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METROPOLIS PART 2: SCENES FROM A MEMORY

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

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FireLink
5 stars This could very well be one of my favorite albums of all time, and yes, I said OF ALL TIME. Every second of this album is just absolutely gold, and without question the best Dream Theater Album, yeah, I really do think this beats images and words by a bit, a very well made concept album as well! ^^

Scene One Regression: 9/10, A very good opener of an opener I guess lol, it's interesting, and pleasant to listen to.

Scene Two Overture 1928: 10/10, Oh my god, this is one of Dream Theaters best songs, and one of my favorite opener songs, absolutely perfection.

Strange Deja Vu : 10/10, this is the perfect next song, La Bries singing in this song is in my opinion one of his bests, he sings very well and melodic, without getting whiny, awesome guitar riffs, man, just awesome.

Scene Three: Through Her Words, 9/10, a very nice song that sort of calms down the music in a way, not quiet as nice as wait till sleep, but still good, and good for the concept.

Fatal Tragedy: 10/10, this is a very, I guess heavy song for dream theater (back then) that is done very effectively, the verses are alright, the chorus is awesome, but to me what really sticks and I mean REALLY sticks to me however is the Solo section of the song, holy crap, one of the best guitar and keyboard solos ever, I give you a round of applause John petrucci, and Jordan Rudess, and unlike alot of there other albums, the solo doesn't seem spontaneous, or to cheesy, the very ending though, isssss a tiny bit cheesy I will have to admit though...

Scene Four Beyond This Life: 7/10, this is probably one of my least favorite song on here, it's not necessarily a bad song, but it's not very good in my opinion compared to the other songs, I like the verses and choruses, there is one section in here that has James La Brie Singing in rock style, that is just awesome, and another section where he sings almost like a soft rock voice which is just beautiful. btw, good job Jordan on that solo ^_-

Scene Five Through Her Eyes: 7/10, a tiny bit cheesy but very nice soft song.

Scene Six Home: 9/10, now this is a cool song, very progressive for Dream Theater, almost Porcupine Tree sounding in some sections, with a very catchy riff, I will have to admit I Think the verses and choruses are a little bit annoying, but still awesome, and I love the instrumental parts (as usual ^^)

Scene Seven Dance Of Eternity: 10/10, Wow, what an awesome song, after Deja Vu, the music was pretty awesome, but once you get to this song the music goes to absolutely awesome, I love this track, every time I here that opening I just can't help but smile.

One Last Time: 10/10, oh I love this song, I love the chorus so much! It's so nice, while being awesome, and this song unlike through her eyes is not cheesy at all, and I just love the mix of the songs.

Scene Eight The Spirit Carries On: 6/10, I don't really care to much for this song, it's way to OK, compared to the other songs. But it does introduce you to the awesome epic! ^^

Scene Nine Finally Free: 9/10: I love this song so much, I love the sound effects, the verses, everything, the only complaint I have is the ending, it left me confused, I mean the "Hello Nicholas, Huh?".......................... My actual no joke reaction to that was, "What?" I actually had to rewind and listen to that again because I was just really confused, I just want to kinow what the heck happened.

It's a very good album, and probably Dream Theaters best, I think they all played some of their best here, with some absolutely awesome work, just amazing, except the ending, I don't really know what that was all about, but everything else was amazing. 5/5 ^^ (except the ending.)

FireLink | 5/5 |

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