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Old December 11th, 2009, 01:08 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Shades of Grey was the first song I heard of Symphony X, I just love it.

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Old December 12th, 2009, 05:35 PM   #27 (permalink)
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lol haha! BTW one of my fav Sym. F songs is Seven... and then eve of seduction.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 07:42 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Man, I'm really rediscovering "The Odyssey" these days. It was a great album, and better than its successor in most aspects.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 09:45 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Yes, The Odyssey album was Badass. Also, DWOT
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YES! DWOT WAS AWESOME!
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Old January 20th, 2010, 08:26 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Old January 20th, 2010, 03:19 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Hey, new guy here. Been a Symphony X fan for a while now, and I've browsed these forums a bit before.

I'll try limit my choices to 2 songs per album.

Symphony X:

The Raging Season
A Lesson Before Dying

The Damnation Game:

The Haunting
Secrets

TDWOT:
TDWOT
Candlelight Fantasia

Twilight In Olympus:
The Relic
Lady of The Snow

V :
Evolution (The Grand Design)
Fool's Paradise

The Odyssey:
The Turning
The Odyssey

Paradise Lost:

The Walls of Babylon
Seven
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Old January 20th, 2010, 03:25 PM   #33 (permalink)
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In order of release dates:

Dressed to Kill
The Edge of Forever
The Divine Wings of Tragedy
Candlelight Fantasia
Church of the Machine
Through the Looking Glass
Fallen (why did they stop playing this live?!)
Communion and the Oracle
Egypt
Accolade II (I find it to be much better composed than the original)
King of Terrors
Awakenings
The Odyssey
Domination (aka King of Terrors II)
Paradise Lost
The Walls of Babylon
Revelation

I've never been a huge thrash or power metal fan, so a lot of their speedier songs take the back seat to their more epic, progressive stuff. I still like them, though.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:21 PM   #34 (permalink)
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My favorite idea at the current time is that I get a working CD player so I can listen to some... any... anything... Symphony X or other
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Old January 21st, 2010, 07:44 AM   #35 (permalink)
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My favorite idea at the current time is that I get a working CD player so I can listen to some... any... anything... Symphony X or other
that stinks. use your computer!
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Old January 21st, 2010, 08:04 AM   #36 (permalink)
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shop stereo where I always do most of my cranking is toast and a extra 300 is not available at this time.
Desk top is toast
Old Kenwood does not pick up discs anymore, soon to be taken to repair shop... which is a long drive
this lap top makes music not worth listening too

Carvin/SGX2000/Tokai still sounds pretty good though

otherwise its XM's Deeptracks over the television which I enjoy

I think what Im eventually going to do is get a multi disc changer for the Kenwood in the house and wire the speakers down to the shop because I have been through 2 stereo down there in 4 years, its just a bad place for electronic devices.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 01:11 PM   #37 (permalink)
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The Edge Of Forever
Whispers
The Haunting
A Winter's Dream(Parts 1&2)
The Accolade
Pharaoh
The Divine Wings Of Tragedy
Candlelight Fantasia
Sonata/In The Dragon's Den
Lady Of The Snow
Communion And The Oracle
Rediscovery(Parts 1&2)
Wicked
The Odyssey
Paradise Lost
Revelation
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 06:22 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Too many good songs to name to be honest...I'll just name my absolute favorites...

