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    Posted: July 28 2010 at 12:49
The two most popular DT songs square off...
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Octavarium bores me and A Change of Seasons is my favorite Dream Theater song. What to vote...
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WAY TOO EASY MAN!

Octavarium is well played and well composed, but way too perfectly arranged that it seems way too structured for me.
 
A Change of Seasons, on the other hand, is a real Prog Metal epic. It has its flaws, especially the bad-sound drums, but the composition is excellent and Petrucci's guitar stuff is really good.
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Octavarium by a hair. Both are awesome though.
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Originally posted by The Quiet One The Quiet One wrote:

WAY TOO EASY MAN!

Octavarium is well played and well composed, but way too perfectly arranged that it seems way too structured for me.
 
A Change of Seasons, on the other hand, is a real Prog Metal epic. It has its flaws, especially the bad-sound drums, but the composition is excellent and Petrucci's guitar stuff is really good.
 
I agree... exactly what I would like to say...
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Octavarium sounds more like symphonic prog than prog metal... I think that may be why I prefer it to ACOS.
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Originally posted by The Quiet One The Quiet One wrote:

 A Change of Seasons, on the other hand, is a real Prog Metal epic. It has its flaws, especially the bad-sound drums, but the composition is excellent and Petrucci's guitar stuff is really good.
I always thought the drums sounded flawless in that. Ahh well. LOL
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Originally posted by DisgruntledPorcupine DisgruntledPorcupine wrote:

Originally posted by The Quiet One The Quiet One wrote:

 A Change of Seasons, on the other hand, is a real Prog Metal epic. It has its flaws, especially the bad-sound drums, but the composition is excellent and Petrucci's guitar stuff is really good.
I always thought the drums sounded flawless in that. Ahh well. LOL
 
Don't you think they're a bit low in the mix? They don't sound 'rockin'. I didn't mean that Portnoy's playing was bad.
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Originally posted by The Quiet One The Quiet One wrote:

Originally posted by DisgruntledPorcupine DisgruntledPorcupine wrote:

Originally posted by The Quiet One The Quiet One wrote:

 A Change of Seasons, on the other hand, is a real Prog Metal epic. It has its flaws, especially the bad-sound drums, but the composition is excellent and Petrucci's guitar stuff is really good.
I always thought the drums sounded flawless in that. Ahh well. LOL
 
Don't you think they're a bit low in the mix? They don't sound 'rockin'. I didn't mean that Portnoy's playing was bad.

Yea I knew what you meant, and come to think of it I do get what you mean.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Quiet One Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2010 at 15:57
Originally posted by DisgruntledPorcupine DisgruntledPorcupine wrote:

Originally posted by The Quiet One The Quiet One wrote:

Originally posted by DisgruntledPorcupine DisgruntledPorcupine wrote:

Originally posted by The Quiet One The Quiet One wrote:

 A Change of Seasons, on the other hand, is a real Prog Metal epic. It has its flaws, especially the bad-sound drums, but the composition is excellent and Petrucci's guitar stuff is really good.
I always thought the drums sounded flawless in that. Ahh well. LOL
 
Don't you think they're a bit low in the mix? They don't sound 'rockin'. I didn't mean that Portnoy's playing was bad.

Yea I knew what you meant, and come to think of it I do get what you mean.
 
Told ya Wink LOL
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Don't consider Octavarium to be that great....Parts of it are brilliant though.

Seasons is awesome and gets my vote.
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ACOS, primarily because I prefer the melodies.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LiquidEternity Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2010 at 17:59
ACOS is pretty choppy but overall not too bad. Octavarium is one of the few Dream Theater songs I find myself really wanting to listen to these days, so it clearly takes my vote. To me, for whatever reason, ACOS feels pretty pompous and overblown while 8v feels light-hearted and fun.
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Again Pablo ir right, the drums are not well mixed, but that song stand tall anyway. Octavarium is a great piece of perfection, but I prefer the ol' vibe of ACOS. that's it...
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Both excellent songs, but I go with A Change of Seasons
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Neither is my favorite of all DT

but since i got these 2....
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Almost equal, love both...but Octavarium has the edge (the end is so great....)
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A Change of Seasons just may be my favorite DT song.
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