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IMAGES AND WORDS

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.29 | 2104 ratings

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NastyProgger
5 stars Album that still is a landmark in progressive metal history. This is in my personal top 3 albums with A Sceptic's Universe and Awaken the Guardian. Great musicians, great music, great quality so "Without further ado, let's continue that musical journey right now with Images and Words" ;)

Pull me Under is the cool opener. It has gained a nice commercial respond. Great track that I enjoy a lot, but the worst of the album. Btw the lyrics contains a reference to Shakespeare ;)

Another Day is a nice ballad that had recieved really positive mass respond like previous track too. Lyrics deals with Petrucci's father who had a cancer. It helps people, who don't have the will to live, to survive to another day.

Take the Time is an energetic piece. This is probably the second song (after Pull me Under) that i have first heard of Dream Theater and it really cought me ear. Nice one.

Surrounded oh Surrounded ;) It is really personal song of mine. Excellent lyrics that deals with self- enlightment. It have helped me to carry on through some really hard times. The composition is marvellous and links with the lyrics( it opens and ends with similiar motive and really shows emotions throughout the song). Second best song of mine on that album. Btw I recommend you that song on live from Tokio 93 along with proceded Wait for Sleep. James has really got it there right ;)

Metropolis pt. One. A Legend !! An outstanding piece Brilliant vocals and instrumental section that has became a legend. Lyrics deals with Romulus and Remus- founders of Rome, but maybe it has some hidden message that I don't know ? Third best for me from the Album

Under a Glass Moon is a nice tune with one of the best guitar solos of all time. Lyrics are a bit enigmatic and poetic.

Wait for Sleep is warm and sad in one. This short piece is really emotional. Nice keyboard work here. The lyrics reminds a bit a scene from the cover art ;)

Learning to Live closes the Album. It's my favourite track here. Brilliant lyrics by Myung. Cool drums, keyboard, bass, guitar, vocal, compostion, everything ... And that section where James hits the high F# sound is pure eargasm.

So that is the end. That Album showed how progressive metal should be made. Sadly, Dream Theater haven't ever get to the level of brilliance in their next albums. And of course I give it 5 stars.

NastyProgger | 5/5 |

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