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Symphony X


Progressive Metal

3.79 | 505 ratings

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Yorkie X
2 stars Been a big fan of this band for close to a decade and I have loved most of what they have put out, but I regret to admit that they have become too heavy for me on this occasion. I only enjoy three songs on this CD the title song "Paradise Lost" , "The Sacrifice" & "Revelation". Now please don`t think I`m complaining about the heaviness as I knew that Symph X were going to be heavy on this release, what I wasn`t prepared for was the very forced and brutal nature of their application on the CD. In the past the Heavy factor has almost been organic and served a purpose but on this CD it is as if they are running dry on ideas and just cranking it up to fill the void of any artistic creativity. I think the most shocking and disturbing thing about this rather empty result is the fans seem to let it go unnoticed and have allowed this CD to rest side by side in rating with "The New Mythology" and Paradise Lost is considered higher in rating than "The Divine Wings Of Tragedy" ??? makes you wonder if Symph X fans know more about Shred than they do prog metal ? Romeo is too up front , Rullo is too far in the background , Allen's voice is rough and sounds uncared for basically his voice has lost its quality which is a shame too because Allen was a great singer once, but that's what singing to shred all the time will do so its a choice he made I guess, but it is damaged.

Collectors/fans only don't start here if you are new to Symphony X and serious about prog metal whatever you do

Yorkie X | 2/5 |


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