Author Topic: Symphony X thread!  (Read 150948 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Blind_FaithX

  • Théâtre de Rêve
  • Posts: 2525
  • Gender: Male
  • Proud member of the biggest quote pyramid on DTF
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2009, 01:34:31 PM »
They can make some very good emotional songs:
- Paradise Lost
- The Accolade II
and last,but not least, my fav evah from them:
- Candlelight Fantasia

Their heavy music is good too, but I got bowred of it. Now I need a pause.

And moreover, I think this band is really increasing. They always offer better and better stuff, and that's good for further albums!
Try A Winter's Dream

I don't know too much this album but, gonna try. You mean more part 1 or 2?
Funny how everything was Roses
When we held on to the Guns
Just because you're winnin'
Don't mean you're the lucky one

Offline PlaysLikeMyung

  • Myung Protege Wannabe
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 8179
  • Gender: Male
  • Maurice Moss: Cooler than you
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2009, 01:36:55 PM »
They can make some very good emotional songs:
- Paradise Lost
- The Accolade II
and last,but not least, my fav evah from them:
- Candlelight Fantasia

Their heavy music is good too, but I got bowred of it. Now I need a pause.

And moreover, I think this band is really increasing. They always offer better and better stuff, and that's good for further albums!
Try A Winter's Dream

I don't know too much this album but, gonna try. You mean more part 1 or 2?

By this album you mean the Damnation Game, right?

because that album is fricken awesome. By far my favorite. In a Winter's Dream (1&2), The Edge of Forever, Secrets, Dressed to Kill and the Damnation Game are awesome songs.

Offline Blind_FaithX

  • Théâtre de Rêve
  • Posts: 2525
  • Gender: Male
  • Proud member of the biggest quote pyramid on DTF
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2009, 01:38:35 PM »
They can make some very good emotional songs:
- Paradise Lost
- The Accolade II
and last,but not least, my fav evah from them:
- Candlelight Fantasia

Their heavy music is good too, but I got bowred of it. Now I need a pause.

And moreover, I think this band is really increasing. They always offer better and better stuff, and that's good for further albums!
Try A Winter's Dream

I don't know too much this album but, gonna try. You mean more part 1 or 2?

By this album you mean the Damnation Game, right?

because that album is fricken awesome. By far my favorite. In a Winter's Dream (1&2), The Edge of Forever, Secrets, Dressed to Kill and the Damnation Game are awesome songs.

Yeah, that's it. I didn't pay too much attention to it cause... it's pretty old and I thought their old stuff wasn't that great. But I'm gonna look at it.
Funny how everything was Roses
When we held on to the Guns
Just because you're winnin'
Don't mean you're the lucky one

Offline PlaysLikeMyung

  • Myung Protege Wannabe
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 8179
  • Gender: Male
  • Maurice Moss: Cooler than you
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2009, 01:40:31 PM »
I'm a big fan of non-angry RA.

the music is far more classically inspired also

Offline LudwigVan

  • Posts: 4270
  • Gender: Male
  • Proglodyte
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2009, 01:45:22 PM »
I'm a big fan of non-angry RA.

the music is far more classically inspired also

This
"There is nothing more difficult than talking about music."
--Camille Saint-Saëns

“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.”
--Frank Zappa

Offline Bombardana

  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 691
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2009, 02:12:00 PM »
They can make some very good emotional songs:
- Paradise Lost
- The Accolade II
and last,but not least, my fav evah from them:
- Candlelight Fantasia

Their heavy music is good too, but I got bowred of it. Now I need a pause.

And moreover, I think this band is really increasing. They always offer better and better stuff, and that's good for further albums!
Try A Winter's Dream

I don't know too much this album but, gonna try. You mean more part 1 or 2?

By this album you mean the Damnation Game, right?

because that album is fricken awesome. By far my favorite. In a Winter's Dream (1&2), The Edge of Forever, Secrets, Dressed to Kill and the Damnation Game are awesome songs.

Yeah, that's it. I didn't pay too much attention to it cause... it's pretty old and I thought their old stuff wasn't that great. But I'm gonna look at it.
Sorry, I meant part 1, in reference to your liking of their emotional songs, but the whole of Winter's Dream is good
I'm a big fan of non-angry RA.

the music is far more classically inspired also

This

Offline InTheNameOfGod

  • PoS>All
  • Posts: 190
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #41 on: May 05, 2009, 03:08:54 PM »
Symphony X are one of my favorite bands. I don't understand the shit they get about being so cheesy when there are so many more cheesier bands out there. SX pull off their fantasy lyrics really well, and in my opinion they don't sound cheesy at all. Who cares if they have a song about Medusa? It's an awesome rockin' song.

