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Liquid Tension Experiment


Progressive Metal

3.81 | 404 ratings

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4 stars This band comes close to being one of my favorite Dream Theater side projects (my other favorites are of course Transatlantic and OSI) But anyway i've been this album for a while and luckily i finally got it as i was more than impressed of the great musicianship of this band. Basically all it is is Dream Theater with no vocalist and different bassist but still much like Dream Theater these guys can deliver. First off you hear a grand blend of prog rock and metal with a nice blend of jazz and improvisation. In fact i would consider this a fusion band than prog metal but hey its not my job to change genres so anyway. First off the band starts with the very aggresive Paradigm Shift with its fast riffs and drums and melodic Bass and Keys, then to the very soft, tribal Osmosis, followed by a very prog rock but melodic Kindred Spirits (guitar and key solos are all awesome one of my favorite tracks) then it goes to the very jazzy The Stretch with Jordan really pulling some weight with the keyboards, going into the very melodic but very rock Freedom of Speech, then into a very cool mike and tony song deut called Chirs and Kevin's Excellent Adventure very tight between the two which is important if you only have just bass and drums plus the voice in the song is neat too, then in my opinion the pretty boring State of Grace so its not really my favorite track so occasionally i skip this one, but the boringness is over as the aggressiveness comes back with the oh so awesome universal mind with the fast riffs oh heck everybody does well in this song gah i love the change when the bass and drums are just so tight. Then comes to my mind 30 minutes of pure mayhem with 3 minute warning which is not bad in fact i love some good improvisation but there are some parts when make me feel uneasy i mean it has some magic moments but still i kinda which they didn't add they whining keyboard in the back ground for the second part of 3MW it always makes me feel uneasy. So anyway if your a huge fan of Dream Theater, or Tony Levin or the other players get this album as it displays each musician at its finest.
Progdrummer05 | 4/5 |


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