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THE OFFICIAL DREAM THEATER DISCUSSION THREAD

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by progmetaldan, Feb 2, 2007.

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  1. Rose Immortal

    Rose Immortal Spirit of Hope

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    I don't see why people act as if you can't like both bands--AND that you can't recognize that they're not perfect. This might be blasphemy, but neither Symphony X nor Dream Theater has been 100% perfect every second all the time. It doesn't keep my from enjoying them, though.

    When I get defensive about Dream Theater, it's because I'm tired of the anger that some of the bashers seem to approach them with.
     
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    I rather like 'Images and Words' but, for some reason, it isn't an album that spins often in my CD player. I don't really know why, maybe it's the snare drum sound that kind of gets to your ears if you listen to the album too long. Overall the album is 'grade A' -material and Kevin Moore's input is genious.

    I haven't really gotten around to listen to any of their later albums, but the occasional songs I've heard via internet radios have been of decent quality. I think, though, that some more 'groove' and 'air' in their sound wouldn't do any harm.

    So, that was my train of thought.
     
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    Anonymous L'Étranger

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    Awake is way better than I&W, and SFAM is their best. Images is a par album in my opinion, the only tracks that WOW me are Metropolis and Learning to Live.

    All of Awake is fucking genius.
     
  4. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    greenaxer Knight of the Templar

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    No matter the quality or opinions regarding Dream Theater, they will ALWAYS have a special place in my heart. They were the first progressive metal band I ever discovered, and the first to introduce me to the idea of mindblowing complexity and epic scope of hard rock. Up to that point I was into stuff like Pearl Jam and Nirvana (hey, I was 13 :p ). When I first went into the music store and listened to an album called "Awake," getting walloped and knocked off my seat never felt better. I guess my point is, no matter what band it is, you'll always love them and treasure the fact that they changed your perspective on music for the better (as did Symphony X!). Even if you think they don't make as good music as they used to, you'll always respect and cherish them. Okay, that was my ramble, hehe.

    *personal opinions*
    Images and Words and Awake (obviously) are golden and should be declared national treasures. FII was alright, but not their best (Trial of Tears is amazing though). SFaM was so ambitious and they pulled it off fantastically. People don't seem to dig 6 Degrees... as much, but I think it's one of their best.

    Dr. Pepper = Symphony X
    Pepsi = Dream Theater
     
  6. Tubbs

    Tubbs Bi-weekly top album:

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    I used to be a DT fanboy, and now I'm not. My favorite album by them is still Awake. The end.
    What flavor?
     
  7. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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  8. Matt

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    +1. DP for the win.
     
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    Tubbs Bi-weekly top album:

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    Ooh! That's probably my favorite flavor!

    Dt, etc
     
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    Lol, Dream Theater
     
  11. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    So i mentioned to Montu online... anyone else realize we have User CP? lulz
     
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    Tubbs Bi-weekly top album:

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    Actually, song writing arguments aside, I think they are currently performing better than they have before. The quality of the performance on Score, and the show on that 20th anniversery tour I got to see was leaps and bounds above anything I have seen from them live before. Also, I think Petrucci has really improved his improv since the last US G3 he was on. I bet he will be a lot more interesting on this new one. Their tone and mix these days is unbelievable - probably the best live sound around.
     
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    I actually think TSO has the best live sound I'll ever hear. It was an amazing show and sound. Petrelli's guitar work sounded perfect.
     
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    Too much alchohol eh?:lol:
     
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    They are indeed a fucking outstanding live band these days.
     
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    I really love Take The Time off IAW as well... :headbang: That song is way underrated, but it is definately up there along with Metropolis and Learning To Live IMO...

    Yep, I definately agree here. I think G3 has improved Petrucci in a huge way, and this will be obvious in his soloing on the new album I am sure... And Dream Theater are without doubt one of the tightest units in the live scene at the moment, that's for sure!
     
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    greenaxer Knight of the Templar

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    Hell yeah, man. TSO never fails to deliver a kick ass performance with great sound. Al Pitrelli is another guitarist who deserves a lot of praise. Plus, he's a pretty cool guy!

    *misses Savatage*
     
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    greenaxer Knight of the Templar

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    I don't know about anyone else, but I think their performance of "The Spirit Carries On" on Score is the best one they've done on a live recording. Even better than on "Scenes From New York!" It's the spot on performance of the song itself and the great sound quality. I get goose bumps every time I see and hear it!
     
  20. Horus

    Horus and his imaginary friend

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    Just so you all know, I removed Statler Wolf from my ignore list, because I feel like being a nice guy.

    Greenaxer, seeing The Spirit Carries On was probably one of the best musical experiences of my life. After seeing it live, I just saw it in a completely different light.
     
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