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What Are Your Top 10 Symphony X Songs?

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Prismatic Sphere, Jul 23, 2002.

  1. Indestructible

    Indestructible New Metal Member

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    Nice choices friend :)

    Do you also like me find Accolade and Communion as relexing songs?'
     
  2. Durakonis

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    Wouldn't prefer the word "relaxing", but i got what you meant. Accolade is a spiritually calming, imaginative song; Communion and the Oracle has an incredibly mystic and soothing timbre. (For me)
     
  3. Drunc

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    1 Seven.
    Love this track and the solos. The last 20 second solo takes the song to exactly 7 minutes, hence the title I guess.

    2 A Fool's Paradise

    3 Evolution

    4 Underworld

    5 Paradise Lost

    6 When All Is Lost

    7 Legend

    8 Of Sins and Shadows

    9 Accolade 2

    10 Light Up The Night

    If I write this list again tomorrow the order would probably change but the same 10 would feature
     
  4. anonym115

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    In no particular order:

    Underworld
    Charon
    Kiss of Fire
    Masquerade
    Out of the Ashes
    Awakenings
    Fool's Paradise
    King of Terrors
    The Odyssey
    Through the Looking Glass


    Honorable mentions:

    Damnation Game
    Candlelight Fantasia
    Electric Messiah
    Incantations of the Apprentice
    Accolade II
    Domination
    The Sacrifice
    Smoke and Mirrors
    In the Dragon's Den
    To Hell and Back
    Swan Song
    Legend
    Evolution
    Fallen
    Communion and the Oracle
    The Edge of Forever
     
  5. warpig25

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    The Edge of Forever

    The Accolade I and II

    Through the Looking glass/Communion and the Oracle

    Egypt

    The Turning

    Awakenings (my favourite SyX song)

    The Odyssey/ Divine Wings

    The Walls of Babylon

    When All Is Lost

    In My Darkest Hour/Charon





    damn, its really hard to pick only 10 songs, i failed :p
     
  6. handmadeguitars87

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    1). The Odyssey
    2). Of Sins And Shadows
    3). Eve of Seduction
    4). Out of the Ashes
    5). Smoke and Mirrors
    6). Run With The Devil
    7). Wicked
    8). Dressed to Kill
    9). Candlelight Fantasia
    10). Accolade 2
     
  7. Adam Fiske

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    Still can't come up with 10, but my top 8 in no particular order:

    Rediscovery
    Fallen
    Communion
    Awakenings
    Frontiers
    Revelation
    Legend
    The Odyssey
     
  8. anonym115

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    I thought you really liked Candlelight and Edge, too? Also surprised to not see the obligatory DWOT.
     
  9. Metalton95

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    Mine would be:

    1. Odyssey (my all time favourite song, closely followed by A change of seasons from DT)
    2. The Edge of Forever (This is why Pinella is my favourite pianist)
    3. Lady of the snow (most haunting song ever?)
    4. The Accolade II (haunting, beautiful piano.. again :D)
    5. When All is Lost (the piano, and Russell's melodies + the first melodic guitar solo... sends shivers down my spine every time)
    6. Church of the Machine (Pinella again.. and the amazing chorus!!)
    7. The Sacrifice (best.. vocal performance.. EVER!! Seriously, the second verse is SO intense with Allen's vibrato, really breathtaking!!)
    8. A Fool's Paradise (Everything clicks well together here, great riffs, and another amazing prechorus+chorus)
    9. Awakenings (So epic, in less than 10 minutes.. and again Pinella is my f*cking hero..)
    10. Paradise Lost (modern classic.. The clean riff leading to the outro/ad lib choruses and Russell's voice before that is such a great climax to a beautiful, heartbreaking song)

    As you can guess, my favourite part about SX is the piano parts by Pinella, which is why I miss the haunting, mystic approach to their ballads instead of clean guitars leading the songs (Swan Song is still pretty good, love the 3 minute mark with only Pinella and Russell)
     
  10. anonym115

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    Interesting, I'd have to give the "haunting" piano factor to Swan Song. In fact, it's no contest in my mind.
     
