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Symphony X


Progressive Metal

3.78 | 464 ratings

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2 stars I've heard a lot of great things about this Symphony X's newest work. I read peoples opinions on forums saying it is one of the best progressive metal releases in years and I would have to disagree greatly. Its a descent album. Not great by any means. I think Symphony X is just getting heavier as they mature which is disappointing to me. Dream Theater tried to play the heavy metal card to attract new fans with Systematic Chaos and Black Clouds and Silver Linings and they failed in my opinion. With Paradise Lost and Iconoclast it seems Symphony X is trying to be the new Heavy Metal guys in the progressive rock spectrum and I think its not a good niche for them. Symphony X should have went back to their prog power days. Their mixture of Classical sounds and shredding guitars is what made them famous and frankly they did it better than any one else. But now days they are trying to use heavy riffs and harsher vocals to get new fans i think. And its just not working. Russel Allen has always been one of my favorite singers of all time, he is truly amazing. But i prefer his softer vocals from pre Paradise lost albums. One song on Iconoclast which is an instant classic is "when all is lost" it probably is my favorite Symphony X ballad ever made. But the rest of the songs are mediocre and boring. I love Symphony X I'm just not the happiest with the direction of the past two albums. This is a talented band but I can only recommend this to fans.
kawkaw123 | 2/5 |


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