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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Hangladesh & First Result)
« Reply #665 on: July 15, 2018, 10:44:48 AM »
In Becoming a Ghost was a step down for sure, I don't recommend it.
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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Hangladesh & First Result)
« Reply #666 on: July 15, 2018, 10:49:09 AM »
In Becoming a Ghost was a step down for sure, I don't recommend it.
There are some spots that shine on that album, but the production almost completely kills it for me.
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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Hangladesh & First Result)
« Reply #667 on: July 15, 2018, 03:09:24 PM »
Well I can kind of get Parama liking it, but Evermind? :lol I can't really grasp that yet

He can't really grasp it yet, either.

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would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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TAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Hangladesh & First Result)
« Reply #668 on: July 17, 2018, 03:13:36 PM »
only 4 albums means i can probably do all of my listens in a single day each if i really feel like it, so this should be even faster than last round
This has aged well.

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Hangladesh & First Result)
« Reply #669 on: July 17, 2018, 03:58:25 PM »
the issue is that all of y'all except ev sent albums that qualify as "okay at best" and I dunno which to cut

+ it's literally been 5 days I've already gone thru all albums 3 times which is what I usually do, I'll try to finish it up tonight or maybe just cut ariich for being pushy  :corn

never said I was gonna get results done super fast anyways

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Hangladesh & First Result)
« Reply #670 on: July 17, 2018, 07:45:01 PM »
or maybe just cut ariich for being pushy  :corn

Sounds good to me.

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would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums........or WTF.  ;D
TAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Hangladesh & First Result)
« Reply #671 on: July 17, 2018, 09:54:38 PM »
okay here's what i'm gonna do:
i'm gonna give these all one more listen tomorrow and if i can't decide i'm just gonna pass on this round & cut two people next round

precedent for this is ariich's roulette

i do like all three albums here a decent bit and while i have a slight least favorite it's, only slightly

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Hangladesh & First Result)
« Reply #672 on: July 17, 2018, 11:43:19 PM »
or maybe just cut ariich for being pushy  :corn

Sounds good to me.

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Hangladesh & First Result)
« Reply #673 on: July 18, 2018, 02:53:38 AM »
okay here's what i'm gonna do:
i'm gonna give these all one more listen tomorrow and if i can't decide i'm just gonna pass on this round & cut two people next round

precedent for this is ariich's roulette

i do like all three albums here a decent bit and while i have a slight least favorite it's, only slightly
Yeah that was basically what I did that time - the results were really close and I liked all the submissions. I'd have felt bad eliminating anyone at that stage, so decided not to.

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Hangladesh & First Result)
« Reply #674 on: July 18, 2018, 03:09:08 AM »
Only it might make it more difficult next round to cut half of the remaining participants  :justjen
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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Hangladesh & First Result)
« Reply #675 on: July 18, 2018, 03:18:47 AM »
Nah as you'll recall I just treated it as a semi final.

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Hangladesh & First Result)
« Reply #676 on: July 18, 2018, 04:13:41 PM »
Parama, did you decide what you were going to do yet?
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums........or WTF.  ;D
TAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Hangladesh & First Result)
« Reply #677 on: July 18, 2018, 04:30:07 PM »
okay here's what i'm gonna do:
i'm gonna give these all one more listen tomorrow and if i can't decide i'm just gonna pass on this round & cut two people next round

precedent for this is ariich's roulette

i do like all three albums here a decent bit and while i have a slight least favorite it's, only slightly

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Hangladesh & First Result)
« Reply #678 on: July 18, 2018, 04:33:26 PM »
Parama, did you decide what you were going to do yet?
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums........or WTF.  ;D
TAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Hangladesh & First Result)
« Reply #679 on: July 18, 2018, 04:35:56 PM »
It's only sleepytime in Parama-land like 9-10 hours from now I think so he still has some time to decide
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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Hangladesh & First Result)
« Reply #680 on: July 18, 2018, 04:38:23 PM »
Yeah that's true. Still mid day where he is..
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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TAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Hangladesh & First Result)
« Reply #681 on: July 18, 2018, 04:45:11 PM »
I'm at work right now lol
Won't be home for like 2 hours

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Hangladesh & First Result)
« Reply #682 on: July 19, 2018, 12:05:12 AM »
alright
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This is definitely better than the band that succeeded this album's release, that's for sure. For one, it's not just 100% neoclassical boredom. Yes, there is definitely some of that; the first few tracks after the opener all kind of bore me though they aren't, awful. And the vocals are... hmm, I don't actually remember Artificial Language's vocals at all tbh but I think these are fine enough. But, as with that band, they're at their best not when showing off but when they're actually trying to evoke some kind of emotional reaction. Which is why Au Revoir, basically an interlude, is the best song on the entire album by a good margin. That's a track that I can really dig, as brief as it is, just the right amount of buildup with the right amount of payoff. Really, the middle of this album is probably the best stretch in general; Panacea is probably the most aggressive track, Reyes is probably the most fun, and Best Laid Plans is... kind of a mess actually but weird and enjoyable. The tracks after those four, they're all okay I guess, kind of lose my interest by the end of the album though. It's short though so I can't say I ever really get bored. There's just... a lot of tracks for how short they all are, I suppose. Some of these could've used a bit more refining to get a bit more meat on their bones & the weaker ones cut in favor of a few longer tracks in general. But overall? This one's pretty fine, yeah. Better than Artificial Language.

