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    Posted: October 29 2009 at 20:05
Symphony X is great but my vote goes to PoS. :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2009 at 12:15
My vote went to Symphony X.

Their style appeals much more to me than PoS. However Pain of Salvation is still great.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2009 at 13:00
I don't think that Symphony X will ever release a  bad album like Scarsick, but they probably never will come close to the first 5 Pain of Salvation studio albums, not to mention 12:5 and the Be DVD.
So Pain of Salvation obviously.Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2009 at 13:10
100% pain of salvation. I die for " BE "  album
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2009 at 15:51
I have not hear something interesting of PoS... and I have two albums from Symphony X and I easily enjoy their music a lot... one of the best symphonic metal bands out there... so... the X for me please...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 04 2009 at 17:44
Pain of Salvation for me. I don't care even a bit for Symphony X.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2009 at 22:52
Pain of Salvation, based on what I've heard. I only have Remedy Lane, and Paradise Lost, respectively, by these two bands. But I am eager to hear more. Any recommendations from X or PoS fans? I'm a big DT fan, and asked a friend 'I want to hear more music like this'. So I discovered PoS and Symphony X. 

Paradise Lost is a good album, in my opinion. However, Remedy Lane is more original. Maybe those two aren't the best ones to compare. I'll have to hear more from both bands.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 14 2009 at 23:08
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I actually liked Paradise Lost and my favorite from Symphony X is The Odyssey...so I guess I'm weird with that


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 15 2009 at 14:14
Jejeje Symphony x... funny
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2009 at 21:05
Pain of Salvation is highly overrated. I have all albums from both bands, and PoS has yet to impress me at all. Russell Allen is far superior to PoS's vocalist. PoS might as well stand for Piece of sh*t. Symphony X is better in every way. I think PoS might be okay if they got a new vocalist.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 19 2009 at 21:50
can't say I've warmed to either though of the two, PoS wins on several levels, V was just too bloated and haughty for me

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2009 at 13:37
symphony x  boring same thing nothing interesting , pain of salvation are a interesting band.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2009 at 08:40
POS is more inventive and original, but symphony X has quite cool compositions, and have a very imaginative attitude. I pick SYX. :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2009 at 09:07
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 27 2009 at 10:15
Cry I don't want to choose on this one. Im more familiar with SymX (one of the first prog-metal bands I got into) but PoS have released some really awesome albums over the years.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 03 2009 at 13:11
"In terms of consistency, Symphony X"
Consistency is often the opposite of progression.  Danny G said himself that Pain of Salvation was not about recreating success, but experimenting and bringing new surprises to their music, which is what "progressive" should be.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2009 at 22:18
My vote goes to Pain of Salvation.  They have been one of my favorite bands since my formative musical years in high school around the late 90s.

But it really depends on what you're going for... the two really have completely different sounds.  Symphony X has the extravagant, epic neo-classical sound.  Pain of Salvation is more thought provoking, mixes more styles, and tends to push the boundaries a lot more.  I'm with dtismajesty... Pain of Salvation is more progressive in the purest sense of the word.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 20 2009 at 14:15
I wonder how PoS would do in a versus poll against Ayreon or Riverside. If they were up against Opeth or Porcupine Tree, they would likely lose because of the popularity of those 2 bands.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 22 2009 at 14:13
Originally posted by J-Man

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: December 23 2009 at 12:14
Russell Allen is easily one of the best metal singers for me. Gildenlöw is also great.
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