Dream Theater Train of Thought
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mindleviticus
November 1st 2019


10137 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

prog metal like this gets the unfortunate flak of being 'musicians' music (music that musicians wanna learn and play) and it kind of shows here considering how a lot of these songs could be considered long etudes for excessive soloing in phyrgian/phrygian dominant (in the name of god, this dying soul etc.)

Tonatiuth
December 1st 2019


2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

An amazing album. My personal favorite, the direction that Dream Theater tool with this album is insane, there are truly impossible songs like In the Name of God and This Dying Soul that take the virtuoso therm into another level, all instruments are played in a very precise and perfect way and any Dream Theater fan has to admit that this album is a true classic that deserves it's place on the history of modern music.

Tonatiuth
December 1st 2019


2 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

No millennial artist can match this 7 piece album.



* Best songs: In the name of God, Vacant/Stream of Consciousness (Always in that order), Endless Sacrifice, This Dying soul



*Average song: As I am

kalkwiese
December 1st 2019


5753 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

As I Am is kinda weak as an opener, yea. Amazing album nevertheless

Digging: Becca Stevens - WONDERBLOOM

ChoccyPhilly
December 1st 2019


12623 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Not so keen on This Dying Soul and Honor Thy Father. Honestly the rest is 5/5 material though

Digging: Oliver Tree - Ugly Is Beautiful

kalkwiese
December 1st 2019


5753 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Honor Thy Father rips though

TundraL5Z
December 1st 2019


4672 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The solo on As I Am rips though

Digging: Haken - Virus

ElioG
December 1st 2019


769 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I totally disagree that this is the type of "prog metal made for musicians". Post Systematic Chaos DT, yes, for sure. The culmination was The Astonishing, wankery mainly, the age where DT really lost it. But Train of Thought is a well balanced album, with a weak opener, indeed.

kalkwiese
December 1st 2019


5753 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The Astonishing was a lot of things but hardly wanking tbh.

ElioG
December 1st 2019


769 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Ok, maybe you're right, idk to be honest, i lost strong connections with the band after Octavarium, i've listened to the last 6-7 albums 1-2 times per each. I pretty admire the first half of Dream Theater's discography and especially Awake, i consider it to be a masterpiece. That period was characterised by essential songwriting. Train of Thought was the last really good album of theirs (although weaker in contrast) and i totally believe it's not constructed the "prog for musicians" way. As for The Astonishing, i trust your opinion and take back mine as it isn't based on many listens.

ChoccyPhilly
December 1st 2019


12623 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The astonishing feels like a shit robot AI tried making 'epic' music

kalkwiese
December 1st 2019


5753 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yea, The Astonishing just sucks even though there were some good ideas here and there. The music very simple in comparison to their other work and easy to digest, there are just very few solos or jamming parts, it's really nit wanking. But it still sucks sucks sucks, goddamn

TundraL5Z
December 2nd 2019


4672 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The Astonishing doesn't succeed in any category that is listed along the lines of "good" LOOOOOOOOOL

Pikazilla
March 1st 2020


11473 Comments


Sucks hard

TundraL5Z
March 1st 2020


4672 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Stream of Consciousness is the best DT song because it's basically Liquid Tension Experiment but better songwriting, and no Labrie vocals, it's a win-win

Ocean of Noise
March 1st 2020


10924 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great song for sure

kalkwiese
March 4th 2020


5753 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Honor Thy Father be like:

https://youtu.be/ZHxYZstQkGc

TheMrAlexK
April 15th 2020


11660 Comments


"It seems Avenged Sevenfold took a lot of inspiration from this album. City of Evil specifically."

Outside of the obvious Portnoy influence in the Rev's drumming I don't hear it... City of Evil has a lot more balls than this (for better or worse)




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