I prefer Accolade II to the original (except for that polymetric part near the end with all the overlapping parts, which beats anything in Accolade II). However, the original has an innocent charm that the sequel lacks. Still, I feel that Accolade II is simply a more well-written and fluid song. Orion is a great song, but I think its solo section drags on for too long without ever changing keys or rhythms, which is odd for Symphony X. But it does have that sweet organ part in there. Also, does anyone else hear how the post-chorus sections of Orion sound like parts of Prometheus?