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OCTAVARIUM

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.67 | 1994 ratings

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Jordan677778
3 stars Lacks appeal. Unprogressive and cliche sound - All except the title track.

It pains me to write this because Dream Theater is one of my favourite bands. This album to me is their second weakest, right after Falling into Infinity. I say this because the entire middle of the album is just blah. While some of the songs have a pleasant 'sound' to them, they are hardly memorable nor worthwhile listening. Which really is unfortunate because the one track is simply incredible. Octavarium is way up there, rivaled by only a handful of other Dream Theater tracks. One of my favourites by them, but not quite their best work.

A 2-star album with a 5-star epic title track. This leads me to give it a weighted 3-star rating.

Jordan677778 | 3/5 |

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