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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #105 on: July 01, 2009, 02:24:08 PM »
So, I got both Damnation Game and the self-titled today. Good stuff, and pretty underrated. (Self-titled got a 1.5 star rating on Allmusic, and Damnation Game got 2.)
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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #106 on: July 01, 2009, 02:52:36 PM »
Damnation Game only got two stars? That sucks. I can understand why people would vote that way (it's far less metal than Paradise Lost or The Odyssey), but it's still better than two stars.

The Damnation Game is one of the few albums that I can rank a 10/10. But that's just me

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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #107 on: July 01, 2009, 02:54:44 PM »
Damnation Game only got two stars? That sucks. I can understand why people would vote that way (it's far less metal than Paradise Lost or The Odyssey), but it's still better than two stars.

The Damnation Game is one of the few albums that I can rank a 10/10. But that's just me
Allmusic is a professional review site. It's not an aggregate place like Metacritic.
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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #108 on: July 01, 2009, 02:54:47 PM »
Yeah. If some band wrote the s/t now with good production people would probably praise it like hell. It's a great album and the singer has a great voice. Although I see how it would be hard for people to like him, he's a bit like John Arch and Allen mixed together.

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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #109 on: July 01, 2009, 02:59:07 PM »
Damnation Game only got two stars? That sucks. I can understand why people would vote that way (it's far less metal than Paradise Lost or The Odyssey), but it's still better than two stars.

The Damnation Game is one of the few albums that I can rank a 10/10. But that's just me
Allmusic is a professional review site. It's not an aggregate place like Metacritic.

Oh ok. Well, these "professionals" clearly don't know what they're talking about then :P

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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #110 on: July 01, 2009, 03:10:30 PM »
Yeah, allmusic is pretty harsh on this band. The only albums to score four stars or above were The Divine Wings of Tragedy and Paradise Lost. All the others got 3 stars or less.  >:(
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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #111 on: July 01, 2009, 05:44:06 PM »
On The Edge Of Forever turns a good album into a masterpiece.

That song stands out so much for me.

Amazing song.
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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #112 on: July 11, 2009, 08:50:40 AM »
I'm listening to The New Mythology Suite for the first time, gotta say it's amazing.
It's only my second S:X album to listen to after Paradise Lost which I also loved.
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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #113 on: July 11, 2009, 11:31:15 AM »
You're in for a treat then.

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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #114 on: July 11, 2009, 12:26:06 PM »
After V, you should get The Odyssey or Twilight in Olympus, and then The Damnation game and Divine Wings of Tragedy.

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« Reply #115 on: July 11, 2009, 12:47:27 PM »
V is a prog Masterpiece. The others are more Metal.

The Odyssey might be the perfect mix though, Kind of like Six Degrees.
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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #116 on: July 12, 2009, 03:32:45 PM »
I'm listening to The New Mythology Suite for the first time, gotta say it's amazing.
It's only my second S:X album to listen to after Paradise Lost which I also loved.

Hope you enjoyed it. I absolutely adore that album.  :metal

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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #117 on: July 12, 2009, 03:48:14 PM »
I got The Odyssey but V deserves more listens before moving on!
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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #118 on: July 12, 2009, 04:44:16 PM »
All of their albums are amazing.

I hope they get to work on a new album soon.
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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #119 on: July 12, 2009, 05:15:38 PM »
All of their albums are amazing.

I hope they get to work on a new album soon.

definitely. on their wikipedia page it says they're gathering material for a live dvd or cd. that would be awesome.

but i hope there isn't another five year wait between albums

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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #120 on: July 13, 2009, 02:19:50 AM »
Anyone else think that Domination and Panic Attack start off in a very similar way? Even the bass sounds similar.

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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #121 on: July 13, 2009, 04:37:44 AM »
Anyone else think that Domination and Panic Attack start off in a very similar way? Even the bass sounds similar.

