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Symphony X

Iconoclast

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Category: Power/Prog Metal

Year: 2011

Label: Nuclear Blast

Catalog Number: NB 2462-2

Average Rating: 80 / 100 (1 rating)

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Personnel
Russell Allen vocals
Michael Romeo guitars
Michael Pinnella keyboards
Michael Lepond bass
Jason Rullo drums
Tracks
1.  Iconoclast  10:53
2.  The End of Innocence  5:29
3.  Dehumanized  6:49
4.  Bastards of the Machine  4:58
5.  Heretic  6:26
6.  Children of a Faceless God  6:22
7.  Electric Messiah  6:15
8.  Prometheus (I Am Alive)  6:48
9.  When All Is Lost  9:10
  
Total Running Time:  63:10

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: December 13, 2014 at 0:00
The track listing above is for the "standard jewelcase" edition." THe deluxe edition is spread over two discs and contains the all twelve songs in the sequence the band had originally intended. All of which could have been avoided if they had cut out just three minutes of excess fat, and then it would all have fit on one disc.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: December 13, 2014 at 0:14
So anyway, the music: Normally, I hate this kind of extremely technical, intricate prog-metal. But for some reason, ever since I first heard them, Symphony X have been an (the?) exception. They don't forget to be heavy while they do what they do. Michael Romeo worships at the altar of Yngwie, but has such a thick, beefy tone, while Russell Alllen is a self-described "rock singer in a prog-metal band," coming across like a (somewhat) raspier Ray Gillen. The band really don't bring anything new to this style of music: same weird time signatures, busy keys, long songs, "majestic" meelodies, and yeah, lofty concepts that more often than not come off as laughably cheesy. Like on the first song: "We are strong! Fight, fight, fight!" This is a concept album about technology taking over the world and humans becoming obsolete--wholly unoriginal subject matter in metal.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: December 13, 2014 at 0:17
But even so ... I dig it. I can't help myself. Even when it gets silly in its over-seriousness, Sympony X simply do this shit better than anybody. Get the pecial edition so you don't miss a second.


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