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The Damnation Game
Symphony X
The Damnation Game
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1

1995 album by the acclaimed speed/ prog/ symphonic metal quintet from New Jersey. Nine tracks.


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All Artists: Symphony X
Title: The Damnation Game
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Inside Out U.S.
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 9/13/2004
Album Type: Limited Edition, Original recording reissued
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 693723006024


Album Description
1995 album by the acclaimed speed/ prog/ symphonic metal quintet from New Jersey. Nine tracks.

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The real birth of SX
T. Paul | New York, | 02/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Symphony X put themselves on the progressive scence with this album. This album introduces the new singer, Russel Allen.

The instrumentals on this album will blow your mind! (actually I can say that for any other SX albums after Damnation Game :D )

Though this album is not as great as "V" or "Divine Wings of "Tragedy", it is still a decent prog metal album.

Here are my ratings: (5/5 would be a perfect progressive metal song)
1)Damnation Game - 4/5
2)Dressed to Kill - 4/5
3)The Edge of Forever - 6/5, very beautiful song.
4)Savage Curtain - 3/5
5)Whispers - 4/5
6)The Haunting - 3/5
7)Secrets - 4/5
8)Winter's Dream (Part 1) - 5/5
9)A Winter's Dream(Part 2) - 3/5

If you are new to SX then I suggest getting this album first or Divine Wings of Tragedy. The Odyssey is quite different from thier previous albums."
Damnation Game is damn good.
T. Zeppa | Alexandria,VA, USA | 06/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a damn fine album here. It is the bands first album with Russell Allen, their current singer. The album has cool guitar riffs and solos, nice basslines, good vocals, and of course nice melodies from the keys.

While this is far from my favorite by these guys, its still a damn good album.

I'm not going to go into attempts to sell potential new fans on Symphony X. Its your loss if you dont check them out."
Production is sub-par, but the songs are 20 stars!!!
geetarfreak | Utah | 11/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Symphony X would not be where they are today without the addition of Russell Allen. Russell gives them their sound, and is far superior to original voaclist Rod Tyler. Listen to "Symphony X" then "Damnation Game" and you will see a huge difference. The only downside to this album is that the production sucks. Plain and simple; the songs are too quiet. If Damnation Game had the quality of Divine or V, it would be one of their best. With that aside, this album has awesome songs. Michael Romeo tears it up on the guitar. His solos are jaw-dropping! Russell Allen's vocals soar. The other musicians are equally proficient. Every song rules, but the best are "Damnation Game ( incredible guitar solo ), Looks that Kill, The Haunting, the Winter's Call 1 & 2. This album shows that from a production standpoint, Symphony X has come a long way, but from a song quality view, they never go wrong. Buy this after Divine, V, or Odyssey. You will love it!"