Dream Theater Dream Theater

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Artist Dream TheaterMyspace.com
Year 2013
Release Date
24. Sep 2013
Type
Studio Album
Play Time 1:08:01
Added by rushfan4 5 years ago
Importance Major release
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8.0 x7
Technical Prog Metal
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7 users rate this album 7.0 or better, nobody rates it lower. 6 users think it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
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Review by Mike 5 years ago <Permalink>
7.9
Eclectic Prog Metal
Not bad - bad also not really great. Granted, I've only listened to the album one time - but I very much doubt that it will grow considerably on me over time, because the songwriting leaves me unimpressed.

I can't help thinking that Portnoy's absence has moved Dream Theater closer to "normalty" - they still have an "out there" composer (Rudess), but I really miss Portnoy's over the top crazyness and his desire to incorporate an eclectic range of influences (ranging from 70s Prog Rock to modern Art Rock like Muse and Extreme Metal like Opeth) into the music.

On this album the most obvious influence is Rush - indeed, at one time the lyrics mention "restless angels" and I couldn't help thinking of Rush's recent album (Clockwork Angels), since the music was also a good match.

Having said all that, the album is very well made and nice to listen to, all the other DT ingredients are there ... even LaBrie's vocals are much better than usual. Alas, the inspiration for great tunes is sorely missed. I really prefer Haken's 2013 album "The Mountain" - no THAT's inspired songwriting, and musically easily on par with Dream Theater.
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3 months ago
rushfan4
8.8
Prog Metal
3 years ago
Jozef47
8.1
Technical Prog Metal
4 years ago
rushfan4
8.8
Prog Metal
4 years ago
rushfan4
8.8
Prog Metal
5 years ago
rushfan4
8.8
Prog Metal
5 years ago
rushfan4
8.8
Prog Metal
5 years ago
Mike
7.9
Eclectic Prog Metal
5 years ago
rushfan4
8.8
Prog Metal
5 years ago
rushfan4
8.8
Prog Metal
5 years ago
Mike
7.9
Eclectic Prog Metal
5 years ago
Mike
7.9
Eclectic Prog Metal