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Favourite song off A Sceptic's Universe?

Discussion in 'Spiral Architect' started by Christopher85, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. Christopher85

    Christopher85 New Metal Member

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    Sorry if this has been done to death but I am really curious to find out what you all think. Being so many great songs on the album it makes it very difficult to decide. My favourite would have to be either Excessit or Fountainhead.
     
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    nicosanchez Crazy Tech Prog Member

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    lars k norberg musician

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    I think you guys are too kind with us. I’d rather know; which is the worst song on ASU? And why?
     
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    ErikAa New Metal Member

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    Excellent question. A lot more interesting really. Makes you think and forces you to confront your own preferences along with the motivations behind these.
     
  5. Dark Lord

    Dark Lord Reincarnation of Yourself

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    Well, there are no really bad songs on "A Sceptic's Universe"... as you already read in most reviews here... but some do stand above others... so taking all this in mind, i'd say the worst (for lack of a better term) song(s) on "A Sceptic's Universe" are:

    1) Cloud Constructor: "Being and Nothingness" and "Shuffled" are really really amazing... infact, "Shuffled" is the highlight of "A Sceptic's Universe" in my opinion... but the main part of the song, "Cloud of unknowing" sounds really generic to me... nothing special about it except for the fast solo... but otherwise, it sounds so bland compared to the very complex and intricate songs like "Excessit", "Insect", and "Fountainhead".

    2) Moving Spirit: Well the first couple of times i heard it, i wasn't impressed at all... it took quite a few number of listens to swallow this song. Now I like it more, but i still think it's kind-of-weak compared to the more massive and impressive songs like the 3 mentioned above + Conjuring Collapse, Spinning, and Adaptibility.

    ... I guess those two are the worst, not meaning they are bad at all... but compared to the others, I'd say they SUCK !!! (LOL). Here, my assessment is only based on the music... i'm not talking about the lyrics because "Moving Spirit's" lyrics are really intriguing.
     
  6. Dark Lord

    Dark Lord Reincarnation of Yourself

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    Is there nobody who would like to respond to the above post ??
     
  7. nicosanchez

    nicosanchez Crazy Tech Prog Member

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    If you don't see any answers, that's because nobody wants to answer.
     
  8. Dark Lord

    Dark Lord Reincarnation of Yourself

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    that's quite a reply, but when i'm looking for smart-ass lame answers, i'll send you an email and tell you to give me one !!
     
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    nicosanchez Crazy Tech Prog Member

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    Ok I'll answer you (if i'm not busy stimulating my pineal gland, choking hookers and buring them in the desert)
     
  10. Dark Lord

    Dark Lord Reincarnation of Yourself

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    well that is some really interesting life you have there...
     
  11. prizo

    prizo Noob

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    I like everything on that Cd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    But overall my favorite is "Defibrulator". I listen to it when i work out and jsut have it on repeat about 100 times.
     
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    nicosanchez Crazy Tech Prog Member

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    indeed

    *EDIT*

    I forgot also about the excessive beer consumption and the trollfest cd spinning all the time while I perform my "dirty deeds".

    Now, isn't my life interesting, at least?
     
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    ^I agree :D
    I also really like spinning :)
     
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    I love Cloud Constructor! It's their first song I heard, the snare and bell in the intro and the diminution in the riff that comes in especially is so sick. And then there are those arpeggios and bass hits under the guitar solo that are awesome too.

    And then shuffle...and the slow dramatic line before it, yeah I pretty much like everything about Cloud Constructor. I'm not sure what my favourite song is but the worst song on ASU is Moving Spirit.

    This is probably because of the tonality or harmony or whatever of/in the beginning and the part after it. Maybe I'm weird but it just doesn't appeal to my ears. I especially don't like the intro (though the vocal phrasing is awesome...but strictly rhymically), and very much dislike the vocals and harmony in the end (that one last triad when he says "deniiiIIIEED" kills me) during "MOOOving spirit!" when it all overlaps.

    And there you have it Lars.
     
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    Definiately FountainHead...SA...best effin prog band out there..:D:worship:
     
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    I like Spinning, Insect and FountainHead the most, but out of the three I'd have to say Spinning, I've just become upsessed with it latley :D.

    Oh, and the Shuffled part of Cloud Constructor is amazing too.

    For my least favorite, I'd have to say Moving Spirit as well. Its still an awesome song though.
     
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    I finally received my copy of this album today! From first impressions, the worst is 'Cloud Constructor' and the best is 'Insect', though there is a very fine line between these, as all songs are insanely brilliant!
     
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    Now, after having had the album for about a month, I think that Cloud Constructor is still the 'worst' (though the song still owns most other bands best songs...) and Insect and Excessit are equally the best!
     
  20. Mantraschism

    Mantraschism Skáld

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    Fountainhead is by far my favorite song on this album. I think it's quite moving, in addition to being technical.
     

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