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SIX DEGREES OF INNER TURBULENCE

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.13 | 1451 ratings

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FarBeyondProg
5 stars This is a very underlooked album, i think its because its not the easiest to get into but once you do the rewards are plenty. Its quite experimental and noisy at times as well (the end of MISSUNDERSTOOD) its quite a bit heavyer too as the 7 string used a lot more (THE GLASS PRISION) its also a lot more melodic and beautiful (BLIND FAITH, DISAPPEAR). It is of course the 42 minute, 8 part title track (from the second cd) that is the main focus, like the song A Change Of Seasons it too is a rollercoaser ride of emotions and progressive twists and turns. This is also one of the first albums to be produced by both John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy themselves meaning the production is first class (as is the musicmanship) with not one duff song to be found. the lyrical concept of this album is also interesting as i feel it mostly deals a lot with religion giving different situations for example in BLIND FAITH i think its about James dealing with being an athiest, while on THE GREAT DEBATE the topic of stem cell research comes up. The title track is the most interesting though as it deals with several type of people with different abilitys and their everyday lives, i just thought that was quite interesting;

The Glass Prison - 10/10 Blind Faith - 10/10 Misunderstood - 9/10 The Great Debate - 9/10 Disappear - 10/10 Degrees of Inner Turbulence - 10/10

My Conclusion? fantastic fantastic album, must buy, its the hardest DT album to crack, but stick with it and the work pays off.

FarBeyondProg | 5/5 |

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