Sound — 10
Hey-it's Dream Theater-of course the music is incredible! This CD may be the pinnacle of what they have or ever will offer on one album. All of the songs flow beautifully together and not one of the songs is bad.
Lyrics — 10
Awesome lyrics. That's it. A concept album about murder, love, deceipt, and tragedy would probably good in any format, but Dream Theater does an amazing job with this story.
Overall Impression — 10
This album may be the best by Dream Theater and possibly the best of all time. Every aspect is impressive and worthy of listening to millions of times. Buy it as soon as possible, listen to it all the way several times through, and you will get it.