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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.60 | 1857 ratings

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3 stars How difficult is to evaluate this work! And I notice everyone here has a different opinion about it. Well, the one sure thing is this the HEAVIER album DT have never produced. If it was their aim (and I think it was), they got it! And I really liked "As I Am" since the very first time I heard it, which is quite hard for a song, with me. What does it lack? The problem is that, after FiI and, most of all, M2:SfaM, each DT fan is always expecting a completely well-rounded album. But DT wanted something different. This does not excuse them to lack in producing a good sound (6DoIT was far better), nor excuse JohnP or Mike to sound too much like they were re-recording Master of Puppets. JohnM is present like Cliff was, but James and Jordan don't sound comfortable in this album. How does that 2:30 piano&vocals song fit here? Anyway, if you like furious metal, you will like it anyway. John's one impressive solo, that of As I Am, is great, very modern Yngwie-ish. And, after all, after a very few listenings, "As I Am" , "Endless Sacrifice", and "In the Name of God" start ringing on and on in your head.

Just one suggestion: everyone's expecting something different form the next album (maybe a whole acoustic one?), no matter if he is one who liked ToT or not.

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