Symphony X (album)

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Symphony X
Symphony X album.jpg
Studio album by Symphony X
Released Late 1994
Recorded August–September 1994
Studio The Hit Factory in New York City; The Castle Studios
Genre Progressive metal, neoclassical metal
Length 53:30
Label Zero Corporation
Producer Symphony X
Symphony X chronology
Symphony X
The Damnation Game
(1995)The Damnation Game1995

Symphony X is the first studio album by progressive metal band Symphony X, originally released in 1994 through Zero Corporation in Japan, and reissued in 1996 through Inside Out Music in Europe;[1] a remastered edition was reissued on January 13, 2004 through Inside Out Music. The album's release came about as a result of band guitarist Michael Romeo's 1994 solo album, The Dark Chapter, achieving success in Japan.[2] It is the only Symphony X album to feature singer Rod Tyler, who would be replaced by Russell Allen on all subsequent works.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic1.5/5 stars[4]

Robert Taylor at AllMusic gave Symphony X 1.5 stars out of 5, noting the predominant Yngwie Malmsteen influences throughout the music, and calling the album "Humble beginnings for what was to become a very original and influential band."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Symphony X.

1."Into the Dementia"1:01
2."The Raging Season"5:01
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:53:30



  1. ^ Sharpe-Young, Garry (2009). "Symphony X". MusicMight. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  2. ^ Edwards, Owen (2008-03-04). "Michael Romeo Interview – A Perfect Symphony Part One: 1970's to 2000.". All Out Guitar. Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  3. ^ "FAQ". Retrieved 2015-01-30.
  4. ^ a b Taylor, Robert. "Symphony X - Symphony X". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2015-01-30.

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