Customer Review

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Tribute Album, 25 July 2005
This review is from: Octavarium [U.S. Version] (Audio CD)
I was really looking forward to the new Dream Theater album, having been a fan for quite a long time. So when the new shiny CD arrived I was very excited. However that didn't last for long.
'Root of All Evil' is a great track and really true to DT, I love 'These Walls' (what an awesome riff). But to be honest the rest I am either indifferent to or dislike.
'The Answer Lies Within' is just pure cheasy drivel, and 'I walk beside you' is cheasy drivel with a U2 treatment. The next two songs are good songs but do belong on a Muse album as they are that close to Mr. Bellamy and co's work. 'Sacrificed Sons' is fairly DT, but very average DT.
I have read many reviews saying how 'Octavarium' recreates the grandure of 'A Change of Seasons' and I can see why they'd draw the similarity: both 20+ minutes long, lots of different sections to the song. But whereas 'A Change of Seasons' is a classic, 'Ocavarium' is just overly long. It has it's moments but generally is too long and average.
If you want a better Dream Theater album, buy 'Images and Words' or 'A Change of Season' if you want something more progressive, 'Falling into Infinity' if you want something more comercial but still good (at least in my opinion), or 'Train of Thought' if you want something more metal.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,391,545