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I have the Iconoclast album, it's pretty good, I'm really only casually interested in prog it isn't a favourite genre of mine and I find most practitioners of it to be quite boring despite their technical brilliance, for example I can't stand Dream Theatre. On Steve's point I don't know if I could listen to a twenty plus minute song by these guys, I don't mind long songs, I can easily listen to songs like 2112 by Rush or The Monad Of Creation by Mournful Congregation but I don't see how Symphony X would be able to maintain my interest for that time frame. Rush manage to do it by mixing up clean and distorted passages whilst telling an entrancing story, Mournful Congregation do it by creating a gripping atmosphere that compels you through the song, how do these guys do it?

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Rush manage to do it by mixing up clean and distorted passages whilst telling an entrancing story' date=' Mournful Congregation do it by creating a gripping atmosphere that compels you through the song, how do these guys do it?[/quote'] I would say that Symphony X keep things interesting during long songs by also mixing up light and heavy passages that contribute to telling interesting stories. Check out the song "Odyssey" to see what I mean.
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Symphony X is a great band, magnificent personalities, extraordinary musicians. But sadly, i think they were more creative in The New Mythology period. I mean, I like Iconoclast, not mentioning Paradise Lost, but it seems to me that they are diminishing their musical novelty. Something like they've found their spot and want to linger there. My favourite is definitely The New Mythology with Russel's clean but powerful voice. Guys if you like Symohony X, maybe you will enjoy some of my music. Check it out:

Hope you will enjoy listening. I'll be grateful for any comments. Cheers!
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Their last album was my favorite. I liked what they were doing early on, especially with the direct influences from Beethoven, but the vocals took a bit too much precedence. I would have liked it if they could have more seamlessly blended the much angrier prog elements with the classical influences, since that's entirely within the realm of possibility, but their lyrics got much better and the music became something much more unique and varied. I thought Iconoclast was great, and I look forward to their new material.

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