New Dream Theater Song
2013-08-05 by Marko | 121 Comments

Highly successful progressive metal act Dream Theater have streamed a song off of their upcoming self-titled album. This will be their twelfth studio album and is scheduled for release on September 23rd 2013.

The new song, entitled 'The Enemy Inside' can be heard here:
http://www.progrockmag.com/news/dream-theater-premiere-the-enemy-inside/

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OmairSh
August 5th 2013
11024 Comments


Haha Marko that was quick. The quality is horrendous, I'm surprised they're premiering such bad
quality. Chorus is catchy but the track is generic as predicted (I know its the single but the guys
said they were treading "new ground" or whatever), is there a bass track btw?

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Vajs
August 5th 2013
6 Comments


great song, not an immediate wow, but have a feeling it'll grow on me ^^ ... anyways, for everyone who is experiencing difficulties with the stream because of location, here: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=193353 ... like I said, not an immediate wow, but then again, takes time for Mangini's credibility to become accepted ... still, the song has a kind of a train of thought ring to it, with the second part being a not at all bad epilogue to the dance of eternity, doesn't sound bad at all

JS19
August 5th 2013
4252 Comments


Oh :[ It's sad that what used to one of my favourite bands has just sort of whimpered out into this pile of steaming crap.

At least the drums sound better...

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beefshoes
August 5th 2013
3844 Comments


It was somewhat good until the vocals came in. Completely predictable and not that great of a song either.

Digging: The Contortionist - Language

OmairSh
August 5th 2013
11024 Comments


Thats the problem JP's too focused on being a riff machine as opposed to quality songwriter. Every metal guitarist can riff. They need to move away from the metal aspect of their music and go towards more interesting genres which they can blend witht heir style, jazz, electronica, ambient, etc. Its like they have to have a million notes in every album otherwise its not a good album, is that how bands like Pink Floyd composed?

JS19
August 5th 2013
4252 Comments


Yeah this is definitely a better single that Build Me Up, Break Me Down though. Not all is lost. the longer suite songs on the album might be amazing (long shot)

OmairSh
August 5th 2013
11024 Comments


Yeah for that period in time it was very refreshing, that was 20 odd years ago dude

beefshoes
August 5th 2013
3844 Comments


^
There's nothing progressive about Dream Theater anymore. Since Train of Though, all it's been about is playing as technical as possible and seeing how many riffs they can paste into a song. Clearly evident when you look at how awful the lyrics have been in the past ten years.

Underflow
August 5th 2013
2562 Comments


That's how bands like Dream Theater compose. This new song is okay, but Labrie's voice is not at all
suited for a metal approach; he sounds utterly horrendous until the chorus comes in. I was also hoping
that the band would abandon the notoriously goofy SNES keyboard sounds, and they seemed to have done
so for until the last 3rd of the song. Sounds far, far too silly to be taken seriously.

MalConstant
August 5th 2013
62 Comments


Petrucci kills it. Vocals are pretty awful, but I LOVE the solos in this song.

OmairSh
August 5th 2013
11024 Comments


The SNES keyboard sounds are great, but he's used them to death, and then some. You can tell by the structure that the band uses the same layout to compose, they're still bent on have the unisons on nearly every song, its like there are so many ways to compose and you;re sticking with whatever you're comfortable with becasue you're afraid of the reaction you'll get by fans (at least thats my conclusion). Why do they make Myung record the bass parts when they're not even going to feature him on the track

Ignimbrite
August 5th 2013
5331 Comments


Train of Thought is aight but I've never taken a liking to anything else from these guys and this song changes nothing. A bunch of incredibly talented musicians who can't write a coherent song for crap.

NapalmCrusader
August 5th 2013
1737 Comments


Reminds me a lot of the material of train of thought, systematic chaos and a dramatic turn of events with a shorter length. Pretty enjoyable and has a very good instrumental work, as always La Brie voice is the weakest point

Underflow
August 5th 2013
2562 Comments


The song is actually coherent, but it's not particularly exciting.

bloc
August 5th 2013
34847 Comments


Damn can't listen to any of the links because of location or some shit.

Digging: Interpol - El Pintor

TheNotrap
August 5th 2013
8065 Comments


Bad snare sound...song's ok (3/5).