I noticed that, I also noticed several other similarities with other DT and S:X songs.
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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #122 on: August 26, 2009, 11:23:39 AM »
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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #123 on: August 26, 2009, 01:12:06 PM »
A Symphony X survivor has begun!

http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=4946.0

Thanks glaurung. I was about to resurrect this thread for the same reason

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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #124 on: August 26, 2009, 02:29:23 PM »
So I have a very ambitious musical friend who is transcribing "The Odyssey" for performance in the fall of 2010.  It will have a 5-piece band as well as small orchestra... I'm playing keys.
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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #125 on: August 26, 2009, 07:55:00 PM »
Very nice. When it happens, I hope you record it. We'd love to hear it

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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #126 on: August 27, 2009, 01:12:30 AM »
Very nice. When it happens, I hope you record it. We'd love to hear it
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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #127 on: September 06, 2009, 06:38:54 PM »
Bump for survivor justice:

http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=5514.0

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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #128 on: September 07, 2009, 05:09:10 PM »
So does anyone know what Symphony X are up to? They aren't touring or making a new album so are they working on something else or is this just a break?
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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #129 on: September 07, 2009, 05:42:54 PM »
I think Russell Allen has had a kid so they are on hiatus? Not 100% though

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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #130 on: September 11, 2009, 12:35:34 AM »
I really hope SX gets a DVD out at least before they start working on their next album. It boggles me that they still, in all their years, have not put out a live DVD, being as acclaimed as they are in prog metal world.

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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #131 on: September 11, 2009, 01:35:55 AM »
As much as I love Symphony X, there's one thing that stops me from fully enjoy them and that is the god damn guitar tone that Romeo has. It sounds shit on albums and it sounds even worse live. He's a living example of how to use digital products like Line6 the WRONG way! Listen to Opeth to learn how to use it correctly! Or even better, use equipment like JP does. He always has a good, heavy tone that cuts through the mix and you can actually hear every note he plays.


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To balance out this post - Russel Allan is probably my favorite singer of ALL TIME! One sexy beast of a man! :hefdaddy

They write some unique, catchy and amazing songs! V is one of my favorite albums of all time! They're all amazing musicians!
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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #132 on: September 11, 2009, 01:44:48 AM »
Symphony X is a great band (my favourite progmetal band after DT) and yes we need a live DVD nao!

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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #133 on: September 11, 2009, 05:47:07 AM »
I really hope SX gets a DVD out at least before they start working on their next album. It boggles me that they still, in all their years, have not put out a live DVD, being as acclaimed as they are in prog metal world.

Their wikipedia page says they're gathering material for a DVD, but I don't know how accurate that is.

Anyway, all of you need to vote in the Symphony X Survivor

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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #134 on: September 11, 2009, 12:33:06 PM »
As much as I love Symphony X, there's one thing that stops me from fully enjoy them and that is the god damn guitar tone that Romeo has. It sounds shit on albums and it sounds even worse live. He's a living example of how to use digital products like Line6 the WRONG way! Listen to Opeth to learn how to use it correctly! Or even better, use equipment like JP does. He always has a good, heavy tone that cuts through the mix and you can actually hear every note he plays.


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I agree somewhat. On albums I think his tone sounds good (he uses a lot of different amps when recording - Mesa, ENGL, etc.), but live I think he still uses the Line6 Vetta II (at least that's what he was using when I saw them in '05), and yeah, it sounded pretty weak. Even if you watch their performance on the Gigantour DVD, his tone doesn't cut through very well.

But, just out of curiosity, since when has Opeth used digital amps? Last time I saw em they were using Laney heads.
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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #135 on: September 23, 2009, 08:37:41 AM »
The Divine Wings of Tragedy is now up on the P/S board: http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=6118.0

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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #136 on: September 23, 2009, 08:59:54 AM »
The Odyssey is my favorite album from them. It's pure  :metal
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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #137 on: September 23, 2009, 01:08:06 PM »
To balance out this post - Russel Allan is probably my favorite singer of ALL TIME! One sexy beast of a man! :hefdaddy

They write some unique, catchy and amazing songs! V is one of my favorite albums of all time! They're all amazing musicians!

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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #138 on: September 23, 2009, 01:51:36 PM »
I listened to The Odyssey today. The song is so much better than I remember it, I hadn't listened to it for months.

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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #139 on: September 23, 2009, 01:53:37 PM »
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