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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.61 | 1915 ratings

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4 stars Dream Theater has decided to get a little heavier for the metal crowd on this one, but it's a great thing that they haven't thrown away their progressive influences. Train of Thought looks, from the cover, like it's going to be a bumpy ride throughout, and it is. This album has some of the heaviest songs, and I personally listen to it when I feel like metal, but also Dream Theater at the same time. The great thing about Dream Theater is they have everything from soft ballads, to progressive epics to extremely heavy metal stuff, all from the same band.

The album begins with the ending note of Six Degrees, and ends with the beginning of Octavarium (the album, meaning The Root Of All Evil), the latter of which Jordan Rudess played with his nose.

There are angst ridden lyrics in the album, and even some interesting hidden messages if you listen to them hard enough! Not quite as mature and progressive as they usually are, but I think it's good that they came out with an album like this, they need a heavier alternative to people who get tired of their prog stuff. That's the great thing about Dream Theater, not only can they play progressive and metal very well together, but they can effectively separate the two genres as well. It's a pretty Dark Album, and kinda simple, but still good. Maybe too simple for DT's progressive fans, but oh well. The album artwork is AMAZING!

Anyway, Dream Theater to bang you head to. 4 stars!

HammerOfPink | 4/5 |


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