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Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Phanto, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Iced Dog

    Iced Dog The Stormrider's Pooch

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    Yep, Ensiferum definitely has some power infused into their brand of folk metal...I still can't get enough of the new album, I think it's now tied with Iron for my fave or theirs, something I didn't think would ever happen once Jari left the band.
     
  2. Ryan M.

    Ryan M. Theocratic Fanatic

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    yes... listen to the part when it says "slavery will take your freedom down" or something like that... its sounds bon jovi-ish... call me crazy... lol but that one vocalist later in the song sounds like him. :loco:
     
  3. The Stormbringer

    The Stormbringer www.Metal1.info

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    Now they're aboard Nuclear Blast, they should embark on a big tour with Blind Guardian (who are due to have an album out around next summer). They already did a small US tour some years back, and I can hardly imagine a more perfect combination of bands to tour together.
     
  4. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    Obviously you can like whatever music you want to like... it's not even a choice, really. I was just messing around.
    SX, PoS, PT and Opeth tour :headbang:
     
  5. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    Sounds real nap-inducing...I think I'd catch SX and leave, or bring some reading material.
     
  6. CantoX

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    Yes, me too. :headbang:
     
  7. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    Not to nitpick, but that was a full US tour... that's not exactly a small tour at all.
     
  8. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    US is so small
     
  9. Ryan M.

    Ryan M. Theocratic Fanatic

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    pfffttt? Small? Well... the prog community is SMALL! :Smug:
     
  10. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    ...says the swede :lol:
     
  11. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    The Stormbringer www.Metal1.info

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    Agreed. Three of the most overrated bands these days plus SX... not the combination of my wet dreams.
     
  14. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    I've been revisiting PL since hearing about the new album...it's so much better than I remember. I feel like I judged it unfairly before. It has a sense of flow that previous SX records do not have...SX has always seemed a little stiff sometimes due to the rhythmic twists, you know? The disc has (major) flaws but honestly I think I'm more excited about their direction now - even though the greatness in PL is more in isolated moments (like the pause in Domination, holy shit) than in the record as a whole.

    I'm sure the Salvation Game is going to be a great record.
     
  15. javie

    javie New Metal Member

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    Can we get any info on this album at all?

    According to Wikipedia, the theme of the Paradise Lost album was revealed as early as 15 months early. It was released on June 26, 2007, but Michael Romeo confirmed the theme of the album as early as March 18, 2006. (source). In an interview filmed in Sweden, Michael Romeo and Russell Allen said that there was a huge pile of material left over from PL, and they would be going through it and creating a new work out of it. (See youtube link below).

    We participants of this forum have been chastised for not being sufficiently enthusiastic about the upcoming release, but the fact is that nobody wants to say anything until we actually have some kind of fact -- or even semi-fact -- to sink our teeth into. If something were revealed, anything whatsoever, I think the level of enthusiasm would ramp up.

    I know it's not fashionable among the SX cognoscenti to enjoy the PL album too much, but I personally think every single song deserves a rock-solid five stars. (I'm excluding the brief intro track). If SX is ready to produce an album with the same energy and musical prowess as PL -- either with or without the same level of aggression -- and a little bit more thematic arc, then SX would have another huge sensation on their hands. I dare say a blockbuster.

    If I'm not mistaken, the main argument against PL is that "it's not V," which, if I can be serious for a minute, really means that the songs are too independent of each other. It seems SX was trying to gain more radio play, and I can't blame them at all. SX is the direct descendent of Kansas, a band that balanced very successfully between radio play and progressive music. If SX can capture even a percentage of Kansas's success, I will be very happy. And as I said above, every song on PL is a hard-rock / heavy-metal masterpiece. Michael Romeo is at his songwriting and guitar-playing peak, and Russell Allen proves beyond all doubt that he is the best hard rock singer in practice today.

    But each song on PL is a masterpiece by itself. It's kind of a latter-day Divine Wings. (The album, not the song). Each song is excellent, but the album overall is not tightly connected. If their new album is truly a follow-up to PL, and if it can create more connections between the individual tracks, I think this forum would explode with unmitigated delight.

    Bottom Line: I am very exciting by this news, but I'm kind-of sitting on my hands until I have a little bit more info to chew on. Do I dare go out on a limb and predict that this album will be to PL what V was to DWOT...?

    P.S. Youtube link here:

     
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  16. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    Sweet word, that's going straight into my vocabulary from now on.
     
  17. The Emptier

    The Emptier t3h b3aSt0rZ

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    i don't want a cd of just leftover PL stuff though, i want something fucking new....or another v :p
     
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    Ready. Been ready. Bring it.
     
  19. javie

    javie New Metal Member

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    Hmm. I'm starting to develop a growing curiosity in me that wonders what would have happened if SX had expanded The Walls of Babylon into a 20- or 25-minute epic, or combined it more tightly with Seven and Revelation. I also wonder whether we don't have something like that to look forward to on the new album...

    (Of course another side of me wonders what would have happened if The Sacrifice were expanded into a much larger composition too...).
     
  20. The Emptier

    The Emptier t3h b3aSt0rZ

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    hm, i agree. i always pictured those three having an epic merge. but they work by themselves.
     

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