Symphony X (album)

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Symphony X
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Studio album by
ReleasedLate 1994
RecordedAugust–September 1994
Studio The Hit Factory in New York City; The Castle Studios
Genre
Length53:30
Label Zero Corporation
Producer Symphony X
Symphony X chronology
Symphony X
(1994)
The Damnation Game
(1995)

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]

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Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
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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

All tracks are written by Symphony X.

No.TitleLength
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:53:30

Personnel

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