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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.19 | 1256 ratings

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3 stars I try to avoid write reviews on well-known and rated albums, but few days ago I came across my old DREAM THEATER DVDs. While watching I gradually came to a conclusion, that DT is probably one of the most important Prog bands in the world, despite both all the hate and hype. No one can play that way perfectly, no one can make millions of Prog fans expect for a new album so impatiently, and no one will receive such different variants of reaction on it finally ;) So here’s my DT reviews seria!

WDADU is recognized as being a bastard child of the band. Sound quality is average, band plays good, but sometimes falling into complexity for its own sake, vocals are wonderful but hardly unique (Charlie was great, but James is better despite all the issues one can have with his voice…he’s more recognizable!). DT’s manner was close to their fellow countrymen FATES WARNING, with some steps to and fro (weird “The Ones…” intro, hard-rocky “Status Seeker”, power-metalish “Afterlife”) in the area. Unfortunately, debut failed to gain a satisfying success, but everything that happens is for the good – I can recall another band, that made hardly amazing debut (in my book), but became huge with their second album ;)

Best tracks: “The Killing Hand”, “Afterlife”, “Only a Matter of Time”

Best moments: verses in “The Ones…”, solo in “Afterlife”

Prog-jester | 3/5 |


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