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Dream Theater


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3.60 | 1854 ratings

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2 stars 2003 - the year DT tried to be Metallica.

A live rendition of Master of Puppets and Train of Thoughts, the prog/Metallica blend. Well boys, it didn't work. It's not that it were impossible to do that. It's because you are not the guys to achieve it. If you want to know how to do it take a good look at Vanden Plas' offerings The God Thing, Far off Grace, Beyond Daylight and Christ.0! Especially the last two!

is a full Metallica rip-off with embarrasing lyrics and James L. trying to be James H. belongs to the better songs on this album but is not as satisfying as it should be. At 7.15 they even steal from- sorry, quote - Metallica, but I'm too lazy to find out from which song. is your average DT track, nothing to write home about. is the emotionally most aggressive song of the album and one I can put up with. describes its content perfectly is the surprise here, for it is quite good. The idea to do a 11 minute instrumental is obviously derived from and by guess who. Why does God allow such boring, pretentious tracks of 14 minutes? (and they will do it again on Systematic Chaos) DT felt obliged to make a comment on 9/11, otherwise the track is completely unnecessary.

For the first I don't know which songs on a DT album I like best. It's more a matter of which I dislike the least. Sorry guys, but this not more than 2 stars.

strayfromatlantis | 2/5 |


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