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TWILIGHT IN OLYMPUS

Symphony X

 

Progressive Metal

3.74 | 255 ratings

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OpethGuitarist
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2 stars In the clouds.

This album is fairly similar to Divine Wings of Tragedy. There is a fair amount of "metal epic" like qualities that are almost cliches here. Most of the album seems extremely "fantasy" like in quality. I can very much see how those who are big fans of fantasy like material would enjoy this. This could easily go along with one of the great Greek myths.

Unfortunately, I find much of this album lacking an artistic quality to it. While still being very musical and most certainly technical, I can't help but sense that all the passages seem forced and over structured to fit the band's style. The pieces rarely flow together smoothly and the solo sections given space in all the songs seem completely unnecessary.

I don't doubt the talent of this band but I doubt their artistic direction. For the life of me I can't understand their appeal other than for a jolly fantasy trek. Serious listening is sometimes rather difficult, but there is enough talent to keep things interesting. I've found V to be a much more enjoyable Symphony X experience.

OpethGuitarist | 2/5 |

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