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A CHANGE OF SEASONS

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.68 | 664 ratings

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jampa17
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4 stars Essential track... then, a lot of live covers with no sense... that's it...

For making history... This song was supposed to be included in the Images&Words album, but the producer, David Pratter didn't want to do it, so he leave it out... the band wanted to record a new album in 1995 and made pression through a lot of fans demanding a new album, so the label decided to make an EP... I guess they wanted to taste the fanbase about the change of keabordist... cause they really don't mind to invest in a full record for a non comercial band... and that's why we have this rare half studio, half live album... EP kind of effort...

Well... the song is really one of the best of DT... one of the best of prog-metal and prog in general... Everything seems perfect... you know, songwriting, performance, lyrics, soloing and concept and context... it has everything DT if famous for, heavy driven riffs, beautiful melodies and great instrumentation... Sherinian shows he's on the level... but he really didn't bring to much to the band, at least this song was basically compose while Kevin Moore were still in the band... so he manage to do great solos and good ambient synth pad sounds... but he lacks to be a mastermind, like Moore...

Then... there's no perfection on the record quality... very average to me... but if you consider that the Label didn't wanted to spend too much money on the band... well... the manage to do a decent work.. but definetely Pratter have problems with the drum sound for sure... so, this is a good place to start digging Dream Theater... great song... the covers aren't really the focus here... so you can forget about them.. but you can really enjoy them... but I tell you... the album worth alone for THE song... hear the emotion of the band... there's soul here... a lot of emotion...

jampa17 | 4/5 |

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