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Symphony X


Progressive Metal

4.13 | 718 ratings

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Marc Baum
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5 stars Symphony X are by far better than all prog metal bands, who try to play like Dream Theater or Queensryche! "The Devine Wings Of Tragedy" was a milestone in the symphonic progressive metal genre. The follow-up "Twilight In Olympus" was a bit inferior but still excellent, because the songwriting seemed sometimes a bit uninspired but with "V" they've overshadowed themselves! The majestic choirs on this record remind on Queen again in the widest part and the as always great guitar work of Michael Romeo (something like the US answer to Yngwie Malmsteen) leaves me stand with an open mouth! The technical arrangements are incredibly perfect, but Symphony X don't do the same failure like most prog metal bands do, which mainly concentrate on the technics only. They create powerful, great symphonic progressive metal epics, which couldn't be done better! The about 64 minutes running time of "V: A New Mythology Suite" seems like one big multiple orgasm, and who says that only women are supposed to have these?

"V" is a perfect progressive metal sondtrack to the atlantis history, musically & lyrical. No time for low-points, but one song sets apart from all: "Rediscovery Part II - The New mythology". Russel Allen is an incredible shouter, he's one of the best singers of the prog metal genre, which he can show in this 12 minutes long beautiful epic. Don't read this boring review any longer and buy this album, if you are in the least interested in symphonic prog metal, I highly recommend it!

album rating: 10/10 points = 98 % on MPV scale = 5/5 stars

point-system: 0 - 3 points = 1 star / 3.5 - 5.5 points = 2 stars / 6 - 7 points = 3 stars / 7.5 - 8.5 points = 4 stars / 9 - 10 points = 5 stars

Marc Baum | 5/5 |


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