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TRAIN OF THOUGHT

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.60 | 1857 ratings

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rmbrown
3 stars I tried to make this brief. For the best synopsis, see the last paragraph.

As it was said by another reviewer, it's rather difficult to evaluate this album. I mean, I don't need to tell you that they took a 90-degree turn on this one. The style is very different, and often the songs need to be fast-forwarded for sheer repetition. The album can be kind of boring if you aren't in exactly the right mood. I want to say that Stream of Consciousness saves the album, but it's tough to say. To a degree it seems almost fake - but if you can get into it it's a driving force. In The Name Of God is actually somewhat impressive if you can take how repetitive it is at times. There are impressive bits here and there, but facts are facts - this album takes some serious getting used to!

If you've been a longtime fan of metal and you like to just rock out to something good... shit, give it a shot. You might really get into it. Sometimes musicality and emotion needs to give way to something you can f'in _JUMP_ to. This album can be a lot of fun if you don't bother digging for problems (and if you can ignore how silly LaBrie's "angry" voice sounds).

Rob

| 3/5 |

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