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Symphony X


Progressive Metal

4.13 | 718 ratings

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2 stars I tend to be quite receptive to many music genres. Actually, I don't care at all what 'genre' a band is tagged with, as long as the music has something valuable to offer I'll be very pleased. However, from experience I've learned that there are a few types of music that I better avoid for medical reasons: rap, Eurovision song contest music, the soul of MTV, disco and power metal. Why? They all give me acute nausea.

The reason that most of that kind of music annoys me so much is the total lack of personality and creativity. I find it formulaic, cliché, cheesy and generic. It is made to cater for a distinct target audience; it has to conform to specific rules, dos and donts; it always repeats the same trick; it's commercially manufactured music and it's the death to any possible listening enjoyment on my part.

Well of course I'm generalizing and I'm sure I rambled on about this before, so before I start being repetitive too, let me conclude that this is probably a good album in the genre. So don't be afraid, I don't want to be a spoilsport, nor do I want to poke my nose into others people's audile pleasures (what an image) No I won't go in and rate every album in this style on PA with one star, even though it sounds very tempting :)

No, if I want to hear this type of music I'll stick to my Rainbow and a few Dio tracks. That's all I wanted to say.

Bonnek | 2/5 |


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