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Title: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: xoxoch on April 07, 2008, 02:49:31 AM
it's one of my fav bands!

the first album I had was the divine wings of tragedy.
my favorite songs are:
- the odyssey: because it is just beautiful  :'(
- church of the machine: because it sounds like ayreon  :metal
- through the looking glass: because it sounds like dream theater  :metal :metal
- the serpent's kiss: because it is so nice to jump around to it  :hefdaddy (emoticon should
   resemble bouncing)

I've seen them 5 times during the last half year; twice as main act and 3 times opening for dt; the first show in vienna in october was the coolest because it was an almost 3 hrs set & they played the odyssey; the last one in munic this february was the funniest because of the after show party that lasted until 6 sth. in the morning  :metal :metal


Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: Phantasmatron on April 07, 2008, 10:42:52 AM
Likes:
       -Lots of energy
       -They can pull of mellow/sweet and heavy/evil in the same song
       -Most of Russell Allen's vocals are awesome
       -Candlelight Fantasia   <3

Dislikes:
       -Cheesy lyrics
       -Not enough variation...too many songs sound too similar
       -Allen sings growly too much and doesn't show off his voice enough


Overall, I like 'em more than I dislike 'em.  The Divine Wings of Tragedy is a fantastic album.


Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: dimitrius on April 07, 2008, 11:18:47 AM
Likes

   - Russell Allen's vocals!!!  :hefdaddy
   - Paradise Lost (The song)  :hefdaddy :hefdaddy
   - The Odyssey (Song & album)  :hefdaddy :hefdaddy :hefdaddy
   - Tons of energy
   - Shred


Dislikes
   - Cheesy lyrics


Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: Matt Gillis on April 07, 2008, 12:34:49 PM
I like almost everything!

I think Symphony X is a great band, musically and lyrically.

The only thing that I didn't like (or at  least that I can recall off the top of my head), were the drums on the last album. I liked them most of the time, but it seemed liked everytime I actually "heard" them, they were doing some cheesy, cliche metal thing or something. But that's just my opinion, and overall I thought the album was awesome and very deserving of the band's great reputation.   :metal


Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: Captain Flapjackass on April 07, 2008, 02:33:23 PM
nothing to really dislike, except that they can be a bit cheesy. but not as cheesy as Rhapsody (of Fire) :d'oh:

anybody (and band for this matter) who attaches "of fire" to the end of every sentence and phrase is an incredibly overblown cheese-whiz, and needs a serious reality check. :monkeygirl:

not the case with SX :metal


Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: Matt Gillis on April 07, 2008, 02:50:48 PM
nothing to really dislike, except that they can be a bit cheesy. but not as cheesy as Rhapsody (of Fire) :d'oh:

anybody (and band for this matter) who attaches "of fire" to the end of every sentence and phrase is an incredibly overblown cheese-whiz, and needs a serious reality check. :monkeygirl:

not the case with SX :metal

Maybe they should include a reality check after their soundcheck?  :blob:

Seriously though, a friend of mine is in love with them I think. He's got great taste in music usually, and he's a great musician, but I see his fondness of Rhapsody as a major crack in the edifice  :lol

Anything involving Fantasy takes a willing suspension of disbelief; that's entirely what you do when reading a fiction novel. But I mean, just because the lyrical content is cheesy doesn't mean the music has to be cheesy. This is also why Symphony X isn't cheesy, but why 90% of Power Metal bands are (in my opinion anyway).



Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: zerogravityfat on April 08, 2008, 08:50:25 AM
terrible cheese metal, i don't know what drove me to actually give them a shot.


Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: forgottenglory on April 11, 2008, 06:49:00 AM
I'm never been a fan of Symphony X because I'm neither fond of Romeo's guitar tone and nor the rough vocals of Allen.  However, I bought the Odyssey as I am a big fan of Homer's Odyssey and I absolutely blown away by the title track.  That's an epic masterpiece!


Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: wkiml on April 11, 2008, 09:05:53 AM
Likes Russell Allens vocals


Dislikes : Lyrics are awful
             Romeo's runs ( if i want to hear Yngwie I'd rather listen to the real thing)
             The production on their albums always seems a bit thin for my taste






Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: axeman9182 on April 11, 2008, 09:38:39 AM
Love: Russell Allen (both his vocals in general and his live performances)

Dislike: I find their material to be completely generic... I love listening to The Odyssey (song) and a couple of tracks from Paradise Lost and don't feel the need to listen to anything else


Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: Captain Flapjackass on April 15, 2008, 10:35:05 AM
just made a connection! :eek

Rod Tyler is Symphony X's version of Charlie! Except Charlie's a better singer.


Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: Captain Flapjackass on May 11, 2008, 07:50:39 AM
Favorite SX songs of all time from each album:

Smoke & Mirrors
Absence of Light
A Winter's Dream
Divine Wings
Masquerade
Inferno
Domination


Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: LudwigVan on May 31, 2008, 06:36:56 PM
Love practically everything except their lastest, Paradise Lost.  Don't care for the harshness in Russell Allen's vocal style on this album.   Best are V Mythololgy and The Odyssey, IMO.   


Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: dimitrius on June 02, 2008, 08:44:15 PM
Domination
Paradise Lost and Set the World On Fire kick Domination's ass any day!


Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: xoxoch on June 03, 2008, 11:19:04 AM
Domination
Paradise Lost and Set the World On Fire kick Domination's ass any day!

true. but rumors have it that domination is particularly hard to play on the bass


Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: dimitrius on June 03, 2008, 04:12:10 PM
Domination
Paradise Lost and Set the World On Fire kick Domination's ass any day!
true. but rumors have it that domination is particularly hard to play on the bass
True, but that doesn't mean it automatically makes it the best song on the album, regardless if it's your favorite.


Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: xoxoch on June 05, 2008, 12:58:45 PM
Domination
Paradise Lost and Set the World On Fire kick Domination's ass any day!
true. but rumors have it that domination is particularly hard to play on the bass
True, but that doesn't mean it automatically makes it the best song on the album, regardless if it's your favorite.

also true. my fav on this one is paradise lost


Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: dimitrius on June 05, 2008, 04:22:06 PM
That's my favorite also.


Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: Phantasmatron on June 05, 2008, 08:38:06 PM
Domination
Paradise Lost and Set the World On Fire kick Domination's ass any day!

Other correct answers include, but are not limited to:  SEVEN.

Can't get enough of that song. :metal


Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: dimitrius on June 08, 2008, 12:12:30 PM
Domination
Paradise Lost and Set the World On Fire kick Domination's ass any day!

Other correct answers include, but are not limited to:  SEVEN.

Can't get enough of that song. :metal
Recently I've been listening to The Sacrifice a lot!


Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: xoxoch on June 09, 2008, 10:09:50 AM
at the moment my fav symphx album is v - esp. everything onwards from the death of balance.


Title: Re: what do you like/dislike about symphony x ?
Post by: Captain Flapjackass on June 09, 2008, 02:26:47 PM
twilight in olympus is my favorite because of "smoke & mirrors" and "through the looking glass"