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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.19 | 1254 ratings

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2 stars For this review, I choose the well-known and respected progressive rock/metal band Dream Theater. But do they really deserve all what they've received? There recipe isn't very secret, first pour a bit of Rush, some Pink Floyd, an inch of Genesis and King Crimson with a bit of Metallica and Queensryche on the top. In resume, Dream Theater is somekind of marriage between classic prog rock and elements of metal music.

After some proeficient demo tapes recorded under the name of Majesty, Dream Theater recorded their first album in 1989. Unlike most of the people think, "Images & Words" is not their first achievement. The album in question, "When Dream And Day Unite", almost sounded like an usual power metal album but when listening to it, we quickly realise that this band as something new to offer to 80's metal. The song "Ytse Jam" was the first remarquable piece Dream Theater composed.

Only fans should mind getting "When Dream And Day Unite". A great album destroyed by the weak vocals of Charlie Dominici and the kitch over-used keyboard of Kevin Moore.

Dr4Wazo | 2/5 |


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