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Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by maidenpriest, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Detective Clarence Beauregard

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    ^ That guy with the mask is insanely good! I love his videos!

    I've found some more videos:









    And here's a lower-quality video of the second half of Electric Messiah:

     
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    Metalx, thanks for posting that...awesome. Man can that guy play...those solos are as crazy as I thought they were.
     
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    That Heretic video pisses me off. Once again, why the hell wasn't he zoomed in at the start of that solo? He stays locked on Allen like a pro and then solo time comes and he thinks we want to see a zoomed out view? Damn it.
     
  4. Detective Clarence Beauregard

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    It sucks, but the majority of people think that the singer is the star and that the music "behind" them is just a backing track to their vocals. I would think that fans of Symphony X would have more common sense than that, but I guess some don't.
     
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    Or maybe he has a boner for Russell Allen
     
  6. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    I notice this all the time with casual/mainstream music listeners.

    A common question to prove this: "Who sings this song again?"

    These people always ask where the singing is when an instrumental part comes in, or if the song has a long instrumental intro. I find it funny.
     
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    I actually like this song better now that I've heard a live version - the album version sounds a bit "dead" compared to this one. This is a much needed mid-tempo number in a set mostly full of super-fast stuff. I'd still rather hear Prometheus, though.
     
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    Unfortunately I think you are probably more on point here. During the WAIL video, there is a part where there is no singing with some great drum parts and guitar work going on and guess where the camera is...on Russell drinking water...what in the hell?! I think having a shitty video like that is worse than not having one.
     
  9. The Stormbringer

    The Stormbringer www.Metal1.info

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    Interesting comparison. I get a big Tool vibe from the intro riff.
     
  10. maidenpriest

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    I wonder if Symphony even cares about what the fans want to hear anymore...
     
  11. Detective Clarence Beauregard

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    Part of me hopes that Symphony X plays whatever they want, regardless of the whims of the "last two album only" fans. On the other hand, I truly believe what the band wants to play is the new stuff (including PL songs).

    Now when I say "the band," I'm referring to Russ. MJR has made it clear that he prefers writing and playing the more progressive stuff, and I believe Allen has steered them into playing stuff that he considers "more fun." Romeo knows that the newer stuff will draw a bigger audience, and for a band in their mid-40s, to him it's probably a good thing. It also seems that the other three guys have little say in anything, unfortunately, based on the writing credits of the last two albums. It almost seems like those three view the band as a side hobby, and don't want to be involved in much.

    One thing is for sure: if this band is going to make a radical change from the Iconoclast sound, it needs to be a group writing process. MJR's writing is great, but I thought it was better when everyone contributed.
     
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    ElvenShadow Guilty Gear

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    Hopefully they will do another one of those setlist polls and switch up the set eventually. Im sure they will be on tour for a while so id expect to at least see SOME stuff get switched out.
     
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    I'm a bit late to this party, but forgive me. I fully support the setlist being 75% Iconoclast. It actually pisses me off when I see some bands and they don't play most of their new material. Even though playing all eight new songs in a row is a bad move too (this ain't V or something), but whatever. What is inexcusable is that atrocious encore which solely consists of three (or four!) PL songs. There is NO reason that any of those songs need to be played again on this tour. If you want to stick in one, fine. Playing both Inferno and Sins is also a joke. Do they really think they gained THAT many new fans this year? I'm pretty sure anyone who has ever seen them has seen them play those songs. I get that they only want to play their heavy, "this will get the kids headbanging" type songs now, but at least swap in King of Terrors or something for God's sake. And what about Church of the Machine? Wouldn't that fit in with the Iconoclast songs? Just ridiculous...

    Definitely not seeing them on this tour unless a change is made.
     
  14. LavagesOfTime

    LavagesOfTime evangelist of Threshold

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    The setlist of the PL tour was nearly perfect: lots of new songs, some of the "compulsory" classics a-la Inferno/Sins & Shadows, plus a couple of unexpected surprises, like Egypt, Through The Lookng Glass and Masquerade. The perfect balance, in my opinion.

    This tour's setlist goes exactly in the opposite direction, completely unbalanced: too much stuff from an album I can't say I'm fond of, plus a lot of more-than-usual songs. I could have even accepted all of the songs from Iconosclast if they added some stuff unplayed for long, it would have been worth the gig... but being this setlist, I won't have many regrets if sunday I won't be able, for any reason, to go to see them.

    It's very sad to say so about a band who made it to surprise me and thrill me on each new release since 1997 :(
     
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    Actually the first leg of the PL tour was very similar to this, but with a few more older (same old) songs. Here was my set in 2007

    Oculus Ex Inferni
    Set the World on Fire (The Lie of Lies)
    Domination
    Serpent's Kiss
    Paradise Lost
    Inferno (Unleash the Fire)
    Smoke and Mirrors
    The Walls of Babylon
    Sea of Lies
    Of Sins and Shadows
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    The Odyssey

    Yeah I got the Odyssey which was a big win imo but I think its slightly overrated, especially compared to Divine Wings. So honestly I'm hoping that they do two legs and follow the same format of PL touring wise. Its my only hope for classic songs anymore. Especially when I got screwed over in 08, when in my date they replaced Egypt/TTLG with Babylon again...
     
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    Just come back from Milan last night,the place was big and very crowded.
    Good DGM even if I didn't know anything about their last records with new singer
    but I think is a good supporting act for SX,even better Pagan's mind,they really
    burn the house down.Amazing gig, awesome guitar player,powerful singer,they
    played 3 songs from their last cd,unfortunately not "Resurrection",it was the first
    time for me but I really enjoyed. About SX,the setlist was the same of Bochum,
    I didn't read this tread in the last weeks but I was expecting more from "Iconoclast" and so was, it's a pity they didn't play "Reign in madness" and
    "Prometeus (I am the light) they were among my favourite,despite all it was a
    good gig,the band is in good shape expecially the feeling between Russell and
    Romeo,the crowd was very hot and Russell had it in the palm of his hands.
    A very good power prog night
     
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    Lol so true. I was listening to a full instrumental and my friend asked the same question.

    "its instrumental."

    "Yeah but who sings it?"

    "..."http://www.myfacewhen.net/uploads/1051-dog.jpg
     
  18. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    He either doesn't understand what instrumental means, OR, he does understand, but was using the term "who sings" as a "what band is this" type of question, which is what I was referring to in my quote.
     
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    Unfortunately, it's not the whole song.

    Symphony X - Iconoclast

     
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    The shouting part IS pretty lame, I'll give you that; however, it only lasts a few seconds.

    But....

    If LUtN was written in 5 minutes then songs like Bastards and Heretic must have only taken them like maybe 2 minutes...
     

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