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Can Mullmuzzler Stand The Test of Time?,
This review is from: Mullmuzzler 2 (Audio CD)
"Simply Stunning" is how I would sum up this new experience by Dream Theater frontman James LaBrie. This album picks up directly where the last took off but now we can see several improvements and refreshing ideas. For one the songs are significantly more melodic than the previous album and are a bit more expressive this time with slow groovin' chorus lines. Features include:
-Better produced material and well balanced
-Extremely powerful and moving
-Each song stands on its own and is equally impressive
-"Venice Burning" is an ode to the great "Metropolis Pt. 1"
-"Tell Me" has to be the greatest last song on a non-DT album ever.
-Songs are a refreshing listen when compared to other mainstream and prog bands.
One thig you'll notice is the opening song isn't as "in-your-face" explosive as "His Voice" but it is quite a bit deeper and meaningful than the previous album opener. As always the chorus's are just breathtaking as well as the superbly tight band that makes up Mullmuzzler. If you haven't purchased a Mullmuzzler album yet you should start with "2" as it is their most professional and produced album yet. The only thing I could think of to complain about is there isn't enough material on this disc as the total length comes to 52 minutes, which isn't close to the full capacity of a standard CD. It doesn't detract that much seeing as how brilliant each song is. M2 scores big and may very well be the definitive heavy rock band in the future.