I agree I have yet to dislike any symphony x song. And this album changes nothing. Though I voted for "when all is lost"... I really really like "lords of chaos" "iconoclast" and "end of innocence"... To be honest with you I don't understand all the hate. Just about every song on this album is classic symphony x I'm the style of damnation game, or just about half the songs on the odyssey. Its easily better than paradise lost. Sure Allen should actually sing, but I mean they are singing about an angry topic. You can't get across aggression by singing like rainbows and kittens. I find myself Enjoying it more than paradise lost easily. Pl was to powery and had no old x influence. Iconoclast is oozing with x influence. And the comments about sounding like other bands, give me a break they have not sounding so much like themselves in nearly 10 years... For what it's worth, they're just trying to appeal to everyone, give them a chance. You can't make everyone happy all the time. People should stop dwelling on another v and look to the future. I'm sure they'll right another concept monster, they've said they want too. So just enjoy the train ride untill we get there.