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LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT 2

Liquid Tension Experiment

 

Progressive Metal

4.09 | 560 ratings

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dagrush
5 stars What a sequel! I believe a good way to describe it would be "Empire Strikes Back-esque". Pretty much everything on this album is fantastic. Chewbacca (thus the ESB reference rather than say, Godfather 2) can get weak at times, but that's about it.

I have a bootleg of theirs where Petrucci introduces Acid Rain under the pretense of, "We saved this one for last because if we played it anywhere in the set, our arms would be completely dead and we would have to stop the show", which is pretty accurate. Probably the most energetic song in my fairly vast collection!

I would consider the keyboard solo and following playing at around 11:00 on When The Water Breaks as the ultimate movie fight scene music. Even Hourglass, which would normally be somewhat out of place with the rest of the album, seems to be the perfect finish for the rest.

There's just no way that this one can be given less than five stars in my brain. I would consider this album, much like its predecessor, to be one of the top 25 of all time.

dagrush | 5/5 |

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