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THE ODYSSEY

Symphony X

 

Progressive Metal

3.94 | 440 ratings

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Valarius
5 stars When I listen to this album I tend to divide it into two parts. Part one is the first seven songs, and part two would be the title track. The first seven tracks are all brilliant. Full to the brim with amazing riffs, solos, melodies and lyrics. Symphony X's usual, epic style is all here in full effect. And while tracks like 'Inferno' and 'Wicked' are great head banging anthems, the album also has some particular gems such as 'Accolade II' and 'Awakenings'.

However, the main event is of course, the title track. 24 minutes of pure Symphony X madness. Taking the more grandiose, orchestral style that they started experimenting with in 'The New Mythology Suite', the band really crank it up a level and unleash a song that really makes you feel that you're in the middle of 'Jason and the Argonauts' or something similar. It's hard not to be impressed by this song.

After a four minute intro that'll make your jaw drop, the song takes a more melodic turn as the singing kicks in. This clean bit is one of the most beautiful tunes I've ever heard, with some really emotional lyrics to back it up. As always, Russell Allen delivers, and shows why he is one of the greatest singers alive today.

There is no witty comment or clever one-liner for this album, just get it and go on the greatest adventure of your life!

Valarius | 5/5 |

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