My favorite Dream Theater live album
Pulang dari farewell party nya Siganteng maut, liat-liat koleksi lama, tiba-tiba koq pengen liat konsernya Dream theater, trus jadi ingat ini belum di share diblog, so if you need to know about Dream Theatre, you have to start by listening to Dream Theater – Scenes From New York (2001) concert. Read the DVD reviews below first.
The Dream Theater – Metropolis 2000: Scenes From New York (2001) concert, it’s surely one of the best prog-live records of all time (going hand in hand with “Yessongs”, “Seconds Out” or “Operation: Livecrime”)! So much creativity, passion and excitement was never before banned on one live album! The complete “Scenes From A Memory” masterpiece is played live in furios versions! The unbelievable emotional performed “Through Her Eyes” (shows that Petrucci is the most flexible guitarist of the complete genre!) touches the soul more than the studio version, or listen to “The Dance Of Eternity” (it’s time to realise that here are gods on work!), what an musicianship! Any single musician is an absolutely genius on his own and shows that Dream Theater are today that for the prog metal genre, what Yes were in the early 70’s for the artrock/prog rock genre! Which other metal band got an gospel choir on stage (“The Spirit Carries On”)? There is no band, who gets in my mind 😉
The concert, filled with memories and an impresive technical side, the obvious answer to many years of efforts and good musical crafting, the pressence of Rudess guarranties a collection of sights and sounds all over the concert; in here we see a more tight band than ever before, musically and personally, each song helps understand the next, and the closing song (a change of seasons) is superb, a must in any collection. General speaking, the guests collaboration is precise, every lick, every riff, every groove, every rhythm is absolutely perfect.
In the end, this is my favorite Dream Theater live album and it may be one of my favorite live albums of all time. And I recommend this to all fans of live albums and progressive metal in general.
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