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Rank your top 5 Symphony X albums (and post your top 3 songs from each album)

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Baroque, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. TheVarangianGuard6600

    Sep 6, 2014
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    1. Damnation Game- Edge of Forever, Winters Dream, The Haunting
    2. Twilight in Olympus- Lady of the Snow, Smoke and Mirrors, Through the Looking Glass
    3. The Odyssey- The Odyssey, Accolade II, Wicked
    4. V The New Mythology Suite- Egypt, Evolution, Fallen
    5. Paradise Lost- Domination, Paradise Lost, Set the World on Fire
    Honorable Mention is Divine Wings of Tragedy- Sea of Lies, Divine Wings of Tragedy, Sins and Shadows
  2. Neva Kee

    Neva Kee Member

    Jun 28, 2004
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    okay, even if it's late to the party...time to chime in for me:

    1. V - The New Mythology Suite: Communion and the Oracle, Egypt, Fallen

    2. Iconoclast: Reign in Madness, Bastards of the Machine, Children of a Faceless God (I really don't get all the hate for those last two songs, while also not getting the love for Prometheus, which I in turn absolutely loathe)

    3. Twilight in Olympus: Through the Looking Glass, Orion - The Hunter, Lady of the Snow

    4. The Divine Wings of Tragedy: The Divine Wings of Tragedy, Pharaoh, The Accolade

    5. Paradise Lost: Serpent's Kiss, Set The World on Fire, Paradise Lost

    I really don't listen much to The Odyssey, because besides Accolade II, King of Terrors, Awakening and Odyssey, I don't like the rest of the songs at all.

    Damnation Game and s.t. have nice songs, but are just too sloppy for regular play to me (= not feeling tight enough).
  3. Neva Kee

    Neva Kee Member

    Jun 28, 2004
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    I think it's funny that tastes can be sooo different. I always (except in the new and exciting phase) thought that the Odyssey contained a lot of fillers that really didn't do anything to me except bore me to tears (resulting in me constantly skipping them).
    On the other hand I really like Children of a Faceless God with it's groove and melodic chorus, while skipping Electric Messiah, Prometheus, Light Up the Night and Lords of Chaos (that last one only most of the time). And I still think that it was a missed opportunity to make Iconoclast into a real concept album by rearranging the songs to create some kind of storyline and connecting them by creating little interludes.
  4. Neva Kee

    Neva Kee Member

    Jun 28, 2004
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    Just because I like myself a little statistics, I compiled all the data collected here into a single overview just for the fun of it.
    I rated every album that wasn't mentioned in the top 5 of their author or the text of their post as a "7". Since there are 8 albums in total, that seemed like a good middleground to me.

    So the arithmetic averages for the album ratings are (31 participants for the votes):
    6,80 - Symphony X (Into the Dementia, Rapture or Pain)
    5,63 - The Damnation Game (Savage Curtain)
    2,63 - The Divine Wings of Tragedy (The Witching Hour)
    4,47 - Twilight in Olympus
    2,43 - V-The New Mythology Suite (Transcendence, On The Breath Of Poseidon)
    3,57 - The Odyssey
    4,90 - Paradise Lost
    5,69 - Iconoclast (The Lords of Chaos)

    Behind the album names are the songs that nobody had on their lists - if any (so maybe these can be considered the least liked or at least not liked a lot by anyone :) ). In the case of V, I would consider this an effect of the two being only segues.

    When you look at the numbers as a whole, they look like they are roughly mirroring with TiO as their middle (with only Odyssey slowing the descent by 1 album). So let's just hope we don't get another Symphony X - rated album as their next release :D

    I will post song-related data later (with using "5" ratings for the songs that were not mentioned).
  5. DarkGuitarLord

    Jun 17, 2013
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    Ok, I know this thread has been around forever, but somehow over the years I neglected o give Symphony X a shot in my metal world and over this past Thanksgiving holiday I was able to come across a discount for the digital download of V: The New Mythology Suite and was immediately blown away. So much that I also downloaded The Odyssey as well. Now I will say I believe that I have became a fan of Michael Romeo and his incredible, technical guitar fretboard prowess. As a fan of guitar shredders, what album should I go with next? Divine Wings? Damnation Game? Just throwing it out for some advice.
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  6. rpgmusiccomposer

    Oct 28, 2013
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    I would go with Divine Wings. It's either my favorite or second favorite (along with V) out of all their albums.
  7. anonym115

    anonym115 Member

    Jun 16, 2011
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    It's been awhile! This is a tough question.

    In order from best to least best:

    Underworld:::Underworld > Kiss of Fire > Legend
    The Odyssey:::Awakenings > Masquerade > The Odyssey
    V:::Fool's Paradise > Fallen > Evolution
    Divine Wings of Tragedy:::Out of the Ashes > Sea of Lies > Candlelight Fantasia
    Paradise Lost:::Set the World on Fire > The Sacrifice > Domination
  8. Adam Fiske

    Sep 30, 2005
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    1. V: The New Mythology Suite
      1. Rediscovery
      2. Communion and the Oracle
      3. Fallen
    2. The Odyssey
      1. Awakenings
      2. Frontiers
      3. The Odyssey
    3. Divine Wings of Tragedy
      1. Out of the Ashes
      2. The Eyes of Medusa
      3. The Divine Wings of Tragedy
    4. Underworld
      1. Legend
      2. Charon
      3. To Hell and Back
    5. Twilight in Olympus
      1. Orion - The Hunter
      2. Through the Looking Glass
      3. Church of the Machine
  9. ]-)E/-\T]-[

