Symphony X ‎– The Odyssey

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Inside Out Music ‎– IOMCD 109, Inside Out Music ‎– IOMACD 2044, Inside Out Music ‎– 6 93723 65342 6
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Tracklist

1 Inferno (Unleash The Fire) 5:32
2 Wicked 5:30
3 Incantations Of The Apprentice 4:19
4 Accolade II 7:04
5 King Of Terrors 6:16
6 The Turning 4:42
7 Awakenings 8:18
The Odyssey (24:09)
8.1 Part I: Odysseus' Theme / Overture
8.2 Part II: Journey To Ithaca
8.3 Part III: The Eye
8.4 Part IV: Circe (Daughter And Son)
8.5 Part V: Sirens
8.6 Part VI: Scylla And Charybdis
8.7 Part VII: The Fate Of The Suitors / Champion Of Ithaca

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Recorded at the Symphony X Dungeon

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  • Barcode: 693723653426
  • Matrix / Runout: [Sonopress logo] 50529863/085-65342 01
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0742

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
IOMLP 109, 0502281 Symphony X The Odyssey(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music IOMLP 109, 0502281 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
IOMLTDCD 109, IOMACD 2044, 6 93723 00192 0 Symphony X The Odyssey(CD, Album, Ltd, Sli) Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music IOMLTDCD 109, IOMACD 2044, 6 93723 00192 0 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
IOMLP 109, 0502281 Symphony X The Odyssey(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music IOMLP 109, 0502281 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
IOMCD 109, 0502282 Symphony X The Odyssey(CD, Album, RE, RP) Inside Out Music, Inside Out Music IOMCD 109, 0502282 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
APC JVC 321, P5471 Symphony X The Odyssey(Cass, Album) Aquarius (3), Aquarius (3) APC JVC 321, P5471 Indonesia 2002 Sell This Version

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martindavey87

martindavey87

February 8, 2018

With 'V: The New Mythology Suite' being a huge hit with fans and praised as one of the bands finest releases, it only stands to reason that they'd further build upon the orchestral elements they'd implemented with that album. And oh boy, does it work, or what?!

Building upon what they'd started with their previous release, 'The Odyssey' continues to see the band become heavier and heavier, with more focus on brutal guitar riffs and vocalist Russell Allen stepping further away from the high-pitched wailing he'd been accustomed to with earlier albums.

Essentially split into two parts, the first seven songs are all absolute bangers! Brimming with amazing guitar riffs, mind-blowing solos, intense vocals and all-round top performances from everyone. Tracks like 'Inferno', 'Wicked' and 'Awakenings' are head-banging anthems, while 'The Accolade II' is an epic follow-up to its epic predecessor.

Then there's the "second half". The main event. The 24-minute title track, which is arguably one of the bands greatest compositions. Taking the symphonic elements of their previous release, the band really crank it up a level to unleash a song that takes you right into the action with Greek hero Odysseus as he sets on his ten-year journey home to Ithaca. It features some of the most insane musicianship imaginable, with some jaw-dropping interplay between the band members, as well as some of the most emotional and sincere vocals I've ever heard.

And I know that right now you're thinking how cheesy this all sounds, right? Well, cheese is good! Everyone likes cheese! And so will you!

In summary, 'The Odyssey' is a four-star album with five-star songs... and five-star songs is an understatement! Worth the price for the title track alone, get it now and go on the greatest adventure of your life!