Dream Theater unveil new live album
2014-08-24 by Onirium | 29 Comments
Progressive metal band Dream Theater have recently announced their upcoming 8th live album,
entitled"Breaking the Fourth Wall, due to be released on September 30th of this year.

The album was recorded during a special show the Boston Opera House, featuring the Berklee College of Music
choir and orchestra.

Dream Theater have premiered a video of 'The Looking Glass' from the upcoming live album, which you can view
here:



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ChoccyPhilly
August 24th 2014
7831 Comments


Song is awful but labrie isn't actually too bad for once. Live at Budokan is still their best

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beefshoes
August 24th 2014
4308 Comments


Yeah, I actually agree.
Petrucci is rocking a sick beard these days.

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BMDrummer
August 24th 2014
9385 Comments


they sure love live albums holy fuck

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BigPleb
August 24th 2014
37552 Comments


Considering how boring they were when I saw em in July, this is gna suck.

Artuma
August 24th 2014
15347 Comments


rock on

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NineInchDreamPark
August 24th 2014
64 Comments


A 90 percent of their live albums are excellent, even the worst ones are pretty decent

beefshoes
August 24th 2014
4308 Comments


^ I wouldn't want to see them play a four-hour set though, that's for damn sure.

NineInchDreamPark
August 24th 2014
64 Comments


Dude, that's pretty common in a big part of the live albums and concerts of this band. I enjoy with burning passion the four-hour sets despite the length

Zeiu
August 24th 2014
166 Comments


Should be better than the last one, drums sound a lot better at least.

NineInchDreamPark
August 24th 2014
64 Comments


If you are talking about the luna park concert that one was pretty solid

Onirium
August 24th 2014
2291 Comments


Score is by far my favorite live DT album, on it LaBrie is quite decent, the orchestral parts are very well-made and interesting, and the tracklist is excellent. Artwork for this one is pretty cool, bringing back the idea of a backing orchestra and choir could be interesting. But they seriously could have previewed a better song than this shit, or at least a song on which the orchestra actually adds something

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dante1991
August 24th 2014
552 Comments


Should be good, epic setlist for this tour and probably the best performance of the 3 times I've seen em

"But they seriously could have previewed a better song than this shit" I like the song, but the part at the end I really wanted to continue where it led into Trial of Tears haha

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NineInchDreamPark
August 24th 2014
64 Comments


The looking glass is basiclly a carbon copy of rush

dante1991
August 24th 2014
552 Comments


^That's because it's actually a tribute to Rush :P

And it was chosen to promote this release as it's their most recent single, makes perfect sense to me, even if it may be one of the weaker tracks in the set

NineInchDreamPark
August 24th 2014
64 Comments


Yeah I know, and makes sense, but they have more material which is more epic and original

Titan
August 24th 2014
5345 Comments


I thought The Looking Glass was one of the stronger performances at the NYC show

TheHamburgerman
August 24th 2014
1300 Comments


I don't get the hatred why this song shouldn't be appreciated because it's a Rush "rip-off". That band, aside from the very recent Clockwork Angels, hasn't released a notable album in about 20+ years. I'd think after that amount of time, a song that resembles one of their main influences anyway should not receive such a negative response.

TheHamburgerman
August 24th 2014
1300 Comments


penis

NineInchDreamPark
August 24th 2014
64 Comments


The last time I saw them the performance of looking glass wasn't special, but the rest of the show was epic

Onirium
August 24th 2014
2291 Comments


@Hamburgerman: I don't care that the song is a Rush "rip-off", tribute, or whatever you call it; my complaint is that the song is not very good. The pre-chorus and chorus are cool, other than that, nothing stands out at all. And that's what happens everytime they do these "tribute" songs. I Walk Beside You was a U2 one, but the problem isn't that, the problem is simply that the song is not good, it's not well-made nor interesting. Same thing with Prophets of War being a Muse tribute or something

chug73
August 24th 2014
1220 Comments


What a terrible album to do live.

Wizard
August 24th 2014
19607 Comments


This news is about 2 weeks old.

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Mabbitt
August 24th 2014
1375 Comments


I don't see why there's so much hate for this album. It's standard Dream Theater, but they did it really well. I'll take it over the last 3-4 albums with Portnoy any day.

Anyways...didn't they just release a live album like last year, and then another one a few years before that? Jeez.

chug73
August 25th 2014
1220 Comments


Nah this album was pretty lame. MP is the missing ingredient here, maybe if he learned to tone down his controlling tendencies he could've continued on with them.
I'm not not knocking any of them as musicians or as people, they seem like hard working, talented dudes but the last two albums haven't done it for me.

Green Baron
August 25th 2014
20220 Comments


Album isn't that bad as people say it is.

Onirium
August 25th 2014
2291 Comments


The second half of it is actually quite decent, with Surrender to Reason being the strongest one imo. Behind the Veil, Along for the Ride and The Bigger Picture are both good for what they are, and Illumination Theory, despite being a disappointing for a 20-minute song, is still a great song. But the first four songs are barely listenable for me, they're just so uninspired and unoriginal

BeyondMiddleEarth
August 25th 2014
2 Comments


They were great when I saw them earlier this year. I miss Portnoy's stage presence, but they played very tight and all of the songs from Awake and SFAM were a real treat.

chug73
August 25th 2014
1220 Comments


mangini looks like he is having a blast but does he sound off in parts to anyone else?


OmairSh
September 13th 2014
11917 Comments


How many DVD's do they need? And those too with average to bad production

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