Star-Telegram: DREAM THEATER's LABRIE Is 'The Embodiment Of Every Bad Heavy-Metal Cliché'

Jay Webb of the Star-Telegram (Fort Worth/Dallas, Texas) reviewed DREAM THEATER's show at Nextstage in Grand Prairie, Texas on Wednesday night (June 25). Webb writes, "[Singer] James LaBrie, who spent most of the show barking his vocals and flipping his blond mane out of his face … is the embodiment of every bad heavy-metal cliche and unfortunately not in an amusing 'Spinal Tap' sort of way. His falsetto approached inaudible hysterics, he pounded his tambourine viciously against his hip and made overdramatic hand gestures. And worst of all, he started swinging the microphone around with demented glee. Fortunately, he frequently left the stage, allowing the rest of the band to crank out their power solos." Read more.


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