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LIVE AT THE MARQUEE

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.60 | 292 ratings

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pepato
5 stars This is the absolut top of Dream Theater MarkII. Before releasing Awake, their masterpiece which was affected by the departure of K. Moore, they show the world their power with this 6-pieces live performances. This is an encyclopedia of great technic prog metal.

The beginning of Metropolis is devastating: James La Brie shows a power never heard yet in Images and Words, which will be repeated only in Awake. The song sounds more powerful than in the record.

A fortune in lies shows that La Brie, in 1993, was on another planet, leaving the original singer of this song in the oblivion. The song is fast, angry, powerful.

Bombay Vindaloo is a great dark jam which features the perfect and intense Petrucci-Moore feeling, with scales sharped as razors running one after each other.

Surrounded is again more powerful than on record.

But the summa, the masterpiece comes with The killing hand: here James La Brie's screams are the deepest rawest vocals ever. They almost make you cry and bring your mind back to the Ian Gillan era of Made in Japan (remember Child in Time?). But here is far beyond reach. Kevin Moore also shows its greatest touch and taste, bringing this song an epic and unique style.

After such a record, the conclusion left to Pull me under is almost a filler, rapid and heavy.

This album pictures a band at the top of its shape and strentgh. A condition, unluckily, never repeated again. The best era of Dream Theater.

pepato | 5/5 |

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