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Re: Rate the Song Above You

Post by Dream Sphere » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:14 pm

The vocals and drums in the Windir song add to the harsh, cold atmosphere which the song holds.

As for Iron by Woodkid, the flute in the middle and near the end fitted well in the arrangements. The percussion was fairly interesting. The brass/orchestral parts were kind of generic and limp. I found the vocals to be bland. The arrangements were good though, which built upon the decent drums. 6.5/10

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Post by Mr. Purple » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:07 pm

The vocals and drums in the Windir song add to the harsh, cold atmosphere which the song holds.
Vocals with melody or drums with complex rhythm subtract from the feeling of a harsh cold atmosphere? Why not use those elements to further achieve that harsh cold feeling? The difference in what people value in music is a very interesting topic for me.

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Dämmerfarben - Einsamkeit

I'm going to try something new. I underline what I think the focus of the song is. Let me know if i'm leaving out any important metrics.

Originality: 4\10 This sound seems pretty common in rock ballads. Violin might be a minor new element?
Variation: 5\10 Has one major change\movement with the violin and a few minor ones. The melodies cover a decent range as well.
Complexity: 3-5\10 Moderately complex for 2 melodic lines without vocals or drums.
Catchiness: 4\10 Too much of a wandering style of melody to be catchy, but is close at some parts.
Mood\Emotion: 6\10 Makes me think of a sad lonely wandering guy.
Lyrics\Meaning:1\10 N\A
Highlight: 2:47-3:30 The violin part.
Cultural bias score(Taste): 5\10 I’m pretty comfortable with this sound from my classic rock phase, but I don't usually listen to it these days.

I'm trying to keep my music posts closer to the metal side of my taste given what you guys seem to like.
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Post by Jebus » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:43 am

Video above not available so I watched it here instead. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VmNTl6JvDY

For some reason I like metal a lot more when the piano is incorporated. I thought the piano worked really well in this song. Good song although it felt like something was missing. 6/10

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Post by Mr. Purple » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:01 am

Jebus wrote:For some reason I like metal a lot more when the piano is incorporated. I thought the piano worked really well in this song. Good song although it felt like something was missing.
I definitely agree. I think everything is better with piano though, so i'm not sure how much that means :p. I would honestly love it if you could figure out what you think the song was missing.

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Originality: 8\10 Can’t immediately classify it in a genre. Some of the melodies are quite cool and unexpected. Not stuff I hear every day. Very similar style to Phil Collins.
Variation: 4\10 Has a relatively similar pattern throughout melodically and rhythmically. Nothing stands out as repetitive though.
Complexity: 5\10 Piano has some nice stuff going on.
Catchiness: 5\10 I can see a few parts of this sticking in my head, though it's definitely not super catchy.
Mood\Emotion: 6\10
Lyrics\Meaning:8\10 Fits the mood appropriately. Impactful message showing support to those being unfairly imprisoned and tortured.
Highlight: The interesting note progressions at 3:23-28, 4:13-23, 1:18-25 for example
Cultural bias score(Taste): 6.8\10 I probably would have given this a few listens on my own. Somewhat within my tastes.


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Revolution Indifference by Until the Ribbon Breaks
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Post by miniboes » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:10 am

Mr. Purple wrote:Revolution Indifference by Until the Ribbon Breaks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJvx_jIxafU
Not available so i watched here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqd-xQXo7nc

I really didn't like the rap part. I dislike most rap with some exceptions, but this was not one of them. I think the chorus is very enjoyable, but otherwise I find the song rather boring. 4/10, probably would've been a 6 or so without the rap.

Maximo Park - Our Velocity
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Post by Dream Sphere » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:30 am

Maximo Park - Our Velocity

6.5/10

The keyboards were well integrated and each instrument had an interesting part which was nice. The flow and structure of the song was good too. I'm not a big fan of the vocals but they were still alright. This song was well put together and I think I preferred the verses over the chorus.


Sigh - Slaughtergarden Suite

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TVXDNp-D_YM

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Post by Jebus » Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:48 pm

I listened to this song a few times and there is a lot that I like about it. I generally like songs where there is a lot going on and a lot of surprises and this song had that. The melody from 5.30 to 6.08 had a nice old fashion feeling to it and I liked the instrument change at 6.08 as well. I would have rated this song much higher except I really can't stand those death metal voices. I can think of so many singers that would have made this song so much greater to listen to. 7/10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cowXdLSPZM
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Post by Dream Sphere » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:23 pm

Marillion - That Time of the Night

I really like the interesting lead guitar melodies. Good keyboards too. I'm not a huge fan of the vocals, but they're still alright. The highlight of the song seems to be the tasteful weaving guitar leads. I like the reverby 80's like atmosphere. Some nice drum fills near the end. The supporting vocals work well in the arrangements. Nice ending with the vocals and guitar. 7/10


Here's some Sigh with clean vocals.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cSB4_4e67w0

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Post by miniboes » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:39 pm

Marillion - That Time Of The Night

This song has some things going for it; the instrumentals are overall quite good. I didn't like the vocals much. The song is probably too long; it starts pretty slow and only gets interesting when the keyboard kicks in at 1:42. I really liked the part from there to 2:42. From there on I enjoyed it less, but it got better the second time around. I can see this being a song that gets more enjoyable every time you listen to it. 6.5/10.

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Sigh - Gavotte Grim

Very nice start, with the flowing water and whistling. The whisper-ish part from 0:36 sounds pretty bad to me. From there on, I though vocals were pretty bad but the instrumentals pretty good. I like the combination of traditional metal instruments and what I presume to be keyboards. I also think the song is longer than it should've been. The instrumental part from 5:00 is pretty enjoyable though. 5/10, i guess.

Avenged Sevenfold - Gunslinger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y58xMOx-qsQ
(The talking at the start is not part of the song)
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Post by Dream Sphere » Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:02 pm

The Gunslinger

6.5/10

It's a decent bluesy metal song with some country like inflections. The intro was fitting. The vocals were pretty good, but a little funny sounding at times. The solo was good but nothing amazing. To be honest, I would've preferred M.I.A. from the same album over this; The Gunslinger's one of the weaker tracks on City of Evil. Still pretty good though.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3IAT06unls8
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