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too busy listening to good stuff.




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no seriously, what would be a good idea, maybe, would be to find some point in common, some 'red thread' that would tie all the bands of a compil together, like the country of origin, the year, demo, ep, the genre also, because I don't see any relation between Faces of Bayon and Colosseum e.g.

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there is another reason, actually... still haven't seen a band I don't know in the compilations, so, although I appreciate the concept - and the effort :D - I don't see the point in downloading stuff I already own... if I want a compilation I just put winamp on random... :;):

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no seriously, what would be a good idea, maybe, would be to find some point in common, some 'red thread' that would tie all the bands of a compil together, like the country of origin, the year, demo, ep, the genre also, because I don't see any relation between Faces of Bayon and Colosseum e.g.


well, that could be a good idea... but, honest, I think our friend is doing a very good job and I would be the last person to criticise him...

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I fall somewhere between the two of you ^^^.

I own work by most of the included bands (so far), not quite all, so there are a few things I'd be happy to investigate. I wouldn't download a whole unthemed compilation under those circumstances, though - it's quicker and easier to type the odd new name into YouTube - whereas I might pull down a themed collection if it seemed likely I'd enjoy it end-to-end.

That said, I like the idea (and appreciate the effort) behind what you're doing and the presentation's slick and stylish. If you're primarily aiming at introducing a broad selection of work within the genre to a target audience who aren't already very familiar with it, then it's just about a perfect vehicle for that. And even if I don't show up on your download stats, thanks for a couple of band names to look into anyway!

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Thanks for the kind words.

Also, I know it may seem a bit odd, but I do infact have a format for the way i'm doing things as far as the groupings of the bands go. I am, infact, trying to put bands together that wouldn't normally go together to try to put on display a broader range for someone who may not have swayed all that much under the Doom sun. Yes, it would be easy to make a couple volumes of strictly Funeral Doom or Death Doom or Gothic Doom, but I don't see any real fun in that? I didn't expect for the downloads to take off like they did with the other genre's I covered, but it's Doom and anything related to it is a slow process anyways, heh. But yeah, I don't plan to stop anytime soon and I plan to keep a diverse deliverance in terms of the finished product when it comes to the compilation volumes. But the point has been realized, anyways. Even if you don't download the full compilation, checking out some of the bands whom you may not already know is the whole point of this... spreading the word and whatnot. So even if you don't download them and you find something you like by seeing one of the band names and searching elsewhere, that's a good thing.

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That's it! From now on, every review I send you will be without spaces or paragraph seperation!

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nevertheless, I keep thinking a theme would bring an added value. Even if you are not a fan of the genre to begin with. It could help to narrow the extra investigations one would like to do.
It reminds me of the requests you can often read on Metal Archives: 'recommend me a Doom band that plays cello, a band that mixes growls, black shrieks and clean vocals, a doom band with short songs etc... it's always fun to compare.

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I may do something a bit more organized in the future, but for right now i'm going to stick with my erratic method.

Another thing to note is that now that I have 3 different genres running on the same page I have thoughts running around in my head about expanding my aim even wider based on the styles of music i'm most familiar with. If I was to push ahead there would definately be something in the Industrial market almost right off the bat, but I was considering whether or not to have a seperate compilation set for strictly Industrial Metal bands (Godflesh, Fear Factory, Soulstorm, [early] Pitchshifter, etc.) and Industrial Rock bands (Stabbing Westward, NIN, Machines Of Loving Grace, Sister Machine Gun, etc.) or should I maybe do something that's like a 12 track compilation with the first 6 being Rock and the last 6 being Metal? I don't know, but i'm willing to hear opinions on the matter. As well, what's the consensus on what's too much? Is 3 different styles too much already to have in one place? Is it limitless so long as I keep tagging each post like I have been with the specific style of the compilation so that it's easily accessible from the sidebar if you want just a certain type of music? I know I already had noses lifted at the site because of the fact that I mixed Doom Metal and Nu Metal, but still... I appreciate any and all opinions.

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Seems pretty clear in the current format to me: tagging's fine in a blog-type environment. I can't see any reason why there should be an arbitrary cap on the number of styles you want to include, as long as the taglist doesn't become unmanageable or start to get extremely messy.

