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METROPOLIS PART 2: SCENES FROM A MEMORY

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.29 | 2029 ratings

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Progdrummer05
5 stars For awhile when i was into TRAIN OF THOUGHT and SIX DEGREES OF INNER TURBURLANCE i wanted see how well these guys did live. A couple of guys that i play with in a band borrowed a DVD of DT live scenes in new york and i picked up great Dvd but for some strange reason it didn't appeal to me mainly because i was expecting probably a more heavier sound. For a while it grew on to me when i got the 3 cd set and i dunno why i didn't like the music before because it so great. THEN FINALLY i got the studio copy of one my favorite DT albums SCENES FROM A MEMORY METROPOLIS PT. 2. i mean wow what an album this truely is as DT really out did themselves as this is not only a concept album but an album full of influences from Rush, Pink Floyd, Metallica, etc. Not only does Jordan Rudess makes his grand debut on such a disc but each part represents a scene of the song to let the fans know what is happen but at the same time the concept of this album really keeps you in suspense of who the murderer is. But dang man the music rocks by starting with a nice acoustic piece called REGRESSION. Then the fun starts with one of my favorite instrumentals OVERTURE 1928 this song rocks with some amazing solos by RUDESS and PETRUCCI along with some really great melodic hooks that makes my hair stand up. Then it automatically swithces to STRANGE DEJA-VU a really good rocker with a nice chorus. The rockin section is one of my favorite parts its just so cool. Then it slows down to THROUGH MY WORDS which is a nice vocal/piano movement then it goes into FATAL TRAGEDY ooooooooh man this song is great with nice vocal harmonies and some sick soloing from keyboards and guitars. Then it goes into BEYOND THIS LIFE which is very aggresive,progressive, and freakin fast. I do however love the LIVE FROM BUDOKAN version since its almost 20 minutes long. Then it slows back down again with probably one of the best DT ballads THROUGH HER EYES the piano and Theresa Thompson with that vocal solo (shades of THE GREAT GIG IN THE SKY) and oh the vocals by LABRIE with that sweet vocalization from MIKE and JOHN makes this song so beautiful. I'll be honest i literally had tears in my eyes just from how beautiful this song is. but wipe those tears cause now its time to get angry, time to get egytian with HOME this song good lord it so rocks a very fine DT epic plus the end is just crazy. But it has to be knowing how crazy the next song is with DANCE WITH ETERNITY. now if these guys were to make Metro. Pt. 2 a song i would think this would be the one as in a way there are some parts similar to pt. 1 but man this song can be hard to keep up if you don't pay attention. Awesome bass solo by MYUNG. then it goes into ONE LAST TIME which is a nice medium tempo rocker with a great solo. Then it gets a little gospel with the choir as we go into THE SPIRIT CARRIES ON and once again JOHN PETRUCCI proves to us once again why he is the best guitarist ever. Then hold on to you hats as DT finally closes with a great concept album closer FINALLY FREE. so all in all this is a must have if your a DT fan as the vocals are great, the music is phenomal and the concept definitely is up there with OPERATION MINDCRIME 1 &2, MISPLACED CHILDHOOD, V: THE MYTHOLOGY SUITE, etc. 5 stars all the way
Progdrummer05 | 5/5 |

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