Sound: Dream Theater, one of the biggest names in the modern realm of Progressive Rock/Metal, have become quite an icon to many aspiring musicians all around the world. 5 members, each representing near godlike ability on their respective positions, capable of performing incredibly technical compositions up to 42 minutes in length. To keep going strong more than 20 years in is an amazing accomplishment for any band, but if anything Dream Theater show on this DVD that they have only improved with age.
The band has simply never been better since their Images and Words days. The Guitar and Keyboard Wizardry of John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess never ceases to amaze me, and "Iron Mike Portnoy" is just a machine on the good 'ol pots and pans. John Myung, the most overlooked member of the band, gives some great bass work, especially on the intro to Panic Attack. James Labrie puts on a good show overall considering he's pushing 50 right about now. There are a couple parts where his singing could make you cringe (the chorus to Blind Faith, the second verse of Surrounded, etc.) but on some songs, especially the ones from Systematic Chaos, he soars. // 9
Overall Impression: If you are a die-hard Dream Theater fan, I suggest you go out and find this DVD right now. It is by no means perfect, but it will last you a long time and give you plenty of entertainment. If you are new to Dream Theater, I would suggest picking up either Live Scenes from New York or Live at Budokan first, and then buying this. That way you will aquire a much more well rounded knowledge of the band, and you will be able to fully appreciate this or Score. If it were lost or stolen I would definately buy it again. Great DVD, Great Band. // 9