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IMAGES AND WORDS

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.29 | 2089 ratings

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greenblooded
5 stars This is the album that changed the course of Progressive Rock and Metal in the nineties!

In an age when Nirvana would take the world by storm and everyone would rave about a band that was all about drugs, problematic behaviour and short unmelodic songs (with all respect to an artist, like Nirvana, but grudge was just all about that) Dream Theater came and showed another way of making music.

With this album Dream Theater sent all musicians back to music schools and made well played music, complex melodies, rich and thick layered tracks mainstream again...

For someone who has never heard progressive before, this is a difficult album, but for ears that have practiced in the genre before THIS IS IT! The absolute masterpiece of progressive rock and metal of the new era!

Building on the legacy of Rush, Yes, Pink Floyd and all the Prog Rock Giants of the past, blending with influences from Metallica, Iron Maiden and the metal of the 80's and still putting in a personal touch and signature songwriting and performing that was destined to create a whole new scene, Dream Theater deliver the cornerstone of any serious Prog Rock Collection.

Metropolis is the track that will leave you speachless bout how can a band can contain such virtuosos and create such compled yet interesting songs.

Learning To Live will just take you to a journey undescribable by words, being one of the best prog songs EVER composed!

Pull Me under, actually an MTV hit in an age when MTV had no clue (and no airtime!) for that kind of music, is the trademark of an era about to rise...

Take the time, Surrounded, Under a glass moon all wonderful compositions that take the listener to another level....

And the ballads Another day and Wait for sleep, both left their mark also being wonderful and so full of passion and emotion.

Not a masterpiece...

T H E M A S T E R P I E C E !!!!!!!!!!

greenblooded | 5/5 |

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