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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.71 | 368 ratings

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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 |


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