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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.33 | 1517 ratings

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4 stars I bought this album after hearing the fantastic "Images and Words" On first listen I was terribly dissapointed, I actually hated it with a passion! After about ten listens (I had to convince myself that there must be something here!) it started to eventually sound better. Now it has become one of my most played albums by Dream Theater.

There are some great songs on this album. "Peruvian Skies" has a great soaring guitar solo which comes straight after La Brie hits a high note. Just for that guitar solo build up this song is great!

"Hellīs Kitchen" is also a highlight. An Instrumental song obviously about New York, very moving and excellent musicianship (great guitar playing by Petrucci) "Lines in the Sand" has some beautiful slow emotional guitar(which will surprise some of DTīs critics who say they donīt play with any emotion!) This is probably the strongest song on the album.

"Trial of tears" is a thirteen minute song with excellent lyrics by John Myung. Also a very relaxed and laid back sound. In fact there are a lot of songs that hardly have any metal in them, "Anna Lee" a nice ballad with some excellent crystal sounding singing from La Brie.

There are some songs which arenīt that great, like "Burnin my soul" and "Take away my pain", but the strong numbers I mentioned in the first paragraph more than make up of the weaker side of this album.

This is a great album for real progheads to begin with.

WaywardSon | 4/5 |


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