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on 12 September 2006
As the follow-up album to Scenes From a Memory, this record had a lot to live up to. How the band would top their previous effort would have been a step too far for most other bands. However, in a manner typical only of DT, they have managed to come up with a collection of fantastic new material and, not only that, in a double album format!
Here we have basically two albums packaged as one and neither "side" will disappoint seasoned DT fans. If there are people out there who are unfamiliar with the band's work, this offering presents a tantalising flavour of just about every side to the band's prolific output. Throughout the epic journey that is Disc 2, we go from the Pantera-esque riffage in the chorus of The Test That Stumped Them All to the exquisite acoustic meanderings of Solitary Shell, ending up with the suitably grandiose Losing Time/Grand Finale. In short,Three Degrees.. is 42 minutes or so of near musical perfection. And then there's the first disc which would have been accepted as a fine album in its own right. Glass Prison, Misunderstood & Blind Faith are excellent extended tracks displaying the virtuosity of each member of this extraordinary band. The riffs in Glass Prison are particularly splendid and surely a homage to the best of Metallica, Megadeth et al. Need I say more....buy!