Материал с "Images and Words" по "Metropolis Pt.2" включительно, конечно, образец прог-метала, то, каким он может быть умным, мелодичным и утончённым, но и местами тяжёлым. После виртуозность взяла вверх над сочинительством.
Yes, I'm loving it too. Diversity is actually one of its most outstanding features. It's great that Greg is not afraid to experiment with different styles and genres. This highlights once again that he is a talented musician. And the album has some vibes of the TDEP which is great. In truth, I was not even aware that he would have a solo album, so it came as a very pleasant surprise.
Ngl I really love this band. To me, their only bad albums are the debut and The Astonishing (and even then I respect it as a failed, deeply flawed and over-ambitious experiment that at least tried to do something new).
Группа в-целом сделала ставку на исполнительское мастерство, при этом не особо заморачиваясь поиском собственного Я. Сплошные влияния и реверансы в сторону предыдущих мэтров прогрессива и металла. Этим и плохи, этим и хороши. Совершенно "не вставил" вашего покорного слугу разве что The Astonishing, 34 трека и кажущаяся бесконечность альбома - это перебор.
for me, a strict volcel, this music is absolutely fantastic, as I don't waste my time on women and can instead focus on the intricacies of the songs. men of little intelligence who are constantly being sucked dry by demonic witches cannot afford a decent sound system anyway.....please refrain from commeting on their page if you lack the neccessary nerve cells to interpret their music
I'm not 100% sure, but Jordan Rudess lives or lived in my county (Rockland in New York). I know he did live in Rockland County the early 2010's. He even had a fancy mansion. I only know this since he was friends with my friend's father Barry Carl. I do know Barry Carl still lives in my vicinity. Barry Carl is the dude who sang the Carmen Sandiego theme song and I was friends with his daughter Jaci.
People are happy and saying: "Welcome back DT". I assume those guys never listened Images & Words, Metropolis, Awake or other pre 2000 albums. They were pure progressive metal, it was jazzy, not just pure metal with cool pro playing on instruments. Don't get me wrong, new album is cool, but it differs from those what I personally like and expect to hear. It is closer to post 2000 era of DT like ToT, Octavarium, SC or DTOE, when it DT become more metal and I think more commercial, still good album, but not catchy as those pre2000 albums... so, I really miss that style of DT... it was cool.
After A Dramatic Turn of Events, DT had dramatically cooled off for me... But Distance Over Time crushed any doubts that these guys were past their peak. "At Wit's End" has to be, in my opinion, one of the best tracks they've ever created. This whole album is amazingly fresh, future prog metal with all the right nostalgic elements that keep them so unique.