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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.66 | 1996 ratings

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5 stars Is it me or it smells like teen spirit?

Funny to conclude that the best effort from Dream Theater is the most commercial one? It does smell like teen spirit, finally!

Honda Civic dudes and low cut jeans dudettes could find something for them in this record. My, my, times are really changing and so is Dream Theater. After all, I Walk Beside You is a pretty decent U2 copy!

Do you know what I love the most of this album? It's the little bits and parts of every album put in one. The vampiric gloominess of Awake, the melodies of Images and Words, the keyboards fireworks of Dream and Day Unite and the downright sonic violence of Train of Thought. Man this records shakes Metallica off the mantlepiece in many places, no kidding. It surprised me at first but it's getting more and more hardcore for DT.

This is the album that you should keep if you want one glimpse of what they are, because of it's superior darkness and spectacular power.

Get ready to vote on the nominees of 2005.

Menswear | 5/5 |


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