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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.32 | 1449 ratings

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Equality 7-2521
2 stars Due to record company pressures, Dream Theater produce an album full of diluted pop-prog which still suffers the Dream Theater pitfall of being excessive and emotionless. Trail Of Tears is a sort of saving grace, being that one amazing track that talks you into buying a less than good album. In the band's defense, some of these tracks when played live, like Hell's Kitchen and Hollow Years are decent sounding but unfortunately the albums unusual production keeps most listeners from knowing that. Derrick Sherinins style really doesn't suite the band. There are times in the mellower moments when he can really connect like on "Peruvian Skies" and "Anna Lee", but overall his sound seems rather out of place when compared to the rest of the band. This is also the point in Dream Theater's career where LaBrie's vocals really start to impede the enjoyment of the music. He slowly starts to abandon his operatic style in favor of a more rock oriented style that he has trouble executing.

Much better albums in Dream Theaters back and future catalogue so don't give up hope on the band if you've only heard this album. It's a shame that most people will develop a stigma against Derrick Sherinian because of this album, but he's really quite the keyboardist, don't judge him by what you hear here.

Equality 7-2521 | 2/5 |


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