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John Petrucci


Progressive Metal

3.88 | 101 ratings

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4 stars This album has some stunning craftsmanship!

So cool to see Portnoy and Petrucci working together again!

It is an improvement on the previous solo album - which I already felt was a strong record. "Glasglow Kiss" and "Damage Control" to me are perfect tracks - absolute killers! Petrucci has a lot of creativity when creating these stunning "power-riffs". This is really what makes these two albums fascinating - not so much the soloing / shredding (though for metal lovers they are welcome additions). "Animate Inanimate" is also incredible.

Highlights: "Terminal Velocity", "Temple of Circadia", "Oddfather" "Happy Song". The blues-ey "Out of the Blue" is a pleasing interlude.

If I can get a "wow" feeling when spinning the tracks for the first time - that's when I take note and want to share and praise the musical goodness contained within.

The wider prog community will likely see this disc as decent but not essential. Prog-metal / DT fans should pick this one up and spin it over and over. As has been noted - the style is heavily inspired by Satriani/Vai records. This will determine your liking/disliking for this disc.

Better than the mediocre and disappointing LTE3, and on par with the solid and re-invigorating "View from the Top of the world"

3.7 stars


Kassimatis | 4/5 |


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