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Liquid Tension Experiment


Progressive Metal

3.81 | 393 ratings

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4 stars Wow how did this one escape me for so long? I love this kind of music prog/jazz/improv/jam band live feel to it. This stuff rocks! Great musicianship of course how could you miss but the intensity and mood swings are the best. My favorite songs are in no particular order Paradigm Shift, Kindred Spirits and Universal Mind and also unlike many other reviews I absolutely love Three minute Warning. It has a concert feel to it and I could just see this being played live. Some of the other stuff isn't so much filler but changes of pace and all are welcomed when listening to this as one whole package. Petrucci sounds like Al Dimenola in parts and Rudess runs the whole gambit of prog keyboardists from Corea to Emerson and a huge dose of himself. Tony Levin is as amazing as always and Portnoy shows he can do so much more than just the metal drummer that pays his way.

As to the style I hear many styles here and I can't say it is one over the other yes, fusion, metal and just some great hard rock all blend to make this a very enjoyable experience. Reminds me of the Fromuz as another great instrumental group on the scene.

I can't wait to hear the next one. I was very happy to hear the reunited for a tour this year and am hoping maybe a new album will come of it possibly even a live one. I hope they continue to keep reserrecting this project every so often. 4.5 stars.

Garion81 | 4/5 |


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