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Dream Theater - Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House) CD (album) cover


Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

4.36 | 139 ratings

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4 stars When I was a young man, Dream Theater was one of my favorite bands. Although the passage of time has changed my tastes and priorities in music, DT will always have a special place in my heart, especially since they introduced me to progressive metal.

That said, I will not delve too deeply in a track-by-track dissection of this concert. I'll leave objective analysis to experts (I was amazed to see there was only one review for this release at the time of my writing).

The highlight for me is the rendition of "Space Dye Vest", one of my favorite Kevin Moore songs. I deeply appreciate the respect Jordan and Mike showed toward the original musicians. Not that playing differently is disrespectful per se, but there is a fine line to get there. Only the musician knows what's in his/her heart, if he/she is playing things differently just to boast or is merely interpreting a known artpiece. Anyway, I loved the way this guys played their parts, combined with the different interpretation the rest of the band made of their original material.

The rest of the concert has very little to set it apart from their other live releases, so if you liked their other concerts, please have a go at this one too.

judahbenkenobi | 4/5 |


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