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OCTAVARIUM

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.67 | 1994 ratings

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pinkpork
4 stars Octivarium is a good album, even though I do like other Dream Theater albums more. The new Dream Theater has been mainly focusing on John Petrucci's electric guitar playing. Jordan Rudess' piano playing has been pushed into the background a little.

The album starts off with a very heavy prog metal song, Root of all Evil, which goes on for 8 minutes. Next is a beautiful ballad, which actually does focus more on Jordan Rudess. These Walls is another very heavy John Petrucci song. It is very progressive, though. I Walk Beside You is more alternative. Panic Attack is one of the best songs on the album in my opinion. It is VERY heavy, though. Never Enough has more synthesizers in it. Sacrificed Sons is one of the epics of the album. It is good with piano. Ah, the title track! This is a great epic with lots of technical features in the music!

Octivarium is good, but Jordan Rudess needs to play a bit more.

pinkpork | 4/5 |

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