People are happy and saying: "Welcome back DT". I assume those guys never listened Images & Words, Metropolis, Awake or other pre 2000 albums. They were pure progressive metal, it was jazzy, not just pure metal with cool pro playing on instruments. Don't get me wrong, new album is cool, but it differs from those what I personally like and expect to hear. It is closer to post 2000 era of DT like ToT, Octavarium, SC or DTOE, when it DT become more metal and I think more commercial, still good album, but not catchy as those pre2000 albums... so, I really miss that style of DT... it was cool.
for me, a strict volcel, this music is absolutely fantastic, as I don't waste my time on women and can instead focus on the intricacies of the songs. men of little intelligence who are constantly being sucked dry by demonic witches cannot afford a decent sound system anyway.....please refrain from commeting on their page if you lack the neccessary nerve cells to interpret their music
I'm not 100% sure, but Jordan Rudess lives or lived in my county (Rockland in New York). I know he did live in Rockland County the early 2010's. He even had a fancy mansion. I only know this since he was friends with my friend's father Barry Carl. I do know Barry Carl still lives in my vicinity. Barry Carl is the dude who sang the Carmen Sandiego theme song and I was friends with his daughter Jaci.
After A Dramatic Turn of Events, DT had dramatically cooled off for me... But Distance Over Time crushed any doubts that these guys were past their peak. "At Wit's End" has to be, in my opinion, one of the best tracks they've ever created. This whole album is amazingly fresh, future prog metal with all the right nostalgic elements that keep them so unique.
I think everyone agrees the new album is not their best or worse. When compared to the rest of recent prog metal albums, this one rocks!. Obviously, it was made for us fans of their "hard" era. I for one am thankful
Pale Blue Dot and At Wit’s End are the only tracks I’m really feeling from this album. A lot of the songs seem more centered around James than normal, and that’s cool but it’s just not what I come to Dream Theater for personally. It’s cool to see so many DT fans happy with it though after The Astonishing.
As a longtime Dream Theater fan and someone whose taste in music was greatly shaped by them, I don't feel like their new album is all that great... Honestly, their last few albums have been a bit of a letdown for me. Distance Over Time isn't a bad album by any means (imo, at least) and has a few songs that I really liked, but I definitely wouldn't put it among their best. My opinion might be different if they had handled the production on Labrie's voice a bit better... It sounds a bit too processed this time, for me.
How did they get this incredibly boring. Why do people still listen to this crap? There's absolutely nothing interesting left in them anymore. Why do I make myself suffer through their albums once every few years, I don't hate myself that much ;_;
Distance over time до грусти вторичен. Уже начиная с Paralized (который изо всех сил пытается закосить под Forsaken) начинается типичный набор для Dream Theater. Люди говорят, что он лучше The Astonishing, тем не менее, лучше послушать Train of Thoughts или Images and Words.
"I get promos from Inside Out for a music blog I write for occasionally. They explicitly say that there may be watermarks on the files, which discourages leaking them. I get promos for most Inside Out releases, usually a month or two in advance, but did not get one for Distance Over Time, as my Inside Out rep said that Dream Theater’s own publicist handled sending out promos for them instead of Inside Out’s marketing team. He forwarded my request to them, but I never got a response, and here I am now stuck waiting with everyone else."