Hmm... V: The New Mythology Suite >Rediscovery Prt II >Evolution >The Communion and the Oracle The Odyssey >The Odyssey >Awakenings >Accolade II The Divine Wings of Tragedy >The Divine Wings of Tragedy >The Accolade >Candlelight Fantasia Paradise Lost >Domination >Paradise Lost >Walls of Babylon Twilight In Olympus >Through the Looking Glass >Church of the Machine >Lady of the Snow Just for shits and giggles I'll list the entire list ------------------------------------------- Damnation Game >Damnation Game >The Edge of Forever >Winters Dream Prt II Iconoclast >Reign in Madness >Heretic >Electric Messiah Symphony X >Masquerade >Shades of Grey >Absinthe and Rue @ TRAPSMASTER: They are still progressive metal, but lean way more to the power metal side. As for the lyrics, most people will tell you its not the cheesy part of them. but rather the lack of trying. Paradise Lost wasn't nearly as bad as Iconoclast in that sense. Take Bastards of the Machine as an example, "flip the switch you son of a bitch" ??? "The bastards...of the machine...The bastards...of the machine..." Its just lacking in creativity, or any type of feeling. Which makes it sound, empty and stupid. And as for the 'elitist' on here, or any great musician on this forums will say. That the music is no where near as cleverly written, or as difficult to play. I personnally enjoy both the albums. And in some ways they bring Symphony X to new HIGHS. But on many others aspects, they flop on what made Symphony X...Well Symphony X to begin with! So this is why alot of people give the albums grief. Especially when it took Symphony X almost 10 years to write both Paradise Lost and Iconoclast. Meanwhile you have three of their greatist albums released within a six year time frame. 1997 - Divine Wings of Tragedy / 2000 - V: The New Mythology Suite / 2002 - The Odyssey. So alot of the fans, fell onto this metaphorical roller coaster that was going up, and up. But than just stopped, or dropped with an anticlimactic 2 foot drop. Which they call Paradise Lost, followed by Iconoclast. Personnally, myself I enjoy both albums, and don't think they are bad. But they are NO V, Odyssey, DwOT!