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3 stars Metropolis. it's a Dream Theater album, isn't it?

Metropolis, by Polimetro, is an album inspired in Dream Theater's music (I can even say the band itself is inspired in Dream Theater). There are several similarities in the music. In fact, that was the strongest critique to Polimetro's work, the lack of new ideas and to be just a copy of the North American band.

Metropolis is a 12-track album which starts with a short atmospheric synth intro, and ends with a 3-minute instrumental track calmer than the previous songs. The inner 10 tracks, the core, respond to a pre- established structure, classic in the rock planet, of a 5+ minute song with lyrics, chorus, and a time for solos. The music itself is guitar leaded, just like heavy metal, with notable uses of the keyboard, in a very Kevin Moore style.

'Sola' is the isle on the album. It starts like a ballad, or a mellow song, with just a synth doing the background, in a way of an orchestral array, while the singing leads the song. At the 3 minutes point starts a piano and then comes the whole band with distorted guitars and everything. 'Sola' is dedicated to Sola Sierra, president of the AFDD ("Agrupación de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos", the association of the victims of Pinochet regime), who fought with all his life for justice and truth, until she suffered a cardiac arrest and she died in 1999.

Critiques apart, Metropolis is a great album, with good songs and a good job by the musicians, with the ability to interpret complex stuffs at moments, and to create a real progressive album within the limits of 6 minutes by track and the classic time signature 4/4, which governs almost the entire album. My highlights: all the last segment, 'Guerras Eternas', 'Luz y Sombra' (the promo single), 'La Traición', and 'Episodios' (my very favourite one).

Proglodita | 3/5 |


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