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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.66 | 1995 ratings

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1 stars I thought I had reviewed this album, but seeing as I haven't, I'll give a breif statement.

I am almost in shock, now seeing all these reviews, as to how much this album is praised, despite the fact that a great deal of it is plagiarized. How one can call something progressive, and a masterpiece of music to an album that steals others work, is beyond me, as cheating and copying others works word for word, or in this case, note for note and beat for beat, is not progressive at all, it's stealing.

This album is not that bad, if you don't look at the plagiarism. There are many interesting melodies and Octavarium the song itself is ok. Other than a meaningless bass solo, its a really great song. Normally I would give an album like this 2 or 3 stars, because of the more "pop" nature of the album and because the title track is fairly good.

However, in this case, I would give the album -1 star. Tributing a band is one thing. Stealing their work and calling it yours is another. There are two song sections which are exact ripoffs of the band Muse. Before the recording of the album it was heard that the band had really gotten interested in Muse and liked that particular band. However, using their music and calling it yours is and will always be plagiarism. The opening riff in Panic Attack is a complete and utter steal from Muse, and I find it amazing that these talented musicians would do something like this and that a seemingly large portion of their fan base do not even care, but will blindly praise them anyway because they are Dream Theater.

Don't tell me that if DT had say, copied the acoustic chord progression from Wish You Were Here and tried to sing in the same manner and style, but just changed the lyrics, that you wouldn't think that was complete and utter theft, unless of course, they had credited the band and not tried to pass it off as "their own work."

Not worthy of my money or anyone else's for that matter. Stealing and cheating should not be praised. Having the same vibe as a band is one thing, but stealing thier work is entirely different.

Do not buy under any circumstances unless you don't mind stealing and cheating.

OpethGuitarist | 1/5 |


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