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Dream Theater


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4.12 | 1906 ratings

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Cygnus X-2
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5 stars Easily my favorite DT album to date. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence came out after the hugely successful "Scenes From a Memory", and DT was going to have a hard time making a better album. Well, in my opinion, they did it with this record. A 2 CD album featuring one album of regular studio tracks, and one CD long suite "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence".

The 1st CD opens with one of my favorite songs, "The Glass Prison". A rocking 7-String epic that shreds and tears with the best of 'em. The song displays DT's strong Metallica influence. The next track "Blind Faith", is a good track, not great, but good. It's one of those songs where you could get rid of at least an extra 4 minutes. Never the less, it is a good track. "Misunderstood" is the first song I can recall of DT using a guitar tuned down 2 steps in. It starts out slow and melodic, and rounds up to be a metalhead's delight as you near the middle of the song. The Great Debate is the political anthem of the album, discussing Stem-Cell research. I can listen to it, but I really don't prefer it. The final track, Disappear, I a Labrie penned ballad, which has a slight Radiohead-esque sound. The 2nd disc is a 40 minute suite that has it's highs and lows, stand out tracks are the War Inside My head, The Test that Stumped them All, Goodnight Kiss, and Solitary Shell.

A masterpiece of progressive metal in my mind, 5/5.

Cygnus X-2 | 5/5 |


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