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Dream Theater


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4 stars Dream Theater: Train of Thought

What a CD. The Heaviest of Dream Theater's catalog. Possible the most controversial of their works to. It seems to me that this is a hit or miss album but, I love it. Hear Train of Thought was the technically the second time I was exposed to Dream Theater being I heard SFAM first but, I didn't really know it at the time. My Guitar teacher decided the best way to teach me how to play was to show me a good band that could influence me. How right he was. He put on the song "In The Name Of God", It was quite possible the best 14 minutes of my life. That song led me down the path of progressive rock and shown me the music that I love. The Album starts out with "As I Am" which has become a Dream Theater classic along with "Endless Sacrifice" and "In The Name of God". Train of Thought consists of long songs and long instrumental passages designed to blow your mind with its complexity and musician ship. I often compared Dream Theater The ELP of today because they often do things just to show they are better instrumentalists then you are. This album marks the last time the equation of song writing changes for Dream Theater. Octavarium is a mixture of there past albums, and Systimatic Chaos and Dark Clouds and Silver Linings have the same formula as Train of Thought. So all those who claim Dream Theater lost there magic, they still had it here. The guitars, drums, keyboards are more bombastic then ever. The vocals are a little weak at times but still better than most bands and there lyrics are less corny then there up and coming albums. But then again, Dream Theater has never been known for there lyrical abilities.

As I Am, Endless Sacrifice, In The Name of God are all 5 star songs This Dying Soul, Stream of Consciousness are 4 star songs Honor thy Father and Vacant deserve 3 stars.

kawkaw123 | 4/5 |


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