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Liquid Tension Experiment


Progressive Metal

4.09 | 559 ratings

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5 stars ah now here's an album that will really get your heart pumpin'. i am so glad that i was able to get both LTE albums as this album is just so awesome!!!! seems weird that when side projects realease two albums the second seems to be better??? oh well its kinda crazy knowing that John Petrucci wasn't around for most of the recording oh well. Anyway enough of my randomness and back to the review. The album kicks off just the way they did with the last album by starting with the very progressive metal like Acid Rain as all the members are just going nuts with these progressive riffs, dynamic bass, crazy drums (one of mike's finest performances) and plus of course great Keys by the wonerful rudess. i really love the solos on this song as they are both effective but somewhat sneaky at the same time. Then comes another fine tune known as Biaxident as the band explores their fusion style once again by blend some nice prog rock with a bit of latin in between. Jordan really shines on this album with his aweomse piano play this song really truely opened me up more classical piano playing. Then nice we have in my mind a prog rock chinese song lol with 914 once again mike and tony display their tightness at the beginning of the track and then it links to another very progressive song called Another Dimension this track is hardcore as it has both prog rock and metal mixed together with some latin added to it in the middle. Then comes along probably one of my favorite epics When the Water Breaks (eh funny title) this song has it all Great guitar, aweomse keyboards and a little organ somewhere, great dynamic rhythm bass and plus A DRUM SOLO!!!!! and as much as i like 3 Minute Warning this song beats it out of the park. But after this song we go to the more experimental side of LTE starting with Chewbacca which is another great improvisation by LTE however this one seems more together than 3 minute warning. then comes the very keyboardy but soft yet extremely jazzy Liquid Dreams finally closing the song with oh wonderful acoustic and piano duet song Hourglass as this song beats the crap out of State of Grace. Anyway if you didn't like the first LTE album this one is ten times better even the improv stuff is really good too. But still that doesn't mean the first one is bad its got some kick too but still if it were i would get both just for the heck of it. Anyway great album but stupid Magna Carta ruining everything cause i really want a LTE 3 to come out but i know that ain't happening lol.
Progdrummer05 | 5/5 |


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