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I hope the lyrics for the False Awakening Suite haven't been written in the Wikipedia style of Panic Attack and AROP...

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These are probably the "proggiest" titles DT has ever had.
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'Paradoxe de la Lumière Noire'. Seriously DT?

Also dislike the album cover, but hey.

'Paradox of Black Light'

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What are the reflections in the metal logo?

I thought it could be the Brooklyn Bridge.


Good call, some portion of NYC skyline?
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I hope this is their darkest since Awake.  :metal

Well if ADTOE was IaW, and judging by all the sleep references, you may get your wish! :neverusethis:

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Interesting artwork.

Does that make this the Black Album?

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I hope this is their darkest since Awake.  :metal

Well if ADTOE was IaW, and judging by all the sleep references, you may get your wish! :neverusethis:

Whoa!  :omg:

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Unless I'm very much mistaken, is that not the Brooklyn Bridge in the Majesty logo?

It does kind of look like it, but I've got the hi-res file here and it just appears to be the style they used to emboss it.. Although it could be something  :biggrin:

Can we get a copy of the hi-res version?

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I hope this is their darkest since Awake.  :metal

Well if ADTOE was IaW, and judging by all the sleep references, you may get your wish! :neverusethis:
Well if that's the case...Calling it now, False Awakening Suite is A Mind Beside Itself Part 2. :P
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I dont know NYC geography that well, but if the reflection is the Brooklyn Bridge, symbolic that the bridge takes DT to the world ?
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'Paradoxe de la Lumière Noire'. Seriously DT?

Also dislike the album cover, but hey.

'Paradox of Black Light'

Thanks, I know French too. I just don't get why the hell they would do this. Same thing with Pain of Salvation randomly singing in French on 'The Physics of Gridlock' from their Road Salt Two album. It just seems very pretentious and ..odd/off for some reason.
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I'm sure I used some of those titles in one of my fake track lists. I need to go and check. ;D

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'Paradoxe de la Lumière Noire'. Seriously DT?

Also dislike the album cover, but hey.

'Paradox of Black Light'

Thanks, I know French too. I just don't get why the hell they would do this. Same thing with Pain of Salvation randomly singing in French on 'The Physics of Gridlock' from their Road Salt Two album. It just seems very pretentious and ..odd/off for some reason.

I sincerely doubt JLB will be singing in French  :lol

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Well, if they stayed on the safe side with ADTOE, it looks like now they are going with something different, at least in terms of song titles and, probably, lyrics. It really looks like a concept album. Now I'm so curious to see if the music is also a step in a new direction and if there will be recurring themes as in Awake of SFAM.
I also wonder if these titles were a deliberate choice to write about a specific subject of if it was the music they had written that kinda brought them to this choice.

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These are probably the "proggiest" titles DT has ever had.

Just thought the same! The titles don't sound like dark athmosphere, like the cover does.


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Unless I'm very much mistaken, is that not the Brooklyn Bridge in the Majesty logo?

It does kind of look like it, but I've got the hi-res file here and it just appears to be the style they used to emboss it.. Although it could be something  :biggrin:

Can we get a copy of the hi-res version?



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Waiting for stevetheater's take on that art...

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5. THE BIGGER PICTURE
6. BEHIND THE VEIL
7. SURRENDER TO REASON
8. ALONG FOR THE RIDE

Sounds like 80's Rush  :biggrin:
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5. THE BIGGER PICTURE
6. BEHIND THE VEIL
7. SURRENDER TO REASON
8. ALONG FOR THE RIDE

Sounds like 80's Rush  :biggrin:

Had the exact same thought!
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'Paradoxe de la Lumière Noire'. Seriously DT?

Also dislike the album cover, but hey.

'Paradox of Black Light'

Thanks, I know French too. I just don't get why the hell they would do this. Same thing with Pain of Salvation randomly singing in French on 'The Physics of Gridlock' from their Road Salt Two album. It just seems very pretentious and ..odd/off for some reason.

I sincerely doubt JLB will be singing in French  :lol

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I'm imagining an instrumental opening or something. I am not imagining French anywhere. :lol
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Eh, not sure about that cover art. The tracklist looks like something you'd see in the fake tracklist thread.

Interesting indeed.

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YES! Can't wait! Amazing cover art, and 2 epics? FUCK YEAH!

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I actually really like the DT logo look. Something about the way it "reflects" makes it look really legit. It doesn't look wonky at all to me.
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Eh, not sure about that cover art. The tracklist looks like something you'd see in the fake tracklist thread.

Interesting indeed.
Well, keep in mind that new DT artwork/tracklisting always leads to moments of disbelief followed by tons of speculation that always turns out to be wrong.

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The Majesty Symbol is bugging me so bad.  :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

If it is the right symbol then the cover will be good for me

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That's absolutely gorgeous artwork. :omg: :hefdaddy :metal

I kinda get the dark vibe that a lot of other people here are mentioning, but my personal gut reaction is insane prog overload. I'm getting the distinct feeling that Dream Theater is aiming to make their personal equivalent of The Dark Side of the Moon with this album.

I'm excited as hell for this. :metal :tup
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sub names of tracks...great ... love it

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Yeah, I gotta do this as well.  :biggrin:

Everything looks awesome, I'm extremely excited.  :metal

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It doesn't say who did the cover art... Does this look like Hugh Sime?
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A few thoughts:

1. The artwork - does that make this the Black Album?

2. The first track is a 3-part suite? Seems unlikely that would be what we previously knew as "Opening". But then there are still 9 tracks... did Easter Egg become a song, did something else get split up...?

3. Why on earth does anyone think the titles imply that it's a concept album? I mean, I'm not saying it's definitely not, but the titles mostly have nothing to do with each other.

4. At least from this, it definitely seems as though they are playing it less safe this time around, which is very exciting. Of course, whether that's the case with the music itself remains to be seen.

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Just going by what I see here.  This album seems to have more purpose to it than the previous three albums.  I'm getting a back to Octavarium, 6 degrees vibe from it.  Maybe even some SFAM. 

I hope this album has great flow which I feel has been missing on their albums since Octavarium.

I think this is the best cover art they have had in a long time.  Did they get a new artist?  The design is really good.
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I think it could end up being a thematic album (which IS different from a concept album), which is what I was hoping for.

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Yeah, I gotta do this as well.  :biggrin:
Everything looks awesome, I'm extremely excited.  :metal
I'd like to use it as a desktop wallpaper, but the provided image is just too small. Looks like garbage stretched up to fit my screen's resolution. :-\