Digging: Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain

OmairSh
August 5th 2013
11024 Comments


JP, MP have always worn their influences on their shoulder, they rip off PF and Metallica a lot, and I think they're still stuck in that mindset and are always thinking "what would Metallica/PF, etc. do?"

Mabbitt
August 5th 2013
1363 Comments


ooooommmmmmmggggggg

It's pretty decent. I like Mangini's drums. I just wish the sound quality was better.

Can't wait to hear the non-singles (what are those called?)

OmairSh
August 5th 2013
11024 Comments


Cock, suckers are 2 that I know of. This tracks title is fitting since the generic composing is the enemy inside, but they're definitely not running away from it.

LilLioness
August 5th 2013
2496 Comments


Hmmm, not available at my location...

Mabbitt
August 5th 2013
1363 Comments


Okay, now that I'm done listening to it...

It was good, but a little bland. I'm okay with this because I love the typical Dream Theater sound, but I do wish there was a bit of variation in the songwriting. This is a single though, so i'm not surprised.

KILL
August 5th 2013
71743 Comments


the enemy within>

but yea their singles are usually the worst on the album so we live in hope!

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ViperAces
August 5th 2013
12428 Comments


i liked it very much

NapalmCrusader
August 5th 2013
1737 Comments


If you need a link for the song check this, was very useful for a guy of a thrid world country like me http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2013/08/04/dream-theater-enemy-inside-premiere/2613895/

Hoppoman
August 5th 2013
634 Comments


I enjoyed the song, may end up getting the vinyl for the sugary sweet quality.

NightmareCinema16
August 5th 2013
2016 Comments


Why is everyone being so Quality-bombing about this song? They've been doing it this way for over 25 years and you all only start complaining now? I was shamed by the fact that you all expect something good out of a DT single when it's usually only for commercial purposes. Perhaps you guys could've said the same about anything else, which I find to be a very unruly statement. Obviously you guys think the group is no longer the same. It's one song. We haven't even seen the album yet. Save your criticism for when the real thing comes out. >:

KILL
August 5th 2013
71743 Comments


tis the stream i reckons

MyMentality
August 5th 2013
70 Comments


Hell yeah, was expecting this to be a lot worse. It's by far the best single they've released in my opinion!

KILL
August 5th 2013
71743 Comments


better than take the time? home? lie? nig plz

NightmareCinema16
August 5th 2013
2016 Comments


Personally, I thought it was decent. I'm kind've frightened by half the other users opinions right now. After all, it's just a single.

MyMentality
August 5th 2013
70 Comments


"Can't wait to hear the non-singles (what are those called?)"

Those are called epics^



NightmareCinema16
August 5th 2013
2016 Comments


Well, the last attempts of epics were The Count of Tuscany and A Nightmare to Remember. Nightmare was the better of the two.

KILL
August 5th 2013
71743 Comments


nah

NightmareCinema16
August 5th 2013
2016 Comments


Assumed you say that. Knowing my luck, you'll prob give this something less than a 3. XD

Fieryfenderz
August 5th 2013
1439 Comments


Good drums and interesting guitar stuff. Besides that, fuck James Labrie.

dante1991
August 5th 2013
534 Comments


This was a great song! I agree with nightmare's frustrations - I'm not sure what you guys expected. This is proggy, heavy and has a great melodic/commerical appeal. It's certainly one of their best singles if you ask me!

Mabbitt
August 5th 2013
1363 Comments


"Those are called epics^"

Haha well I suppose.

"Well, the last attempts of epics were The Count of Tuscany and A Nightmare to Remember. Nightmare was the better of the two."

Honestly, I would say Breaking All Illusions counts. It was the longest song on ADTOE, and plus it was incredible.

Also, I prefer Count of Tuscany to ANTR

Mabbitt
August 5th 2013
1363 Comments


Why is everyone being so Quality-bombing about this song? They've been doing it this way for over 25 years and you all only start complaining now?


I think people are just disappointed that a band who once was considered "progressive" are now playing it safe and not progressing. The only thing I found disappointing about this song was the audio quality, but not the song itself.

