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METROPOLIS PART 2: SCENES FROM A MEMORY

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.28 | 2193 ratings

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NiKkolasDT
5 stars Definitely my favourite DT album and the best Prog Rock / Metal album ever.

1.-Regression: Althought this is not a great song by it's own, it an awsome intro to the album, you can really feel that you're entering to the story. Nice singing by James LaBrie, beautiful chords by John Petrucci, impeccable keyboard accompanying by Jordan Rudess. (8.5 / 10)

2.-Overture 1928: Awsome instrumental song. Very emotional song theme and guitar solos, and incredible keyboard solos. This song is a little taste about what the album it's going to be (you can hear several riffs through the whole album) and it also give you a little taste about who is Jordan Rudess. (10 / 10)

3.-Strange Deja Vu: More heavy riffs take over and LaBrie kicks in majestically. Beautiful chorus and nice piano interludes. (9.5 / 10)

4.-Through My Words: This song it's more a transition between Strange Deja Vu and Fatal Tragedy, so by ti's own it isn't very powerful. Remarkable piano accompanying. (7.5 / 10)

5.-Fatal Tragedy: Now we can see DT being progressive metal. Begins with a creepy atmosphere and suddenly becomes very heavy. The guitar solo is awsome, shredding; and the keyboard solo is probably the best of the album. The final harmony drives me crazy, incredible bass lines by John Myung. The outro is totally unexpected. Sounds great! (10 / 10)

6.-Beyond This Life: Begins with a very heavy guitar riff and later some thrash metal drums by Mike Portnoy before it turns more calm. Then suddenly very heavy again with shredding guitars, and later it becomes calm again. More JP and Jordan awsome solos leading to this crazy harmony. Very prog metal song. (10 / 10)

7.-Through Her Eyes: One of the ballads of this masterpieces. This song literally makes me wanna cry. The main theme is just beautiful. The whole band sounds incredible, though Portnoy isn't really playing. Remarkable staging of Myung, who in this song plays a fretless bass. Very emotive singing of LaBrie, in the outro he really sounds amazing. (10 / 10)

8.-Home: Arabic heavy riffs dominate this song, some music and lyrics recall Metropolis Part 1 very strongly (I love that). Impressive keyboard solo and perfect bass lines. Very catchy chorus. In the outro you can hear Myung and Portnoy playing odd tempos while Petrucci and Rudess play the arabic leads. Very recommendable song. (10 / 10)

9.-The Dance Of Eternity: My favourite song. Odd tempos, cool riffs, Metropolis Part 1 interludes, crazy honky-tonk piano solo, beautiful harmony, the most incredible bass line and solo I've ever heard, and the song continues on and on. (10 / 10)

10.-One Last Time: Right after the crazy dance of eternity, the things get more calmed, while Rudess plays complex beautifual piano parts. The most catchy and emotional chorus, probably beacause of the singing of emotional singing of James LaBrie. Guitar solo that reminds Overture 1928. (9.5 / 10)

11.-The Spirit Carries On: Incredilble ballad. The best guitar solo in the whole album. About the end a gospel choir joins and it sound amazing. The complete band sounds perfect. (9.5 / 10)

12.-Finally Free: Perfect finale and perfect to end this story. Remarkable Singing by LaBrie, and blistering drum outro, showing that Mike Portnoy is one of the drummers of all time, aswell as Rudess, Petrucci, Myung and LaBrie. (10 / 10)

NiKkolasDT | 5/5 |

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