The BTBAM megathread (The Parallax II: Future Sequence - 10.9.12)

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  1. asher

    asher So Did We

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    And the first main riff to... um.. it's either Disease, Injury, Madness or Fossil Genera. Can't remember which one off the top of my head.

    Definitely. At least Selkies seems like it'd be manageable.
     
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    I can play selkies, and you can, too! White Walls is much harder imo as I never finished learning it lol

    This recording is so terrible... but I made it as a testament!
     
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    Fire up one of the GP tabs (there's some fantastic ones out there), drop it down to 50% speed, and get on it, dudes! I can halfass my way through most of Colors and about half of Alaska (title track and Selkies included) - including a couple of the leads - and I'm terrible at guitar. Don't get me wrong, I could never play the majority of it without having my Guitar Pro crutch, and it's still preeeeetty sloppy, but it's something!
     
  4. asher

    asher So Did We

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    ..... It's neither of those. It's the first main riff in Swim to the Moon that I'm thinking of (around 1:30.)

    I think one of the only songs I've actually worked my way through properly is Age of the Tides by Scale the Summit:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6fxgu6rSHk

    at least for a multi part metal song. Can play Travis' solo and the sweep (cleanly when I was practicing it, at least, not now) but not the crazy tapping in Chris'. One or two Lamb of God songs too.
     
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    I have the tabs, but my hand turns to .... after a few minutes, especially after doing the intro to backwards marathon over and over. Feels like it looks like this
     

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    musicaldeath Herald of Djod

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    New song is awesome. Out Dream Theatering Dream Theater lol.
     
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    Is it July yet?
     
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    Sooo good. This is shaping up to be a true masterpiece.
     
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    Very impressed with the new song(and last song). To me some parts sound like Queen meets metal.

    Very happy that they are experimenting and keeping the music fresh/interesting!
     
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    DLG not guthrie govan

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    song pretty much sounds like a b-side off Metropolis Part 2.

    growl vocals sound pretty forced and unnecessary.
     
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  12. MerlinTKD

    MerlinTKD EIght.Fold.Path / Hinge Theory Contributor

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    Hmm. Something's not right. :scratch:


    :idea:


    Hey mods, time to change the thread title!
     
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    I'm not gonna lie, I'm not feeling the Dream Theater too much in this. Mostly because I didn't feel obligated to sleep through it?

    But seriously, I'm digging.
     
  14. leftyguitarjoe

    leftyguitarjoe Correct-handed

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    I went and listened to some BTBAM albums after the first song from the new album dropped. I never really bothered before, and oh man was that a mistake.

    Paralax II is so awesome. I cant stop listening to it. In fact, its been a couple weeks and its the only release I've listened to so far because I'm not dont with it yet :lol:

    I'm super hype for this new album now.
     
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    Really not digging this new Dream Theater clone thing they got going on. :scratch: Real shame since I only really got into them when Parallax 2 came out.
     
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    I am not super into the new song. I dig Dream Theater and I dig Between the Buried and Me, but I am not feeling Between the Dream Theater.
     
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    Flemmigan Snoofin' your gear

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    I guess one of the graces of never having listened to Dream Theater is that I don't see hear any of the comparisons. :p
    I really like The Coma Machine. I feel like the writing on this song is much more restrained than anything they've done before (fewer tech riffs and such), and it works really well. The video was a real trip, too.
    I'm interested to hear the whole album!
     
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    Same here. I don't hear the comparisons, but I've never listened to too much DT. All in all, they're both labeled prog or whatever so its bound to sound similar every now and then.

    regardless this song kicks major ass compared to the previous release IMO. I'm STOKED for this record
     
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    I like The Coma Machine, and Memory Palace is growing on me, even though I wasn't feeling it originally. I pre-ordered the album on iTunes and got them both as singles, the ending of Coma Machine / build up to the next song is really cool so I'm looking forward to hearing the start of the next song when the album comes out.
     
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    Maybe it's because I've listened to too MUCH Dream Theater (I'm a huge fan boi), but I'm not really hearing the similarity either.

    I'm loving it, though.
     

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