Train of Thought
The band’s last album, the two-CD Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, was about as easy to get into as a Mosque in Mecca is for a non-Muslim. It was just a bit too turgid and unininviting for all but the most ardent DT fan. ToT returns to a bit more accesible prog music and the result is a pleasant 7 track affair which is rather good. It ranges from flowing proggy tunes to the more metally ‘Honor thy Father’ which would not be outplace on a Metallica album (well not the last one).
To begin with is the excellent ‘As I Am’ and proceedings are ended with the equally good ‘In the Name of God’. While not being as stunning as “Scenes from a Memory’ this is a truly good album from a very talented band. It seems the band have rid themselves of their truly navel-gazing episode and are now back to producing fairly accesible prog-albums. I suspect, like with almost every DT album, this one will only improve with time.