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Symphony X


Progressive Metal

4.13 | 719 ratings

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3 stars A conundrum.

This album I believe is different than the rest of their material. It's much heavier, much less dramatic, and more straightforward, which I believe makes it better. It's technical, but not as over-the-top as other albums have been.

Now despite this, the band retains many of the same qualities they have on other records, qualities I'd just assume they get rid of. Most of the album feels more like an entertainment show than a music record. Too gaudy. Cut the fat and you would have a good base of music to expand upon and make better. Admittedly there are some very cringe worthy sections that are more or less love/hate. Those who associate themselves with this quality of music I am sure would not be disappointed, however for me, it's just too much at times. Highlights for me were Communion and the Oracle and Egypt.

For those who do not like Dream Theater, Symphony X's V might be a good place to start into prog metal, but overall it is not a band I have ever been too thrilled about. I think it is the band's best album, and a great place to introduce yourself to their material.

OpethGuitarist | 3/5 |


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