My favorite album of theirs is V: The New Mythology Suite, and I'm in the minority that actually liked Paradise Lost. It's one badass album, and although I like Russell's clean vocals more, he pulls off tasteful harsh vocals that don't completely suck... Like most harsh vocals do.



I don't know many people that think Paradise Lost is anything short of a masterpiece.

I wouldn't say it's my favourite album from them but it's up there with the best.

I absolutely LOVE The Walls of Babylon and Revelation.
Currently listening to:

Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here *****
Kamelot - Poetry For The Poisoned **
Les Discrets - Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées ***1/2
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing *****
Symphony X - The Odyssey ****1/2





Sweat, skin, a pulse divine to balance this restless mind.

Offline LudwigVan

  • Posts: 4270
  • Gender: Male
  • Proglodyte
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2009, 03:11:30 PM »
Symphony X are one of my favorite bands. I don't understand the shit they get about being so cheesy when there are so many more cheesier bands out there. SX pull off their fantasy lyrics really well, and in my opinion they don't sound cheesy at all. Who cares if they have a song about Medusa? It's an awesome rockin' song.

My favorite album of theirs is V: The New Mythology Suite, and I'm in the minority that actually liked Paradise Lost. It's one badass album, and although I like Russell's clean vocals more, he pulls off tasteful harsh vocals that don't completely suck... Like most harsh vocals do.



I don't know many people that think Paradise Lost is anything short of a masterpiece.

I wouldn't say it's my favourite album from them but it's up there with the best.

I absolutely LOVE The Walls of Babylon and Revelation.

Unfortunately I'm one of those that thinks Paradise Lost is their 2nd weakest album after the s/t debut. 
"There is nothing more difficult than talking about music."
--Camille Saint-Saëns

“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.”
--Frank Zappa

Offline faemir

  • Official DTF 5.0 mix HATER
  • Posts: 3836
  • Gender: Male
    • www.faemir.co.uk
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #43 on: May 05, 2009, 04:35:44 PM »
The new, the old - it's all :metal

*appreciates both of Russel's vocal techniques*

(Also, The Odyssey = win.)

Offline Portrucci

  • Fission Mailed
  • Posts: 1383
  • Gender: Male
  • You're just another hero riding through the night
    • Last.fm
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2009, 07:37:34 AM »
I simply can't get into Paradise Lost. I like the first two songs, but from then on I lose interest. It just sounds samey, nothing I haven't heard before. My favourite album of theirs is V, and I hope their next album is in a similar fashion.
on par with the anguish one would have from getting unconsensually bent over and buttloved.

Offline Blind_FaithX

  • Théâtre de Rêve
  • Posts: 2525
  • Gender: Male
  • Proud member of the biggest quote pyramid on DTF
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #45 on: May 07, 2009, 09:17:14 AM »
I simply can't get into Paradise Lost. I like the first two songs, but from then on I lose interest. It just sounds samey, nothing I haven't heard before. My favourite album of theirs is V, and I hope their next album is in a similar fashion.

If you like the 2 firsts track you can't not like the rest of the album. Their style is very similar all along the album, sometimes I even think it is too much similar. That's why I rarely listen to this album one shot. I tend to listen to a few songs at the time.
Funny how everything was Roses
When we held on to the Guns
Just because you're winnin'
Don't mean you're the lucky one

Offline Arcaeus

  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4357
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #46 on: May 07, 2009, 09:21:33 AM »
Every song on Paradise Lost is incredibly solid and full of win, but yes, they all do have a same-y feel, and so sadly the album gets old fast. When that happens I just go listen to other stuff and come back to it in a couple of months and it's :metal :metal again.

GONNA BLEED YOU! Dry

Offline Dublagent66

  • RIP My Love 1964 - 2016
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 6823
  • Gender: Male
  • I will see you on the other side...
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #47 on: May 07, 2009, 04:06:10 PM »
(Also, The Odyssey = win.)

Definitely!   :metal
Everything that CAN go wrong, WILL go wrong ...and if nothing has gone wrong...you obviously DON'T UNDERSTAND the situation.

"Bow your heads and abandon hope."   -Symphony X - Reign in Madness

Offline DarkLord_Lalinc

  • pr0nman extraordinaire
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 11326
  • Gender: Male
  • Hostages love me
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #48 on: May 07, 2009, 04:33:15 PM »
SX's best song is The Divine Wings of Tragedy.
Quote from: TioJorge
MAN FUCK YOU KUJA.
Quote from: hefdaddy42
The Darklord is amazing

Offline InTheNameOfGod

  • PoS>All
  • Posts: 190
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #49 on: May 07, 2009, 05:01:59 PM »
SX's best song is The Divine Wings of Tragedy.

