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 Post subject: 'Symphony X - The Divine Wings of Tragedy (#5627)'
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:49 pm 
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Symphony X - The Divine Wings of Tragedy
Progressive Power Metal
Quoted: 95 / 100


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:34 pm 
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I have this! Never listened, looks like I'll have to change that.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:37 pm 
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It's actually the only Symphony X I own. I never could get into their music and this is no exception. It sounds good but doesn't do anything to me.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:39 pm 
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I enjoy this album, particularly Of Sins and Shadows and The Divine Wings of Tragedy, a near perfect 25 minute epic of a song. But (and I know this may be blasphemy), but I prefer later Symphony X to this- Twilight in Olympus, The Odyssey, and Paradise Lost are the band's classics for me. Still a good album and worth a listen from all power/prog metal fans.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:53 pm 
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One of the best SX albums if not the best. Imo this is better than The Odyssey, but many people prefer the latter for it's heavier sound, same with Paradise Lost. What makes this the best SX album is the quality songs and the best performance by Russell Allen. Seriously, there is not a single song on this album that is not killer and Michael Romeo is at the top of his game. I felt he recycled some riffs on Paradise Lost, mostly from The Odyssey, and Russell Allen's more aggressive approach to the vocals limited his range. I still like both new and old SX but the true classic is this.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:02 pm 
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Superb album, better than The Odyssey and Paradise Lost imho. It's one of the few albums that I enjoy from start to finish, all songs are great and it never gets old, I still spin this regularly.

Great review :dio:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:58 am 
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This is one of my all time favorites by Symphony X. Glad so many people agree.


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This a great album indeed, and I agree that the Pharaoh, and the eyes of medussa are a little bit of a filler, but not meaning they are bad songs.
Personally my favorite Symphony X album is V, which in my case was the first album I listened from them.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:48 am 
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I think this is my favorite of theirs. Paradise Lost is a close second. Never really understood the hype about The Odyssey really.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:18 am 
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Thanks Alexander!

I'm glad to see others agree with me on this, as among my group of friends, Divine Wings vs Odyssey has been debated many a time. Although I love the Odyssey album, my second favorite after this is probably V. If I had written that review, it would have been waayy different than it is now.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:26 am 
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BoJay wrote:
Thanks Alexander!

I'm glad to see others agree with me on this, as among my group of friends, Divine Wings vs Odyssey has been debated many a time. Although I love the Odyssey album, my second favorite after this is probably V. If I had written that review, it would have been waayy different than it is now.


The V review is unfortunate, indeed... :lame:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:06 pm 
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okay, so I haven't posted in a while (like 6 months), but I feel the need to say that THIS IS MY SECOND FAVORITE PROG METAL ALBUM OF ALL TIME AND SHOULD BE A CLASSIC

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This is some awesome prog metal.


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PyroMan wrote:
One of the best SX albums if not the best. Imo this is better than The Odyssey, but many people prefer the latter for it's heavier sound


Dude, this one has actually a heavier sound than The Odissey.


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