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James LaBrie has made a new track called “One More Time” available for streaming (courtesy of AOL’s Noisecreep). The song is taken from his upcoming solo album, Static Impulse, which will be released on September 28 through InsideOut Music.

 

James LaBrie is best known for his work with Dream Theater, but they’re not his only musical endeavor. Most people probably don’t know that he released his first solo album, Elements of Persuasion, back in 2005. It was a powerful album that would probably surprise a lot of Dream Theater fans due to its heaviness. Well, it seems that this album is going to surprise even more people. The song is heavy and aggressive but combined with a huge chorus that rivals anything that he has done with Dream Theater. What is going to surprise people even more is the aggressive side of James’ voice. If the rest of the album is anything like this, it has the potential to be great.





Willie
07.28.10
Ok, so it's not exactly metalcore but it's still surprising considering the fact that most people don't assume that he's one of the DT guys into heavier music.

thediamondcanopy
07.28.10
Eh.

Deviant.
07.28.10
This is awesome

PanasonicYouth
07.28.10
if he did this in dream theater, i might actually listen to them once in a while
but noo he's gotta be a cheesy butthole and sing like he's in a power metal band
ugh i freaking hate dream theater

BallsToTheWall
07.28.10
Sounds oddly like Speed Strid when he screams and that hairy ape from Coheed And Cambria when he sings.

Ire
07.28.10
whoa

eternium
07.28.10
Sounds like As I Lay Dying or Unearth, but with him singing.

Ire
07.28.10
Vocals remind me of In Flames and Lilitu. Time for fanboyism.

BallsToTheWall
07.28.10
Not at all.

Ire
07.28.10
cmon

BallsToTheWall
07.28.10
This is a Soilwork song pure and simple. The Swedish riffs, the harsh vocals, heavy verse to clean singing, yeah, this is definitely Stabbing The Drama.

bloc
07.28.10
OMG THIS IS AWESOME

botb
07.28.10
WHAAAAAAA this is sweet

Prolapse
07.28.10
Holy shit

Willie
07.28.10
Come on Balls. The musicianship on this is infinitely better than Stabbing the Drama, and the bass playing before the solo is beyond Soilwork's wildest dreams.

LegendofPittman
07.28.10
If he screamed in Dream Theater, I would like them A LOT more. The chorus cheesed this up of course.

Obfuscation24
07.28.10
It's aight

BallsToTheWall
07.28.10
This is exactly the fucking same as STD in sound and structure, however that's my favorite album from them so I don't hate it.

botb
07.28.10
the drumming in STD is fucking awesome.

Willie
07.28.10
I'm a fan of Figure Number Five, myself.

Off topic, I finally listened to that Brave album that you reviewed last year. It's damn good.

FlawedPerfection
07.28.10
fiyah

crowing51
07.28.10
I like this....i like this quite a bit.

BallsToTheWall
07.28.10
Half those people in Brave are in that band While Heaven Wept.

Willie
07.28.10
Just did a bit more reading and it's Peter Wildoer doing the drums on this album (Arch Enemy, Darkane, Pestilence).

fromtheinside
07.28.10
song was really good. thanks for posting this.

bloc
07.28.10
I never have a problem with LaBrie's singing, but damn the screaming is just way better on this.

Willie
07.28.10
I've never had a problem with James LaBrie's voice either, but this is definitely beyond what I thought he could do.

--Half those people in Brave are in that band While Heaven Wept.--

That explains a lot. Both are great bands.

witchxrapist
07.28.10
his screaming is A LOT better than his singing

PanasonicYouth
07.28.10
this is all probably studio work
i wanna hear this shit live

EasternLight
07.28.10
WHAT

Willie
07.28.10
I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, especially since they probably won't tour for this (I can't remember if they toured for his last solo release).

kingsoby1
07.28.10
i dont think this kind of music is very interesting live tbh.

this is alright. is it labrie screaming or someone else?

Willie
07.28.10
It's LaBrie. I don't think most metalcore stuff is very interesting either, but this has the potential to be much less generic.

tiesthatbind
07.28.10
Woah...

SowingSeason
07.28.10
no fucking way haahahahah this is AWESOME

Comatorium.
07.28.10
I enjoyed this. da fuck??? everyone knows i hate the shit out of dream theater. but this is damn good minus the cheese in the chorus.

Willie
07.28.10
Did you listen to the song? It's actually good.

chug73
07.28.10
Interesting....
I'm not totally sold on it but I am certainly interested and surprised
Perhaps if he did this every now and then in DT, I have always thought he was the weakest link ever since his voice got screwed up in the 90's. His clean vocals sound so inspired here.
But this is way too 'core for my tastes. Sounds like As I Lay Dying/old Bullet for My Valentine.
Or maybe he should try going lower into death growl territory, I mean this song shows the man can do something different.

