Symphony X (album)

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Symphony X
Studio album by Symphony X
Released Late 1994
Recorded August–September 1994 at The Hit Factory in New York City; The Castle Studios
Genre Progressive metal, neo-classical metal
Length 53:30
Label Zero
Producer Symphony X
Symphony X chronology
Symphony X
The Damnation Game
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

Symphony X is the first studio album by progressive metal band Symphony X, released in 1994 through Zero Corporation (Japan) and reissued in 1996 through Inside Out Music (Europe);[2] a remastered edition was reissued on January 13, 2004 through Inside Out.[3] The album's release came about as a result of guitarist Michael Romeo's 1994 solo album The Dark Chapter achieving success in Japan.[4] This is the only Symphony X album to feature vocalist Rod Tyler, who would be replaced by Russell Allen on their subsequent album The Damnation Game (1995).[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Symphony X. 

No. Title Length
1. "Into the Dementia"   1:01
2. "The Raging Season"   5:01
3. "Premonition"   5:37
4. "Masquerade"   4:28
5. "Absinthe and Rue"   7:16
6. "Shades of Grey"   5:41
7. "Taunting the Notorious"   3:20
8. "Rapture or Pain"   5:05
9. "Thorns of Sorrow"   3:54
10. "A Lesson Before Dying"   12:07
Total length:



  1. ^ Taylor, Robert. "Symphony X - Symphony X". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
  2. ^ Sharpe-Young, Garry (2009). "Symphony X". MusicMight. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
  3. ^ "Symphony X [Original recording reissued, Special Edition]". Amazon. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
  4. ^ Edwards, Owen (2008-03-04). "Michael Romeo Interview – A Perfect Symphony Part One: 1970's to 2000.". All Out Guitar. Retrieved 2014-05-22.
  5. ^ "FAQ". Retrieved 2013-08-20.

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