Poll

Vote for the song you want to eliminate

Iconoclast
0 (0%)
The End Of Innocence
0 (0%)
Dehumanized
2 (22.2%)
Bastards Of The Machine
0 (0%)
Heretic
0 (0%)
Children Of A Faceless God
0 (0%)
When All Is Lost
0 (0%)
Electric Messiah
0 (0%)
Prometheus (I Am Alive)
0 (0%)
Light Up The Night
1 (11.1%)
The Lords Of Chaos
5 (55.6%)
Reign In Madness
0 (0%)
(see results without voting)
1 (11.1%)

Total Members Voted: 9

Voting closed: February 28, 2018, 04:05:11 AM

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Offline IDontNotDoThings

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Symphony X Survivor - Iconoclast - Round 1
« on: February 27, 2018, 04:05:11 AM »
Round 1 of the Iconoclast survivor. In this division of the survivor, we decide which songs from this album will go on to the finals & consolations. This album placed 8th in the album survivor, so the 1st & 2nd place songs will go on to the finals, with 3rd going to consolation, where it'll have an extra chance to accompany it in the finals. For this round, vote for the track you want to go to the finals the least. If you don't care about voting &/or haven't heard all of the albums but still want to know the current results, select "(see results without voting)". You cannot see the results otherwise & once you have voted, you cannot change your vote. Round lasts 24 hours.



Current rankings:
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12. (currently deciding)



Okay, now it's time for SX's second-latest album, theming around technology & its effect on society. This album often gets panned by fans due to its heavier focus on metal elements (pun intended) & its similar song structures across the whole album. It took a bit to grow on me, but now I think it's one of the best examples of SX's heavier side, & ranks nicely in my top 5 from them now. I will say that a lot of the tedium & "songs sounding the same"-ness is the fault of the order. I have the original order in the poll (just to avoid confusion), but I think the standard order puts way too many similar songs together & has pacing issues as a result. I'll post my own order in a reply, but I think the worst example of this would have to be (probably) the heaviest song on album, which seems way too generic for me & doesn't have nearly as much soul as any of the other tracks do. I've put a bit of thought into this, but I'll have to go with

Dehumanized

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Re: Symphony X Survivor - Iconoclast - Round 1
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 04:07:44 AM »
This fn album.

One great song. A couple of good/decent songs, and a whole lot of meh.

The Lords Of Chaos

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Re: Symphony X Survivor - Iconoclast - Round 1
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 04:07:55 AM »
#1.
#2.
#3.
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12. Dehumanized



Also, here's the order I listen to the album in:

(Disc 1)
1. Intro
2. Iconoclast
3. The End Of Innocence
4. Dehumanized
5. Children Of A Faceless God
6. Heretic
7. The Lords Of Chaos

(Disc 2)
1. Light Up The Night
2. Bastards Of The Machine
3. Electric Messiah
4. Prometheus (I Am Alive)
5. When All Is Lost
6. Reign In Madness
« Last Edit: February 27, 2018, 05:07:17 AM by IDontNotDoThings »

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Re: Symphony X Survivor - Iconoclast - Round 1
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 04:11:25 AM »
This fn album.

One great song. A couple of good/decent songs, and a whole lot of meh.

I'd call it more an indistinguishable full onslaught of grrr, metal, yahrr, blood, rage, power, kill and the final token ballad. There are some quite good songs here and there but it's too bloated and one dimensional.
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Re: Symphony X Survivor - Iconoclast - Round 1
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 04:13:38 AM »
I really like this album.

Lords of Chaos.

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Re: Symphony X Survivor - Iconoclast - Round 1
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 04:22:46 AM »
This fn album.

One great song. A couple of good/decent songs, and a whole lot of meh.

I'd call it more an indistinguishable full onslaught of grrr, metal, yahrr, blood, rage, power, kill and the final token ballad. There are some quite good songs here and there but it's too bloated and one dimensional.

Admittedly that's what I thought at first too, but I think it grows on you the more you listen to & figure out the differences between the songs.

Also I'm surprised Lords of Chaos is getting so many votes. When I first heard this album it was easily my favourite of the "bonus" tracks.

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Re: Symphony X Survivor - Iconoclast - Round 1
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 05:00:34 PM »
I really like this album.

Lords of Chaos.