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James LaBrie


Progressive Metal

3.53 | 149 ratings

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1 stars This album just does not belong to this site. I like James LaBrie performing amongst Dream Theater virtuosos, and there his vocal seems to fit in alright; his Mullmuzzler project is also quite good, but this solo allbum is just not prog whatsoever. This is terrible mixture of thresh-metal with pop. The opener is a rip-off from Metallica and then it goes even worse. It goes from brainless metal to soulless pop and vise versa. No offense meant to any thresh metal fans nor to pop fans - I know a lot of people liking these genres and I know myself how good can metal or pop be occasionally, but normally pop followers would not listen to metal and vise versa, therefore I cannot recomend "elements" to either of them. Apart from above I feel it a bit insulting that a musician of LaBrie's scale makes such a release, the only reason for which is to get more money out of his devoted fans - therefore my rating here is "0" stars.
eugene | 1/5 |


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