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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 10-25-2003, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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New Dream Theater Album Info!

http://www.dreamtheater.net/disco_dr...ater.php?s=tot

Here's a review by the webmaster of DT.net on TOT:

"OCTOBER 17TH, 2003: DREAM THEATER - TRAIN OF THOUGHT
Today I received a Secure Electronic Delivery (SED) of Dream Theater's
upcoming studio release "Train Of Thought" from Elektra. These are basically
high-quality copy protected Windows Media files that can only be played on
the machine they were downloaded on, and can't be recorded onto a CDR.
I have listened to the album five times so far, and it absolutely rocks. It
has just the right mixture of prog metal and prog rock for me. There isn't
one weak track on the album and the musicianship is out of this world, as
expected.
. The album opens with the kick-ass track "As I Am" (7:47), which is
currently being released as a promo single to radio stations in the USA. The
promo contains the full length album version, as well as a radio edit
(haven't heard the radio edit yet). We should have a list of stations and
contact info on dreamtheater.net soon, so that fans can request the track.
. "This Dying Soul" (11:24) starts with a two-minute instrumental intro with
some melodic guitar work that reminds me of Maiden. Musically the track is
very diverse and fragmented, sorta like "The Glass Prison" but less heavy.
There is even a re-used guitar riff from "The Glass Prison" at 6:40. Can't
wait to hear this track live.
. "Endless Sacrifice" (11:23) features beautiful mellow vocals by James
(which is how I prefer to hear him), with some heavier vocals during the
chorus and towards the end of the song. There is also an awesome four-minute
instrumental break five minutes into the song, with Dream Theater at their
absolute best.
. Next up is "Honor Thy Father" (10:11), which is one of my early
favourites. This track has it all... Mellow and melodic vocals, distorted
rap vocals, an amazing instrumental break with heavy guitar riffs, flashy
keyboards and (movie?) samples which reminds of the instrumental break in
"The Mirror".
. "Vacant" (2:57) is a beautiful vocals/keyboards track.
. The track I have been looking forward to the most is the instrumental
"Stream Of Consciousness" (11:16). I'm not a musician myself, so I won't
even attempt to describe this amazing piece of music. :-)
. The title "In The Name Of God" (14:14) has been a source of speculation
among fans. But rest assured, this is not a religious song but deals with
wrong-doings "in the name of God". A very powerful track and an excellent
album closer.
"Train Of Thought" was produced by John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy,
engineered by Doug Oberkircher and mixed by Kevin Shirley and the album is
going to rock the world on November 11th, 2003. :-)"

Mark Bredius

Here's the single:

As I Am (Radio Edit)

This is the RADIO EDIT, about 4:25 out of 7:47
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post #2 of 65 (permalink) Old 10-25-2003, 11:34 AM
 
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Man...no way I'm gonna download it yet! I'm going to wait to hear the full album and get the full effect.

Sweet info though.
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post #3 of 65 (permalink) Old 10-25-2003, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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It's a pretty kickass song, and an amazing solo And this is with 3 min. edited out

I could almost see this song catching some radio play. If they shot a video, I'm sure it'd get played on MuchLoud and other metal shows.
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post #4 of 65 (permalink) Old 10-25-2003, 01:59 PM
 
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i cannot wait for this album. look at how long the songs are, its gonna be fantastic. i'm especially looking forward to stream of consciousness.
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post #5 of 65 (permalink) Old 10-25-2003, 03:31 PM
 
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There you can listen to 30 seconds of each song.
Sounds really cool!
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There you can listen to 30 seconds of each song.
Sounds really cool!
Thanks for the link! Sounds interesting. Hopefully, it'll be better than 6DoIT (lackluster compared to SFAM, Awake, and I&W.)

Regarding the "As I am" radio edit. Is it me, or does is sound like Godsmack trying to do prog? I dunno. Very buttrocky.

We need a Metropolis Part III!!!!
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Regarding the "As I am" radio edit. Is it me, or does is sound like Godsmack trying to do prog? I dunno. Very buttrocky.
bear in mind that this is pretty much only half the song. the radio edit is four minutes long where the full version clocks in at over seven. The sound samples on the warner site are great, i cannot wait for this album now. I still can't believe i pre-ordered it for only 8.99 as well. I'm hoping its gonna be the best bargain on a cd i've ever got, which includes 1984 for 4.99
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*yawn*

Are the '80s over yet?
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dream theater aren't 80's.....
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How the hell is Dream Theater an 80's band? Their career didn't start taking off until the 90's, and they've since been continually getting more and more well known around the world. They've also continuously grown and evolved, just like Vai and Satch.

I can't wait for this CD to come out!
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Sorry, they just sound like re-hashed '80s Iron Maiden to me. If it were 1988 and i was 17, i'd be totally into them.

But i just can't get into this kind of music any more. Can't really listen to Vai and Satch any more, either. I feel like i've heard it all before.
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The new Iron Maiden album sounds better than this IMO..

Always likes Fates Warning more than DT anyways, so my opinion isn't worth much.
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Sorry, they just sound like re-hashed '80s Iron Maiden to me. If it were 1988 and i was 17, i'd be totally into them.

But i just can't get into this kind of music any more. Can't really listen to Vai and Satch any more, either. I feel like i've heard it all before.
DT sounds like Iron Maiden? Maybe this time around, you should actually listen before posting something like this.
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I still remember Darren's whammy bar comment....it goes hand in hand with this one
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DT sounds like Iron Maiden? Maybe this time around, you should actually listen before posting something like this.
I did listen to the track posted at the top of this thread, and i stand by my comment. I have no desire to listen to any more of it, thankyouverymuch.

I'm not really knocking it... they're all obviously very talented musicians. It's just not my taste in music. It doesn't move me.
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