No, definitely not. I don’t care for much of the screamo stuff either. Symphony X is very similar to Kamelot in that they use a (as the name implies) symphony in a lot of the songs. I have their Paradise Lost album, and it’s really great stuff. Some of the tracks get to sounding the same sometimes, but songs such as the title track Paradise Lost and Serpent’s Kiss more than make up for it. The opening track almost sounds like it should be a soundtrack to an action/sci-fi film.
I’ll have to check them out. You should also check out this track http://www.last.fm/music/Edguy it’s perhaps one of the greatest songs in the world. It’s about a guy that doesn’t like to fly on planes, but if he’s going to fly on one, he really wants to do the stewardess in the bathroom. Good stuff.