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Dream Theater: Black Clouds & Silver Linings

Discussion in 'Non-Opeth Music Chat' started by Slunk, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. Slunk

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    The new Dream Theater album came out today. I have yet to hear it, but for those that have, what are your initial impressions?
     
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    Already has a thread, but ya, basically A Nightmare to Remember is a good song and the rest is pretty boring.
     
  3. hexwind

    hexwind Creepiness Och Terrorism

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    I've been listening to it ever since it was leaked, and I like it, especially A rite of passage and Shattered fortress.
    But there is a similar thread about this album tho
     
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    Oh ya, Shattered Fortress sounds good too but it's still kinda a turnoff that it's pretty much a copy-and-pasted combination of the other songs in the series. Best of Times or whatever it was had some good parts too - but I still stick to what I said for the rest of the album; it was pretty boring.
     
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    From the few songs I heard, I'm left with this thought, you can't shove 12 gallons of shit into a 6 gallon can. These guys will always be making albums that are nothing but wankfests. Their last good album was "Awake." At least, at that time they seem concerned about song composition. But hey, that's just me. I hope some can enjoy this album.
     
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    ^ I agree completely.
     
  7. Kenneth R.

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    Why do I even post, man? You'll just say whatever it is that I was going to. :lol:
     
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    12 gallons of shit in a 6 gallon can...spot on comparison! XD
     
  9. HemeHaci

    HemeHaci Ken Masters

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    :rolleyes:

    Opinions etc bla bla etc bla etc
     
  10. hexwind

    hexwind Creepiness Och Terrorism

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    I agree that (maybe) the last "amazing" work of theirs is Awake, but it doesn't mean that they other ones are shit tho, Train Of Thought and Scenes From Memory are amazingly good. But what would you say if they kept repeating themselves each album after Awake? :rolleyes:
    Shattered Fortress is a combination of the other songs but it still great !!
     
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    my god, i just listened to a nightmare to remember. the 2nd part of that guitar solo at nine mins something was something of the worst ive ever heard :lol:
     
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    hexwind Creepiness Och Terrorism

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    is it a nightmare to remember for you??? :lol:
     
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    I've yet to listen to it...will probably get it this weekend. But I was just wondering if anyone has bought the special edition. How are the cover songs?
     
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    Kenneth R, for what it's worth, you have made some real good posts. I always thought your music critiques were very good. But hey, that's just me.:)
     
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    After having listened to this album several times, the majority of the album is pretty meh for me, especially Shattered Fortress which is so boring because it is a complete re-hash.
    That being said, The Count of Tuscany is one of my all-time favorite Dream Theater songs! Go figure...
     
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    High 5.
     
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    Some very funny sounding half assed growls on this album. bit weird.
     
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    Pretty much what you just said was "blah blah blah I don't like complicated music".

    Dream Theater can shovel 12 gallons of shit into a coke can and still make it taste good.

    Haven't heard the album yet though.
     
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    Hahaha no he didn't. You're funny.
     
  20. SerenityNow!

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    Bought the 3-disc edition. IMO, there are some excellent parts and some parts that just seem too long. I need to listen to it more, but I'm liking the majority of it. The 2nd disc is all cover songs, and actually sounds way better than the actual album! Even Labrie's vocals are immencely better on the cover songs, go figure...

    The 3rd disc (the album without vocals), I haven't heard yet...
     

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