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Dream Theater


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3.44 | 249 ratings

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2 stars Hey, im about the biggest Dream Theater fan in Mexico, so this may come as a shock to all. This is probably only behind five years in a LIVE time as their worst live performances. There are so many things wrong with this dvd/cd compilation that its difficult to know where to start. First the obvious.

Image Quality: Its absolutely their worst effort. Considering the great image in SCORE and Budokan, i was at least expecting that kind of quality. Its worst than Metropolis 2000. Grainy, inconsistent and mostly blurry.

Sound: Brilliant in some points, horrible in others. I really thought their best live album is Metropolis in terms of sound quality and performance. This one fails in some songs and excels in others. Constant Motion is the first song, a very heavy balls and chunk kind of piece that deserves the best quality in sound, it fails miserably. Once you get to the last songs you will notice that the quality increases specially in the new albums songs, but mostly it seems like a bad effort.

Performance: Labrie sounds his worst since 5 years. Petrucci actually makes some mistakes, and songs don't sound as good as in other dvd's. The patch settings on Rudess' keys are actually a little bit off. In the song, The ministry of lost souls (which i love) the guitar sounds out of tune. I think this is their worst performance of the 5 live albums.

Extras: The documentaries and extras on disc two, are what save this package from the dreaded 1 star. The documentary is actually interesting and talks about things that their other documentaries don't which is actually appreciated. The videos and cartoons are also awesome, great for fans.

Overall: I am veryyyy dissapointed in this live album. I wasn't looking forward for it, since they seem to be releasing live shows everyday now, and with the Ytsejam bootlegs i think i already got enough of them. But still the extras make it worth for collectors and fans. All others, go for SCORE. Its a far better interpretation of what Dream Theater is all about.

** as an extra thought i think Mike is actually getting better in directing the videos, the quality of the editing and extras really is the best of the bunch**

juanvalverde | 2/5 |


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