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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

4.29 | 2963 ratings

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Marty McFly
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5 stars Erm, what the ? I threw my eye on this album because everyone was saying how good it is (I started with Score best of album). After all, this is early Dream Theater, they should be good here. And I've tried to be critic, not to easy fall for this and rate blindly with best mark as a lamp in herd. But nope, I was unsuccessful. I had to refuse this futile attempt on changing the way, because this album is simply perfect. Facts (all these epic tracks, not one best and others average, but every one of them great, some of them more, some less) proven persuaded me. From melodic Another Day, Take the Time with unusual singing in the first part of the song (but later improving with guitar solos). Or very special track for me, Under a Glass Moon, first track from DT I've ever heard few years ago, great show of John Petrucci skills (and probably the main reason why he's considered as one of the best guitarists). Not talking about prequel to my favourite album SFaM which is quite satisfying.

5(-), only bad thing would be keyboards, which sometimes sounds, well, weak, strange, not familiar. But other good things are enough for me to give this. Unusually melodic album though.

Marty McFly | 5/5 |


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