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Dream Theater


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3.24 | 73 ratings

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I am very happy that Dream Theater covers legendary track from legendary classic progressive rock band: King Crimson. This cover of King Crimson's 1973 track is a good example for young persons (fans of Dream Theater are mostly young generation who may not be familiar with King Crimson). By listening to this cover, I hope the young men would be triggered to know better about King Crimson. I am expecting them to start with 'In The Court of The Crimson King' so that they will find an 'aha' experience when listening to '21st Century of Schizoid Man'. Why? Because by listening to Schizoid Man they would be aware that the founding father of heavy metal was actually King Crimson and NOT Black Sabbath nor Deep Purple nor Led Zeppelin (by the time Zepp played blues music). If lately people do not recognize King Crimson as heavy metal band, it's because their music is much into progressive than heavy metal.

'Larks' Tongue in Aspic - Part Two' cover by Dream Theater does not demonstrate any differences from original version by King Crimson in 1973. For sure, Bill Bruford has a distinctive and unique tom sound that no one can emulate. In this case, I am sorry Mr Portnoy, your tom does not sound alike with Mr Bruford. But Dream Theater plays it nicely from start to end. For fans of classic prog rock, I believe they will favor this Dream Theater as an alternative of original version. Keep on proggin' ..! because proggin' is healthy.

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |


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