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Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn Of Events CD (album) cover


Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

3.84 | 1538 ratings

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4 stars A Dramatic Turn of Events. ok, it doesn't feature Mike Portnoy. a lot of people thought that this album would suck. it's actually not that bad of an album. all I am saying is: Mike Mangini, turn the drums up. your drums are awesome but it just needs volume up a couple notches. like their previous album, Black Clouds and Silver Linings, I actually enjoyed listening to that album. a lot of people said this album would be terrible cuz it didnt have Mike Portnoy. nope, that wasnt the case. A Dramatic Turn of Events, it's Dream Theater, they are magicians. it was the dream that this album would blow. nope, cuz Dream Theater are magicians, they gave some magic on this album and it turned into a good album. Mike Mangini, if youre with them for their next album, if they make one, just collaborate with the band more often and then you'll be the real deal. but on this album, it was like John Petrucci passing the guitar to Jordan, and Jordan passing the keyboard to John Myung, then back to John Petrucci, just pretty much jamming 77 minutes non stop and like Mike Mangini is like, whatever, just let em go with it.. I actually liked listening to this album... Track Listing On the Backs of Angels - start off this album. yeah, way to start off the album. I actually like this one. heard the song when it got released as a single. Build Me Up, Break Me Down - now I love this song. it has a hella cool guitar to this one. a heavy riff like A Rite of Passage, off Black Clouds and Silver Linings. the chorus is just very awesome. goosebumps when I hear it. Lost Not Forgotten - the 3rd song. cool song as well as Build Me Up, Break Me Down. it has a hella long instrumental section, from the beginning to like 2:30 minutes into the song. then theres this kinda cool guitar. the chorus is decent. This is the Life - I don't really like this song that much either. it's kinda a lot like Far From Heaven. Bridges in the Sky - idk what that is at the intro to this song. it sounds weird. it starts off weird and then John Petrucci just blows away with a riff. the chorus is amazing like a lot of Dream Theater choruses. then that solo is sick. hell yeah! Outcry - I love this song. that guitar riff, then theres this guitar riff before the 1st verse. I love that. I gotta love that chorus by the almight y James LaBrie.... Far From Heaven - ahh, dont really like this song. its kinda a lot like Vacant, off Train of Thought Breaking All Illusions - the 8th track. I'd say this is like Lines in the Sand, from Falling Into Infinity. it is a cool song. I love the solo to this song. CRAZY!!!!! Beneath the Surface - ok the final track, close this album out. ahh, don't really care for it. I'd have to hear it more to see if I can get into it. overall, I actually kinda liked listening to this album. a lot of people said that this album would blow cuz it didnt have Mike Portnoy. nope, this is what I gotta say: A Dramatic Turn of Events, it doesn't have Mike Portnoy. it doesn't mean the album is gonna suck. so this is what I'm saying: don't say this album sucks if you haven't even heard it. they actually came with something on this. I'm a true Dream Theater fan. if Dream Theater albums were to get shit on by the critics, I actually might like that album. but they're masterpieces, they never disappoint. I'm with Dream Theater no matter what...matter of fact, I'd rate this album a 9/10.
ILoveRush | 4/5 |


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