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  1. ahahah, pressed control-z to undo a word i had pasted in my review and deleted that last 6 paragraphs, niiiiiice

    1. IGM_Oficial


      Too bad that the internet doesn't work the same way as notepad

    2. YuyoDrift


      I spent 5 1/2 hours typing out a well thought out take on deadman, all to just have my browser crash and lose the entire draft lol.


      I feel ya.

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    I don't know if I agree with this, but I think it's an interesting point. If I think back 10+ years ago to the forefront technical/fast players, I think of Versailles, Matenrou Opera, Deluhi. Go listen to Teru's earliest work with Aikaryu, Hizaki with Garnet grave in 1998 (let alone the Schwardix & Solo stuff), Anzi's old power metal band Masterpiece, and Leda's playing in Crimson Head. They were always shredders. Of course they improved with age, but they were always speed-geeks from the start. Also, because visual kei musicians are almost always influenced by musicians in the global rock/metal world, I think its unfair to compare the 2000's with now. With the global waning of rock music from the 2000's to 2010's, a lot of this decade was defined by music with high technical merit. The icons of the early 2000's were often nu-metal bands with no guitar soloes like System of a Down, Disturbed, Slipknot and Linkin Park. Whereas in the early 2010's, metal kids were getting excited about Animals as Leaders, Periphery, and 'djent'. Even now, a lot of the big NEW rock/metal bands of the 2010's are proggy shred bands (Polyphia, Intervals, Chon). There wasn't as much of an audience for those kind of bands in 2005. So it would make sense that visual kei in the 2010's has a higher skill level, because it reflects the global trends.
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    If you haven't already dove into this, I'd be happy to tag team in. @CAT5 I was bummed I missed out on this one
  5. next trade off when @ team admin :0

    1. platy


      We're in the middle of one right now :) so maybe in two months lol

    2. reminiscing2004


      oh man didnt realise i missed one. thx for info

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    south america never gives up
  7. its crazy how a song can sit in your library for ages and it never quite resonates with you. but then one day you have a bunch of weird experiences, come home, listen to it, and really feel it

  8. after listening to them since I was like 9, I saw Symphony X today. super satisfying. russell allen was nothing but good vibes

  9. craving another plugdj sesh :o

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    @Zeus was my partner for this tradeoff and he gave me the year 2012. During that year, I was listening pretty much exclusively to new electronic music, so I was excited to see what Zeus had in store for me, knowing I probably missed out on a lot of other music that year. Overall, I was really pleased with the mix Zeus sent me, particularly in terms of its coherence to a theme of mainly string-driven atmospheric songs and ballads. He also relayed to me that this mix was emblematic of a trying time of his life, perhaps of personal struggle. Above all else, there is an emotional consistency which is here in many of the tracks-- occasional darkness and dissonance, met by moments of triumph and glory, and a lingering sense of confusion. I found the post-rock portion of this mix less exciting. To avoid driving home the stereotype that post-rock is boring music, I'll add it was mainly to do with a lack of emotional resonance for me. Though, I can almost guarantee Zeus has a very different emotional experience with that Godspeed track than I do. Found some nice keeper tracks in here and as always new bands to check out. Because of the superior thematic consistency (only blunder was that abrupt start of track 7), I'll give this mix 4.5/5.
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    My review coming in hot today @Zeus
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    Can you include the year as a headline text/? Pretty please
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    Sent. @Zeus
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    I had already tried making 3 or 4 mixes before partners have been revealed. And now I'm having all kinds of doubts.. Do I stick to the year expected? Or do I surprise Zeus with a different one. Do I just go for the best hole-in-one singles from that year that Zeus probably knows (and likes), or do I go a more esoteric route and try to really hit 'em with those deep cuts.. Baaaasically same as @yomii and @CAT5
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    re: aggy's bass tracks being replaced 🤔
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