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papashaft
November 18th 2003


1 Comments


Personally, I think that the rapping part of TDS fits very well...it is reminiscent of Limp Bizkit or Linkin Park, but it fits seamlessly with the rhythm of that part.

Actually, the lyrics for "As I Am" were written by Petrucci


The lyrics he was talkin about were from Honor Thy Father, written by Portnoy.

Someone said that none of petrucci's solos are very memorably, and I agree. Most of them are shredfests, with not a lot of melody. Not all are like this, but the main portion of his solos are just as fast as possible. Granted, most of the songs call for fast solos and slow melodic ones would sound akward in their place, i still feel he could have done a better job on making the solos more memorable.

On the whole I enjoy the album very much and am glad to see a heavy DT album. Also, Portnoy said that this heavy stuff is not the direction that DT will take for all of their upcoming albums, they just wanted to make it heavy for this one.

TonyChoyIsGod
November 18th 2003


6 Comments


Originally posted by JoeyJ
Does the "F" word offend you? You need a hug. *hug's tonychoyisgod*:D ;)

Yeah, it so hardcore to say fu[i][/i]ck over and over again.

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

savarious
November 19th 2003


14 Comments


I'm a hardcore DT fan, but IMO Portnoy should have put the pen down after he wrote ACOS. All his songs since then have been crap. I give huge, insane amounts of props to LaBrie for making them sound decent.

Kaden
November 19th 2003


222 Comments


Originally posted by papashaft
The lyrics he was talkin about were from Honor Thy Father, written by Portnoy.


Originally posted by TonyChoyIsGod
I now officially hate Porthole. Some of the lyrics are so uncalled for.

"i wish i weren't so ****ed, feels like i am stuck"


:thumb:

JoeyJ
November 20th 2003


3 Comments


Originally posted by TonyChoyIsGod
Yeah, it so hardcore to say fu[i][/i]ck over and over again.

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

He says it like 2 times throughout the whole album.:rolleyes:

I was kidding in the the first place (note: :D ;) ), so lighten up.

artificial infection
February 12th 2004


3 Comments


that was a great review, and i loved the album! :thumb:

sting-ray
March 1st 2004


92 Comments


i bought the album yesterday and i must say, its a little "different" than the older DT stuff. It is still very interesting though.

Gorego85
March 9th 2004


3 Comments


What this album proves is that DT are a musicians band. I am a musician, and I love them. In my opinion, they are the most gifted band on the planet in terms of individual skill, especially Petrucci and Portnoy.

Top review. It is a lot heavier than other DT stuff and not my favourite of theirs (Scenes from a Memory and Images and Words will hold those). That being said, i've always liked their heavier stuff, with The Glass Prison actually by my fav of theirs (that riff is bad***) When I initially heard this album, I was a little shocked at how heavy and dark it was, but soon realised that they would have made the album like that on purpose. Kudos

Squirrel
March 9th 2004


74 Comments


Great album, great review. More metal than lots of their other stuff, but thats not bad at all in my book; its new and different; something you'd expect from DT. I disagree with you saying This Dying Soul is the worst; i love it, the solo is godly and the verses are just very very weird

el doctor
March 9th 2004


83 Comments


Great review. I've been listening to this album more in anticipation for seeing them live. :D The album really extremely good, and it is nice to hear another side of Dream Theater. I really love just about every song on this album. After a while, the rap section in This Dying Soul didn't bother me. I especially like how Dream Theater isn't afraid to touch upon older songs in their newer albums. It really gives a flow from album to album.

To add to my previous comments, the full essence of the album is captured when played live. As I Am is just a rocking song and Petrucci's solo is a real crowd pleaser. Honor Thy Father is also such a high energy song. I was surprised how nice Vacant was, especially with the cello player. The cello also added some depth to SoC, which I now think is even more amazing. As time has passed since the albums release, ITNOG has quickly become one of my favorite Dream Theater songs. The intensity and energy in it when played live is incredible and the song is just classic Dream Theater.

BigBadBooDooDady
April 5th 2004


3 Comments


I got this album two weeks ago and just today was the first time another CD was put in to the CD player in my truck.

Love it.

