Hey gang, Hope everyone has been enjoying the new album (I've read most of the feedback from everyone). Personally, I think it kicks ass and is a finely balanced brew of Paradise Lost and Iconoclast, with touches of V in there for good measure. Definitely in the running for one of my top albums of the year. I am also finding little nuances the more I listen, which is always cool to have an album "continue to deliver" in that way! Announcement (and concerns): The negativity by some of the users on this forum. I was pretty much asked to close this forum due to the negativity of a handful of users, I won't name names. I had already banned and/or warned a couple about their posts in recent months. I asked that Jax and the band let me have some hands-on with the forum and to please keep it open. I enjoy having them here, and they are one of my favorite bands. A lot of the old school TEoF users (both long time fans AND friends) don't even bother to come here any more due to the newer generation of fans posting here and constantly spewing negativity vs. anything really constructive. That sucks. I can't tell you how many killer bands and good conversations I have had as a result of people from the early SymX days. Quite frankly, I miss it! Being able to express an opinion is one thing, but doing so in a "holier than thou" way or completely disregarding other people's opinion to make sure and push yours, that's not ok. Also, there's ways to express an opinion without being so insulting/venomous. Please do keep in mind, that this is the band's forum. So that said, I have cleaned up a little bit, but I am urging you all to, not censor yourself, but be selective on how much you go about dissing the band. I mean, we're all here for a reason, which for most of us is to show our support and love of Symphony X. If that's not one of, if not THE, main reason you are here - you probably won't last much longer here (or any other forum on this site). Any questions, feel free to post here. Any lurkers (long time TEoF folk or otherwise), if I am hitting the nail on the head, please speak up! Thanks gang!