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Symphony X


Progressive Metal

4.14 | 776 ratings

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The Crow
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4 stars As I always say, each group usually has its own personal masterpiece. And V: The New Mythology Suite is Symphony X's one!

Perhaps the fans of the most powerful side of the group do not agree with me, but for my taste on this album the Americans achieved a perfect conjunction between the powerful guitars of Romeo, the great voice of Allen and the large number of symphonic arrangements by Pinnella.

In addition, the return of Jason Rullo was also prodigious, the new bassist Michael LePond deliver as expected and the result is a set of unforgettable songs among which it is difficult to pick one due to the great general quality that these compositions have. After Twilight in Olympus's slight derogation, it was great to see how the band not only managed to return to the quality of The Divine Wings of Tragedy, but even surpassed it!

In summary, V: The New Mythology Suite is an almost flawless album and one of the greatest works of symphonic metal ever made!

Best Tracks: Evolution (one of the best metal riffs ever composed), Communion and the Oracle (wonderful backing vocals and a final apotheosis), Egypt (my favourite song from his discography, with one of the best choruses I have ever heard) and of course Rediscovery, the suite of this album that, as usual, has an excellent quality.

My Rating: ****

The Crow | 4/5 |


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