Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Dream Theater - Distance over Time CD (album) cover

DISTANCE OVER TIME

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.71 | 368 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

aguifs
1 stars Same old, same old. Portnoy was right when he thought the band needed a break from recording.

After Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, the band came up with continous releases bringing the same ideas over and over again.

Distance Over Time has the same problems from the last albums, it's only a skill showcase. There's no cohesion, no heart, it's the same wall of notes that takes you nowhere.

In The Astonishing, Dream Theater at least tried to step back and bring something new, more experimental. Unfortunately, backfired.

With Distance Over Time, they came back firing on all cylinders with the zillion notes and the usual fantastic skills, but period. Offcourse, you're going to find good playing skills in here, but the lackadaisical musicianship that plagued the last releases is back again!!!

Obviously they're top notch musicians, deserving all the props. Distance Over Time has it's moments, it's a well-made album, but if you're looking for an honest prog album, keep away from it.

aguifs | 1/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this DREAM THEATER review

Social review comments () BETA







Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.