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THE ODYSSEY

Symphony X

 

Progressive Metal

3.94 | 433 ratings

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MikeEnRegalia
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5 stars This is a really excellent metal album. The discussion about it being inferior to V or Divine Wings reminds me of the Dream Theater: Train Of Thought discussions. The albums are quite similar in their effects on fans and critics.

I think that while it is not as good as V or Divine Wings, The Odyssey is slightly better than Twilight in Olympus. There are no weak tracks, but apparently some are more prog and some more metal. The

epic, Awakenings and Accolade II are standout prog tracks, ALL of the other tracks are wonderful (power) metal songs.

The band is playing very tight, and - again very much like Train Of Thought - the keyboards not very prominent ... but they're there, it all blends nicely into a power metal onslaught, culminating in a symphonic epic (sadly, the classical instruments are samples).

The limited edition also features the older track Masquerade as a bonus, re-recorded with Russell Allen vocals and a nice symphonic intro.

The Turning: I really like the Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde concept here.

Masquerade: This version is really much better than the original one. It's not just the vocals and production quality - the arrangements have been upgraded, too.

MikeEnRegalia | 5/5 |

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