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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to OCTAVARIUM
« Reply #140 on: September 12, 2021, 06:33:48 AM »
Didn't think this was worth a separate thread, but a pretty enthusiastic reaction to Metropolis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFiEtcuKiPA
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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to OCTAVARIUM
« Reply #141 on: September 12, 2021, 08:39:24 AM »
I've seen it as well Hunnus and I totally liked it. The Scenes From a Memory-part I didn't liked but he is such a fan of beautiful music and really gives our favorites a chance.

And he's gonna see Dream Theater live in november, so curious what he's gonna say about that.
I wonder which venue he's seeing them in November?  If it's in Seattle, I'll buy him a beer and tell him to refrain from yelling out loud what key they're playing in or pausing the show during a song.  🍺  :chill

Just wait til he complains about every time Mike does any extended amount of double bass drumming! "It takes away from the power of the song!"  :rollin

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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to OCTAVARIUM
« Reply #142 on: September 12, 2021, 02:20:58 PM »
Didn't think this was worth a separate thread, but a pretty enthusiastic reaction to Metropolis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFiEtcuKiPA

Wow, I haven't watched her channel in a while, but this was a fantastic reaction. Seeing her giddy during the instrumental breakdown brought me back to my first experience with the song.

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« Reply #143 on: September 13, 2021, 09:46:22 AM »
Didn't think this was worth a separate thread, but a pretty enthusiastic reaction to Metropolis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFiEtcuKiPA

Cool reactions and all, but she drives me insane with stopping every song every five seconds to spend five minutes talking about the prior five seconds.  That's how a 9+ minute song turns into a nearly hour long reaction video.
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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to OCTAVARIUM
« Reply #144 on: September 13, 2021, 09:53:59 AM »
Didn't think this was worth a separate thread, but a pretty enthusiastic reaction to Metropolis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFiEtcuKiPA

Cool reactions and all, but she drives me insane with stopping every song every five seconds to spend five minutes talking about the prior five seconds.  That's how a 9+ minute song turns into a nearly hour long reaction video.

I liked her reaction to Metropolis, but I agree, the stopping every minute got fairly annoying after awhile. You could probably hear the whole song at least twice with the amount of times she backtracked.

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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to OCTAVARIUM
« Reply #145 on: September 14, 2021, 04:20:05 PM »
I liked his recent reaction to The Alien.  :tup

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« Reply #146 on: September 15, 2021, 02:03:24 PM »
I liked his recent reaction to The Alien.  :tup

me too. Especially his compliment on Mangini.
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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to OCTAVARIUM
« Reply #147 on: September 16, 2021, 07:56:40 PM »
I like Doug. I am very skeptical of the genre of reaction videos, but I think Doug does a nice job of pointing out some things...and obviously there's an endless appetite for confirmation bias amongst metal fans  :lol

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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to OCTAVARIUM
« Reply #148 on: September 17, 2021, 04:34:06 AM »
Yeah reaction videos on the whole are like ??? Why ? Especially when the people watching are usually clearly over-acting for the views.

They're getting silly now too.

Things like " Man who has been walking his whole life REACTS to walking scenes in movies!!! :o :o :o "


They're obviously better when they get like a world expert to talk about things. Like getting Chris Hadfield to comment on space scenes

and laughing along with them at how preposterous Armageddon is.

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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to OCTAVARIUM
« Reply #149 on: October 22, 2021, 05:34:00 PM »
Doug just posted a video of a chat he had with Jordan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOA3R0ISOVQ
Whoaaaahh, ohhh, ohhhhh. Whoaaaahh, ohhhhh, ohhhhhh. Waaah, ahhh, haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaowwwwww

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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to OCTAVARIUM
« Reply #150 on: October 25, 2021, 03:04:29 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzNM9XGK3J8

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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to OCTAVARIUM
« Reply #151 on: October 25, 2021, 03:55:06 PM »
That was super cool, thanks for the link.  I agree with Doug about the last section,  even though it is still pretty awesome.
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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to OCTAVARIUM
« Reply #152 on: October 25, 2021, 04:02:10 PM »
So Doug has covered ACOS, 8VM, TCOT, IT, and now AVFTTOTW. I guess all that's left is ITPOE and SDOIT as far as DT Epics go. I'd like to see him cover SDOIT as a whole album and do it in 2 videos (one for each disc).

As far as his take on AVFTTOTW, he's definitely got some great thoughts on it. I agree, it's not my personal favorite DT epic, but it's got some really great ideas and sounds. I haven't really dived deep into the lyrics of the piece yet, though, to really have a say on what he was talking about with the ending, but musically speaking, the ending did throw me for a loop with no bombastic vocal outro like you'd expect them to do, but then again, this album is all about breaking some expectations and finding new ways to develop the music, and I applaud the band for taking those sorts of chances.

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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to OCTAVARIUM
« Reply #153 on: October 25, 2021, 04:06:54 PM »
I'm glad he went into the theory of the song - not like when he did Scenes From A Memory and just sort of went ooh and ahh.

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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to OCTAVARIUM
« Reply #154 on: October 25, 2021, 04:22:44 PM »
I was thrown by the last vocal line of the song. I felt the same. What a dud way to close the vocal, along with a jarring transition to the outro. You could see how his mood totally changed when that happened.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #155 on: October 25, 2021, 05:08:41 PM »
I was thrown by the last vocal line of the song. I felt the same. What a dud way to close the vocal, along with a jarring transition to the outro. You could see how his mood totally changed when that happened.
It's like somebody fell off the cliff on the album cover while enjoying the view, and all that's left are the boots.

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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to OCTAVARIUM
« Reply #156 on: October 25, 2021, 05:44:54 PM »
 :lol yeah, something like that..
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #157 on: October 25, 2021, 08:18:55 PM »
I still havenít come to terms with the ending yet myself.  Love the rest of the song so I will always listen to it and will therefore get more used to it but I struggle with how it ends, especially the transition from the last vocal into the riffing.  I think, if you sit through a 20 min song, youíve earned a satisfying epic crescendo ending, rather than something that just meanders to a close.

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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to OCTAVARIUM
« Reply #158 on: October 26, 2021, 03:24:35 AM »
Was a very nice episode and I follow his opinion completely. Only, dude... Doug needs to clean his glasses.
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Re: Classical Composer Reacts to OCTAVARIUM
« Reply #159 on: October 26, 2021, 09:09:12 AM »
I still havenít come to terms with the ending yet myself.  Love the rest of the song so I will always listen to it and will therefore get more used to it but I struggle with how it ends, especially the transition from the last vocal into the riffing.  I think, if you sit through a 20 min song, youíve earned a satisfying epic crescendo ending, rather than something that just meanders to a close.
I agree that it's not the most satisfying ending, however, I like that they did something different and not what we'd all expect.  I also feel like live, the ending will come across a bit more satisfying, as I'm envisioning MM going crazy, and bringing the energy level up a notch or two live.