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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

4.37 | 430 ratings

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5 stars One of the best live shows i have ever seen. Highly recommened along with the soundtrack live 3 disc album. You get a great insight to the story of Scenes from a Memory here, as you get to see the visuals as the story goes along, with real actors telling the story of the album, plus there is some amazing commentaries from the band as we go along. Highlights include Mike telling the story of how he got asked to leave the school when he went to a parents evening or something at his sons school, because he was wearing a tshirt with heavy metal images on, the band pick apart their tracks, saying where they got their influences from (Rush and Tool are ones i remember) and also Mike and JP tell you what's going on in the story, and tell you what actually happens at the end!

Musically this is pretty much perfect, you get to see a classically trained metal band perform at their best, and it sounds even better than the studio albums as they have added bits in and pretty much perfected it, including the incredible John and Theresa solo spot before Through Her Eyes. It is amazing to see the headbanging, the emotion, the reactions of the crowd, the spectacular visuals as well as the band themselves. John Myung is a monster on the bass, Jordan works the keys with passion and John Petrucci looks really into it all, though sometimes he pulls a few funny faces. Mike is insane on the drums, and when they play "A Change of Seasons" he randomly has a change of costume and comes on stage wearing a dressing gown!

You get everything here, it is well worth the cost of the DVD. A flawless live show and some great special features. The commentary is amazing as well as some behind the scenes footage of how they made the studio album. A masterpiece!

frenchie | 5/5 |


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