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PARADISE LOST

Symphony X

 

Progressive Metal

3.79 | 406 ratings

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4 stars Symphony X - Paradise Lost

Alright, so this is one of my first ever progressive metal albums. This band and of course Dream Theater, got me into the whole progressive metal scene. Now, this band, combines power, symphonic and progressive elements all into one. It is quite amazing. This album is truly one my favorite albums. Now, about the album, we start off with an instrumental, which has a beautifully composed orchestra section. It then goes into Set the World on Fire (The Lie of Lies), which is honestly, a great song. It has the catchy riffs, amazing drumming, catchy chorus, not to mention an amazing solo. There are plenty of songs that really stand out on this album. Such as, Domination, Paradise Lost, Serpent's Kiss and Revelation (Divus Pennae Ex Tragoedia). But, that's not to say that the other songs didn't stand out to me as well. Just these were some notably ones that I thought were amazing right away.

Why 4 stars? For music, a lot stood out, yet I do not think that many would consider them masterpieces nor do I. For musicianship; Oh, well these guys have it all. Their technical ability is amazing. Guitars; amazing. Drums; amazing. Bass; amazing (Especially Domination). And the singing. I really love his voice. It isn't a voice you hear everyday. It is quite unique.

***** songs- Paradise Lost, Domination, Set the World on Fire (The Lie of Lies), Serpent's Kiss

**** songs- Revelation (Divus Pennae Ex Tragoedia), The Sacrifice, Seven, Eve of Seduction and Oculus Ex Inferni

*** songs- The Walls of Babylon

DiamondsClarity | 4/5 |

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