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Dream Theater - Live at Budokan CD (album) cover


Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

4.29 | 392 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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2 stars An exceptionally produced live concert ruined by the fact that it features the "Train of Thought" tour, this DVD would be great if the band didn't invest time playing almost the entire album.

Moreover, the Japanese crowd is seriously lifeless, with only a few dedicated metal-heads displaying any enthusiasm (many are wearing suits). Even worse-- and it pains me to say it-- are the sloppy vocals from James; towards the end of the concert he slurs most of the syllables in most of the songs and is almost unintelligible.

The real highlight comes from the instrumentalist's "Instrumentally", which is an outstanding example of the band's virtuosity. Additionally, there are some fun documentaries showing the band talk about touring life.

However, "Live at Budokan" is easily a lesser live album, and fans really only need the more recent, higher quality "Score" to get a better idea of the band's talents.

Setlist 2 Instrumental Performances 3 Stage Energy 2 Live Experience 2

Prog Leviathan | 2/5 |


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