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 Cover Art

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.

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.

2 Paradise Lost - Paradise Lost Paradise Lost - Paradise Lost Cover Art

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

Why the Hollywood Undead album cover?

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

3 The Divine Wings of Tragedy - The Divine Wings of Tragedy The Divine Wings of Tragedy - The Divine Wings of Tragedy Cover Art

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!

4 Set the World on Fire - Paradise Lost Set the World on Fire - Paradise Lost Cover Art

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 When All is Lost - Iconoclast Cover Art

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

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 The Accolade - The Divine Wings of Tragedy Cover Art

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.

7 The Edge of Forever - The Damnation Game The Edge of Forever - The Damnation Game Cover Art

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

8 Egypt - V: The New Mythology Suite Egypt - V: The New Mythology Suite Cover Art

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

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

Their most complete song

The melodies in this song are insane

My favorite.

10 Revelation (Divus Pennae Ex Tragoedia) - Paradise Lost Revelation (Divus Pennae Ex Tragoedia) - Paradise Lost Cover Art

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

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.

12 The Walls of Babylon - Paradise Lost The Walls of Babylon - Paradise Lost Cover Art

Best one on Paradise Lost. Whatan epic intro

13 Through the Looking Glass - Twilight in Olympus Through the Looking Glass - Twilight in Olympus Cover Art

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.

14 Children of a Faceless God - Iconoclast Children of a Faceless God - Iconoclast Cover Art

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!

One of my favourites ever! Extremely catchy guitar line

15 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!

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!

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

Great ballad to dedicate a woman!

16 Of Sins and Shadows - The Divine Wings of Tragedy Of Sins and Shadows - The Divine Wings of Tragedy Cover Art
17 Smoke and Mirrors - Twilight in Olympus Smoke and Mirrors - Twilight in Olympus Cover Art

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!

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

18 Charon - Underworld

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

Love this CD, awesome song here.

19 Church of the Machine - Twilight in Olympus Church of the Machine - Twilight in Olympus Cover Art

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

Should be at least top 10.
Absolutely EPIC!

20 Sea of Lies - The Divine Wings of Tragedy Sea of Lies - The Divine Wings of Tragedy Cover Art

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

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

21 A Lesson Before Dying - Symphony X A Lesson Before Dying - Symphony X Cover Art
22 To Hell and Back - Underworld

Lovin' that keyboard solo.

23 Eve of Seduction - Paradise Lost Eve of Seduction - Paradise Lost Cover Art

Spine chilling fretwork diamond perfect. Symphony x roxxx!

24 Inferno (Unleash the Fire) - The Odyssey Inferno (Unleash the Fire) - The Odyssey Cover Art
25 Domination - Paradise Lost Domination - Paradise Lost Cover Art

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.

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