Madbutcher3
August 5th 2013
1135 Comments


Riffs aren't too bad though it's still very predictable.

dante1991
August 5th 2013
534 Comments


^in fairness, dt are aiming for a more structured outing with this one whilst keeping their roots and in this song I think they've achieved that. Just wait for illumination theory, I'm sure that 20 min epic will satisfy everyone's epic prog needs ;-)

Underflow
August 5th 2013
2562 Comments


Nightmare better than Count of Tuscany? I've literally never heard that opinion before haha.

JaySpiral
August 5th 2013
753 Comments


Agree the mixing is just terrible. But the song is freakin awesome.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 5th 2013
50328 Comments


wouldn't let me listen

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OmairSh
August 5th 2013
11024 Comments


We expect DT to write quality music, well I don't anymore, lowering my expectations helps ease the pain

tempest--
August 5th 2013
13429 Comments


5/5 best new prog

NightmareCinema16
August 5th 2013
2016 Comments


Baseline, third world country, huh? Internet must be like a luxury there.

NeroCorleone80
August 5th 2013
28988 Comments


Screw this, I'm jamming Images

OmairSh
August 5th 2013
11024 Comments


5/5 best new prog[2]

Will crap all over new FW m/

Futures
August 5th 2013
10571 Comments


Song is pretty great.

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Parallels
August 5th 2013
6641 Comments


Who's the girl on the far right?


jk...

mursu
August 5th 2013
254 Comments


The song was pretty good. I'm interested in hearing the rest of the album.

Digging: Haken - Visions

Voltimand
August 5th 2013
34 Comments


Anyone reminded a little of the band Redemption by this song?

beefshoes
August 5th 2013
3844 Comments


Shitty single compared to Rite of Passage if you ask me.
That song was actually memorable and had that badass iphone thing in the middle.

OmairSh
August 5th 2013
11024 Comments


Volti thats funny since Redemptions influnced by DT

tiesthatbind
August 5th 2013
7374 Comments


I like it.

Digging: xSPONGEXCOREx - How Tough Are Yah?

TronaldDump
August 5th 2013
479 Comments


Better than Build Me Up, Break Me Down. Not bad at all, but I can't help but refer back to when Petrucci said his guitar on this album would sound like a "rich piece of chocolate cake." Well, this song has A LOT of guitar in it, so much where it sounds like it's being smothered in my face.

OmairSh
August 5th 2013
11024 Comments


Well atleast they could have released the good quality version, sounds like a rich piece of cakes being puked out

ThatDude
August 5th 2013
15 Comments


I usually don't like to base my opinion on their singles, but damn if the album is as good as this song, it's an instabuy.

Digging: Hatchet - Dawn Of The End

Mabbitt
August 5th 2013
1363 Comments


Shitty single compared to Rite of Passage if you ask me.


I really don't know how I feel about that song, but I liked On The Backs of Angels much more as a first single.

OmairSh
August 5th 2013
11024 Comments


The band has removed the song after all the negative comments

Friday13th
August 5th 2013
2424 Comments


I liked the riff and wankery and that's about it haha

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TronaldDump
August 5th 2013
479 Comments


And I swear it sounds like LaBrie is doing karaoke to his own vocals in this song.

TheFifthEye
August 5th 2013
122 Comments


I can't believe I have over 800 scrobbled tracks by this band.

sleepyhead
August 5th 2013
593 Comments


"not available in my location"

oh well. back to new Gorguts album then... which i paused thinking this may be a half decent tune

sleepyhead
August 5th 2013
593 Comments


found it on youtube. eh. tis ok i guess

OmairSh
August 5th 2013
11024 Comments


Those who don't like this can go to hell and listen to Bieber, omg riffs!

TronaldDump
August 5th 2013
479 Comments


Petrucci and Bieber collaboration incoming

Mabbitt
August 5th 2013
1363 Comments


The link in the article doesn't work. This is the official link for the stream: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2013/08/04/dream-theater-enemy-inside-premiere/2613895/ so maybe somebody could edit that in?

chug73
August 5th 2013
1050 Comments


Drumming is pretty good. But holy shit how high does JP want his guitars mixed?


Parallels
August 5th 2013
6641 Comments


Sounds like some cool prog going on

NeroCorleone80
August 5th 2013
28988 Comments


Absolutely nothing interesting about this song

OmairSh
August 5th 2013
11024 Comments


nothing?

