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Big Big Train of Daftness Roulette! POST-ROULETTE CEREAL HOURS

Started by Train of Naught, November 30, 2019, 03:04:02 AM

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Elite

Okay, but King Crimson in the seventies is quite different from King Crimson as a live band today.
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:
Quote from: home on May 09, 2017, 04:05:10 PMSqu
scRa are the resultaten of sound nog bring propey

home

Quote from: Cyril on January 31, 2020, 12:07:41 AM
Quote from: Elite on January 30, 2020, 11:54:18 PM
Or you might not know King Crimson enough :biggrin:
hey i have like, two KC albums
I listened to In The Court Of The Crimson King on Pornhub once, do I know them enough too?

The Walrus

The Cyril AI's pairing abilities are reaching unprecedented levels of accuracy. Man is not ready for this

Crow


Train of Naught

Gorguts are too perfect of a band not to be banned already :loser:

Hey look first impressions. I'm pretty sure this will be the weakest round so far.. :lol :corn

This is what floating in space sounds like!

Quite different from what I remember from this band.. not sure how I feel about it yet.

For a big part this sounds more like music gymnastics than a proper song I can dig into.

Totally unexpected in a good way.

Has a great chill tone to it, can see this growing on me.

Not really my kind of metal, I see some redeeming qualities but overall this was a pretty tiring listen.

YES

This is one of the few songs this roulette that straight up annoys me on first impression.

I genuinely wonder if anything in my profile suggested me liking something like this..

Hurts from the same problems one of your previous songs had, but also shares the same qualities.

The Walrus


Evermind

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:
Quote from: home on May 09, 2017, 04:05:10 PMSqu
scRa are the resultaten of sound nog bring propey

Sacul

Quote from: Train of Naught on February 01, 2020, 05:23:33 AM
This is what floating in space sounds like!

YES

Hurts from the same problems one of your previous songs had, but also shares the same qualities.
Hopefully it's the second one :metal

Crow


King Puppies and the Acid Guppies

aka Puppies_On_Acid
Quote from: Evermind on May 06, 2024, 07:39:06 AMHey Stadler, your PM inbox is full.
Quote from: HOF on April 02, 2024, 07:30:16 AMDerek Sherinian probably stands 10 feet away from the urinal, shoots from downtown, and announces loudly that he's making history.
Quote from: TAC, definitely not KingThes sng is are sounds rally nece an I lyke tha sungar

Crow


King Puppies and the Acid Guppies

aka Puppies_On_Acid
Quote from: Evermind on May 06, 2024, 07:39:06 AMHey Stadler, your PM inbox is full.
Quote from: HOF on April 02, 2024, 07:30:16 AMDerek Sherinian probably stands 10 feet away from the urinal, shoots from downtown, and announces loudly that he's making history.
Quote from: TAC, definitely not KingThes sng is are sounds rally nece an I lyke tha sungar

Evermind

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

Yeah, results :soon:
You can start sending already, I'll be on holiday from the 13th until 23rd, but this time it's not a holiday where I won't have time for the roulette so it won't be an obstruction if we end up having to go longer than until the 13th. But to be honest I'm pretty sure it will be done by then.

This roulette has been incredibly exhausting for me, I apologise to anyone who wasn't satisfied with the pace, my personal life has been rough physically and mentally the last 2 months or so but it's starting to get better at last. I feel like the demotivation has shown in write-ups and general discussion in the thread but don't take it personally, I just have to face I'm not capable to run something like a roulette smoothly anymore, as a student it was way easier to manage my free time.

Train of Naught

Cyril: glass beach - glass beach
This is one of the few songs this roulette that straight up annoys me on first impression.

Much like with TACs submission, I struggle to see what in this should appeal to me, but I admit that I seem a bit hard to understand when it comes to music. I don't like that indie/punk/garage riffing style that pesists through most of the song, I don't like production that sounds intentionally dated (for lack of a better term), but most of all the vocals are just unbearable. It borders on a crossover between post-hardcore and pop-punk, but way more on the pop-punk edge.. one of my least favorite ever music genres. The best part of the song is merely an intermission between the first and second half, where the pace slows down and everything goes quieter. Even the vocals in this section are alright at best, but soon enough the main body of the song kicks in again. It's pretty much a collection of things I don't like about music summed up in a 7 minute package including 1,5 minute or so that I can tolerate.

3/10




TAC: Aephanemer - If I Should Die
I genuinely wonder if anything in my profile suggested me liking something like this..

