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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.60 | 1854 ratings

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4 stars I decided to begin my DT reviews with this one - probably their most controversial and critisized one. I remember how I hated it on release, but later I've just turned my inner metalhead on and gave myself to the GROOVE!!! :)

"Train of Thought" is the heaviest and the darkest album DT ever made. It has also opened a new era for them: heavier, more straight-forward, but still good. Among the best tracks are "As I Am" (Metallica rulezzz!), "Endless Sacrifice" power ballad (a-la "Welcome Home"/"One" by structure), "Vacant" (melancholic piano/cello tune), instrumental "Stream..." and closing "In the Name of God". I was still skeptic towards ToT until I saw these songs played live (both Score and Budokan DVDs). These guys have an unrivalled ace - when they play something live (even if it is Britney Spears cover), you'll immediately found yourself in their fan-club.

After all, ToT is heavy (if you never heard it, think of MESHUGGAH!), somewhat Nu- Metalish (but fortunately not in that ugly way another Prog-Metal band recently did ;) ) and DARK (separate thanks for cover sleeve and whole artwork - awesome!). Recommended - if you dislike their early stuff, this one can probably fir you more

Prog-jester | 4/5 |


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