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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.56 | 118 ratings

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3 stars "On the back of angels" makes me nervous to consume the next release of the best progressive metal band of all time. They never let me down, and looking for that song, I will not be this time (if all other songs have this quality).

It is indeed unfortunate that Mr. Portnoy, the best drummer in the world, has left the band he founded, but his successor, the super-fast Mike Mangini, owe him nothing. Although I had not liked the way he performed "A Nightmare to Remember" in the three-part documentary "The spirit carries on", here he shines with a style very similar to that of Portnoy - expect him to impose his style, not that is a cheap copy.

Rest of the band is no less than excellent , but there is a problem. As usual in recent works of DT, can not hear Myung's bass (he is very under-used, unfortunately), but the focus is on Petrucci and Rudess. Corner Labrie continues good, especially the chorus.

My only complaint, besides the unheard bass of Myung,is that the instrumental section was very short, but it may be that the CD version of the song is longer.

3 stars. I have high hopes for "A Dramatic Turn of Events" (the title means suggestive, no?)

voliveira | 3/5 |


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