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post May 22 2008, 09:28 PM
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i saw this album played live and it was mind blowing.. In presence of Enemies is my favorite track .. part 1 and 2.. although 2 is probably my favorite smile.gif


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post May 22 2008, 09:37 PM
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In the presence of enemies pt 1&2 are so damn beautiful, epic, perfect, long enough etc. The first solo in the part one is just mind blowing, especially when I heard it live.. there it was far more than just mind blowing, I almost started to cry, which is pretty rare to me.. and totally new thing to happen when listening to music.

I knew the solo would be great, so I was prepared to take a video of it.. I watch that video abouts once a month (only!), to not to "over use" it. It still feels SO great tongue.gif

almost the same thing with the ending of the Ministry of the Lost Souls.

Nice review btw biggrin.gif good thing you gave it a 10 tongue.gif

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post May 24 2008, 06:12 AM
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Dream Theater defines progressive rock. There is no other band like them. They are one of those rare bands where everybody in the band is not just good, they are all virtuosos! Portnoy is in the same league as Neil Peart, making those two the best drummers to ever hit the stage. I don't even need to talk about John Petrucci...but I will; tone, technique, note selection...I'm amazed these guys can remember their parts! Jordan Rudess is a keyboard wizard with extremely advanced harmonic capabilities...the unison lines that he and Petrucci play together are mind boggling! I love James LaBries' voice, and vocal range, a true singer! John Myung is incredible, though too low in the mix, it seems like. But, yeah, the planets had to be aligned and fate had to step in to create such a one-off group of musicians who continue to push the boundaries of what can be achieved with their individual instruments.
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post Jun 25 2008, 12:18 PM
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I will not agree this time man. (personal opinion)Systematic chaos is probably not only the worst album of Dream theater but a really bad album overall. It has songs about vampires (omg) Evanescence like structure and if this is a 10 then Awake,Images.... and Metropolis pt 2 should get a 57 tongue.gif
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post Jun 25 2008, 07:23 PM
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Vampires are cool though laugh.gif

I cant think of a song with "Evanescence" structure either. The album to me is fantastic!
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post Jun 26 2008, 09:03 AM
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Yes I agree vampires are cool. But Dream theater writing about vampires its like mayhem writing cheesy love songs. I mean its not their style. Its not like i don't like it but I don't think it suits them.By saying Evanescence of course I mean forsaken it reminds them a lot.
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This album is AWESOME!

"in the presence of enemies" is my favourite and also "The Ministry Of Lost Souls".

A friend sometime said "Oh they don´t have any feeling",

He is crazy of course, and deaf. I think HE doesn´t have any feeling tongue.gif


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post Jun 9 2010, 02:49 AM
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QUOTE (Vasilis @ Jun 26 2008, 08:03 AM) *
Yes I agree vampires are cool. But Dream theater writing about vampires its like mayhem writing cheesy love songs. I mean its not their style. Its not like i don't like it but I don't think it suits them.By saying Evanescence of course I mean forsaken it reminds them a lot.


I can agree with that...but, maybe the ''vampire'' theme came in a wrong time.
Now (for last year or two),all sorts of media are bombing us with vampires from the Twilight saga, and it's really too much.
Maybe you have an irritation towards that particular topic like me biggrin.gif

The album is good, but in my personal opinion, it doesn't come to close to an album like
Scenes from a memory or Images and words. DT is in ''constant motion'' for sure, but sometimes
the motion is really small (like this album for instance) and needs to be looked retrospectively, to
see the full range of motion.

Nevertheless, I'm a huge fan for years now, I can always listen to this album wink.gif

edit:

Now I see the topic is rather old...sorry for that biggrin.gif

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post Jun 9 2010, 06:40 AM
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QUOTE (pekki @ Jun 8 2010, 06:49 PM) *
Now I see the topic is rather old...sorry for that biggrin.gif


raising the dead are we?! biggrin.gif
I hadn't seen this thread so it's a good read anyways.
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