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Symphony X


Progressive Metal

3.79 | 498 ratings

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3 stars I have to say that I was really looking forward to this album, because I loved "The Odyssey".

"Paradise Lost" falls short of the expectations set by their previous album. When I first heard it, I was excited by the opening song. It's heavy, epic, typical Symphony X greatness. Nothing short of a perfect opener. The following songs though . . . They leave the listener wondering what happened to the band in the last 5 years. The vocals aren't the same, the riffs are still the same insane speed, but lacking the creativity of previous albums.

This was a pretty dissapointing album, esspecially the song "Serpent's Kiss". They wen't for a heavier sound, but overall, the songs sound muddy because of too much distortion and double bass drums. It seemed like they were moving away from everything that was so great about the band.

weaverinhisweb | 3/5 |


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