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SIX DEGREES OF INNER TURBULENCE

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.13 | 1434 ratings

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frenchie
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4 stars Dream Theater's follow up to their masterpiece "Scenes From a Memory" was pretty much impossible to improve on, but this album does deliver incredible pieces. Turbulence sees the bands first double studio album and includes strong progressive classics.

The opening track, "The Glass Prison" is incredible throughout with its dizzying guitar effects, thundering guitar and keyboard syncrinization, strong vocals and brilliant lengthy progression. I love the way the intro builds up into the rushing guitar riff with the cool effects. This piece is almost has a concept of its own and is excellent. "Blind Faith" has an incredible fade in intro and is a brilliant piece to listen to because it carries on labries astonishing vocals and petrucci has an unstoppable array of guitar pieces. Dream Theater are back in and as good as ever. "Misunderstood" is a beautiful ballad like piece that begins with a dreamlike chord structure and then builds up into an epic distorted outro. This isn't Dream Theater's everyday piece of music, which is why i love hearing it. "The Great Debate" is an odd one. Never before have i heard a discussion on some sort of medical treatment (IVF? i didn't quite follow) against a thundering force of guitars, drums and keyboards. The use of voice is kind of similar to space dye vest but this one is rather stretchy and confusing. Its a good piece but it can tag along a bit and it's one of those tracks where sometimes you want to skip it and sometimes you like to hear it out. The album closes with a great piece called "disappear" and it seems this album would be worth buying for disc one alone!

Disc One is a solid dream theater piece, but there's more. The second disc contains a daring 42 minute suite which is very dramatic and contains many different style and sections within it. This is actually a marvellous piece but it can be a challenge to listen to. This album is definetly worth buying just for one of the discs but the fact that it is a double album makes this a masterpiece.

frenchie | 4/5 |

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