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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.60 | 1863 ratings

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This album reveals the most heavy metal edge of the band. But was is all necessary ?

For the same reasons I have praised "Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence" I just don't like "Train Of Thought" at all. Prog moments are the blanks between the songs. Apart from that, just heavy noises.

This very long album does not offer an inch of interesting music. All the same and boring stuff. Even if I was not a huge "DT" fan, most of their albums were good, at least I felt so with rating them mostly with three stars. "Six Degrees..." reaching four on my scale. But this is just too much.

But die-hard fans will praise this because it is the sort of music they are expecting. Not the prog side. So, in a way all these ratings are quite logic. Four to five stars for the heavy followers and one / two stars for the progheads who tried to listen to this band with their prog ears and who had to admit that this band had something special. And they really were different.

But in this album, there is NOTHING special. Just a sub-par like "Sabbath" song (the opener). That's it. Out of seventy minutes !

One star.

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |


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