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    Posted: March 24 2011 at 21:37
am i the first to see this? Sorry if this has been posted already

http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/products/tontraeger/cd/2cd-digi/symphony-x-iconoclast.html

it's coming out June 17, 2011

it's about time.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sleeper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2011 at 08:36
A double album! Now I'm excited.

I saw them live wednesday night and Dehumanized and Prometheus are excellent songs.
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That's apparently the tracklist for the special edition. The regular edition is one CD (with two of the songs from the second CD of the special edition included on the regular tracklist).

Tracklists, cover art, and more info here:
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=155818
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Evolutionary Sleeper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2011 at 11:10
I knew they were releasing a new album, but I didn't know the details. Their last albums was pretty great so I'm looking forward to hearing this one!
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Awesome. Definitely looking forward to it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tanis573 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2011 at 14:08
I will not listen to the album if Russell Allen decides to growl his way through it.  The dude has such an amazing vocal range, but I hate it when he wastes it on trying to sound dark and sinister.  Judging by the cover of the album and the titles of the songs, I'm suspecting that this might be the case.  I'm so tired of this recent trend of power/progressive metal bands trying to sound morose when previously they actually made uplifting music that sold just as well, if not better.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jampa17 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2011 at 14:17
Originally posted by Evolutionary Sleeper Evolutionary Sleeper wrote:

I knew they were releasing a new album, but I didn't know the details. Their last albums was pretty great so I'm looking forward to hearing this one!
Exactly my thoughts... these news really excited me a lot... I want to hear what else they can bring out after such a great album, the Paradise Lost was... Headbanger
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Earendil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2011 at 14:19
Originally posted by tanis573 tanis573 wrote:

I will not listen to the album if Russell Allen decides to growl his way through it.  The dude has such an amazing vocal range, but I hate it when he wastes it on trying to sound dark and sinister.  Judging by the cover of the album and the titles of the songs, I'm suspecting that this might be the case.  I'm so tired of this recent trend of power/progressive metal bands trying to sound morose when previously they actually made uplifting music that sold just as well, if not better.


I've always loved that about Symphony X though.  The ability he has to both growl and sing with an incredible range.  I agree though that the "angry" mood with some bands now a days is totally necessary, but I don't think they fall into that category.
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I like Allen's ability to switch back and forth between growls and clean vocals, because the growls aren't bad in themselves and the combination of the two works well sometimes. I hate it when he just growls the whole time, though, like he did for most of Paradise Lost; he has a great voice when he does sing, and it seems like he's just wasting it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mp3killer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2011 at 15:48
Looking forward to this (one of my fav bands)! I wonder if they will change sound as much, as on their previos album, wich was awesome.
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Originally posted by sleeper sleeper wrote:

A double album! Now I'm excited.

I saw them live wednesday night and Dehumanized and Prometheus are excellent songs.
End of Innocence sounded pretty good as well...


Edited by aapatsos - March 27 2011 at 04:59
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kmoore Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2011 at 13:13
I just got this on fb. A double album! Can't wait!
 
http://dapperashell.com/metal/?p=230
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WOOOOOOOOOOO!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jsem Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2011 at 16:04
So excited for this.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Drew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 14 2011 at 16:51
Song titles are pretty immature/clicheLOL
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Which part of "Iconoclast" aren't you getting?Wink

I'm quite happy with their tendency to gravitate towards mythology - that's what Romeo is good at as far as songwriting/inspiration are concerned, and their level of cheesiness is at least an order of magnitude below Rhapsody. So all is good.Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 18 2011 at 13:09
Anyone given this a listen? The reviews Ive seen are a little mixed, though the PA ones are generally favorable.

I wasn't sure If I was going to check this out, but now I will. It's already out, but I can't pick it up til Monday
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Talk about Heavier... This is... Dark. Like, way more "Heavy Metal" less cheesiness. But that's what I loved about Symphony X... :(
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I picked it up already, our record store has it now Darkshade Big smile
It's not technically a double album....it's how Symph X wanted it but the label wanted them to make it a double, damn b*****ds robbing even more $

But yeah I've listened to it and it is clearly Symph X but a tad different. Really, if you know Paradise Lost it's a progression from there. Not a 5 star but maybe a 4 star I'd say!

Edit: Oh so yeah buy the double album. I never pay the extra just to get some bonuses/remixes/behind the scenes crap like that but this is actual intended music so its worth it!


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That's what I noticed, that they wanted it to be a double album.

I'm not the biggest Symphony X fan, so if that weren't the case I would get the single edition. But the double is the one to get, so that's what I'll get.

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