NeroCorleone80
August 5th 2013
28988 Comments


Nope. It just goes by

chug73
August 5th 2013
1050 Comments


The chorus is quite good I think.
Feels like JP might have filled the leadership hole left by Mike leaving.

Parallels
August 5th 2013
6641 Comments


no one can fill Portnoy's size 18 clown shoes

Darkwatch025
August 5th 2013
176 Comments


How in the hell can anyone say this sucks? Damn I think it's pretty solid. Too much bitching and crying on this site.

bloc
August 5th 2013
34847 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDhPY0fKjzQ

Finally a link in Youtube for those with the location problem. Might not be up for long though.

OmairSh
August 5th 2013
11024 Comments


"Feels like JP might have filled the leadership hole left by Mike leaving. "

......Anyone want to take this?........No?........ Alright I'll say it.

DUUUUHHHHHH.

Haha Parallel

OmairSh
August 5th 2013
11024 Comments


"How in the hell can anyone say this sucks?"

I know right?! I mean it has all of the Dream Theater elements, what more could you ask for?! omg

apert
August 5th 2013
3031 Comments


i thought it was pretty good, i mean its no take the time but it was pretty decent. liked the beginning the most

TronaldDump
August 5th 2013
479 Comments


Traditionally, DT singles are the worst songs off of their respective albums. So if this is as bad as it can get, we're in pretty good shape for a decent DT album.

zxlkho
August 5th 2013
3463 Comments


It sucks. I'm sorry people. What the fuck are you even listening to??

Dunpeal
August 6th 2013
3663 Comments


what's up with those circus-styled keyboards toward the end? lol

Rowan5215
August 6th 2013
26147 Comments


Lyrics are painfully awful as usual but yeah this isn't bad at all. Kinda looking forward to the album now.

Digging: Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

PapaH
August 6th 2013
34 Comments


This would actually be a decent song, if it was a bit shorter and without Labries awful vocals.

Mabbitt
August 6th 2013
1363 Comments


Traditionally, DT singles are the worst songs off of their respective albums. So if this is as bad as it can get, we're in pretty good shape for a decent DT album.


Well, the past two albums released a good song (Rite of Passage, On The Backs of Angels) and then an eh song (Wither, Build Me Up Break Me Down) so we still might have a worse song coming.

BigPleb
August 6th 2013
36528 Comments


Its up on Spotify and the mixing is still horrendous :/

Digging: Arc Iris - Arc Iris

JS19
August 6th 2013
4252 Comments


'Anyone reminded a little of the band Redemption by this song?'

Wow, totally did not realise this. It sounds exactly like a Redemption song...

NagasakiBombers
August 6th 2013
25 Comments


This was just a boring song

chug73
August 6th 2013
1050 Comments


No need to be a dick omair. Or are you also tying to fill some shoes and become the new potsy of Sputnik?

Zeiu
August 6th 2013
157 Comments


It's alright, nothing special but I don't see why it's getting so much hate.

Darkwatch025
August 6th 2013
176 Comments


I think Labrie's vocals sound great! His solo album which comes out today, in my opinion, is his best one so far. I like every song I heard from it.

bens
August 6th 2013
35 Comments


i was preparing myself for a crap song but i really like this.
didn't blow my mind but a good surprise nonetheless.

darkknight3993
August 6th 2013
25 Comments


Did anyone else feel like LaBrie was trying to be Roy Khan?

Eons
August 6th 2013
482 Comments


scenes of a memory is the only thing you need to listen to from these guys and even that can be cheesy

Zamora
August 6th 2013
251 Comments


I&W and Awake > Scenes

beefshoes
August 6th 2013
3844 Comments


Yes.

OmairSh
August 6th 2013
11024 Comments


Yes [2]

Haha chug I have a long way of dickedry before I can get near potatos level. I was just messing about. But yeah JP was always going to take over, I sensed he wanted to so badly while MP was around anyway. But he's not taking the band to any spectacular places either.

JS19
August 6th 2013
4252 Comments


'Did anyone else feel like LaBrie was trying to be Roy Khan?'

please don't ever mention LaBrie in the same sentence as our lord and saviour again thanks

OmairSh
August 6th 2013
11024 Comments


rip Roy, he should join a good prog rock/metal band asap, one of the best vocals I've ever heard.

