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Old 01-29-2011, 02:40 PM
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New Symphony X album coming later this year

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/bla...sitemID=153030

Great band for sure! I can't wait to hear some new stuff.
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:46 PM
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Good, it's going to be riffy and heavy again.
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Old 01-29-2011, 04:21 PM
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Very much looking forward to it.
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:03 PM
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Nice. By the looks of that interview this is going to be one heavy album. Definitely looking forward to it.
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:45 PM
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(prays for an album better and different than Paradise Lost).
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:04 PM
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(prays for an album better and different than Paradise Lost).
You don't like Paradise Lost?
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:12 PM
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You don't like Paradise Lost?
I've been very, very vocal about this ever since it came out. I've been a Symphony X fan for a long time, since shortly after The Odyssey came out, and I waited for years and years for a new album, eagerly anticipating something amazing, especially give the time it took. What I got was what is easily just about the most one-dimensional Symphony X album imaginable. Sure, there ARE ballads and some dynamics, but 85% of the album is just the most in-your-face, riff-driven shit imaginable, which for some bands is great, because that's what they're about and that's what they've always been about. But back in the 90s (and especially on V), the band had SO much atmosphere in every sense. There's something absolute transcendent about the V album. But Paradise Lost just sacrificed all of that in favor of simplicity and aggression. On top of all of that, Russell Allen has long been pretty much my favorite vocalist, and yes - part of my love for him is the diversity in his voice and how he tackles more aggressive stuff. But that being said, the "harsher" sound of his voice made up about 80% of the singing on Paradise Lost, which just seems like such a colossal waste to me.

I don't all mind the heaviness, it's just that there's no subtlety, and the heaviness is all there is. I'm hoping this next album will find more of a balance between the newer sound and what made the older Symphony X "tick".
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:19 PM
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I've been very, very vocal about this ever since it came out. I've been a Symphony X fan for a long time, since shortly after The Odyssey came out, and I waited for years and years for a new album, eagerly anticipating something amazing, especially give the time it took. What I got was what is easily just about the most one-dimensional Symphony X album imaginable. Sure, there ARE ballads and some dynamics, but 85% of the album is just the most in-your-face, riff-driven shit imaginable, which for some bands is great, because that's what they're about and that's what they've always been about. But back in the 90s (and especially on V), the band had SO much atmosphere in every sense. There's something absolute transcendent about the V album. But Paradise Lost just sacrificed all of that in favor of simplicity and aggression. On top of all of that, Russell Allen has long been pretty much my favorite vocalist, and yes - part of my love for him is the diversity in his voice and how he tackles more aggressive stuff. But that being said, the "harsher" sound of his voice made up about 80% of the singing on Paradise Lost, which just seems like such a colossal waste to me.

I don't all mind the heaviness, it's just that there's no subtlety, and the heaviness is all there is. I'm hoping this next album will find more of a balance between the newer sound and what made the older Symphony X "tick".
PL turned me on to SX so I'm a little partial towards it (and I'm a fan of heavier, in-your-face stuff to begin with), but I see what you're saying. I don't know if I would call it simplistic, though. Maybe on a structural level compared to their previous material, but there's still no way in fucking hell I would be able play the shit Romeo does on that album.
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