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tobi is an animal
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 1:56 pm 
 

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1. Introduction
2. Fear The Unknown
3. Black
4. Fucking Robots
5. Djinn
6. Believe
7. Differences
8. War Machine
9. Oblivion
10. Constellations

https://www.mascotlabelgroup.com/Sympho ... solo-album

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAZn3qx8RQc

Song is pretty good, vocals are solid but would be better with Russell Allen. I'm just glad it's not an all instrumental album.


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 2:09 pm 
 

I like it. It's basically Symphony X lite but it's pretty good Symphony X lite. Hopefully the rest of this is as adventurous as the promo makes it sound.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 5:26 pm 
 

Not too bad. A bit boring and it sounds basically identical to the last two SX albums... vocals are kinda weak but maybe that's just comparing him to Russell.

Does every SX member just have their own side project now?
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ObservationSlave
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 11:36 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Does every SX member just have their own side project now?


I was thinking the same thing. Mike LePond is in so many active bands (Waken Eyes, Silent Assassins, Ross the Boss, Eternity's End, etc.) and now seeing Romeo releasing a new solo album really dampers my hopes that we will see a new Symphony X record any time soon. Romeo's single sounds pretty good, but like everyone has said it sounds like Symphony X without Russell Allen. And no matter how good a vocalist is, there is a 99.9% chance they aren't as good as Allen.

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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:27 am 
 

I haven't heard the Silent Assassins album yet, but judging by this and Russell's Adrenaline Mob, we'd all just be better off with another SX album with them all working together.
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tobi is an animal
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 8:06 am 
 

ObservationSlave wrote:
Empyreal wrote:
Does every SX member just have their own side project now?


I was thinking the same thing. Mike LePond is in so many active bands (Waken Eyes, Silent Assassins, Ross the Boss, Eternity's End, etc.) and now seeing Romeo releasing a new solo album really dampers my hopes that we will see a new Symphony X record any time soon. Romeo's single sounds pretty good, but like everyone has said it sounds like Symphony X without Russell Allen. And no matter how good a vocalist is, there is a 99.9% chance they aren't as good as Allen.


Back in January, Mike LePond said in an interview that there would be a new Symphony X album in early 2019.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fdNEKYJNXs

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Twisted_Psychology
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 8:30 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
I haven't heard the Silent Assassins album yet, but judging by this and Russell's Adrenaline Mob, we'd all just be better off with another SX album with them all working together.


I strongly encourage you to check them out. It's much more on the power metal side than the SX projects.
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maladie
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 9:56 am 
 

It's not bad but it should really be played by Symphony X. I don't understand how the material warrants a solo release, or if it's just a consequence of larger symptoms.

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GOOFAM
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:40 am 
 

Though I agree it would be better with Allen singing, I actually like this one better than anything off Underworld.

Perhaps the single is the most Symphony X-ish song and the rest of it deviates from that template more. We'll know soon enough.

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exsiccation
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 5:08 pm 
 

No complaints here. Definitely sounds like "I Can't Believe It's Not Symphony X". The vocals are a little typical, but I don't really have any problems with them. Michael Romeo is one of my favorite guitarists and I don't think he could make a bad album if he tried.

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