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Offline WildRanger

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What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« on: March 19, 2021, 04:29:34 AM »
Which DT song you find to be heaviest and most aggressive (riffs-wise and rhythm-wise)?

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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2021, 04:33:37 AM »
The Dark Eternal Night is definitely the heaviest.

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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2021, 04:34:31 AM »
The Dark Eternal Night is definitely the heaviest.

That, but I prefer The Mirror. The riff is so simple, basically a single note, but it's a punch in the face, especially when the drums kick in.
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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2021, 07:04:34 AM »
The Glass Prison is the heaviest DT song.
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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2021, 07:06:44 AM »
The Glass Prison is the heaviest DT song.

Yeah that was the first song I thought of.

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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2021, 07:07:42 AM »
The Glass Prison is the heaviest DT song.

Yeah that was the first song I thought of.
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2021, 07:09:59 AM »
I could actually go all the way back to Awake and select The Mirror, but they have indeed made plenty of heavy songs in the new millenium. The Glass prison, This dying soul, The Dark eternal night and A Nightmare to remember are among the first ones that come to my mind.

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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2021, 07:24:50 AM »
Honor Thy Father?

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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2021, 07:43:15 AM »
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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2021, 07:43:58 AM »
The Glass Prison is the heaviest DT song.

Yeah that was the first song I thought of.
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2021, 07:53:26 AM »
Honor Thy Father?
I thought about this one as well, but went with This dying soul instead. Honor thy father is fairly heavy, but in terms of tempo, it is fairly straightforward. What puts This dying soul on the top are the shifts in tempo that add to the heaviness quite a bit.

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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2021, 07:56:47 AM »
There are a number of contenders, but for me This Dying Soul is the one that stands out.

One of the few of their songs which is unrelentingly and one-dimensionally (in a good way) heavy, from the word go. Straight in with the double-bass and it just builds from there, with the dark, aggressive and percussive vocals, and the riffs, solos and fills just keep getting heavy and crazier right up until the climax of the song, with that insane unison at the end.

TGP is also a contender of course, but even that has more melodic parts than TDS, as it seems that with TDS they really tried to push the heaviness aspect even further (which was the intend behind Train of Thought as a whole, of course).

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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2021, 08:47:40 AM »
Also worth noting some MM era tracks here:

-Bridges in the Sky with that grinding palm muting in the second verse, as well as its tense, spidery riffwork in general
-The Enemy Inside has arguably the most sonically intense first minute out of any DT song, with that Nevermore esque flurry of notes being complemented by dense fills
-Enigma Machine just hits you like a brick when those first chords come in and then it holds on that deep groove
-Illumination Theory plays with the lowest tuning that the band have ever had and it has its effect on the song, giving it this really immersive and grandiose wall of sound that gives it that extra kick
-A lot of Distance Over Time could qualify for simply the way its mixed (the crushing endings of Untethered Angel and S2N being notable), but Room 137 has that really sharp tension and release in its main riff, bolstered by the odd time signature and tom-heavy beat, while Pale Blue Dot's instrumental section sounds absolutely blistering with the album's powerful mix

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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2021, 09:17:13 AM »
It depends on what one considers heavy. The first one that came to mind was The Enemy Inside but if you're including vocals then Lie comes to mind.

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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2021, 10:21:08 AM »
Beneath the Surface.

Nah but in all seriousness, I would say it's between Lie, The Glass Prison, This Dying Soul, Panic Attack, and The Dark Eternal Night, but I'm leaning towards The Glass Prison.
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« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2021, 10:27:06 AM »
The Dark Eternal Night and A Nightmare to Remember are the ones that came to mind first.
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2021, 10:29:40 AM »
Room 137

The Riffs, The lyrics, The vocal melodies, are all there.
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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2021, 10:48:41 AM »
Now which is the LYRICALLY heaviest song? And what constitutes a heavy lyric?

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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2021, 11:12:04 AM »
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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2021, 12:00:03 PM »
The heaviest one is objectively Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence as it weighs half of a full CD.

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« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2021, 12:13:57 PM »
The heaviest one is objectively Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence as it weighs half of a full CD.
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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2021, 12:17:49 PM »
The heaviest one is objectively Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence as it weighs half of a full CD.

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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2021, 01:00:23 PM »
The Glass Prison is the heaviest DT song.


"This Dying Soul"  is a contender too I think






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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2021, 01:30:23 PM »
The Mirror / Lie

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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2021, 02:05:47 PM »
The Mirror
The Glass Prison
Honor Thy Father

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« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2021, 02:07:50 PM »
For me, their most relentlessly heavy piece of music is “Panic Attack”

Man, Octavarium is such a brilliantly diverse record.

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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2021, 02:17:43 PM »
The heaviest one is objectively Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence as it weighs half of a full CD.


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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2021, 03:27:52 PM »
The Dark Eternal Night and A Nightmare to Remember are the ones that came to mind first.

Same for me.

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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2021, 03:38:27 PM »
In the Name of God chugs pretty hard.

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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2021, 03:46:34 PM »
For me, their most relentlessly heavy piece of music is “Panic Attack”

Man, Octavarium is such a brilliantly diverse record.

Oooooh - good one!

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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2021, 05:40:17 PM »
12 Step Suite

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« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2021, 06:14:36 PM »
Honor Thy Father?

This.  Or This Dying Soul.

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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2021, 07:33:55 PM »
I love This Dying Soul.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2021, 08:04:01 PM »
There are a number of contenders, but for me This Dying Soul is the one that stands out.

One of the few of their songs which is unrelentingly and one-dimensionally (in a good way) heavy, from the word go. Straight in with the double-bass and it just builds from there, with the dark, aggressive and percussive vocals, and the riffs, solos and fills just keep getting heavy and crazier right up until the climax of the song, with that insane unison at the end.


Perfect analysis and it's my choice too  :metal
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Re: What is the HEAVIEST Dream Theater song?
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2021, 08:07:26 PM »
Now which is the LYRICALLY heaviest song? And what constitutes a heavy lyric?

Honor Thy Father to me. It's really really heavy to have those feelings towards someone so close in the family.
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