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Dominici - O3 A Trilogy Part 3 CD (album) cover




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3.36 | 62 ratings

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5 stars I'm tired of hearing how a handful of close-minded ProgHeads thrash around Charlie Dominici for his lackluster performance on When Dream and Day Unite in 1989. Sure he's wasn't as good as James LaBrie then. But there are some who embrace his work, like I do. Sure WDADU isn't my most favorite album, and Dominici did't really prove himself, but now his long overdue comeback of insanely epic proportions now draws to a close in 2008, in the form of the final chapter of O3 A Trilogy.

Part 3 is much heavier than Part 2 was, although that is not apparent in the first two minutes of the opening track ''King of Terror''. ''KoT'' basically opens Part 3 the same way ''The Monster'' opened Part 2: with ambience of an ominous nature, before projecting heavy guitar riffs and double-pedals into your ears. ''March Into Hell'' continues the heavy trend, while the subsequent ''So Help Me God'' is seemingly the only soft spot in the entire 56-and-a-half minutes of the disc. The rest of the tracks are very heavy and epic especially the two 10+ minute numbers ''Enemies of God'' and the far more superior of the two, the closing track ''Genesis''. The latter is most grandly epic piece of music I've ever heard Dominici compose. Every musician plays their instruments in such a Godly fashion, everyone briefly stealing the limelight and playing cohesively together for almost five minutes until Charlie comes in with his vocals.

As in Part 2, Charlie sings in his true range: the deeper end of the spectrum, not trying to belt out the high notes like on WDADU.

I cannot recommend this album highly enough, or the entire trilogy for that matter. Any prog fan should get this, any concept album nut should grab this too. DO NOT MISS THIS ALBUM! You will not be disappointed!

ZeroDreamPlasMaximus | 5/5 |


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