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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.84 | 1592 ratings

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5 stars Credit where credit is due. DT's new album, for mine, is their best since Metropolis Pt 2. It is all tried and true, yes, but it represents what they do best. The fact that they've removed the cliched cringey 'metal' aspects makes for a mature progressive metal sound that should be able to be appreciated by everyone. The only track that is slightly weak is the last one.

I originally gave it a 4, but on repeat listenings this album has all the components that I personally like about DT. Interesting riffs, technical drumming, excellent keyboards, mind boggling noodling sessions, strong melodies and James LaBrie singing in a comfortable range. It's what I look for when I listen to DT and because of the consistently high quality throughout, I'm impressed.

Probably only a 4.5 due to the last track, but rounded up to 5 because it is probably more accessible to the modern prog world than any of their back catalogue and represents the older school of prog metal as well as any other album.

praj912 | 5/5 |


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