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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.33 | 1899 ratings

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3 stars It's hard to explain what is missing (again) from DT's new album, beyond genuineness.

After the forgettable "Octavarium" we get back the original DT sound again. There are hard and lyrical parts either, there are good songs, a much better singing by LaBrie, there are real progressive parts, "but something's still missing".

To me, the missing part is the unimitative progressivity, what I've been always waiting from this band since the release of "Images". SC is a very good (but not a perfect) metal album which contains progressive elements. (in composition, playing, etc).

I think they have changed their basic composition-technique and their songs became more similar to an average rock composition (altough with difficult rhythm, but that is not everything in music). And they have lost their innerdeep moments. The moment when the bullet is just leaving the gun but does not reach the victim yet, like on the SFAM. At the very moments like those whole lifes can be live through, universes can born and collapse simultaneously...

Along with those they have got very exciting concerts so they didn't forget to play music, only just can't make good new stuffs. We hope for a better DT album next time.

morcosmedve | 3/5 |


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