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Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory



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Release date: 25 October 1999
Style: Progressive metal

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Act I
01. Scene One: Regression
02. Scene Two: I. Overture 1928
03. Scene Two: II. Strange Deja Vu
04. Scene Three: I. Through My Words
05. Scene Three: II. Fatal Tragedy
06. Scene Four: Beyond This Life
07. Scene Five: Through Her Eyes

Act II
08. Scene Six: Home
09. Scene Seven: I. The Dance Of Eternity
10. Scene Seven: II. One Last Time
11. Scene Eight: The Spirit Carries On
12. Scene Nine: Finally Free

Top 20 albums of 1999: 2
Top 200 albums of all time: 22

Guest review by
The Silent Man
Rating:
10
Together with Images And Words this is the most important and beautiful Progressive Metal album ever made. It's my favourite Dream Theater album and one of my favourite albums of all time. It's a true classic.

Scenes From A Memory is meant to be the sequel to the song Metropolis Part I "The Miracle And The Sleeper", released 7 years before on Images And Words. According to the band, that Part I was just a joke: there wasn't any project about a second part and the band members had always called it just Metropolis since it was an instrumental. But the band wasn't allowed to record a long instrumental and John Petrucci added those strange lyrics. Once Metropolis became Metropolis Part I, the fans couldn't resign themselves: they wanted a Part II. So the band began to record some demos in 1996, together with Derek Sherinian. In the beginning, Metropolis Pt.2 was a 30 minutes song. In the end, the band decided to create a 77 minute concept album, featuring an intricate plot and familiar melodies taken from the first chapter.

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published 29.09.2003 | Comments (47)

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09.03.2024 - 00:10
Rating: 9
24emd
Theory Snob
Written by R.Boxma on 08.03.2024 at 17:36

Nah, you're wrong. Gotta walk through mud to reach its goodness. Overall it demands your full attention as a performance. Better to consume the energy now rom the get go all the way through without dragging your feet through any slimey sound effects, actor voices or ballads.

You're arguing with a theatre lover here, it's like talking to a brick wall.
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11.03.2024 - 12:47
Rating: 7
R.Boxma

Written by 24emd on 09.03.2024 at 00:10

Written by R.Boxma on 08.03.2024 at 17:36

Nah, you're wrong. Gotta walk through mud to reach its goodness. Overall it demands your full attention as a performance. Better to consume the energy now rom the get go all the way through without dragging your feet through any slimey sound effects, actor voices or ballads.

You're arguing with a theatre lover here, it's like talking to a brick wall.


Well ok, this is one album, and then there's Train of Thought, 6°IT, Images & Words.. Those are relatively straight forward albums.. And it was expected that you were a metal-head not so much a lover of theatre, so since you're the odd one out here and we've all discovered your fascination for Disney on Ice, now I'm talking to the brick wall.

I'm sorry I missed that, did you say that you loved ballads.. or was it ballet?
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11.03.2024 - 16:05
Rating: 7
Redel

Written by R.Boxma on 11.03.2024 at 12:47

your fascination for Disney on Ice

I highly doubt that is what 24emd was talking about when referencing theatre.
I like theatre too by the way, mostly classical, also cabaret, political e.g., also sometimes opera, not so much musicals though and definitely no ballet.
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11.03.2024 - 22:22
Rating: 9
24emd
Theory Snob
Written by R.Boxma on 11.03.2024 at 12:47

stuff

Not sure what the problem is here, or what I did to you. First you start stating your point of view by blatantly saying I'm wrong, then go on to make fun of me being a theatre lover. Do you expect everyone on this site to be into metal and metal alone? Metal is not even my favourite genre.

Since you're so interested, I'm not a Disney fan though I do enjoy musicals. I do like a cheesy ballad if it's done well. And on ballet I find it highly pretentious.

By the way, with the brick wall thing I was referring to myself so no hard feelings there
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