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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.32 | 1551 ratings

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2 stars Falling into contractual obligation and failing at it.

That's the very thing this album is. It's Dream Theater stripped of many progressive tendencies and a huge lean towards more mainstream metal. Sometimes I wonder if that's really a bad thing, but then I go and listen to this album and realize that, in this case, it is. It's a shame that Sherinan couldn't have made it to another Dream Theater studio release, because then we could have actually heard him on a great album by the band instead of one that waivers for me between average and poor. I have to admit though, I really do enjoy Peruvian Skies, Lines in the Sand, and Trial of Tears, the first and last ones being two really amazing tracks and the second being fairly good. However, the rest of the songs on the album range from mediocre to very poor for Dream Theater. I'm not going to rant and rave on this album, as many other people have already done and besides, I would tend to agree with most of them. I've thought about giving this album anything as high as 3 stars and going as low as 1. But I enjoy at least some of the tracks, so that rules out only 1 star. On the other hand, this is subpar Dream Theater, so that rules out a 3 and makes this a definite 2 star album for me. If you're a Dream Theater fan, you should at least check this out for the three songs I mentioned, but even then, some of their fans might not get any enjoyment out of them. If you're not a really big fan of the band, this is a release you don't really need.

horsewithteeth11 | 2/5 |


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