I must admit that I got into this rather late in their career. However this package represents excellent value, if like me, you are interested in their back-catalogue. The band are very heavy, but can really play their instruments and this collection is good review of how they have evolved through some of their earlier material. Good solid heavy rock music - hard to beat anywhere.
What can I say? 5 albums from one of the best progressive metal bands of these days. This package can be a great present for someone who is still to be introduced to this genre. I was glad to see that Metropolis Part 2 was included.
Someone mentioned "Queenish" on a review here. I strongly disagree Queen comes nowhere near the expertise and fantastic sound of Dream Theater. This band has a style and sound of thier own and I believe no other band can mimick. Rock.on D.T.
I bought this collection without ever having heard much of their music. 5 cd's for this price is incredible value. The real bonus is that the music is very good. One of my better purchases of recent years.
Loved Dream Theater since 'Images and Words'. Most of all they can pull all this stuff off live AND make it look soooo easy, unlike bands such as DragonForce. Don't give up yr day jobs lads, Dream Theater and Porcupine Tree still have the monopoly over Awesome technical playing...