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Absolutely misjudged it earlier!,
This review is from: Black Clouds & Silver Linings (Audio CD)
I reviewed the album when it first got out and I was still under the influence of their previous work or at least "Systematic Chaos", and I was 1000000000% mistaken!
This album is a masterpiece!
It's by far the peak of their musical maturity.
Composition, lyrics and of course performance.....
They just raised the bar for themselves again.
starting heavy yet influential with "A nightmare to remember" they charge you with all what you need to go through the album... Movement 2 of the song takes you into a very strange journey of relaxation and catharsis
I can talk about all the songs but I'm sure you know how good they are if you are on this page...
If you're not a DT fan...then please at least give "The Count of Tuscany" a chance....this will change your whole view about music...not just progressive...music in general....
A small epic play with all the elements of ingenuity that Dream Theater possess.
Even if you're a black metal fan....your tears will beat you in Petrucci's last solo....LaBrie again proves he's worth being in the squad...
This album, like all their previous albums, is genius....it is just genius....
you can watch some performances on youtube and see for yourself....
all respect for the YTSEJAM