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Dream Theater


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3.19 | 1256 ratings

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4 stars My favorite Dream Theater album, besides "Images And Words".

Not as heavy or metal-sounding as the albums that followed, but the somewhat muted production actually gives the tracks a rather unique presence.

True enough, it's a debut album, and the guys have become better musicians and songwriters later on (those of the original members that still are in the band, that is). From a technical point of view at least.

But technical skills aren't the only aspect needed to make music. Creativity, the need to convey feelings and emotions through music, the guts to try the impossible, testing ones limits as a musician as well as a songwriter.

In my point of view there's lots of the abovementioned present on DT's debut, which gives the songs, imprefect technically as some -may- be, a unique mood - a soul if you like.

The vocals of original vocalist Dominici deserves mention as well. Although his voice is somewhat limited, I like him a lot better as a vocalist than LaBrie.

All in all not a masterpiece album by no means, but an album that's more than good enough to be a must addition to a prog metal collection.

Windhawk | 4/5 |


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