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    Posted: July 22 2009 at 21:43
These are two highly acclaimed NON DT prog metal bands, and I thought I'd make a faceoff between the two.

For me it's Pain of Salvation without a question, but not everyone agrees with me on this.

So Let the competition begin!Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2009 at 21:56
I like the X, but there is no way in hell they are anywhere near as progressive or  innovative as Pain Of Salvation.

No way.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2009 at 21:58
Damn straightWink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2009 at 22:00
POS easily.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2009 at 22:01
I think I'm getting a hint as to where this thread is going.

I'll keep a close eye on this thread. See you all tomorrow morning; it's nighty night time for meTongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2009 at 22:36
I agree. Pain of Salvation is quite unique and interesting, and although Symphony X is nice and is comprised of good musicians, they're power metal, which for me is a quite boring genre of music.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2009 at 22:40
Originally posted by topofsm

I agree. Pain of Salvation is quite unique and interesting, and although Symphony X is nice and is comprised of good musicians, they're power metal, which for me is a quite boring genre of music.


Especially when you take their latest releases into account. I fear they, like DT, are moving closer and closer towards a more conventional take on the Metal genre, and as a result it's causing the music to stagnate somewhat. I think Symphony X is absolutely fantastic when at their best, but at their average, they are exactly as you said; Power Metal. Unfortunately.

I think the less actual Symphonic influence their is in their music, the less original they become. Cry

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2009 at 22:40
I've heard one Symphony X song. I've heard three or so PoS albums. Voted for X.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 22 2009 at 22:53
I'd be inclined to vote for symph x...  but in fairness POS are very good as well ..  by rights this should be a close poll. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 00:05
Symphony X for me.Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 00:09
One of these bands made BE. The choice is obvious, PoS.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 00:20
Originally posted by Keppa4v

I've heard one Symphony X song. I've heard three or so PoS albums. Voted for X.


So . . . you don't care too much for PoS, I assume? Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 00:57
This poll would be a lot easier for me if Symphony X did not release Odysee, Twilight in Olympus and V. Pain of Salvation gets my vote, though, for at least four great albums (by the way: Remedy Lane!), originality and atmosphere. No, I will not compare vocalists here..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 01:03
Originally posted by Luke. J

This poll would be a lot easier for me if Symphony X did not release Odysee, Twilight in Olympus and V. Pain of Salvation gets my vote, though, for at least four great albums (by the way: Remedy Lane!), originality and atmosphere. No, I will not compare vocalists here..
 
There's some sense in this comment but erase Twilight in this line up for me. Odyssey and V are two albums that haven't been topped by PoS so SX gets my vote.
But overall PoS is the better band I have to admit (more versatile and more progressive).
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 01:49
Symphony X by far for me
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 02:00
I voted on Symphony X.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 05:40
Although PoS released a strangely mediocre (IMO) album recently, I'll still vote for them because Symphony X simply became a self-cover band...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 07:12
They're not even in the same ballpark. But strictly on preferences, PoS any time of the day.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 07:25
Originally posted by mono

Although PoS released a strangely mediocre (IMO) album recently, I'll still vote for them because Symphony X simply became a self-cover band...


One mediocre album is still better than the many mediocre albums coming from Symphony XWink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 07:26
...and PoS rock the house, no doubt there. Originality, new sound, great verstatility which is what Symphony X lacks.
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