Is it really four years since Symphony X’s last album ‘Iconoclast’ was released? A release that I personally struggled with as I found Russell Allen’s vocals to be too gruff too often rather than hitting the highs that I know he is more than capable of. Colleagues too had commented that something was perhaps lacking in the songs so it was with some trepidation that I approached this, their 9th release, ‘Underworld’.
All of that aside, if Get The Led Out comes to your area you’ve got to check them out. Since Bonham is dead and Plant can no longer hit those notes, this is as close as we’re going to get to hearing these wonderful songs live.
I have received two promos so far this year from Aussie metal JUST SAY ROCK and both of them are among my top handful of metal releases this year, so up until now it looks like this label is only signing world ready, amazing bands and kudos for them for doing so…