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CRIPPER AWARD 2018 - VOTE NOW
  • Cripper Award 2018

    Poll ended at Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:04 am

    Diablo Blvd
    3
    5%
    Evertale
    5
    8%
    Gyze
    32
    50%
    Internal Bleeding
    0
    No votes
    Majestic Downfall
    6
    9%
    Seven Kingdoms
    2
    3%
    Seven Spires
    12
    19%
    Witherfall
    4
    6%
     
    Total votes: 64
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    Re: CRIPPER AWARD 2018 - VOTE NOW

    by Pellaz » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:13 am

    bodomdragon wrote:
    Pellaz wrote:Had to vote for Seven Spires. Supremely talented band, very professional and very young (ages 19, 21 and 23).

    Listen to this man and all the truth he speaks!!

    I also voted Seven Spires, the girl is incredibly talented, especially considering how young she is. Promising future!


    I mean, they had a very late first show on the boat and still drew a decent crowd, which only grew while they played (unlike, say, Enslaved's first set :evil: )
    No surprise at all that their second show packed the Pyramid. Granted, it's just the Pyramid, but still......
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    Re: CRIPPER AWARD 2018 - VOTE NOW

    by ravenous » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:21 am

    I am surprised there isn't more votes for Witherfall . I am guessing just not as many people saw them . Their 1st live show ever on 70k was a real treat from this uber-talented crew . The Bass and Guitar solos alone should have got at least 5 votes lol :wank:
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    Re: CRIPPER AWARD 2018 - VOTE NOW

    by bodomdragon » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:40 am

    ravenous wrote:I am surprised there isn't more votes for Witherfall . I am guessing just not as many people saw them . Their 1st live show ever on 70k was a real treat from this uber-talented crew . The Bass and Guitar solos alone should have got at least 5 votes lol :wank:

    I saw them and they kicked ass. But I liked Seven Spires even better :)
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    Re: CRIPPER AWARD 2018 - VOTE NOW

    by bodomdragon » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:16 am

    Bumping this. Less than three days to vote!
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    Re: CRIPPER AWARD 2018 - VOTE NOW

    by slayergeek » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:54 am

    I like how this is going this year. Keeping this on the forums helps a lot. Also I think the one year there were a lot of issues we had two bands that both had a shot and deserved to win and it boiled down to power VRS death/thrash. Then you throw in the Facebook vote lobbying and it went south.
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    Re: CRIPPER AWARD 2018 - VOTE NOW

    by TPH » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:40 am

    I guess absolutely no one will be surprised once this is over and Gyze will win. Even if I didn't vote for them and only saw half a show because I'm not into their music, it was obvious that they were killing it and everyone loved it. And as a bonus, the appreciation was mutual, and they were having a blast on the boat.
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    Re: CRIPPER AWARD 2018 - VOTE NOW

    by bodomdragon » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:17 pm

    TPH wrote:I guess absolutely no one will be surprised once this is over and Gyze will win. Even if I didn't vote for them and only saw half a show because I'm not into their music, it was obvious that they were killing it and everyone loved it. And as a bonus, the appreciation was mutual, and they were having a blast on the boat.

    I am a little bit bummed that Seven Spires didn't get more attention / recognition because they were amazing, but glad to see that Gyze did a hell of a job. Personally I only caught half a set of Gyze (Pyramid) and I must admit it sounded really great and the atmosphere was fantastic, so good for them!
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    Re: CRIPPER AWARD 2018 - VOTE NOW

    by cegr80 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:44 pm

    I absolutely loved Gyze, to the point of catching both sets. They reminded me of a young, aggressive Children of Bodom with a lot of neo classical stuff
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    Re: CRIPPER AWARD 2018 - VOTE NOW

    by spooky » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:45 pm

    ravenous wrote:I am surprised there isn't more votes for Witherfall . I am guessing just not as many people saw them . Their 1st live show ever on 70k was a real treat from this uber-talented crew . The Bass and Guitar solos alone should have got at least 5 votes lol :wank:


    ...agreed! they were one of my favourites! absolutely incredible musicianship, and sounded like they have been playing together for ages. epic songs! \m/
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    Re: CRIPPER AWARD 2018 - VOTE NOW

    by bodomdragon » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:55 am

    Poll closed. Congratulations to GYZE, winners of the Cripper Award 2018!!!

    Thanks everyone for participating and contributing into returning this little award to where it has always belonged.
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    Re: CRIPPER AWARD 2018 - VOTE NOW

    by Phoenix » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:46 am

    Congrats to Gyze, and all of the other bands who put on a great show for us this year onbroad!

