Best Symphony X Songs

Vote for the BEST song by a really underrated prog. metal band!
The Top Ten
1 The Odyssey - The Odyssey

Pretty much the "how to" in what a progressive metal epic should be. A great lyrical story backed by one of Russell Allen's best performances. The perfect balance of heavy and soft guitar work, this song takes you on an adventure.

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!

2 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!

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

3 Paradise Lost - Paradise Lost

Love its melody, lyrics and every thing... A masterpiece... An essence of great music, compressed into a 6 minute song... Love it

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

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

4 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.

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.

5 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.

"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".

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

6 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.

V is by far my favorite album from these guys and I generally listen to the album start to finish as if it was one track, but this song really stands out.

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

7 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).

Amazing, Heavy, Epic! Symphony X has progressivley gotten better release after release and Iconoclast does not disappoint! I thought Paradise Lost was as step in the right direction, Iconoclast hits the nail on the head. The title track is epic among others, buy this albyum and check them out w/ Iced Earth and Warbringer this year!

8 The Edge of Forever - The Damnation Game
9 Communion and the Oracle - V: The New Mythology Suite

Such a beautiful song that I didn't care for when I was younger, but has since grown to be one of my favorites.

The melodies in this song are insane

10 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!

The Contenders
11 Church of the Machine - Twilight in Olympus

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

12 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!

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

13 Through the Looking Glass - Twilight in Olympus

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.

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

14 Revelation (Divus Pennae Ex Tragoedia) - Paradise Lost

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.

15 A Fool's Paradise - V - The New Mythology Suite

Russell's vocals on this song are just fantastic.

16 Rediscovery Pt: 2- V: the New Mythology Suite

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.

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.

The climax to my favorite album. I don't hear this song mentioned much, but I can't get enough it. The "Bow down to me" section is perfect.

17 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

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

18 The Walls of Babylon - Paradise Lost
19 Without You - Underworld

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.

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

20 Of Sins and Shadows - The Divine Wings of Tragedy
21 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!

22 Sea of Lies - The Divine Wings of Tragedy

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

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

From technical point of view is amazing

23 Charon - Underworld

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

24 The End of Innocence - Iconoclast

Very heavy and mechanical. The best of their post-Odyssey material in my opinion.

25 Accolade II - The Odyssey

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.

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

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