Dream Theater Album Info
2013-07-09 by Drummerboy123 | 76 Comments

Dream Theater have announced the track listing and the cover art of their new self-titled album due for release on 24th September.

Track listing:
1. False Awakening Suite
i. Sleep Paralysis
ii. Night Terrors
iii. Lucid Dream
2. The Enemy Inside
3. The Looking Glass
4. Enigma Machine
5. The Bigger Picture
6. Behind the Veil
7. Surrender to Reason
8. Along for the Ride
9. Illumination Theory
i. Paradoxe de la Lumière Noire
ii. Live, Die, Kill
iii. The Embracing Circle
iv. The Pursuit of Truth
v. Surrender, Trust & Passion

The cover art and relating Facebook post can be viewed below:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151476148432181&set=a.48762594718 0.264700.7677942180&type=1&theater

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Band Page: Dream Theater

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thespaceforthis
July 9th 2013

518 Comments


a new dt album, what a terrible year for prog metal

KILL
July 9th 2013

70550 Comments


this is gonna be the best album ever stfu

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MadMikeLove
July 9th 2013

651 Comments


will be soooooo good loljk.

KILL
July 9th 2013

70550 Comments


1. False Awakening Suite

omfg

KILL
July 9th 2013

70550 Comments


labrie all over my mush

thespaceforthis
July 9th 2013

518 Comments


1. False Awakening Suite

omfg

omg must be a sign

KILL
July 9th 2013

70550 Comments


iv. The Pursuit of Truth

even piss will dig it!

thespaceforthis
July 9th 2013

518 Comments


it might be good, mike mangina is a good drummer

DrHouseSchuldiner
July 9th 2013

5643 Comments


Aoty prob

ViperAces
July 9th 2013

12375 Comments


"iv. The Pursuit of Truth

even piss will dig it!"
lol
titan already posted this. actually seems awesome. cover is ok i guess?

thespaceforthis
July 9th 2013

518 Comments


i wonder how big petruccis biceps are now

TooLateToGoBack
July 9th 2013

1751 Comments


neckbeards rejoice!

Sheaiskl
July 9th 2013

813 Comments


guaranteed >4

KILL
July 9th 2013

70550 Comments


bet this is better than new queensryche whos with me hell yes

Mabbitt
July 9th 2013

1323 Comments


*fanboy explodes all over the place*

Cover art is about what I expected: simple and with the DT logo.

Tracklist seems good. Can't wait to hear False Awakening Suite and The Illumination Theory, always loved their multi-part epics.

Sheaiskl
July 9th 2013

813 Comments


When they do anything to do with sleep it fukin rules

Drummerboy123
July 9th 2013

2312 Comments


"what a terrible year for prog metal"

Dude new Cynic comes out this year what ya on abart?

Also, interesting track names. Expecting a 20+ minute epic on 'ere.

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KILL
July 9th 2013

70550 Comments


drummerboy which song are you gonna cover first on your DRUMS

Drummerboy123
July 9th 2013

2312 Comments


Also, I could make that cover art in photoshop in about 5 mins.

Simple, but lazy, Was expecting something a but more out there.

KILL
July 9th 2013

70550 Comments


does that mean all of em

thespaceforthis
July 9th 2013

518 Comments


Drummerboy123, right, my bad


NeroCorleone80
July 9th 2013

28372 Comments


Almost certain to be average

KILL
July 9th 2013

70550 Comments


i'll fight you dude

Spag
July 9th 2013

1714 Comments



drummerboy which song are you gonna cover first on your DRUMS

LOL

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dante1991
July 9th 2013

512 Comments


Track names have me very intrigued, probably the most prog metal sounding names they've had in a while. False awakening suite and illumination theory I think will be awesome.

Also, I dig the cover. It's simple, yes, but has an edge of mystery and suits the fact it's self titled. I prefer it to ADTOE's cover.

