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Symphony X


Progressive Metal

3.95 | 526 ratings

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5 stars Ley me begin by saying Symphony X is a great band, and this is their best known album. It is definatley my favorite album from the band. The only song that does not really do it for me is awakenings. Besides that I love every song.

Inferno is my favorite song from the CD. It has an insane riff, technical drumming, and great solos from the guitar and keyboard. That is what makes the band so great, every member is very talented. Russel Allen belts out fantastic vocals, (much better than the prior singer) the drumming is amazing, the keyboards are spectacular, and of course Michael Romeo is one the best guitarists out there. While he does not shred, he is well capable of doing so and plays some truly amazing riffs and solos. A great vocalist, guitarist, drummer, and keyboardist...not too often you hear that. Oh and don't want to leave out the bassist, he is great as well but usually does not stand out in any songs.

While it is very difficult to pick out some songs above the rest, I have to say the top songs from this album are Inferno, Wicked, the Turning, and The Odyssey. I was a little worried by The Odyssey due to it's length. However, even a guy like me who only has a few songs that crack 10 minutes, thought it was great. I made it through the song and wanted more. Words really can not do it justice and Allen, Romeo, and Pinella really shine.

I saythis is a must for prog metal listeners, even regular metal fans should try it. I think this desevres 5 stars, no question.

JJLehto | 5/5 |


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