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Symphony X


Progressive Metal

4.14 | 663 ratings

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4 stars The New Mythology Suite is a great display of Progressive Metal at its finest. To me, the story on this CD is just as cool as the music.

Prelude & Evolution/The Grand Design- According to legend, an evolution of material beings from a outer space colonized and created the civilization of Atlantis. They were the "Sons of the Law of One", the keepers of truth, technologically advanced beings.

FALLEN- The Atlantian leader decided it would be a good show of his power to create creatures, but something went wrong and the creatures were weird and evil.

TRANSCENDENCE/COMMUNION AND THE ORACLE- Seeing the potential conflict, the people pray for and receive, a bringer of balance, Ma'at.

THE BIRD-SERPENT WAR/CATACLYSM/ON THE BREATH OF POSEIDON- The evil creatures knew that there would never be true balance so they planned an attack. The Atlantians discovered this and used their great crystals to defend themselves, which shook the ground and caused Atlantis to sink. Somehow, Ma'at survives and floats on the sea.

EGYPT/THE DEATH OF BALANCE/LACRYMOSA- Ma'at floats to Egypt, but soon the Dark Lord discovers her whereabouts and he captures her. The battle between good and evil renews and the evil creatures kill Ma'at.

ABSENCE OF LIGHT/A FOOLS PARADISE- With the death of the child, evil wins, which according to legend is why evil is always much easier to do than good, and why there is so much evil in the world.

REDISCOVERY PART I/PART II- But there will come a time when man can fight for balance once again. The question is will we take the oppurtunity?

The music on this record is astounding. Very highly recommended.

proghairfunk | 4/5 |


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