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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.19 | 1256 ratings

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3 stars White trash get down on your knees / Time for cake and sodomy

When Dream and Day Unite is the most controversial album of Dream Theater mainly because of Dominici's performance. Here's what I think regarding this issue:

For a debut album, this one is excellent. At first, Dream Theater prove their great technique and originality. All the songs are complex and catchy, although they follow the same line, but since it's only the start it's sometimes good to define your style in order to experiment later. The roots genres of this album are glam metal (that's right, glam metal) that can be heard especially on the the keyboard layout and neoclassical metal - see the guitar solos.

As for the vocals, kind of cheesy, I must agree but it's better than LaBrie's on Systematic Chaos.

The production isn't good at all. It's simply wrong, no hiss, no power, no nothing. It's a shame that songs like A Fortune in Lies, Only a Matter of Time or Itse Jam didn't receive a better production.

Zarec | 3/5 |


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