Originally Posted by Maiden33
I agree that it's too long, I think they should've dropped 1 or 2 songs and kept it onto one disc. But the truth is I do like every song, and I definitely LOVE a handful of them, it's the album I wanted Symphony X to make. I'm not gonna get all principled and dock points because the album runs 5-10 minutes too long when I honestly really enjoy all of it when broken up a bit. It's been my go to "in the car" album for months, and is easily my #1 for 2011.
Fair enough. I am the not biggest fan of Symphony X though I enjoy their work, but I can see why I wouldn't mind either if one of my favorite bands released a really long record.
However I feel the length is one reason why it hasn't been on many lists because individual songs counted, it is admittedly better than a lot of the albums put out this year.