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METROPOLIS PART 2 - SCENES FROM A MEMORY

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.29 | 2886 ratings

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The Crow
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5 stars After the disappointing Falling into Infinity, Dream Theater managed to regain the prog-metal throne with their best album!

And I think that the incorporation of the very talented keyboardist Jordan Rudess had a lot to do with this. His playing is simply fantastic and he added an extra layer of quality in every song of the album. And this state of grace was also given by the recuperation of the typical La Brie's singing after his various vocal problems and the incredible work of all the other musicians involved in this album.

The lyrics are also especially good this time and the history told is also touching and well explained. The result is the best prog- metal album of the last decade along with others like Savatage's Streets. Both the ballads and the heavy parts are incredible, very progressive and with an outstanding songwriting and production.

Just almost perfect, from the beginning to the end!

Best Tracks: not a weak point to be found in this album, really!

Conclusion: Metropolis Pt.2 is not only the best album of Dream Theater, is also one of the best prog-meal albums of all times. A very beautiful, catchy and incredibly well played collection of songs with a simple but very good explained concept.

All the stars were aligned here, and the result was just incredible! Acquire, listen, and feel.

My rating: *****

The Crow | 5/5 |

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