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Release date: 2000
Style: Progressive metal, Symphonic power metal

Rating:

8.7 | 560 votes

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52 want it


01. Prelude
02. Evolution (The Grand Design)
03. Fallen
04. Transcendence
05. Communion And The Oracle
06. The Bird-Serpent War/Cataclysm
07. On The Breath Of Poseidon
08. Egypt
09. Death Of Balance/Lacrymosa
10. Absence Of Light
11. A Fool's Paradise
12. Rediscovery
13. Rediscovery Pt. II - The New Mythology
14. Masquerade '98 [bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2000: 9

Review
Lyrics (14)


Line-up
Russell Allen - Vocals
Michael Romeo - Guitar
Michael Lepond - Bass
Jason Rullo - Drums
Michael Pinnella - Keyboards


Additional info
Licensed by Metal Blade for the US.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
9.6
To these we've never heard Symphony X before, listen to this album and you will be a fan... V: The New Mythology Suite is the best of what creativity could bring to standard metal. Loud guitars, clean keyboards, perfect bass lines, permanent technique drums and excellent vocals, what do you want more? Michael Romeo and Michael Pinnella are used to play together and their music sounds as one. V is a wonderful melting pot of angry riffs and angelic melodies where vocals appear as heavenly prophecies. The theme of the album is a little obscure but it seems to be one of those themes about life, destruction and religion, you know, something very spiritual. Nevertheless, you don't have to understand the lyrics to appreciate Symphony X music because it's so good!

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published 22.09.2003 | Comments (9)

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Vonpire - 28.05.2010 at 18:17  
Rating: 8 Man i love this music... I hate this vocals!!! Completely!
Mountain King - 16.07.2011 at 14:44  
 
Written by Vonpire on 28.05.2010 at 18:17

Man i love this music... I hate this vocals!!! Completely!

It's one of the best performances by Russell Allen. Take Fallen, Fool's Paradise or Egypt. I hated the vocals on Paradise Lost a lot. Unless u like growling then i see no reason why anyone would think the vocals are bad on V...
JÄY - 16.07.2011 at 16:47  
Rating: 9
Written by Mountain King on 16.07.2011 at 14:44

Written by Vonpire on 28.05.2010 at 18:17

Man i love this music... I hate this vocals!!! Completely!

It's one of the best performances by Russell Allen. Take Fallen, Fool's Paradise or Egypt. I hated the vocals on Paradise Lost a lot. Unless u like growling then i see no reason why anyone would think the vocals are bad on V...

id have to agree with king.... if youre a fan of clean vox, i think youde be hard-pressed to find a much better vocalist than sir russ
Vonpire - 17.07.2011 at 05:46  
Rating: 8
Written by JÄY on 16.07.2011 at 16:47

Written by Mountain King on 16.07.2011 at 14:44

Written by Vonpire on 28.05.2010 at 18:17

Man i love this music... I hate this vocals!!! Completely!

It's one of the best performances by Russell Allen. Take Fallen, Fool's Paradise or Egypt. I hated the vocals on Paradise Lost a lot. Unless u like growling then i see no reason why anyone would think the vocals are bad on V...

id have to agree with king.... if youre a fan of clean vox, i think youde be hard-pressed to find a much better vocalist than sir russ


I do prefer growling

But i like Symphony X a lot, despite the vocals
Daniell - 18.07.2011 at 10:21  
Rating: 10 Russell Allen sings very well, and has a voice that fits perfectly into Symphony X's music. There's nothing to dislike here. Unless you want growling, which in this band's case would be a ridiculous addition.
Vikcen - 17.10.2011 at 00:12  
Rating: 9 Well, the most symphonic and neoclassical (and maybe instrumental) disc from them, and also i would say that they experimented quite with their sound in that time with this record (at least to my ears this album sounds a little experimental comparing it with the rest), previous to the last three masterpieces that were to come. In this album there are awesome songs, really great songs, but on the other hand i find a little more weak the middle of the album (tracks 6,7,8,9) a similar thing that happens to me with the album 'The Divine Wings Of Tragedy' (tracks 5, 6, 7), but in general the record is quite solid.


Highlights:

02. Evolution (The Grand Design)
03. Fallen
05. Communion And The Oracle
11. A Fool's Paradise
MarioCalnSnchez - 16.01.2014 at 13:23  
Rating: 10 One of the best albums in metal history
slaytanic_ - 25.08.2014 at 20:22  
Rating: 10 Perfect

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