Hmmm it's hard to choose just one.

My personal favourites: The Odyssey, The Walls of Babylon, Revelation, Through The Looking Glass, Candlelight Fantasia, Fallen, The Edge of Forever.
Currently listening to:

Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here *****
Kamelot - Poetry For The Poisoned **
Les Discrets - Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées ***1/2
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing *****
Symphony X - The Odyssey ****1/2





Sweat, skin, a pulse divine to balance this restless mind.

Offline Bombardana

  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 691
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #50 on: May 08, 2009, 12:23:40 PM »
SX's best song is The Divine Wings of Tragedy.
I'm inclined to agree with you, it is certainly top 5 material. A bit overwhelming in terms of content to begin with, but after a couple of listens it really gels and it's a fantastic song.

Offline glaurung

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 4463
  • Gender: Male
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #51 on: May 08, 2009, 04:52:05 PM »
SX's best song is The Divine Wings of Tragedy.

It can't touch The Odyssey in terms of awesomeness. But it is still a top 5 song for me.
Cole: "Ow I just got hit in the balls"
Me: "How?"
Cole: "Well you know when you try to scratch your balls, and you scratch too hard?
I'll admit sometimes I want to listen to Dragonforce.

Offline MetalMike06

  • DT.net Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1549
  • Gender: Male
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #52 on: May 08, 2009, 07:56:48 PM »
Seven is a freakin' awesome song. Probably my favorite from Paradise Lost.

Offline PlaysLikeMyung

  • Myung Protege Wannabe
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 8179
  • Gender: Male
  • Maurice Moss: Cooler than you
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #53 on: May 08, 2009, 08:06:40 PM »
I guess while we're on the subject, I'll rank my five favorites from SX, in no order:

1. The Edge of Forever
2. Smoke & Mirrors
3. The Odyssey
4. King of Terrors
5. Sea of Lies

Offline LudwigVan

  • Posts: 4270
  • Gender: Male
  • Proglodyte
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #54 on: May 08, 2009, 08:54:47 PM »
That's a great top 5 PLM. Can't argue with that list.
"There is nothing more difficult than talking about music."
--Camille Saint-Saëns

“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.”
--Frank Zappa

Offline PlaysLikeMyung

  • Myung Protege Wannabe
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 8179
  • Gender: Male
  • Maurice Moss: Cooler than you
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #55 on: May 08, 2009, 08:57:54 PM »
That's a great top 5 PLM. Can't argue with that list.

I wish more people would listen to The Damnation Game

Offline Global Laziness

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 3231
  • Gender: Male
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #56 on: May 10, 2009, 10:14:04 AM »
SX's best song is The Divine Wings of Tragedy.
I'm inclined to agree with you, it is certainly top 5 material. A bit overwhelming in terms of content to begin with, but after a couple of listens it really gels and it's a fantastic song.

Agreed. The more you listen, the more hooked you become.
Quote from: Jamesman42
Global Laziness: Speaks for Canada
Quote from: black_floyd
I walked down a spiral staircase in 19/16 in honor of Tom Sawyer and now I'm in crutches.

Offline Facsimile

  • Posts: 384
  • Gender: Male
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #57 on: May 10, 2009, 09:46:02 PM »
Seven is a freakin' awesome song. Probably my favorite from Paradise Lost.
This.

I struggle with PL if I'm listening to it all at once.  It's once you separate it out that it becomes good.  The last two tracks are pretty filler though.

Offline PlaysLikeMyung

  • Myung Protege Wannabe
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 8179
  • Gender: Male
  • Maurice Moss: Cooler than you
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #58 on: May 10, 2009, 11:02:58 PM »
Seven is a freakin' awesome song. Probably my favorite from Paradise Lost.
This.

I struggle with PL if I'm listening to it all at once.  It's once you separate it out that it becomes good.  The last two tracks are pretty filler though.

Strange, because it's a concept album and meant to be listened to all at once. It is true though. Going from Eve of Seduction to The Walls of Babylon almost killed the album for me

Offline cthrubuoy

  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1497
  • Gender: Male
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #59 on: May 11, 2009, 08:49:43 AM »
Seven is a freakin' awesome song. Probably my favorite from Paradise Lost.
This.

I struggle with PL if I'm listening to it all at once.  It's once you separate it out that it becomes good.  The last two tracks are pretty filler though.

Strange, because it's a concept album and meant to be listened to all at once. It is true though. Going from Eve of Seduction to The Walls of Babylon almost killed the album for me

PL is a concept album?

