Symphony X

Info about Symphony X
Country United States
Added By Mike
14 years ago
Base Genre
1994-2015 Metal
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http://www.myspace.com/officialsymphonyx
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8.5 x10
Technical Neo Prog Power Metal/Hard Rock
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24 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, one user rates it lower. 21 users think it is prog, one user thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 87 studio tracks by Symphony X.
Track durations range from 38s to 24m 14s, averaging at 6m 10s with a standard deviation of 3m 27s.
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Comment by O666 3 years ago
Symphony XListen - Underworld 2015
9.0
Neo Classical Technical Prog Metal
After 2 disappointed album (IMO) now they released one of their great albums. I'm not a Prog Metal fan but I listened to this album from start to end and enjoy.
Review by Time_Signature 8 years ago <Permalink>
Symphony XListen - Iconoclast 2011
9.0
Epic Prog Power Metal
Okay, let's make no buts about it. If you are into Symphony X's grandiose and epic, but at the same time progressive and incredibly groovy, power metal, then you are in for a treat. The band carry on where they left of on 2007's "Paradise Lost", and that's fine by me because I think that was one of the best metal releases of that year.

There are goodies for both progressive metal fans and power metal fans on this album. Power metal fans can look forward to epic, melodic and catchy choruses as well as grandiose atmospheres with symphonic elements and all that stuff. And power metal fans can look forward to odd time signatures, complex guitar riffage and at time unconventional song structures. And, on top of that you can add Symphony X's trademark awesomely groovy guitar riffs, which might also be of interest to fans of Pantera-pioneered groove metal.

The band's vocalist, Russell Allen belongs to the group of power metal vocalists whose voices are more raw and potent than the typical European power metal vocalists and his awesome singing can be compared to that of rock and metal icons like Ronnie ... -> show full review
Review by Time_Signature 10 years ago <Permalink>
Symphony XListen - Paradise Lost 2007
9.5
Prog Power Metal
This album features Symphony Xs Dream Theater meets Pantera meets Dio meets Dragon Force style of power metal and kicks ass from beginning to end with its combination of in-yer-face guitar riffs, complex melodic figures, odd time signatures, double bass drum power metal drums, Dio-esque vocals and symphonic keyboards. Any power metal fan should enjoy this album!
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Review by PowerWyrm 11 years ago <Permalink>
Symphony XListen - V: The New Mythology Suite 2001
9.8
Symphonic Prog Power Metal
Nothing much to say... I was blown away at the first listen. Songs mix orchestral power metal with symphonic prog metal, and the classical interludes really blend very well with the more aggressive songs. The vocals are amazing... sometimes really strong on the power parts, sometimes really melodic on the mellow parts. A must have in any music collection...
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Review by Mike 14 years ago <Permalink>
Symphony XListen - The Odyssey 2002
9.2
Technical Prog Thrash Metal
This is a really excellent metal album. The discussion about it being inferior to V or Divine Wings reminds me of the Dream Theater: Train Of Thought discussions. The albums are quite similar in their effects on fans and critics.

I think that while it is not as good as V or Divine Wings, The Odyssey is slightly better than Twilight in Olympus. There are no weak tracks, but apparently some are more prog and some more metal. The
epic, Awakenings and Accolade II are standout prog tracks, ALL of the other tracks are wonderful (power) metal songs.

The band is playing very tight, and - again very much like Train Of Thought - the keyboards not very prominent ... but they're there, it all blends nicely into a power metal onslaught, culminating in a symphonic epic (sadly, the classical instruments are samples).

The limited edition also features the older track Masquerade as a bonus, re-recorded with Russell Allen vocals and a nice symphonic intro.
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V: The New Mythology Suite 2001
 #1

9.1 x12
Epic Neo Classical Prog Power Metal
The Odyssey 2002
 #2

8.3 x15
Symphonic Technical Prog Power Metal
The Divine Wings Of Tragedy 1999
 #3

8.8 x10
Technical Neo Classical Prog Power Metal
Paradise Lost 2007
 #4

8.2 x13
Technical Prog Power Metal
Iconoclast 2011
 #5

8.4 x8
Epic Prog Power Metal
Twilight In Olympus 1998
 #6

8.3 x7
Technical Neo Classical Prog Power Metal/Hard Rock
Underworld 2015
 #7

8.8 x4
Neo Classical Technical Prog Metal
The Damnation Game 1995
 #8

8.5 x5
Technical Neo Prog Power Metal
Symphony X 1994
 #9

8.4 x5
Technical Neo Prog Power Metal
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Underworld 2015
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Heavy Prog Metal
Underworld 2015
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Heavy Prog Metal
Underworld 2015
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Heavy Prog Metal
Underworld 2015
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Heavy Prog Metal
Underworld 2015
 3 years ago
Mike
8.9
Prog Metal
Underworld 2015
 3 years ago
Mike
8.9
Prog Metal
Underworld 2015
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Heavy Prog Metal
Underworld 2015
 3 years ago
Mike
8.9
Prog Metal
Iconoclast 2011
 5 years ago
rushfan4
6.5
Non-Prog Power Metal
Paradise Lost 2007
 5 years ago
rushfan4
7.7
Prog Power Metal
The Odyssey 2002
 5 years ago
rushfan4
8.3
Symphonic Prog Power Metal
Live On The Edge Of Forever 2001, Live
 5 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Symphonic Prog Power Metal
V: The New Mythology Suite 2001
 5 years ago
rushfan4
9.7
Epic Prog Power Metal
The Divine Wings Of Tragedy 1999
 5 years ago
rushfan4
8.2
Symphonic Prog Power Metal
Twilight In Olympus 1998
 5 years ago
rushfan4
8.2
Symphonic Neo Classical Prog Power Metal
The Damnation Game 1995
 5 years ago
rushfan4
8.6
Symphonic Neo Prog Power Metal
Symphony X 1994
 5 years ago
rushfan4
7.9
Prog Metal
V: The New Mythology Suite 2001
 5 years ago
Mike
9.7
Technical Neo Classical Prog Power Metal
Paradise Lost 2007
 6 years ago
Mike
9.3
Technical Prog Power Metal
Iconoclast 2011
 6 years ago
Mike
9.0
Epic Prog Metal