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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.84 | 1593 ratings

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4 stars OK, Now that all the Portnoy Pontification is over, and those drum worshipers have dragged this rating down, with the Mangini aint this aint that negativity, since Buddy Rich was the greatest drummer of all time, and said more with a single snare drum as "Traps the Drum Wonder" Than most rock drummers could ever say, Peart included, This is easily the best D.T. album in the last 10 years. 5 listens now, and it gets better, Take that for what it's worth, The last album I got hooked on with listen after listen, was Guns n' Roses Chinese Democracy no less, Still underrated in my opinion. Rudess stands out the most to me, I feel he has really stepped to the front. Labrie ? well, I like him, Like many, Geddy Lee always got on my nerves, But Labrie does a nice job, even if he sounds like every hair metal singer there ever was. and Yes John still shreds up a storm, I hear a more pronounced King Crimson Influence on this Album. Even The Ballads are nice, But remind me of Octavarium. But The music taken in it's entirety is rather good and Worth the 8.99 download, But is it 5 stars? maybe 4 1/2, It is not their best, This is not 6 degrees or Scenes, I won't over hype it, but it is better than the last 3 albums, and those weren't that bad, Lastly, What the hell is that Bull Frog fog horn sound at the beginning of "Bridges in the sky" I chucked at that the first few times, But really it makes since now, I guess my mind has fully conformed to this music. a solid 4 stars. I must be getting Old.
darkprinceofjazz | 4/5 |


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