New Symphony X Album: "Underworld."

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  1. edsped

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    I still think Set the World on Fire and The End of Innocence are some of the stronger tracks on those albums. And Inferno is one of my favorites, period.
     
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    Inferno is a ....ing badass opening track, especially the beginning.
     
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    Maybe it's just the production that inhibits inferno from sounding as good as it can. If it had the same production as twilight in olympus, I'd probably like that song much better. I think odyssey sounds really constricted and especially the drums sound really small to me.
     
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    I think it rules - imagine the guitar playing the "Triumphant champion.." melody right after the soft break in title track with any other sound/production. I think its perfect.
     
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    I think the opposite. The Odyssey sounds much better than Twilight to me, especially the guitar tone. Not that I'm much of a fan of any of Romeo's guitar tone, but the first four albums especially were bad. The intro to Orion - The Hunter sounds so weak because of the tone.
     
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    I wouldn't say his tone there was weak. But it is much less distorted than his more recent tones. Maybe that's why it sounds weak to you. but as far as overall production I think twilight sounds better. It's more dynamic, it "breathes" so to speak as opposed to Odyssey which is borderline congested sounding to me
     
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    Another thing to consider is that Symphony X creates so-called "live" tracks on each album (or most, anyway). They're basically just songs that will help pace their sets and get the audience pumped up. The radio singles pretty much always fill that role; I remember Michael Romeo saying back during Iconoclast's launch that 'Heretic' would likely be the crowd favorite live, even if it's not most people's favorite track on the album. So I think they consciously write their music with both spaces in mind (i.e. the concert hall and private listening), and that's pretty cool.

    But yeah, definitely watered down compared to the rest of the tracks on the album. Hopefully this one won't disappoint in that regard.
     
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    mmm this kind of sucks nards...
     
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    I can actually explain the systematic difference between a modulation and a rupture. It's no regular descriptive theory though. I can't explain why some people hear it or not. If you want to know, open a new thread and let me know.
     
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    I freaking love the new single

     
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    I'm usually not much of a ballad fan but I'm really liking the new single, especially compared to Nevermore. The prechorus and chorus are SO good. Nice tasteful solo.
     
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    Well, I decided to figure out the solo. It's been a while since I was motivated enough to do this by ear.

     
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    It's a good song with a nice solo. But I cant say it's a great song
     
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    It sounds fresh for them, for sure. However the lyrics are just a bunch of overused cliches strung together...they don't do the music any favors, or Russell's vocals for that matter.

    They don't need to be Shakespeare, but come on.
     
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    Nicely done!
     
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    I can't stand listening to power metal anymore, but this is hitting the spot. I've always loved Symphony X.
     
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    I've never been able to consider Symphony X power metal.
     
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    I can't understand what everybody is finding in this song. Nevermore was much, much better. This is such a trivial, bland rock ballad that I can't even believe SX wrote this.
     
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    Agreed.

    :barf: The solo is really good, but my goodness, what happened to these guys? I mean, the last CD was just kind of okay, but at least everything sounded like them. This sounds like three or four generations of SX wannabee bands bad.
     
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    I agree it doesn't sound like Symphony X at all but I'm the kind of guy who loves a ballad every now and then :lol:
     

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