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MASTER OF PUPPETS

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

1.91 | 90 ratings

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Dellinger
2 stars Unlike most people here, I don't give this album a low rating because I think DT does a poor job covering this album. I give it a low rating because I just don't like this album. The main reason why I would think this album would be worst than the original is the vocals, which certainly don't fit the music, at least not the way they are sung. The playing doesn't sound particularly bad to me, just different given thay they are different musicians and they don't have a rhythm guitar and they add keyboards, which are kind of nice to have, but aren't very notable. The production doesn't bother me too much either, to me the original sound just as bad.

Most of the songs on this album I don't like, they are too dull and don't have much melody. My favourite part on this album is definitley the middle section of the title track, but the rest of the song isn't quiet so good. The only two songs which I actually like from this album are Welcome Home, which has a soft beginning and gets heavier as it unfolds, and actually has a nice melody, and Orion which is a good instrumental (and has the plus on this version that LaBrie doesn't ruin it by singing). However, even though I like this two songs, there are Metallica songs I like far better (and which I would rather have heard covered over this by DT), like Fade to Black and Call of Ktulu from their previous album. So, 2 stars mainly because of this two songs (and the title song), otherwise I might have gone only with 1 star.

Dellinger | 2/5 |

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