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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.60 | 1857 ratings

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M Joel
5 stars So many people here have reviewed ToT to be the worst DT album of all, and I have to dissagree 100%.

Honestly, this is by far my favorite of all of DT's albums to date. Sure, it's not like the others. So many people will bitch about how it's not symphonic enough, or not prog enough. However, the bottom line here is this: get rid of DT's reputation as a prog band for a moment, and look at from the point of view that this is more of a metal album, and you come to find that it's *gasp!* Reallly gooooooooood.

So many fans were dissapointed because they don't like change. DT's genious shows through in this album simply because they took the risk of making a metal album. But in my opinion, they passed with flying colors. Others think otherwise, but that is because they only preffer classic DT, and are probably not metal fans in the first place.

Yes, you will probably have to be a metal fan in order to enjoy this album, because that's what it is. There is no way around the fact that ToT IS a full out metal album with some prog aspects going for it. So, it's a metal album, is that neccicarily a bad thing, per se? I mean, come on, folkes. The songs are good. I want to bang my head everytime this album plays. I'm a big DT fan, and enjoy the classic DT sound. But ToT is my favorite DT album to date because, well, it's so different, which once again shows that DT truly aren't afraid to be different for a change. In fact, until ToT, DT's albums were beggining to become repetitive in my opinion, so it was time for a change. This change was good. A treasure to anyone who truly appriciates DT's versatility.

M Joel | 5/5 |


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