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Symphony X


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3.75 | 388 ratings

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The Crow
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3 stars Twilight in Olympus is a kind of transition album in Symphony X's career! And although this is not necessarily a bad thing, in this case it did translate into a loss of freshness in comparison to the magnificent The Divine Wings of Tragedy.

In addition, it is also the only album in which the drummer Jason Rullo did not participate, being temporarily replaced by the notably less spectacular Thomas Walling. It would also be the last album in which the original bassist Thomas Miller would participate.

This whole situation, as I have noted before, ends up affecting the music leading to some pretty lackluster moments like the copy of the Tubular Bells melody that they did at the beginning of Church of the Machine, mixed with other absolutely brilliant ones like Through the Looking Glass, resulting in a record that, although not bad, it does turn out to be somewhat irregular in repeated listening.

Best Tracks: In the Dragon's Den (an absolutely killer riff and powerful instrumental interlude) and Through the Looking Glass (the typical epic composition that I like from this group, with an incredible guitar intro and some incredible vocal melodies here and there)

My Rating: ***

The Crow | 3/5 |


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