Dream Theater


The very model of a modern Major-General
I liked it! Not as catchy as Enemy Inside, but has better sound (apart from James' vocals, of course) and the instrumental stuff is awesome.

I am still somewhat afraid - DT12 was somewhat undercooked and some songs there were much shorter than they should be - seeing the length of both the album and the tracks this might be an issue again, but I'm trying to be hopeful.


Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
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Finally getting around to learning the song (trying not to “cheat” with the video). It’s in C standard. Same as Nightmare to remember, honor thy father, and as I am.


Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
After a few listens...
The Enemy Inside > Gift of Music > Untethered Angel

I like the heaviness of the song, the C tuning is great, and I really like the middle section... But the rest of the song is just so unmemorable. A disappointing start so far.


Bleeding Freak
Got the new song on now, Labrie's vocals don't seem right because of the effects and I thought some of the song was either bland or typically cliche, but the start of the song was fairly good

The Flash

Dennis Wilcock did 9/11
I thought the song was forgettable. Not a great first impression. Solo was good, unisons were boring. Mangini's drumming continues to be bland.


Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
I’m down for LTE. I bet it would be better than the new DT album.
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General of the Dark Army
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I agree. My jaw was wide open watching that solo.

My son is so jaded by watching too many videos of various shredders that when he saw the new DT video, during the solo all he had to say was "why does it show him cooking burgers?"
Fair observation. What a bizarre thing to show in a music video.


Ancient Mariner
Already knew the story behind the lyrics of ACOS but to hear it straight from Portnoy in this new video is different; makes things more real



Ancient Mariner
It's only a short segment from his unreleased song Zero Tolerance but I've always loved the tone Petrucci has here. The main lick is also characteristic of him, with just a bit of shred on top. A good little "Petrucci in a nutshell" in my opinion.



Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
The song still hasn't clicked for me yet. The middle is good but everything else about the song is so dull. It's like DT is on Ritalin or something .It's still kind of hard for me to be excited for this album.