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Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Indestructible, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. symphonyXjapan

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    Ah, the new Elvenking is simply amazing! I don't want to put it on my list since it just came out this year. But it could possibly end up proving to make it through the long haul in my life and end up on it in the future! I will definately be adding it to my 2014 list in that thread once I get it all together though.
     
  2. Indestructible

    Indestructible New Metal Member

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    Yeah, some albums just were released in a really unique timing. No album that gets released in the 2000's or the 2010's will ever have the feeling that WDaDU had in 1989. It was all timing, it was a time when they didn't acquire LaBrie yet, and it was their debut album. It seemed like they weren't 100% sure about the musical direction they were going for, so that's probably why WDaDU came out so unique and original like this. From what I've read, it didn't get the attention or praise it deserved at the time of release(1989), same goes for the Sym X debut album. That's what makes it so special, though. It was overlooked at the time of release, but as years passed by it started to gain that praise it deserved only years later.

    And john arch - never heard him before, I know he was in fates warning though. I'll go ahead and give their first albums a listen now. If he sounds similar to charlie dominici, then I will probably like his voice. Thanks for the discovery, mate.

    edit - just heard him, yeah I can understand the comparison between him and charlie now.
     
  3. Drahcir

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    My #1 favorite album of all-time:

    Kamelot - The Black Halo
     
  4. uhhhhmmmm4

    uhhhhmmmm4 Jesus Machine

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    Finally decided to get off my ass and put some thought into this.

    Shut up, I know im lazy! :)

    (In no particular order)

    Symphony X- Twilight in Olympus
    Dream Theater- Images and Words
    Testament- The New Order
    Emperor- Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
    Neil Young- After thr Gold Rush
    Symphony X- V
    Opeth- Morningrise
    Blind Guardian- Nightfall in Middle Earth
    Immortal- At the Heart of Winter
    Black Sabbath- Master of Reality
    Entombed- Left Hand Path

    It varies and I could add more nonmetal but it would be even harder.
     
  5. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    Ok, a more historical list (all metal) --

    Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny
    Fates Warning - Awaken the Guardian
    Helloween - The Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 1
    Watchtower - Control and Resistance
    Sieges Even - Steps
    Fates Warning - A Pleasant Shade of Gray
    Symphony X: V - The New Mythology Suite
    Winds - The Imaginary Direction of Time
    Planet X - Quantum
    Blotted Science - The Machinations of Dementia
     
  6. Indestructible

    Indestructible New Metal Member

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    Gonna have to add the first 3 fate's warning albums to my all-time favorite's. Just...wow, I just gave them a few more listens and "WOW MAN" certainly fits my reaction right now. And for some reason it was this amazing guy Postulate that made me discover it. Shit thanks so much bro. I find it a tiny bit ignorant of me for not have discovered these albums before...
     
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    Yea, that reminds me I should have also added few Fates Warning albums to my list and also Queensryche's Operation Mindcrime
     
  8. Indestructible

    Indestructible New Metal Member

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    For me in the first 3 by Fate's warning there were 2 main things that attracted my ears to it when I listened - 1. John Arch's voice(WOW!! Like charlie dominici but somehow even better) 2. the compositions. Holy shit, some songs have incredibly unforgettable riffs and prog passages in them.

    I wish Fate's warning would have had John Arch stay with them to perform on all albums. Some bands tend to lose their important singers because of really petty and trivial stuff, and that's sad.

    But hey, look at the bright side guys, atleast he didn't leave after one album like Charlie did with Dream Theater. 3 albums have definitely left us lots of material left to enjoy from that period of time.
     
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    this is a tough one for me.....because typically with music i listen to a handful of things a lot, and then put them away for a long time as i find new things that sound good to me.

    iron maiden- somewhere in time
    agalloch- the mantle
    symphony x- v
    mooonsorrow- v: havitetty
    iced earth- night of the stormrider
    testament- the gathering
    testament- the legacy
    omnium gatherum- new world shadows
    persefone- spiritual migration


    these are all albums that have probably been way overplayed by myself, but i never get tired of listening to. i almost never skip any tracks, and like to listen all the way through without stopping whenever possible.

    the last 2 are more recent, but i wanted to include them in the list, especially spiritual migration, because there is just some pretty amazing stuff going on in that album imo.

    i wanted to add skyforger by amorphis, but i almost always switch to something else towards the end of the album, because it just isn't as good as the first half or so.

    i also wanted to add versus the world by amon amarth, buuuuuut they are a band who i can only take so much of because it starts to get a little repetitive sometimes.

    i also think dragonforce's debut is a great power metal album
     
  10. uhhhhmmmm4

    uhhhhmmmm4 Jesus Machine

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    Yes to Iron Maiden
    Yes to Symphony X
    Yes to Moonsorrow
    Yes to Iced Earth
    Yes to Testament!!!
    Yes to Persefone
    Never heard Omnium Gatherum(ill give it a listen)
    Not at at all to Agalloch, like not even a little bit(sorry dudes)
     
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    Symphony X - V
    Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
    Antidote - The Truth
    Vektor - Black Future
    Ne Obliviscaris - Portal of I
    Obliveon - From This Day Forward
    Death - Symbolic
    Dream Theater - Images and Words
    Exmortus - Slave to the Sword

    Honest favorites, ignoring popular opinions.
     

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