Only this time, those in power control the servant class with the very thing that once inspired men to rise up and take back their lives—music. But it is not the music of old.
That music is forgotten. No, this new music is engineered entirely by machines. This music suppresses that part of humanity which might be inspired. This music suppresses hope. But what is old will be made new again. In the village of Ravenskill lives a young man, Gabriel, who comes with a gift of power.
A gift of music. As a human expression. Finally got through this beast of an album. For those who are unhappy, they told people this would be completely different.
I think they finally shook off the remnants of Portnoy in their writing style and did something unique for them. The live shows are going to be incredible to hear this played out. This is the definition of a concept album.
Revisited themes tied together over two hours telling a story rather than pieces hopefully tied together like a typical album. I wish they had mixed this in 5. This is not Prog Metal, is it Rock perhaps? I guess?? Yes the album is completely different, but it moves like an actual Opera.
Surrounding this whole album is a concept of emotionless, electronic, machine-made music having a negative impact on society and is practically promoting the great concept albums that defined a generation. Same with this one. It has recurring themes that pop up across the entire record and they all relate to eachother. This album, like Awake was when it came out and was attacked by die hard fans of that time, a grower.
If they wanted to make an album like that, they could, but I applaud them for actually doing something different and, for once, I cannot predict where a newer DT album is gonna go. But it all sounds so similar, very little experimentation and most songs are piano introthen vocals then full band. Only the number and lenght of songs is different for me…. A concept album for the sake of being conceptual? Whats next a soundtrack to Avatar? DT can play with their Star Wars figures and stick to just good Prog.
Maybe it will grow on me. I will Album) that disc 2 is way better than disc 1. How anybody that claims to be a DT fan can listen to Dystopian Overture and fail to be blown away is completely and utterly beyond me. Okay, so no one has to agree with my opinion, but I think this is one of the best albums Dream Theater has put out in recent memory. However, if those two albums are in your top 3 or top 5 dream theater albums, I believe that you will love The Astonishing.
You have to come with an open mind, and understand that they wanted to do something completely different. This album does not contain 34 songs of pure Dream Theater metal or epic long songs, but it contains songs that all work together in a cohesive, emotional harmony.
This Descent Of The Nomacs - Dream Theater - The Astonishing (CD has a lot of piano, and they even said they wrote it around Jordan. In my opinion, some songs are a bit of filler good filler I might add as there is some interesting aspect even to the filler type songsbut I feel that they are stepping stones for the greater songs of the album, Album), and help the story flow.
Like its all on the opinion of the listener. Some may find all of those songs completely useless. Some others, like me, appreciate the rock opera concept and listen to all of them with open ears, and they just all have interesting songs. The story is great, it helps to understand it because it makes the album even better.
James Labrie, like everyone is saying, is the real MVP of this album. He uses different tones and voices to portray the different characters, and this is probably the best vocal performance he has put out since he hurt his voice.
John Petrruci did a fantastic job of putting this together, and his guitar work on here is spectacular, always keeping it interesting, but not being bombastic like other albums. Jordan Rudess has some of the best piano work he has done on here in a while, absolutely beautiful. More interesting licks from both could have been there, but it can be forgiven. Honestly, regardless of what others choose to think of my opinion, I will cherish this great effort they have done.
They did this without making it overly stale IMOcreating a full story to follow, keeping it emotional and giving all the fans bits and pieces of Dream Theater thorughout the years of their career, a truly fan dedicated type album. They have finally broke out of the Portnoy shell and created something very unique, and while it would be virtually impossible to put this as my favorite Dream Theater album ever, it is one that could certainly be in the top list overtime.
I do have other songs I like, but these are my absolute favorites. I love it! People, what do you hear?????? I repeat, I love it.
I feel the album is a little long winded but the writing is still decent. It seems a lot of people just want old — mid career dream theater back and that is a shame because they probably wont get it.
Overall I thought the album was pretty good and provides an enjoyable listen which for me Dream Theater has always done. Warning: If your comment includes an album download link or to an Descent Of The Nomacs - Dream Theater - The Astonishing (CD download site, you will be banned! News Added Nov 02, Submitted By Riverside. Source hasitleaked. Added Nov 05, Aparently, It 've two Acts.
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