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Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

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  • I’ve been a Dream Theater fan now for about 2 1/2 years. I own all of their releases, and it seems to me that with every new album, they just keep on progressing musically & lyrically. In my opinion, “SDOIT” continues this trend in fine fashion. The music is very mature, combining all of the great talents of each band member and molding them into something completely new. While I think they were able to accomplish this on their other albums, they really hit the jackpot here. Basically, the music absolutley ROCKS!!!! While I think every song is great, my favorites are “The Glass Prison” (a thrash-metal like song, basically it’s Rush meets Metallica), “The Great Debate” (very cool song about Stem-Cell research), “Disapear” and “Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence” (like SFAM, but with more of a broadway feel to it). John Petrucci continues to impress me as one of the great guitarist of all time. John Myung does some amazing things on this album. I’m glad his bass is included more in the mix then it has been on past albums. Mike Portney, what can I say that hasn’t been said about him. He’s just great. Even with the talents of the others, the music would not be the same without him. James LeBrie, whom I thought really came into his own on “SFAM”, suprised me with what I consider to be his best vocal performance. Also, it was nice to hear Mike Portney as a more prominent back-up vocalist on many of the songs. His work on the Transatlantic albums was great and made me hope he would continue to participate in that respect. One more thing…DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS ALBUM ON A CRAPPY STEREO! Get a good pair of earphones, sit back and enjoy the ride. There are so many little details that one can miss, it really takes 2 or 3 listens to really appreciate what’s going on. Overall, this album is an absolute masterpiece and proof that Dream Theater is here to stay. I hope that you all give it the chance I think it deserves. I’m sure you won’t be dissapointed with the results!

    Posted on January 19, 2010