    Shout outs to Seven Spires, for their singer really impressed me at the All Star Jam, In Mourning and Naglfar, who didn't qualify but blew me away at their sets, and of course, Aeternam, for their incredible amount of fanservice they did the forum this year.
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    Re: CRIPPER AWARD 2018 - VOTE NOW

    by Gratch » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:18 am

    ravenous wrote:I am surprised there isn't more votes for Witherfall . I am guessing just not as many people saw them . Their 1st live show ever on 70k was a real treat from this uber-talented crew . The Bass and Guitar solos alone should have got at least 5 votes lol :wank:


    I really like Witherfall, but that first set was...not good. They had the bass up so loud that it was the only thing you could hear. I literally couldn't hear the guitar at all, which is really bad for a band whose sound is very dependent on intricate guitar work.
    Thankfully, their second set in the Pyramid sounded significantly better, but it wasn't good enough to give them a vote over Gyze.
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    Re: CRIPPER AWARD 2018 - VOTE NOW

    by bodomdragon » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:24 am

    Gratch wrote:
    ravenous wrote:I am surprised there isn't more votes for Witherfall . I am guessing just not as many people saw them . Their 1st live show ever on 70k was a real treat from this uber-talented crew . The Bass and Guitar solos alone should have got at least 5 votes lol :wank:


    I really like Witherfall, but that first set was...not good. They had the bass up so loud that it was the only thing you could hear. I literally couldn't hear the guitar at all, which is really bad for a band whose sound is very dependent on intricate guitar work.
    Thankfully, their second set in the Pyramid sounded significantly better, but it wasn't good enough to give them a vote over Gyze.

    I've learnt that sometimes your position on the pit makes a HUGE difference.

    In more than one set I started being really close to the stage (like first row) and couldn't hear an instrument in particular, generally the guitar. Moving a few steps back most of the times solved the problem. So my advice is, if things seem to be working normally and you can't hear an instrument, move a little bit around the venue till you find the right spot. This really saved me on the second Threshold concert. I moved from the first row quite on the left side to 3-4 meters away on the right side. At first I couldn't hear the guitar at all, afterwards it sounded simply perfect.
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    Re: CRIPPER AWARD 2018 - VOTE NOW

    by cegr80 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:30 am

    Well deserved award for Gyze. Couldn't agree more. I'm also glad I took part in the voting for this year. Congratulations!
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    Re: CRIPPER AWARD 2018 - VOTE NOW

    by Gratch » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:59 am

    bodomdragon wrote:
    Gratch wrote:
    ravenous wrote:I am surprised there isn't more votes for Witherfall . I am guessing just not as many people saw them . Their 1st live show ever on 70k was a real treat from this uber-talented crew . The Bass and Guitar solos alone should have got at least 5 votes lol :wank:


    I really like Witherfall, but that first set was...not good. They had the bass up so loud that it was the only thing you could hear. I literally couldn't hear the guitar at all, which is really bad for a band whose sound is very dependent on intricate guitar work.
    Thankfully, their second set in the Pyramid sounded significantly better, but it wasn't good enough to give them a vote over Gyze.

    I've learnt that sometimes your position on the pit makes a HUGE difference.

    In more than one set I started being really close to the stage (like first row) and couldn't hear an instrument in particular, generally the guitar. Moving a few steps back most of the times solved the problem. So my advice is, if things seem to be working normally and you can't hear an instrument, move a little bit around the venue till you find the right spot. This really saved me on the second Threshold concert. I moved from the first row quite on the left side to 3-4 meters away on the right side. At first I couldn't hear the guitar at all, afterwards it sounded simply perfect.


    I typically agree with you. However, I tried 3 different spots for Witherfall's Theater set (standing up front, sitting ground level in the back, middle balcony), and it didn't make much of a difference.
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    Re: CRIPPER AWARD 2018 - VOTE NOW

    by Pellaz » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:08 am

    Phoenix wrote:Congrats to Gyze, and all of the other bands who put on a great show for us this year onbroad!


    Absolutely, and congrats to the guys in Gyze! (Yeah, that quip only works if you DON'T know how to pronounce the band-name :lol: )

    Shout outs to Seven Spires, for their singer really impressed me at the All Star Jam, In Mourning and Naglfar, who didn't qualify but blew me away at their sets, and of course, Aeternam, for their incredible amount of fanservice they did the forum this year.


    Seven Spires got my vote. They were really good at ProgPower USA filling in at the last minute for a cancelled band and if anything, they were even better on the boat. Really nice folks, too, and quite talented and professional for a band whose average age is 21. :beerbang:

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