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METROPOLIS PART 2: SCENES FROM A MEMORY

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.29 | 2115 ratings

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jampa17
Prog Reviewer
5 stars Speechless... mmm... not really...

No matter what all the haters say about this album, the recognition of this production as the true Masterpiece of the late 90's generation is undeniable... and as much a lot of people claim about too technicall and emotionless, Scenes remains as the best f*cking album I've heard in the last 10 years of my life...

If you come without knowledge of prog-rock (like I did) you will feel speechless at the end of the first spin... It's just impressive how they manage to travel through so many different atmospheres and sounding without you notice... the slow moments are really a breath on the rain, fresh and deep while the hard moments -which are the 70% of the album- are really like the most intimidate wall of hard rock and complex compossition...

It's a Concept Album... maybe The Concept Album that lead the 2000... is the second part of a song wrote in early 90's and maybe 'cause of that is so great. Jordan Rudess take the control on the Keyboards and shows us that he's the most talented Key player out there right now... as it was a theme based album, he didn't do nothing fancy, just stay at the level of the band and thats why he's so great here while in the rest of the albums he kind of try too hard... but in this particular album, he did a great job... as for the orchestration and quality of performing, there's no doubt... they're the best of it... amazing solos, tight performing, great sound and everything...

Labries voice is a little lay back and fit really well here... and as for the production... it isn't that great but still worth for a 5 star review... well... on in on... I recomend this album to anyone... you could hate their extremist soloing, or the Labries performng... that's kind of subjective... but the true value of the production is there... the highest symbol of prog-metal... the masters showing they can write a 80 minutes great story... if you're new in prog rock, you really can start right here... if your'e a prog fan... how do you live your life on ignorance so far... take this album, right now... "Right time is always now..." please... don't denied yourself of these pleasure... it is THE MASTERPIECE of this generation... for sure...!!!

jampa17 | 5/5 |

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