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Discussion in 'SymphonyX' started by iceandfire84, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. iceandfire84

    iceandfire84 The One Who Knocks

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    I was just looking at the setlist the guys played last night and once again I am fairly disappointed... Have a look:

    Iconoclast
    The End of Innocence
    Dehumanized
    Bastards of the Machine
    When All is Lost
    Electric Messiah
    Children of a Faceless God
    Inferno (Unleash the Fire)
    Of Sins and Shadows
    Encore:
    Eve of Seduction
    Serpent's Kiss
    Set the World on Fire (The Lie of Lies)

    Just more of the same. Of course there is plenty of time for this setlist to evolve (though probably not with this band), but I can't help but think that the whole polling process we went though awhile back didn't do much of anything to shape what we will hear on this tour.

    On another note, Iced Earth's setlist got me way more excited than Symphony's. In case anyone is interested...

    Dystopia
    Angels Holocaust
    Slave to the Dark
    V
    Stand Alone
    When the Night Falls
    Dark City
    Damien
    Anthem
    Declaration Day
    Days of Rage
    Watching Over Me
    Dante's Inferno
    Iced Earth

    Now that's a mix of some solid oldies and the new stuff! I've seen them once before live and they didn't play half of the old tunes they did last night.
     
  2. nckissfan

    nckissfan Civil War reenactor

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    wow so many songs from Iconclast. It would be nice to see a mixture. I am not going to bitch, though, I get to see them live, that is all that matters.

    the Iced Earth set looks good, too.
     
  3. Detective Clarence Beauregard

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    Wow, that's the exact same set they played on the last leg of the tour (barring Heretic if I recall correctly). Even if they were coming to somewhere in the Midwest on this tour, I wouldn't waste my time going with that set. The two songs I really want to hear from Iconoclast (Prometheus, Reign) still aren't on there, and they insist on spending more than 30 minutes playing songs that shouldn't be played (Iconoclast, WAIL, Electric, Children).

    It's not that these are bad songs (although I still think Electric is filler); it's that they have songs in their back catalog with similar vibes that are simply better songs.

    Seriously, drop Children and Electric and play Prometheus and Reign already. Get rid of Iconoclast and WAIL and play Heretic, King of Terrors, and an Accolade Medley. And what about Rediscovery?!

    Thanks for listening to the fans' requests, Symphony X...

    :rolleyes:
     
  4. AsoTamaki

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    This is the most insulting part. Everyone is sick of those two songs being the only two played from their first six albums. In the polls, neither of those songs even made it into the top 3 for their albums.

    Well, I hope their newer fanbase is enough to support them on this tour because I surely won't be doing it.
     
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    Thanks for posting the set list...

    I'm looking forward to the show tomorrow!
     
  6. EyeballKid

    EyeballKid Shyamalan'd

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    Excited to see that Iced Earth pulled out Damien, Angels Holocaust, When the Night Falls, and Dante's Inferno (I hate this song, but it's pretty cool that they still play it in full, as I know it's put on a pedestal by most IE fans).

    The Symphony X setlist is, sadly, exactly what I was expecting. It's obvious that they're going to keep playing IC songs, but at least throw in something interesting from the old albums instead of Sins and Inferno. Glad I'm not going to this tour.
     
  7. Detective Clarence Beauregard

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    That is cool. I didn't even notice since I was so infuriated by Symphony X's set.

    I don't have the option to, but even if I did, I wouldn't go with this setlist. But since IE are coming to Joliet (sans Symphony X) in mid-March, I might go see them. Their songs may all sound pretty much the same, but they put on a very energetic show.
     
  8. Krowsnest

    Krowsnest Guardian of the Blind

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    Not one song off V or Twilight played at the show......

    On the plus side I did actually enjoy most of Iced Earths playlist, and I was really there only to see SX. Said hello to Jon Shaffer on the way in even.
     
