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Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings CD (album) cover


Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.43 | 1526 ratings

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4 stars The biggest injustice of the year!

The title of my review is indicative of my thoughts. Dream Theater is a big and significant band and this attitude it receives is unfair, especially after such return to form. Black Clouds & Silver Linings is one excellent album by Dream Theater. Of course, I admit it's not flawless, but if you see the list of the albums in 2009 it cannot makes impression on you about this big injustice. What I mean? It's a hundred of albums in the list above Black Clouds & Silver Linings... oh it's even not on the list for this best albums. All sorts of albums are there. It's extremely unrealistic for me.

This is one very good metal album, but it's very good progressive album, too. It's very harmonized album with very good songwriting and musicianship. The tempo shifts are made in absolute professional manner. There are some brand new fresh ideas like the inclusion of Mike Portnoy's death growls in the first song - A Nightmare to Remember. It's really fresh and interesting song - one of the best on the album. Otherwise, all songs are memorable.

Something really special comes with the last song - The Count of Tuscany. I consider it as one of the best all time songs of Dream Theater. It's really innovative and original and reveal all the potential of ideas of Dream Theater's career. The last part of these songs contains some sounds, that look like a tribute to Pink Floyd. Overall: one of band's best albums (probably the third one - after MPTSFAM and SDOIT). 4.1 deserve stars!

poslednijat_colobar | 4/5 |


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