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 Post subject: Re: Dream Theater rules
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:43 pm 
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I listened to the whole album on youtube, too. I kept what integrity I had left by refusing to download the songs. Ill get the special edition and really be prepared to hear it at its sonic amazingness. Youtube quality sucks, haha.


Oh, i'll be buying the album as well! I just couldn't wait any longer... the suspense was killing me. I really really like JP's tone on this album. His heavy rhythms are brutal and his solos are very creative. It seems he was more inspired by something on this one. I'm actually wanting to learn some of these solos which usually I don't even think about attempting! The rhythm he plays in the second verse of Rite of Passage is killer. Anyone seen a tab for this song yet? I figured out the main riff. I was playing it in drop D - not sure if that's what he's using, but it sounds pretty spot on to me...



yeah it is in drop d, i figured it out too.

I also figured out one of the main riffs to A Nightmare to Remember, break out your 7 string!

Heres the notes for the riff:
C C D Eb F# Eb D C repeat

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 Post subject: Re: Dream Theater rules
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:57 pm 
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MusicManJP6 wrote:
Erotomaniac1928 wrote:
I listened to the whole album on youtube, too. I kept what integrity I had left by refusing to download the songs. Ill get the special edition and really be prepared to hear it at its sonic amazingness. Youtube quality sucks, haha.


Oh, i'll be buying the album as well! I just couldn't wait any longer... the suspense was killing me. I really really like JP's tone on this album. His heavy rhythms are brutal and his solos are very creative. It seems he was more inspired by something on this one. I'm actually wanting to learn some of these solos which usually I don't even think about attempting! The rhythm he plays in the second verse of Rite of Passage is killer. Anyone seen a tab for this song yet? I figured out the main riff. I was playing it in drop D - not sure if that's what he's using, but it sounds pretty spot on to me...

Yeah i know what you mean about that second verse riff. Its killer. I was telling my bandmates that we need riffs like that behind vocals :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Dream Theater rules
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:11 pm 
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I think the album was quite bad. Period.

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 Post subject: Re: Dream Theater rules
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I think the album was quite bad. Period.


You are banished from the land!!!!! Kidding. But, seriously?!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Dream Theater rules
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:19 pm 
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They've lost themselves completely if you compare them to earlier albums. They play more power metal and badly structured ballads now, and I certainly know a lot of better bands to top the hierarchy.

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 Post subject: Re: Dream Theater rules
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EirikBrandal wrote:
They've lost themselves completely if you compare them to earlier albums. They play more power metal and badly structured ballads now, and I certainly know a lot of better bands to top the hierarchy.


Something you have to realize about DT is that every album is totally different. Even WDADU, I&W and Awake arent alike at all. The only thing DT has "lost" is James' high end range. Plus, myself and a lot other fans included dont want to hear a recycled version of I&W anyways. Something new is always better than copying a formula

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 Post subject: Re: Dream Theater rules
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EirikBrandal wrote:
They've lost themselves completely if you compare them to earlier albums. They play more power metal and badly structured ballads now, and I certainly know a lot of better bands to top the hierarchy.

Anna Lee and Another Day are also very badly structured ballads :lol:
Also Take the Time is a cheesy power metal song...except for the guitar/keys duet :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Dream Theater rules
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DudewithFr0 wrote:
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They've lost themselves completely if you compare them to earlier albums. They play more power metal and badly structured ballads now, and I certainly know a lot of better bands to top the hierarchy.

Anna Lee and Another Day are also very badly structured ballads :lol:
Also Take the Time is a cheesy power metal song...except for the guitar/keys duet :lol:


Helloween is power metal. Sonata Arctica is power metal. Hell, even DragonForce is a bad excuse for power metal. To call anything by Dream Theater power metal, Take The Time in particular, is insulting to DT and the power metal genre.

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 Post subject: Re: Dream Theater rules
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Erotomaniac1928 wrote:
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EirikBrandal wrote:
They've lost themselves completely if you compare them to earlier albums. They play more power metal and badly structured ballads now, and I certainly know a lot of better bands to top the hierarchy.

Anna Lee and Another Day are also very badly structured ballads :lol:
Also Take the Time is a cheesy power metal song...except for the guitar/keys duet :lol:


Helloween is power metal. Sonata Arctica is power metal. Hell, even DragonForce is a bad excuse for power metal. To call anything by Dream Theater power metal, Take The Time in particular, is insulting to DT and the power metal genre.



You summed up what i was gonna say, but i wrote a huge post and the page locked up and it got lost.

Basically, i wish they would write more stuff like A Change of Seasons, or Metropolis Pt.2, but i respect the band highly, support them in their new musical endeavors and still like their music.

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 Post subject: Re: Dream Theater rules
PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:12 am 
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I love every album and this one is no different, sure they are moving in a different direction but thats what i love about DT, if I wanted to hear the same formula beat to death for 10 albums I would post on the Nickleback thread about how they really turn my crank but I love progressive music and DT for being just that. All opinions are cool because its about what YOU dig and get from an album or music. /cheers brothers of the axe

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 Post subject: Re: Dream Theater rules
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Erotomaniac1928 wrote:
DudewithFr0 wrote:
EirikBrandal wrote:
They've lost themselves completely if you compare them to earlier albums. They play more power metal and badly structured ballads now, and I certainly know a lot of better bands to top the hierarchy.

Anna Lee and Another Day are also very badly structured ballads :lol:
Also Take the Time is a cheesy power metal song...except for the guitar/keys duet :lol:


Helloween is power metal. Sonata Arctica is power metal. Hell, even DragonForce is a bad excuse for power metal. To call anything by Dream Theater power metal, Take The Time in particular, is insulting to DT and the power metal genre.

Progressive music spans all genres so yes they do have some power metal.
And Helloween, Sonata Artica, and stupid dragonforce have cheesy a-- lyrics...am i right or am i right?


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 Post subject: Re: Dream Theater rules
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:07 pm 
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DudewithFr0 wrote:
Progressive music spans all genres so yes they do have some power metal.
And Helloween, Sonata Artica, and stupid dragonforce have cheesy a-- lyrics...am i right or am i right?


I think Helloween's lyrics on "Mrs. God" aren't cheesy but really funny. If you've been married for a while, you'll understand. Even my wife gets a laugh out of those.

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 Post subject: Re: Dream Theater rules
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I love DT and the new album.

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 Post subject: Re: Dream Theater rules
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:15 pm 
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Erotomaniac1928 wrote:
I listened to the whole album on youtube, too. I kept what integrity I had left by refusing to download the songs. Ill get the special edition and really be prepared to hear it at its sonic amazingness. Youtube quality sucks, haha.


I actually buy all DT CDs and DVDs the old fashioned way, because I want to support what they are doing. 8)

I view Black Clouds as a high point for them and in particular for JP's tone. I am definitely missing Portnoy now....

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 Post subject: Re: Dream Theater rules
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Mike kicks major butt on the new album.

And to the OP, yes, Dream Thater does in fact rule! :D

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