Best Symphony X Songs

Vote for the BEST song by a really underrated prog. metal band!

The Top Ten

1 The Odyssey - The Odyssey

Whoever did not vote for this song is not a true Symphony X fan! This is an absolute masterpiece and one of my favourite songs ever along with Dream Theater's Octavarium and A Change Of Seasons.

This song has everything you want a song to have, Divine wings of tragedy has some unnecessary parts but this does not... You listen the song through and you wont ever get bored, prog in its best ways!

This song is ultimately twenty four minutes off epicness... I gotta say, The Divine Wings Of Tragedy is brilliant, but The Odyssey does it for me.

I’m so glad that one of my friends on this website showed me this song, because I must say, this is a masterpiece! - saturatedsunrise

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2 Paradise Lost - Paradise Lost

Why the Hollywood Undead album cover? - Songsta41

This song is just incredibly moving. The entire Paradise Lost album is epic!

Paradise Lost, Paradise Lost... incredible. I love the chorus, its just beautiful

Best powermetal song!

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3 The Divine Wings of Tragedy - The Divine Wings of Tragedy

This song is truly genius. The six and a half minute instrumental section is one of the most ridiculously progressive things they've ever done, and Russell Allen's vocals are at their peak. It should be in the top 5, at least.

How this long epic is not on the list or simply not even number 1 is beyond my understanding? Well, someone has to bring it up. This song = greatest 20 minutes in music! - metalmaiden

Just... a beauty. What a song! Progressive at times, hard-hitting at others, sometimes both - just amazing!

This song is like an extended version of Learning to Live by Dream Theater. Unbelievable good!

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4 Set the World on Fire - Paradise Lost

A Mix of heaviness, beauty and power. I love how they mixed progressive, thrash and power metal in one song. Easily their best.

An excellent mix of a variety of genres. Catchy, heavy, and melodic.

"How to Start an Album". By Symphony X. Others should learn from this mastery. Best when paired with the epic intro track, "Oculus Ex Inferni".

5 When All is Lost - Iconoclast

Wow! This song truly shows the diverse nature of Symphony X. It's a gentle ballad, just voice and piano, then gradually builds toa truly epic metal song. Fantastic musicianship, the guitars and keyboards work beautifully, throughout this magnificent piece, Allen's voice is incredible, showing sensitivity and emotion. Easily their best song (yes, even better than their other epic The Odyssey).

From their new album, a beautiful ballad with a really catchy chorus! It rivals the song "Paradise Lost" in epicness - petrucci75hammet

Symphony X shows how to do it... Whit every single song
But "when all is lost" is crown JeWeLL. Much thanks to russell allen and michael romeo... And the other guys

This song is just perfect.

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6 The Accolade - The Divine Wings of Tragedy

Just simply amazing. I had the same experience listening to this song as I did when I first listened to metropolis part 1 when I was first getting in to dream theater. Simply amazing.

By far, the best prog rock song of all time. I am a huge fan of symphony x, dream theater, circus maximus, opeth, adagio, and star one. This is one of my favorite prog anthems ever.

I Can't believe this song isn't the first one! It's obviously their best one, one of the most epic prog songs all time!

This song captures the essence of fantasy itself without making you cringe, wowing the listener all the way through. One of the greatest metal songs of all time. - Caleb9000

7 The Edge of Forever - The Damnation Game

Such a beautiful song- from the soft, haunting intro, to the epic chorus, and the amazing guitar solo

8 Communion and the Oracle - V: The New Mythology Suite

Their most complete song

The melodies in this song are insane

My favorite.

9 Legend - Underworld

What the heck? Why is this all the way at the bottom? Come on this song is really good! The chorus is amazing!

Symphony X's musicianship has become outstanding. This is an underrated song. Deserves more people giving it a chance.

10 Egypt - V: The New Mythology Suite

Honestly I don't know why this song is so low on this list.

Was nothing less than shocked seeing Egypt so low.
It's one of the best songs I know in Prog Metal

The Contenders

11 Revelation (Divus Pennae Ex Tragoedia) - Paradise Lost

How the hell is this so low?

The best yet from (almost) the best ever. Only Gamma Ray beat this band for me, and this is SX's greatest song off their greatest album. Yet.

12 The Walls of Babylon - Paradise Lost

Best one on Paradise Lost. Whatan epic intro

13 Sea of Lies - The Divine Wings of Tragedy

A great place to start for the uninformed Symphony X listener! - zrockin

From technical point of view is amazing

Romeo's tapping here on the guitar solo is legendary. No tapping has been more melodic than that sus2 major and minor chord successions. It's by far the best symphony x song in terms of technicality and melodicaly

14 Through the Looking Glass - Twilight in Olympus

Should be Top 5 Symphomy X song. At least better than the Top 40 Pop Song, "Without You".

Top 5 best song from SX, also the best Alice in Wonderland-themed song ever. Allen sings with such emotion and the musical changes make this an epic SX song.

15 Church of the Machine - Twilight in Olympus

Guitar riffs on this masterpiece, show why Michael Romeo is one of the best! - zrockin

Should be at least top 10.
Absolutely EPIC!

16 Of Sins and Shadows - The Divine Wings of Tragedy
17 Children of a Faceless God - Iconoclast

Amazingly epic heavy song with not ONE but TWO shredding guitar solos from Romeo, really catchy chorus too. One of the best Iconoclast songs for sure! - petrucci75hammet

One of my favourites ever! Extremely catchy guitar line

18 Smoke and Mirrors - Twilight in Olympus

Still their best song in my humble opinion, but it is the first song I ever heard of theirs, so probably has something to do with it. It is an excellent song, technically proficient and as written before, the guitar work is their stamp, kind of like the guitar intro from Cowboys From Hell for Pantera, just saying! - zrockin

The guitar part in this song is one of the most amazing things I've ever heard in my life. The rest of the song is good too.

