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Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Postulate, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Marwen

    Marwen Five Align

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    I really liked them the first time I heard them. It was Under a Glass Moon.

    They're not nearly as hard to get into as other less commercial prog bands.
     
  2. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    Do you like his solo stuff? It's like if DT's manifesto was Space-Dye Vest instead of Metropolis Pt. 1.
     
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    I loved them when I first heard them in 2002. It was The Glass Prison, and it blew me away. I went out and bought Six Degrees, and I still love that first disc (don't care too much for the second one). Little did I know that they would only release one more album that I really liked (Train of Thought).

    Unlike many people, I never cared much for Scenes From A Memory. I was always a much bigger fan of Kevin Moore and Derek Sherinian for their tastefulness, as opposed to Jordan Rudess's wank and terrible patches. I swear, that man could ruin the most beautiful of moments with some space orgasm patch...

    I couldn't agree more.
     
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    Gasp...sacrilege! Russel Allen's vocals are amazing whether melodic or aggressive. The fact that he can do both so well really speaks volumes about his virtuosity.
     
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    I'm a metal guy too and I love Dream Theater. They are an acquired taste though.
     
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    That song and a few others start the chain reaction of other songs from the band that make you go from "wtf?" to "this is awesome" after repeated listens 95% of DTs songs are growers.
     
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    Yes, I really like Chroma Key. I have Dead Air For Radios. Great album. I also like OSI. Even though
    I'm a huge metalhead, I love songs such as Space-Dye Vest. The DT lyrics Kevin wrote are some of my favorite songs.
     
  8. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    Same, I don't like everything he puts out (and IMO he is a very mediocre vocalist), but overall he has some great ideas. I was listening to Graveyard Mountain Home recently, and I think it holds up pretty well.
     
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    kevin moore was great when he was in DT but OSI fucking sucks...
     
  10. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    OSI is a good idea, but it's a real one-trick pony. Kevin Moore is good at picking sounds, but I think Jim Matheos has a lot more in him as a clever composer than he's allowed to show in that project. A bit of a waste, if you ask me.
     
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    It might be cool of Romeo started a side project with Kevin Moore.
     
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    OSI has a few good songs, but I'm really not too enthusiated about them. Moore is quite an awful vocalist, but I guess they got their own style to utilize those unenergetic vocals. Still, I find the synth playing and sounds really good.
     
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    Holy shit yes, someone make this happen!:kickass::kickass::kickass:
     
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    The Stormbringer www.Metal1.info

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    Except for Sherinian (whom I hate with a passion), I feel the same way. The first disc of SDOIT is the last unconditionally good album they've made, with adventurous songwriting, great production and even some lyrics actually worth listening to. I also loved TOT for its vehemence although I did have most traits I dislike about modern DT in abundance.

    As for SFAM, I never fully got it. The production and LaBrie's voice reached an all-time low with that album, I didn't really care for the story and most of the shorter songs just seemed like filler to me. Plus, "Through Her Eyes"... uuugh.
     
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    Am I the only one that loves disc 2 if Inner Turb? I love that 45 minute epic!
     
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    As a whole it's alright, but the overture, the finale and the horrid "Goodnight Kiss" pull it down in a big way.
     
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    Hmmm... I actually enjoy the entire song, including Goodnight Kiss.
     
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    I like it too. Better than Octavarium IMO
     
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    It had its moments, but it never really hit me like the first disc did. I wasn't a fan of a lot of the title track's melodies, either.
     
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    OSI is a one trick pony, but I enjoy it more than any recent DT offering.

    *I guess I could say, "Hey, at least it's a GOOD trick."
     

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