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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.66 | 1996 ratings

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fils de lumiere
2 stars Simply one of the least inspirational DT records. Most of melodies, rhythms, lyrics seem to be forced, and not creative. They have a song or two which might be interesting, like Walk Beside You, but they repeat here what they already did, and this time do it worse. Production is not up to standards of modern metal music, and drums sound bad especially, although Portnoy does the best job here. After this album they will manage to return a bit, but the bend turned into crisis, and never managed to produce albums of quality of their records from nineties. But, that is to be expected, as the only thing that could have saved them would have been some big leap forward in terms of change of the style.
fils de lumiere | 2/5 |


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