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Dream Theater: The Astonishing (now with moment of betrayal!)

Started by bosk1, November 06, 2015, 12:02:26 PM

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Kotowboy

Three Days :lol  :metal :metal :corn :corn

Did they let Primus in the studio ? :lol

AWESOME

ResultsMayVary

I doubt it would happen. It's one of 34 songs from a double album rock opera. I doubt any radio stations get passed that fact alone.

Pragmaticcircus

Quote from: rumborak on January 28, 2016, 04:37:02 PM
Quote from: Kotowboy on January 28, 2016, 04:35:09 PM
Act of Faythe now.

Ahhhh. When a 4th is played and it resolves to a 3rd. :lol

That's been one of my criticisms. This album is a bit "death by plagal cadence".

As a composer it pissed me of a little.

Kotowboy

For me I don't like when a 4th doesn't resolve to a 3rd :lol

DreamerTV

That's could be true, fact is that that track could stand even without the context of the album. So yeah, while it's hard to promote something that is part of an album of this proportions, Our New World is the closest to the perfect radio song Dt have done in a long time.

Kotowboy

Brother, Can You Hear Me sounds like a song from church  :biggrin:



rumborak

Quote from: Kotowboy on January 28, 2016, 04:43:23 PM
For me I don't like when a 4th doesn't resolve to a 3rd :lol

That's the very point of it though. Just like a seventh chord tries to "pull" you towards the root note, the 4th tries to pull you towards the third of the tonic.
But, it is a rather hamfisted songwriting device. It should be used sparingly.

DarkLord_Lalinc

Wow, the album hasn't reached its official release date and we already have some musical criticism/observation.

That's so DTF.

Kotowboy


mike099

Quote from: Kotowboy on January 28, 2016, 04:45:10 PM
Brother, Can You Hear Me sounds like a song from church  :biggrin:

Kotowboy, keep going!  I like the short comments on each song. 


Kotowboy

I like the chorus to "Chosen".

Digital Discord now.... DAT NOMAC.

Uh oh it's the tripods from the 2005 War Of The Worlds  :biggrin:

rumborak

Quote from: Kotowboy on January 28, 2016, 05:01:53 PM
It's been out for over an hour in the UK :neverusethis:

Seriously, just to point out the obvious here, the Americas are in the last third of the "international day". Since 6pm EST, all of Europe legally has the album.

DreamerTV

Quote from: Kotowboy on January 28, 2016, 05:09:23 PM

Uh oh it's the tripods from the 2005 War Of The Worlds  :biggrin:

Immediately thought about it first time i've heard it...
And i was actually scared  :lol

Kotowboy


Kotowboy

A New Beginning.

Dat surf intro  :biggrin:

I'm going to bed at the end of ACT I and will continue my "review" tomorrow :rollin

Kotowboy

Well this album is definitely for those that thought DT were stuck in a creative rut.

It's the "weirdest" they've sounded since Six Degrees. And is by far the most of the Mangini Era.

*maybe* the RoadRunner era.

Nearmyth

Quote from: Kotowboy on January 28, 2016, 05:16:58 PM
Well this album is definitely for those that thought DT were stuck in a creative rut.

It's the "weirdest" they've sounded since Six Degrees. And is by far the most of the Mangini Era.

*maybe* the RoadRunner era.

Yeeesssss. So hyped to listen to this tomorrow.

Kotowboy

Seriously. They've bought back that - whatever it is - they lost after Six Degrees.

Nutty sections. Some sections so bizarre and awesome I was like :lol fuck yes.

Pragmaticcircus


Kotowboy

Mangini's Billie Jean drum beat on " A New Beginning " - groovy as fuck.  :metal

Pragmaticcircus

#7861
Quote from: Darkstarshades on January 28, 2016, 05:07:17 PM
So, can you fap to this album?

...and sing along at the same time?  :mehlin

Kotowboy

The Road To Revolution....

Final track of ACT I.

:clap: thoroughly enjoyed ACT I.

Some songs stand out more than others. But that always happens on first listen.


Kotowboy

:lol i don't want to stop listening but it's 01:30 in the UK and I have work at 9am

DarkLord_Lalinc

This is some of the most enjoyable music I've heard in a long, long time. It's really A+.

pcs90

Quote from: Kotowboy on January 28, 2016, 05:30:04 PM
:lol i don't want to stop listening but it's 01:30 in the UK and I have work at 9am
Just finish it...you know you want to ;)

wideworldofmike

Quote from: Kotowboy on January 28, 2016, 05:30:04 PM
:lol i don't want to stop listening but it's 01:30 in the UK and I have work at 9am
don't quit now!!

CDrice


BFRedrocks

Quote from: DarkLord_Lalinc on January 28, 2016, 04:14:27 PM
Quote from: Bertie_Wooster on January 28, 2016, 03:16:50 PM
Mike Portnoy's website is down.   Probably putting up a new theme for TA

Makes sense, given Lord Nafaryus was very inspired by Mike Portnoy.

Serious or not, that totally made me  :rollin

bosk1

As was pointed out, this was NEVER meant to be a spoiler-free thread.  But as also pointed out, this thread is LONG, which makes it hard for newcomers to get right to discussion of the actual content of the album, so:  https://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=45713.new#new