These words are about ariich with Art by Numbers – Reticence: The Musical.
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Mmm... I kind of had a feeling just from the first listen that this would be the one cut. And honestly after the second listen I was ready to just call it there, because on second listen this really bored me. But then it grew on me on third listen and I really wasn't as sure anymore. I guess it's a grower then. I have to say though, this brand of melancholic metal is generally among my least favorite kinds. You brought up Foscor and boy howdy that's a good comparison - I don't think there's any song here quite as good as the one or two Foscor songs I liked off the album I have, but it's better on average, I'd say. Bands like that and like Junius, Katatonia, basically cross-sections of "emotional" and "atmospheric" metal that don't push strongly enough in either direction for me to really ever get into them. But I dunno. This is certainly fine enough but even after four listens I can't say this one really resonates strongly with me. And I don't exactly have a ton super positive to say about it either, it meets expectations but rarely goes beyond and despite four listens I can't really remember much of this one besides the opening guitar of the final track. I think at the end of these writeups this is definitely gonna be the one cut, unfortunately. But I'll make that decision once I'm done with all three relistens.

This is Elite with In the Silence – A Fair Dream Gone Mad.
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This one is… not a good pick for a roulette, IMO. It’s just… too dense, too much going on in general, the kind of album you really need to sit down and give a lot of listens to. And I absolutely do like it, it’s pretty easily clawed its way up to the #2 spot of this round after relistens, just that I don’t think I’m -fully- into it yet despite four listens. But yeah, there’s a lot of little pieces of flavor around what is really pretty solid black metal & not much I really dislike here either. The spoken word bits, could take ‘em or leave ‘em but not really that bothered by them. The way the last track before the epic starts, not super into that. I feel like the ending is also a tiny bit anticlimactic after two killer metal tracks before it? It’s similar to Aathma by Persefone in that way but while that conclusion kind of felt natural for that album’s aesthetic it’s not a great fit here either. But for the most part though, I do like a lot of this quite a bit, most of the epic is great stuff and tracks 1 & 4 are probably my favorites besides but… yeah, I can dig this one a fair bit, I kind of feel like I’ll be giving it another listen & maybe checking out more of this band again, I think the last time I checked them out I wasn’t so into black metal so that could be why I wasn’t already a fan, but… yeah.

So yeah, last one to mention here is TAC with A Forest Of Stars – Beware The Sword You Cannot See, clearly.
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And… yeah, even though I don’t really dislike any of these I feel there’s a clear loser now. Sorry Elite but it looks like you’re just missing the top 3.

1. The Faceless - Autotheism
2. A Forest Of Stars – Beware The Sword You Cannot See
3. Art by Numbers – Reticence: The Musical
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4. In the Silence – A Fair Dream Gone Mad

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Results)
« Reply #683 on: July 19, 2018, 12:34:49 AM »
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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Results)
« Reply #684 on: July 19, 2018, 02:12:49 AM »
I was considering straying away from black/death metal to send some dark progressive metal instead, but seeing how In the Silence fared, I'm going to try and keep my promise with my last two remaining albums on the list. Who knows, maybe I won't even need two albums and get eliminated in this very round.

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Results)
« Reply #685 on: July 19, 2018, 02:22:01 AM »
Interesting collection of albums. Haven't heart that In the Silence album probably in years, and meanwhile I just very recently got into that Art By Numbers album. Used to dislike how overly technical and complex it was but I got used to it and it's actually not that bad.
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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Results)
« Reply #686 on: July 19, 2018, 03:20:20 AM »
Scraped through again!

Yeah I thought you'd dig it more than Artificial Language. Personally I prefer AL, but they have different pros and cons.

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Results)
« Reply #687 on: July 20, 2018, 10:54:11 AM »
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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Results)
« Reply #688 on: July 20, 2018, 02:40:18 PM »
Oh damn, I was sure I'd sent already.

Will send now!

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Results)
« Reply #689 on: July 20, 2018, 02:41:43 PM »
Need some albums to send? I had two lined up for the last rounds :(
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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Results)
« Reply #690 on: July 20, 2018, 02:49:58 PM »
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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Results)
« Reply #691 on: July 20, 2018, 02:51:14 PM »
Need some albums to send? I had two lined up for the last rounds :(
Nah my "Albums Parama Might Like And Hasn't Heard" list, while small, isn't quite exhausted yet.

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Results)
« Reply #692 on: July 20, 2018, 06:20:26 PM »
Send them anyways elite
And yet you still haven't reviewed the album I sent..... :corn
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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Results)
« Reply #693 on: July 20, 2018, 06:33:24 PM »
i never promised to review albums not part of the roulette?  :lol
i've listened to it once and might listen to it again, but i'm not doing a review either way

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Results)
« Reply #694 on: July 20, 2018, 08:28:11 PM »
h

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 5 Hoppipolla)
« Reply #695 on: July 20, 2018, 08:29:14 PM »
T


There's four albums in the Top 3??
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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TAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 4 Results)
« Reply #696 on: July 20, 2018, 08:36:14 PM »
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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 5 Hoppipolla)
« Reply #697 on: July 20, 2018, 08:40:33 PM »
There's four albums in the Top 3??
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums........or WTF.  ;D
TAC got a higher score than me in the electronic round? Honestly, can I just drop out now? :lol

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 5 Hoppipolla)
« Reply #698 on: July 20, 2018, 08:53:06 PM »
i don't have to answer that question because one of them wasn't sent by someone in the top 3  :corn

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Re: Parama's Disastrous Roulette v3 (Round 5 Hoppipolla)
« Reply #699 on: July 20, 2018, 09:27:54 PM »
Give me that sweet H
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