metropolis Pt. 2:
scenes From a memory (1999) the most remarkable thing about dream theater’s fifth record is that it took them so long to make a concept album. but when they finally did, they immersed themselves in it completely. conceived as an elongated sequel to their 1992 track metropolis – Part 1: the miracle and the sleeper, this follow-up charted the journey of the main protagonist, a man named nicholas, as he underwent regression therapy. what followed was a cycle of murder, addiction, obsession and memory. if any album was a 90s version of the lamb lies down on broadway in terms of scope, then
metropolis Pt. 2 was it.