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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.84 | 1698 ratings

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4 stars For me, the highest point of Dream Theater is their concert DVD, Score: 20th Anniversary. When I saw that, I became a fan of Dream Theater.

But a lot happened between that DVD and this album. With each album, I slowly lost my interest in their music.

I was the king of pessimists when it came to Dream Theater and their newest album. I didn't find any of albums artistically successful since Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence.

The news was, Portnoy leaving the band. I was not hating the band enough, then they announced that they will make a reality show out of their drummer auditions. Even if you have a fanbase of average age of 16, it's totally lame for a prog band to do such a thing. Then you're not different from those MTV celebrities. Prog should be more about music than entertainment.

You should guess why I'm reviewing this album after everyone stopped talking about it. I couldn't even give a proper chance to like this, because for me they were just loving to be popular at some point. But as we can easily hear it from this album, these guys are not just popular, but very talented musicians. At a point, they are still in it for the music itself.

This album is full of energy, jamming and inspiring chord progressions. Compositions are just fine. The tempo is never down. That's why I love it. The thing that I won't give this a five star rating is, I'm never really into Dream Theater lyrics. They're just too simple to be interesting. And the music is not really for the lyrics, the connection between them is not strong.

This will keep me pleased for a while, I'm sure most of you will find it interesting too.

talha | 4/5 |


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