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IMAGES AND WORDS

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.29 | 2936 ratings

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RainingStigmata
5 stars Dream Theater go from boys to men on their 2nd release "Images and Words".

With their first release and Charlie Dominici out of the way, incoming James LaBrie belts out his voice and this alongside Kevin Moore's impeccable composition skills provides for a masterpiece in Progressive Metal.

Speaking to a Dream Theater fan it will be likely that over half of this album will be in their top 30 efforts by the band, Rockers like "Pull Me Under", "Take The Time" and "Under A Glass Moon" are great listens while the ballads "Another Day", "Surrounded" and "Wait For Sleep" take you on a journey in their own right.

Of the two longer efforts, Metropolis Part 1 beats out Learning to Live for the sheer riffage, lyrics and composition by the band. This song is epic and sets Dream Theater up to return to form later in the decade with "Scenes From A Memory".

All in all a fantastic, perfect and essential listen for anyone wanting to get into Progressive Metal or Dream Theater.

RainingStigmata | 5/5 |

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