Some epic riffs and sections, a damn decent song. What I should criticize are the lyrics nearly the end. The music flows in relatively fast speed. Labrie does a great performance here. Posted Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Review 226831 The biggest injustice of the year! I actually find this song to be better, but it almost proves how more recent Dream Theater gets unfairly criticized more so than their earlier releases.
A pretty good song though overall. As the vocal flows throughout the song I can see the lack of catchy melody from this track, not even the chorus. It's really a fun song, although an unabashedly cheesy song to be sure. It's heavy duty with processed vocals at first. Black Clouds and Silver Linings 3. If you generally don't like prog metal, definitely get this. The album closes with the epic 20 minute The Count Of Tuscany.
On the first verse LaBrie trades vocal lines with Portnoy's growls though the drummers vocals being no more than a supporting role. When the first track details for this album were unveiled I got my hopes up since the tracks lengths indicated that the band was going towards the style that I enjoyed the most i. It should be great if the vocal line is replaced by guitar solo or violin solo. It settles after 7 minutes with vocals. I mean, really, someone needs to have a serious chat with John Petrucci about this because my 9 yea. Posted Sunday, December 19, 2010 Review 357593 Does exactly what it says on the tin.
The last part of these songs contains some sounds, that look like a tribute to Pink Floyd. So, of course, I wasn't expecting an incredible album that I'd give a five star review. The intro part is actually quite interesting in terms of guitar solo plus dynamic drumming. I prefer it when they steer clear of this gravel vocal style as it does not sound sincere and a little forced for my tastes. Not a highlight and a bit poppy, but I like it. The best of times is obviously a touching tribute to Mr.
Full of haunting tracks, daunting melodies, cheesy lyrics, and some really great moments for the band, it really is an overall balanced album, which teeters more towards one of the band's better albums of the past 10 years. With Black Clouds and Silver Linings, Dream Theater have made an attempt to return to their roots after they were so painfully shot down by the majority of the progressive community with the release of their previous album, Systematic Chaos. It turns into heavy gothic chords on organ with a choir. The expected myriad of twists and turns keeping the track never less than interesting. Compositional indiscipline, songs without restraint, the aural equivalent of spending a week in a candy shop. It doesn't have that much more to offer and shows the weaknesses of the previous albums: weak transitions chorus to verse , uninspired main riff overstaying its welcome despite sounding cool in the undistorted intro , overlong soloing, and Ruddess playing aimlessly with atrocious timbres that just aren't metal.
The 2nd half of the choruses are fuller and uplifting. Unfortunately I do not favor this part because it makes me getting bored. Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2009 Review 224081 I guess this is the usual stuff you can expect of these masters of the prog-metal. I just can´t help laughing when I do. Otherwise, all songs are memorable. Wither 5:25 is a poppy stuff with mellow style and it might be treated as Black Cloud's 'Forsaken' in mellower term.
It's full of trade mark blistering instrumental workouts and it's 4 and a half minutes before the vocals come in. Part 2' Bonus Disc 3 is basically minus-one of the original version. And just when you think this is going to be a very depressing song a shredding guitar comes in. The song that should have been the primary single is the ballad 'Wither. In contrast to the excellent aforementioned bonus material, the second disc is practically worthless. Posted Wednesday, July 22, 2009 Review 227834 I checked out this album simultaniously with Riverside's latest and thus it was interesting to see how both albums had their respective effect on me after many repeated listenings.
The title of my review is indicative of my thoughts. The song's topic revolves around the death of Mike Portnoy's father who, on a side note, was the man who came up with the band's name. This has insanely fast double bass pedals and also shows how well he uses different cymbals. On itself not bad music here but I can't appreciate it because of mentioned reason. So, You are aware now. The first track 'A Nightmare to Remember' has some standard metal riffs and a breakdown that brings back the glory days from 'Images and Words'.