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Age Of Nemesis


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3.25 | 15 ratings

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3 stars Dream Theater with less-acrobatic guitar solo

For those of you who adore Dream Theater, this the band that makes very good music in the vein of Dream Theater. The vocal of Zoltan Kiss is very similar with James LaBrie. Not only this, the music is in the same style with Dream Theater especially on guitar riffs and inventive keyboard work. The only thing different is that you rarely find Petrucci's acrobatic guitar solo in this album. It sounds like the keyboard player works very hard to cover-up the lack of guitar solo. The drumming is not bad but it's not as an inventive work like Portnoy. The first two tracks are energy-driven music in the vein of Dream Theater. 'Free of Life' (6:43) starts with an ambient nuance followed with heavy rhythm section with guitar riffs. 'Meeting With the Unbelievable' (8:07) is another excellent composition. At the third track 'The Land of Light' (6:24) offers something different using piano as intro part in mellow style followed with music in heavier style. This time the guitarist plays his solo quite longer than the previous tracks. Through this track you will find the vocal screams very similar like Labrie.

'Inferno' (4:08) offers good combination of keyboard, piano and guitar riffs in relatively fast tempo. The guitar solo explores in howling fashion. There are some symphonic nuance in the middle of the track. It's a nice instrumental track. 'Someone Must Take the Blame' (6:06) is another track that I like as well, especially in its keyboard work combined with guitar riffs, many style changes throughout the music. 'Plummeting Into Eternity' (8:55) concludes the album beautifully with a composition that blends nice melody, harmony and change of style in a cohesive way.

Overall, the melody of each song is very good especially when it's combined together as full music which results in good harmony. The music is quite complex as Dream Theater with frequent change of style between one segment to another and they all form as a cohesive whole. It's a MUST have if you like Dream Theater. Keep on proggin'...!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |


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