Digging: Opeth - Pale Communion

thespaceforthis
July 9th 2013

518 Comments


no ill fight ya KILL, then we can have a few beers




KILL
July 9th 2013

70550 Comments


bloody good show mate

DegausserGuernica24
July 9th 2013

1134 Comments


Yep. Dream Theater.

Drummerboy123
July 9th 2013

2312 Comments


"drummerboy which song are you gonna cover first on your DRUMS"

I don't cover songs, I cover albums bitch.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2013

49770 Comments


Please be better than the last one

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Sheaiskl
July 9th 2013

813 Comments


chocolate cake guitar mmmmmm

KILL
July 9th 2013

70550 Comments


treb you just know this is aoty dont even doubt

Spag
July 9th 2013

1714 Comments


new Haken will be better

thespaceforthis
July 9th 2013

518 Comments


strong aoty contender

thespaceforthis
July 9th 2013

518 Comments


like die antwoord

KILL
July 9th 2013

70550 Comments


haken? more like whacken boom

Spag
July 9th 2013

1714 Comments


burrrrrn you know I pronounced it as Hacken forever it's actually pronounced as Hacon lol.

Green Baron
July 9th 2013

17911 Comments


should have just called it DT

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Darkwatch025
July 9th 2013

166 Comments


Their last album is one of their best. Breaking All Illusions, Outcry, and Bridges in the sky were all epic songs. I hope this one is just as good if not better.

Mabbitt
July 9th 2013

1323 Comments


Last album was exactly what I wanted (a return to form after Portnoy kept trying to push them in other directions) hopefully this one has a bit more experimentation and more prog than metal.

JS19
July 9th 2013

4158 Comments


We'll see. If this isn't a hell of a lot better than the last one I will just give up on the band

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MajorStupidity
July 9th 2013

10 Comments


I am excited to see if they improve on the drumming. Mangini in ADTOE was completely competent, but he was missing the flair of early Portnoy. Hoping that we can see what he is really capable of here. I am wondering why they are producing a self-titled album for their 12th album...

chug73
July 9th 2013

907 Comments


I have high hopes for this.

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bloc
July 9th 2013

34669 Comments


Anyone else think the album cover looks like an ad for a luxury car?

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ProjectFreak
July 9th 2013

1293 Comments


the question is, will this be just bad, or hilariously bad?

also WOW that album art is douchey

KILL
July 9th 2013

70550 Comments


it wont quite be project 86 lvl sadly

Earendil
July 9th 2013

9 Comments


Is everyone on this site 13?

KILL
July 9th 2013

70550 Comments


i'm 47 so no

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 9th 2013

15332 Comments


Enjoyed these guys' noodlings and aimless 16 minute songs when I was in college...haven't heard anything I've liked in a long time though. Doubt this will be different, sorry Kill.

I'll still listen, of course, in case it's the second coming of Scenes From a Memory. That shit ruled.

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ThatDude
July 9th 2013

13 Comments


I'm very looking forward to this one. This album is now really the new rebirth of DT.

John Myung wrote some lyrics again, there is an instrumental track, I feel pretty good about this.

NightmareCinema16
July 10th 2013

2016 Comments


Just so long as this album isn't heavily dominated by Petrucci, it should be better in some way. From what I heard, the lyrics are more balanced and now Mangini is involved in writing the music as well.

TronaldDump
July 10th 2013

475 Comments


There is already good signs about this album: Epic opener, epic closer, instrumental, Myung lyrics, Mangini involved.

No doubt there will be several gems on this disc, but the question is, will there also be duds? Every DT album since Scenes has had some dud songs, which is arguably one of the primary reasons why every album post-Scenes are inferior to Images, Awake, and Scenes--inconsistency.

