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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.60 | 1857 ratings

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5 stars How can anybodycompare Metallica to Dream theater? DT are head and shoulders above most bands in musical ability, songwriting (in particuar Metallica) and any geniune fan cannot say that they do not get their moneys worth. This album is a necessity to any progresive rock collection and I believe music should be inspirational and Train of Thought would definitely fall into that category. I will give you my rating and a brief description for each track.

1>As i am-10/10-Absolutely top notch opening track which speeds up superbly to a very powerful riff and also filled with a mind boggling solo by Petrucci. The backing is superb and the lyrics also very meaningful. 2>This Dying Soul-10/10-Once again a prog rock masterpiece with riff after riff pumping the mind. The drumming is brilliant throughout and Petruccis guitar work is top notch particularly in the intro. Rudess shines on the track and the guitar/keyboard duel at the end is particularly memorable. 3>Endless Sacrifice>10/10-How do they do it? A beautifully crafted song with heartfelt lyrics. The singing by La Brie is superb particualrly in the high notes in the chorus and Rudess' keyboard solo is incredible showcasing his classical influences. The heavy riff at the end is one of my particular favourites and yet is still very musical. 4>Honor Thy Father>10/10-All i can say is Portnoy. The Attack on the drums at the start is insane and once again this song stretches musical boundaries. The lyrics are superb highlighting Petrucci's suffering at the hands of his father and the unsung John Myung also lays down a great bass line. 5>Vacant-8/10-Breaks up the album well and features beautiful singing and keyboards by La Brie And Rudess respectively. 6>Stream Of Consciousness-10/10-Superb Instrumental highlighting all talents of the band. 7>In The Name Of God-10/10-One of the most epic songs ever. The riffs are thunderous and the power of the song is explosive. All the band shine particularly La Brie in his passionate vocals and Petrucci with his astounding guitar playing. The Lyrics are once again brilliant showing Petruccis magic with words and the struggle of religion. This song is prog rock at its best and like the album is an epic journey.

So there u have it.-68/70. Not a bad score really. All I say is Buy it!!! Trust me you will be amazed by these guys. I still am now!!!!!!!!1

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