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« Reply #2416 on: October 10, 2018, 05:45:50 PM »
Don't know if this was posted back in July, Russel posted this on fb.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwIy1xkbDIU&feature=youtu.be

It is a clip of Russel performing in honor of Dave, during a fundraiser in his honor. He really kicks ass vocally. I hope Russel is recovering well emotionally, he is obviously still dealing with it.

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« Reply #2417 on: October 11, 2018, 08:35:20 AM »
Pretty cool.  I've always liked that song, and this version is VERY close to Badlands' cover, which is just incredible (my band did that version of it).  It is obvious from the way Russ sang it that he is very familiar with that version.
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« Reply #2418 on: January 10, 2019, 05:23:42 AM »
Bump to say that I just saw mentioned on FB that Symphony X will be playing four dates in Italy in May. European tour and a new album to support it in the works?

Also, isn't this the first time for Russell to be back on stage with the guys after the accident with A-Mob?
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« Reply #2419 on: January 10, 2019, 05:53:53 AM »
With the S-X guys, probably.  But he did the TSO tour this Christmas season, didn't he?
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« Reply #2420 on: January 10, 2019, 07:43:32 AM »
Russell did TSO in the winter.

I don't think they would release a new album for the European tour. I believe they just started writing and getting back together. Maybe they could play a new song...

Also, Romeo has Pt 2 of his solo album to be released. Hopefully that could come out sooner than the new SyX. Really excited for SyX. Love that band.
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« Reply #2421 on: January 15, 2019, 01:58:21 PM »
I just absolutely love Michal Romeos solo album. The vocals are superb imo, and very well written songs! Gotta love the Star Wars themes glittered throughout. The guitar sound is excellent too on this release.
I also hope we get a part 2 before the next Symphony X release. I would like them to take their time making the next SX album something unequivocal.  :metal
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« Reply #2422 on: January 15, 2019, 02:31:43 PM »
I just absolutely love Michal Romeos solo album. The vocals are superb imo, and very well written songs!

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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #2423 on: February 12, 2019, 04:32:09 PM »
Just listened to Underworld for the first time. This is their best album in a while. First song Nevermore is a great way to kick off this kick ass album. Russel's clean vocals sound fantastic.

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« Reply #2424 on: February 12, 2019, 04:33:29 PM »
Agreed.  He finally got rid of the marbles in his mouth.
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« Reply #2425 on: February 13, 2019, 04:22:32 AM »
Just listened to Underworld for the first time. This is their best album in a while. First song Nevermore is a great way to kick off this kick ass album. Russel's clean vocals sound fantastic.

Woah.  Better late than never I guess man.  Yeah killer album.

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« Reply #2426 on: February 13, 2019, 05:16:18 AM »
Just listened to Underworld for the first time. This is their best album in a while. First song Nevermore is a great way to kick off this kick ass album. Russel's clean vocals sound fantastic.

Woah.  Better late than never I guess man.  Yeah killer album.

This may be heresy to diehard SymX fans, but Paradise Lost and Underworld are the albums I listen to most nowadays!

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« Reply #2427 on: February 13, 2019, 08:11:48 AM »
I generally like the "middle" era of the band the best (V and The Odyssey).  But I consider Underworld to be far and away the best thing they have ever done.
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« Reply #2428 on: February 13, 2019, 08:47:59 AM »
I generally like the "middle" era of the band the best (V and The Odyssey).  But I consider Underworld to be far and away the best thing they have ever done.

Yeah, this is my opinion too.
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« Reply #2429 on: February 13, 2019, 01:14:04 PM »
I generally like the "middle" era of the band the best (V and The Odyssey).  But I consider Underworld to be far and away the best thing they have ever done.

Yeah, this is my opinion too.
Yeah me too.  Russel's vox are superb on this album!  Great songs too. :tup
I hope the go in this kind of direction on their next album and more-so.
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« Reply #2430 on: February 13, 2019, 02:16:09 PM »
Just listened to Underworld for the first time. This is their best album in a while. First song Nevermore is a great way to kick off this kick ass album. Russel's clean vocals sound fantastic.

Woah.  Better late than never I guess man.  Yeah killer album.

This may be heresy to diehard SymX fans, but Paradise Lost and Underworld are the albums I listen to most nowadays!

Me too.

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« Reply #2431 on: February 13, 2019, 03:08:08 PM »
Underworld, sure.  PL... mid-tier quality in the S-X discography.
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« Reply #2432 on: February 13, 2019, 03:14:05 PM »
I've noticed I like their post V albums way more if I just listen to the songs on my Ipod shuffle. 4-5 songs in a row and I am burned out because it's all so samey, but when one comes on amidst other songs by other bands, I can appreciate it a lot more.
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« Reply #2433 on: February 13, 2019, 03:25:22 PM »
Wow, I always thought I am in the minority, but it doesn't seem like that now. My fav SX albums are The Odyssey, Paradise Lost and Underworld.
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« Reply #2434 on: February 13, 2019, 03:33:37 PM »
As much as I like Underworld because it's really a great album there's just something about tDWoT and that style of Neo-classical metal that hits home with me, sure a dose of nostalgia is a part of it. Even though the production is not that great I still love that album so much.
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« Reply #2435 on: February 13, 2019, 03:47:57 PM »
Wow, so sad to see no love for Iconoclast, such an amazing album.
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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« Reply #2436 on: February 13, 2019, 05:31:10 PM »
Wow, so sad to see no love for Iconoclast, such an amazing album.
I love Iconoclast!  It has a very melodic yet heavier edge to it, and it always puts me in a better mood. Children of a Faceless God is one of my favorite tracks from any SX album, and Electric Messiah isn't far behind with such a great chorus.  The final track of that album " When All is Lost" is epic SX in all their glory!  :metal
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« Reply #2437 on: February 13, 2019, 05:36:41 PM »
Wow, so sad to see no love for Iconoclast, such an amazing album.
I love Iconoclast!  It has a very melodic yet heavier edge to it, and it always puts me in a better mood. Children of a Faceless God is one of my favorite tracks from any SX album, and Electric Messiah isn't far behind with such a great chorus.  The final track of that album " When All is Lost" is epic SX in all their glory!  :metal