KjSwantko
July 10th 2013

9052 Comments


Will be amazing. 5/5

Avagantamos
July 10th 2013

1787 Comments


I will get this

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Mabbitt
July 10th 2013

1323 Comments


Every DT album since Scenes has had some dud songs, which is arguably one of the primary reasons why every album post-Scenes are inferior to Images, Awake, and Scenes--inconsistency


This. Except I honestly thought ADTOE was one of their most consistent releases in a long time. (with Breaking All Illusions being the obvious standout)

tempest--
July 10th 2013

12581 Comments


hey i added this album to the database how come it got deleted DAMN YOU MODS

TronaldDump
July 10th 2013

475 Comments


"This. Except I honestly thought ADTOE was one of their most consistent releases in a long time. (with Breaking All Illusions being the obvious standout)"

The dud in ADTOE is BMU,BMD by far.

dante1991
July 10th 2013

512 Comments


'The dud in ADTOE is BMU,BMD by far.'

Kind of true, it's definitely weaker than the others and it was actually recorded after the other songs as a bit of an afterthought to add another "metal" song to the album.

Saying that, I do dig it and the short keyboard solo 2/3 though is cool, plus it's way better than the singles on the previous few such as "I Walk Beside You", "Constant Motion", "Wither" etc

Sheaiskl
July 10th 2013

813 Comments


Apart from Wither, Black Clouds was their best form in a long time imo

dante1991
July 10th 2013

512 Comments


^ It was a great album I agree. "Count" is awesome. It's odd because on the DT fansites they consider ADTOE to be the best since Six Degrees, but Sput seems to have the opposite opinion.

I really liked it. People bash the ballads but I dug them and the drumming but it was still better than the drumming on the majority of other metal releases tbh. Also, it was nice to have an album not so metal oriented and more melodic in nature. Just my opinion, I'm well aware most here don't share it.

NightmareCinema16
July 10th 2013

2016 Comments


I especially love the musicallity of Black Clouds the most in the post-Scenes DT collection the most. However, some of the lyrics are rather divorced in comparison to their earlier works.

Sheaiskl
July 10th 2013

813 Comments


^^ yep.

Ikarus14
July 10th 2013

532 Comments


Although my expectations are low, I really hope they prove me wrong.

MO
July 10th 2013

18222 Comments


will suck go figure

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Motiv3
July 10th 2013

8906 Comments


Have hope for this album. Let's hope DT go in a different direction though I know that is very unlikely.

Digging: Opeth - Pale Communion

Motiv3
July 10th 2013

8906 Comments


"Apart from Wither, Black Clouds was their best form in a long time imo"

This.

NeroCorleone80
July 10th 2013

28372 Comments


It was their best since 6 Degrees

Motiv3
July 10th 2013

8906 Comments


6 degrees -> Black Clouds = 9 years. Long enough to be honest.

Mabbitt
July 10th 2013

1323 Comments


I feel like the only person who didn't care for Black Clouds.. It wasn't horrible, but I can live
without it.. I was glad that they didn't play anything from it the most recent time I saw them live.


I did enjoy Count of Tuscany, but a lot of the songs sounded forced and it took their cheesy lyrics to
a whole new level. It was at least their most consistent in a while though, so that was good.



Tyrael
July 10th 2013

20725 Comments


Will probably be average like their last one

pity

climactic
July 10th 2013

18314 Comments


their most pretentious song titles yet

ViperAces
July 10th 2013

12375 Comments


you must have faith tyrael

bloc
July 10th 2013

34669 Comments


Song titles seem in the norm, really.

Apart from Wither, Black Clouds was their best form in a long time imo

Wither was still great imo. I love the solo in it.

Pebster49
July 11th 2013

2991 Comments


I agree Black Clouds was pretty amazing.

tempest--
July 11th 2013

12581 Comments


Plebster49

OmairSh
July 14th 2013

9959 Comments


Live, Die, KILL

wtf

"Apart from Wither, Black Clouds was their best form in a long time imo"

No no no nnnnnooo

Album will be typical DT trying to please their fanbase

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