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OCTAVARIUM

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.68 | 2212 ratings

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morcosmedve
3 stars First of all, I'm a DT fan.

My primary problem with this album (after 2 years of listening) is that it's boring. It's much far from a really masterpiece, but I realise that there are poeple who really likes it. I don't.

Not enough individually, not enough strong, weak themes, weak progressive virtues, rather pop-tasting but without any real hit songs. (There are some hits I like because they are just GOOD, that's all.) It's a little bit pensionary music.

Altough there are some exciting moments on this album, but not too many. The persistent flow of sound is missing from this work. Always when I start to listening this CD, the performance doesn't begin. The first DT album, where I don't feel the "theater of dreams" from the very first moment of the listening (including "Infinity" and "ToT" too).

And sometimes LaBrie does not sing but sharply screams the song what really hurts my ears. I hardly understand...

Finally it is worth some listening but will never become my favourite.

morcosmedve | 3/5 |

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