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Dream Theater Prevail Again,
By A Customer
This review is from: Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (Audio CD)
This album is stonkingly good with exceptional performences from all involved. One of the highlights has to be the glass prison, a track that any Pantera or Metallica fan will love, Petrucci excells himsef here with legatos everywhere. The best bit of this song though has to bee the call and answer between the chinese tinkily bit with keys and bass (where Muyng plays superbly)and the hard and heavy shredding of petrucci. Portnoy drumming is amazing as always,he is the real powerhouse behind this song. Blind faith though leads us through an atmospheric journey and sounds like it should be on Faloing Into Infinity but we hear superb solos from Ruddess and Petrucci respectivly. The next song, misunderstood, is very powerfull and meaningfull.It creates an eerie atmosphere throughout, even through the solo sections with the strange rytham patterns and virtuossic soloing from Petrucci and Ruddess. The great debate tackles the issue of Stem Cell research and has a grat idea with the stero panning where people who dissagree are panned to one side, people who do to the other, and people who dont have an opinion are in the middle. Fantastic thoughts from the producers. Here again the lyrics are greatand are delivered brilliantly by James La Bri. Good use of sampling on this song. Great Solos Again. The first time i heard this song i was like, is this Dream Theater? But as i heard it more and more it started to grow on me, and now i love it. Its just such and original song, reminding me of the space dye vest. Kind of like the kevin moore days. Petrucci gets out the old trusty e-bow again here (once in a livetime vid.hehehehe) You think thats like an albums worth of stuff and it is but then you get the 2nd disc which is just as good.
Some people dont like the overture but it is a ctually a really cood composition where it tracends through all the diffrent ideads in the main song and keeps rapidly changing between majaor and minor keys to great effect i find. This party though, i dbout could be done live, but hey, its dream theater. You never know. The whole of the 45 minuite song seems to fly bye with highlights including the test that stumped them all, goodnight kiss (with the usual slow ballady solo from pertucci, but itas still amazing playing. His phrasing is great in this one. its just a genuinly good solo) and solitary shell with a definate Yes feel to it. It just so upbeat. This was also the best part of the 45 minuite song live. It was just like the CD.Incredible. It ends on a rather strange not with a 2 minuite sustained chord from Ruddess. ??????????? wonder why they thought that neseccary. Overall this is an amazing sound. It sounds just huge. I dont know hoe Kevein Shirly gets it to sound so ggod. Hes a genius. Along with obviously a great job of recording the whole thing Doug Orberkirker. A fantastic album living aup to all my expectations from the greatest band on the planet. Yes Laddies, another amazing album. YOU NEED THIS ALBUM IN YOUR COLLECTION. BUY IT NOW.