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OCTAVARIUM

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.65 | 1540 ratings

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FarBeyondProg
4 stars This album is quite a mixed bag, some are just utterly fantastic (the title track, THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL, THE ANSWER LIES WITHIN, PANIC ATTACK with its Muse-ness) and there is some that start good but kinda fall flat by the end like I WALK BESIDE YOU, SACRIFICED SONSand NEVER ENOUGH. With all that said this is still a fantastic effort and one that i keep going back to again and again despite its flaws, and why is that? because its Dream Theater of course, they just cant make a bad album, they just seem to have this talent of always making albums that keeps you begging for more and i think thats why this band will stand the test of time, no other band can seem to do that as well as DT. Of course this release was again produced by Portnoy and Petrucci so the production is just like the music, fantastic you cant go wrong with DT's production, with every instrument is clean enough to eat of and theres enough of everything in the mix;

The Root Of All Evil - 10/10 The Answer Lies Within - 10/10 These Walls - 8/10 I Walk Beside You - 7/10 Panic Attack - 10/10 Never Enough - 7/10 Sacrificed Sons - 7/10 Octavarium - 10/10

My Conclusion? Another spellbinding album from these progressive metal gods, a high reccomendation.

FarBeyondProg | 4/5 |

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