I dont know about you all, but the more I listen to albums like Iconoclast and PL, the more I start thinking of how Sym X's musical direction has changed so much, that the sound especially on these albums tend to be more on the heavy side than the prog side. I mean, man, they sure sound to me atleast like they're moving away from their prog roots and trying to go for something more modern/heavy than the complexity of prog like they were used to. Maybe this will not be the case with the new album, but who knows. I really hope they'll return to be closer to the prog roots because I think thats what they do best, and to hear them going towards a different sound, anything other than prog, is really weird to be honest. It doesnt suit them well, I think. We'll be smarter when the new album comes out, but I do hope it will prove to be more influenced by a prog sound than a heavy one. Also, it would be nice to see a 20+ minute song featured on the new album, just like on TDWOT and Odyssey.