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Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Jax, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. Jax

    Jax Forum Goddess

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    I have a few friends at work who are intrigued with my 'other job' & want to hear this band that I never shut up about (especially after this weekend!), so I told them I'd put together a sampler for them. I have some ideas for what songs I want to include, & I thought it'd be fun to ask ya'll too..so now that we have another whole cd worth of music to include, what songs would you put on a SymX sampler?

    You can have two regular 80 minute cd-rs, burned as audio not mp3..let's hear what your ideal two disc sampler would be. :)
     
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous L'Étranger

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    Through the Looking Glass, looped, both discs.
     
  3. †Russel Allen†®

    †Russel Allen†® The King of Terrors

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    1 - The Eyes of Medusa
    2 - Divine Wings of Tragedy
    3 - Set The World on Fire (The Lie of Lies)
    4 - The Relic
    5 - Through the Looking Glass
    6 - Evolution
    7 - Egypt
    8 - Communion and The Oracle
    9 - Masquerade '98
    10 - The Edge of Forever

    (is it the CD full already? :D)
     
  4. rockmanxpr

    rockmanxpr High Speed Samurai

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    Disc one: The whole New Mytholgy suite
    Disc two:
    Smoke and Mirrors
    Eyes of Medusa
    Sins and Shadows
    Accolade 1
    Accolade 2
    Awakenings
    Damnation Game
    Oculus ex Inferni
    Set the World on Fire
     
  5. Beelzebub

    Beelzebub Member

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    Not too sure how long this is, but in no particular order:

    Divine Wings
    Rediscovery
    Paradise Lost
    Winter's Dream
    Walls of Babylon
    Accolade 1 & 2
    King of Terrors
    Edge of Forever
    Through The Looking Glass
    Eyes of Medusa
    Whispers
    Domination
    Egypt
    Orion The Hunter
    Candlelight Fantasia
    Fallen
     
  6. Helios

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    Oculus ex Inferni
    Set the world on fire
    Paradise Lost
    Inferno
    The Bird-Serpent War
    On the Breath of Poseidon
    Egypt
    The Death Of Balance
    Smoke And Mirrors
    Of sins and shadows
    Sea of Lies
    Out of the ashes
    Accolade 1
    Accolade 2
    Masquerade '98
    The Damnation Game
    The Edge Of Forever

    In my opinion that would be a good cd to introduce someone to SX (if it isn' t too big :rofl:). Divine Wings is too difficult to listen the first times...
     
  7. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    Disk 1:

    Oculus Ex Inferni
    Set the World on Fire
    Paradise Lost
    Walls of Babylon
    The Sacrifice
    Inferno
    Incantations of the Apprentice
    King of Terrors
    The Turning
    Fallen
    Egypt
    The Death of Balence/Lacrymosa
    Of Sins and Shadows
    Out of the Ashes
    Smoke and Mirrors
    Damnation Game

    Disk 2:

    Revelation
    The Odyssey
    Rediscovery Pts. 1 + 2
    Through the Looking Glass
    The Divine Wings of Tragedy
    Accolade 1
    Accolade 2
     
  8. PrgrsveMetalnChains

    PrgrsveMetalnChains Vocal Prince

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    For just one disc of 80 minutes I would say....

    Set the World on Fire (Apparently everyone's new "commercially" favorite; it's a good opener)
    Inferno (The riffage in this one will get people pumped)
    The Eyes of Medusa (An older song; hard and melodic)
    Fallen (Better than Evolution IMO; but one of the two would fit)
    Of Sins and Shadows (People seem to like it alot; a well rounded song)
    Paradise Lost (This will send them straight to Heaven)
    The Walls of Babylon (Russell's Halford-like vocals in the pre-chorus will make them all cream...trust me, it happens)
    Lady of the Snow (A really good, under appreciated song; it'll give them a break from the metalness)
    The Accolade (If you wish to continue the softness, this would be perfect I think; a great song)
    The King of Terrors (A damn good song, very catchy, very likeable...and heavy)
    The Odyssey (This all depends on who's receiving the CD. Many people can't swallow the idea of a near-25 minute song...but if the song is good enough, which obviously it is, they might think this is an absolute masterpiece)

    With the addition and/or deletion of one or two to keep it within the given time, I'd say this isn't too bad. Pretty well rounded with old and new stuff on it.
     
  9. Kattana

    Kattana Rick 'n roll

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    i don't know...


    1)Damnation Game
    2)Smoke and Mirrors
    3)set the world on fire
    4)domination
    5)walls of babylon
    6)of sins and shadows
    7)sea of lies
    8)out of the ashes
    9)accolade
    10)accolade 2


    those are pretty much just my favourites :lol:
     
  10. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    Alright this is the perfect "first time listen" playlist.

