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Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by metalxmetalx, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Sauna

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    Yeah, that song is alright. However, I agree with Phanto about the band name sucking, especially since DGM apparently stands for the first names of the founding members, none of whom are in the band anymore. :lol:
     
  2. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    That DGM song is fuckin laaaaaaaame...
     
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    lol sooooo lame
     
  4. Prismatic Sphere

    Prismatic Sphere We Carouse

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    That song is pretty lame, yes.

    And to whoever hated on Sieges Even above, "A Sense Of Change" is probably one of a half-handful of albums I would rate 100/100.
     
  5. metalxmetalx

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    It doesn't matter if it is complex, simple, fast, slow or mainstream music. As a Brazilian conductor once said: “There is Wagner with his huge orchestra and heavy music and then there is Érik Satie with his light piano music, and both of them are good.”



     
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    That DGM song is far from terrible, but something about it just isn't my cup of tea.
     
  7. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQbBT3Dn-nI&list=PL82DBB016575D0FB2[/ame]

    One of my favourite albums of 2011 that I just picked up.
    It's definitely unique. Love it.
    This is the first album I've ever heard with accordion as a main instrument. Win.

    Vocals in this song are intentionally behind time and slightly flat; it's not because he sucks, IMO. (I quite like him).

    Which reminds me! In regards to the convo on the last page:
    I prefer accuracy and skill overall, but with personal touches and humanistic elements. Solo in Windowpane is by far more interesting to me than a shred fest.

    Post #666 in this thread :p
     
  8. Kenneth R.

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    For post 666, you shoulda written somethin epic
     
  9. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    I only realized afterward :(
     
  10. metalxmetalx

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    Vade retro! :lol: :lol:
     
  11. Kenneth R.

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    And both of those examples are heads above the tech metal crap I've heard. Even the experiments and exercises of those composers far surpasses, because they understood that part of the equation is melody. Part of it is narrative. And part of it is technical ability.

    In contemporary metal, it seems that these things often get separated by different groups and subgenres to detriment. As they say, if I must choose one for a desert island, technical ability would NOT be my choice. It'd be like listening to the output of a computer modem.
     
  12. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    I always danced a jigg in my chair when my modem was dialing.
     
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    That dial up sound from the 90's = classic shit :headbang:

     
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    I think Symphony X fans can appreciate this band. Occasionally cheesy, but technically impressive power metal with classical influences



    A brilliant fugue:


    On a concept album about Macbeth:


     
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    I wouldn't call IQ my favourite band by a long shot, but since this thread is not entirely about that anymore, check IQ - The Wake. That album has really grown on me.
     
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    talking about great english neo prog,check Big big train's "English electric part 2"
    featuring Nik d 'Virgilio, absolutely great if you like early genesis ("Trespass"),a must as it was part 1
     
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    Subterranea & The Seventh House are also excellent.
     
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    I'd rather say "more than excellent" along with "Dark matter",the only problem now is what they will do about a new album without Martin Orford.To me "Subterranea "is the best concept of 90's era as "Operation mindcrime" was for the 80's,glad to see them more than once,also at 20th anniversary when they played "Last human gateway" .
     
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    What do you blokes think of John Macaluso as a replacement for Jason Rullo on the South American tour?
     
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    Haven't heard a lot of his stuff but he was awesome on the second Ark album at least. He'll do fine.
     

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