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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.67 | 280 ratings

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4 stars This is a solid release of progressive metal with excellent sonic quality. I have to say the mastering is superb. My next kudos go to Mike Mangini since this is the best drums that I have heard from him out of his Dream Theater releases. The rest of the band sounds fantastic as well, and everyone sounds like they are at the top of their game. With that being said, Distance Over Time is not a better album than the Portnoy masterpieces. While comparing albums is inevitable, this could be the best album from the new lineup. Out of Reach is a fantastic ballad taken from Images and Words style, and the rest of the album just rocks. It does feel like they went back to basics, and killer guitar licks, amazing keyboards, and superb vocals are all present. If I had any issues with the mix, it would be that the basslines are a little transparent. Myung is an excellent bassist, but doesn't stand out. This collection of songs is an excellent choice for Dream Theater and Progressive Metal fans. It is far removed from an ultra long concept album, but delivers the style of music that Dream Theater helped to pioneer.
javajeff | 4/5 |


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