JS19
August 6th 2013
4252 Comments


Or continue with operetta, that would make me a very happy guy.

No homo

Ok a little bit

OmairSh
August 6th 2013
11024 Comments


Stop swooning













































without me.

But seriously dudes bagging some serious pipes, he needs to get back to singing




OmairSh
August 6th 2013
11024 Comments


Who wants to bash DT fanboys on their new lyrics music video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm-xw6Lap_4

Dunpeal
August 6th 2013
3663 Comments


is this good yet?

OmairSh
August 6th 2013
11024 Comments


Hell yeah!

OmairSh
August 6th 2013
11024 Comments


http://www.levinminnemannrudess.com/ Wtf I didn't know these 3 were collaborating

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I38N8XHJg8U

Eons
August 7th 2013
482 Comments


The beginning is great, I don't like Labrie's voice or the lyrics though. It brings the whole band down, the band is fantastic.

chug73
August 7th 2013
1050 Comments


@Omair
I really hope JP won't become the new Mike. I can feel his presence in the mixing, Myungs bass sounds like it was just turned up enough so that people can't accuse it of not being there. Its a joke.
This can't be the final mix.

OmairSh
August 7th 2013
11024 Comments


You best believe it chug. JP's been waiting for this opportunity, now he's going to fuck everything up like MP did. I'm surprised the mix and production are this dreadful but its the same on the lyric video, so unless they're planning some elaborate surprise I'm guessing this is the final mix. Chocolate cake, pfft, make he should take guitar production lessons from mikael akerfeldt, steven wilson or martin henrikson.

chug73
August 7th 2013
1050 Comments


New Steve Wilson album has some of the best mixing I've heard in a long time. Get on it.

MP was always pushing metal but it sounded so cheesy and trendy. It sounds like JP's interpretation isn't as bad but so far its pretty meh. The last album actually wasn't too bad but I really wish they had let Mangini off the leash to make it that extra bit better. ADTOE sounded like they were having fun.
New track has some sweet drumming and obviously I will wait and see where the new album goes but Myung is a great bassist, why bury him under lame chugging riffs?


OmairSh
August 7th 2013
11024 Comments


I don't understand why people think Mangini will radically change the musical direction of the band,
his background isn't very diverse.

"ADTOE sounded like they were having fun."

I wish, they've been sounding mechanical since ToT, I wish they would start enjoying as opposed to
over analysing every note and whether it should be 123/89 or 4/456. And yeah Myungs wasting his
talent, or maybe he just give a shit anymore, either way its a loss that JP and JR won't care about,
maybe becasue now they have mangini to save the day! And the reason ADTOE wasn't as cheesy as recent
T was becasue they ripped off I&W and the mixing and production wasn't very crisp or heavy, but it
was still very much in the metal domain not rock.

The mix on Ravens aight, production could be better imo but its not bad. Album wasn't special
though.

Zamora
August 8th 2013
251 Comments


better than this could ever be

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
August 8th 2013
6084 Comments


This is somewhat better than the whole previous DT album.

Labrie's voice is barely listenable and that's really sad, because in albums such as Awake it was the band's calling card.

Digging: The Sabbathian - Ritual Rites

dante1991
August 9th 2013
534 Comments


For those hating on the mix, check out the iTunes version. Far better IMO.

KILL
August 9th 2013
71743 Comments


its better yea, snare still sounds awful tho

OmairSh
August 9th 2013
11024 Comments


This band is still making music? Didn't they dissolve in 2010 or something?

Gnome7
August 10th 2013
63 Comments


Ugh... Labrie just should quit. This is just uninteresting, it feels stale and predictable.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
August 10th 2013
31153 Comments


"Can't wait to hear the non-singles (what are those called?)"


Songs

Digging: Banks - Goddess

NeroCorleone80
August 10th 2013
28988 Comments



"This band is still making music? Didn't they dissolve in 2010 or something?"

2002

Artuma
August 10th 2013
12893 Comments


pretty much what i expected. the opening riff was enjoyable but the rest was kinda bleh. plus, like
everyone else has said, the quality is disturbingly awful

Digging: Suffocate For Fuck Sake - Blazing Fires and Helicopters on the Fro

Parallels
August 21st 2013
6641 Comments


Meh



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