As you scream into the web of silence...
Was relistening through Operation: Mindcrime and... is it just me, or does the solo section in “Pull Me Under” resemble the one in Queensrÿche’s “Mission”?
Octavarium has some of DT:s heaviest songs. I think it's in the right place.I think it really overcomplicates things. Start with I&W, Metropolis, or Awake. If you still like Dream Theater after those three albums, the order doesn't matter after that.
The categorizations are really weird too. DT12 has more in common with Distance Over Time than Falling Into Infinity. Octavarium should probably go with the lighter side. Train of Thought is a really bad album to start with because it is so one dimensional (in a good way) and doesn't really capture DT's typical sound. I would swap that with Awake. I also don't think comparing BC&SL/The Astonishing to either of the Six Degrees discs is a good way of introducing those albums. Six Degrees is unlike anything DT has done before or after. Those albums are nothing like it.
Overall seems like something made by someone who binged through the DT discography once.
And then you say how dare thatThe overall songwriting imo fell off a cliff when Portnoy left.
The epics on Black Clouds are better than anything they've done ever since. Breaking All Illusions, The Looking Glass and At Wit's End come close tho.And then you say how dare that
I didn't write you back
I must be too good for you
I only care about myself
So I hurt your feelings
Well I'm really sorry
But I don't give a shit, no
NOW LET ME INTRODUCE
IT'S A MIRACLE HE LIVED, IT'S A BLESSING NO ONE DIED
BY THE GRACE OF GOD ABOVE, EVERYONE SURVIVED