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METROPOLIS PART 2: SCENES FROM A MEMORY

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.28 | 2193 ratings

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DiehardTheRushFan
5 stars not gonna lie t00 yuhh, the true Dream Theater Masterpiece. in my opinion, i thought this album was better than Images and Words because this album featured Jordan Rudess as the real keyboardist for Dream Theater and also because this album was produced by John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy and the albums before this one weren't produced by John and Mike. an amazing album. i loved when i heard the album for the 1st time. it has an amazing story. i think the story of the album is about The Past life of Nicholas. the album is a sequel t00 the song Metropolis, Pt. I: The Miracle and the Sleeper, which the Miracle and the Sleeper are featured in the 8th track called Home and Metropolis, Pt. I: The Miracle and the Sleeper was a song on the Images and Words album.

Regression: a 2 minute song and it just starts off with a clock ticking and the Hypnotherapist. then John Petrucci comes in with acoustic guitar and James starts singing.

Overture 1928: great instrumental. one of my favorite instrumentals of all time. its also the 1st song t00 feature a keyboard solo by Jordan Rudess. Then, the amazing solo by John comes in. at the end of the song, its also a continue t00 the next track Strange Deja Vu.

Strange Deja Vu: great song. and it continues from the last part of Overture 1928. it has some great guitar by John, some great drumming by Mike Portnoy, and some great singing by James.

Through My Words: a song thats just a minute long. its really short and its just for the next song Fatal Tragedy.

Fatal Tragedy: great song. it starts off with Jordan playing the intro and James. then 40 seconds into the song, the whole band comes in, then it starts t00 get really heavy. awesome way t00 start off the song. it has some really great choruses, some great guitars. i like the keyboard/guitar solo, and i also like the ending by the Hypnotherapist. the spoken line says "Now its time to see how you died. Remember that death is not the end, but only a transition.

Beyond This Life: another great song. great guitar intro by John. i just could only get into the keyboard/guitar solo.

Through Her Eyes: a ballad by Dream Theater. and the song has another singer for the intro of the song and her name is Teresa Thomason. I think the song is about how Nicholas goes t00 the present t00 go t00 the hypnotherapist and Nicholas finds out how she dies. it has some great lyrics and some great guitar.

Home: almost a 13 minute song. its an ok song. i think the song is about the parallels between him and the two men who she loved. The three men all follow the same lyrical patern, representing their obsession (the word is even used by Nick) and deep need for the same woman. This says to me that, while Nick and Victoria are one and the same, he has also become obsessed with her life to the same level as the men who loved her. the beginning of the song kinda has a weird feeling. but like almost 3 minutes into the song, the band enters then it starts getting good. i like the keyboard/guitar solo.

The Dance of Eternity: the 2nd instrumenal for the album. another great instrumental hands down. only 6 minutes but it has so much stuff that people can like bout this song.

One Last Time: a song almost 4 minutes long. i just liked the solo by John and the chorus of the song is also featured in the song Finally Free, and yuhh can hear James sing One Last Time in this song and also in Finally Free, and its the part right before the solo by John.

The Spirit Carries On: seems t00 me, this would b a song that would be played. it has some ok melodies but definitely an amazing solo by John Petrucci and that got me into this song.

Finally Free: awesome song. and its the last song. 12 minutes long. and it starts off with The Hypnotherapist. then John comes in with his guitar. and a minute into the song, the song officially begins with a piano by Jordan then James starts off with his singing. and at almost at 4 minutes in the song, a gunshot is heard. cuz the Miracle shoots Victoria and the Sleeper (Julian), then James sings reprises the chorus for One Last Time, and then the awesome solo by John comes in. and like 9 minutes of the song, we can hear someone getting in his car and also a dialogue by the TV news broadcast. then in the end, The Hypnotherapist then says "Open your eyes Nicholas. he wakes up then white stuff is heard and this white stuff being heard continues for the song The Glass Prison, which can be heard on the Dream Theater album Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence.

an amazing story. an amazing album. i would give the album a 10/10 and its definitely the Dream Theater Masterpiece.

DiehardTheRushFan | 5/5 |

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