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What is the band thinking/up to?

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Yain, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. Sauna

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    There are tons of great recommendations (prog metal and otherwise) on some of the threads here, you'd do well to check some of them out.

    Definitely a good idea.
     
  2. UnholyCrusada

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    No offense intended, but frankly I've never really understood what the big fucking deal was about Opeth. Yeah, they're great musicians and all, and I won't deny songs like Advent, April Ethereal, Serenity Painted Death, White Cluster, The Leper Affinity, etc. are all really good, but they largely just bore the hell out of me whenever I listen to them for an extended period. When listening to just about any given Opeth album, at the start I'm like "Yeah, this is pretty cool I guess", but then after about 15-20 minutes it's like "Okay, this is getting way too repetitive/dull" and I end up either tuning out or shutting it off.

    Again, I respect them as musicians, and they're very good at what they do, but I honestly don't understand why so many people think they're like the best band ever.
     
  3. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    It's funny cause that's how I feel about Symphony X lately.
     
  4. uhhhhmmmm4

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    Haha, me too. :lol:

    That's fine. Personally, the only album I don't like by them was Watershed. I think that is a horrid album.



    On an unrelated note- Why did the Opeth forum close down?
     
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    I bet romeo is reading these threads and thinking.."should I post a little update" and then going "nahhh lets read few more complains just for laughs" :D
     
  6. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    "I derailed my band's success for the lulz"

    Yeah.
     
  7. Yain

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    I hope romeo's reading this and actually thinking to announce some update, instead of seeing it as "complains". I mean not trying to speak for anyone here, but we're not complaining, we're expressing our frustration

    Im not so worried anymore about the lack of updates though. Still 8 albums full of excitement to listen to by this band, not too bad. I know a band called guns and roses who have had a much longer gap between studio albums
     
  8. uhhhhmmmm4

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    Ugh why did you hafta mention Guns n Roses? :puke::yell::lol:

    But really, If by some crazy chance he IS reading this. I don't know if the opinion of roughly eight people will do much in the way of persuading him to release an update. (Not trying to sound pessimistic or offend anyone, I just don't think it'll happen)
     
  9. Yain

    Yain New Metal Member

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    I meant it in a way that he would see this as an encouragement to release an update at some point, not that he would go and release one right now just because of our discussion in this thread
     
  10. uhhhhmmmm4

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    oooooohhh......
     
  11. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    Before Paradise Lost came out, I used to bitch about the lack of updates.
    I don't care anymore, though, and that's not a jab at SX.
    I, like others, have taken the time to get into prog/post rock, which I now prefer over prog metal.
    It's sad, though... I got into symphony X 11 years ago, AFTER the Odyssey, so I've never witnessed the release of a prog metal gem like Odyssey, V, and Divine.

    I love Opeth, btw, including Watershed.
    Opeth is nearly its own genre... Nothing sounds like that slew of albums from Still Life to Watershed.

    I can't wait for new Pain of Salvation. I'd go as far as to say they're my favourite band. The Perfect Element is my favourite album of all time, with 12:5 being my fave live album of all time too.
     
  12. nckissfan

    nckissfan Civil War reenactor

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    MJR knows what goes on here, no doubt in my mind.
     
  13. uhhhhmmmm4

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    Imagine if the members of SX had names on here.o_O
     
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    Haven't really got into the newer PoS albums, but if they manage to return to the class of albums like TPE, then I'm very much looking forward to it as well. Picked up Remedy Lane by "accident" this summer, and immedietely fell in love with it. Bought TPE a month ago. 2 absolutely amazing albums. The emotional depth in the music and lyrics is stunning.

    Have listened a bit to One Hour and Be as well, quite good as well. Typical that all the great bands had their golden period 10 years ago...(PoS, SX, Evergrey...)
     
  15. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

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    All 4 of those albums are fantastic; I love them all.
    The more you listen to Hour and Be, the more you'll love them, IMO.

    I like the Road Salt albums. Scarsick is my least favourite.

    Entropia is great, but not AS great as their big 4. Get it.
    After becoming familiar with the songs, get 12:5. The songs on 12:5 were totally reworked, and Gild's voice mesmerizes.
     
  16. Kenneth R.

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    12:5 is the best thing they've ever done. Followed by BE, and then the others.
     
  17. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

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    Be really is wonderful; great for those with an open mind.

    What do you guys think of Anekdoten? I am only familiar with their Gravity album. The album is slow, but I really enjoy it!
     
  18. Yain

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    Have you ever visited the power quest forum on here? The founding keyboardist of the band, Steve, have been actively participating on his own band's forum for over 10 years on there. Just goes to show how much he was dedicated to his band's forum compared to here, where we've never heard from them at all(although I might have been here for too short time to say that)
     
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    Russell made an appearance on the new 2014 Iced Earth album, among other things

     
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    LavagesOfTime evangelist of Threshold

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    Looks like Russel would do a lot more so he frequently picks up chances to do appearances, gigs and so
     

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