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SCORE: 20TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR LIVE WITH THE OCTAVARIUM ORCHESTRA

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.43 | 399 ratings

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pirkka
3 stars Quite listenable...

DT really make metallish music that can be listened. There is enough musicality usually. Some tracks are even great music. But anyway the three discs are too much without a break. And besides there are so much so dull passages that it becomes pure noise in your ears.

The first CD is the band alone. To be a live recording the sound is quite good. The music is what you are used to. If the boys would care to play with greates variety in sound level, rhythms and melodies they might become a greast band. There is a lot of talent to be discovered. The two last tracks of the CD are great.

Rest of the music is with The Octavaruim Orchestra. The big question before I listened to the CD's was how shall the nyances of orchestral sound come forth? Shall the band trample on the orchestra with hard basses and other uproar? After listening I must say that I don't know :-) The only times I heard orchestra was when it played alone. If this was the plan then it was a good one. Separate the two concurrent bands and take turns. The orchestra played well and the arrangements were pleasing. Actually better than I would expect. They showed me that the musicality really existst in the bands music. The overall standard was that of an musical, like sound of music.

No way is this essential for progressive rock collector but if you fancy a bit more cultivated metall then probably you would enjoy this set. I wouldn't say that this is an excellent addition to a collection because there is actually quite a little of prog here. But good, yes, why not.

pirkka | 3/5 |

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