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Dream Theater


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4 stars Dream Theater: Octavarium

This is the album i would lend out to a friend if i wanted to show them what Dream theater sounds like. I feel that this album is the best overview of Dream Theaters works up to this point. In a way its like a greatest hits album but every song is new (not that every song on here is amazing its just seems like they took a sound from each era and put it on this album.). The Album starts out with "The Root of all Evil" which is on the heavy side. It is part of Mike Portony's 12 step suite. I feel as if it were written around the same time as Dream Theater's "Train of Thought" Its a decent song not great I would give it a 7/10. "the Answer Lies Within" is a slow ballad that i find amazingly boring, It's by far the worst song on this album. 5/10. "These Walls" is a the first classic on Octavarium. It starts out with John Petrucci goofing around detuning a string to make the guitar sound like a monster having a fit. After the intro, Jordan Rudess takes over with a cool keyboard melody. 9/10. "I Walk Besides you" kinda seems like Dream Theater's gone soft again and made a U2 song but on steroids. Its as if the went back to Falling into Infinity on this one and Im not much of a pop rock fan so ill give it a 6/10. "Panic Attack" starts off with a really cool bass riff and soon the rest of the instruments join in. Its by far the heaviest song on the album. It would be a great song but the lyrics bring it down a notch 7/10. "Never Enough" Is a average song. nothing really special. I like the keyboard guitar duet in the middle but nothing really grabs you beyond that 7/10."Sacrificed Sons" is about 9/11. it starts out slow but once it gets going it really gets cooking. I enjoy this song, it has a depressing subject but that doesn't take away from the music 8/10. "Octavarium" happens to be one of the greatest songs ever written by man. My God just listen to it for yourself. If you like prog rock you will love this song. 10/10

kawkaw123 | 4/5 |


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