Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Chicagoland, IL.
Re: Dream theater?
Skip Octavarium and put Falling into infinity in its place. You really have to hear the influence and direction Derek Sherinian added!
1. Images & Words
3. Falling into Infinity
4. A Change of Seasons
5 Scenes from a Memory
3 and 4 are Derek Sherinian on KB's pre Jordan, he had an altogether different vibe that a LOT of people enjoyed. Jordan is amazing, but Derek was just cool, his tone was better, too! After 5. I would go maybe 6 degrees of inner turbulence, disc one, the 2nd disc is blah, there is an "opus" that sounds like someone hit Demo Play on a Yamaha KB, or something. not their best work, actually, the best "new" CD would have to be Systematic Chaos. The newer stuff really isn't as good as they self produce a lot, and it shows. They need an external influence helping them out, IMO.
you will see. As you move through the chronology, you will hear the writing from Images gradually disappear. They sparked up again on Scenes, as Jordan was somewhat new to the band and most of the material was already written.
Last edited by bammbamm; 10-26-2009 at 09:58 PM.