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Into Eternity

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by SpiritCrusherX, May 22, 2004.

  1. SpiritCrusherX

    SpiritCrusherX ManBearPig

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    Ok, this band is ridiculous. Wow. Half prog, half melodic death metal. The axework is nothing short of ridiculous, and don't even get me started on the vocal arrangements. This band is truly one of the most unique in metal today. What does everyone else think?

    NP: Into Eternity - Embraced By Desolation
     
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    Demonspell cheating the polygraph

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    Excellent band, one that finds a perfect balance between technicality, aggression, and melodic instincts. Buried In Oblivion shreds from start to finish, an album that will alternately having you marveling at the precision of the arrangements and headbanging like a madman.
     
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    The Metal Chick In the Dragon's Den

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    I can't stop listening to that cd. It's so great. I can't wait to see how their live performance is.
     
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    theodyssey Best Album of the Year

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    I thought they were boring as hell. Am I the only one in the world who does not like them?
     
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    Dieblo The L O N G E S T member

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    I ordered Cynic (focus), Pestilence (Spheres), and MARTYR (warp zone) from century media and received like 6 extra promos and one of them has the song Isolation, and I think is awesome, this is a must for somebody into agressive prog metal.

    As far as the other bands I'm starting to worship Martyr, this album is such a masterpiece, and I'm getting into Focus, although I find the robot-like vocals hard to get into.
     
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    Are they at all similar to Opeth?
     
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    Ultimate_Symphony Rusted Angel

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    They are great indeed. I've been listening to their latest album constantly these past few weeks.

    No.
     
  8. SpiritCrusherX

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    My thoughts EXACTLY. Hah, your location is a black sea of agony. Nice. Great song.
     
  9. SpiritCrusherX

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    Same here, I've listened to it almost every day since I got it.

    NP: Evergrey - More Than Ever
     
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    Another thing that I noticed about Into Eternity is the very dark and depressing song titles.

    Spiraling Into Depression
    Beginning Of The End
    Embraced By Desolation
    Dead Or Dreaming
    Black Sea Of Agony
    Buried In Oblivion
    Shallow
    Unholy (Fields Of The Dead)

    Crazy shit.
     
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    Greenwater_Pond Role model of males 18-49

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    I interviewed Tim roth in february, cool guys, and awesome band. I heard them on the BW & BK knuckletracks CD about a year ago now, so proves that type of thing can work
     
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    definately one of the best things to come out this year
     
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    v01c354nd51gn5 Awakenings

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    thank you. its good and all, but theres something missing. i'll tell ya whats missing, keyboards. they really have sum'm goin on, but its the slightest bit dull-sounding. i'd bet they are an awesome live band, but especially after listening to as much prog and melodic black metal with keyboards, into eternity just doesnt do the trick. boring as hell? not really. but they're definately not at the top of my *gotta get their cds right now* list, either. just IMO. dont everyone freak out.
     
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    Well, there are keyboards on the slower songs, but I don't think it would be appropriate on their more aggressive songs, the dual guitar lines and frenetic drumming wouldn't leave any room for them.
     
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    I absolutely love this band. It's like Nevermore + Death + Dream Theater (three of my favorite bands :D). They get better with each disc too. I had been a huge fan of Dead or Dreaming since I first heard it, and I was originally unsure their next disc would top that, but it certainly did. I hear they are killer live, so I look forward to Progpower! I'd love to drink a beer with these guys. They seem really cool.
     
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    ProgMetalFan In the attic

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    "Buried in Oblivion" is probably the best album of the year. It is forward-thinking, genre-smashing and just plain good. It's technical as all hell, but the strength is in the songwriting. These are just 10 great songs. The mind-boggling musical wizadry yields seemlessly to moments of transcendent bliss and unforgettable melodies. There are no rules for Into Eternity, they similar put their all into producing some of the best metal music available. And their secret weapon is their vocal arrangements. Few metal bands take their vocal arrangements to the next level like Into Eternity does... in this way... they have a similarity to Pain of Salvation (though the music sounds nothing like Pain of Salvation). Perhaps "Buried In Oblivion" is 'half death metal', but it is all prog metal. Anyone who considers him/herself a lover of progressive metal should putside his/her perceptions of what progressive metal should be ("it needs keyboards", "it doesn't sound like Symphony X", etc) and just let the music take you on an unforgettable journey.
     
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    Very well said man.
     
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    shaq Demon of the Fall

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    Buried in Oblivion will easily be among my top albums of this year, I still can't stop listening to it.
     
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    No, you're not alone! I listened to them, and I don't see what the big deal is, either.
     
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    theodyssey Best Album of the Year

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    cool. it isn't that they are bad really, just i don't understand why everyone is creaming their panties over this band. Nothing special, i say.
     

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