This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

New Symphony X album Underworld in July!!!!

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by dtfanatic, May 18, 2015.

  1. Mardoch

    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    Messages:
    3,088
    Likes Received:
    173
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    I've often considered them Kansas: The Metal Years, only a bit crazier.
     
  2. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

    Joined:
    May 1, 2001
    Messages:
    14,208
    Likes Received:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    New Jersey
    I too am surprised. V is my favorite SX record.
     
  3. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2001
    Messages:
    7,727
    Likes Received:
    296
    Trophy Points:
    83


    I think it's safe to say that between this and other recent critiques, you just aren't much of a fan of warm & melodic prog.

    You're like the politest Manowar fan I know! :D
     
  4. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2001
    Messages:
    7,727
    Likes Received:
    296
    Trophy Points:
    83

    Even though we lost you to the darkness long ago, this brings back the warm fuzzies. It's like you remember that you were once among the rest of us sheep.

    +1 on V.
     
  5. dtfanatic

    dtfanatic Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    I just got mine today so I'll be listening soon. Count me in as liking V as well. Other than the first two and Twilight I'm a fan of all of them.
     
  6. Purveyor Of Evil

    Purveyor Of Evil Heavy Metal, INC.

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Messages:
    3,572
    Likes Received:
    47
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Hughestown, PA.
    You are right. Warm and proggy does nothing for me at all. Heavy and aggressive is where it's at. That is why Lane and I bust balls. All in fun of course. And, yes, I have been a huge Manowar fan since high school back in the 80's.
     
  7. Purveyor Of Evil

    Purveyor Of Evil Heavy Metal, INC.

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2003
    Messages:
    3,572
    Likes Received:
    47
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Hughestown, PA.
    Yep, I hate it.
     
  8. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

    Joined:
    May 1, 2001
    Messages:
    14,208
    Likes Received:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Right now, half my Top 10 would have the makings of a solid Friday night ProgPower XVII:

    Abnormal Thought Patterns - Altered States of Consciousness
    Ghost Ship Octavius - Ghost Ship Octavius
    Iris Divine - Karma Sown
    Iron Savior - Megatropolis 2.0
    Symphony X - Underworld

    The other half:

    Alustrium - A Tunnel to Eden
    Drudkh - A Furrow Cut Short
    Hackneyed - Inhabitants of Carcosa
    Locrian - Infinite Dissolution
    Sarin - Burial Dream

    Half the time I like being a sheep, half the time I enjoy a nice glass of sheep's blood. :devil:
     
  9. Bear

    Bear Got Shred??

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    Messages:
    3,732
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Everything else but Iron Savior is awesome to me. GSO is my ultimate surprise debut album of the last few years and Iris Divine is awesome!!!

    Cannot comment on Sheep's blood, does nothing for me....

    Bear
     
  10. Bear

    Bear Got Shred??

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    Messages:
    3,732
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Ahhh there we go, understood now. Never liked or been into Manowar, so yeah but there is not much warm and proggy (except a few power ballads here and there) about Symphony X in my opinion, they keep getting heavier and heavier.... This is why the world of metal rules, so many different channels, options, genres yadda yadda yadda.... :devil:

    Bear
     
  11. Metal66

    Metal66 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2005
    Messages:
    501
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Menomonee Falls, WI
    Listening to it right now, killer stuff indeed. I'll take any kind of SX I can get. END OF DISCUSSION!!!
     
  12. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

    Joined:
    May 1, 2001
    Messages:
    14,208
    Likes Received:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Have you given the new one a shot? I've never been a fan. But for some reason, the new disc is just a perfect blend of 90s power metal, some 80s metal sensibilities, and an awesome production.

    I was really hoping one of the two would get the spot vacated by Anubis Gate (whose cancellation truly bummed me out).

    We were doing shots of it in my room last year; you just don't remember. :loco:
     
  13. DustyV

    DustyV Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Wow, this new Symphony X has soooo much awesomeness in it!!! I didn't even care for the their last 2 cds, but I absolutely love this one, so they must be doing something different :)........I bought it as soon as I heard it on Spotify(like 10 minutes after).

    I'm hearing lots of different influences too. The pre-chorus and musical arrangement of Without you, reminds me of Redemption for some reason, when he sings, "I've come undone"..... I can't think of what song it is, but I keep having Redemption in my mind when I hear that part.

    Also, Russell sounds a bit like Jorn Lande on that song. In another song Russell reminds me of Damian Wilson...... A couple of the earlier tracks reminded me a bit of Testament.........The songs are very catchy and melodic and remain very heavy at times.... It's like they brought it all together in one package......... I would even say that this is teetering on "Masterpiece" for me anyway........and I very rarely use that word.
     
  14. Bear

    Bear Got Shred??

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    Messages:
    3,732
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Okay you know what, I have not listened to the new IS, I will try before I buy, so to speak...

    As am I, I was seriously looking forward to their set, maybe someday in the future?

    Oh shit, is that what that was, we need a freaking upgrade this year, i'll find something copperish tasting and a bit slathery with a bit more kick! :loco:

    Ha!!!

    Bear
     
  15. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

    Joined:
    May 1, 2001
    Messages:
    14,208
    Likes Received:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    New Jersey
    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  16. Palabra de Dios

    Palabra de Dios Heavy Metal Weatherman

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    2,965
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    St. Joseph, MO
    I have honestly not found any problem with any of the Symphony X albums. Russell has one of the best voices in metal, Michael Romeo is one of the best guitarists anywhere. I have my favorites, because The Odyssey was the first I heard from them, and still my favorite because I wore it completely out as a teenager newly discovering "real" metal. But going back and listening to Divine Wings, Damnation Game, and V, and Olympus, etc., just made me like them more.

    Interesting to see that the divide between fans is of the "warmer" sound, as Glenn said, of the band on V and the balls-out aggression on Paradise Lost. I like both. Let's all hug it out. I'll take a cup of Sheep's Blood as well.
     
  17. Justin G

    Justin G Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    5,170
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Northern VA
    I guess I'm alone here, but I'm not really loving this disc. Maybe it will grow on me, but two spins in and I can't really recall any specific songs.
     
  18. DustyV

    DustyV Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18

    Wow, that's surprising Justin. I think it's some of the more catchier and melodic songs that they've come up with me and I didn't like their last 2 cds at all........Even most of the reviews point out that the songs have more hooks and are catchier than of their recent past. ...
     
  19. Justin G

    Justin G Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    5,170
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Northern VA
    I thought Iconoclast was the best thing they have released, and was hoping for more along those lines.
     
  20. DustyV

    DustyV Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    18

    Yea, I think with this one they decided to bring something to the table for the fans of their older material. I definitely see more in common with Divine Wings of Tragedy, which is their signature masterpiece album and my favorite. I liked maybe one or two songs on Iconoclast. I was one of those that didn't care for the constant angry Russell singing. He has way too good of a voice for that... It does fit with some songs though, as Kiss of Fire is about as bad ass at they come......The riffage and vocals and catchy chorus in that song........WOW!
     

Share This Page