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    Well the new album is out and I love it. Another direction of music expanding again on DT's brilliant discography.

    This website has a batch of truly awesome photos, worth checking out.DT Photos

    I am so impressed by those photos. Whoever took them deserves a pat on the back. Hope you like 'em.
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    Wow, some really nice photos ... good find.

    Yeah, they are doing some really great things on the new album. Root of all evil is really an ego trip for John Pettrucci - hes way too high in the mix. I love the title track, really great

    Still doesn't beat As I Am though, heh.
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    Can't wait to get the new album. It'll be hard to improve on Train of Thought, but they always seem to pull amazing albums out of the bag. Apparently the solos are slightly less technical than on Train of Thought, Petrucci said he wanted more emotion and not so much of the 'just going for it' at full speed.
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    True true. The new album is ace. I didn't think it was that great when I first heard it, but it's grown and grown on me. As I always say, each Dream Theater album successfully touches upon a new and different style and Octavarium is another example of DT pornstarring it. Really nice mizture and each song swings neatly into the next and works well. Worth getting this album. I'll right a proper review when I can be arsed.
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    DT are pretty good, they just get too self-indulgent at times. I thought TOT was their best album yet, havent heard the new one.
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    Dream theater are amazing, quite like new album but find some of the songs like sacrifaced sons a little long, i prefer the old stuff like scenes from a memory - spirt carries on :d and images and words.
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    Sorry to dig up an old thread, but is anyone gong to see DT on the 24th October in London? I can't f*cking wait! Last year was mental! I reckon we'll get ACOS this year as well, seen as we didn't get it last year but lots of places did.

    Best DT album is without a doubt Scenes from a Memory. Octavarium was a bit dissapointing personally, I was expecting much more given all the hype about it. Very calmed-down as far as technicality goes and I'm not too keen on the production either. I don't know why they didn't get Kevin Shirley to mix it like usual, he does a brilliant job every time.
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    I wish I could go, but again education has screwed me over and my music lucks strikes me down once again.

    I'll add to this post tomorrow when I'm not so tired.
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    (Original post by cosmik_debris)
    Sorry to dig up an old thread, but is anyone gong to see DT on the 24th October in London? I can't f*cking wait! Last year was mental! I reckon we'll get ACOS this year as well, seen as we didn't get it last year but lots of places did.
    Yeh im going, I'm actually going to both shows

    BTW, the best album is actually Awake :p:
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    (Original post by Nautical Rudie)
    DT are pretty good, they just get too self-indulgent at times. I thought TOT was their best album yet, havent heard the new one.
    Really?! :confused:

    I thought ToT was easily their worst to date, well except When Dream and Day Unite. It felt so mainstream and quite average really; Just the odd good track. Octavarium also left me slightly dis-satisfied, it's certainly better than their last album but it just doesn't recreate the "umph" they had in some of previous releases, e.g. A Change of Seasons, Images and Words.

    Michael
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    I think when Dream and Day Unite was one of their greatest CDs, but I am not a fan of Charles C's vox which kind of ruined the album for me. He wrote the lyrics to After life however which is a great track.

    I like every single Dream Theater album and while I remember:

    Who did you prefer to play keyboard in the band. I think Jordan Rudess is the best keyboard player, but then again I feel Kevin Moore wrote some fine lyrics to songs including Pull me Under and Only a Matter of Time, a song that I feel has some of the greatest lyrics ever written. As well as this, the relationship between JR and JP seems very good which could help on stage and in friendships. What's everyone else's opinion?

    On the subject of Octavarium, to be honest I didn't like it first time round, but then it grew and grew on me. I was hoping it was going to be another Images and Words, but in true DT fashion, they tried a different direction and I really love it now.
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    Charlie Dominici is awful, and probably the sole reason why I don't like WDADU. Ytse Jam,The Killing Hand and A Fortune in Lies are decent songs but there's not much after that.It's alright as a debut album but definitely not a touch on their later albums. :confused:

    Jordan Rudess is an amazing keyboardist. His ragtime solo on Dance of Eternity from Scenes from a Memory is :eek:

    Michael

    EDIT: I've just noticed that "ytse jam" is "majesty" backwards. The original band name. That's quite cool that is...
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    (Original post by Starsailor)
    Charlie Dominici is awful, and probably the sole reason why I don't like WDADU. Ytse Jam,The Killing Hand and A Fortune in Lies are decent songs but there's not much after that.It's alright as a debut album but definitely not a touch on their later albums. :confused:

    Jordan Rudess is an amazing keyboardist. His ragtime solo on Dance of Eternity from Scenes from a Memory is :eek:

    Michael

    EDIT: I've just noticed that "ytse jam" is "majesty" backwards. The original band name. That's quite cool that is...
    Only a Matter of Time is another great from WDADU. And word about the Ytse jam thing. On the subject of the Ytse Jam, check out the ytseradio, it's really cool.
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    Ah, didn't think anyone was going to reply! And thanks for the rep Starsailor

    Arman - Do you live in/near London? I would love to have been able to go to both shows, but unfortunatly money does not allow. I picked the first night because I want to see DT play DT, not DT cover sombody else's entire album! I think they should stop doing that. Shame about being a seated show.

    Silhouette - I think the reason 'The Root of All Evil' has a lot of 'This Dying Soul' references is because it's the next movement in Mike Portnoy's alcoholic's anonymous series. As I understand it, it goes 'The Glass Prison' > 'This Dying Soul' > 'The Root of All Evil', each song covering some of the 12 steps to recovery (him being a recovering alcoholic).

    Regarding my favourite DT keys player... without a doubt Mr Rudess! He's got it all... skill, musicianship, technicality, variety, hair... (actually, no, forget that last one!) But seriously, it wasn't before I saw DT for the first time that I realised what an integral part of the band he really is... probably the best performer along with MP, with his spinny keyboard and everything. I swear he caught my eye at the show last year :cool:! Kevmo and Derek were both replaceable, but if Jordan left the whole band would fall apart.

    I don't like Dominici either.
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    At last, they have arrived, was getting worried!

    http://www.samroberts.info/rand/DTticks.jpg

    No sleep 'til Hammersmith!
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    [QUOTE=Starsailor]Charlie Dominici is awful, and probably the sole reason why I don't like WDADU. Ytse Jam,The Killing Hand and A Fortune in Lies are decent songs but there's not much after that.It's alright as a debut album but definitely not a touch on their later albums. :confused:

    You should check out the new Charlie Dominici solo CD. It shows a whole different creative side of him.

    www.dominici.com
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    i was going to see them, but situations happened so i can't now. Fairly unhappy about it but ah well, another time maybe

    do any dt fans here also like Queensrÿche? If no one has heard of them, get listening to Operation:Mindcrime and Jet City Woman, two classics
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    (Original post by davesstones)
    i was going to see them, but situations happened so i can't now. Fairly unhappy about it but ah well, another time maybe

    do any dt fans here also like Queensrÿche? If no one has heard of them, get listening to Operation:Mindcrime and Jet City Woman, two classics
    Operation Mindcrime is my alltime fav concept CD. Check out QR's "Rage for Order" also amazing.
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    I saw Dream Theater perform at the Wolverhampton Civic last Wednesday the 26th, they were awesome.

    Anybody else go?
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    I went to the 1st Hammersmith show! Twas awesome! They ran through their entire career, played the very first song they wrote and some from every album up to their very last (which ****ing rocked!)

    Only thing which dissapointed me a bit was that we got a few songs which we had last year. Oh well, can't have it all. And I see you got TGP at Wolverhampton... you *******! :rolleyes:
 
 
 
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