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Evil_Empire24-7
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Any opinions ?
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I think he's amazing, although to me he sounds alot like Malmsteen with some of the things he does but regardless he is a very good player... I really like Symphony X so yeah, good guitarist.
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amazing... he reminds me of Peter Kay with long hair for some reason
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I really like him, Love Symphony X and I love watching him play. Everything he plays seems so effortless and smooth.
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Heh heh. It's funny you should mention him. I'm listening to The Divine Wings of Tradegy right now!

I think Romeo is a really good guitarist, very melodic, but at the same time can shred his fingers off...I also think his tone is awesome, nice and chunky.
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hes nothing special, hes very talented but fairly boring at times.
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nothing special, hes very talented but fairly boring at times.


And you said that with an Iron Maiden avatar in your profile...
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And you said that with an Iron Maiden avatar in your profile...


did i compare him to anyone, did I ever say that Dave Murry could kick his ass? No, i said that he sometimes bores me, its called an opinion dumbass, learn to respect it.

I do like some of his stuff though, he just dosent click with me.
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it seems that whenever someone has a classical influence they're labeled as a malsteen clone. I think romeo is 10x more interesting to listen to than malmsteen.

his solos are epic, the one in accolade ii is one of my all time favs
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did i compare him to anyone, did I ever say that Dave Murry could kick his ass? No, i said that he sometimes bores me, its called an opinion dumbass, learn to respect it.

I do like some of his stuff though, he just dosent click with me.


I didn't mean because he's "better" than Dave Murray. I mean Iron Maiden as a group are boring and repetative, that not an opinion, that's fact. C5 D5 & E5, anyone?

I do like Iron Maiden, but I wont tolerate saying another artist is boring when they listen to one of the mosst repetative bands on the planet. I'd respect your opinion if you weren't a hypocrite.
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He is awsome, his tapping is so fluent and clean...
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Quote by Smokey Amp
I didn't mean because he's "better" than Dave Murray. I mean Iron Maiden as a group are boring and repetative, that not an opinion, that's fact. C5 D5 & E5, anyone?

I do like Iron Maiden, but I wont tolerate saying another artist is boring when they listen to one of the mosst repetative bands on the planet. I'd respect your opinion if you weren't a hypocrite.


I cant tell you the last time i listened to Maiden, i got bored of them, I get bored of all artists every once and a while and it takes me a few weeks or months to get back into them.

Notice in my post i said he is fairly boring AT TIMES, I'm not always bored with him, infact he has a few songs that i very much like, I just find alot of his other stuff unintresting.
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Quote by Smokey Amp
I didn't mean because he's "better" than Dave Murray. I mean Iron Maiden as a group are boring and repetative, that not an opinion, that's fact. C5 D5 & E5, anyone?

I do like Iron Maiden, but I wont tolerate saying another artist is boring when they listen to one of the mosst repetative bands on the planet. I'd respect your opinion if you weren't a hypocrite.



arent you the hypocrit if your bitching your opinions at him for having opinions? just let it be. We want peace.
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He kicks major Bollox if I may say so. His fluidity is on par with the greats easily.
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Really like the guys style (and by that I don't mean his fashion sense ). Great allround shred/metal player- distinctive sound, great technique, licks, tone you name it. Really looking forward to the next Symphony X album.
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yes, that's out this year isn't it!?!
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yup, havent really got into em though. Any reccomendations, more on the metal side?


yeah, rhapsody play alot of bull**** but some of their songs are awesome. luca turelli is awesome. statovarious are pretty good. not very heavy though and there singer can go as high as a kite
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michael romeo is awesome. i dont think he copies malmsteen but he has the same style as malmsteen and he does a lot more legato runs+tapping than yngwie
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yeah, rhapsody play alot of bull**** but some of their songs are awesome. luca turelli is awesome. statovarious are pretty good. not very heavy though and there singer can go as high as a kite


now stratovarious i like, damn theyve got some good ****.
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jens johanssonn is an awesome keyboardist. i forget the name of their guitarist but he's pretty awesome too.
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Symphony X are my favourite band, and Michael Romeo my favourite guitarist. Personally, I've never thought that he sounded like Malmsteen. In my opinion, Romeo has his own style. Symphony X are a very melodic band, and also because it's progressive you have parts which you're just not expecting and make you think about music in new ways.
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^ agree.

