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Dream Theater


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3.32 | 1810 ratings

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3 stars Well where to start?! new DT! ALRIGHT! but sadly i don't want to be the one to say this but this album is not as good as i thought it was. Now before you go flying off the handle here, and flip out seriously consider what i'm saying. DT has always been a band that pushes the envelope, blending styles, of extreme technical prowess while still having good songwriting. I don't know where to start here, but i'm all saying is that i wasn't wowed by this album.. GOING THROUGH OTHER PEOPLES REVIEWS you can really see the real DT fans here, people who saw the evolution from when the majesty demos came out.. they know what its about.. what they are saying is true DT has kinda gone a little mainstream... I MEAN ROADRUNNER RECORDS? C'MON! I MEAN THEY HAVE GLAMOUR SHOTS FOR THE ROADRUNNER LABEL? some songs on here are great.. but a great number of them have such a boring feel to them...playing songs that could have easily been pulled out of a freaking mudvayne album.. DOn't believe me? try humming that song DIG, by mudvayne to the dark eternal..whoa very close...disgusting...event the bass pops.. so many of these generic tracks really make me fear for the future of prog metal. I LOVE DT, but this is no masterpiece like SCENES FROM A MEMORY, honestly to some who are new to DT, you may like this.. but still i hate it, its way to boring, generic, and way way waaaaay! to corny... bottomline this is no masterpiece like people are saying... its good but i could name 20 prog metal albums off the top of my head that are equal to this without even sitting down and thinking. I do recommend you sheck out in the presence of enemies pt2 though.. its pretty good!
zappafiend | 3/5 |


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