Most of the latest entries by you fall under the category of 'vocals I genuinely have trouble not turning off' and I don't completely understand why, we have quite a bit of overlap..
Here it's not just the weird fast-paced high-pitched growls, it's also the fantasy-like folk/power metal instrumentals, it's also the fact that it's the longest song of the round, the vocals seem oddly mixed compared to the rest of the composition, it's a bunch of things. I hope you can go out with a bang and wow me in the last round!

4/10




Bolsters: The Midnight - Vampires
Hurts from the same problems one of your previous songs had, but also shares the same qualities.

I have to take back some of the positives about this first impression upon further investigation.. I really can't say there's anything I actively enjoy on this song. It seems to mostly rely on a saxophone motif that I can barely stand, and the saxophone persists throughout the entire song and honestly annoys me. There isn't really anything 'hook-worthy' in the vocals as that's mostly taken care of by the saxophone, it's a big gamble that didn't pay off all that much..

4.75/10




Evermind: Wolverine - Communication Lost
Not really my kind of metal, I see some redeeming qualities but overall this was a pretty tiring listen.

It borders a bit too much on the prog/power side of things for me, with this epic metal approach.. but I can definitely pick out some cool elements. The recurring guitar/synth unison introduced in the intro is really good, the synths in the background throughout the song are very pleasant, and the chorus ain't bad. As a whole, I still stand by the first impression where I thought it's a tiring listen looking back at it after the full 9 minutes. But it is an ambitious tune and has some stuff to like, so not a complete lost cause! :D

6.25/10


Elite: King Crimson - Indiscipline (Live in Mexico)
For a big part this sounds more like music gymnastics than a proper song I can dig into.

I appreciate getting some King Crimson as I always wanted to like them more than I do, having checked out only Red and ITCOTCK. The entire first half does barely anything for me though. Just the same rhythm over and over with some drum gymnastics layered on top. I'm not a fan of crazy drumming to be honest, so when you mentioned the multiple live drummers I was already a bit hesitant. It sounds like a drum battle. The song actually gets quite good in the second half. Great vocals, a bit crazy at times but in moderation, and compelling switch-offs on the rhythm section. I guess the 'prog' aspects of this song are a bit strong for me but when it sorta breaks out of that it does get better. Would I check out this album? Possibly, not in love with this song but also see some potential for me liking this band more than I do now. ME GUSTA!

7/10




home: Perfume Genius - Queen
Has a great chill tone to it, can see this growing on me.

Seems like they use the exact same "HU!" sample as Glass Animals – The Other Side of Paradise :lol which is the only thing I dislike of an otherwise all-time favorite indie song. I will say that while everything is on point, it still misses something that made all my favorite songs of the roulette stand out.. it's just generally really nice but I don't see all that much staying power.

7.25/10




ariich: Richard Henshall - Lunar Room
Totally unexpected in a good way.

So this song is all over the place, which isn't the best. But at the same time it does have some great moments, I just have a hard time glueing them together and calling it one coherent composition. So let me dissect this a bit.. I'm cool with the moderate djent stuff here, not too overtaking. I'm cool with the Plini-like guitarwork (this song seriously screams Selenium Forest in parts), I'm cool with the bouncy, playful way all the instruments intesperse. I'm not a fan of the rap-like vocals in the beginning, but all the vocals passages after that are definitely better, and they even go epic/theatric kind of, and it almost seems to turn into some kind of Dream Theater finale (not the vocal style of course, but the melodies definitely). It's quite a lot to take in altogether and I think it still suffers from schizophrenia, but I'm pretty satisfied with this one.

7.5/10




Puppies: Buried Inside - Time As Commodity
YES

After a number of listens I will say my hype has dropped slightly, but I still think this is among the stronger songs of the round. Being basically an inferior Amenra on the vocal side of things, and instrumentally compelling enough (though definitely a little bit toooo similar to some riffs on Remission by Mastodon :lol), this already ticks off a great amount of boxes in my book for post-metal. The production is nice and raw, great for this type of dark music. Excited to check out the album!

8/10




Kattelox: Voyager – Reconnected
Quite different from what I remember from this band.. not sure how I feel about it yet.

So this song ended up becoming a fucking banger. I never liked Voyager much and it pissed me off when others did because I wanted in. This song definitely has something that I've been missing from other songs I've heard (mostly from the Ghost Mile album). It has a GREAT opening section, gets right into it. I love that super-fast circus riff. :lol Then the vocals are still the same style they've always been, but they work better in the more energetic fast-paced mode than on some of the more melodic parts I've heard in other songs. The chorus showcases a bunch of different styles in the singer's arsenal, including a very good head-voice I wasn't familiar with. The chant section ("Let him go") along with the part following iis my favorite moment, it gives me a slight Leprous vibe, and the instrumentation is very well tuned in to the pace of the vocals constantly. There's a bit of unnecessarily long-winded boring djent riffage but it's not that long sooo.. still great overall!

