Dream Theater Octavarium
» Back to review

Comments:Add a Comment 
Beachcoma
January 26th 2012


526 Comments


Great review, although I find this album to be consistently boring.

Spec
January 27th 2012


27167 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Very good review.

FrozenVain
February 14th 2012


2432 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This album is so darn cool. Some of my all time favorite prog songs are on this album like Panic Attack and Never Enough.

Great Review.

beefshoes
May 2nd 2012


3859 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Panic Attack and Sacrificed Sons the only songs on here that don't blatantly rip off another artist.

I just never really got into this album or any of the others that came out after Scenes From A Memory besides Black Clouds and Silver Linings.


Digging: The Contortionist - Language

KjSwantko
May 2nd 2012


9277 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

album sux dik

except "These Walls", that one's good.

Parallels
May 4th 2012


6641 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Muse's Stockholm Syndrome became Dream Theater's Never Enough
Dream Theater's Panic Attack became Muse's Assassin

and you thought DT was bs'ing that circle stuff

CrackeTheSkull
May 4th 2012


718 Comments


How can you not like the title track on this album seriously.

I mean I can see why this is at a 3.6 average tracks 2, 4 and 6 are pretty terrible but c'mon Octavarium rules. Almost as good as A Change of Seasons.

Parallels
May 4th 2012


6641 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Personally, I can hardly listen to the first 5 1/2 or so minutes of Octavarium (the song obv)

Vespiion
August 19th 2012


1222 Comments


I've only heard the title track off of this. I'm not sure if I want to hear the rest, because that song is too fucking amazing to ruin.

Digging: FKA Twigs - LP1

johnnydeking29
August 19th 2012


9047 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Muse's Stockholm Syndrome became Dream Theater's Never Enough"
I think you mean Hysteria, there's a bit in the solo that is scary similar

Digging: Envy - A Dead Sinking Story

climactic
August 19th 2012


18907 Comments


prophets of war from systematic chaos is also borderline muse ripoff

truekebabpower
August 19th 2012


639 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yup, mike portnoy is a big fan of muse's absolution, I think he named it his favourite album of the decade. At times the similarities are scary and it sometimes seems they deliberately set out to write a song that sounded like Muse. On the other hand it just shows dream theater are in principle just fanboys like us and not some pretentious assholes some people believe them to be.

DarkSideOfLucca
August 19th 2012


3273 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Just because they have influences doesn't mean they're not pretentious assholes, and this is coming from someone who loves (most of) Dream Theater.

NoMeansYes
August 20th 2012


1012 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Absolutely, see them live for the full effect. They are near flawless live, but boy do they know it.

truekebabpower
August 20th 2012


639 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

if they have to be pretentious assholes to make good music I'm fine with it actually

UrAssIsMyHat
August 20th 2012


155 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This is the album where Dream Theater died

NoMeansYes
August 20th 2012


1012 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

if they have to be pretentious assholes to make good music I'm fine with it actually

So am I

Systematic chaos missed the mark, but the next two are pretty good


truekebabpower
August 20th 2012


639 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dream theater was the first bigger band I saw live along with opeth and bigelf on the progressive nation tour and they were great and all especially portnoy was on fire.
but I can't help but feel their music isn't very suitable for a live environment (standing venue that is), also James has trouble with some high notes (poor guy dissapeared numerous times from the stage for more than a few minutes during the long solos).
I was much more impressed with opeth; maybe I should've seen DT in an actual theater, I heard they played those in Asia at least.

NoMeansYes
August 20th 2012


1012 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Totally agree, James obviously isn't the greatest singer but he does his job, and yeah the high notes can be problem for him live. instrumentally, I have never seen them put a foot wrong, not one of them.
Yeah, Live at the Budokan in Japan is a prime example of how their concerts should be. Does look more like a classical audience though, with polite clapping in between songs lol

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
August 20th 2012


31161 Comments


I've heard Japanese audiences are kinda like that haha

Digging: LV and Joshua Idehen - Islands



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy