Symphony X

Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by Night Prowler, Aug 22, 2013.


What's your favorite Symphony X album?

  1. Symphony X

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  2. Damnation Game

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  3. The Divine Wings Of Tragedy

  4. Twilight In Olympus

  5. V - The New Mythology Suite

  6. The Odyssey

  7. Paradise Lost

  8. Iconoclast

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  1. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    Yeah, I found that weird too. He's at least 45.

    I found a FB post of Mike Orlando's girlfriend, apparently him and Russell are just "banged up, but ok".
  2. MrKnickerbocker

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    Russell is fine and apparently helped save a couple people from the wreckage before they sustained further injury. From his FB page:

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  3. Zare

    Zare sorry Zed

    Hey now, 45 is still young!
  4. MrKnickerbocker

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  5. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    Maybe this prompts them to actually start playing more early stuff live.
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  6. MrKnickerbocker

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    God, I hope so.

    Lepond also did an interview recently that said SX will start writing again this year.
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  7. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Cereal Litigator

    That would be fantastic. The 'Underworld' tour was the entire album plus a few token old songs in the encore. Sad!

    That would fit their schedule:

    The Odyssey 2002
    Paradise Lost 2007
    Iconoclast 2011
    Underworld 2015
    new album 2019?

    Then they could come back to the UK with a proper setlist.

    They could always re-record their early albums with Russell Allen's "tough guy" vocals.
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  8. MrKnickerbocker

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    Oh boy, I hope they release it at the same time as the re-recorded Iced Earth albums so I can not buy any of them!
  9. Detective Beauregard

    Detective Beauregard Independent as a hog on ice

    I'd love to hear Winter's Dream and Edge of Forever with Dehumanized vocals!

    Seriously though, about half of the tracks on their debut album should be completely re-recorded with Russell because they'd sound amazing.
  10. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Cereal Litigator

    The first album really is diabolical. I genuinely think that all of Symphony X's albums up to and including 'Iconoclast' are great albums and Symphony X got better with each album. The first album is terrible though and I often forget about it. 'Underworld' is not a bad album it's just OK and not particularly interesting.
  11. Detective Beauregard

    Detective Beauregard Independent as a hog on ice

    It's only lacking because of the non-Russell vocalist. If Russ were on there it would be just as strong as Damnation Game.
  12. MrKnickerbocker

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    Couple tracks from Mike Lepond's next Silent Assassins album:

    ...that song gives me massive Be Quick or Be Dead vibes.

  13. Black Wizard

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  14. MrKnickerbocker

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    Still pretty much just an offhanded observation from Lepond and not a guarantee, but I'll take any Symphony X news I can get!
  15. Zare

    Zare sorry Zed

    Nice. I liked Underworld a lot.

    The thing is I've always considered SX to be more of a heavy metal band than anything progressive. They introduced a lot of progressive elements with first couple of albums but have been exploiting them since in a form of their signature style. Just like Maiden.
  16. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Cereal Litigator

    As long as its not that they're breaking up.
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  17. MrKnickerbocker

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    A very in-depth interview, though no Symphony X news, with Russell after the TSO tour last month:

    It's a really great read. He talks about the PTSD of dealing with touring again after the Adrenaline Mob crash last summer. Also, apparently there were a few shows at the very end of the tour where one of the female singers became ill and Russell had to fill in on one of her songs:

    That may be the single purest, most perfect Russell Allen performance I've ever seen. He was feeling every second of that song. Good God.
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  18. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    Where was that on last 3 Symphony X albums? Great performance.
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  19. MrKnickerbocker

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    I’d argue that there was some of that on Paradise Lost (the title track comes to mind), but yeah, Romeo needs to make more room in the music again to allow him to shine.
  20. Black Wizard

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    The show I saw in Tampa had a woman singing that one. No idea who though! I've only ever seen two singers, Charlotte Wessels and Simone Simons, feel a song that much before. I was standing close enough to see their tears. It was slightly odd when they came back onstage once the song finished and were all cheerful again, like "Hey, you guys are great. ARE YOU HAVING A GOOD TIME TONIGHT?" I've also seen Stu Block fight through the tears during 'Watching Over Me' the day after his former bandmate died of cancer. It was quite tough to watch.

    I think Russel did have a few powerful performances on 'Paradise Lost' and 'Iconoclast', such as 'Revelation' and 'When All Is Lost'. But I do agree though, more of that on the next album please!

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