As old as I am and as much as I love metal, I have missed out on Symphony X over the years. For whatever reason, I never gave them a chance and continually skipped out on there music. Thanksgiving weekend I got a discounted coupon for a download on Google Play and decided on getting a Symphony X album. I chose V: The New Mythology Suite. Needless to say, I started to bang my head against the wall in agony as I couldn't believe how incredible this music was and could not believe that someone had never tried to force-feed me this album before. So, I thought what the heck and downloaded The Odyssey next and once again, my mind has been blown. Basically in less that a week, I have been turned into a Symphony X fan. Michael Romeo may be one of the most technical guitarists I have ever heard. Sorry to sound so long winded, but now I'm in the process to pick up a couple more releases. What do you recommend? Go back to earlier material or go forward to the newest material? Feel free to give me some opinions. I will eventually get them all, just don't have the funds at once. I would like to note that I prefer the insanely fast guitar riffs and solos, in case there is an album that stands out as spectacular.