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Release date: 29 January 2002
Style: Progressive metal


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Disc I
01. The Glass Prison
    1 - Reflection
    2 - Restoration
    3 - Revelation
02. Blind Faith
03. Misunderstood
04. The Great Debate
05. Disappear

Disc II
01. Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
    1 - 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 Time/Grand Finale

Lyrics (6)

James LaBrie - vocals
Jordan Rudess - keyboards
John Petrucci - guitars, backing vocals
Mike Portnoy - drums, backing vocals
John Myung - bass

Guest musicians
Howard Portnoy - percussion

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Many fans, including myself, would have assumed that the release of 1999's 'Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory' would be Dream Theater's crowning moment. After all, it was a monumental piece of work, and just how could the band top that?
The answer lies in their new double album. 'Metropolis?.' was a real grower for me, and it took some time before I was able to really enjoy it. 'Six Degrees Of Turbulence' is almost the opposite. The album does take time to digest, but the songs themselves seem to bristle with life, and beg repeat listens.

published 16.09.2003 | Comments (11)

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Regolith - 24.09.2011 at 21:02  
Rating: 9 I love this album. 'The Glass Prison' is an amazing powerhouse and has yet to get old. 'Blind Faith' is beautiful - many goosebumps per listen. 'Misunderstood' seems experimental but it is very playful and heavy at the same time. 'The Great Debate' is, for me, one of the greatest songs ever written. Period. Go ahead, just listen to it. Even the last track, 'Disappear', I would argue, is a small masterpiece - packed full of little, subtle, sweet details of artsy musical genius.

The 2nd disc will go down in history for having the longest, yet still tasteful song (as the entire disc is considered to be one song).

Overall, an amazing double-disc album.
musicalkaratekid - 05.08.2012 at 20:40  
Rating: 8 A largely ambitious album, that although not quite as concise as 'Metropolis II', still manages to keep the listener from skipping any tracks at all. Some songs I think do fail slightly with unnecessary repetition, but when such marvellous songs as 'The Glass Prison' and 'War inside my Head' are so memorable, it's easy to ignore that.
Unhealer - 05.08.2012 at 21:06  
  I probably should check out this album someday. I think it's the only one I haven't along with the debut.
Psilopylot - 30.06.2013 at 14:40  
Rating: 9 I had to give it a 10 out of 10. This sound fits me. My favorite DT album. Very unique sound, great atmosphere, performance is just outstanding and I believe this album was a bit of an experiment.
Hex_Omega - 25.07.2014 at 18:35  
Rating: 10 Perfect Progressive Metal experience. If I had to pick one Dream Theater album which contains almost everything that this band have ever done, it would be this album. Essential.
Azarath - 26.07.2014 at 19:56  
Rating: 9 Yeah, it's definitely one of their greatest albums. Their most ambitious and experimental release.

Nothing they've done since has come close to this.
mikeprado30 - 05.10.2016 at 06:17  
Rating: 10 I said Metropolis II was their best one... I was wrong...


Just listening The Glass Prison did blow my mind

And obviously the homonymous track is a POWERHOUSE OF ABSOLUTE QUALITY!

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