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Top 10 Michael Romeo SX solos

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by anonym115, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. Xiphos68

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    Ayreon - "Dawn of a Million Souls"
    If you have not heard his solo and Russell's glorious vocals on this song. I would strongly suggest you go listen to the glory at hand.
    It maybe my favorite Michael Romeo solo of all time.
     
  2. anonym115

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    I think Russell's vocals are better than Romeo's solo on the Ayreon track. Just my 2 cents. Great song, though.
     
  3. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    Yeah, it's a great solo... too bad Ayreon is terrible, though.
     
  4. anonym115

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    The lyrics to that song are among the cheesiest I've ever heard, to the point where it hampers the vocal performance. I only pull that song out every once in awhile when I'm sure no one else will hear me listening to it. It is for sure musically a cool one, though.
     
  5. Detective Beauregard

    Detective Beauregard Hammer of Serious Anger

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    Haha, is it really THAT bad? It's been a while since I've heard but surely I'd remember truly awful lyrics...
     
  6. anonym115

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    It's almost like the melodies are too good given the subject matter. I also don't like that the narrator is essentially just spouting off relatively non-poetic observations to using these epic melodies (primarily in the verses, the chorus is fine).
     
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    It's really just the subject matter. I see zero difference between the lyrics on that song and most Symphony X lyrics as far as the composition style goes.
     
  8. anonym115

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    Neither do I. It is the subject matter, and especially the subject matter embedded into the compositional style of SX.
     
  9. metalxmetalx

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    No, the lyrics are good!
     
  10. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

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    I didn't detect any discernible difference from SX material either.
     
  11. Drunc

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    After a lot of hard listening I can finally respond to this question and it hasn't been easy. But I have finally narrowed it down to 13 and sorry, I cannot do better than that,

    In chronological order cos preferential is impossible

    Secrets
    Lady of the Snow
    Of Sins and Shadows
    Evolution
    Wicked
    Accolade 2
    The Turning
    Set the World on Fire
    Seven
    Iconoclast
    Light up the Night
    Underworld
    To Hell and Back
     
  12. anonym115

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    Cool list man. It's ok man, I ended up adding 3 to my list of ten as well, haha. It was a fun thinking/listening exercise for me.
     
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    Yes it was great fun. But very hard. I can't believe some of the great solos I had to discard. And despite my love of guitar solos this list is surprisingly different to my favourite tracks list.
     

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