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linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
September 11th 2011



1860 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Brilliant album,though there aren't really any surprises here, and its far from their best,considering their past. Mind you, The count of Tuscany is amazing!

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KvM745
September 11th 2011



2 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I personally like the instrumental tracks better than the actual songs. Labrie is the weakest part of this album IMO.

Yazz_Flute
September 11th 2011



18770 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

The middle section of A Nightmare to Remember is so good still gah

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Yazz_Flute
September 11th 2011



18770 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

IN PEACEFUL SEDAAAAYSHUN AH LAAAAY HALF UHWAAAKE

tiesthatbind
September 11th 2011



7373 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

That part is awesome, but the section after it kinda kills the song for me a little bit now.

Yazz_Flute
September 16th 2011



18770 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

ROOOOOOAAAAAAAAAR

*facepalm*

Sound
September 16th 2011



3889 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That part is awesome, but the section after it kinda kills the song for me a little bit now.


Life is hard, brah..



RenegaDrifter
October 2nd 2011



178 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Then there's the SOLO! Totally amazing!

imjustthatcool
October 11th 2011



43 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The Count of Tuscany is easily the best song on this album imo

IMZA1793
March 10th 2012



843 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

lawl the portnoy section in A Nightmare To Remember almost kills the song for me

IMZA1793
March 29th 2012



843 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Never understood the love for the count of tuscany. Sure, it's a good song, but not that great.

Octavarium and ACOS > TCOT by a longshot.

Parallels
March 29th 2012



6641 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Count of Tuscany and Octavarium are about even

TY2810
April 12th 2012



110 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Funny if you go on the Dream Theater forums people are constantly trashing this album and pumping up the new album... They're on a different level to me, the new album has its good moments, then its moments where you're just embarrassed for them (Build Me Up, Break Me Down). Not to say the song as a whole is terrible (the chorus is catchy) but most of the song is pretty weak. I love every track on this album personally. DT fan boys are afraid to praise it now because they're secretly butthurt about Portnoy leaving and they know DT is missing something without him. Not trying to put Mangini down because I do like him but if you saw DT in concert you can tell something is missing now.

NightmareCinema16
May 4th 2012



2016 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is definately one of DT's finest albums since Images and Words, and I had no regrets getting it.

Titan
September 29th 2012



4854 Comments


The Count of Tuscany is easily the best song on this album [2]



OmairSh
October 13th 2012



10868 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Oh DT what are you doing? sigh

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OmairSh
November 14th 2012



10868 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

*Yaaawn* Sorry you were saying?

gordodustin
November 22nd 2012



117 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I wasn't a fan of this album actually. I thought the lyrics were cheesy on this one, especially the Count of Tuscany. Love the band though

IMZA1793
November 22nd 2012



843 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Everytime Porntoy sings, i cringe.

johnnydeking29
November 22nd 2012



9012 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Shattered Fortress time, one of DT's best

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