Altough they may use some of the same modes/scales Romeo IMO uses more variation in the modes and styles and techiques.

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^u don't show up very much these days , are u working on an album ?
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IMO Romeo is a little underrated, just cause someone on occasion uses the harmonic minor scale doesnt make them a malmsteen clone. I think romeo wipes his ass with Yngwie. Like others have said he is a very melodic soloer but christ that guy's fingers are fast. At times though Symphony X's stuff is pretty DT ish. The singer kinda sounds alike as well. The song Awakenings, In my opinion kicks ass, but it could have easily been on a dream theater album.
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^Michael Romeo is often compared to John Petrucci but i think that romeo beats petrucci in technical terms
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IMO Romeo is a little underrated, just cause someone on occasion uses the harmonic minor scale doesnt make them a malmsteen clone. I think romeo wipes his ass with Yngwie. Like others have said he is a very melodic soloer but christ that guy's fingers are fast. At times though Symphony X's stuff is pretty DT ish. The singer kinda sounds alike as well. The song Awakenings, In my opinion kicks ass, but it could have easily been on a dream theater album.



I also think that he's an underrated player, but I don't think that Russel Allen kind of sounds like Labrie. Not at all actually...

Anyway, for those who like SX ( or Romeo's playing), here's the first part of a concert they did in Montreal a few years back. Quality is reasonable, and gets better as the concert progresses. It's a strange file name ( taken from a VCD), and if it doesn't open you just have to open it with WMP yourself ( or whatever it is you use).
If people like it I'll post the second half as well.
Enjoy!


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Yeah, it is kind of annoying when people label anyone who uses the harmonic minor scale a Yngwie rip-off. It's not like he invented the scale and patented it for his use only.
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^Michael Romeo is often compared to John Petrucci but i think that romeo beats petrucci in technical terms


Agreed, Though I tend to like petrucci's music more, especially his non DT stuff like suspended animation and all the LTE albums, technically i think romeo's a bit more solid. For an example Petrucci doesnt seem to sweep nearly as much, and when he sweeps live its way sloppier than what he records. Romeo from what ive heard is pretty much flawless, all the time. BTW If anyone has some good live symphony x stuff Id love to know where to get it.
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Agreed, Though I tend to like petrucci's music more, especially his non DT stuff like suspended animation and all the LTE albums, technically i think romeo's a bit more solid. For an example Petrucci doesnt seem to sweep nearly as much, and when he sweeps live its way sloppier than what he records. Romeo from what ive heard is pretty much flawless, all the time. BTW If anyone has some good live symphony x stuff Id love to know where to get it.


I think petrucci's sloppyness is due to the "buzz" of being on stage, it happens to me to, i get seriously anxious when playing for people and i end up playing sloppier than i usally play.

I think I am going to look into more of his stuff, I havent really given him (MR) much of a second chance.
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Quote by gtgram14
BTW If anyone has some good live symphony x stuff Id love to know where to get it.


I don't have any live albums of theirs ( original or bootleg) but if you're into live footage I suggest you read my previous post, which is two posts above yours
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I think petrucci's sloppyness is due to the "buzz" of being on stage, it happens to me to, i get seriously anxious when playing for people and i end up playing sloppier than i usally play.

I think I am going to look into more of his stuff, I havent really given him (MR) much of a second chance.


i agree, sometime i just play **** anyway like today ive been playin **** we recorded a version of the wicker man (iron maiden) we wern't at our best

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he's just a killer guitarist. Awsome style and technique.
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Anyone happen to have his instramental CD??

Jut got it today, got some wicked stuff on it.
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That pretty much sums it up.
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