8.25/10




Sacul: Floex / Tom Hodge - Prelude I
This is what floating in space sounds like!

I don't remember much of the last time I received a Floex song in a roulette, it may honestly have been this exact song.. but I remember it was a really pleasant atmosphere but didn't quite hook me. I'm way more into chill electronic music now than I was a couple years ago, and this has a lot to offer. From the Massive Attack vibes down to the ethereal extra layers of synthesizers in the forefront of the song, to the gradual build down to the very end of the song. It's all very well done and while not an instant classic, this is definitely one of the strongest songs of the round.

8.5/10



Standings
Evermind: 53.75
ariich: 53
Puppies: 53
Sacul: 52.25
Kattelox: 50.75
home: 49.5
Bolsters: 46.25
Elite: 48.5
Cyril: 44
TAC: 41




I'd say the top 5 are all still in the running to take it home during the last round, you never know though!

The Walrus

Wow, that actually did way better than I expected. It goes in waves. When I first sent it, I probably thought, YES! THIS will be the song by them that he'll like... then I instantly regretted it. Now I'm happy I sent it. That vocal part halfway through that you seem to dig a lot is one of my favorite moments on the whole album.

Also, I've just been busting balls like in Pup's thread about the pace, it's been totally fine. Don't beat yourself up. (I tend to be more active in roulettes where I'm doing well - I don't know your taste so well, so I'm still learning  :biggrin: this is a fun roulette!)

Crow

Best song I've sent in this roulette gets a 3/10, perfect

Bottom three are all songs I think are quite good too

Love ya trainy

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:
Quote from: home on May 09, 2017, 04:05:10 PMSqu
scRa are the resultaten of sound nog bring propey

Evermind

What's going to happen is despite holding the lead for the whole roulette, I'll blow it in the last round :lol

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

King Puppies and the Acid Guppies

aka Puppies_On_Acid
Quote from: Evermind on May 06, 2024, 07:39:06 AMHey Stadler, your PM inbox is full.
Quote from: HOF on April 02, 2024, 07:30:16 AMDerek Sherinian probably stands 10 feet away from the urinal, shoots from downtown, and announces loudly that he's making history.
Quote from: TAC, definitely not KingThes sng is are sounds rally nece an I lyke tha sungar

Train of Naught

Quote from: Kattelox on February 06, 2020, 10:29:32 AM
Wow, that actually did way better than I expected. It goes in waves. When I first sent it, I probably thought, YES! THIS will be the song by them that he'll like... then I instantly regretted it. Now I'm happy I sent it. That vocal part halfway through that you seem to dig a lot is one of my favorite moments on the whole album.

Also, I've just been busting balls like in Pup's thread about the pace, it's been totally fine. Don't beat yourself up. (I tend to be more active in roulettes where I'm doing well - I don't know your taste so well, so I'm still learning  :biggrin: this is a fun roulette!)
I probably overreacted but it was also bad timing after a super exhausting and stressful day. I don't blame you or anyone that mentioned it

Listening to the Voyager album now! I only heard the song with Einar before release and remember it kinda sucks, but I'm optimistic about the other stuff now

4/10 in, starting listens by the end of Saturday

Crow


Sacul



Really liked his previous album 2012 - 2017, and I'm digging this one. Very different though, this is a lot noisier, more glitchy, industrial, experimental.

Crow


The Walrus

Train, post the big big results in the album listening thread  :corn

Buddyhunter1

Quote from: Sacul on February 07, 2020, 09:16:07 AM


Really liked his previous album 2012 - 2017, and I'm digging this one. Very different though, this is a lot noisier, more glitchy, industrial, experimental.

you posting this here is Against All Logic

The Walrus


Sacul

lmao :lol

Hell yeah that's a great score, give that album a listen, and also Floex's Zorya, they're both excellent. I'll send later today,

Train of Naught

Smash Mouth - Fush Yu Mang

Pretty good, but loses quite a bit of steam after "Let's Rock"..

Crow



kinda neat progressive black metal and there's a few songs here i'm digging but the performance is sloppy in more than a few places and there's not a great album feel overall. still worth a listen.

Elite

John Cage - 4'33'' on repeat

I love it. It's a nice break from nothing earlier in the day.
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:
Quote from: home on May 09, 2017, 04:05:10 PMSqu
scRa are the resultaten of sound nog bring propey

Train of Naught

Jeff Buckley - Grace
AC/DC - Black Ice
Judas Priest - Steel Panther

:metal :metal

Sacul


Crow