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METROPOLIS PART 2: SCENES FROM A MEMORY

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.29 | 2116 ratings

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Tasartir
4 stars My introductiong to Dream Theater...and what an introduction that was!!! This album brought me right out of my black metal era into a much happier way of life....the life of a prog rocker. This album changed my life and, even though now that I listen to it I find it's not as great as I built it up to be, I am grateful for having it. The songs are great, but it's definetely not a masterpiece like Awake is.

It's the story of a girl that loved two guys. These two guys (one good guy and one bad guy) fight for her love...and the bad guy ends up killing the girl and the good guy which is his twin brother...now the girl has reencarnated into a guy that keeps seeing her all over the place and the guy now has the task to discover his past through his memories and really discover what went on in the night of the killings.

The story is pretty good, pretty intense, there are some people that even relate to it. I thought the movie Stir of Echoes came pretty close to the story in this album, I reccomend this movie to fans of this album.

The music is amazing, you get all the speed and accuracy of the musicians....you know what I'm talking about. Pretty complex melodies, amazing playing...musical acrobatics if you know what I mean. LaBrie is also pretty good although he is very criticized, he sings with emotion. The melodies will stick to you. If you really enjoy this album buy the live DVD and the Live album of the recording, they're so worth it. Dream Theater fans, if you don't have this album you should go buy it now, non DT fans will not start to like Dream Theater through this album....you guys start from Awake or Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence and then buy Metropolis Pt.2.

Tasartir | 4/5 |

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