SX is awesome. Romeo is one of my favourite rhythm players.
I think this is a Monkees cover? It's the one song that I found memorable from the debut album but only because of how annoying it is.6. Shades of Grey: Could this be an attempt at a ballad? It's fine, but a little saccharine for me and fairly boring. The vocals are over stretched, so it annoys me. 3/10.
I've known about some of it for a week now and bought a ticket for the London show today. I hope they do a more balanced setlist than in 2016 and that this tour foreshadows an album.European tour for you lucky folks! Hopefully this indicates another new album/US tour soon, too!
That's not surprising, I am a massive Symphony X fans and I grew up with these albums. They have sentimental and inspirational value to me beyond what I get from most artists. Russell Allen is my favorite vocalist and I consider him to have the perfect voice for metal. Literally anything he sings on will probably get an extra point from me. I would not be surprised if my ratings are higher than you on SX's material across the board, even on the material you love.Yeah I just don't think I liked The Damnation Game as much as you seem to. That's fine, of course. For me, it's still not a great album, but it's at least palatable. It starts to get really good now though.
The Baroque influence is so strong here and I love it. It's a little dated and they move away from this pretty quickly, but it's a nice little gem in the Symphony X crown.Damnation Game is great. The first three tracks alone could go up against any other three song run as far as I’m concerned. Winter’s Dream is pretty straightforward but still very melodic and enjoyable. Nice guitar solo too, even if it’s only like 8 bars or whatever. Some of the other songs are forgotten gems in the Symphony X catalog. Secrets is my pick of the bunch, with an awesome keyboard/guitar duel. The only song I don’t really care for is The Haunting.
Awesome shredding, awesome vocals, awesome songs, awesome Baroque-era harpsichord.
I've actually been listening to (almost) only SX over the last two weeks, so I am quite familiar with the stuff coming up, and my reviews are not "one listen reviews". I'm really looking forward to reviewing the next few albums, a couple of which are absolute all time greats.The next five albums are truly better, though. Possibly my favorite run of quality in all of metal.
Yea, Symphony X is known for paying homage to classical works in their music. The Witching Hour and Out of the Ashes also have some quotes. Check this out (or don't, if you want to find them for yourself):A martial theme, not unlike Mars - The Bringer of War by Gustav Holst (and, I suspect, intentionally so),