Discussion in 'Music Discussion' started by Anonymous, Oct 26, 2005.
You should audition next time.
Oh no, I certainly couldn't sing it either. Russell Allen, though....
There's a real vibe going on there at this beginning. Sounds even better downtuned to Eb imo. Great build before the vocals enter.
While listening to the Astonishing yesterday, during "The Path That Divides" I began to wonder what if the story had taken a very different turn:
What if Arhys had done the same thing Anakin did in Star Wars EP III (ROTS) and instead of fighting Daryus, pledged his loyalty to him for being devious enough to defeat Arhys with an impossible decision without striking a single blow. Arhys realizes there is much to learn from Daryus and, as a way of keeping him and his son together in the palace, promise to join Daryus. If Daryus accepts this offer, then Arhys would summon Gabriel to a public meeting where he would pledge his public loyalty to Lord Nefaryus and tell his troops this would be their one chance to go with him to join the Empire. He then would turn over Gabriel to Daryus to save his son. A New World indeed...
Wow, that's probably the most effort I've seen anyone put in talking about the story of that album.
Who's getting excited by this?
"Hi, I'm doing something new."
Portnoy is constantly doing new things. The man's activity is beyond perception.
That said, I'll raise my eyebrows if he would collaborate with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.
It's new in the sense that he hasn't done prog metal since leaving DT. In some ways this is his "Accident of Birth" moment for a lot of his fans.
To add to that comparison, it is all but confirmed that Derek Sherinian is involved.
I'm looking forward to it, but since Portnoy isn't really a songwriter it depends more on who he's working with. Still I could see a lot of good coming from this. DT could use some competition.
Sounds great! His other projects were all a bit too well-behaved for him.
Just like Bruce after Maiden, I'm glad he tried some different stuff. But I'm excited for him to get back to prog metal.
You must be talking about him not composing music because he is a lyricist and therefore is a songwriter.
Except he never even writes lyrics outside of DT.
Since we're talking about drummers being songwriters, here's a new interview with Mangini:
Watch him try to remain positive while talking about his lack of respect and songwriting credits at 4:05.
I think I posted that here, very revealing interview. I'm thinking he will be out after 2 years.
It's changed by now.
5. Repentance (doubt this one will ever move up)
Did listening to Repentance with the other songs help you at least appreciate it more? It drags on the album, but I think the length is necessary given the length of the suite as a whole. 10 out of 50 minutes for a slower tune makes sense IMO.
I do not think it's that bad per se, but compared to other 4 juggernauts in the suite it doesn't hold up at all. Plus the whole talking thing in the 2nd part is distracting.
The transition from that song to Shattered Fortress is the worst in the suite, partly because of the talking part. I get what he was going for, but it seems poorly executed.
I don't really like any part of the suite besides The Glass Prison. That one is a top tier DT song though.
I think Glass Prison and This Dying Soul are 25 minutes of the most intense music I've ever heard. I was lucky enough to see them play both back to back in 2004, and I still don't understand how the rhythm section could physically do it. I can barely get through Glass Prison on bass without my hands cramping up.
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