50 PM »
Well, I hope you end up checking the album then, it's pretty paramacore (and I think I recommended it to you along with lots of weird metal).

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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (ROUND 6 RESULTS)
« Reply #775 on: September 10, 2016, 03:40:59 PM »
i haven't gotten around to checking out everything on that list quite yet but i know i've checked out a few besides the ones i already knew  :lol

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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (ROUND 6 RESULTS)
« Reply #776 on: September 10, 2016, 05:35:35 PM »
EP finished, will upload it later today. Too lazy to make crossfades/edits/etc but since I'm not participating on this, I won't miss those flow points  :lol

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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (ROUND 6 RESULTS)
« Reply #777 on: September 10, 2016, 05:47:19 PM »
i mean, that's assuming i can even be bothered to score it. maybe i'll score it lazily but not gonna be doing writeups

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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (ROUND 6 RESULTS)
« Reply #778 on: September 11, 2016, 07:01:33 AM »
Sent my EP! I ended up not doing any crossfades or edits too. I wanted to make my EP as eclectic and natural as possible, so my songs flow together well enough without any effects. I picked them with this in mind.

Looking forward to hangman and whatnot.

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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (ROUND 6 RESULTS)
« Reply #779 on: September 11, 2016, 07:32:46 AM »
Also just sent! Also didn't do crossfades, most songs end and start quietly anyway so they wouldn't have much effect I think.

Parama, I really hope you enjoy and aren't bored by these nearly 50 minute in total length of songs. Brace yourself  ;D
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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (ROUND 6 RESULTS)
« Reply #780 on: September 11, 2016, 09:38:35 AM »
i have received both EP's alongside evermind's essay

gonna do first listens before i start hangmanen tho  :corn

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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (ROUND 6 RESULTS)
« Reply #781 on: September 11, 2016, 09:43:23 AM »
gonna do first listens before i start hangmanen tho  :corn
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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (ROUND 6 RESULTS)
« Reply #782 on: September 11, 2016, 09:53:32 AM »
i have received both EP's alongside evermind's essay

It's like every person ever who I sent my EPs to said this to me. :lol

gonna do first listens before i start hangmanen tho  :corn
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You should be able to guess a lot of my songs, actually.

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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (ROUND 6 RESULTS)
« Reply #783 on: September 11, 2016, 11:10:56 AM »
Since hangmanen takes its sweet time to arrive, I decided to release a single from my EP. I went on to say:

I wanted to kick my EP off with an energetic power metal song. I actually considered to omit the first intro track and start my EP with this one, but I thought the transition between the beauty of the first track and the in-your-faceness or this tune would be hilarious, so I went ahead and put those tracks on the EP as they are now. I admit, it still makes me smile.

Overall, this song is straight-forward quality power metal, and it fits with what I wanted to do with my EP. I was sure I will use it from the very beginning, so I mentioned a few times in the roulette thread I'm taking this completely serious.


Head over to the link below to hear the single!

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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (The Evermind and home Show!!!)
« Reply #784 on: September 11, 2016, 11:29:26 AM »
Is it reference to Harry Potter? Pfff, they are such nerds :P
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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (The Evermind and home Show!!!)
« Reply #785 on: September 11, 2016, 11:31:40 AM »
I think it is indeed. I'm taking bets for how Parama will rate this one. Anything more than 5/10 will get the favourable odds.

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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (The Evermind and home Show!!!)
« Reply #786 on: September 11, 2016, 11:45:24 AM »
Not going to lie, that would be a 6/10 at most for me. It feels very much like power metal by the numbers and doesn't bring anything new to the table that I haven't heard done better in lots of other power metal songs. Plus, I'm not a huge fan of the vocals and the ending is really abrupt.

The guitar solo is killer though, I'll admit. Definitely my favourite part of the song.

But then, we all know that Parama's taste in music is super weird, so I could see this getting anything from a 3/10 to a 9/10.
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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (The Evermind and home Show!!!)
« Reply #787 on: September 11, 2016, 12:11:09 PM »
If you look at it like this, none of my songs bring anything new to the table, actually. Except maybe my EP closer which is currently fighting with The Light And Shade Of Things and Lucifer for my song of the year.

I don't think you even can bring anything new to the table in a standard power metal setting. Perhaps that's why I actually like this genre so much. :lol

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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (The Evermind and home Show!!!)
« Reply #788 on: September 11, 2016, 12:15:29 PM »
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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (The Evermind and home Show!!!)
« Reply #789 on: September 11, 2016, 12:20:42 PM »
Exactly.

Wheel of Time isn't exactly clear power metal though, it's leaning to symphonic part of the genre.

Come on, we all need hangman to begin.

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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (The Evermind and home Show!!!)
« Reply #790 on: September 11, 2016, 12:25:45 PM »
I don't think you even can bring anything new to the table in a standard power metal setting. Perhaps that's why I actually like this genre so much. :lol

I don't know if I agree with your assessment. While most power metal bands have certain musical elements in common, no other band really sounds like Avantasia, Helloween, Blind Guardian or Angra, for instance - they all have a distinct identity to their music that I find missing in bands like Hammerfall, Powerwolf or, as it is, the Serious Black song.

But I'll shut up now, don't want Parama to go into your EP with pre-conceived notions. Probably too late for that now, but oh well. :lol
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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (The Evermind and home Show!!!)
« Reply #791 on: September 11, 2016, 12:29:05 PM »
evermind wrote me an essay about his ep and every song on it so i already have preconceived notions  :loser:

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« Reply #792 on: September 11, 2016, 12:30:39 PM »
I like new poll.
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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (The Evermind and home Show!!!)
« Reply #793 on: September 11, 2016, 12:31:10 PM »
I wouldn't even say Avantasia belongs to power metal genre right now. First two Metal Opera albums, sure, The Scarecrow and everything that came after it? No way. They have two or three power metal songs on each albums, and everything else is ranging from hard rock to heavy metal.

