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A DRAMATIC TURN OF EVENTS

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.91 | 1223 ratings

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uribreitman
2 stars DT has been recycling older material for quite a while, but this album makes one wonder: how stupid can Dream Theater fans be, after all? the songs are a re-hash of "Images & Words" with stuff from "Scenes from a Memory", both masterpieces, both very old.

It seems that DT has lost its inspiration. The melodies are the same as the ones from the past. The band only knows how to develop 2 types of songs: 12-minute epics or 6-minute ballads. There's nothing in between. It's always the same: grand opening, James Labrie doing his verse, short chorus, then solo guitar (made by a machine), solo keyboards (made by an iPad freak), back to verse, chorus and grand ending.

If people have short memories, and they can't find the resemblance to stuff from 1992-1999, that's very sad. My conclusion is that DT should be placed in the "heroes of the past" drawer of the Prog Archives. Sad, maybe even very sad, but true none the less.

uribreitman | 2/5 |

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