The JoZ
April 17th 2004


345 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I just got this today, and I must say...This Dying Soul kicks all sorts of ass...I didn't need but one listen to 'get comfortable' with it :thumb:

I actually liked the rap bit from LaBrie...I also like Linkin Park, so that might have helped...but still

I think it's interesting how they recycled parts of The Glass Prison for This Dying Soul...I mean, normally, reusing parts of your own songs would probably be seen as lazy or uncreative, but I liked it here

Kaden
April 17th 2004


222 Comments


[QUOTE=The JoZ]I think it's interesting how they recycled parts of The Glass Prison for This Dying Soul...I mean, normally, reusing parts of your own songs would probably be seen as lazy or uncreative, but I liked it here[/QUOTE]
It's actually a continuation of the same song, which will continue on their next album.

The JoZ
April 17th 2004


345 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Yeah I know it's a continuation, that's why I liked it...they picked good riffs to reuse :thumb:

Jaydo
April 17th 2004


1 Comments


ToT is a good album but really don't think it lives up to Dream Theater's standards, some of the heavier tracks weren't very fascinating to me...

But then again, I think it would be very hard to top their last album, Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence, (6DOIT). I believe that is their best album yet.

The JoZ
April 22nd 2004


345 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Alright, I'm doing a bit of thread-bumping here, but I want some other opinions..

First I want to say that this is one of only two albums I own in which every song is rated five stars (in Windows Media Player, Lateralus is the other album)...it's just so good, I can't get enough of it...

...But does anyone else think that the In the Name of God guitar solo really sucks? It gets on my nerves...it feels rather emotionless and pointless...the bass below it is not exactly a killer riff, there's no keyboard, and the drumming is sub-par...and it's too long...it seems like Petrucci didn't know when to quit, at least in this song...every other solo is killer, but I just can't stand this one...anyone else who didn't like this solo as much/at all?

el doctor
April 22nd 2004


83 Comments


[QUOTE=Ganondorf]This was my first experience of DT, and I actually quite like it, but this album sounds very 'Metallica' ;)[/QUOTE]
First time I heard As I Am, I thought it was such a Metallica ripoff. :p
[QUOTE=The JoZ]Alright, I'm doing a bit of thread-bumping here, but I want some other opinions..

First I want to say that this is one of only two albums I own in which every song is rated five stars (in Windows Media Player, Lateralus is the other album)...it's just so good, I can't get enough of it...

...But does anyone else think that the In the Name of God guitar solo really sucks? It gets on my nerves...it feels rather emotionless and pointless...the bass below it is not exactly a killer riff, there's no keyboard, and the drumming is sub-par...and it's too long...it seems like Petrucci didn't know when to quit, at least in this song...every other solo is killer, but I just can't stand this one...anyone else who didn't like this solo as much/at all?[/QUOTE]
I can see where you say it drags on, but that song is just amazing in general. I personally really like the soloing. The song just comes off amazing live, definitely a classic Dream Theater song, although it may be a bit different. I think it helps to build up towards the end.
And specifically, are you talking about the spot aprox. 14 minutes in where the song changes and the bass line basically drops out to a very simple beat?

The JoZ
April 23rd 2004


345 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Uh...the song itself is 14:17 long...

The solo I'm talkin about runs from 8:38 to 9:16 in the song...yes the bass has a very simple beat, and even Portnoy isn't doing anything too special...

The song itself doesn't drag on...I love epic songs...it's just the solo is too monotonous to go on for almost a full minute

el doctor
April 23rd 2004


83 Comments


Sorry about that, I must've been looking at the total time instead of time elapsed. :p The original review says it has a samba feel, which I really wouldn't even know that is. I agree though, it is a bit empty at that part, but it makes the guitar more dominant, although may be a good or bad thing.

stray_d0g
May 18th 2004


1 Comments


[QUOTE=Ganondorf]This was my first experience of DT, and I actually quite like it, but this album sounds very 'Metallica' ;)[/QUOTE]

As someone who has been a fan of DT since he found a copy of When Dream and Day Unite in 1990 I agree. Thats not to say that I don't like it, because I do. In fact, I think its good to see them coming back to a more heavier style. My only gripe is that the album was a bit too much guitar oriented for my tastes and as a result is missing some of the special guitar/keyboard trade offs that make DT special.

And to add to the who is the best DT lyricist, the answer is simple: Kevin Moore (listen to their first 3 albums and you'll know what I mean).
:thumb:



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