Symphony X ‎– The Damnation Game

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Inside Out Music ‎– IOMCD 004
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  • Barcode: 4 001617 244029
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 8790
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): S PANT 112 AD 8 01
  • Rights Society: GEMA

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
3089312 Symphony X The Damnation Game(CD, Album, Enh, RE, Dig) Nothing To Say 3089312 France 2003 Sell This Version
IOMCD 147, IOMACD 4032, 6 93723 00602 4 Symphony X The Damnation Game(CD, Album, Enh, RE, S/Edition, Dig) Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music IOMCD 147, IOMACD 4032, 6 93723 00602 4 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
IOMCD 009 Symphony X The Damnation Game(CD, Album, M/Print, RE) Inside Out Music IOMCD 009 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
none Symphony X The Damnation Game(Cass, Album, Promo) CNR Music France none France Unknown Sell This Version
TOCP-50912 Symphony X The Damnation Game(CD, Album, RE) Z (4) TOCP-50912 Japan 2000 Sell This Version

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martindavey87

martindavey87

February 8, 2018

Symphony X are back with their second album and a sound that will quickly distinguish them as one of the top prog metal bands in the world.

The differences between this and their self-titled debut are noticeable immediately. Besides the addition of powerhouse vocalist Russell Allen, who's incredible voice can easily switch between both melodic and aggressive styles, the production has been vastly improved and the songwriting is a lot more confident and refined.

The songs on 'The Damnation Game' flow so much fluidly than before. Michael Romeo's intense riffs and exotic solos are much more tasteful, and Michael Pinella's keyboards never sounded this beautiful on 'Symphony X'. While this is far from the bands most ambitious work, it's still a solid blueprint which the New Jersey quintet would build upon with future releases.

Featuring highlights such as 'The Edge of Forever', 'A Winter's Dream', 'The Haunting' and the title track, the reason this only gets a three-star rating is because, despite being a really good record, honestly, it just pales in comparison to what's to come. Such is the strength of the bands later output that I find myself very rarely listening to this one. Still, if you're a fan of Symphony X, then this is definitely an album worth owning!