This looks like it'll be a Symphony X cabaret tour. Perhaps they'll perform 'The Odyssey' in full minus the title track. Ultimate troll move.
They're also playing a festival in Finland at the end of June so there will be more European shows to be announced. It's a shame they're not one of Iron Maiden's openers. Hopefully I'll manage to see them sometime in the summer.
This is a fairly accurate description of the song. It's not impressive, but it's not bad either. Nondescript would be another good word for it.It's fine
This is a fairly accurate description of the song. It's not impressive, but it's not bad either. Nondescript would be another good word for it.
What's frustrating about this project for me is that it's another thing Russell has done which is not Symphony X. Was there any need for this project? Was there any demand for it? I think not. It feels a bit like Russell has a contract with Frontiers to make some music and they paired him up with Annette. For her, the project seems to me like Annette trying to stay relevant in her post-Nightwish life.
The album will be released on 6th March. I'll give it a fair chance as there's potential for some good stuff but I'm not holding my breath.
Having been recommended to do so, I listened to Divine Wings Of Tragedy, Twilight In Olympus, V: The New Mythology Suite, and The Odyssey over the course of two days. I was pretty impressed. The music rips, they throw a lot of typically wankery stuff together that typically shouldn't work but does quite a bit. I think the songs will grow on me in time, but I'm already positive about a great deal of them.
Russell Allen sounded like an unapologetic Dio disciple on Wings and Twilight, gave me Sammy Hagar vibes on V, and then melded both to become intensely powerful on The Odyssey. His performance on its title track - which absolutely rules - is terrific.
Was also reading LC's and Knick's reviews while listening, so that was a pretty cool experience as well. All in all, good shit, I will return to listen again.
Love This band up to The Odessey. After that.... what a pile of meh. Paradise Lost is boring and don't know what to make of Iconoclast. But I can listen to V, Odessey and Twilight any time.