When I saw the ranking the Dream Theater albums, I was shocked to see how low SC was!
Why is that?ITPOE-
This is the "epitome" of what Dream Theater is. Twenty five minutes of just pure epic! I've had a thing for "fantasy" songs and it is really epic. I'm not going into full detail until I make the list, but it is awesome.Forsaken-
Who cares how short this song is? The chorus is really catchy, Rudess is fine
with his piano playing and James is awesome. Who needs a long, shreddy solo when you have Forsaken's solo? The Forsaken solo reminds me of my namesake, Wither. Short, but delivers the perfect message.Constant Motion-
Heavy riffing. AWESOME SOLO. One of the songs in which I thought Mike sounded badass. Have you seen Rudess' solo on the Making of SC?
Seriously. What a talented man. Petrucci's was epic as well as Myung throughout the song, especially the song before the solo.The Dark Eternal Night-
Dee-doo-doo. The introduction riffing is amazing. One of the most technical instrumental section's ever. The band is on FIYAH! Did you see Myung? XD Good stuff. Also, Portnoy's vocals sound so bad ass. I AM THE LAASST!
Yeah. this song kicks serious ass. The suck and gay track are at 0. XDDDDRepentance-
IMO, the best song on Portnoy's suite. It's a ballad and may seem bloated to some, I think the length is perfect. I love Labrie's delivery and his voice is so soft and smooth. Petrucci is the real rocker here. That solo with Rudess is just absolutely insane. If I close my eyes, I can feel myself being swayed by the solo. As guest artist's spoke, I was really elated when I heard Steve Wilson. STEVE WILSON had a cameo! The chorus of ahh's are also really charming and draws you in. In no way is this song bloated. Every part was necessary.Prophets of War-
Actually, one of my favorite songs by Rudess. When Portnoy spoke those last words, it sounded so badass. Actually, I find myself enjoying this song more than Blind Faith and I think it's waay better than Blind Faith. Please don't castrate me. The fan chanting is also a nice feature. Really enjoyed it and when Petrucci and Labrie had a duet, it sounded good.The Ministry of Lost Souls-
A ballad. Nice. Another fiction love story and I love it. Love the introduction as everything fades to Petrucci's acou-elec guitar. Also, love the transition to that insane solo. That was really a dramatic turn of events. I enjoyed it nonetheless. The ending was the nice finisher as Petrucci closes it off. I love it so much.
So, it has epics, ballads, and nice single's. Why is it not widely loved? I thought it would be one of people's favorite albums. It has a nice mix of prog rock and prog metal and delivers on all edges. Thoughts?