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Two hip-hop fans react to DT's "Metropolis Pt. 1"
« on: November 21, 2017, 11:16:21 AM »
There guys are really funny!  I've watched their Megadeth and Metallica videos.  Just noticed that they posted a Dream Theater video today...

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuW0a0JAeOI
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Re: Two hip-hop fans react to DT's "Metropolis"
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 11:40:36 AM »
Some of it was pretty funny.  :lol

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 11:43:11 AM »
 :lol I first saw these guys with their Pantera video. They're funny.
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Re: Two hip-hop fans react to DT's "Metropolis"
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 11:44:18 AM »
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Re: Two hip-hop fans react to DT's "Metropolis Pt. 1"
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 02:39:33 PM »
I thought their observations were pretty solid. MP1 is heavy on the wankery. Shame they didn't go with LtL.
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Re: Two hip-hop fans react to DT's "Metropolis Pt. 1"
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 02:52:29 PM »
What amused me most was watching them bob their heads to the beat, and then slowly losing it when they'd extend or shorten a bar a little bit, and then by the middle stopped altogether. Happens every. single. time. someone first listens to a DT song  :lol
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Re: Two hip-hop fans react to DT's "Metropolis Pt. 1"
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 03:57:29 PM »
I like Weaboo better.  He doesn't stop the song 800 times to comment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WudOODD9ACk&t=12s
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Re: Two hip-hop fans react to DT's "Metropolis Pt. 1"
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 05:49:25 PM »
What amused me most was watching them bob their heads to the beat, and then slowly losing it when they'd extend or shorten a bar a little bit, and then by the middle stopped altogether. Happens every. single. time. someone first listens to a DT song  :lol
Yeah, that was funny.  Loved these guys.  It's very interesting to see peoples reaction to DT.  Nice to see that they said DT are very good musicians and very technical.  Certainly, it's difficult for someone to get the musicality of the song on the first listen.  I'm going to watch their other reviews now . .  .

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Re: Two hip-hop fans react to DT's "Metropolis Pt. 1"
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2017, 06:00:23 PM »
There guys are really funny!  I've watched their Megadeth and Metallica videos.  Just noticed that they posted a Dream Theater video today...

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuW0a0JAeOI

I saw their Raining Blood one. It was funny.


I like Weaboo better.  He doesn't stop the song 800 times to comment.


Saw him do TDOE. Funny stuff.
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Re: Two hip-hop fans react to DT's "Metropolis Pt. 1"
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2017, 07:04:47 PM »
I like Weaboo better.  He doesn't stop the song 800 times to comment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WudOODD9ACk&t=12s

I like his videos for that reason alone.

These guys I can't watch because they pause the video, everytime they comment.
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Re: Two hip-hop fans react to DT's "Metropolis Pt. 1"
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2017, 07:37:02 PM »
"Is this from the 1980's? Sounds like something from Bloodsport with Jean Claude Van Damme"  :lol

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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2017, 08:04:36 PM »
They did 46&2 by Tool.  Their minds were BLOWN!  I love watching it. They give everything a really fair chance. 

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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2017, 11:26:19 PM »
I haven't seen the video yet, but these guys are very cool.  Watching them talk about Master of Puppets or Holy Wars was like hearing the song for the first time all over again.  It's great that these guys are open-minded enough to try different genres, especially something as tricky as Metropolis.   However, that's not really a good DT entry level song.  I'd have recommended Pull Me Under or As I Am, which are more straight-forward songs with less wankery.  Even something like Endless Sacrifice or Sacrificed Songs, both of which build quite nicely before exploding in the the instrumental parts.  But Metropolis is truly hard to get a grasp on, especially upon a first listen. 
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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2017, 01:03:52 AM »
In my early stages of DT love I was immediately in awe with Metropolis. The absolutely mindblowing verses and vocal lines and delivery were enough to hook me up and not put me off during the instrumental section, which is still very melodic and never drifts off the mood of the song, I think I could hum along my way through it all, something I can't definitively say for recent solo sections.
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Re: Two hip-hop fans react to DT's "Metropolis Pt. 1"
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2017, 01:49:32 AM »
The Lost in Vegas channel is great.  Discovered it recently when they released their Holy Wars reaction, and I've been cheerleading for Metropolis review since.  Glad they gave it a listen.

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« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2017, 06:36:34 AM »
Love how these guys are so opened minded. They could easily have torn this apart.
Funny how they chuckle at the keyboard sound. I was waiting for their reaction to when James starts to sing, but nothing.
My favorite is the Warpigs video. They really appreciate that one. Goes to show how early Sabbath were pioneers and deserve all the praise they get.

