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Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?

As I Am
7 (6.4%)
This Dying Soul
15 (13.8%)
Endless Sacrifice
9 (8.3%)
Honor Thy Father
9 (8.3%)
Vacant
7 (6.4%)
Stream of Consciousness
23 (21.1%)
In the Name of God
39 (35.8%)

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Offline WildRanger

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Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« on: March 27, 2021, 05:43:08 AM »
I have to go with "In the Name of God".

Your choice?


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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2021, 06:03:29 AM »
In the Name of God

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2021, 06:27:33 AM »
Stream

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2021, 06:36:32 AM »
It's hard..but between In the name of God and Stream..I'll go with Stream of Consciousnesses. It's not the most technical instrumental but the way it's placed in the record and the mood that it evokes makes it special to me..Many times I find myself listening to Live at Budokan just for this track!

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2021, 06:43:15 AM »
Stream of Consciousness, which to me is made even better by Vacant. With Vacant being about James’ daughter being in a coma, I think of Stream of Consciousness as the journey through her mind as she lays in a comatose state.
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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2021, 07:51:19 AM »
As I Am

I could have gone with Vacant or Stream of Consciousness as well. I must say I don’t care for the rest of the songs here at all.
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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2021, 08:09:47 AM »
In the Name of God, easily. 

I still say it is one of the band's three best songs of the 21st century along with Misunderstood and Octavarium (my specific ranking of those three depends on what day it is).

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2021, 08:48:39 AM »
In the Name of God

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2021, 09:21:20 AM »
Easily Stream Of Consciousness...

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2021, 09:28:24 AM »
In The Name Of God

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2021, 10:05:14 AM »
Stream of Consciousness, but In the Name of God is close

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2021, 11:06:59 AM »
Voted for ITNOG as it's the best song on the album. SOC gets the honorable mention.
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2021, 11:55:10 AM »
It's a tough question, I mostly see this album as one entity. Although I like it a lot I sometimes have troubles figuring out which section is from which song. Actually I really like every single song on it, a thing I can't say about many DT albums. Very consistent on a high level, but no real career-defining highlights. I guess i'll go with ITNOG, and follow the majority. If Vacant and SoC were combined in a suite, it probably got my vote.

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2021, 12:42:57 PM »
Stream of Consciousness!!!! or Vacant. Or Both.
I´ve always thought  Vacant and Stream of Consciousness as one song, though.
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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2021, 01:25:22 PM »
I didn't know SoC was so popular. It is pretty high up on my "favourite DT instrumentals" ranking though.

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2021, 01:38:55 PM »
Stream Of Consciousness is awesome. It's better than Metallica's To Live is To Die for damn sure.

" As I Am " was the song that got me into Dream Theater. Latterly it was Train of Thought after that. Systematic Chaos was the first album to come out after I became a fan  :D

Although Octavarium is my favourite album.

I always think of As I Am as the progressive Metal "Enter Sandman". It has a similar structure and riff.

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2021, 01:45:28 PM »
Endless Sacrifice.  Underrated song from that album, and I would love to see it return to the live set.

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2021, 01:52:03 PM »
Endless Sacrifice, and not really close. Always loved it, and it plays well live.

ItNoG is a solid song, but there's a bit too much noodling for it to reach top tier status for me.
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« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2021, 02:19:09 PM »
Endless Sacrifice, and not really close. Always loved it, and it plays well live.

ItNoG is a solid song, but there's a bit too much noodling for it to reach top tier status for me.

I think the “noodling” on ITNoG flows much better than on ES. They are ranked 1 and 2 for me.

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2021, 02:26:49 PM »
I think I am placing more value on the quality of noodling vs how it flows with the rest of the song. Which I guess, now that I read what I wrote, is something only a fan of this genre has to wrestle with.
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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2021, 03:05:54 PM »
I don’t like In the Name of God :)
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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2021, 03:13:38 PM »
Vacant.

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2021, 03:59:31 PM »
Vacant.

I'm actually really surprised that someone other than me also picked that song  :lol

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« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2021, 04:50:34 PM »
Vacant.

I'm actually really surprised that someone other than me also picked that song  :lol

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2021, 04:51:16 PM »
Stream of Consciousness for sure.

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2021, 05:38:56 PM »
I voted for SOC, but on another day, I might pick ITNOG.  They're a 1a and 1b on this album.

1a. Stream of Consciousness
1b. In the Name of God
3. As I Am
4. Endless Sacrifice
5. Vacant
6. This Dying Soul
7. Honor Thy Father

The bottom two are well behind the rest.  And, interestingly, this ranking reflects the current voting (with the top two flipped).
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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2021, 05:49:18 PM »
1. Endless Sacrifice
1b. This Dying Soul
3. In The Name Of God
4. Stream Of Consciousness
5. Honor Thy Father
6. As I Am
7. Vacant

would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2021, 06:12:40 PM »
1. Endless Sacrifice

2. Stream Of Consciousness

3. In The Name Of God
4. Vacant
5. As I Am


6. This Dying Soul
7. Honor Thy Father

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2021, 08:46:55 PM »
Love every song on the album and some days its my favorite DT album, but if I had to choose just one song it would be Dying soul. Always loved that song.

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2021, 09:13:27 PM »
1. Endless Sacrifice
1b. This Dying Soul
3. In The Name Of God
4. Stream Of Consciousness
5. Honor Thy Father
6. As I Am
7. Vacant

This is a pretty good list right here.  I might switch This Dying Soul and Endless Sacrifice, and maybe As I Am and Honor Thy Father, but then again, I might not. 

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2021, 10:15:40 PM »
1. In the Name of God
2. Endless Sacrifice


3. As I Am
4. Vacant
5. Stream of Conciousness
6. This Dying Soul





7. Honor Thy Father



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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2021, 10:34:41 PM »
1. This Dying Soul
2. Stream Of Consciousness
3. In The Name Of God
4. Endless Sacrifice
5. Vacant
6. As I Am
7. Honour Thy Father

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2021, 12:38:24 AM »
Wow. I was the first person to vote for Honor Thy Father :lol

In truth, I could have voted for This Dying Soul, Endless Sacrifice or Stream of Consciousness. Or As I Am. Vacant, too. But not In the Name of God because flying against the general consensus in this vote, that's my least favourite. Always has been. Not sure why.

Train of Thought was the first album released after I became a fan so it's fair to say I have a certain level of bias towards it. It makes me top three DT albums (the others being Six Degrees and Scenes), scratching an itch like no other.
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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2021, 12:59:46 AM »
1. Stream of Consciousness
2. In the Name of God
3. Vacant
4. This Dying Soul
5. Endless Sacrifice
6. Honor Thy Father
7. As I Am

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Re: Your favorite track on "Train of Thought"?
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2021, 04:56:37 AM »
I got really into TRAIN OF THOUGHT around 2006 or so and I used to listen to it every day when I went to the Leisure Centre for my daily free swim - so it definitely reminds me of that.

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