New Symphony X Album: "Underworld."

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  1. groverj3

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    Solo is great, but I preferred Nevermore overall. The rest of the song is just ok.

    However, if this is the low point on the album then I'm fine with that.
     
  2. Richie666

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    Definitely more prog, but they have elements of power metal. I should have said "metal that's super cheesy."
     
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    I thought they were generally considered Power Prog?
     
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    DLG not guthrie govan

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    damn, epsped, you crushed that.

    song is ass though. sounds like some radio rock garbage, like alter bridge or something.
     
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    DLG not guthrie govan

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    also, is pinella even in the band anymore? He doesn't even get a bigger role in ballads now?
     
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    They wish. Alter Bridge can do this stuff effectively, Symphony X can't.
     
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    All metal is super cheesy Mr. "666" - oh look you're so cool, you're THE DEVIL! That's not cheesy at all!

    A bunch of pasty nerds talking about dragons is somehow more cheesy than a bunch of pasty nerds talking about rotting corpses or "introspection" or whatever else the forum's band of the week is on about? Come on.

    Metal is a cheesefest. Cheese tastes awesome. I don't trust people who don't like cheese. What are you going to say next, that bacon sucks too?
     
  8. AdamMaz

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    I still remember the cd packaging, had cut/fold out art as well :yesway:
     
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    So not the album but a review of the album is available here:

    Underworld_review

    Seems that we have only gotten the heavy/power track and the ballad so far. Seems there are better things on the album .. and apparently blastbeats at one point? wft? :lol:
     
  10. Sermo Lupi

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    Haha, well put. Metal culture is full of all kinds of hypocrisy. For a genre largely about self-expression, there's often a lot of discussion about what type of clothes one can and cannot wear, what sort of things someone can and cannot say, etc. if they want to be part of the community.

    Anyway, on topic: that was a pretty decent song. It is easy listening, but it's supposed to be. I don't really get the bitching about it sounding like a radio single when that's exactly what it is? :scratch:

    Ironically, I also found the lyrics less cheesy than Nevermore's :lol:. It's not like this is exactly angsty. It's just a song about lost love...if that makes you squeamish, there's entire subgenres of metal that would make your eyes roll out of your head.

    This is a solid entry. Looking forward to the rest of the album and the other less radio-friendly songs.
     
  11. Xaios

    Xaios Foolish Mortal

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    I actually quite like everything about Nevermore except for the lyrics, which are godawful. Russell Allen has finally found a balance between the pre and post-Odyssey vocal style. And that riffing in the chorus is awesome and energetic.

    The ballad is... nice. Nothing special, except for that tasty solo. It's basically Paradise Lost (the song) version two, without any actual emoting. Candlelight Fantasia or Accolade II it is not.

    Count me among those for whom "V: The New Mythology Suite" is their personal favorite SX album. My favorite song from it, as well as being my favorite overall SX song, is "Communion and the Oracle."
     
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    Well, I can't speak for others, but it doesn't bother me at all that it is radio friendly, it bothers me that it's bland as f**k
     
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    I love the new song.

    I think it sounds great and I believe the album is going to be awesome.
     
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    Overture : great
    Nevermore : meh but catchy
    Underworld : great
    Without you : meh but catchy
    Kiss of fire : great
    Charon : nice, starts meh, becomes great
    To hell and back : meh
    In my darkest hour : boring
    Run with the devil : boring
    Swan song : boring
    Legend : meh
     
  15. DLG

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    pretty much agree, accept charon is pretty meh too

    the worst part is that romeo is crushing, sick riffs, amazing solos, and everyone else is not doing their share, especially russ who is literally sleep singing at this point.
     
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    Where is everyone hearing the album from?
     
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    Adam Of Angels The GAS Man

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    :wub::wub: Your taste.

    Also, I want to reiterate (not sure if I originally said it in this thread or not) that "V" is infinitely cooler than almost any other album ever because it's based in Edgar Cayce's story of Man/Atlantis/Egypt.. which I realize is hard to swallow for most, but is metal as F.
     
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    Not liking what I listened to so far...first 3 songs.
    Michael Romeo totally rips in the solo sections, they're astonishing, but the songs are not there.
     
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    Someone please tell me where your hearing these songs from?
     
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