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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 08:26:20 AM »
Any idea who the other personnel are?
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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2018, 08:28:00 AM »
Sounds like Russell Allen singing... Romeo must've played the bass...

Anyway, awesome song!  :metal :metal

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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2018, 08:30:48 AM »
Sounds like Russell Allen singing...

???  No, it really doesn't.

In any case, pretty good song.
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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2018, 08:32:51 AM »
Any idea who the other personnel are?

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Romeo recorded the bulk of the record over an 18-month period at his home studio with vocalist Rick Castellano, bassist John JD DeServio and drummer John Macaluso.

https://www.loudersound.com/news/symphony-x-guitarist-michael-romeo-to-release-war-of-the-worlds-solo-album
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2018, 08:33:06 AM »
Doesn't sound like Russell Allen to me.  At least not a couple minutes into the track.  Could be someone sorta trying to sound like him.

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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2018, 08:40:12 AM »
I think he sounds a bit like late 2000s RA, for sure. Not a carbon copy but I hear it. It's good stuff, can't wait to pick this up.
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2018, 08:42:44 AM »
Pretty cool track, I'll definitely check this out.

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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2018, 08:45:38 AM »
Pretty good stuff, definitely sounds a lot like Symphony X but that's not surprising given that Romeo is pretty much the primary composer for the band. I'll probably check it out when it drops, but I'm not expecting anything earth shattering atm.

Also, are these super cybernetic lyric videos the biggest trend in prog metal right now? I've seen loads of them over the past couple of years. Ayreon, Epica, Haken, and now Michael Romeo all have done them in recent times and that's just off the top of my head.

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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2018, 09:14:10 AM »
I liked the song.  But as an added bonus, letting the YouTube link continue to autoplay led to a couple of songs by Amorphis, who I was not familiar with.  Good songs.  :tup  I may have to dig into them a bit more.
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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2018, 09:17:30 AM »
I liked the song.  But as an added bonus, letting the YouTube link continue to autoplay led to a couple of songs by Amorphis, who I was not familiar with.  Good songs.  :tup  I may have to dig into them a bit more.

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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2018, 09:18:07 AM »
I liked the song.  But as an added bonus, letting the YouTube link continue to autoplay led to a couple of songs by Amorphis, who I was not familiar with.  Good songs.  :tup  I may have to dig into them a bit more.

Skyforger is my favorite album. Some good melodic, heavy stuff there :2metal:

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« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2018, 09:23:21 AM »
Loved it! Hear a little Dio in the singers voice. I'll be getting this.

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« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2018, 03:25:08 PM »
Wow, that was awesome!  Great sounding production too..
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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2018, 03:49:05 PM »
I'm not sold. I would need to hear more.
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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2018, 05:04:40 PM »
Sounds fine, but Romeo has become the Mark Tremonti of this genre. Every song (mostly) sounds good, but they all sound the same after a while.

It also feels like this happened...

Romeo: Hey guys, I wrote the next Symphony X album, here it is.

Pinella: Where are the keyboards?

Romeo: UGH Does it have to have keyboards?

Pinella.......yea?

Romeo: SOLO ALBUM IT IS
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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2018, 05:15:56 PM »
I like it .   I didn't find the song hugely memorable but the style/sound is certainly my thing.

In my case Youtube pushed me to this  - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZs4NZ5BnJg

Okay with the sound down  :)


Sounds fine, but Romeo has become the Mark Tremonti of this genre. Every song (mostly) sounds good, but they all sound the same after a while.

It also feels like this happened...

Romeo: Hey guys, I wrote the next Symphony X album, here it is.

Pinella: Where are the keyboards?

Romeo: UGH Does it have to have keyboards?

Pinella.......yea?

Romeo: SOLO ALBUM IT IS

And yeah..........that's along the lines of what I was thinking when I said it wasn't all that memorable.    I'm up for a bare bones , hard rocking version of SX but I do hope there's some variety in there and he's not spreading his songwriting ideas too thin.  I thought Underworld was great btw.
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« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2018, 06:56:46 PM »
Nice. Definitely getting that album.

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« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2018, 03:27:37 AM »
I liked the song but overall it doesn't sound like a song that would be out of place on an SX album and I like it more than most I've heard from them since The Odyssey. The singer does sound a lot like Allen in his voice and style on this song. Hopefully the rest of the album sounds different because if not it makes little sense that it wouldn't be a SX album.

