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Dream Theater


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3.68 | 677 ratings

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4 stars This album has a 5 star song and a lot of covers of 70s songs which can be seen as filler. I feel this album just as I feel with Tarkus and Meddle : a great song that stands alone with not as good material. Unfortunately, the Great Kevin Moore has left the band, making this album less impressive on keyboards.

1. A Change of Seasons 10/10 : This is a Great epic, and my favourite Dream Theater song of all times! Describing this song step by step would take me 3 paragraphs, so I would rather explain as a whole how it is. It mixes the acoustic beauty of Petrucci, the heartfelt vocals of LaBrie, The heaviness of Awake, the virtuosity of Dream Theater, and the epic nature of Scarred/Learning to Live. It is a Heavy Metal Classic.

2. Elton John Medley 9.5/10 : Hearing the progressive rock song of Elton John boosted with the virtuosity of Dream Theater is a dream come true. You have to hear the piano playing here.

3. Perfect Strangers 6/10 : this is a cover of a Deep Purple song.

4. Led Zeppelin Medley 5.5/10 : Ok, I know that Dream Theater are great musicians, but I do not thing they should touch the Great Led Zeppelin and put it in an album. The cover doesn't do justice to the great musicianship and singing of Led Zeppelin.

5. The Big Medley 7.5/10 : This is a very interesting cover medley of good pieces. I love their version of In The Flesh and Carry one wayward son. The rest of the covers are done faithfully similar to the originals and are good. What is impressing in this medley is that the pieces flow really well one from the other.

Overall, I think the title track is worth the money alone, and the covers are interesting listens, but not music that you would like to listen everytime you spin the CD.

My Grade : B+

Zitro | 4/5 |


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