Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Dream Theater - Train of Thought CD (album) cover

TRAIN OF THOUGHT

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.60 | 1857 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

drolmurd
4 stars Pretty polemic... But here's my opinion:In every album, it's very important the imagery that will be attached to it. I mean, cover art, sleeve design, videos.. you name it. Why? Because that's what you tend to imagine or evocate while you are listening to the music. Train Of Thought comes with a black and white cover disign, which instantly makes "heavyness" come to your mind. Just as Iron Maiden's "X - Factor" sounded darker than "Virtual XI", even when the music was pretty much the same.So, this is what I'm saying: What if Train Of Thought had come with a classic surrealistic and colourful cover art, just like I&W, or Awake? The feeling wouldn't have been the same. There's much more emotion here than in "Failing" into infinity, or even Scenes From A Memory, but different.This is evolution, and evolution in terms of music means new ideas and the search for originality. Dream Theater manages to evolve in this disc without losing identity, and that's the main reason why, overall, this is a very good disc.
| 4/5 |

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.