...to Dream Theater, (mostly) altogether.
I'm one of those rock and metal fans who knew of DT but couldn't name one song that isn't titled "Pull Me Under." It's not like I don't dig prog rock, since I'm a HUGE fan of Rush, and even dig older Genesis. I even saw them live once, when they opened for Maiden in 2010. I guess I'm lucky enough to say that I saw them with MP before he left the band.
However, in the last few months, I decided to check out some DT stuff, and holy shit have I been missing out on some really amazing stuff. I've (strangely enough perhaps) started with the most recent stuff that they did with MP and worked my way backward... so far, I think Nightmare to Remember is a current favorite song... I really like most of the Black Clouds album, as well as Systematic ... I've listened to some of the Mangini stuff, but something like the Astonishing is so much music, it's hard to take in... and I think that the album is designed to not pick and choose stuff to listen to, but take in the whole thing as one big story (as I presume JP intended to when he wrote the story/concept.)
So hi, my name is Scott, and I'm discovering some really good shit...