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Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
label: elektra
released: 01.29.02
our score: 3.5 out of 5.0

Brace Yourself
by: josh petraglia

Fasten your seat belts and get ready for a mind-blowing experience as you take a journey through Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, Dream Theater’s sixth studio album release.

On songs including "The Glass Prison" and "The Great Debate, Dream Theater" unleashes a full attack of blazing odd-time metal signatures reminiscent of Pantera, Tool and old Metallica. On the other end of the spectrum "Disappear" and "Misunderstood" demonstrate a more experimental sound similar to old Pink Floyd, King Crimson and Yes. The title track "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence" is a 42-minute epic, which demonstrates awesome melodic hooks, chunky riffs, jazzy grooves and classical arrangements.

With the Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence Dream Theater has come into their own as not only excellent musicians but superb songwriters as well. Self-produced by Dream Theater masterminds Mike Portnoy & John Petrucci, the new album is sure to expand Dream Theater's audience to a wide variety of new listeners.
30-Jan-2002 4:00 PM

If you liked 6 Degrees of Inner Turbulence...

Disc 1:
1. The Glass Prison
2. Blind Faith
3. Misunderstood
4. The Great Debate
5. Disappear

Disc 2:
1. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence: Overture
2. About to Crash
3. War Inside My Head
4. The Test That Stumped Them All
5. Goodnight Kiss
6. Solitary Shell
7. About to Crash (Reprise)
8. Losing Them / Grand Finale