For that reason, though, I'd probably suggest not mixing genres within compilations: you're likely to end up with a lot of hybrid tags confusing the issue and distracting from what's currently quite an uncluttered approach. And it wouldn't be too much of a surprise if mixed-genre didn't prove all that popular anyway - I suspect it'd be more likely to restrict interest to those who like all the genres than expand it to anyone who likes any of them. Distinct and narrow musical taste may not be altogether attractive, but it's far from uncommon, as evidenced by the noses you've already seen lifting just at a mixed site...

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And now we've got a new look thanks to the guy who's been designed the compilation covers. Check it out!

http://detoxcompilationcentral.blogspot.com/

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Well my view count did a significant jump over the last week. I said to myself, as the view count was settling around 200 when I released volumes 5 & 6, that i'd wait a bit until it at least hit 250 (Thinking I had some time) and a mere 6 days later it's surpassed 300. Madness! As always, enjoy the exploration. Here we go now...

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01. Warning - Watching From A Distance
02. Jack Frost - You Are The Cancer
03. Evoken - The Mournful Refusal
04. Majesty - Realm Of Confusion
05. Shroud Of Bereavement - The Forever Dance
06. Before The Rain - Be Mine
07. Bellaras - Obscured By Defeat
08. Mournful Congregation - Opal Of The Stream Beneath The Hills

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01. Ahab - The Stream
02. Eternal Tear - Coma
03. Septic Mind - Requiem Of Love
04. Elysium Fields - Absence
05. Forgotten Tomb - Solitude Ways
06. Dawn Of Everwinter - Embrace The Despair
07. Astral Sleep - Landscapes
08. Deep Well Of Horror - Omen

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I plan to do Volumes 9/10 pretty soon. I was glad to see the number of people checking it out continue to increase. Over 425 now!

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Your compilations are great! They really help to introduce to me new bands (and bands that I haven't heard in a while). Shroud of Bereavement and Insanity Reigns Supreme are awesome bands. Doom away! :D

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Your compilations are great! They really help to introduce to me new bands (and bands that I haven't heard in a while). Shroud of Bereavement and Insanity Reigns Supreme are awesome bands. Doom away! :D


That means a lot, thank you very much! Doom on! :beerchug:

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Released a new Nu/Alternative Metal compilation a couple days ago and my Blogspot view count jumped up about 75 points in 24 hours. Be more popular, Doomsters!! :rolling:

Volumes 9/10 are on their way in the next couple of weeks, promise.

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I'm downloading some of the compilations now and looking forward to hearing them! I'm a huge fan of private compilations / samplers and love to create them myself for friends on the basis of very different concepts or non-concepts. Of course I know at least 60-70% of the bands and tracks on your compilations, but I don't see a problem with that - there's a skip button after all, and I can even delete those tracks I already know after downloading so I can concentrate on getting into new stuff. I also like the fact that I can actually download this stuff and load it to my MP3-player, for oftentimes it simply doesn't work for me to listen to new stuff on the net while busy with something else - for me, most music has to be enjoyed under certain circumstances and in the right mood (plus, with the necessary amount of attention), so compilations like these are a great solution. Since I've been more interested in Doom recently than ever over the past few years, I surely hope to find some inspiration here, so thanks for investing your spare time in creating these compilations. A very nice idea indeed.

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d.mimøsa wrote:
I can even delete those tracks I already know after downloading so I can concentrate on getting into new stuff.


I do the same exact thing with any compilations I download :laugh:

But you are very welcome and thank you for checking them all out!

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01. Woods Of Belial - Desolate
02. Forest Of Shadows - Wish
03. Ophis - Earth Expired
04. Daylight Dies - I Wait
05. Doom:VS - The Faded Earth
06. Comatose Vigil - Galleries Of Coma
07. Buried At Sea - Untitled II
08. Funerary Dirge - Procession Of Gods And Tyrants


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And now i'll disappear for a few weeks again :laugh:

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01. Officium Triste - Signals
02. Reclusiam - Litanies Of Rust And Decay
03. The River - A Close Study
04. Longing For Dawn - Once Supreme
05. Katatonia - Palace Of Frost
06. The Howling Void - Oroboros
07. Unearthly Trance - Solar Eye
08. Worship - Keep On Selling Cocaine To Angels


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A suggestion for future compilations would be to include the album title in brackets in the respective track names. I for my part prefer to know right away on which release I can find the music I am hearing, at any rate it would be a very convenient addition and it wouldn't mean too much extra work for you, I reckon.

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