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TWILIGHT IN OLYMPUS

Symphony X

 

Progressive Metal

3.77 | 321 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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Symphonic Team
3 stars Smoke and mirrors

Wedged between Symphony X' two most highly regarded albums, the masterpiece The Divine Wings Of Tragedy and the very good V: The Mythology Suit, Twilight In Olympus is less impressive in comparison. Still, I would say that this album is certainly better than both the two pre-Divine Wings albums and the post-V ones.

It is strange that this album was the follow-up to The Divine Wings Of Tragedy as is actually sounds as if it was recorded before that album. It is not that they reverted here to the earlier stages in their evolution, but Twilight In Olympus sounds almost like a natural bridge between The Damnation Game and The Divine Wings Of Tragedy.

Even if not as consistent as the two albums that surround it, there are some classic Symphony X tracks here. My personal favourite is the excellent Church Of The Machine. This nearly nine-minute track encapsulates well the spirit of the band. However, there are some tracks here that give me the feeling that the band were just going through the motions.

Even if V would be a better album overall, I still would say that Symphony X had their peak behind them already at this point and following V, it would be basically more of the same without the excitement and novelty of The Divine Wings.

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |

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