Symphony X - V: The New Mythology Suite


8.7 | 609 votes |
Release date: 2000
Style: Progressive metal, Symphonic power metal

Owners:

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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: 5

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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28.05.2010 - 18:17
Rating: 8
Vonpire
Man i love this music... I hate this vocals!!! Completely!
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Beware the Shadows of Dusk
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16.07.2011 - 14:44
Mountain King
K i K o
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...
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16.07.2011 - 16:47
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
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
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17.07.2011 - 05:46
Rating: 8
Vonpire
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
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18.07.2011 - 10:21
Rating: 10
Daniell
No, you don't
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.
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Now loving:
Avatarium - Pearls and Coffins
Iron Maiden - Empire of the Clouds
Ahab - The Weedmen
Finsterforst - Mach dich frei!
My Dying Bride - Feel the Misery
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17.10.2011 - 00:12
Rating: 9
Vikcen
Metálico
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
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16.01.2014 - 13:23
Rating: 10
MarioCalnSnchez
One of the best albums in metal history
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We are the priest of the temple of Synix
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25.08.2014 - 20:22
Rating: 10
slaytanic_
Perfect
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06.12.2015 - 23:34
Rating: 10
Zaph
The Nothingth
I sincerely hope that in 2020 they will do one of those anniversary tours for this album and play it in its entirety. Preferably with a full orchestra. And belly dancers.
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10.10.2016 - 21:51
Rating: 10
flyboyrob2112
Honestly think this album couldn't be any more of a masterpiece if Mozart had written it.
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