ShinXetsu
07.28.10
Holy shit LaBrie where did you pull this out? If DT you know, changed it up and let Labrie contribute some of these ideas, we could see them expanding their horizons even more!

fromtheinside
07.28.10
is his previous solo effort worth it?
sound anything like this?

Athom
07.28.10
not gonna lie, i enjoyed that

WeepingBanana
07.28.10
at first i was like "i'm not touching this with a ten foot pole"

but now after all these positive comments i'm like "i might consider touching this with a ten foot pole"

AnotherBrick
07.28.10
wow lol wasnt expecting that. that was fucking sweet

Parallels
07.28.10
james labrie already has a song called one last time.
dream theater made another song almost 10+ years later called one last time.
now james has a one MORE time? interesting.
Song rulez, as does every dream theater song and james labrie material

Acre
07.28.10
Um, guys, I'm pretty sure it's not LaBrie screaming. Blabbermouth reported that it was Peter Wildoer from Darkane.



PanasonicYouth
07.28.10
fuckin knew it

cinaedus
07.28.10
wow this is awesome. sounds nothing like labrie

Willie
07.28.10
--is his previous solo effort worth it?
sound anything like this?--

I think it's worth it. It's heavier and more metal than DT but nothing as extreme as this.

--Um, guys, I'm pretty sure it's not LaBrie screaming. Blabbermouth reported that it was Peter Wildoer from Darkane. --

From an interview I read, he contributed backing vocals. All of the main vocals are James (growls and singing).

SCREAM!
07.28.10
I dont see why people are jumping on this...its pretty standard stuff tbh

Bass solo was cool though

beefshoes
07.28.10
I just can't buy this.....Song is really good but I just don't believe LaBrie is Growling.

VicariousIntent
07.28.10
I really enjoyed that, but there's no way I can believe that's Labrie screaming. I've never had a problem with his voice though. But there's no way that's him screaming.

Poet
07.28.10
Well that was nifty.

ipunchscenekids
07.28.10
WHAT THE FUCK D:

WHY DOESN'T HE DO THIS IN DREAM THEATER

Deviant.
07.28.10
Because PORTNOY GROWL PORTNOY SMASH

ipunchscenekids
07.28.10
Just kidding it wasn't him screaming, so dissapoint.

bloc
07.28.10
Personally, I'd never listen to this song more than a few times if it was any other singer, but the fact that LaBrie is screaming just makes me come back.

botb
07.28.10
i'm pretty sure it is labrie screaming tbh

JWT155
07.28.10
That was awesome.

botb
07.28.10
yeah i think it's james. it doesn't sound like the darkane guy

Yazz_Flute
07.28.10
Damn that was surprising, why couldn't he do that in Octavarium?

Sounds like a mix of Speed Strid and uh, the guy from Mercenary.

beefshoes
07.28.10
tbh Portnoy's grows/vocals ruined Systematic Chaos and A Nightmare To Remember.

Yazz_Flute
07.28.10
The keys actually remind me a little of Bodom.

tiesthatbind
07.28.10
DAY AFTER DAY
AND NIGHT AFTER NIGHT

Locrian
07.28.10
Goddamn, this is excellent. I had no idea he could scream like that.

Tyler
07.28.10
It's the guy from Darkane doing the growls.

shindip
07.28.10
Wow, this is sick. Why doesnt he try this in DT

Willie
07.28.10
It may very well be the guy from Darkane (according to Blabbermouth), but I could swear that I read an interview that said it was James…

Yazz_Flute
07.28.10
I'll be disappointed if it's not Labrie.

Song is motherfucking catchy though, i'd take it over the whole of Systematic Chaos.

Tyler
07.28.10
I went and listened to a few bites from Darkane songs and it's almost definitely not LaBrie. The similarity is too, uh, similar to me believe otherwise.

Emim
07.28.10
bloc
07.28.10
"OMG THIS IS AWESOME"


You would...

BrahTheSunGod
07.28.10
Whoa. Wow. That was a huge surprise. The instruments on this are actually really really impressive too.

vanderb0b
07.28.10
Holy fuck.......Did he really do those harsh vocals?

ShadowRemains
07.28.10
whoa, i really don't like Dream Theater at all, but that was actually pretty cool

TheSpirit
07.28.10
This was okay. HIs screamed vocals do seem a lot like Speed's though. Idk, I kinda of feel like the beginning is too cluttered for it's own good.

DestroyHim
07.28.10
lol that was a surprise. But I hate his cleans SO f*ckin much, they could murder just about any song.

