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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.60 | 1857 ratings

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3 stars Train of Thought is the most heavy and darker albums in the DT discography. The album in terms of musicianship work it's great and the songs are really good. I really liked it but not as I would any other DT album and as for being the follow up of Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence it doesn't breaks the boundaries in being better than the last. The album really take DT's heavy metal roots such as Iron Maiden and Metallica and yet doesn't fails to deliver a progressive mix to the album.

The album starts of with As I Am, which starts with the last note in SDOIT. The song in terms of heavy metal it's good but when it comes to progressive it fails. The song it's good but I must say it's the weakest effort of the album.

This Dying Soul follows SDOIT's The Glass Prison. The song in self it's good but fails to give the originality in DT's songs, though the song it's not bad but it isn't good. In my opinion you would just like it if you were a die-hard fan of DT.

On the other hand Endless Sacrifice soft melodic parts with extremely fast paced chorus and solos. It's really impressive song in overall. At least it's not that bad as This Dying Soul.

Honor Thy Father I would have to say is the heaviest of the album. The song captures Mike's problem with his stepfather. It's a good follow up after Endless Sacrifice. Real Heavy.

Vacant and Stream of Consciousness it's my favorite song of the album and I would have to say it is the only reason why I keep hearing the album. The song it's truthfully masterpiece and of course being DT's longest instrumental song.

To close the metallic epic it goes In the Name of God. A true epic explaining the evil of those who use the religion to manipulate and kill. The song has great solos by Petrucci, great drum work and the rest really follow up real well.

The album in overall it's good though not that good. A heavy side of DT is good but what really caught my ear of this band was that they get out of the commercial line and clearly what you can hear here is that DT is taking a more commercial approach.


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