    ]-)E/-\T]-[ New Metal Member

    Feb 18, 2016
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    Well if you ask me. I love literally every song SX has made. So what I list is not going to be a top countdown list. I'm just gonna simply list the 3 songs that according to my ipod, I have the most views on. Besides that, asking me which album I like more along with the songs is like asking me, "What do you prefer more? Porterhouse steak, spaghetti, a bacon cheeseburger, meat lovers pizza or a chinese dish with chow mein noodles with sesame chicken?" I'll just be like, FUCK! Don't make me choose. I can't decide, I love it all! I'll just eat the whole damn thing! Anyways I'm gonna list every album and yes including the debut album that nobody apparently gives a shit and gets no love (regardless of production quality), as well as the dark chapter by Mr. Romeo. Which I really love and it some form is part of Symphony X.

    The Dark Chapter -
    1. Noit Al Ever
    2. The Masque of the Red Death (tied with Cask of Amontillado)
    3. Psychotic Episode

    Symphony X -
    1. Premonition
    2. A Lesson Before Dying
    3. Absinthe and Rue (tied with Raging Seasons)

    The Damnation Game -
    1. The Haunting
    2. The Damnation Game
    3. The Edge of Forever

    TDWOT -
    1. TDWOT
    2. Candlelight Fantasia
    3. Witching Hour

    Twilight in Olympus -
    1. Through the Looking Glass
    2. In the Dragon's Den
    3. Orion - The Hunter (Tied with The Relic)

    V -
    1. Rediscovery pt.2
    2. Evolution
    3. The Death of Balance/Lacrymosa ( Lol three tied with Absence of Light and Egypt)

    The Odyssey -
    1. The Odyssey
    2. Awakenings
    3. Accolade 2

    Paradise Lost -
    1. Revelation
    2. Oculus Ex Inferni
    3. The Walls of Babylon (Tied with Paradise Lost)

    Iconoclast -
    1. Iconoclast (Probably the most played of them all)
    2. When All is Lost
    3. Reign in Madness

    Underworld -
    1. Kiss of Fire
    2. Overture (Tied with Underworld)
    3. Swan Song (tied with Legend)

    1st song I ever listened to and blew me away was: Iconoclast
    1st album I listened from start to finish and made me a fan: Symphony X
    The album that made me appreciate Progressive/neoclassical/symphonic/power metal and made me explore outside of thrash and death metal: The Divine Wings of Tragedy.

    So yeah that's me as a SX fan.
    #109 ]-)E/-\T]-[, Feb 18, 2016
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  10. Metalton95

    Metalton95 New Metal Member

    Aug 28, 2015
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    1: The Odyssey
    I) The Odyssey (my favourite song of all time, just ahead of A Change of Seasons from DT)
    II) Accolade II
    III) Awakenings

    2: V
    I) Rediscovery Pt.II
    II) A Fool's Paradise
    III) Absence of Light/Evolution/Fallen/Egypt (I really can't choose...)

    3: Divine Wings of Tragedy (tied with Olympus)
    I) The Divine Wings of Tragedy
    II) Candlelight Fantasia
    III) The Eyes of Medusa/Of Sins & Shadows

    4: Twilight in Olympus (tied with Divine)
    I) Through The Looking Glass
    II) Lady of the Snow
    III) Church of the Machine

    5: The Damnation Game
    I) The Edge of Forever
    II) A Winters Dream (both parts equally)
    III) The Damnation Game

    My favourite songs from the Post-Odyssey period are When All is Lost, Swansong, The Sacrifice, Reign in Madness & Paradise Lost. Other than that, they have become too predictable composition-wise :( I must admit I am happy for the bands recent success though, but the price (lack of neo-prog) is too damn high imo.
  11. Detective Beauregard

    Detective Beauregard Hammer of Serious Anger

    Aug 2, 2015
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    I can't rank the albums; I love them all minus the debut and Iconoclast (the former due to the singer). But I'll try to pick my top three from each...

    Damnation Game
    - Edge
    - Dressed
    - Winter's Dream pt. 2

    Divine Wings
    - Divine Wings
    - Candlelight
    - Accolade

    - Looking Glass
    - Church
    - Orion

    New Mythology
    - Communion
    - Rediscovery (both parts as one)
    - Egypt

    - Odyssey
    - Accolade II
    - Awakenings

    Paradise Lost
    - Babylon
    - Revelation
    - Domination

    - Heretic
    - Prometheus
    - Reign

    - Kiss
    - Underworld
    - Swan Song
  12. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Active Member

    Aug 4, 2016
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    1. V: The New Mythology Suite (Egypt, Communion and the Oracle, Fallen)
    2. The Divine Wings of Tragedy (Title track, Of Sins and Shadows, The Accolade)
    3. Twilight in Olympus (Through The Looking Glass, In the Dragon's Den, Lady of the Snow)
    4. The Odyssey (Inferno, title track, Awakenings)
    5. Damnation Game (Winter's Dream, The Edge of Forever, Whispers)
  13. Danger_zone

    Danger_zone New Metal Member

    Feb 25, 2017
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    My top 5, haven't been listening to all of their albums properly, though:

    1. V - egypt, communion and the oracle, fallen
    2. Divine wings - title track, the accolade, of sins and shadows
    3. The odyssey - title track, inferno, the accolade II
    4. Paradise lost - set the world on fire, title track, eve of seduction
    5. Iconoclast - title track, end of innocence, prometheus

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