It's fast and well written, this is Thomas Miller's best song. In my opinion

19 Without You - Underworld

A great semi-ballad off their upcoming new album, evidence that there has been no drop in quality after a 4-year wait! - petrucci75hammet

I wish I would have written this song! Hands down one of their most beautifully written. Maybe not the most technical, but they're allowed to have some simpler songs in their playbook! - zrockin

A nice ballad (almost) from Underworld. Nice to hear Russel Allen actually sing again after his five year tenure with Adrenaline Mob. - IronSabbathPriest

1. Paradise Lost
2. Accolade II
3. Without You
4. The Odyssey
5. The End of Innocence
6. The Communion and the Oracle
7. Domination
8. The Edge of Forever
9. Set the World on Fire
10. The Divine Wings of Tragedy

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20 Charon - Underworld

Very powerful start, great vocals, guitar is amazing(! ).

Love this CD, awesome song here.

21 Eve of Seduction - Paradise Lost

Spine chilling fretwork diamond perfect. Symphony x roxxx!

22 Domination - Paradise Lost

I agree, this song should be in top 10 list easily. Brilliant guitars riff, powerful vocals, aggressive song.

Much better than rated here, in my humble opinion it belongs in the top ten. Guitar work is phenomenal.

23 A Lesson Before Dying - Symphony X
24 Iconoclast - Iconoclast

This song is so amazing! It's a long epic by the band which is most likely why it is sitting up there on my personal list. It's a beautifully crafted stunning masterpiece - PsychoSandman33

Up there with The Glass Prison, Oblivion and The Grudge as one of my favorite Prog Metal openers - cjWriter1997

25 To Hell and Back - Underworld

Lovin' that keyboard solo. - IronSabbathPriest

26 Inferno (Unleash the Fire) - The Odyssey
27 The Haunting - The Damnation Game
28 Accolade II - The Odyssey

One of their best song and its much better than the accolade

How the hell is this so low? This is one of their best songs... !

A Truly undderrated masterpiece off the Odyssey album and a great sequel song to the first Accolade, hard to believe it's this damn low on the list, should be up towards the top 15!

Top 10 SX song. Very underrated. I think it rivals The Accolade. Only thing that could make this song better, is if it was twice as long.

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29 The Sacrifice - Paradise Lost

Very underrated song... it has an awesome feeling and vocal work

30 Candlelight Fantasia - The Divine Wings of Tragedy

This is one of the few favorites for this band. it deserves more attention

This one and lady of the snow stand above the rest

Just voted for this to get it higher

Extremely Underrated!

31 The Witching Hour - The Divine Wings of Tragedy
32 Evolution (The Grand Design) - V: The New Mythological Suite

This song is so ridiculously good, especially the chorus! The chord progression is really great, and the riffs and solo by Romeo are wicked. Vocal harmonies are also spectacular. I particularly enjoy the ending. I wish the ending was a song of its own.

This song just has the perfect pacing for me. Many tempos fit me at certain times and other times don't suit my mood. This song always gets my blood pumping and lifts me up. "Here we are, children of sun and star..."

This should be WAY higher, it's got awesome progression and an amazing solo! - NuMetalManiak

33 King of Terrors - The Odyssey
34 A Fool's Paradise - V - The New Mythology Suite


35 The Damnation Game - The Damnation Game
36 Reign in Madness - Iconoclast
37 Rediscovery Pt: 2- V: the New Mythology Suite

Why the hell is this one so low on this list, in my opinion, it's one of the most under-rated songs on the V Album... at least should be on the top 10.

A truly stunning conclusion to a truly brilliant, underrated concept album. Why on earth was this not put on the list? Progressive, epic, emotional, and quintessentially Symphony X, this belongs up there with DWOT and Odyssey.

Easily, Top 10 SX song. It closes the best SX album ever and has enough song changes to make every prog enthusiast ecstatic.

38 The Serpent's Kiss - Paradise Lost
39 Awakenings - The Odyssey

nice guitar solo by romeo - one of their best songs - petrucci75hammet

One of their best songs. great guitar solos, brilliant keyboard solo. should be at the top 10

40 Out of the Ashes - The Divine Wings of Tragedy

Best song no doubt (H), just because The Divine Wings of Tragedy was launched right after the Liberty Sons (Metal Gear Solid Spin Off) does not mean it is worst than it. The Ashes symbolize the death of Argonian's son by a car accident.

41 Absence of Light - V: The New Mythology Suite
42 Dehumanized - Iconoclast

what 34?!

43 Bastards of the Machine - Iconoclast

One of the faster songs from the album, it has a cool, groovy keyboard riff, as well as a good vocals. - petrucci75hammet

Best song from then period! Such a catchy tune and vocals! And the keys give at another boost of awesomeness!

44 Wicked - The Odyssey
45 Seven - Paradise Lost
46 Nevermore - Underworld

52?! What?

47 Orion - The Hunter - Twilight in Olympus

An underrated song, even for Symphony X's standards.

48 Fallen - V: The New Mythological Suite

Why are there so few songs from The New Mythology Suite up higher on this list?! It's their best album.. This is quite a standout track too, the chorus is mind-blowing

49 Underworld - Underworld
50 Pharaoh - The Divine Wings of Tragedy
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1. The Odyssey - The Odyssey
2. Paradise Lost - Paradise Lost
3. Iconoclast - Iconoclast
1. The Odyssey - The Odyssey
2. When All is Lost - Iconoclast
3. Set the World on Fire - Paradise Lost
1. The Walls of Babylon - Paradise Lost
2. Paradise Lost - Paradise Lost
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