Offline Global Laziness

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 3231
  • Gender: Male
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #60 on: May 11, 2009, 09:19:14 AM »
Seven is a freakin' awesome song. Probably my favorite from Paradise Lost.
This.

I struggle with PL if I'm listening to it all at once.  It's once you separate it out that it becomes good.  The last two tracks are pretty filler though.

Strange, because it's a concept album and meant to be listened to all at once. It is true though. Going from Eve of Seduction to The Walls of Babylon almost killed the album for me

PL is a concept album?

Yeah, about the epic John Milton poem of the same name.
Quote from: Jamesman42
Global Laziness: Speaks for Canada
Quote from: black_floyd
I walked down a spiral staircase in 19/16 in honor of Tom Sawyer and now I'm in crutches.

Offline porksoda

  • Sorry 'bout the window
  • Posts: 912
  • Gender: Male
  • ...what a nice throw
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #61 on: May 11, 2009, 09:49:45 AM »
It seems loosely based on it only. I mean, the themes are there, clearly. But I don't think it follows a story.
http://myspace.com/lobotomitheband

Do you find John Petrucci attractive?

JW...

That's bestiality, and is unrelated to this discussion

Offline PlaysLikeMyung

  • Myung Protege Wannabe
  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 8179
  • Gender: Male
  • Maurice Moss: Cooler than you
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #62 on: May 11, 2009, 09:50:24 AM »
I've felt the same way.

Or maybe it's because I last read that poem three years ago

Offline Global Laziness

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 3231
  • Gender: Male
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #63 on: May 11, 2009, 09:50:53 AM »
It seems loosely based on it only. I mean, the themes are there, clearly. But I don't think it follows a story.

Strictly speaking, I don't think it has to.
Quote from: Jamesman42
Global Laziness: Speaks for Canada
Quote from: black_floyd
I walked down a spiral staircase in 19/16 in honor of Tom Sawyer and now I'm in crutches.

Offline porksoda

  • Sorry 'bout the window
  • Posts: 912
  • Gender: Male
  • ...what a nice throw
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #64 on: May 11, 2009, 09:53:28 AM »
Oh I know that...It's a concept album in my eyes, and by definition it is also one. It's just not an obvious one like Operation: Mindcrime or SFAM.
http://myspace.com/lobotomitheband

Do you find John Petrucci attractive?

JW...

That's bestiality, and is unrelated to this discussion

Offline Global Laziness

  • DTF.org Alumni
  • ****
  • Posts: 3231
  • Gender: Male
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #65 on: May 11, 2009, 09:54:54 AM »
Oh I know that...It's a concept album in my eyes, and by definition it is also one. It's just not an obvious one like Operation: Mindcrime or SFAM.

Fair enough. I'm glad we could settle this debate a lot easier than some of the other concept album debates I've been involved in. :lol
Quote from: Jamesman42
Global Laziness: Speaks for Canada
Quote from: black_floyd
I walked down a spiral staircase in 19/16 in honor of Tom Sawyer and now I'm in crutches.

Offline porksoda

  • Sorry 'bout the window
  • Posts: 912
  • Gender: Male
  • ...what a nice throw
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #66 on: May 11, 2009, 09:56:08 AM »
Haha, yeah. Glad we agree on that.
Listening to The Divine...live now. Excellent as always!
http://myspace.com/lobotomitheband

Do you find John Petrucci attractive?

JW...

That's bestiality, and is unrelated to this discussion

Offline Bombardana

  • DTF.org Member
  • *
  • Posts: 691
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #67 on: May 11, 2009, 12:06:08 PM »
V is a concept album though, right??

Offline PixelDream

  • Posts: 2496
  • Gender: Male
  • Maestro
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #68 on: May 11, 2009, 01:40:07 PM »
V is a concept album though, right??

Yes, and a very good one at that.

Paradise Lost, however, isn't that good and it isn't a concept album. I know that because Symphony X said so themselves. And I'm too lazy too look it up for you.
Not 'Down To F***', but 'Dream Theater Forums' .

Offline Jamariquay

  • Posts: 4049
  • Gender: Male
  • When in Rome...
    • Jamariquay on deviantART
Re: Symphony X thread!
« Reply #69 on: May 11, 2009, 02:13:01 PM »
SX Top 10:

1. The Divine Wings Of Tragedy
2. The Odyssey
3. Rediscovery / The New Mythology
4. Through The Looking Glass
5. Revelations (Divus Pennæ Ex Tragoedia)
6. Ex Oculus Ex Inferni / Set The World On Fire
7. Domination
8. Seven
9. Eve Of Seduction
10. Paradise Lost

Basically, Paradise Lost is my favorite album, and I love all the big long epics they've done as well.

Very fun band.