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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.21 | 1411 ratings

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4 stars This is the album that started it for Dream Theater and if the production wasnt as bad it would be a fantastic first release as the songs really stand the test of time from the unreal opening FORTUNE IN LIES to the epic KILLING HAND, the instrumental THE YTSE JAM and the closing epic ONLY A MATTER OF TIME each song is very well crafted and executed perfectly. Each member (yes even Charlie) all play and sing there heart outto really make this album a great one and its very underloked (mainly for the production as it was made in the late 80's and it being their first album.) Recently to mark the bands 20th year they played this album with both James and Charlie making a appearence it was really good to hear each song being played live as it really shows just how good the songs are, another standout track for me is AFTERLIFE;

A Fortune in Lies - 10/10 Status Seeker - 8/10 Ytse Jam - 9/10 The Killing Hand- 10/10 Light Fuse and Get Away - 7/10 Afterlife - 9/10 The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun - 8/10 Only a Matter of Time - 10/10

My Conclusion? A very strong debut from this fantastic band and just a small taste of the awsomeness thats yet to come.

FarBeyondProg | 4/5 |


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