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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.31 | 1752 ratings

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erik neuteboom
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3 stars I am not a progmetal fan and I only like some parts of the music by Dream Theater, nonetheless, this week I have done my best to get into the new Dream Theater album that causes mixed feelings on Prog Archives. Many years ago a friend recommended Dream Theater to me, he said "have you heard that new USA band that also plays work from Rush?". I didn't need more to get motivated to listen to Dream Theater and soon I was listening to their first album. Then I discovered that prog metal is too heavy for me and listening to this new album I have the same experience: I am blown away by the exciting interplay and awesome talents on guitar and keyboards (lots of sensational soli), the rhythm-section is awesome and Dream Theater delivers many good breaks and shifting moods. But after 20 minutes it starts to sound the same for me, all those scale-acrobatics, that heavy double bass drumming, the fiery sound of the guitar, another similar sounding synthesizer solo and I am not up to the vocals. Good music but to me it sounds too clinical and too predictable.
erik neuteboom | 3/5 |


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