Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Dream Theater - Images and Words CD (album) cover


Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

4.29 | 2963 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

5 stars Excellent compromise. I'm sure, it is said almost everything concerning this very album, so I'm not going to praise it with all that pompous epithets and to eulogize it again and again. Not that I don't like, quite the contrary. But there is something more than the music itself, it's composition and performance, emotions and atmosphere that draws me to Images And Words over and over again. It's all about the astounding spirit of the record, which became a sublime middle ground between the "old" and the "new" music. I can hardly convey this feeling, a kind of perception ? the music is just balancing on the edge between that old school, sincere feel and fresh, sensible and precise approach. Not only the production is responsible for it, but yet the exceptional blend of all the components, of which the most indispensable became the talent and real thorough and HARD work of all the members. Their not inveterate, but at the same time already mature musical perception, creativity and conveyance moulded such a product to which I can't but do justice and which can be considered not only as metal or progressive, but as the intricate, yet beautiful and versatile music indeed.
ArtuomNechuev | 5/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this DREAM THEATER review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.