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Dream Theater


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3.58 | 121 ratings

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4 stars On the Back of Pull Me Under

Now redundant, this was the single that Dream Theater released prior to their eleventh studio album 'A Dramatic Turn Of Events'. This was the first time that fans would get to hear Dream Theater with new drummer Mike Mangini.

Surprisingly enough, this new version pull through with a very strong composition! Don't let the 'single' title throw you: this is a perfectly progressive song at nearly 9 minutes in length. Time signatures abound and powerful riffs make this a brilliant number. Perhaps the strangest thing about this song is it's similarity to 1992's Pull Me Under, Dream Theater's so-called 'Greatest Hit'. The song structures of the two are too similar to be a coincidence. Listen to one after the other, and you'll see what I mean!

'A Dramatic Turn Of Events' is an incredible album, and I strongly encourage people to hear this album. On The Backs Of Angels is just a small part of what makes this album so magical.

baz91 | 4/5 |


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