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Symphony X

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by David-Adler, Nov 4, 2001.


  1. David-Adler

    David-Adler

    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    Hey !

    Just wanted some opinions on them, I just got all the albums together, and listened to them, and I like them pretty much. Although they are heavier then Dream Theater, they´re not too heavy, in my opinion.

    How do you like the bass player ? I believe he´s a genius.

    For everybody else: Symphony X are on Audiogalaxy (www.audiogalaxy.com), they are a "Featured Band".

    David
     
  2. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    I think it's a pity that guys with so much talent writes such boring music. They have a couple of songs here and there which I like (I lost count of the times I listened to "Through the looking glass" this summer), but overall, their albums don't do it for me. The drummer boy REALLY is too fond of the double-kick style drumming.

    And they're not heavier than "Lie". ;)
     
  3. David-Adler

    David-Adler

    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    Well, I think that they are more concentrated on different things.
    While Dream Theater is more mordern, Symphony X are a bit more old-school like.

    I also feel that most Dream Theater Songs have some kind of mechanical thing to it that makes me dislike them.

    David
     
  4. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Funny, that's exactly what I hear in Symphony X.
     
  5. Acacia

    Acacia

    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    As talented as SymX is, I don't care for them any more. Like DT, they can't really do anything different. The first 2 releases by both bands are my faves.
     
  6. David-Adler

    David-Adler

    Feb 28, 2001
    Bonn, Germany
    Acacia:

    Well, I can understand that opinion, although I believe that "The Devine Wings Of Tragedy" is the best Symphony X Album, and "Scenes From A Memory" is the best Dream Theater album (that´s just my .02).

    I like them both - but to me, Symphony X simply feel more "alive" when compared to DT.
    But I always think that this is just a matter of feeling, anybody likes something else.
    To make it clear, I believe that DT are just more "modern" sounding then SymX, how have some kind of a "traditional" feeling to them (at least to me).


    Anyway, Oysterman, maybe check out "Candlelight Fantasia" from The Devine Wings of Tragedy, I like that one pretty much, as I like The Accolade (from the same album), too.

    Acacia, what do you mean when you say that they can both just do one thing? I mean listen to WDADU and then do SFAM, thats pretty much of a difference (IMHO).
    But do they do it right ?

    David
     
  7. Acacia

    Acacia

    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    True, WDADU is totally different than the stuff they are doing now. But pretty much everything they have done since that one, to me, has been interchangeable.