Best Symphony X Songs

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

The Top Ten

1 The Odyssey - The Odyssey The Odyssey - The Odyssey

Absolutely an epic! Rated this songs after dream theater's epics

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.

Yes, finally a list where I agree with number 1 spot for once. This song is the embodiment of greatness!

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!

2 Paradise Lost - Paradise Lost Paradise Lost - Paradise Lost

Such a beautiful song where the composition fits the lyrics and theme perfectly

Why the Hollywood Undead album cover? - Songsta41

I consider this to be the best power metal song!

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

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

Such a hard choice I almost didn't choose. The choir won me over though. Sorry Oddyssey and Paradise lost!

No question their best song. The Odyssey is good, but this has it beat by a wide margin

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

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

How can someone not think that this is the greatest song of all time?
Beautiful ballad, backed by a face shredding solo.
Symphony X TRULY outdid themselves this time.
It's going to be next to impossible to create another song like this, in my opinion.

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 Egypt - V: The New Mythology Suite

This is my favorite song on The New Mythology Suite, that pre-chorus and chorus always gets stuck in my head. This is probably my favorite Symphony X song behind The Odyssey.

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

10 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.

The Contenders

11 Legend - Underworld

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

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

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

Great ballad to dedicate a woman!

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20 Charon - Underworld

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

Love this CD, awesome song here.

21 Iconoclast - Iconoclast

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

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

22 Eve of Seduction - Paradise Lost

Spine chilling fretwork diamond perfect. Symphony x roxxx!

23 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.

24 A Lesson Before Dying - Symphony X
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 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

32 The Witching Hour - The Divine Wings of Tragedy
33 King of Terrors - The Odyssey
34 A Fool's Paradise - V - The New Mythology Suite


35 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.

36 The Damnation Game - The Damnation Game
37 Reign in Madness - Iconoclast
38 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.

39 The Serpent's Kiss - Paradise Lost
40 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

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

what 34?!

43 Wicked - The Odyssey
44 Seven - Paradise Lost
45 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!

46 Nevermore - Underworld

52?! What?

47 Underworld - Underworld

Best song, Definitely at least top 10, song stays strong throughout and has amazing riffs along with powerful choruses

48 Orion - The Hunter - Twilight in Olympus

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

49 Masquerade - Symphony X

Classical masquerade is mystical and powerful

50 Pharaoh - The Divine Wings of Tragedy
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