Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn Of Events


7.7 | 731 votes |
Release date: 7 September 2011
Style: Progressive metal

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01. On The Backs Of Angels
02. Build Me Up, Break Me Down
03. Lost Not Forgotten
04. This Is The Life
05. Bridges In The Sky
06. Outcry
07. Far From Heaven
08. Breaking All Illusions
09. Beneath The Surface

Additional info
Notes:

* The limited Deluxe Collector's Edition of A Dramatic Turn of Events includes a second disc with instrumentals of all the tracks.
* "Bridges in the Sky" was originally titled "The Shaman's Trance".
* A Dramatic Turn of Events is the first Dream Theater album to feature lyrics by bassist John Myung since "Fatal Tragedy" from Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory.
* Paul Northfield is credited for the spoken words in "Breaking All Illusions".

Staff review by
Daniell
Rating:
5.8
It seems that something like that must have happened eventually. Mike Portnoy is gone, and A Dramatic Turn of Events is the first occasion for the metal community to find out how Dream Theater fares without their co-founder and co-leader. Let me tell you straight away that it sucks. It sucks much more than I feared it would having heard the first song off the album, whose name I won't even bother to mention. Why would I want to waste time typing names of crappy songs?

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published 21.09.2011 | Comments (185)

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor
Rating:
7.9
There is no denying Dream Theater has been an enormous influence on progressive music for the last two decades. Every new release of theirs usually generates a buzz among fans and media alike. But since founding member, natural leader and revered drummer Mike Portnoy left the band unceremoniously last year, the free press the band is getting has been off the charts. After an overly publicized series of auditions whence drumming instructor Mike Mangini came triumphant, expectations were at an expected all-time high. A lot of doubts and uncertainties were lingering in the air. So what? You ask. Well, it all depends who's giving you the answer. Reviews have been split across the internet spectrum. But since you're stuck with me, here are my thoughts.

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published 02.11.2011 | Comments (28)

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13.03.2011 - 14:24
Lachy
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I want this so bad i have have already pre rated it 10
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13.03.2011 - 15:01
Rating: 8
Darth Mitchell
Mitchell
Yeah a new DT album!!! Really hope they have found a good drummer.
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13.03.2011 - 15:26
Danyael
This better be good!
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13.03.2011 - 20:09
Rating: 7
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Only in December? Bleh
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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14.03.2011 - 00:35
Rating: 10
TemplarLS
They found an awesome drummer thats for sure! But who is it, thats killing me
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25.03.2011 - 00:09
JohnDoe
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I'm looking forward to this album, hope it will be better than their last one.
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16.04.2011 - 17:06
nana.MD
Star-Queen
Written by Guest on 25.03.2011 at 00:09

I'm looking forward to this album, hope it will be better than their last one.



me too...their last albums haven't been as great as usual...hope this one's better, sadly they are starting to loose me
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10.05.2011 - 20:31
Rating: 9
Aetherius
Cant wait !
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25.05.2011 - 23:36
x-avier
This is a great chance for them to at least try to play something like images or awake or scenes. Their direction will follow for sure without MP that eventhough I´m so sad that he left, this could let the band get out of that kind of tyranny they had with him.
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30.05.2011 - 20:28
Rating: 8
godisdead
Cant Wait!
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08.06.2011 - 14:02
Rating: 5
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Oooooo...Excited!!!
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09.06.2011 - 05:50
Rating: 9
AXA
I want it \../
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09.06.2011 - 13:30
Jose Nonrum
I m so excited n really just can't wait to hear der latest album
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11.06.2011 - 14:46
JohnDoe
Account deleted
9 songs? this could be a good thing, that means shorter songs, I'm looking forward to that
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17.06.2011 - 18:00
Rating: 9
AXA
I cant wait ,,, i want it \../
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29.06.2011 - 20:45
Rating: 6
SceneryOfLoss
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02.07.2011 - 01:04
BloodFireDeath
Im excited of course. It won't be very difficult for them to make a better album than their last one. BCASL was WEAK
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Goodspeed on the Devils Thunder
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03.07.2011 - 16:35
John Shock
I want this...i'm listening to their new song...and i'm loving it...;)
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12.07.2011 - 06:21
Megi
'On The Backs Of Angels' is a bestial song. hopefully the rest is just as good
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05.08.2011 - 18:21
Rating: 7
Risto
Wandering Midget
The tracklist on Metal Storm is out of date. Here is a brand new sample of track #5

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25.08.2011 - 23:27
Very nice album!
"Breaking All Illusions" is totally my favorite!
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02.09.2011 - 06:15
Rating: 10
Hollberr
The album is completely insane... Mangini seems like he's got chains on him and he can't do whatever he wants. If it were not of this detail, I think DT would have made their best album so far
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02.09.2011 - 12:28
Rating: 4
Totally boring album, even more boring than its 3 predecessors, and its not progressive at all, its just some uninspiring metal... 4 out of 10
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03.09.2011 - 18:41
Rating: 10
Donnie Darko
One of their best albums so far. All its songs are very inspiring and very well made. Pure technique, great compositions and lyrics. Completely awesome! 10/10
Cant stop listening to it. Totally Recommended
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03.09.2011 - 22:49
Rating: 5
strade
I almost can't believe how good this album is compared to recent years. I love how catchy it is and the more varied song times; compared to the spectacle of boredom that Black Clouds produced, this is a masterwork.
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04.09.2011 - 01:02
Rating: 4
whitepawel
I'm a fan of Images And Words, Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence and Train Of Thought. And I think that this album is simply a piece of shit. Thank you.
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04.09.2011 - 01:16
Rating: 7
Metal_4Ever
Written by whitepawel on 04.09.2011 at 01:02

I'm a fan of Images And Words, Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence and Train Of Thought. And I think that this album is simply a piece of shit. Thank you.

this album is 77:05 minute of shit
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04.09.2011 - 18:23
Rating: 7
farfaramir
Not their best, not their worst... It's ok, it's enjoyable, I will give it 7/10
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05.09.2011 - 19:57
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Not good at all. black clouds was vastly superior on all fronts.
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05.09.2011 - 20:17
BitterCOld
Gringo
Written by Guest on 13.03.2011 at 14:24

I want this so bad i have have already pre rated it 10


clearly you are yet another user whose votes are dubious at best... and boom goes the dynamite.
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