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IMAGES AND WORDS

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.29 | 2028 ratings

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Martín
5 stars I got into Dream Theater when a friend gave me "Live at the Marquee", an excellent live DT album. When I listened the opening track "metropolis part1" I said "This band progs really well!!! Fantastic!!!" So I bought "Images and words". This is a masterprice of progressive metal and the best Dream Theater album. I say this after having all their studio records. After two years I can't stop listening to it, it's addictive!! This album has the quiet and heavy moments. The album starts with "Pull me under", a typical progressive metal track and the heaviest song of the record, but it repeats too much the main riff si I give it 8.5/10. "Another day" is the ballad that has a beautiful solo sax that goes very well with the song. The singing of James Labrie is excellent on this song 9/10. The following track "Take the time" is a very prog track with fantastic keyboards by Kevin Moore. Excellent Petrucci's guitar solo at the end of the song. When DT plays this song live they do it much longer with an improvisation at the end 10/10. "Surrounded" is the more listeneable song. It has great vocals 9/10. And... "Metropolis part 1: The miracle and the Sleeper" What can I say? The BEST Dream Theater song and the best prog metal song ever!!!. It has a lot of tempo changes, excellent solos (including a fast bass solo), great vocals, heavy and soft moments, everything!! A MASTERPRICE: 10/10!! "Under a glass moon" is a good song with a power metal chorus and excellent guitar solo 9.5/10. "Wait for sleep" a beautiful short song with fresh piano 9/10. The last song "Learning to live" is an excellent super-prog song that opens like a medieval song it has many tempo changes in the instrumental part and a kind of flamenco in the middle. If you haven't got into DT you should start with this excellent album to listen to it once and again, and again... !!! A MASTERPRICE!!

PD: My english is poor. Sorry.

Martín | 5/5 |

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