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THERION - Secret of the Runes Symphonic Metal | review permalink
DREAM THEATER - Train of Thought Progressive Metal | review permalink
LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin IV Hard Rock | review permalink
DREAM THEATER - A Change of Seasons Progressive Metal | review permalink
DREAM THEATER - Made in Japan Hard Rock | review permalink
DREAM THEATER - Dark Side of the Moon Non-Metal | review permalink
DREAM THEATER - Images and Words Progressive Metal | review permalink
DREAM THEATER - Falling Into Infinity Demos 1996-1997 Progressive Metal | review permalink
LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT - Liquid Tension Experiment Progressive Metal | review permalink
LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT - Liquid Tension Experiment 2 Progressive Metal | review permalink
DREAM THEATER - Metropolis, Part 2: Scenes From a Memory Progressive Metal | review permalink
DREAM THEATER - Metropolis 2000: Scenes from New York Progressive Metal | review permalink
DREAM THEATER - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence Progressive Metal | review permalink
LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin Hard Rock | review permalink
LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin III Hard Rock | review permalink
DREAM THEATER - Uncovered 2003-2005 Hard Rock | review permalink
DREAM THEATER - Awake Progressive Metal | review permalink
DREAM THEATER - When Dream and Day Unite Progressive Metal | review permalink
DREAM THEATER - Live at the Marquee Progressive Metal | review permalink
DREAM THEATER - When Dream And Day Reunite Progressive Metal | review permalink

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Metal Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Progressive Metal 15 3.63
2 Hard Rock 6 3.92
3 Heavy Metal 1 2.50
4 Non-Metal 1 4.00
5 Symphonic Metal 1 5.00
6 Thrash Metal 1 2.00

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LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin IV

Album · 1971 · Hard Rock
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Now, after a powerful debut and reaching a greater album with the third one, here come THE masterpiece from Zep. Really one of the best and most loved albums on rock, with one of the best songs ever (Stairway to Heaven, of course). If I could consider the Black Sabbath debut to be for hard rock what In the Court of the Crimson King is for prog, then this album would be to hard rock what Close to the Edge is for prog. Every song is wonderful and powerful and they are all different and have their own identity, not repeating themselves anywhere. Really an album fit for one of the greatest rock bands ever.

LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin III

Album · 1970 · Hard Rock
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For me, their best album so far. Starting up with an instant hard rock classic in Immigrant Song, the album soon comes to a more folky mood for most of the album, most of which are really nice ones (though some that appear on the later Unledded album I think work even better with that treatment), and it's got one of my very favourite Zep songs, as well as my favourite blues song ever (not that I know all that much about that genre, anyway). Unfortunatley, it's still got a few noisier songs that are not really my cup of tea.

LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin II

Album · 1969 · Hard Rock
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For me, this album was a step down from their great debut. Yes, it's got a fan favourite in the riff heavy hard rocker Whole Lotta Love, and Thank You is a very beautiful ballad. Moby Dick may come close too, with a very catchy riff too, but being mostly the vehicle for a drumm solo, as great as Bonham may be, well, there's a reason in concert release reviews they are often refered to as the "dreaded drum solo". But even these ones are not among my very favourite songs, and besides them I don't find much to compete with their greatest songs. Yet, there is nothing bad at all, they are all good and well written songs, only they are not stellar as I would expect from such a band.

LED ZEPPELIN Led Zeppelin

Album · 1969 · Hard Rock
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What a great solid debut for a band, no wonder they became one of the greatest bands so fast. Even though not all of it's songs are among my favourites from the band, there's no denying they are all strong ones. Going from blues, to folk, to hard rock, even to sort of psyquedelic, it is varied and enjoyable. My absolute favourite here is "Babe, I'm gonna leave you", a very hard rocking one even if it is full of acoustic passages. "Dazed and Confused" is another great hard rocker, and "Your time is gonna come" and "Black Mountain Side" are a pair of nice folkier songs. All in all, I can hardly think of many more bands that started their discography with such a strong release.

DREAM THEATER Train of Thought

Album · 2003 · Progressive Metal
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Dream Theater is a band that has got incredible songs in most of their albums, and on the few that don't have such masterpieces of songs, at least they have some really good ones. However, just about all of the albums have several songs that drag down the albums a bit, and so I wouldn't give the five stars to any of them... except for this one. Every song on it is just brilliant, a perfect mix of metal and prog to the best results. LaBrie's voice isn't as annoying as it can be on other albums, and they don't have the silly ballads that drag down other albums, except for "Vacant", though it is short enough and it actually isn't so bad, and it's a very nice intro to "Stream of Consciousness", one of my favourite songs on their whole discography. Even now, after years of knowing it, I can't help but completley enjoy every second of this magnificent piece, which is emotional, heavy, and absolutley proggy (and instrumental, thus, no LaBrie at all!!!). Nor does this album have much of the overly heavy and noisy songs... the closest to that description would be "Honor thy Father", my least favourite song on the album, but even so it's got some nice catchy melody going on that allows me to enjoy it. Excellent album by this Prog Metal giants, but you must like their heavier side in order to get into it and enjoy it.

Latest Forum Topic Posts

  • Posted more than 2 years ago in Best of the Two
    Oh, I just found out, it seems this is a multiple vote poll... I think I just voted twice for Dream Theater (I thought I hadn't voted yet, since the page didn't tell me I had already voted, but when I voted again it still gives me the option to vote), however, this means the result for this poll isn't really reliable.
  • Posted more than 2 years ago in Best of the Two
    Dream Theater easily.  They are actually my favourite metal band, while I don't like growls, so that leaves a lot of material from Opeth out of my liking... and very often when Opeth doesn't use growling, they completly forsake metal.
  • Posted more than 2 years ago in Your favorite Iron Maiden epic!
    Well, actually I have only just started getting some music from them, and I'm not really sure I'll be getting much more.  They have some nice songs, but they can get somewhat annoying at times.  Hallowed be thy Name became my favourite song from them before I even knew any songs from them (thanks to Dream Theater's cover from Number of the Beast).  And my curiosity became greater since I have known of many metal bands I like doing covers from them.  However, the only albums I have got from them are, first, Maiden England, which had some nice songs (specially from Seventh Son), but many other rather annoying ones, and then Live after Death, which has some other nice songs, and not so many annoying ones (plus, now it seems clear to me that on Maiden England something seems to have been wrong with Dikinson's voice, since it's much better on Live after Death).

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