Dream Theater

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  1. p0ke

    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    Yeah I can't stand Rudess's circus music either :lol: It would've been ok to stick it into one song as a sort of joke, but the second time and beyond it just wasn't funny anymore. I'm really happy it was left out of this new album, which is surprisingly held back in terms of keyboards, and the patches he used on it don't sound annoying. I really like the organ tone, actually.
     
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    ...Sons of Anarchy?
     
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    Sons of Apollo.
     
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    Ah. Portnoy/Sherinian/Sheehan album. Never heard of it before, so thanks for the explanation.
     
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    I haven't heard Sons of Apollo but Winery Dogs was definitely too dad rock for my tastes
     
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    Nah Sons of Apollo are sick. Imagine middle era DT with a way more soulful singer (not sure if that's a good description but the shit rocks). Soto kills it.
     
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    I'd say that with this album DT have fully embraced the "just have fun with it" philosophy.

    It works!
     
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    For some reason the sons of Apollo vocals and melody lines did not work for me. Made me think of an aging classic rock band trying to write a "rock record". If that makes any sense.

    Loved the instrumental bits though. Can't go wrong with Sheehan on bass.
     
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    Anybody notice that DOT is wayyyy compressed on the master? Nothing like Opeth's Sorceress but still.
     
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    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    Sons of Apollo is dope as hell. If it weren't for Distance Over Time, I'd say they're currently doing DT better than DT right now.
     
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    Maybe I need to listen to them again.
     
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    I'd say Haken takes this trophy.
     
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    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    I do love me some Haken. I was kind of going with the Portnoy/Sherinian connection.
     
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    Just heard DOT all the way through for the first time. I'm impressed. For Dream Theater with the current lineup, and at this point in their career, I think it's great. Mangini's personality is really starting to come through in his playing, and the songs are pretty strong throughout. The version I heard was completely compressed to shit, especially the drums. I hope the real master sounds a lot better.
     
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    As mentioned above, the master seems pretty squashed. That's listening from Google play music. Physical copy arrives on Monday so I guess we'll see if that's different, though I can't imagine it would be.

    It's not terrible though.
     
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    I just heard a different version that sounded quite a bit better, so I'm guessing that the master isn't too bad.
     
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    This is the 1st Dream Theater album I've actually enjoyed in a long time. I completely lost interest with everything since Systematic chaos. Rudess toned down and LaBrie's vocals are a little less cheesy than the past efforts. A lot of the riffs bring me back to the ToT & Six Degrees days.
     
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    could'nt care less for DT but i find this vidéo amusing.
     
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    He is very sympathetic to humans
     

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