TheStarclassicTreatment
07.28.10
That was awesome, the chorus is huge

Sound
07.28.10
This would be pretty cool if that was actually James screaming.


zuzek
07.28.10
Shame LaBrie never sounded good. This is no different.

bloc
07.28.10
"You would..."

Emim no like the song? But yes, if LaBrie isn't the one doing the harshes, the hell with this.

AngelofDeath
07.28.10
You guys have no idea what you're talking about. This sounds exactly like Dream Theater. Just with hardcore vocals.

AngelofDeath
07.28.10
Er, metalcore lol.

wyankeif1337
07.28.10
damn good stuff here...

wyankeif1337
07.28.10
it's like DT learned to write a cohesive song and then added screaming

fr33convict
07.28.10
Metalcore? Not really. But his screaming is much better than his singing and the song is decent.

Tyler
07.28.10
Not his screaming.

fr33convict
07.28.10
oh then i don't care anymore.

sniper
07.28.10
k i liked that.

Emim
07.28.10
"Emim no like the song? But yes, if LaBrie isn't the one doing the harshes, the hell with this."

After actually listening to this, I am def getting the album when it drops. I second your second sentiment as well; this had better be all LaBrie.

botb
07.28.10
i really don't think it's the guy from darkane.

Emim
07.28.10
It does kind of sound like LaBrie.

Maniac!
07.28.10
if he did this in dream theater, i might actually listen to them once in a while
but noo he's gotta be a cheesy butthole and sing like he's in a power metal band
ugh i freaking hate dream theater

Nagrarok
07.28.10
His singing here is actually far more bearable than in DT.

Disconnected
07.28.10
It's definitely another guy doing the screaming because about 50 seconds into the song, if you listen really closely you can hear the screaming in the background while LaBrie is singing.

Willie
07.28.10
Yeah and vocal layering is such a new studio trick that he definitely couldn't have used it.

Yazz_Flute
07.28.10
he actually recorded the whole album in one take on a tape recorded so it's obviously not Labrie

Ire
07.28.10
lol

Yazz_Flute
07.28.10
derp

Ire
07.28.10
nightmurrr

bloc
07.28.10
"Yeah and vocal layering is such a new studio trick that he definitely couldn't have used it."

So cold

tiesthatbind
07.29.10
Since LaBrie's doing metalcore, he should call his band Jun Theater.

Static
07.29.10
quite solid. good for him.

botb
07.29.10
this really isn't metalcore at all though. but it'd be a great name if it was.

DestroyHim
07.29.10
'It's definitely another guy doing the screaming because about 50 seconds into the song, if you listen really closely you can hear the screaming in the background while LaBrie is singing. '

lool. I can only hope you're not really that slow.

PanasonicYouth
07.29.10
is it just me or does he look like dani filth in that picture?
i think its just me

qwe3
07.29.10
meh

Yazz_Flute
07.29.10
yeah it's just you

his goatee is looking particularly square though

PanasonicYouth
07.29.10
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ca/Cradle_of_Filth_-_Kuopio_Rockcock_-_Dani_Filth_01.JPG

for reference
they look similar imo

TheFantasticDangler
07.29.10
Wow, I'm really surprised by this. Song wasn't bad at all. Screaming was really cool to hear from him.

climactic
07.29.10
I just read on the official Dream Theater website that it is the guy from Darkane doing drums and screaming, Case closed

http://www.dreamtheater.net/news_labrie.php

second paragraph

bloc
07.30.10
Damn

PanasonicYouth
07.30.10
well then DT should just fire labrie and hire this guy

Yazz_Flute
07.30.10
fuck that song sucks now

Emim
07.30.10
Never listening to this again.

AnotherBrick
07.30.10
"Because PORTNOY GROWL PORTNOY SMASH"

hahahahhahahahahhaa fucking made me laugh so hard

BrahTheSunGod
07.30.10
well then DT should just fire labrie and hire this guy [2]

Yazz_Flute
08.01.10
This reminds me of Mutiny Within a little.

Bfhurricane
08.03.10
Holy crap. Coming from a DT fanboy and a fan of Elements of Persuasion, this kicks some ass.

Yazz_Flute
08.03.10
THERE WAS REALLY NOTHING THAT I COULD DOOOO

Whispered4tw
08.04.10
God, those screams are fucking horrible. But I think Labrie sounds decent as always, really. If he doesn't go to high with his voice it's actually a pretty good singer.

And don't ask me why, but I somehow love the cover art.

Yazz_Flute
08.05.10
SEND CRAYZEH SHEEEVERS UUUP AND DOOOWN MAH SPIIIIIINE

Destructerator
09.11.10
This bodes well for the new DT, if James gets a bigger involvement in the writing process.

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