is the sixth studio album by The Odyssey progressive metal band Symphony X, released on November 5, 2002 through Inside Out Music. The album is the band's first to be recorded entirely at guitarist Michael Romeo's home studio, The Dungeon. "Accolade II" is a sequel to "The Accolade" from [3 ] (1997). The title track is the album's grand finale: a 24-minute musical interpretation of The Divine Wings of Tragedy Homer's Odyssey, an epic poem about the journey of Greek hero Odysseus.
Critical reception [ edit ]
Alex Henderson at
AllMusic gave The Odyssey three stars out of five, calling it an "old-school" album and "dated" for its time, while clarifying that "dated isn't necessarily a bad thing—if you hold a particular era in high regard, dated can actually be a plus." He also likened the mythical and fantasy elements to classic heavy metal acts such as Queensrÿche, Yngwie Malmsteen, Ronnie James Dio, Iron Maiden and Metallica. [1 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
"Inferno (Unleash the Fire)"
Russell Allen, Michael Romeo Romeo
"Incantations of the Apprentice"
Michael Pinnella, Michael Lepond 7:53
"King of Terrors"
Jason Rullo Romeo, Pinnella
Romeo, Pinnella, Lepond
"Part I - Odysseus' Theme / Overture"
"Part II - Journey to Ithaca"
"Part III - The Eye"
"Part IV - Circe (Daughter of the Sun)"
"Part V - Sirens"
"Part VI - Scylla and Charybdis
a) Gulf of Doom
b) Drifting Home"
"Part VII - The Fate of the Suitors / Champion of Ithaca"
Rullo, Pinnella, Romeo, Rod Tyler,
Thomas Miller 6:00
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