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Top 5 prog metal albums

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Postulate, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. JPM73

    JPM73 Progger \m/

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    Symphony X: V
    Dream Theater: Awake
    Darkwater: Calling the Earth to Witness
    Circus Maximus: The 1st Chapter
    Sieges Even: Navigating...

    ALSO Seventh Wonder, Suspyre, Vanden plas, Evergrey, Zero Hour, Fate's Warning, Queensryche... ( so many great to choose from!) :loco:
     
  2. Yain

    Yain New Metal Member

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    I dont listen to many prog metal bands, but for me it would probably be something like this

    1. Dream Theater - Awake
    2. Symphony X - Symphony X
    3. IQ - Ever
    4. IQ - Nomzamo
    5. Dream Theater - When Dream and day Unite

    My bad mates if IQ isnt considered prog metal.
     
  3. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    doesn't matter. IQ is considered awesome.
     
  4. Islandstone

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    Symphony X - V
    Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime
    Opeth - Blackwater Park
    Dream Theater - Images and Words
    Circus Maximus - Isolate
     
  5. Yain

    Yain New Metal Member

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    Just curious, Ive heard V a couple times and its pretty good, but beyond that I did not find anything special about this album.....why do you like it so much mate?
     
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    V is seen as a perfect album by many people here. i'd probably include myself. it just has the perfect balance. in heaviness, softness, dynamics, etc. not one instrument shines throughout the album. it's truly a team effort. a BAND not one person.
     
  7. Kenneth R.

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    The only negative thing I can say about V is the album art could be better. Otherwise, solid all around album with good melodies, good arrangement, pacing, variety, concept.
     
  8. Yain

    Yain New Metal Member

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    Really? I found the large desert and mirror thing quite interesting in the album art. About the music itself.....it just sounded like usual symphony x to me, like Twilight in Olympus but more....complicated? Actually, Ive heard that much of the V album is actually the Twilight in Olympus song, just separated into multiple parts.....gotta admit I love that though =)
     
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    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    ^--- Yeah that's got to be one of the ugliest album covers of all time.
     
  11. Kenneth R.

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    great example too. artists: don't do this ^
     
  12. EyeballKid

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    And yet, if they'd just left those garbage sprite people off, it'd be cool:

    [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know, I still don't like it.
     
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    LavagesOfTime evangelist of Threshold

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    In no particular order:
    - Dream Theater "Images And Words"
    - Fates Warning "Inside Out"
    - Symphony X "V"
    - Threshold "Hypothetical"
    - Conception "Parallel Minds"
     
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    I'd like to add some Vanden plas work as "Christ0" or Crimson glory's "Transcendence"
     
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    hi guys, first time posting here, yay

    My two cents:
    Adagio - Archangels in Black (fav song in this album: "Undead")
    Myrath - Hope (every song could be favorite :kickass: )
    Nevermore - Obsidian Conspiracy (great album, fav song could be: The Obsidian Conspiracy, amazing riffs)
    Orden Ogan - To The End (check out the song "This World of Ice")

    And the top band for the last:
    Symphony X is my very favorite band of all time so it will be really hard to chose a fav album or song, but if I have to save just 1 CD I guess it will be the album "V" as well. But I will surely put The Odyssey CD into the "V" CD box so I cheat and save both.

    BTW, great sugestions in this thread. Keep'em comming!
     
  17. Sauna

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    Awesome band, but no way is that one their best album. Politics of Ecstasy and This Godless Endeavor are much better.
     
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    yeah, Is just that I like the Conspiracy one better. Those two you've mentioned are great albums too. I agree they are better ranked by most fans.
     
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    The Stormbringer www.Metal1.info

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    Nevermore was the worst live show I have EVER seen. Playing right after Symphony X and Psychotic Waltz didn't help either. Good thing they were the last band, so I didn't have to suffer through two hours of indistinguishable drone and instead left after three songs.
     
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    Good album, but no way it's better than Underworld.
     

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