DREAM THEATER — Falling Into Infinity (review)

DREAM THEATER — Falling Into Infinity album cover Album · 1997 · Progressive Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
Time Signature
Me not you...

Genre: progressive metal

Yes, I've heard the criticism before: pretentious title, pretentious artwork, pretentious music, pretentious lyrics, pretentious this and pretentious that. And, I honestly do not care if "Falling Into Infinity" is pretentious or not. I like the album, and I think there are some really strong and interesting tracks on it. And, yes, they may be technical and cerebral, but that is exactly what I like about Dream Theater's music: it is complex and challenging to listen to, yet there is a lot of melody in it, and it is possible to rock along to even the oddest odd time signature parts.

The opening track "New Millennium" is one of my favorite Dream Theater tracks (and I don't think I'm alone on this one), and I also like the heavier "You not Me" and "Burning My Soul". "Hell's Kitchen" is also an interesting song... well, all the tracks have some interesting qualitites to them.

As with the previous Dream Theater albums, I think the "Falling Into Infinitive" is a progressive metal classic (pretentious or not) that belongs in any progressive metal collection.
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more than 2 years ago
It wasn't that, or any particular other, album that made me get into DT though.
Vehemency wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I remember hearing this album many many years ago, brother's CD. So, quite similar scenario as with Time Signature, heh, except that I never became a DT fan. I do remember that I liked some songs and now that I'm listening to it again through Spotify, there are still good songs.
Stooge wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I'm listening to this album right now. Bought it yesterday having not listened to it for a few years. It's a lot better that I remembered it being.
more than 2 years ago
It was my brother who got me into Dream Theater. He's a drummer.... of course.
UMUR wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Wow. I didn´t know you were such a Dream Theater fanboy!
progshine wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I was thinking in review it, but.... I read yours, don't need it :D

I do think like you in this review! :)

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