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METROPOLIS 2000: SCENES FROM NEW YORK

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.35 | 328 ratings

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Barla
4 stars One word: Impeccable!

Having recently bought my DVD player, this is my first DT DVD I own, and surely not the last one. If someone of you doubted if they could really play live all the stuff on their masterpiece "Metropolis pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory" AND the gigantic epic "A Change Of Seasons" in its entirety, well, stop doubting. I mean, if these guys could play this with NOT A SINGLE mistake, they can play whatever they want, anything they want to play! This is an amazing concert, and the word impeccable suits best with its description. As I said before, this DVD contains a concert in New York performing the entire "Metropolis pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory" album, with some bonus tracks: "A Change Of Seasons", "Erotomania", "Voices", "The Silent Man" (from Awake) and "Learning To Live" (from Images And Words), and a documentary featuring the crew, fans, band, rehearshals, etc., plus a commentary by the band and a big photo gallery during the SFAM tour.

The concert: Every musician is at their peak, and you can see it here, while performing such amazing stuff equal to the studio, with the exceptions of the "John And Theresa Solo Spot" (a guitar - vocals duel featuring Theresa Thomason, before "Through Her Eyes"), a different and longerversion of "The Silent Man" (with drums), and a "Learning To Live" with the addition of a reggae moment, giving space to Rudess to shine with his keyboard. Anyone could realise these guys rock by seeing this; their accuracy is impressive, as well as their technique feeling and energy transmitted during the show. This time I could hear Myung playing louder, and this is the first time I can hear his bass (I'm a bassist). Once again, the virtuosos John (who makes sometimes some really funny faces) and Jordan play amazing solos with such an amazing accuracy (specially when they play that blowing unison melodies, it does give me shivers!). Portnoy is another technical beast, like a machine making the base of the songs. And Labrie's singing excellently (specially for those who bash him constantly)! Also, while playing SFAM you can see some actings and scenes to actually understand better the story told behind the music (also the hyphotherapist at the end and beginning of the album), plus some cool and psychedelic effects, a hard work from the production. The bonuses (listed above) are played, once again, perfectly. All the live features clock at 2:30 hours, so you can have a good long time enjoying how these guys rock!

Overall, an IMPECCABLE live concert that anyone should see, specially those who doubt if these monsters of prog metal could play that amazing playlist live and for those who think prog is dead. The only complaint I find is that the sound is not 5.1 Surround, but that's not a real major problem, so I'll give this FOUR BIG STARS! Keep on rockin', Dream Theater!!

Rating: 4.2/5

Barla | 4/5 |

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