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Symphony X


Progressive Metal

3.96 | 601 ratings

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The Crow
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3 stars The follow-up to the excellent "V", called "The Odyssey", could not live up to the expectations that the fans had at the time this album was published!

The production and overall sound is good, but the guitars are not as crunchy as in the previous albums, and the riffs are substantially less addictive. The album shines in the most symphonic tracks, while in the shorter and more direct ones the band sounds boring and predictable.

Nevertheless, if you like Symphony X or symphonic power metal, you will surely enjoy The Odyssey. But if you are new to the band, I suggest you to start with "The Divine Wings of Tragedy" or "V" instead.

Best Tracks: Accolade II (good piano melodies, sequel to Accolade of The Divine Wings of Tragedy), Awakenings and The Odyssey (great suite, cinematic and even touching in some sections)

My Rating: ***

The Crow | 3/5 |


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