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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.58 | 124 ratings

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Silent Knight
4 stars First sample,Positive! This is a pretty good song and its been quite awhile we've heard something really good by Dream theater... Mike Mangini's drums are pretentiously hidden under this pre-production sample but his technique and passion is clear throughout the song (I m o he is more of a musician as a drummer than portnoy... his playing has more "musicallity" if you know what I mean). It's their most progressive "rock" song since years and is is really welcomed! Jordan rudess gets a real upgrade in the band and his playing and character is more distinctive than any other time...nice for a change. Still we have to wait for the whole album to judge if this is going to be a triumphant return to their skyhigh past or its going to continue their steady but slowly fading career... All in All this is really a nice song.

PS: The artwork is strongly infuenced by the great Supertramp album Famous Last words(1983) who had passed same experiences...the story goes round and round...

Silent Knight | 4/5 |


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