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TRAIN OF THOUGHT

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.60 | 1857 ratings

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eriksalkeld
4 stars So, you like metal, then get this right away... you don't? well maybe you like both prog and metal, in that case, get up, go to the nearest store and purchase it too... mmm, maybe your ears are so soft or your mind so closed that you think metal can't fit into prog, well, it can, and sure it does, in this case i'd say you should hear some songs and see it for yourself. It can't be better than Scenes from a Memory, Images and Words, or the amazing suite of Six Degrees of Inner Turbluence (CD2). After this last said album it seems innovation couldn't get better by the time so they decided, "well, we can't make another masterpiece now, but, hey, let's just give it more to the metal part this time and see what happens", as the top musicians they are, they can't take out a bad album, oh no, i think it's impossible for this guys. Just listen to In the Name of God's oriental-like solo, simply amazing... then look at Endless Sacrifice's (the best song of the album in my opinion) interlude, it'll surely blow your mind off... and don't forget the instrumental Stream of Consciousness, one of the best works in their career. If you liked The Glass Prison from SDoIT then you should know This Dying Soul is its continuation (Parts III, IV and V), a high spot of the album and it is as heavy as its previous part. As I am, well, it's not that prog, but if you like metallica you'll like that (spectacular guitar solo here by the way). Then, for Honor thy Father it seems they were beggining to lack ideas for good riffs and parts, as it is a long song with 10 mins of duration, it may become annoying, also not so many prog elements, so the same as As I Am (but worse). And finally Vacant, it's a nice quick balad which serves for intro to Stream of Consciousness. A find this album very interesting, and so much different as previous ones, it righlty deserves 3.5 stars, an excellent addition to ALMOST any prog rock collection.
eriksalkeld | 4/5 |

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