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THE ODYSSEY

Symphony X

 

Progressive Metal

3.94 | 435 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
4 stars This album was alot more metal and probabbly was considered as more of a band effort than a real piece of music.

I still find this album to be great with some fantastic (and one of the greatest) songs they ever made.

This album was alot more metal than V and a bit less prog, but it still had very prog elements.

But hey, it's not perfect, but it's still great.

1. Inferno (Unleash The Fire) - What a kick ass song. Amazing chorus and fantastic cathcy moments. One of Russel's angriest contrabutions. Just excellent. 10/10

2. Wicked - I do love the chorus in this song, it does have a quite eerie atmosphere to it. Furious riffing that will be drilled into your brain. 9/10

3. Incantations Of The Apprentice - Love the song title. Shame it's not the best of songs. It's pretty cool, but does not meet up to Symphony X's standards. 7/10

4. Accolade II - Has some very beautifull moments and amazing instrumental sections. Great song. 9/10

5. King Of Terrors - One of their most kick ass songs. Very metal and in your face. The guitar sound is like a planet falling on you. 9/10

6. The Turning - A pretty cool song about werewolves. Pretty cool chorus. 8/10

7. Awakenings - One of their most eccentric songs to date. Great song with some amazing instrumental sections. 8/10

8. The Odyssey - Ok, let me just say something about this song. Not many words can descibe this song. I remember downloading this song abot 4 years ago, and just been blown away by it. Every moment of this song is just epic beyond comparison. The intro is probabbly one of the most and beautifully epic things you will ever hear. Listen to this song, if you haven't listened to it yet. I would give this song a higher rating, in fact I will, it really is the one of the greatest pieces of music ever composed. 11/10

9. Masquerade - I know this is a bonus track, but it just rules so much. God these guys were even amazing back in the day. And Russels newly recorded vocals just sound heavenly. 10/10

CONCLUSION: This album does have one of the greatest pieces of music ever made in it (my opinion obvisouly).Not their best, but pretty damn good.

arcane-beautiful | 4/5 |

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