Other bands that sound like Symphony X?

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  1. SeanC

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    I've really been wanting to find a new band latey thats similar to Symphony X. What I really love about Symphony X is how they're really heavy but at the same time very melodic and almost mellow. Its hard to describe, like with Symphony X I can just put on their music and totally chill out and be relaxed while listening to it where most other music I listen to gets me all fired up and ready to kick ass. I hope you guys understand what I'm getting at. I know you guys will mention Dream Theater, but I never got too into them, but I suppose theyre still up the same alley I'm looking for. Any suggestions?
     
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    Not exactly like them, but check out Adagio.
     
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    Dude...thank you, this is exactly the kind of stuff I'm looking for. I'm listened to sound samples on Amazon and I'm really liking what I hear so far. Any albums in particular I should check out?
     
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    Take a listen to Kamelot. Similiar but not them same, sort of. Check them out and you might enjoy it.
     
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    Awesome, havn't heard them either. I love this kind of heavy epic stuff.

    Great suggestions so far. Any others?
     
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    The album "Underworld" is quite good.
     
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    Umm... Dream Theater? Cuz they're a freakin DT clone.
     
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    Ive heard their most recent one and it ruled face. so go for that one. I Also might suggest the band Andromeda (Their first disc, Extension of the Wish is awesome).
    You might also want to try:
    Twisted into form (The band, not the album)

    :rofl: thats like the time you told me Iced Earth was an iron maiden clone :lol:
     
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    Symphony X is a Dream Theater clone? :ugh:

    Having listened to both bands extensively, and being a fan of both, I can say they're about as similar as Iron Maiden and Napalm Death.
     
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    Well, they both write songs. I guess that got that.
     
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    Circus Maximus - The First Chapter
     
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    Sea of lies is an exact copy od under a glass moon... :lol: No, Dream theater doesnt sound anything like SX. I love both bands, I dont know any except adagio that sounds like Symphony X... But Angra's first album, holy land, is worth checking out! Awesome prog album and I get similar vibes even though it sounds nothing like Symphony X.
     
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    I second Andromeda , Adagio , and Circus maximus !!!

    Not exacly like symphony but you might want to check Era Vulgaris (the band not the Queens of staone age album :))
    Pagan's mind (is a bit more upbeat happy as symphony)
     
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    How could I forget Magnitude 9? Doh! Check out Rob Johnson's interview on in the interview section.
     
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    Ace album and song! Cool that you guys have heard about them.. the bassplayer in my band talks a lot with the circus guys :p


    aaanyways... Check out Beyond Twilight. They take the prog thing a bit longer than symphony x. A bit more exprimental and less power metal. Maybe your thing is power metal, then that is a bit of a downside. You should check it out. I only have 2 of 3 albums, but I think any of the albums kick ass! :hbang:
     
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    lol Dream Theater and Symphony X aren't clones of each other at all.

    But to answer the question, yes Circus Maximus would be a great band to get into in regards to that Symphony X/Dream Theater sound. They're kinda too good at it though, sometimes it's a bit creepy and unoriginal for me, but that's only when I'm not in the mood for them.
     
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    circus maximus is awesome, you should also check out koyaanisqatsy (instrumental prog=awesome), savage circus, adagio if they havent already been mentioned and nightscape (not really sym X style, but still awesome.) also matt moliti's dark empire is awesome too (cool guy as well)

    and of coarse kamelot owns your soul!:hbang:
     
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    :rofl: I hope you're not serious about that.

    If you are, then you've never heard Symphony X before.
     

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