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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2018, 04:30:15 AM »
Liked it plenty on one listen.  Will definitely a spin when the album drops.
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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2018, 04:55:38 AM »
Tracklist (& some of the track times) are up: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/war-of-the-worlds-pt-1/1384475346?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

1. Introduction
2. Fear The Unknown [4:20]
3. Black [6:18]
4. Fucking Robots
5. Djinn [7:28]
6. Believe
7. Differences
8. War Machine
9. Oblivion
10. Constellations

What track are you most excited for? I'm personnally looking forward to "Fucking Robots" :lolpalm:

Edit: also seems like we're getting the album July 27th. Mark your calendars.

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Re: Michael Romeo solo track off upcoming solo album!!
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2018, 07:36:09 AM »
Sounds fine, but Romeo has become the Mark Tremonti of this genre. Every song (mostly) sounds good, but they all sound the same after a while.

It also feels like this happened...

Romeo: Hey guys, I wrote the next Symphony X album, here it is.

Pinella: Where are the keyboards?

Romeo: UGH Does it have to have keyboards?

Pinella.......yea?

Romeo: SOLO ALBUM IT IS

I feel like it was more of Romeo not wanting to wait for Russell Allen, especially what Allen has gone through recently.

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« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2018, 08:01:58 AM »
Sounds fine, but Romeo has become the Mark Tremonti of this genre. Every song (mostly) sounds good, but they all sound the same after a while.

It also feels like this happened...

Romeo: Hey guys, I wrote the next Symphony X album, here it is.

Pinella: Where are the keyboards?

Romeo: UGH Does it have to have keyboards?

Pinella.......yea?

Romeo: SOLO ALBUM IT IS

I feel like it was more of Romeo not wanting to wait for Russell Allen, especially what Allen has gone through recently.

Well, yes and no. In an interview before the Amob accident Allen said he was concentrating fully on Amob while Romeo would be working on his solo album. The accident might have pushed back the Symphony X stuff but not Romeo's music.

Sounds brutal (in a good way). I'm very excited for this one.
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« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2018, 08:14:55 AM »
Mike LePond himself said earlier this year (in January) that SX were meeting up to work on a new album that would hopefully be released at the end of this year or early next year. I don't think Russ is holding anyone up.
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« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2018, 08:32:10 AM »
Mike LePond himself said earlier this year (in January) that SX were meeting up to work on a new album that would hopefully be released at the end of this year or early next year. I don't think Russ is holding anyone up.

Guess they're meeting up soon if they want a release in that timeframe.

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« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2018, 11:21:59 AM »
That would be interesting, a SX album and DT14 being released around the same time.   We'd get a double dose of Prog metal which would be nice. I know it probably won't happen, but a co-headline tour of DT and SX would be epic if they released a new album simultaneously.  :metal
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« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2018, 01:14:41 PM »
Musically it sounds just like modern era Symphony X. Production wise, it sounds just like modern era Symphony X.  Its good. Will be good to listen to as we wait for another Symphony X release.

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« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2018, 02:28:13 PM »
Sounds awesome! Indeed very modern SX like, but I think modern SX is one of the best bands of the type of music they are aiming for (though classical SX is my preference). Vocals sound great.

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« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2018, 10:14:05 AM »
Listening to this album, I find it very good, it's very cinematic, like a soundtrack for a Marvel movie lol. I am loving it.

Anyone up to review it?

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« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2018, 08:15:40 PM »
Listening to this album, I find it very good, it's very cinematic, like a soundtrack for a Marvel movie lol. I am loving it.

Anyone up to review it?

Uh, it's not out yet... :huh:

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« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2018, 12:37:11 AM »
The track Djinn is up on streaming and I am loving it.

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« Reply #32 on: June 29, 2018, 02:06:26 AM »
Djinn is good, but the chorus sounds so damn familiar to me. Im pretty sure Ive heard it before.

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« Reply #33 on: June 29, 2018, 06:12:33 AM »
Djinn is pretty cool!

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« Reply #34 on: June 29, 2018, 08:07:05 AM »
Listening to this album, I find it very good, it's very cinematic, like a soundtrack for a Marvel movie lol. I am loving it.

Anyone up to review it?

Uh, it's not out yet... :huh:

Its not, but we got a promo copy.