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2013 - new and upcoming albums

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Phanto, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    Thanks for the tip, I didn't know they'd revealed that.

    And wow! I must say that like it, too!
     
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    My favourite fw is "perfect simmetry" prog metal at its best,I'd really love if one day they will perform it all.Also "APSOG" is good,and another one I love is "Still remain" from "Disconnected"
     
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    I haven't listened too many albums in 2013, yet Illusion Suite's sophomore "The Iron Cemetery" is a fantastic follow-up after their amazing debut album. A little too much vocal lines, but it still rocks. I thinkt their debut album was more magical, yet this one is VERY SOLID METAL!!!
     
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  5. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    Well, I think the outlook is good. Ray's voice is really being used well. Also, Frank Aresti's return is incredibly obvious...what was the last time the band had a solo like that?
     
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    Sounds pretty good, but I'm not too impressed yet.

    Anyone listening to that podcast should definitely let the opening song play, Intronaut is awesome.
     
  7. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    I did listen to it, and no way was that opener better than the FW song. :eek:
     
  8. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    You guys are nuts...
    Riverside's new album is a straight-up masterpiece.
    I love Leprous' Coal. Not as good as Bilateral, but a damn good follow-up, regardless.
    Haken's Visions was a solid album, though a little too traditional prog for my taste. I'll be picking up their new album for sure.
    I haven't heard the new Spock's Beard yet, but I look forward (I have the album waiting here).
    Isn't PoS working on something? Can't wait for anything PoS.

    Dream Theater became irrelevant after Train of Thought.
    They truly had some great stuff before Octavarium.
    6 Degrees is a lot better than people give it credit for. The song 'Disappear' shows that they were once capable of producing something of atmosphere and feeling; it's a gem of a song.
     
  9. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    Haken is really horrible, in my humble fucking opinion. Just awful.
     
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    How about new DT song?
     
  11. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    I wouldn't go out of my way to fight for them, but they are far from horrible, imo.

    Riverside's Shrine, however, I will fight to the death over. Prog perfection, and best of 2013 so far, with Coal.
     
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    I've always thought it was the opposite case, that everyone seems to love that album to death, while I'm practically the only guy who thinks it's incredibly overrated. I definitely think it had some good stuff on it, but most of the first disc is pretty terrible/unoriginal IMO, with Misunderstood being the worst song they've ever written.

    I don't mind the new song much (stylistically it's kind of like the Systematic Chaos sound, but 10x better executed), but I certainly wouldn't want the whole album to sound like that. At any rate, I'm going to give the album a listen, and we'll see what comes of it.
     
  13. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    Hmm, I always thought ppl disliked 6 Degrees.
    I really like Disappear and the epic. That's almost an hour of good stuff right there.
     
  14. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    some good 2013 stuff:

    Ingranaggi Della Valle - In hoc signo
    very good italian prog with a good vocalist.


    Enshine - Origin
    basically Atoma with growls. same guitarist and song-writer.


    Vallendusk - Black clouds gathering
    really good "melodic black metal" or whatever the kids call it. dynamic stuff. some nice acoustics, good electric riffage, good vocals. good musicianship and very sophisticated without being pretto shit.

    probably this year's best song, fucking amazing, blows mind, etc:

    edit: youtube quality really brings it down though. needs some bass lost in youtube version.
     
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  15. Kenneth R.

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    DT has been irrelevant since 6DOIT when they ripped off like 3 minutes straight of Kansas' "The Wall".

    I have decided I really like Coal. It's not as catchy as Bilateral, but it is a great album anyway.

    Riverside is meh, they have been irrelevant since whatever their 3rd or 4th album was - that's how much of an impression it left on me. Voices EP and S/t are fucking fantastic. Everything else is generic europrog snoozefest. The same attack leveled at Haken can be directed at Riverside. Of the new album, the SECOND disc is good. Too bad it's just two songs.

    Looking forward to check out this melodic BM track later.
     
  16. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

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    The middle of the album is especially amazing. This album gets better with every listen.
    I wouldn't call Bilateral catchy, but yes, MORE catchy.
     
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    It's definitely not the best example of their sound 'cause it's a bit straightforward and all, but I still really dig it. I urge you to give the band another chance if it pops up again, even though you'll probably dislike them anyway.




    I'm not a huge fan of SDoIT either, even though the epic is quite good. But I disagree about the new song being better than the stuff on Systematic Chaos. That album at least had an energy that's somehow not there on the new track. This whole aggressive sound never really worked for them, but SC at least made them sound 20 years younger all of a sudden, for all it's worth.

    The new one is still passable though.


    Gonna have to go with the gentleman on this one. I understand the complaints about them sounding generic, at least regarding the last two albums, but they're really good at what they do nevertheless.
     
  18. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    Va-a-a-alley, valley in sin
    Va-a-a-alley, this valley I'm in
    Where you aaaaaaare
    My secret staaaaar

    I had that bit on my mind for a good month or so. Very catchy but pretty irritating after a while :D

    I might check out that Riverside EP Ken praises, but that generally praised album of theirs did not impress me.
     
  19. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    I also get that stuck in my head for days. You just put it back in there. Haha.
     
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