Dream Theater - Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence  CD (album) cover


Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

4.13 | 1577 ratings

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5 stars For many Dream Theater fans this is the album where opinions start to split. While some people disapproved of Dream Theater's slight nudge to the heavier side of things, others, such as myself, were more than happy to go along for the ride.

Opening track 'The Glass Prison' is a potential candidate for my favourite Dream Theater song. A high- octane 13 minute display of jaw-dropping performances will leave you breathless. This song is the first part of Mike Portnoys steps-to-recovery piece, focusing on alcohol addictions and overcoming them.

And that's just the first song. After that comes more great songs that all blend together nicely, without sounding forced. Songs like 'Blind Faith' and 'The Great Debate' are jam packed with great Proggy moments and interesting ideas. And the final song of the first disc, 'Disappear', displays an unusual ambience not heard since the Kevin Moore days.

Disc two is kind of like Dream Theater's follow up to 'Scenes from a Memory'. And it doesn't disappoint. Though spread out between multiple tracks the piece itself is considered to be one song. Mixing so many different genres, feelings and moods, there is no time for filler material here. With a combination of heavy, melodic, epic and pure craziness, this is sure to please a lot of people.

I really don't understand why some people don't like this album. It seems like a case of when a band changes their sound they either gain new fans or lose old ones. Maybe not as cherished as albums like 'Images and Words' and 'Scenes from a Memory', but 'Six Degrees?' still belongs up there as one of Dream Theater's finest works.

Valarius | 5/5 |


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