Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Album of the Day

Dream Theater: Falling Into Infinity. This album comes in for a lot of grief for most Dream Theater fans, mostly because it is a lot more varied than their other albums. In other words, it's not all a balls to the wall shredfest from note one. I find that refreshing, particularly given that since this album (and a switch of keyboardists) the band has returned to making seriously technical and heavy but not at all musical prog-metal. It's like any sense of restraint or subtlety went out the door. Which is a shame, because from the evidence of songs like "Lines in the Sand" and "Peruvian Skies," DT has more to offer than they usually do these days.

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