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TRAIN OF THOUGHT

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.58 | 1367 ratings

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Treasure
3 stars Oh hey! It's me again, reviewing my once idols Dream Theater. I honestly, have to say, I only liked Dream Theater metal side when I first heard them. I really thought these guys were the real deal. The eagles of death metal. But that, they're not. At best, they're metal posers. In my opinion, they need to stick at what they do best, 1 being prog. 2 being making the fan like any song of theirs, no matter how horrible it is, when it's played live. I won't get started on that, so here we go.

As I Am, by Metalicca. This song is alright. I don't know, there is no real prog element in it. It just sounds like Metalicca with better musicianship. (5/10)

This Dying Soul, sucks. This song overstays its welcome to the max. This song was really cool at first, when I was under the impression Dream Theater was brutal death metal. It just sounds like lame repetitive garbage. I have the musicianship though, the tapping solo at the start was amazing. The drumming is alright. The singing is awful. This song is awful for its length. (5/10)

Endless Sacrifice, now here's a song I can listen to. Well structured, well written. Labrie's actually singing, instead of growling unmelodically. The instrumental is baffling, it's so amazing. Just a very good song, amongst a horde of barf. (8/10)

Honor Thy Father, again, was cool when I was under the impression DT was real metal. Now it just sounds goofy. Seriously, it's ten minutes of the same song. BO-RING. (4/10)

Vacant is just ridiculously pointless. Not beautiful or heart warming like some people say it is. It's pure garbage. I picture the music set to an apacolypse. (3/10)

Stream Of Consciousness. Holy freaking crap. This song, seriously, makes up for the rest of the record. It's exactly what Dream Theater is. There is no Metalicca to be seen for miles. Seriously. This song is fun to play, fun to listen to, fun to have fun to. It's a good time song, with a few odd times thrown in. (10/10)

In The Name Of God, now here's a track that doesn't overstay its 14 and a half minute welcome. This is just an epic prog track. This song actually sounds like it was influenced by Home. It's solos, especially towards the end, are just mind numbing. The unisons by Petrucci and Rudess are just out of the universe. It shows how they really are an awesome band. This song is great. (9/10)

Overall, I had to dig through piles of garbage to finally find a gem in the Dream Theater landfill. The few songs that are good though, are worth every second to listen to. They are ridiculously grand and epic. But, the rest brings the score down. 3 Stars.

Treasure | 3/5 |

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