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Symphony X


Progressive Metal

4.04 | 16 ratings

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5 stars After 5 years, 4 studio albums and even without a live album Symphony X released a Best-Of-Album. A collection of tracks of every album, except the first, "Symphony X". There's just one song of this album, called "Masquerade" But the remake is great. First of all, Russell Allen sings and second the sound is much, much better. The classic piece at the beginning changed and is now 1 minute long. And then there is this moment, directly after the second chorus. This is one of my favourite moments in music of all times. Afterwards there is this great classic solo and the normal solo, both sounding much better and the solo also was changed and is even much better now, one of my most admired solos! Although I miss songs like "A Winter's Dream II", "The Accolade" and "The Edge of Forever", this collection is still great with songs like "The Damnation Game" with this fantastic variation of Bach's Solfregietto, "Of Sins and Shadows" with this great solo battle, "The Divine Wings of Tragedy", one of he best prog-metal songs of all times and "Through the Looking Glass", the amazing, dreamy epic! Fans of Symphony X might have all the albums, but for the ones who want to have an overview about Symphony X could get this album or the live album. Symphony X for fans of classical music, who can tolerate metal and complexity and other progressive metal bands like Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Adagio, Queensryche, etc.!
W.Chuck | 5/5 |


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