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BLACK CLOUDS & SILVER LININGS

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.44 | 1202 ratings

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voliveira
5 stars " Look in the mirror...what do you see? "

I've always been a huge fan of Dream Theater, so I'm biased their albuns.To exception of his debut album, I never gave a rating of less than 5 stars to any of the other band's albums, I like even "Falling Into Infinity ".

After the controversial "Systemathic Chaos" (which I like), these geniuses give us another masterpiece: "Black Clouds and silver linnings".

It opens with the fantastic "A nightmare to remember", a monstrous epic from 16 minutes.This is perhaps the darkest song of album.I like when, after the main verses, the music takes a lot more quiet, guitar-driven John petrucci.Outside this, the music is heavy, with rights to the "death grunts" of Portnoy.

"The rite of passage" is a song about secret orders, as Freemansory.I recommend listening to this song in the original version, not like u single.

Not much to talk about "Wither", the ballad of album.Not is a bad song, and the vocals are good, but she is not aware of the other songs.

"The shatered fortress" is insane! this song ends the saga of Mike Portnoy of Alcoholics Anonymous (or like the Brazilians foruns says, "saga of rum") and is the heaviest of album.Her makes several references to other songs of the saga ("The Glass Prison","This dying soul", "The Root of All Evil"and "Repentance").

The last two songs are my favorites. "The best of times" is beautiful, a song written by Portnoy in honor of his deceased (who lived long enough to hear the music). It starts slowly, and after a beautiful solo guitar music will rise so incredible.The vocals are very emotional, and the guitar solo at the end of the song is one of the best of Petrucci.

Finally we have "The Count of Tuscany, " a 19-minute epic that will stay etched in the memory of fans.This music is flawless, with obvious influences of Rush.Certainly is an unforgettable song.

Overall this is an album impeccable.My only criticism is that John Myung's bass is audible throughout the album, being wholly relegated to the background.

voliveira | 5/5 |

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