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Symphony X


Progressive Metal

3.79 | 505 ratings

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A clear improvement over the disappointing "The Odyssey", "Paradise Lost" is now my favorite album of the band, along with "V" and the recent "Iconoclast". Heavier, more brutal, this album is living proof that anticipated by fans five years were worth it.

The sound is now more power metal and less symphonic.The songs are tighter, marking the first they from "The damnation game" in which they do not put a band with more than 10 minutes.However, the quality is still in vogue, and they appreciate it-the result is an album almost perfect with a great flow between their songs.The Allen's vocals are more hateful and darker than ever, but are much better than in "The Odyssey".

Despite the heavy atmosphere of the songs, there are two ballads, and they are: "Paradise Lost" and "The Sacrifice". The first is the best song on the album and one of my favorite band of all time, with a catchy chorus while the second refers to the years 80.Others outstanding songs are the opening "Oculus ex Hell," the exceptional "Eve of Seduction"(which was the first song I listened to the album, although I do not remember when or where) and the epic "Revelation (Divus Pennae Tragoedia)."

4.5 stars!

voliveira | 4/5 |


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