James Williams: X Opus - classy music on a par with Symphony X

Members: James Williams • Brian Dixon • David Crocker • Corbett Tucker • Jesse Gallegos • Matthew Bowers

The Epiphany, the debut CD from the symphonic metal band X Opus, is a celestial blend of enigmatic lyrical threads and layered neoclassical metal. Tracks such as "Terrified", "Forsaken" "On Top of the World", "Pharaohs of Lies" and "In the Heavens" are haunting yet radiant musical vignettes, imbued with the power of spiritual transformation.
While traces of Hendrix, Symphony X and J.S. Bach can be d
etected throughout the 10- track CD, X Opus has shaped a dense musical landscape pockmarked by major plateaus and minor gullies. The combination of doomy chord changes, bombastic compositional grandness, the flavor of Middle Eastern scales, and lyrical themes, based on the redemptive nature of faith, is enough to send chills up and down your spine.



X Opus - Pharaohs Of Lies