The Odyssey (album)

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The Odyssey
Studio album by Symphony X
Released November 5, 2002 (2002-11-05)[1]
Recorded Symphony X in The Dungeon
Genre Progressive metal, neo-classical metal
Length 66:52
Label Inside Out
Producer Michael Romeo
Symphony X chronology
Live on the Edge of Forever
The Odyssey
Paradise Lost
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Odyssey is the sixth studio album by 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 Symphony X Dungeon.[2] "Accolade II" is a sequel to "The Accolade" from The Divine Wings of Tragedy (1997). The title track is the album's grand finale: a 24-minute musical interpretation of Homer's Odyssey, an epic poem about the journey of Greek hero Odysseus.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Inferno (Unleash the Fire)"   Russell Allen, Michael Romeo Romeo 5:32
2. "Wicked"   Allen Romeo 5:32
3. "Incantations of the Apprentice"   Allen Romeo 4:22
4. "Accolade II"   Allen Romeo, Michael Pinnella, Michael Lepond 7:53
5. "King of Terrors"   Allen, Romeo, Jason Rullo Romeo, Pinnella 6:19
6. "The Turning"   Allen, Romeo Romeo, Lepond 4:44
7. "Awakenings"   Allen, Romeo Romeo, Pinnella, Lepond 8:21
8. "The Odyssey"
  • "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"  


  • (instrumental)
  • Allen, Romeo
  • Romeo
  • Romeo
  • Romeo
  • (instrumental)

  • Lepond, Romeo
  • Romeo
  • Romeo
  • Romeo
  • Romeo
  • Romeo
  • Romeo

  • Romeo
Total length:



  1. ^ a b Henderson, Alex. "The Odyssey - Symphony X". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
  2. ^ The Odyssey liner notes.
  3. ^ "The Odyssey". Retrieved 2014-05-30.

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