Symphony X - Paradise Lost


8.7 | 967 votes |
Release date: 22 June 2007
Style: Progressive metal, Symphonic power metal

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Disc I
01. Oculus Ex Inferni
02. Set The World On Fire (The Lie Of Lies)
03. Domination
04. Serpent's Kiss
05. Paradise Lost
06. Eve Of Seduction
07. The Walls Of Babylon
08. Seven
09. The Sacrifice
10. Revelation (Divus Pennae Ex Tragoedia)
11. Sacrifice Prelude [demo] [Japanese bonus]
12. Opening Alternate Intro [demo] [Japanese bonus]

Disc II [Live DVD]
01. King Of Terrors [Paris]
02. Out Of The Ashes [Paris]
03. Dressed To Kill [Tokyo]
04. In The Dragon's Den [Tokyo]
05. Inferno [Milan]
06. Evolution [Madrid]
07. The Odyssey - Part II [Hollywood]
08. The Odyssey - Part V & VI [Hollywood]
09. Smoke And Mirrors [Hollywood]
10. Of Sins And Shadows [Gigantour USA]

The best Progressive Metal album of 2007
Top 20 albums of 2007: 16
Top 200 albums of all time: 197

Line-up
Russell Allen - vocals
Michael Pinnella - keyboards
Michael James Romeo - guitars
Jason Rullo - drums
Mike LePond - bass

Additional info
Released via Inside Out and - in France - Replica Records.

Also released as a limited Digipak edition.

Bonus DVD contains video clips of songs shot at various venues across the globe. These clips are amateur footage with varying quality.

This album is based on John Milton's poem of the same name.

"The Serpent's Kiss" has an official video clip.

Artwork by Warren Flanagan.

Staff review by
Jeff
Rating:
9.0
Five years my friends, we had to wait five really long years to have the luck to finally listen to the new Symphony X. The band promised something great and "heavy", I can tell you that they didn't lie to their fans because "Paradise Lost" is probably the heavier and darker album of the American combo but also one of their bests. It's good to see that SX is back and better than ever and after all even if it was long, we didn't wait for nothing. "Paradise Lost" is an amazing album damn so, be prepared for one of the biggest blast of the year 2007!!!

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18.01.2010 - 21:26
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
Damn, its crazy how one little factoid can make such a difference
Ive loved this album for over a year now, listening to it multiple times each and every month and today I just learned this is a concept album about the poem paradise lost. The poem is about Lucifer falling from heaven. When i head that i immediately listened, once again, and damned if it didnt just pop!
its safe to say i now love paradise lost even more
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20.01.2010 - 20:08
Rating: 9
macraigma
Written by JÄY on 18.01.2010 at 21:26

Damn, its crazy how one little factoid can make such a difference
Ive loved this album for over a year now, listening to it multiple times each and every month and today I just learned this is a concept album about the poem paradise lost. The poem is about Lucifer falling from heaven. When i head that i immediately listened, once again, and damned if it didnt just pop!
its safe to say i now love paradise lost even more



I did not know this! I will be reading the poem and listening to this album again thanks!!!
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"Now for the weak an abortion
Celebrate perfection that grows
The flesh, a gift of science
The soul a fault of a god"
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01.08.2010 - 06:23
Rating: 10
Sephiros
I've always been a huge fan of Symphony X but I forgot to check up on them being so busy in recent years. I just listened to Paradise Lost a month or two ago and I can't help but play it fairly frequently on my ipod. It's f*ing amazing! Definitely one of their best works.
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16.10.2010 - 19:44
Rating: 10
Luneth
US Symphonic always seems so much different to European...
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Evil? I am not Malevolent, I simply am!
Apocalypse, X-Men
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11.11.2010 - 10:18
Rating: 8
Wes
This album is awful in my opinion. I've never been able to enjoy any part of it. Russel's vocal style has changed, and michael's solos are uninspired watered down versions of his past ones. I have a feeling that this album is rated highly by a completely different crowd than their old fans. Ugg I can't stand this album. : (
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09.02.2011 - 11:39
Rating: 9
rasto
This album is very good.
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17.06.2011 - 03:06
Rating: 9
iMorphball
Incredible album that opened me up to their amazing discography. Can't go wrong with this one. CLASSIC album. \m/
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04.01.2012 - 03:29
Mountain King
K i K o
I really like this band but this is overrated. 8.8? just as good as V and Divine Wings? I really don't think so. 7 and that's just for the excellent riffs and music on the album. I really don't like the vocals on most tracks, except the chorus of set the world on fire and the title track. 7/10 and not more...
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26.07.2012 - 19:40
Rating: 10
Vikcen
Metálico
The two masks

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27.07.2012 - 12:37
Rating: 9
Ag Fox
Angel No More
O.o
well spotted
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loves 小巫
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27.07.2012 - 22:57
Rating: 10
Vikcen
Metálico
Written by Ag Fox on 27.07.2012 at 12:37

O.o
well spotted


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12.08.2012 - 16:13
Rating: 9
DavidBurns
So far this has to be my favourite album of all time. As expected from Symphony X, musical genius strikes again!
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Never rate anything a 10 because there is always so much more to come. If I ever rate anything a 10 don't hesitate to slap me :P
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26.02.2013 - 20:24
Rating: 6
Kocha
I wanted to write a review on this one, but I changed my mind. It's pointless. I can't believe that such great musicians are creating such worthless music. To sum it up: performance is exceptional, production is great, emotional value is close to zero. It leaves you totally empty. Well, not empty, in fact I'm totally pissed off.
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26.02.2013 - 20:59
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by Kocha on 26.02.2013 at 20:24

I wanted to write a review on this one, but I changed my mind. It's pointless. I can't believe that such great musicians are creating such worthless music. To sum it up: performance is exceptional, production is great, emotional value is close to zero. It leaves you totally empty. Well, not empty, in fact I'm totally pissed off.

While you are certainly entitled to your opinion, It is against the grain, indeed.
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28.02.2013 - 16:21
Rating: 8
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by Kocha on 27.02.2013 at 22:01

The year is not 1997.


That is exactly why it's good they didn't continue playing power/prog keyboard metal and moved towards more straightforward heavy metal influences. The metal scene was already overloaded of this music, it was a damn good time for a change and to add more personality to their music.
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23.11.2014 - 15:31
Rating: 9
ViggoViking
"Set The World On Fire" got me into metal. Thanks Symphony X!
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02.05.2016 - 14:20
Mountain King
K i K o
Written by Kocha on 26.02.2013 at 20:24

I wanted to write a review on this one, but I changed my mind. It's pointless. I can't believe that such great musicians are creating such worthless music. To sum it up: performance is exceptional, production is great, emotional value is close to zero. It leaves you totally empty. Well, not empty, in fact I'm totally pissed off.

I agree to a certain extent although 6 is too harsh for me. Although it has some great moments and great music, I would put at least 4 SX albums ahead of this one...
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