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TRAIN OF THOUGHT

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.58 | 1347 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars Dream Theater goes metal again after the symphonic prog ecxess that was Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence.

The screaming and chugging guitars are back again and so is the typical heavy metal thunder. In short, the tempo has been turned up some notches and the gap to the likes of Metallica has been bridged.

The songs themselves are not classic Dream Theater fare, but still not bad at all. Dream Theater proves beyond doubts that you can still be uber-technical while still writing good commercial songs which blows most heavy metal and prog metal bands out of the water.

Herein lays the problem......... Some of the songs are too catchy and too commercial without displaying any depth or longviety. They are ear candy during the first five times of listening to them...... but pretty annoying after the sixth time. I feel Dream Theater has cut a lot of corners on Train Of Thought to please the neo-heavy metal crowd who migrated to heavy metal from the Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Soundgarden scene. In The Name Of God is a great song. The rest of the songs has sporadic flashes of brilliance before they retreat back to dry land again.

This is a good Dream Theater album which does not shame them. Neither does it enhance their reputation. Safe, but boring.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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