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SYSTEMATIC CHAOS

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.32 | 1286 ratings

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fratelmaestro
4 stars After two years from the discussed "Octavarium" and with one new record house (the Roadrunner Records, that happening numbers between its artists varied band metal of), the Dream Theater is returns to you in scene with a new album that, like always, has been the much attended from all fan. There is without a doubt an enormous change of style respect to "Octavarium" that to part the long final suite from 24 minuteren was not successful to convince a lot; a compound to my way to see between the genius of "Scenes From to Memory", the hardness of "Train of Thought", and some element of "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence" renders this somewhat cd interesting, even if to the end not it can and it does not have forzatamente to be made to coincide this new album with jobs of the past. I will analyze to hour all the traces that compose the album one for one

In The Presence Of Enemies Pt. 1:8 Indeed shining beginning, those prog famous express and being involved for famous hits since endured; the sung one is made to attend for some minute (during which however it is remained easy taken from the instrumental part), large beautiful riff of Petrucci and inserti huge of a Rudess in large I dust; the arrival of the vocal part of LaBrie very turns out immesso and equally very sung, while the final part with growing of rhythm does not leave to decrease the attention of the listener. "Amazing"

Forsaken: 7+ Followed Intro to the pianoforte immediately from a riff seed-distorted and the return of the keyboard of Rudess for this piece, with a particularly sweet LaBrie that it remembers the style of the Evanescence and band similar; little elements prog in the melodia that it remains however pleasant and accompanied from sung a still much precise one. To signal the assolo of Petrucci after the half that puts its company also on this brano. "Gradevole"

Constant Motion: 8- First "particularly hard" song of the cd, sound that it remembers the Metallic one with the added one of typical progressive elements of the DT. Also the voice of LaBrie has been adapted to the style of the song, with the aid of Portnoy in second voice; riff of Petrucci much heavy it accompanies to you from the keyboard of Rudess seppur not too much influential; from the 4 minuteren in ahead one finds again the spirit prog of band and the solista Petrucci that we know, followed from one splendid assolo of Rudess; best also the part of battery skillfully managed from Portnoy. "Enlivened"

The Dark Eternal Night: 8+ Strange piece, still undoubtedly harder of the previous one for sure features, with frightful a vocal beginning, voices of LaBrie and Portnoy distortissime. Fast and hard at the same time this brano perhaps heaviest is never produced from the band, could be defined one risen of Progressive Heavy \ Trash! During ritornello however the LaBrie it makes good use of its vocal ropes, always with the accompanyment of Portnoy (than in this album it more makes use of the voice than in the previous ones). Perhaps to my opinion in this brano infuences of "The can be recognized Glass Prison" but still more than "The Dance Of Eternity" seppur with one style particularly harder. To notice the frightful instrumental part they give shortly before 6 minuteren in ahead, where the technical ability (in particular of Portnoy) comes fully taken advantage of. On the whole once "digested" this brano it turns out full of loads and at the same time much technician. "Impressive"

Repetance: 7,5 Quarter leaves of the saga on the alcoholism written from Portnoy: this time draft of a slow song, that it remembers the style of the Pink Floyd. First struck they resume the topic of "This Dying Soul" of ToT, is musically that like text; the song to me seems posizionata inside very of the album in how much serves to "giving a little breath" to the listener after the two previous ones; the piece is articulated on intriguing atmospheres seppur not enlivened, always good the accompanyment of battery and guitar (pretty assolo to half the song), and in particular the voice of LaBrie that donates a sure fascination to all. Before the 6 minuteren there is the typical one I use of parts spoken already tried in several previous jobs, you follow from vocal accompagnamenti of LaBrie lacking in text and from an other section speech. "Reassuring"

Prophets Of War: 7,5 Other particular trace of the album, beginning in style MUSE and with a LaBrie that the high part of its vocal extension takes advantage of; after the first minute one joins riff of Petrucci and one voice of Portnoy once again distorted to accompany the sung one of LaBrie. Melodia all light and linear adding, that it comes amazingly but decorated with the voice of the public who scandisce in chorus some words key (lasciamo therefore to imagine this piece to you from the alive one!). Unknown from minute 4 in ahead the sung one of Portnoy that remembers nearly rap seppur in tonality a much lowland; subsequently still LaBrie and the public. "Being involved"

The Ministry Of Lost Souls: 9- This song is articulated tendentially in two parts, the first slower and struggente one while second chasing and technically the more excellent one. Epico beginning thanks to notes of keyboard of Rudess accompanied from the others, but after a splendid section of acoustic guitar begins the cantanto of LaBrie: majestic its interpretation, nearly moving, second me to the levels of "The Spirit Carries On". It continues melodia that it is always involved more with passing of the minuteren in growing, also thanks to the accompanyment of the battery and the keyboard until minute 7, where without warning the song changes face: the sound of the progressive ones it knows them majestic in chair with a riff from brividi of Petrucci that before interrupts that dreaming atmosphere of some second ones, excellent also the assoli of large Rudess and the accompanyment of the bottom of Myung. From minute 11 it comes resumed the topic of first part and there is the return of sung in a livelier atmosphere the hour, the brano is concluded vanishing melodia in way the much tenuous one. "Sublime"

In The Presence Of Enemies Pt. 2:9 The beginning resumes the atmosphere tetra (the sound of the wind) with which it had leaves you the Part to us One, the first notes of keyboard puts an restlessness feeling until the arrival of the voice of LaBrie, always much intense one. After two minuteren and means the bottom of Myung joins that gives a remarkable depth to the accompanyment of the keyboard, subsequently to 3.20 the song ignites (as usual thanks to the guitar of Petrucci) and the voice of LaBrie becomes "bad without warning" for some striking alternating to more the classic sweet stamp. After minute 6 an unexpected change also this time, the income (also here unexpected) of the chorus of the public one nearly to exalt the imposing accompanyment of Petrucci and Myung to the vocal part more entusiasmante than LaBrie. Indeed remarkable (and to my opinion never borings) the evolutions in pure style progressive of Portnoy and companions in these minuteren of song, worthy sure to compete with best pieces than "Scenes from to Memory". After the long instrumental part the sung one of LaBrie for last the two minuteren returns, accompanied from sound solemn thanks in particular to the keyboard of Rudess. The end of the song (and the album) still is governed from the battery of Portnoy. This brano, with the previous one, fight to my opinion for the title it of better of the cd. "Epica"

CONCLUSIONS: Perhaps goodness knows, the Dream Theater could seem ended with "Octavarium", but with this album it seems that they want to demonstrate that they have wants to astonish and still to experiment, and second me are resolutions in nearly exemplary way. Total ballot: 8,5

fratelmaestro | 4/5 |

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