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New Symphony X album Underworld in July!!!!

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

  1. spag

    spag I am a leaf on the wind

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    Yeah, lyrically I think it's on the cheesy side, but overall execution is fantastic. Romeo is blazing on this, and RA sounds great. I'm one of those that had been hoping for a little less angry Russ. It's not that I hate angry Russel, but he sounds so good with clean vocals.

    I don't know how far up the Sym-X chart it will go for me. At least on the first listen, I don't think it's going to displace the classic albums, but maybe jump ahead of the last couple. We'll see.
     
  2. Liquid Tension

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    What are the other two albums???

    I did like the new Symhony X better than expected and the two singles are currently my least favorite...
     
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    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    Between the Buried and Me - Coma Ecliptic and Andy Hauck - Westerly.
     
  4. Purveyor Of Evil

    Purveyor Of Evil Heavy Metal, INC.

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    I'm picking Underworld up today. I just hope they didn't turn into Sissy X.
     
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    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    There are a couple softer tracks, but by and large there's no evidence of sissyism on the disc.
     
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    lane_miller Space Ghost

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    And I remember the Purveyor rocking out to the Diablo Swing Orchestra!
     
  7. Bear

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    Actually there are blast beats on this album, some would say a little thrash too!!!

    Bear
     
  8. Purveyor Of Evil

    Purveyor Of Evil Heavy Metal, INC.

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    Well played.
     
  9. Purveyor Of Evil

    Purveyor Of Evil Heavy Metal, INC.

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    As I said earlier, I picked up Underworld and checked it out. It's okay, but not even close in any way to the mastery that is Iconoclast.
     
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    To each their own. I was not fond of Iconoclast nor Paradise Lost. I personally liked "V" a little more than "The Odyssey", which I liked a little more than "Paradise Lost", which I liked more than...etc

    The new one gives me hope...
     
  11. Liquid Tension

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    I never heard of Hauck...

    Thanks!
     
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    Great band!!
     
  13. lane_miller

    lane_miller Space Ghost

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    DSO is a great band. Smiled my ass off the whole way through there performance at PP.
     
  14. Mardoch

    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    His album is interesting. It's like metal and western rock in a blender with a lot of self-deprecating humor (and plenty of technicality and chops). I love it quite a lot.

    https://andyhauck.bandcamp.com/album/westerly (in particular Pantry Splits is awesome)
     
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    I agree with your description and I'm enjoying this one a lot also...

    Thanks for the recommendation!
     
  16. Purveyor Of Evil

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    The Mythology suite is what turned me off SX. A horrible, punchless album and not to mention intensely boring. I didn't care much for The Odyssey, either. Paradise Lost brought me back and Iconoclast made me love them. Iconoclast is now a desert island album for me.
     
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    For me I disagree, it is right on par with Iconoclast which I love, its taken about 6 listens to get into the understanding of the music and lyrics and I freaking love it! I also can't get some of Russ' vocals out of my head, his vocal performance on this album has gone up as compared to Iconoclast. I keep catching myself singing Kiss of Fire!!!!!! I love CHron and Hell and Back as well, great album!!!!

    Bear
     
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    Wow, V is a classic, awesome album, I could not disagree with you more. Saying Egypt, Evolution, Fallen, Death of Balance, The Bird Serpent war ect is boring and punchless is beyond confounding to me.

    Bear
     
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    The Rush comparison is crazy...

    Maybe if Kansas was a metal band...
     

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