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Symphony X


Progressive Metal

3.79 | 515 ratings

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3 stars Paradise Lost

Symphony X's sound has always been a blend of classical music with metal. If you like prog-power metal you will probably like symphony x. These guys are talented musicians, they are one the same level of virtuosity as Dream Theater is. That being said Paradise lost is a mediocre album. If your like me the there is only a certain amount of heavy music you can listen to before your ears start to hurt. And this album is Symphony X's heaviest yet. Russell Allen who I think is one of the best singers in the metal genre unleashes some of his harshest vocals here. Michael Romeo is a great guitarist as always, I would call him a less pompous version of Yngwie Malmsteen. Paradise Lost and The Sacrifice are some of my favorite Symphony X tacks but the rest of the songs on here have been done before. Set The World on Fire is good but its really no different from the heavier songs on their previous two albums. This really is just a darker version of the band compared to their earlier works. There are a couple great moments but the vast majority of this album is kinda boring and has nothing new to off to the progressive metal scene.

kawkaw123 | 3/5 |


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