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Release date: 22 June 2007
Style: Progressive metal, Symphonic power metal

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Disc I
01. Oculus Ex Inferni
02. Set The World On Fire (The Lie Of Lies)
03. Domination
04. Serpent's Kiss
05. Paradise Lost
06. Eve Of Seduction
07. The Walls Of Babylon
08. Seven
09. The Sacrifice
10. Revelation (Divus Pennae Ex Tragoedia)

Disc II [Live DVD]
01. King Of Terrors [Paris]
02. Out Of The Ashes [Paris]
03. Dressed To Kill [Tokyo]
04. In The Dragon's Den [Tokyo]
05. Inferno [Milan]
06. Evolution [Madrid]
07. The Odyssey - Part II [Hollywood]
08. The Odyssey - Part V & VI [Hollywood]
09. Smoke And Mirrors [Hollywood]
10. Of Sins And Shadows [Gigantour USA]

The best Progressive Metal album of 2007
Top 20 albums of 2007: 11
Top 200 albums of all time: 154

Review
Lyrics (10)


Line-up
Russell Allen - vocals
Michael Pinnella - keyboards
Michael Romeo - guitars
Jason Rullo - drums
Michael LePond - bass


Additional info
Progressive Metal
Label: Inside Out
Distribution In France: Replica Records
USA: 2007
Length: 61:00

Also released as a limited digipack edition.

Bonus DVD contains video clips of songs shot at various venues across the globe. These clips are amateur footage with varying quality.


Japanese edition bonus tracks:
11. Sacrifice Prelude (Demo) (01:36)
12. Opening Alternate Intro (Demo) (01:50)

This album is based on John Milton's poem of the same name.

"The Serpent's Kiss" has an official video clip.

Artwork: Warren Flanagan

Staff review by
Jeff

Rating:
9.0
Five years my friends, we had to wait five really long years to have the luck to finally listen to the new Symphony X. The band promised something great and "heavy", I can tell you that they didn't lie to their fans because "Paradise Lost" is probably the heavier and darker album of the American combo but also one of their bests. It's good to see that SX is back and better than ever and after all even if it was long, we didn't wait for nothing. "Paradise Lost" is an amazing album damn so, be prepared for one of the biggest blast of the year 2007!!!

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published 28.06.2007 | Comments (71)

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JÄY - 18.01.2010 at 21:26  
Rating: 9 Damn, its crazy how one little factoid can make such a difference
Ive loved this album for over a year now, listening to it multiple times each and every month and today I just learned this is a concept album about the poem paradise lost. The poem is about Lucifer falling from heaven. When i head that i immediately listened, once again, and damned if it didnt just pop!
its safe to say i now love paradise lost even more
macraigma - 20.01.2010 at 20:08  
Rating: 9
Written by JÄY on 18.01.2010 at 21:26

Damn, its crazy how one little factoid can make such a difference
Ive loved this album for over a year now, listening to it multiple times each and every month and today I just learned this is a concept album about the poem paradise lost. The poem is about Lucifer falling from heaven. When i head that i immediately listened, once again, and damned if it didnt just pop!
its safe to say i now love paradise lost even more



I did not know this! I will be reading the poem and listening to this album again thanks!!!
Sephiros - 01.08.2010 at 06:23  
Rating: 10 I've always been a huge fan of Symphony X but I forgot to check up on them being so busy in recent years. I just listened to Paradise Lost a month or two ago and I can't help but play it fairly frequently on my ipod. It's f*ing amazing! Definitely one of their best works.
Luneth - 16.10.2010 at 19:44  
Rating: 10 US Symphonic always seems so much different to European...
Wes - 11.11.2010 at 10:18  
Rating: 8 This album is awful in my opinion. I've never been able to enjoy any part of it. Russel's vocal style has changed, and michael's solos are uninspired watered down versions of his past ones. I have a feeling that this album is rated highly by a completely different crowd than their old fans. Ugg I can't stand this album. : (
rasto - 09.02.2011 at 11:39  
Rating: 9 This album is very good.
iMorphball - 17.06.2011 at 03:06  
Rating: 9 Incredible album that opened me up to their amazing discography. Can't go wrong with this one. CLASSIC album. \m/
Mountain King - 04.01.2012 at 03:29  
  I really like this band but this is overrated. 8.8? just as good as V and Divine Wings? I really don't think so. 7 and that's just for the excellent riffs and music on the album. I really don't like the vocals on most tracks, except the chorus of set the world on fire and the title track. 7/10 and not more...
Vikcen - 26.07.2012 at 19:40  
Rating: 10 The two masks

Ag Fox - 27.07.2012 at 12:37  
Rating: 9 O.o
well spotted
Vikcen - 27.07.2012 at 22:57  
Rating: 10
Written by Ag Fox on 27.07.2012 at 12:37

O.o
well spotted


DavidBurns - 12.08.2012 at 16:13  
Rating: 9 So far this has to be my favourite album of all time. As expected from Symphony X, musical genius strikes again!
Kocha - 26.02.2013 at 20:24  
Rating: 6 I wanted to write a review on this one, but I changed my mind. It's pointless. I can't believe that such great musicians are creating such worthless music. To sum it up: performance is exceptional, production is great, emotional value is close to zero. It leaves you totally empty. Well, not empty, in fact I'm totally pissed off.
JÄY - 26.02.2013 at 20:59  
Rating: 9
Written by Kocha on 26.02.2013 at 20:24

I wanted to write a review on this one, but I changed my mind. It's pointless. I can't believe that such great musicians are creating such worthless music. To sum it up: performance is exceptional, production is great, emotional value is close to zero. It leaves you totally empty. Well, not empty, in fact I'm totally pissed off.

While you are certainly entitled to your opinion, It is against the grain, indeed.
Unhealer - 28.02.2013 at 16:21  
Rating: 8
Written by Kocha on 27.02.2013 at 22:01

The year is not 1997.


That is exactly why it's good they didn't continue playing power/prog keyboard metal and moved towards more straightforward heavy metal influences. The metal scene was already overloaded of this music, it was a damn good time for a change and to add more personality to their music.

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