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Dream Theater


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3.60 | 1857 ratings

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3 stars Dream Theater seventh album from 2003 named Train of thought. The album follows Six degrees.... but much more heavier in places and without many strong ideas. I don't know why but i lose intrest in their music after Six degrees, who also was not a real awesome album in my opinion. The music of Dream Theater remains on the same coordonates with the previouses releases but less intristing, kinda beating around the bush with their noodleings.With the time more and more prog metal bands appear with much more strong and fresh ideas that leaves DT in a shadow with their music, only devotee fans are really impressed by their last 3 albums. So this album sounds to me like a progressive Metallica in places, only Jordan Rudess keys saves this to be almost a trash album. So the best piece are for me:Stream Of Consciousness and Vacant, really good and strong compositions, the rest are only ok nothing special , some of them are really boring. So these two peaces melt eachother in one single big overture, excellent. Vacant is a smooth and slow one with nice arrangement on violoncel and superb voice of James La Brie and Stream Of Consciousness is a heavy instrumental track who remainds me of Metallica - Master of puppets era but with a good doze of prog elements. All in all this is not a bad album, an ok one, less intristing than all previouses releases, because of DT music who can't evolve like other bands from prog metal scene. 3 stars for Train of thought, good but nothing special about.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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