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Whats your favorite Symphony X album?

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Yain, Sep 20, 2013.

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What is your favorite Symphony X album mate?

  1. Iconoclast

    4 vote(s)
    8.0%
  2. Symphony X

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  3. V: The New Mythology Suite

    22 vote(s)
    44.0%
  4. Twilight in Olympus

    3 vote(s)
    6.0%
  5. The Odyessey

    4 vote(s)
    8.0%
  6. The Damnation Game

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  7. The Divine Wings of Tragedy

    11 vote(s)
    22.0%
  8. Paradise Lost

    5 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. JesterIF

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    Used to be DWoT, but I seem to like TiO more and more. I don't know what I like so much about it, it's just... different from everything they've done.
     
  2. LavagesOfTime

    LavagesOfTime evangelist of Threshold

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    That's pretty easy: an overall very good album can be "the best"; an album with some good songs, some filler and your all-time favourite can be "your favourite".

    With this said, I don't think the problem with Iconoclast is the production, but rather the songwriting and the mix. The sound of every single instrument is great, but if you only write "in-your-face" songs, sing only with the aggressive tone and with no multi-layered choirs and mix the guitar to cover nearly everything, well, you can't blame the production! :bah:

    So, IMHO, if V had the production if Iconoclast it would have sounded great(er); if it had the mix of Iconoclast, it wouldn't.
     
  3. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    In addition to this, I always post my current favorites in any sort of "top lists." My current favorites can change quite often.

    All-time favorite, the current best, or all-time best would be too difficult for me to list :D
     
  4. LavagesOfTime

    LavagesOfTime evangelist of Threshold

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    And you are forgetting about the ones you listen to more often - that could be different from the "best" and from the "favourite" :D
     
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    ^ Saw that a while back. Made me want to reach my arm through my monitor, into cyberspace, and come out on his side to strangle him for such blasphemy. I can understand the whole concept album deal not being everyone's cup of tea, but that review is so off-base it's absolutely pathetic.
     
  7. EyeballKid

    EyeballKid Shyamalan'd

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    OMG, thank you for posting that review, it made my day! The spelling and grammar is simply hilarious, as is his opinion. Looking at his other reviews his quite funny, as well: he calls V lame and cheesy and generic, yet gives virtually every Hammerfall album a 100%.
     
  8. manticore999

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    Definitely V, although DWOT is a close second. I prefer the albums that heavily represent the 'symphony' part of SX. The last 2 albums are more straight ahead 'me too' heavy metal, sacrificing the symphonic part of what drew me to them in the first place. The last 2 albums, specifically, veered away from that in favor of the 'harsh' vocal / me too metal sound. I'd really like to hear Russell sing again, but I'm starting to think he (especially considering AMOB) just isn't interested in singing anymore, but would rather shout everything for some some strange reason.
     
  9. LavagesOfTime

    LavagesOfTime evangelist of Threshold

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    Well, he actually started on The Odyssesy. The first time I heard Inferno I thought I had put a Pantera cd in the player :ill:
     
  10. Yain

    Yain New Metal Member

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    Yeah. I agree. From Odyssey onwards Russell's singing cannot be called singing anymore. Shouting is the only right word. I have no problem with it though, because I like his voice anyway.
     
  11. LavagesOfTime

    LavagesOfTime evangelist of Threshold

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    That's not true again :p

    He mixed up the styles on that album. He sings clean and melodic on The Odyssey, for example, or on The Turning. Or Awakenings. ;)

    And he did quite the same mix on Paradise Lost.
     
  12. Yain

    Yain New Metal Member

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    My bad homie.
     
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    bostjan New Metal Member

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    Paradise Lost is my current favourite, followed closely by DWoT, The Odyssey, and V. There simply isn't a Symphony X album I don't hold in very high regard.

    Iconoclast is a fricken awesome album, and although there are some softer moments, I agree that the album is less dynamic than what I expected it to be after the last seven albums.

    I've been a SX fan for a very long time. Maybe I wasn't a true fan at the time, but I was well on my way after hearing Raging Season for the first time, and the band has grown so much since then.
     
  14. uhhhhmmmm4

    uhhhhmmmm4 Jesus Machine

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    Twilight!

    Sorry bout the OLD thread, but I wanted to input! :D
     
  15. Yain

    Yain New Metal Member

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    Its okay man, in case you didnt know, Yain and me are the same person
     
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    Divine Wings of Tragedy for me!
     
  17. uhhhhmmmm4

    uhhhhmmmm4 Jesus Machine

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    Haha, as long as it's not Iconoclast. We would hafta shun you. ;)
     
  18. manticore999

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    I picked V. I agree completely that Russel's singing can't be called singing anymore. More like screaming. It gets old after a (short) while. I seriously wonder if he's losing his ability to sing as he gets older and screams to compensate?
     
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    No, it's just a part of his 'badass' attitude. He sings clean on other recent albums like Victims of the Modern Age (Star One, 2010) and the Allen-Lande albums (latest from 2010?), and it sounds fine to me. He can still sing.
     
  20. LavagesOfTime

    LavagesOfTime evangelist of Threshold

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    The answer is, just to name one, on the chorus of Paradise Lost, especially at the ending
     

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