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    sad to be reading this.....to the band if you're listening:

    Please please please play more of the old stuff, enough from Paradise Lost and whatever happens to be the latest album at the time!!
     
  10. iceandfire84

    iceandfire84 The One Who Knocks

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    I am still excited to see some of Iconoclast live, but having seen the band 4 times there isn't anything else on there that gets me pumped. Would definitely be nice to see some older jams on there like Fallen, Accolade II, etc.

    At least IE should be fun to see. I personally think there's a lot of musical variation in their setlist and Stu sounds pretty good on the new album. Espeically looking forward to When the Night Falls, Angels Holocaust, Damien, and Slave to the Dark. Last time I saw them they did Stormrider but not Angels. Would love to see those songs back to back as intended. Stormrider is such a great live song!
     
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    Sans Prometheus, it looks like they pretty much are playing the whole of the one disc version of Iconoclast...

    I think that they will play a much more diverse set at ProgPower this year, since they are a headliner and it is an event that will attract more of those who are not just "new generation" fans. Even so, that doesn't help much being that it is a single event and not a tour.
     
  12. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    SX has to be one of the most disappointing, and downright frustrating bands to be a fan of.
    They just keep pushing me farther and farther, and it has gotten to the point where I don't even care.
    They have refused to do anything unique for almost a decade now.
     
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    Do I have to think that american official forum's fans are complaining about this tour ? Come on guys,or they will forget USA next tour.speaking about this kind of metal,right now I think that SX are among the best band with Edguy and few others,do you want me to tell you don't like the set ?ok, they're focusing too
    much on Iconoclast,but this is not the reason for not seeing them live,they're still great and they keep on doing much crowd in Europe even if they come out
    with a new record not much often ,it's not easy now to fill a club ,they still can do it
     
  14. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    I would literally get zero entertainment from seeing Sins and Inferno live. I would rather just leave and go home.
     
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    They were my favorites from last night! :D

    We were down front and there were too many people thinking it was cool to be carried to the stage multiple times which ruined some of the enjoyment... I just don't understand todays youth no respect to others!
     
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    They also left out Heretic. Which sucks, since Prometheus and Heretic are pretty much the only two songs from the single-disc version that I want to hear.

    Bathroom break for me. It's okay; once they release a new album, the set will be composed of nothing but it, IC, and PL. Take care, Symphony X, it's been nice knowing you.

    It's because they don't care about anyone or anything but themselves, including the actual music. It could be any heavy band; they're just doing it for pathetic attention. God forbid they actually watch the band. And once these people move on to another band after Symphony X takes five more years to release a new album, maybe the band will learn.
     
  17. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    ^ Hmmm... you're right. These heavy albums only generate temporary fans, not long-term fans like I've been, and originally expected to be. They lose their old fans, and they do not keep the new ones... interesting.
     
  18. Purveyor Of Evil

    Purveyor Of Evil Heavy Metal, INC.

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    Not to start a war, but I thought to be progressive means to move forward and evolve. If SX stayed the same, there would be bitching. Now that they are evolving, there is bitching. After all, they are a METAL band. Are they only considered "good" if every song is twenty minutes long and has eighty-five time changes? Iconoclast has anthemic choruses, tons of melody, and of course it's just plain fun as hell for a listen.
     
  19. AsoTamaki

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    The average Symphony X song length has always been ~5-6 minutes so nothing has changed in that regard. There's nothing wrong with songs like "Heretic". It's the lack of diversity within the album overall that's most disappointing. I don't really see how you can call it evolving and moving forward when so much of Iconoclast is extremely similar to both itself and Paradise Lost. There are only a few sections of music where something stands out as being unique. Yeah, they've become a little heavier too. Sure.

    Lol.
     
  20. Purveyor Of Evil

    Purveyor Of Evil Heavy Metal, INC.

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    It isn't melodic? In what way? I listen to death and black metal, also. Trust me when I say Iconoclast has plenty of melody. I don't pigeonhole myself into one metal genre. Staleness would arrive quickly.
     

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