    Disc 1
    1. The Walls of Babylon 8:16 (not their best song, but a fucken excellent opener if you ask me!)
    2. Transcendence 0:38 (since TWoB is a fadeout track this sets the mood perfectly for the next song.)
    3. Rediscovery (Part II) - The New Mythology 11:57 (if you're any good at editing, make it so that it goes smoothly from Transcendence into this. it's a prefect combination. really. just listen to it )
    4. Egypt 7:05 (awesome track that has the perfect intro to "break away" from the previous 12-minute song. also, the piano outro makes for an excellent start for the next song.)
    5. Paradise Lost 6:32 (it's gay with all the fadeout outros on Paradise Lost, but they're great when making mixed albums, because you can basically mix in any song following one of these)
    6. Of Sins and Shadows 4:58 (just a great heavier song sandwiched between some softies)
    7. The Accolade 9:51 (because)
    8. The Serpent's Kiss 5:03 (again, just to separate soft and heavy with a good track. also it'd be nice with some more Paradise Lost if they'll ever see them live)
    9. The Accolade II 7:05 (because)
    10. Lady of the Snow 7:07 (soft)
    11. Wicked 5:32 (heavy)

    ~80 minutes, cba counting but it's not more at least.

    Disc 2

    1. Revelation (Divus Pennae ex Tragoedia) 9:17
    2. The Divine Wings of Tradgedy 20:42
    3. Through the Looking Glass 13:05
    4. The Odyssey 24:07

    less than 80 minutes aswell
     
  11. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    or just do as someone above suggested for one disc.. just put V on it :D it's the best symphony x they can hear.
     
  12. greenaxer

    greenaxer Knight of the Templar

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    Disc 1:
    1. Prelude
    2. Evolution
    3. Of Sins and Shadows
    4. Domination
    5. Communion and the Oracle
    6. King of Terrors
    7. Smoke and Mirrors
    8. Accolade I
    9. Accolade II
    10. Awakenings
    11. Lady of the Snow
    12. The Walls of Babylon

    Disc 2:
    1. Through the Looking Glass
    2. Rediscovery pt. 1
    3. Rediscovery pt. 2
    4. Divine Wings of Tragedy
    5. The Odyssey
     
  13. Anonymous

    Anonymous L'Étranger

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    Actually, my 2-disc compilation of favorites already exists. It's called Live on The Edge of Forever.

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  14. Accolade2289

    Accolade2289 New Metal Member

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    I agree, great 1st disk, which will likely get them hooked, and with time they could listen to the 2nd disk. If you are not used to prog, the 2nd disc would be terrible, because its too much for someone to handle. The first disc is a great intro for the 2nd one. You can't go from listening to Metallica, Pantera, and Slayer to the Odyssey, it just doesn't work like that. Inferno is what got me hooked to Symphony X.
     
  15. Sabin17

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    NO MATTER WHAT, Communion and the Oracle is a MUST for a sample disc.
     
  16. progmetaldan

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    Disc 1:

    Oculus Ex Inferni
    Set The World On Fire
    Paradise Lost
    The Odyssey
    Evolution
    Fallen
    Communion And The Oracle
    Bird-Serpent War / Cataclysm
    Egypt
    Death Of Balance / Lacrymosa
    Absence Of Light
    Fool's Paradise
    Rediscovery Pt 2

    Disc 2:

    Smoke And Mirrors
    Through The Looking Glass
    Sea Of Lies
    The Accolade
    The Divine Wings Of Tragedy
    Candlelight Fantasia
    The Damnation Game
    Dressed To Kill
    The Edge Of Forever

    V is definately the best overall mix of Symphony X though, just that album in it's entirety would suffice.
     
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    CD 1
    For catch factor because most people aren't going to try and get into songs

    Accolade 2
    Sea of Lies
    Accolade 1
    Church of the Machine
    Fallen
    Out of the Ashes
    Candlelight Fantasia
    Awakenings
    In the Dragon's Den
    Of Sins and Shadows
    Set the World on Fire
    Eve of Seduction
    Paradise Lost
    maybe even Serpents Kiss
     
  18. Detective Clarence Beauregard

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    Walls of Babylon would be a great first track.
     
  19. Rocksister

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    Haven't been any posts here in months, but I'm putting in my ten cents worth anyway. I am not looking at times to fit into CD's, don't have them here. These are the songs that have "grabbers" at the start that make me want to keep listening:

    Fallen (first one I heard, still my favorite)
    Wicked (that drawn-out singing style slays me here)
    Eve of Seduction
    Paradise Lost
    Candlelight Fantasia (just too surprising and different to exclude)
    Serpent's Kiss (mainly for that smoking guitar solo; OMG)
    Domination
    Revelation (so original, unexpected hooks and riffs)
    The Odyssey (got to have this one)
     
  20. naboo

    naboo Just Ask The Axis

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    1. Occulus/Set the World on Fire (it's just a great opening... for concerts too)
    2. Serpent's Kiss (it's catchy, do these people listen to metal? I'm assuming no, so this would probably be good)
    3. Egypt (a sample of their epic nature)
    4. Sea of Lies (gotta have some classics)
    5. Fallen or Evolution (a good rocker or two)
    6. Accolade II (it's amazing and a little more accessible than the 1st)
    7. Inferno (gotta have one more ass-kicker)
    8. Through the Looking Glass (need I say more?)
    9. Odyssey (though you may want to put this at the beginning to blow their mind from the start, you HAVE to have this one the CD)

    I did the one disc format, but I think this would give a great overview.


    EDIT: ACTUALLY!!!! I'd go with Phanto's list. Good stuff.

    EDIT PART DEUX: FUCK!!! I just realized this was almost a year old. Oh well...
     

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