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Re: Two hip-hop fans react to DT's "Metropolis Pt. 1"
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2017, 10:30:47 AM »
11:55 - where's the saxophone at? Where's Kenny G with the saxophone? :lol

That's a different song, but it's right there on the album. Although it's not Kenny G. I believe the guy who plays it is Jay Beckenstein? From Spyro Gyra?


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« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2017, 10:55:29 AM »
I believe the guy who plays it is Jay Beckenstein? From Spyro Gyra?

Correct.  Give this man a prize.
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« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2017, 12:20:57 PM »
I believe the guy who plays it is Jay Beckenstein? From Spyro Gyra?

Correct.  Give this man a prize.

I believe he is referencing James' silly recollection from Images & Words: Live in Tokyo

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« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2017, 12:58:15 PM »
Do you any of you know of reaction videos of Metalheads breaking down Hip/Hip songs like these two are doing for Metal? I'm quite curious, based on my experience that Metalheads are more prone to brush off any other genre of music.

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« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2017, 01:33:18 PM »
I would be more interested in something like "Marvel fans breaking down DCU films" videos.  ;)
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« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2017, 01:52:28 PM »
Dammit, now I will forever wonder what Metropolis would sound like with Caribbean bongos.
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« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2017, 01:58:35 PM »
That was actually a really good watch.

Do you any of you know of reaction videos of Metalheads breaking down Hip/Hip songs like these two are doing for Metal? I'm quite curious, based on my experience that Metalheads are more prone to brush off any other genre of music.

Good question. That would be interesting to see.

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« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2017, 03:30:15 PM »
I believe the guy who plays it is Jay Beckenstein? From Spyro Gyra?

Correct.  Give this man a prize.

I believe he is referencing James' silly recollection from Images & Words: Live in Tokyo
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« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2017, 03:40:23 PM »
That was very funny. I liked how insightful they were as well. I was afraid it would be just a bunch of silly reactions but it was very fair and open.

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« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2017, 03:25:25 AM »
My favorite is the Warpigs video. They really appreciate that one. Goes to show how early Sabbath were pioneers and deserve all the praise they get.
Yeah, I loved that video.

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« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2017, 12:10:26 AM »
I explored a little bit of their page, they react to various genres, including country and R&B.

Their Gojira video is awesome! They really enjoy great drumming

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« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2017, 08:07:47 AM »
I had just found about these guys a few weeks before this thread was posted! Small world. I don't think Metropolis was really the best song for them to react to, as it's a tough pill to swallow, but the video was great. That battle of the bands comment was spot on :lol

My favorite reaction video so far is the Meshuggah - Bleed one. It's hilarious how much it catches them off guard when the song starts.

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« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2017, 11:04:44 AM »
I had just found about these guys a few weeks before this thread was posted! Small world. I don't think Metropolis was really the best song for them to react to, as it's a tough pill to swallow, but the video was great. That battle of the bands comment was spot on :lol

My favorite reaction video so far is the Meshuggah - Bleed one. It's hilarious how much it catches them off guard when the song starts.

This one is great. "You got a make a decision, but either way it's a fuckes up decision." Hmm...Like a Catch 22.
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« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2018, 05:23:18 PM »
bump.

they just made a Reaction video to AS I AM

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« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2018, 06:15:11 PM »
Their reaction to the opening of As I Am is hilarious when they rant at the fans for Metropolis Pt. 1 being the recommended 1st DT song.  They then said they enjoyed the opening to AIA more than all of Metropolis. 
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« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2018, 07:54:47 PM »
Just watched. This is the song (or PMU) they should have started with in the first place. Now I think they should do PMU, Peruvian Skies, Panic Attack, Lie, 6:00, Breaking All Illusions, Enemy Inside.

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« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2018, 05:59:57 PM »
Those guys are cool!  I'm glad they liked AIA and they are pretty insightful for it being their first listen. They are probably pretty accurate about Metropolis 1 from the viewpoint of the average listener. It's alot to take in if your not used to progressive metal.
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« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2018, 12:47:45 AM »
Those guys are cool!  I'm glad they liked AIA and they are pretty insightful for it being their first listen. They are probably pretty accurate about Metropolis 1 from the viewpoint of the average listener. It's alot to take in if your not used to progressive metal.

Yes, totally agree with everything you said. The guys are really genuine. And Metropolis Pt1 for a non-DT listener is way too much to digest.

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