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Liquid Tension Experiment


Progressive Metal

2.20 | 126 ratings

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1 stars Liquid Trio Experiment - Spontaneous Combustion 1 star

A collection of some very uninspiring jams.

While John Petrucci's wife was going to have their daughter, Mike Portnoy, Tony Levin and Jordan Rudess had to do something during their time in the studio. This was all recorded through Mike Portnoy's DAT recorder that he apparently likes to bring with him everywhere. All of these songs were improvised and some would later lead to actual songs.

I always thought John Petrucci was the driving force of Dream Theater and I had similar feelings about Liquid Tension too. This release seems to make the argument even stronger. Every song on this album is pretty bad and I can only remember two spots on this album that actually sounded decent. These 'spots' are also about 30 seconds tops. Rudess seemed to be able to improv the best, Tony Levin and Mike Portnoy were very boring during this nearly max 80 minute album.

I'm sorry, but what else can I really say about this album musically? It is improvisation, bad improvisation at that. I have no idea why they would release this garbage, but it will not benefit the listener in anyway, except maybe just feeling like you want to get together with some people and improv. Only for die hard fans that want to throw away their money. 1 star.

ProgBagel | 1/5 |


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