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post #31 of 58
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I feel like they've gone slowly but steadily from Prog Rock into Prog Metal, I wonder if (cheesy lyrics aside) that contributes to listeners and/or fans turning away from their music...
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I feel like they've gone slowly but steadily from Prog Rock into Prog Metal, I wonder if (cheesy lyrics aside) that contributes to listeners and/or fans turning away from their music...
Hmmm. Take this more as a reference to Oct & Systematic... just listened to BCASL and I like it *much* less than Systematic Chaos. Sigh


EDIT: I wonder what it was about the sound of this album that caused it to top charts...
post #33 of 58
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I feel like they've gone slowly but steadily from Prog Rock into Prog Metal, I wonder if (cheesy lyrics aside) that contributes to listeners and/or fans turning away from their music...
Probably because they are simply not capable of writing good progressive metal. They have always had pretty cheesy lyrics, but they totally screwed the pooch when they thought that Metallica was a good band to emulate. Labrie is cut from Tate cloth not Hetfield cloth. John Petrucci needs to understand that virtuosity does not equal good music. I have no problems with John Myung's and Mike Portnoy's playing (even though Portnoy is a whiny baby). Jordan Rudess... nice guy, but he is the king of wankery. God, I hate it...
post #34 of 58
Images & Words, there aint no competetion
post #35 of 58
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Probably because they are simply not capable of writing good progressive metal. They have always had pretty cheesy lyrics, but they totally screwed the pooch when they thought that Metallica was a good band to emulate. Labrie is cut from Tate cloth not Hetfield cloth. John Petrucci needs to understand that virtuosity does not equal good music. I have no problems with John Myung's and Mike Portnoy's playing (even though Portnoy is a whiny baby). Jordan Rudess... nice guy, but he is the king of wankery. God, I hate it...
Has DT confirmed that they are trying to emulate Metallica? That would sadden me if so... Metallica hasn't been good for like 10 years.

and.. Tate who?

EDIT: Maybe it's just because I don't listen to Metallica much (because all their stuff from this decade is sh*t), but i've never really thought DT sounded anything like Metallica....

EDIT2: WHen was the last time you saw them live?
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Has DT confirmed that they are trying to emulate Metallica? That would sadden me if so... Metallica hasn't been good for like 10 years.

and.. Tate who?

EDIT: Maybe it's just because I don't listen to Metallica much (because all their stuff from this decade is sh*t), but i've never really thought DT sounded anything like Metallica....

EDIT2: WHen was the last time you saw them live?
As far as I know Metallica was a big influence to the members of Dream Theater, but I cant seem to find any similarities between their type of music, it is totally different.
post #37 of 58
Hard to pick just one. Love em' all. SC & Falling had to grow on me a bit first, though. Images did it for me, however, I voted for Train. Personally I think the whole album is solid. Images is too, no doubt, but I feel more cohesion with all the music with Train. Of course all IMHO.

Live- Budokan hands down...

My most played area in my Foobar...Cheers...


post #38 of 58
It changes between Awake and SFAM for me. Both of those albums are my favorite of theirs for being the most complete albums.
post #39 of 58
The only thing I knew about Dream Theatre was that were opening for Yes on a concert I went to when I was working on Long Island (engineering WBAB/WBLI). I thought they were OK, but the lead singer was distracting as he ran off stage whenever he wasn't singing (or so it seemed). Then back on for his vocals...

What impressed me was the number of DT tee shirts. And after DT finished about 1/3 of the audience got up and left, I guess they thought Yes just couldn't compete with their heroes...

I later found out they started on Long Island and have quite a following there.

Kevin
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post #41 of 58
Apparently I voted already (must stop changing meds)

Images and Words. There can be only none.

Awake has its moments...you can tell your step-father I said so.
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Apparently I voted already (must stop changing meds)

Images and Words. There can be only none.

Awake has its moments...you can tell your step-father I said so.
LOL at the meds thing and lyrics quote. True dat.
post #43 of 58
Six Degrees by far. Love all the messages and the whole concept behind it. Also, the whole second disc (the main suite) kicks so much ass
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Six Degrees by far. Love all the messages and the whole concept behind it. Also, the whole second disc (the main suite) kicks so much ass
As someone with Bipolar / Manic Depression, I definitely identify with the title track (and it's so cool to have a 45min song!!) and enjoy that they "went there" since most people just turn their nose up at "crazy people". Makes me wonder if a family member of one of the band members has a mental illness?

I love love Glass Prison, not a super-huge fan of the other tracks on CD1, but Misunderstood is good and Endless Sacrifice... can't deny that the instrumental last half-ish of the song is sweet
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As someone with Bipolar / Manic Depression, I definitely identify with the title track (and it's so cool to have a 45min song!!) and enjoy that they "went there" since most people just turn their nose up at "crazy people". Makes me wonder if a family member of one of the band members has a mental illness?

I love love Glass Prison, not a super-huge fan of the other tracks on CD1, but Misunderstood is good and Endless Sacrifice... can't deny that the instrumental last half-ish of the song is sweet
That's part of the appeal for me, as I am currently on the road to recovery from manic depression & anxiety. The title suite really helped on those "rough" days

Hope everything is working for you now, and I've found the the members here can be VERY generous, compassionate, and a generally a good bunch of people who are more than willing to help in whatever capacity
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