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Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by theodyssey, May 4, 2003.

  1. Wander

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    Which songs you don't quite get on the new one, may I ask?
     
  2. Kenneth R.

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    You're crazy.

    I also pre-ordered. It owns, definitely a candidate for album of the year.
     
  3. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    Dammit, Ken, "We're Here" is a gem! I will pick up the new one when it appears on LaserCD.
     
  4. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    Almost every song on Weather Systems builds up progressively and like every 2nd song has an omg climax.
    Every individual song is not only better than any song on WHBWH (which I didn't find to be very good besides the song 'Everything'), but the album kind of works like a concept album in its structure. Perfect blend of songs.
    The only weak part is the talky part of the last song.
     
  5. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    Stop. You're making me wet.
     
  6. Kenneth R.

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    And the talky part works too. It sets the mood. It kind of punches you in the face. But it doesn't work so well if you're a "flip to track X" kind of listener.
     
  7. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    Which I am not!
     
  8. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    Okay so with Anathema, In Mourning and now maybe Wintersun, 2012 is shaping up to be a pretty fine year.
     
  9. Wander

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    Also a new Ihsahn, an another Devin release... I heard that stuff like new Tool, Neurosis, Arcturus, Scott Walker (!) are possibly coming too.

    But I won't believe anything about that Wintersun album anymore until I actually hear it.:lol:
     
  10. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    Yeah I know that's why I wrote "maybe Wintersun" ;)
    I won't believe anything they write 100% until it's actually out.

    New Ihsahn sounds exciting too, the last one was really unique. I forgot about Devin. Arcturus, though? They re-united? I forgot.
     
  11. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

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    I still haven't picked up the new Dark Suns or Alias Eye!
    I will soon have to add Anathema and Storm Corrosion to the list!

    I am so caught up on the purchase of my car that I left music on the back burner. Not cool.
     
  12. Wander

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    I listened to this new debut album by a band called Dissona. Good stufff. This'll be a good year I think.
     
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    Guess I'll also need to check that Anathema.

    Anyone had a chance to listen to the new OSI yet? I think overall it's not that good of an album, but there's some cool songs here and there, like Guards. I'm really liking the groove on that one. Although some of the songs, like the last one, seem to be plain boring. Basically it's just as I expected.
     
  14. Kenneth R.

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    I checked out the OSI.

    Conspiracy theorists: Eluveitie & OSI's 2012 albums both feature monochrome, mendala artwork and interesting song titles. They are both also crazy letdowns. Coincidence?
     
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    Eh, it's better than Blood. Although, "For Nothing" is probably the worst song they've ever recorded and the album is a little too short. Other than that, I think it's great. They definitely didn't break any new ground, but it's OSI sounding like OSI. I can always go for more of that.
     
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    Listening to OSI. It's decent, but... pretty boring. Feels unenthusiastic. Kevin Moore sounds bored when he sings.
     
  17. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

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    I'm planning on ordering some CDs from here:

    http://synphonic.8m.com/country/prog-met.htm

    The more I take, the more I save on shipping (sorta), so I want to know if anybody recognizes any "must-haves" in the list that I should check out. I will research any recommendations, so please provide!
     
  18. Wander

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    Depends on what you already have, doesn't it? I don't think I recognize any bands there you wouldn't already know about.
     
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    ^--- Yeah, what he said. There's a lot of great stuff there but it seems pointless list anything when you probably already know about it.

    That being said, definitely check out The Towers of Avarice if you aren't familiar with Zero Hour yet, it's great stuff.
     
  20. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    Hmmm... I didn't think about the fact that I own a bunch of the stuff already. You may consider this a small oversight...

    I've checked out ZH before, but I've never been a fan. I keep hearing that the Towers album is their best, so I may give that one another peak.
     

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