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A Look Back at Dream Theater’s Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory 20 Years Later

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Welcome back to Apocalyptic Anniversaries, in which MetalSucks contributor and YouTuber TheMetalTris explores landmark anniversaries of some of the most important albums in the history of metal.

This week we look back at Dream Theater’s 1999 concept album Metropolis, Pt.2: Scenes From a Memory. After a recap of the album’s intricate storyline, we delve into what makes it so special on a musical level and how the lyrical and musical themes interweave with one another throughout the album’s running time to create one of the best progressive metal albums of all time.

Dream Theater are about to embark on a North American tour celebrating the album’s 20th anniversary: dates here.

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