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V - THE NEW MYTHOLOGY SUITE

Symphony X

 

Progressive Metal

4.13 | 700 ratings

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mel from hell
4 stars Symphony X is one of my favorites band, so I will try to be objective in this critic. V is the album that raised their popularity in the progressive metal masses. It is an admirable lyrical album with a lot classical references. It deals with the myth of Atlantis(Russell Allen is historian, that is why in all albums they contain mythology lyrics) which seems interesting though. As a fan of classical music I like all the interludes like On Breath of Poseidon, Transcendence and Death of Balance. The only minus in this work are the many power metal elements. But with songs like Egypt, Evolution(The Grand Design), Absence of Light and Fool's Paradise you forget the few negatives. As I consider their next works masterpieces, this one is the passage from excess ability to perfection. So, this album is an excellent addition to any progressive music collection.
mel from hell | 4/5 |

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