The Odyssey

InsideOut Music
Release date
22 Sep 2006
Running length
9 tracks
Running time


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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Inferno (unleash The Fire) 5:32 45,911
2 Wicked 5:32 37,031
3 Incantations Of The Apprentice 4:22 30,564
4 Accolade II 7:53 37,749
5 King Of Terrors 6:20 36,379
6 The Turning 4:44 31,909
7 Awakenings 8:21 31,801
8 The Odyssey 24:17 30,476
9 Masquerade (bonustrack) 6:00 1,289

About this album

The Odyssey is the sixth studio effort of progressive metal band Symphony X. The fourth track, “Accolade II”, is a sequel to the famous “The Accolade” from The Divine Wings Of Tragedy. “King of Terrors”, track number five, is based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, “The Pit and the Pendulum.” This line continues in the sixth track, where the seventh track can be seen as a warming up to the grand finale: track eight is a 24-minute musical take on/version of Homer’s The Odyssey about the journey home of Greek hero Odysseus.

Track listing

1. “Inferno (unleash The Fire)” – 5:32 (Romeo, Allen)
2. “Wicked” – 5:30 (Romeo, Allen)
3. “Incantations Of The Apprentice” – 4:19 (Romeo, Allen)
4. “Accolade II” – 7:54 (Romeo, Pinella, Lepond, Allen)
5. “King Of Terrors” – 6:16 (Romeo, Pinella, Allen, Rullo)
6. “The Turning” – 4:44 (Romeo, Lepond, Allen)
7. “Awakenings” – 8:18 (Romeo, Pinella, Lepond, Allen)
8. “The Odyssey” – 24:14
9. “Masquerade ‘98” (Limited Edition/Japanese bonustrack) – 6:01 (Romeo, Pinella, Miller, Rullo, Tyler)
10. “Frontiers” (Japanese bonustrack) 4:50


* Russell Allen - vocals
* Michael Romeo - guitars, orchestral keyboards, and programming
* Michael Pinnella - piano, keyboards
* Michael Lepond - bass
* Jason Rullo - drums

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  • joaopauloC

    O mais bruto do Symphony X

    21 Aug 7:15pm Reply
  • tinbasher66

    My first and only one I have at the moment. I bought it after listening to Incantations Of The Apprentice and The Turning. One of the best albums I've heard.

    19 Aug 2012 Reply
  • arenamaster

    their best

    29 Apr 2012 Reply

    This is by far the most epic album I've ever heard.

    16 Oct 2011 Reply
  • cesareslava73

    Monumental !!

    26 Aug 2011 Reply
  • nicolasbj

    epic stellar masterpiece! [4]

    3 Jul 2011 Reply
  • IEatVegans

    "Seems like forever my eyes have been denied. Home, I dream of home. I've been 20 years away from all I ever knew. To return would make my dream come true."

    19 Jun 2011 Reply
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  • Carlitolow

    epic stellar masterpiece! [3]

    29 Sep 2010 Reply
  • OneWhiteDuck

    Epic album [2]

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • darkthrone

    epic stellar masterpiece! [2] I fucking love this album!!! And Michael Romeo is a GOD

    19 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Dad2JDC

    This is definitely my favorite album so far. Although I haven't heard V yet.

    12 Nov 2009 Reply
  • MetalFL0riO86

    Best SX album followed by V

    23 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Xelias11

    epic stellar masterpiece!

    3 Oct 2008 Reply
  • LiquidEternity

    Well, it would be pretty lame to write a song about an epic and not make it... epic.

    14 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Chip14

    epic has been a very abused word. it would normally fit the oddyssey perfectly to describe it. I choose to tell my friends that the odyssey is pure sex. without the sex. i think thats a good way to describe the song. as for the album. its just so damn awesome.

    4 May 2008 Reply
  • KatalystFactor

    Odyssey is insane...I just love how epic it is.

    17 Apr 2008 Reply
  • Snowman01

    Their epic thus far

    7 Apr 2008 Reply
  • Enman

    When the opening riff to Inferno starts you know this ones gonna be a badass album start to finish and it delivers. Romeo throws so many notes out per second its enough to make someone put down the guitar for good

    25 Mar 2008 Reply
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