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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.21 | 1371 ratings

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2 stars The point where Dream Theater started.

I'm not going to say this is a particularly bad release however to be fair, a lot of what is presented here is very raw. You can sense a band that is really trying to find themselves here, releasing a collection of their best Rush/Iron Maiden/Queensryche fusion of songs rather than a fully fleshed out album.

With that said, there are a few gems on here that remain solid Dream Theater works. The Ytse Jam is brilliant, The Killing Hand and Only A Matter of Time are also quite enjoyable.

I have to say there are some positives in this release, though it is by far their weakest to date. Of course given their now 13 studio albums this is the album on reflection that begun it all, and you can hear snippets of the band they will become in the future.

Probably one for the collectors or fans of Dream Theater/Progressive Metal.

RainingStigmata | 2/5 |


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