  11. Drunc

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    Yes, me too. That's when the song woke me up, kicked me in the teeth, and then became one of my favourites.
     
  12. Detective Beauregard

    Detective Beauregard Hammer of Serious Anger

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    The Divine Wings of Tragedy
    The Odyssey
    Through the Looking Glass
    Communion and the Oracle
    Rediscovery
    Accolade II
    Awakenings
    The Edge of Forever
    Candlelight Fantasia
    The Walls of Babylon

    I love them, too. The piano is what sets them apart from other metal bands, and unfortunately, Pinnella only seems to use it on ballads anymore.
     
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    That Walls of Babylon is an interesting touch on your top 10, Detective. Care to elaborate on that a bit? I'm curious.
     
  14. Detective Beauregard

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    Babylon was the first song upon my first listen of Paradise Lost that made my jaw hit the floor and go "holy shit." The instrumental 3-minute intro is a large part of the wow factor, especially on an album that was more straightforward than its predecessors. It's just a cool song, and it really emphasizes what makes Symphony X great - sweet riffs, epic choral sections, and blazing lead work. I tend to prefer their longer, more "epic" compositions, but their last three albums haven't had anything near the caliber of the other songs on my top 10 list.
     
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    Nah, those songs are in my great tier, but not in the excellent tier. To be honest, I might like Underworld more than DWoT. It has a lot of great songs: Out of the Ashes, The Accolade, Pharaoh, Eyes of Medusa, Divine Wings, Candlelight Fantasia. The title track is really good, but I've never really been able to get a good grasp on it like I can with The Odyssey. Candlelight is also really good, like a precursor to Awakenings (and it has that awesome panned clean thing that they also used in The Odyssey and Dehumanized and need to use more because it sounds so cool), but the chorus gets a bit meandery and the song doesn't have a convincing ending.

    Edge of Forever is a really good track too, but lacks the punch I like (probably only due to the production, which is too bad for me). On Damnation Game, A Winter's Dream is just as good. I also quite like Dressed to Kill and The Haunting off that album. Dressed to Kill would be cool to see make a return to live setlists.
     
  16. anonym115

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    I have the same problem with Divine Wings as a song. It's cool, but there is too much repetition for my taste, and I also can't seem to wrap my head around the piece as a whole. Even Rediscovery, another song that's not up there for me, is much more unravelable for me. Looking Glass and Odyssey suffer from neither of these issues. It's possible I might even like Winters Dream on par with Rediscovery and thus more than Dwot.

    At the end of the day though, I have to listen to Dwot once every few weeks just because it is so unique. iconic and has a lot of great parts.
     
  17. Detective Beauregard

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    Adam, the "panned clean thing" you're referring to in Candlelight Fantasia and The Odyssey is Romeo using a delay pedal, which essentially makes it sound like he's playing more notes and at twice the speed than he actually is. And I agree - it sounds awesome!

    I'm pretty sure it's the keyboard in Dehumanized, though.
     
  18. Adam Fiske

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    The part behind the solo starting at 4:53 is what I'm talking about in Dehumanized. I suppose it could be keyboard, but it sounds awfully similar to the same effect in the other two songs.
     
  19. Daniè

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    I can't put a number 1, so I'll put 10 of them...

    The Edge of Forever
    Candlelight Fantasia
    TDWOT
    Through the Looking Glass
    Rediscovery
    Accolade II
    Awakenings
    Seven
    Revelation
    When all is Lost
     
  20. Detective Beauregard

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    After listening again, I think you're right. The section is in 7/4 but he plays in 7/8, making this already complicated section even more so! I guess it was harder for me to hear due to the solo being over it, as opposed to the verses in the other two songs.
     

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