Walls of Babylon (song is fucking amazing, heavy and epic)
The Odyssey (no description needed here)
A Fools Paradise (very powerful song, ending is awesome)
The Bird-Serpent War (short but effective and hard hitting)
Wicked (pantera feel, love the vocal control in this one - Allen's best)
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 08:51 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Old March 1st, 2010, 08:43 PM   #40 (permalink)
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The Odyssey (beautiful song)
King of Terrors
The Walls of Babylon
Seven
The Eve of Seduction
Orion the Hunter
The Church of the Machine
Through the Looking Glass I, II, III
Lady of the Snow
Fallen
On The Breath of Possieden
The Edge of Forever
Pharoah
DWOT
Out of the Ashes
Winters Dream I&II
Masquerade (Allen Version)
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The Odyssey (beautiful song)
King of Terrors
The Walls of Babylon
Seven
The Eve of Seduction
Orion the Hunter
The Church of the Machine
Through the Looking Glass I, II, III
Lady of the Snow
Fallen
On The Breath of Possieden
The Edge of Forever
Pharoah
DWOT
Out of the Ashes
Winters Dream I&II
Masquerade (Allen Version)
Welcome to the forum. Nice list
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Could someone point me to a few tracks on V that stand out by Symphony X standards ? I know its good and all but I cant figure out why for quite a few it stands out as their best work.
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Could someone point me to a few tracks on V that stand out by Symphony X standards ? I know its good and all but I cant figure out why for quite a few it stands out as their best work.
Prelude
Evolution (The Grand Design)
Fallen
Transcendence (Segue)
Communion and the Oracle
The Bird-Serpent War/Cataclysm
On the Breath of Poseidon (Segue)
Egypt
The Death of Balance/Lacrymosa
Absence of Light
A Fool's Paradise
Rediscovery (Segue)
Rediscovery, Pt. 2: The New Mythology
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Prelude
Evolution (The Grand Design)
Fallen
Transcendence (Segue)
Communion and the Oracle
The Bird-Serpent War/Cataclysm
On the Breath of Poseidon (Segue)
Egypt
The Death of Balance/Lacrymosa
Absence of Light
A Fool's Paradise
Rediscovery (Segue)
Rediscovery, Pt. 2: The New Mythology
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Could someone point me to a few tracks on V that stand out by Symphony X standards ? I know its good and all but I cant figure out why for quite a few it stands out as their best work.
I think the majority would agree that the following are pretty strong:

Evolution
Fallen
Communion and the Oracle
Egypt
Rediscovery pt. II

Of course, it probably stands out as their "best work" to those who feel that it flows seamlessly, and really has no filler moments.
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I almost hate Evolution.


Almost.

It's the chorus really.


For me the best moments of V are Fallen, Communion, Egypt and The Death of Balance.
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Could someone point me to a few tracks on V that stand out by Symphony X standards ? I know its good and all but I cant figure out why for quite a few it stands out as their best work.
OK so I put V back in last night and paid "the fuck attention". Yes V is a most awesome total piece of work. What I think my problem was most of my music listening takes place in my shop as background music.

V is very symphonic, very "concept", very classical in composition value, very much what I used to call "head music"... NOT shop work music. To fully grasp The New Mythology Suite I believe you need to kick back and take the trip, doing so I was glad I didnt do it with head phones on, I may very well have OD'd.

I started taking notes but gave up as I became more overwhelmed with the brilliance of the entire adventure and knew notes were pointless.

What I would say is that it does have a more laid back nature but is awesomely deep in the process. Russel voice is more on his clean side and when he does get course it is still less than one might have been previously accustomed too.

One note I did make was that when I first got into these guys I found it hard to believe that it was one vocalist and even did a double check and search. The various vocal voicings that he uses so often sound like "somebody else" and that stands out big time on this recording. As was mentioned in the other topic his range and on more than one particular song is amazing. I also dont find any issues with the vocal "levels" in the mix, I believe its just the atmosphere of this entire piece that throws those such as myself from "getting it".

So while Divine Wings of Tragedy will undoubtedly remain my favorite for its intial impact, The New Mythology Suite finally sank home and blew my mind. I'm glad I finally got the house stereo system back up and crankin. So tonight Im going for the headphones... I might not be back....
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I almost hate Evolution.


Almost.

It's the chorus really.
I don't hate it, but it's far from one of my favorites. Too power-metally for me.
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Evolution - awesome main riff - too much power metal chorus - my opinion
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I think Fallen is really underrated sometimes, though - I greatly prefer it to Evolution, and sometimes even Egypt. Also, I think we can all agree that Absence of Light and A Fool's Paradise need to be worked into future live performances; these songs are criminally underrated. Absence of Light is so groovy, and would be great live if they could only figure out how to do the backing vocals.
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