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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.60 | 1857 ratings

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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.
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