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DREAM THEATER ALBUMS SURVIVOR 2017: Results -> Images & Words wins!

Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by Night Prowler, Jan 6, 2017.


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  1. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    I have no idea what y'all are talking about, that's by far the best DT drum sound.
  2. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    I really have a hard time understanding your taste in drum sounds NP. I've seen you call out Metallica's Black Album for having a bad drum sound, and now I see you calling Images and Words the best DT drum sound.
  3. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Black Album's drum sound is really unpleasant to the ear when listening on headphones. At least to me. While I&W's one is one of the most pleasant ones. It's hard to explain. What would be your examples?
  4. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    So much hate for the debut album.
  5. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Black Album has a great drum sound, the issue is the mixing. The sound of the drums themselves are immense.

    The mix on I&W is decent, but the drum sound is a little thin and the snare drum sample replacement/triggers are quite bad. Great playing, not the best sound.
  6. Lampwick 43

    Lampwick 43 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

    The bottom half of this list is good, but the top 6 is completely messed up.
    THIS. :D

    Thanks for hosting, Night Prowler!
  7. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Black Album's drums is the best thing on that record. The recording is ridiculously crisp. The drums sound absolutely huge. The drums give the album that catchy, simple but hard hitting edge it has. I&W has a fake snare drum sound and the drums sound very thin overall. It sounds like a drum machine, which really undermines Portnoy's playing. Awake has the best drum sound in the band's discography.

    I don't listen to music on anything besides headphones so that argument makes no difference for me.
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  8. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    Iryo. IMO I&W drums are anything but thin, most hard hitting of all Dream Theater albums if you ask me. As much as it sounds crazy to everyone else here but me, that's my favorite drum sound ever, of all bands. Apart from ADTOE DT always had solid drum sound. Awake is OK but definitely not the best.

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