DREAM THEATER - Dream Theater (Review)

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Dream Theater
Release Date: 
2013
Released: 
World
Musical Style: 
Progressive Metal
Label: 
Roadrunner
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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Dream Theater's cracking new (from 2013 at least) self-titled album really is a return to songs playing the most prominent role in the album.

I really can't stand the needless prog-wank that takes up most 10 minute plus songs, yet even the 22 minute epic Illumination Theory on here is constructed from melodies that last the distance. It's quite an exquisite piece of music.

And when the guys hammer out some metal, there's a definite structure in place, more so than in recent albums I feel. Above all – this album features great songs and some beautiful melodies, especially with Enemy Inside, The Looking Glass and Bigger Picture.

I love Rush and I feel as if this is as close to Rush as the band has come before. Right up there with Images And Words and Falling Into Infinity for me.

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