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How you discovered Sym X

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Indestructible, Dec 1, 2014.

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How you discovered Sym X

  1. From another metal/music forum

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  2. From a friend

    30.8%
  3. From Wikipedia

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  4. From youtube

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  5. From google search

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  6. From a music store

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  7. From a magazine

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  8. From an advertisement

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  9. From seeing them live

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  10. From hearing about them being mentioned somewhere

    11.5%
  1. Indestructible

    Indestructible New Metal Member

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    Well, for me, it was probably through Wikipedia. I spend a lot of my free time reading there, and was looking for new metal bands to discover a few years ago. So under the progressive metal section I saw "Symphony X" being mentioned, I read about them, thought they were amazing, and became a fan since then.

    what about you?
     
  2. Durakonis

    Durakonis Zudviz

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    From a music store. I was checking out the CD's, and asking the seller about their genre, and if they are good and suitable to my taste. I saw this album (V) when it was out in 2000, and immediately liked the cover art and the band name, and asked the seller these questions and got positive answers. I normally prefer to hear some samples before buying an album if possible, but I made an exception and bought this one immediately. (I wasn't using internet then.)
     
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    Gaussian New Metal Member

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    Googled for "most epic metal song ever" (or something similar), and The Odyssey came up. Was not disappointed.
     
  4. ShadarLogoth

    ShadarLogoth Long Dead God

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    they were mentioned on the old century media forum around 2001, saw V at my local music store, grabbed it, spent the rest of the semester with my roommate playing all the Zelda games with Symphony x as the soundtrack.
     
  5. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    I was really into power metal in high school - my friends and I all listened to Kamelot and Helloween. When SX released Paradise Lost I stumbled across Set the World on Fire and liked the power metal-style chorus, so I looked into their music. To my surprise I ended up liking the older stuff better, which is part of what helped get me into "prog."
     
  6. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    Bought V at random from mailorder.
     
  7. uhhhhmmmm4

    uhhhhmmmm4 Jesus Machine

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    Through Dream Theater. I saw a lot of comments on Youtube Dream Theater videos comparing them to SX, so I had to take a lookie.
     
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    TerminusDeus New Metal Member

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    I was downloading some Rhapsody songs on limewire, bear share, who knows?, and through poor tagging, Of Sins and Shadows was one of them. It sounded different, so I looked it up and saw it was actually Symphony X. I went to a Tower Records the next day and picked up The Odyssey that just came out, V, and DWoT.
     
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    MetalAges Captain Spectacular
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    friend of mine gave me a tape where TDG can be listened on one side, then DWoT can be heard on the other side... but hey that was back in 1997.
     
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    scanner313 The EYE

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    I was working at D'Addario strings and the AR guy knew I was into metal. So he gave me TDWOT which the band sent in looking for an endorsement deal. I took it home and was blown away within the first 30 seconds of the album. It became my favorite album at the time, and they became my favorite band.

    Just a note... I went to bat for them, but at the time they weren't well known enough to warrant an endorsement deal. Of course, now they have one. LOL!
     
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    Saw them open for Blind Guardian in 2002. Having never heard them before, and after an hour and a half of Blind Guardian, Evolution (The Grand Design) was stuck in my head. I knew they were good if that was possible.
     
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    I received (at my request) the 4th Allen Lande album, The Great Divide, for Christmas. I already had the other 3 discs and liked them but was hoping this would be better as it was penned by Timo Tolkki of Stratovarious fame, and I wasn't disappointed. I'd bought the previous albums because I liked Lande but felt Russell had really beefup up his vocals on the latest offering and found I liked him better than Lande. I also have all the Star One and Ayreon albums and decided it was time to investigate his work with Symphony X.

    I searched this forum and saw that V was their most popular album so took a chance and bought it. Wow. That was earlier this year and soon after I bought all their albums bar the self titled which doesn't feature Russell.

    What a journey. I agree with the forumers that V was their finest work (until Underworld) but all the albums contain some magic. The change of direction isn't an issue to me as I came into their music all at once and I actually think they are going the right way. I like The Damnation Game but I would have been very disappointed if they had gone back to this with Underworld.
     

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