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    Posted: July 23 2009 at 07:32
PoS blows Symphony X out of the water. However, I will check out their 'New Mythology Suite' album, to give them another chance. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 09:43
Originally posted by Fieldofsorrow

PoS blows Symphony X out of the water. However, I will check out their 'New Mythology Suite' album, to give them another chance. 


I personally find that to be an extremely overrated album. I recommend you hear The Divine Wings of Tragedy next (that's my favorite from them).

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 09:51
I discovered both bands at around the same time and I really liked both of them.  Remedy Lane and Be are superb albums and of course I had to track down the rest of their albums.  To the same extent I thought that Odyssey and V: The New Mythology Suite were both wonderful albums, and I had to track down the rest of their discography as well.  With both bands I was really pleased with what I found.  Unfortunately, after discovering both bands, Pain of Salvation released Scarsick Dead and Symphony X released Paradise Lost Dead and I had my 2 most disappointing releases of 2007.  That being said my vote goes to Pain of Salvation.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 10:41
Pain of Salvation, they're on a completely different level to Symphony X.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 11:35
PoS, no contest.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 12:52
Pain of Salvation, beyond comparison. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 13:25

Pain of Salvation. Hands down.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 13:34
In terms of consistency, Symphony X
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 15:53
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Originally posted by Fieldofsorrow

PoS blows Symphony X out of the water. However, I will check out their 'New Mythology Suite' album, to give them another chance. 


I personally find that to be an extremely overrated album. I recommend you hear The Divine Wings of Tragedy next (that's my favorite from them).


Gee, I would, except that's one of the albums that failed to impress me. Although, I did remember enjoying 'The Accolade'. But the album on the whole just sounds like lots of neoclassical shredding to me. I may well be missing out on the essence of their music.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 16:04
Normally I'd say "no vote" because I love both of them equally ... but since SyX can use some support, I voted for them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 21:46
Pain of Salvation, easily. Of course I'm crazy about them so you'd be hard pressed to have me vote against them no matter who they were facing!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2009 at 21:52
I like both, but only one band has an album in my top 5, or #1 for sure if I'm depressed.

Also, Pain of Salvation is just more original and exciting. Even Scarsick is interesting and varied, and fairly original.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 24 2009 at 21:47
Symphony X, The Odyssey is my favourite Prog Metal album
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2009 at 09:37
The albums I consider masterpieces...

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Remedy Lane+Perfect Element
>V, Divine Wings, Twilight, Odyessey

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4>2

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2009 at 17:23
Pain Of Salvation for me. I'm a big fan of both bands, and both are very good at what they do, but PoS takes the cake.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2009 at 17:40
PoS, almost always fresh, innovative and complex with some lovely melodies. I have to admit that I truly hate Scarsick but that's still nowhere near the amount of mediocre albums that Symphony X has produced.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2009 at 12:43
The only comparison where it is remotely close is vocalists, and DG still wins for his superior power, versatility, and range.  PoS is so much more innovative and unique, and lyric-wise PoS wins by more than a mile (I won't even bring up BE) music you can REALLY feel (I've nearly cried to Vocari Dei, Song for the Innocent, Kingdom of Loss, etc.)


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2009 at 17:03
The clear winner for me is Pain of Salvation

I kinda like Symphony X - I like the New Mythology Suite particularly. BUt PoS are more innovative, more creative, more progressive.

In fact, they are really on a different level IMO
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2009 at 10:04
PoS! I have Be and i want to hunt all their other albums.
I bought The Odyssey, and all I thought was who I could sell this CD away to?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 01 2009 at 10:24
Well The Odyssey ain't THAT bad, I personally  enjoy a lot Symphony X, but PoS is one of my favorite bands of all time so I voted for them =P

I just hope these guys don't screw it all with their coming album
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