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|Released||November 5, 2002|
|Symphony X chronology|
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 Dungeon. "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 ancient Greek hero Odysseus.
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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.
Loudwire named the album in fifth in the list "Top 25 Power Metal Albums of All Time"and Metal Hammer ranked it at #19 in a similar list.
|1.||"Inferno (Unleash the Fire)"||Russell Allen, Michael Romeo||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" ||.||.||24:09|
|9.||"Masquerade '98"||Romeo, Pinnella, Thomas Miller, Rullo, Rod Tyler||Romeo, Pinnella, Miller, Rullo, Tyler||6:00|
|10.||"Frontiers"||Allen||Romeo, Lepond, Pinnella, Rullo||4:50|
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