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TRAIN OF THOUGHT

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.58 | 1391 ratings

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Matt Dickens
4 stars I think I would like this more if the guitar playing wasn't so sloppy. ; )

I read in a John Petrucci interview that this album was intended to be 'over the top', and it seems fairly obvious that they accomplished that. Despite the fact that this album contains some of the most impressive technical ability the band possesses it can sometimes feel uninspired at times. I find it very enjoyable though, it is mixed at a very high quality. Everything sounds huge and in your face from beginning to end.

As I Am - 3.0 - Probably my least favorite track on the album. The riffs are pretty dull and the chorus is kind of lame. But the guitar solo and drum break that follows make this song worth listening to.

This Dying Soul - 4.0 - Really good song minus a few more dull riffs. Pretty good chorus and nice instrumental section. The ending, while technically dazzling is boring and thoughtless. Sounds like a bunch of scale excersizes and gets really old.

Endless Sacrifice - 4.5 - I have no real complaints about this one. Nice verses that are pretty mellow and then a really nice chorus. The Chorus riff is sort of a Nu-metal type riff but I like it. Then of course there is an impressive, overlong solo section. If i was gonna complain about something it would be the random electronic/keyboard thing that happens at the 7:47 mark. Otherwise a very good song.

Honor Thy Father - 4.0 - Really impressive drum intro followed by some dull guitar riffs. There's some kind of annoying rap like parts in this that get on my nerves but otherwise this is a pretty strong track. More overdone, insane solo sections.

Vacant - 2.0 - A faily pointless song that takes away from the album in my opinion

Stream Of Consciousness - 4.5 - A really good instrumental. Some of it sounds influenced by Metallica's 'Orion', but not for too long. It's just a little too long and it starts to lose my interest sometimes.

In The Name Of God - 5.0 - This song is fantastic. The riffs are really good. The vocals are good. Nice chorus. More overdone solos. A really nice piano climax. This one is my favorite on the album.

Matt Dickens | 4/5 |

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