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    Posted: October 22 2012 at 09:28
http://viaobscura.bandcamp.com/album/traum
 


Edited by Svetonio - October 22 2012 at 09:29
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We will check them.

I like what I listen, but remember, the own band members say in their bio:

VIA OBSCURA was founded in 2004 in Münster as an experimental band project. With dedication to music in general, a background in rock bands with 70-s-influences, jazz, Gothic-Rock-/Doom-Bands, progressive metal, classical music and openness to other genres


In Bandcamp they are tagged as 


In Vampire Freaks (Goth site), they are described as:

VIA OBSCURA was formed in 2004 as an experimental goth band project. Via Obscura love music in general, and they have an eclectic background of jazz, gothic-rock/doom bands and classical ensembles 


Despite this facts, I believe they have a slight chance in Symphonic, because the Classic Symphonic elements are strong enough, but that heavy - metal sound distracts me a bit.

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Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M


In Bandcamp they are tagged as 


 
Actually, in Bandcamp that whole (debut) album is tagged as symphonic too: http://viaobscura.bandcamp.com/album/traum
 
 
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In Bandcamp they are tagged as 


 
Actually, in Bandcamp that whole (debut) album is tagged as symphonic too: http://viaobscura.bandcamp.com/album/traum
 
 

Let the team vote Svetonio, I'm tempted to say yes, buut the Goth and metal elements keep me away.

Plus, they are clear, they consider themselves a Gothic Prog band like Dead Can dance or Miranda Sex Garden.
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Sound like a softer Nightwish. Lots of piano and classical influences, perhaps more than After Forever or Epica.

My gut reaction without worrying about the Goth elements is to say YES to symphonic.

There are metal elements but they tend to hold back on any thrash, its more slices of distortion.

I will say YES to Symphonic as theres Symp elements throughout, also simply to get this band added. There is enough here to add to Symph without having to pass on yet another band surely.


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Here they are
Great band too!

Via Obscura Fotosession I.1
Via Obscura Fotosession I.1

Via Obscura Fotosession I.2
Via Obscura Fotosession I.2

Via Obscura Anne Fotosession I.3
Via Obscura Anne Fotosession I.3

Via Obscura Fotosession I.4
Via Obscura Fotosession I.4

Via Obscura Alexander Fotosession I.5
Via Obscura Alexander Fotosession I.5

Via Obscura André Fotosession I.6
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Me too Scott

We only need one vote.

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I hear the strong symphonic elements, but I fail to hear very strong progressive elements. I would therefore say that this is more Symphonic Rock or Symphonic Metal than it is Symphonic Prog. As such, this is a borderline case.



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Originally posted by SouthSideoftheSky


I hear the strong symphonic elements, but I fail to hear any strong progressive elements. I would therefore say that this is Symphonic Rock or Symphonic Metal, but not Symphonic Prog


Just receiveda  PM from Fritz (Southsideofthe Sky), he retires his objection without voting in favor, so I believe we can add the band.

Let me check with an Adm, I have the bio ready 

Iván


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VIA OBSCURA APPROVED FOR SYMPHONIC

4.1 A majority vote will be a number of positive votes in excess of 60% - on teams of 4 or less active members a single No vote will be taken as a veto, rejecting the artist.
4.1.1 Three-man team = 2 Yes votes, 0 No votes
4.1.2 Four-man team = 3 Yes votes, 0 No votes
4.1.3 Five-man team = 3 Yes votes
4.1.4 Six-man team = 4 Yes votes
4.1.5 Seven-man team = 4 Yes votes

Scott: Yes
Fritz: Abstention
Iván: Yes

Will be added ASAP

Iván

PD: The band has been approved despite Fritz and my doubts


Edited by Ivan_Melgar_M - October 23 2012 at 13:21
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Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M

VIA OBSCURA APPROVED FOR SYMPHONIC

4.1 A majority vote will be a number of positive votes in excess of 60% - on teams of 4 or less active members a single No vote will be taken as a veto, rejecting the artist.
4.1.1 Three-man team = 2 Yes votes, 0 No votes
4.1.2 Four-man team = 3 Yes votes, 0 No votes
4.1.3 Five-man team = 3 Yes votes
4.1.4 Six-man team = 4 Yes votes
4.1.5 Seven-man team = 4 Yes votes

Scott: Yes
Fritz: Absstention
Iván: Yes

Will be added ASAP

Iván

I didn't even know that there were any aggregation rules Tongue

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Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M


...I have the bio ready 

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Originally posted by SouthSideoftheSky

Originally posted by Ivan_Melgar_M


...I have the bio ready 

Iván

Boy, that was fast working Clap

Nothing I can deal with, I'm obsessive compulsive. LOL
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Approved and added by the Symphonic team


Iván

28 hours after this thread was started and slightly more than 24 hours since we found about them, must be a record


Edited by Ivan_Melgar_M - November 09 2012 at 10:28
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Clap It was really fast! Cheers  Beer
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NIce addition here! Lightspeed work team - awesome!


Will add review soon....Big smile


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Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush

NIce addition here! Lightspeed work team - awesome!


Will add review soon....Big smile

Could had been even faster, but Fritz and myself, weren't 100% sure that the band was mainly Symphonic.

We just talked once and the objections were retired.

Really, great team work, because when the bio was ready, I just came back to the forum for the photos you posted (Unusually I had like 7 photos to chose from) and already had received Fritz's PM.

Just wrote a 5 stars review, IMO one of the best 5 albums of the past decade.

Iván


Edited by Ivan_Melgar_M - October 24 2012 at 13:58
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