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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.66 | 1995 ratings

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4 stars Dream Theater has long been established as the kings of Progressive Metal. I remember the first time my friend Matt took me to a DT concert ? I was just amazed at what I was watching. These guys are the most technically amazing musicians I've ever seen. It's downright frightening to think how good each one of them are on their instruments.

Dream Theater is a mix of Metal (think Metallica, Queensryche, and Rush) with Progressive (think Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes).

Much of DT's music features extremely complex and fast metal, with sophisticated time signature changes thoughout, which makes for difficult listening to the uninitiated.

But with Octavarium, the band focused more on actual songwriting, creating a much more accessible album, with songs that sound like Muse ("Never Enough") or even U2 ("I Walk Beside You"). But for the diehard Proggers, there is the magnificent 24 minute, eight-parter, "Octavarium".

BobVanguard | 4/5 |


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