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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.60 | 1857 ratings

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4 stars i can't see why this only has a 3.55 star rating at the time of posting this review to me this is teh defintion of "progressive metal' while not the greatest dream theater album its one of he best albums the genre has to offer

first off it's a fairly short album compared to what i usually listen to (only 68:11) but it only has 7 songs giving you alot of different musical sounds and textures in this album despite the 7 songs

it starts with as i am the 2nd dream theater song i ever heard back in 2008 i loved it as soon as it started the cresendo's to the fill portnoy does is AMAZING then it goes into a slow beat so in live concerts they can get the crowd ready (as they did in 2010 in toronto) the nportnoy sits down and teh real fun begins it gets fast then faster then just pure amazing it continues farily uneventfully until portnoy's "solo" then it ends in a lovely display of techincal skill by the whoel band

the next 2 songs is im guessing the reason people don't like this albu mwhile defenitly metal they also display why progressive rock is mainstream music with some awful excesses espically by john pertucci

then the album rectifies itself with honor thy father that hits you right from the get go it is a wonderful song the 3rd if nnot 2nd best song here

we then have vacant/SOC i count then as one song because they pretty much are vacant the music is beautifully haunting teh lyrics however SUCK sorry james this shoulf of been part SOC and been instrumental as well then after our ears stop bleeding from labries terrible singing we get treated to THE GREATEST DRUMMING PERFORMANCE OF THE 21ST CENTURY mike portnoy pulls out all the stops here just is absouluty amazing and rudess backs him up beatufully so does myung pertucci leaves much to be desired however.

the albums ends with In the name of god one my top ten favourite dream theater songs its just a really cool song with a cool sound and awesome lyrics

all in all a very good album in my opinion 4/5

paroxix | 4/5 |


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