Helloween and Angra sounds just like any other power metal band for me now, to be honest, especially now that Angra signed Fabio Leone. Secret Garden was very standard power metal stuff as far as I'm concerned. They're just very good at it.

Blind Guardian are indeed unique (even though last album wasn't up to par with the rest of their discography), but they're honestly more like an exception from the rule. That's probably why I love them so much too! :lol

evermind wrote me an essay about his ep and every song on it so i already have preconceived notions  :loser:

Yep, but most of the writeups said "this song is awesome", so it's not like they were any useful for you anyway.

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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (The Evermind and home Show!!!)
« Reply #794 on: September 11, 2016, 12:34:12 PM »
I like new poll.

Jeezus, how is "it" not completely crushing it? You guys have terrible taste, seriously.
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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (The Evermind and home Show!!!)
« Reply #795 on: September 11, 2016, 12:35:40 PM »
For instance, I voted "hide" because that's what Parama would want to do when he listens to my EP.

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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (The Evermind and home Show!!!)
« Reply #796 on: September 11, 2016, 02:47:37 PM »
Sent a bunch of awesome songs.

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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (The Evermind and home Show!!!)
« Reply #797 on: September 11, 2016, 03:37:09 PM »
Padadaa padam! Welcome back to the Evermind and home show!

Whoa Evermind just released a song from his EP? I can't stay behind!

Here is a waaaaay better song for you to enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_0yuWbh8mw



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Dudu dudum, Occupy! Dudu dudum, Occupy!
Dudu dudum, Occupy! Dudu dudum, Occupy!


Well boys and girls, that was the show for today, time to go to bed now.


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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (The Evermind and home Show!!!)
« Reply #798 on: September 11, 2016, 03:38:40 PM »
You just linked the entire playlist though







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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (The Evermind and home Show!!!)
« Reply #799 on: September 11, 2016, 03:39:02 PM »
yeah, nice job there  :lol

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« Reply #800 on: September 11, 2016, 03:41:46 PM »
You just linked the entire playlist though







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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (The Evermind and home Show!!!)
« Reply #801 on: September 11, 2016, 03:43:58 PM »
I will keep silent like the grave

Songs 4 and 5 are both awesome though :metal, #5 is my favorite from that band
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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (The Evermind and home Show!!!)
« Reply #802 on: September 11, 2016, 10:31:37 PM »
:rollin

I'm kind of glad I missed it. :lol

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Re: Parama's Spontaneous Roulette v1.5 (The Evermind and home Show!!!)
« Reply #803 on: September 12, 2016, 12:50:01 AM »
so it looks like this one venue here is going to have

Oct 13: Leprous + Earthside
Oct 14: Devy + BTBAM + Fallujah
Oct 15: Intronaut (+ Gorguts but I dunno them that well)
Nov 3: The Ocean

i need to figure out how to get to this venue lol i want to see every single one of these shoooows

also i've listened to evermind's EP but not home's yet and i'm too lazy to start up hangman right now. it'll be like, two weeks or so before results go up anyways probably so w/e :lol

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« Reply #804 on: September 13, 2016, 12:03:51 AM »
Final Round First Impressions

This definitely just struck on a mood really well and I’m kinda wishing it was twice as long as it is, but oh well.

It’s got this “not quite metal but still a bit heavy” vibe to it. Maybe not so sure about those vocals, they kind of lack presence or power.

The song does a solid job of being dynamic enough even when maintaining a quiet mood.

I think Train really liked this one if I’m remembering correctly. I can see it really being up his alley, yeah.

The riffs and groove of this one are pretty solid and there’s a nice amount of dynamics to it. It doesn’t feel particularly fresh but it’s fine on the whole.

Despite its length it goes quite a number of places and I quite like where it does go.

The strings and piano and whatnot are all used pretty well and give the song a really organic feel that I quite like.

On the whole I like this, though there are some weird choices and it feels like it lacks… something, to make it really work.

This is basically the kind of song that I don’t mind listening to but doesn’t stand out enough in any way for me to really remember much about it, I feel.

Yeah, I really feel the power behind this one, whew. The singer nails it during parts of this one and the music’s doing a good job of backing him up.

Musically this song is fine enough, pretty solid though not hitting me especially hard, so hopefully the vocals grow on me because they’re not doing much for me right now.

It’s again a pretty mellow song and again feels like it’s missing a real climax, but it’s pleasant enough regardless?

This song, for one, has riffs! And the riffs have a strong groove to them, which I dig. Also really liking that chorus.

I guess that’s just what the song is though. Gentle, subtle, somber. That’s fine to be.

I don’t know what to say about it, it’s well orchestrated of course and sounds pleasant enough, but it just feels like it’s missing an emotional factor to me.

This feels like the kind of song that works better in the context of an album than as a song on its own, really, but for what it is I do enjoy it regardless.

Oh man. I haven’t had this strong a positive reaction to any other song in the roulette this far. I already have the feeling. I’d bet this is the highest scoring song of the roulette. Let’s see if it holds up.

The vocals are maybe a bit shrill for my tastes but on the whole this is pleasant enough.

Overall: One of you has a great three-song run on your EP (including, yes, that tidbit of particular note), I'll say that much right out of the gate. Like, easily three of the best songs in the roulette. And I'd say that on first listen one of the EPs definitely stood out more than the other, but I have at least 4 more listens to give each and that could easily change. We shall see. Corn. Soon. Results when splent.