Indeed! That one and PL are my two SX favorites, never got too much into Underworld, I might need to listen to it again soon. As for the older albums, I just don't like all the neoclassical elements they used back then.
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« Reply #2438 on: February 13, 2019, 05:50:54 PM »
I've noticed I like their post V albums way more if I just listen to the songs on my Ipod shuffle. 4-5 songs in a row and I am burned out because it's all so samey, but when one comes on amidst other songs by other bands, I can appreciate it a lot more.

This!  I can listen to the entire Odyssey album as well (though I may skip The Turning).  But PL and Iconoclast - listening to the whole albums irritates me and I find myself constantly hoping it's almost over.  When listening to tracks individually, they seem much fresher.  There are still tracks that aren't my thing though.  Underworld was a big improvement for me, but didn't wind up staying with me for as long as I thought it would.

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« Reply #2439 on: February 14, 2019, 01:34:01 AM »
Sidenote: I love the opening riff in Run with the Devil.
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« Reply #2440 on: February 14, 2019, 03:19:04 AM »
I love Underworld, but my favorites are TDWOT, Twilight in Olympus, V and Damnation Game. Then Odyssey and Underworld. Not big on Paradise Lost and Iconoclast.

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« Reply #2441 on: February 14, 2019, 07:30:18 AM »
I always found Iconoclast to be "a bit too much" of everything... It has great songs and moments, but it's hard for me to listen to it in one sitting. Unlike PL, UW, TO.
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« Reply #2442 on: February 14, 2019, 07:37:40 AM »
I always found Iconoclast to be "a bit too much" of everything... It has great songs and moments, but it's hard for me to listen to it in one sitting.

Same here. Not a single song is bad, but from start to finish it's a long and relentless assault of heavy songs, all in the same style and with the same "roar growl I'm so mean and wicked, machines stuff stuff" lyrics, with what felt like the obligatory ballad at the end.

Paradise Lost however flows away quite easily for me.
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Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #2443 on: February 14, 2019, 08:05:11 AM »
I always found Iconoclast to be "a bit too much" of everything... It has great songs and moments, but it's hard for me to listen to it in one sitting.

Same here. Not a single song is bad, but from start to finish it's a long and relentless assault of heavy songs, all in the same style and with the same "roar growl I'm so mean and wicked, machines stuff stuff" lyrics, with what felt like the obligatory ballad at the end.

That about sums it up for me too.
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« Reply #2444 on: February 14, 2019, 08:29:35 AM »
Sidenote: I love the opening riff in Run with the Devil.
Yessss! I've been scouring the Internet since release to find a tab for this song, no luck haha. Couldn't seem to figure it out either

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« Reply #2445 on: February 25, 2019, 08:29:42 AM »
Sidenote: I love the opening riff in Run with the Devil.
Yessss! I've been scouring the Internet since release to find a tab for this song, no luck haha. Couldn't seem to figure it out either
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« Reply #2446 on: February 28, 2019, 01:00:01 PM »
Sidenote: I love the opening riff in Run with the Devil.
Yessss! I've been scouring the Internet since release to find a tab for this song, no luck haha. Couldn't seem to figure it out either
I whipped this up a few days ago:
Symphony X - Run With The Devil (FREE Full Guitar Tab!)

In case anyone missed it, I've also transcribed the entire Distance Over Time album (Thread link), and I'm sending the tab book for FREE.  Just email me at maytropolees@comcast.net

You have got to be kidding me. You are an angel! Wow.. now I need to actually learn this and that will be a challenge in itself. THANK YOU!

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« Reply #2447 on: February 28, 2019, 08:52:08 PM »
Sidenote: I love the opening riff in Run with the Devil.
Yessss! I've been scouring the Internet since release to find a tab for this song, no luck haha. Couldn't seem to figure it out either
I whipped this up a few days ago:
Symphony X - Run With The Devil (FREE Full Guitar Tab!)

In case anyone missed it, I've also transcribed the entire Distance Over Time album (Thread link), and I'm sending the tab book for FREE.  Just email me at maytropolees@comcast.net

You have got to be kidding me. You are an angel! Wow.. now I need to actually learn this and that will be a challenge in itself. THANK YOU!
Very happy to help!  One of my big goals is to do some official Symphony X transcriptions.  There's certainly a demand, hopefully we can make it happen.