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Symphony X


Progressive Metal

4.13 | 718 ratings

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Marty McFly
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5 stars Mythology = fantasy in my mind. These words are somehow connected. But I'm aware that fantasy lyrics in prog metal are somehow cliché. It's funny how for example jazz + fantasy doesn't exist. Or fantasy post-rock. But these prejudices are not my own. Basis of this album is melodic (and yes, I like melodic music, when it's peppered with quality (which is term that means a lot of thing, not just one, universal Quality) and also yes, I like melodic things over dissonant in general. Why ? That question isn't meant seriously. It should be clear why I choose something pleasant over unpleasant. Why to torment with cruel, depth of soul attacking sound, when I can have this. To put it in other words, choice is between dissonant quality and melodic quality. Now it seems more clear I hope.

But I also worship idea that every genre should be approached differently. For example Egypt sounds egypticaly. Well, first I heard Egypt theme in Nightwish music (Tutanhamon? I suppose) and know that it's not so easy to bring certain feeling to music. The one you want. And not only this one, seems like tracks here in general are part of one concept. I like concept albums, because feelings about music are raised even more by A Tale. And these gothical (are they?) sounding organs in Lacrymosa , yes, for some this may sounds like usual pattern of prog metal and maybe in some parts it is. But this is it. It sounds good and lack any mistake. Maybe one melody is repeated used in various styles through few tracks, just a little.

But 5(-) for mythology (secretly fantasy)

Marty McFly | 5/5 |


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