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    Posted: September 25 2012 at 03:07
I'd have to go with Octavarium. A Change of Seasons would be next. What is your favourite Dream Theater epic?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dtguitarfan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2012 at 05:43
That's a toughie for me.  I do love Octavarium quite a bit, but I think I'd go with "In The Presence of Enemies" - I like to queue up parts 1 and 2 back to back and go through the whole thing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2012 at 07:32
Originally posted by dtguitarfan

That's a toughie for me.  I do love Octavarium quite a bit, but I think I'd go with "In The Presence of Enemies" - I like to queue up parts 1 and 2 back to back and go through the whole thing.
 
Exactly my favourite too Clap, great choice.
 
6DOIT is close but after The Test That Stumped Them All it tends to drift off a bit.  A Change of Seasons is special too.
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I've never been able to realize which one is the best between these masterpieces:
- A Change of Season
- Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
- Octavarium

I mean.. I'm only human.. This is too tough...
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Very hard question. I mean come on!! There is so many! 😁

Ok, well I won't be a cop out so I'll pick PART 8 ( LOSING TIME) of 6 DEGREES OF INNER TURBULANCE. Serious Majesty in that track. Another is definately ANOTHER WON and A CHANGE OF SEASONS, which is a freak of nature.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2012 at 11:41
Octavarium
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
A Change of Seasons
A Nightmare To Remember
The Count of Tuscany
In The Presence of Enemies
In The Name of God

All are amazing!
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A Change of Seasons, the poetic nature of that song is beyond this life (sorry for just doing that).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote infandous Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2012 at 12:49
Six Degrees is easily my favorite.  Octavarium a close second.  Actually, The Count of Tuscany would be my number two, if it weren't for the incredibly bad lyrics.  A Change of Seasons would probably be third for me.
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^ Agreed for The Count of Tuscany. Lyrics and music are just like black and white..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote WisdomBeginsInWonder Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2012 at 13:58
Originally posted by Ytse_Jam

I've never been able to realize which one is the best between these masterpieces:
- A Change of Season
- Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
- Octavarium

I mean.. I'm only human.. This is too tough...


dude this are also  my  best  songs from DT  

six degrees of inner turbulence is my number 10 song from progressive rock sounds <3

Life Can Be Hilariously Cruel.


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I gotta say that VOICES off the AWAKE album is up there. Great lyrics. LABRIE sings his ass off on that one.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ytse_Jam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2012 at 16:26
I wouldn't label Voices as an epic. One of their best, though...
Talking about LaBrie singing his ass off, I think The Killing Hand off Live at the Marquee would be the best example. Don't know if it's overdubbed in studio or not, but hell, I miss that LaBrie...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote progbethyname Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2012 at 17:01
You know, what makes VOICES so epic to me is the VOICE that carries the song. LaBrie, the way he sustains and holds the main chorus notes to like octave 8 is just incredible and very epic sounding to me. The tune is a 9+ minute gem, so it is layered enough to get my vote for having an epic nature. Some cases I think your right in regards to the music itself, but the voice is its own maddening force. Brilliant job.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zeqexes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2012 at 17:28
Originally posted by Ytse_Jam

^ Agreed for The Count of Tuscany. Lyrics and music are just like black and white..

Seconded. The actual music in The Count of Tuscany is OK, but the silly lyrics just ruin the song for me. I mean how can you compare this:

"I want to stay alive
Everything about this place
Just doesn't feel right
I
I don't want to die
Suddenly I'm frightened for my life"

to this?:

"Life was filled with wonder
I felt the warm wind blow
I must explore the boundaries
Transcend the depth of winter's snow
Innocence caressing me
I never felt so young before
There was so much life in me
Still I longed to search for more
But those days are gone now
Changed like a leaf on a tree
Blown away forever
into the cool autumn breeze"
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So...you actually care about the lyrics?  Haha, kind of kidding there - lyrics are important, but for me they've always been the whipped cream on the sundae.  More important to me is the music itself - the vocals, the harmonies, the instrumentals, etc.
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Metropolis Part 1
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ytse_Jam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2012 at 17:53
Originally posted by dtguitarfan

So...you actually care about the lyrics?  Haha, kind of kidding there - lyrics are important, but for me they've always been the whipped cream on the sundae.  More important to me is the music itself - the vocals, the harmonies, the instrumentals, etc.
No, I don't. In fact, I love The Count.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zeqexes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 25 2012 at 18:01
Originally posted by dtguitarfan

So...you actually care about the lyrics?  Haha, kind of kidding there - lyrics are important, but for me they've always been the whipped cream on the sundae.  More important to me is the music itself - the vocals, the harmonies, the instrumentals, etc.

Yeah, I do agree with you - however, good lyrics are always better than bad lyrics Tongue
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Octavarium for me, easily. Even though Change of Seasons, Count of Tuscany, and Nightmare to Remember are also great. As well as In the Presence of Enemies, but the part I like most of it is the first, which is presented separated from the rest of the song in the album.
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Hmmm, this is a tough one! In no particular order...

Octavarium
The Count of Tuscany
A Change of Seasons
The Ministry of Lost Souls (Seriously, how hasn't this been mentioned yet. Wonderful track!)
I consider drone metal to be progressive...
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