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Dream Theater - A View From The Top Of The World



Release date: 22 October 2021
Style: Progressive metal

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01. The Alien
02. Answering The Call
03. Invisible Monster
04. Sleeping Giant
05. Transcending Time
06. Awaken The Master
07. A View From The Top Of The World

Line-up
James LaBrie - vocals
Jordan Rudess - keyboards
John Petrucci - guitars, backing vocals
Mike Mangini - drums
John Myung - bass

Additional info
Label: InsideOut Music

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28.07.2021 - 17:28
doez
Hallucigenia
Cover looks dumb BUT a 20 minutes track baby let's gooooo
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29.07.2021 - 02:36
NavyMetalMan

If it's anything like their last album "Distance Over Time" it will be an excellent album. The last one was a welcome return to form.
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29.07.2021 - 03:03
kevindebrajne

70 minutes? Damn, I liked their approach on the previous album with shorter songs and overall only 56 minutes of run time. Also kinda scarred of that 20 minutes long track. Last time they made an epic track it was kinda underwhelming. Hope James LaBrie gonna improve over Distance Over Time with his vocals, the album wasn't really good in that territory. Cover art looks like a live album, I literally though for a second that they gonna release YET another live album. Really can't wait for some early tracks to get a taste of this thing. Dream Theater is one of these bands that even if I know they won't release anything ground breaking, I'm still interested to see how it turns out.
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29.07.2021 - 11:54
Mountain King
K i K o
Epic track names, hoping they will try a prog power approach which can be really interesting (with the exception of LaBrie)
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24.09.2021 - 15:50
R.Boxma

Let's hope they don't fall back a second time to attempt anything astonishing this time around.
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24.09.2021 - 15:57
JoHn DoE

The title song is gonna be 20 minutes long, let's see if they pull off a good epic
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12.10.2021 - 12:14
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by doez on 28.07.2021 at 17:28

Cover looks dumb BUT a 20 minutes track baby let's gooooo

This "dumb" cover is based on a real place. Who's dumb now
https://leisurehiking.com/hiking-kjeragbolten-in-norway/
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12.10.2021 - 13:06
doez
Hallucigenia
Written by Daniell on 12.10.2021 at 12:14

This "dumb" cover is based on a real place. Who's dumb now
https://leisurehiking.com/hiking-kjeragbolten-in-norway/

Oh no the real place looks really cool and would have been a perfectly fine cover on its own, it's just the giant shoes next to it which look dumb and make the cover look dumb
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13.10.2021 - 06:48
metalbrat

Another album leaked before release date...this is becoming common now.
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13.10.2021 - 09:22
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by metalbrat on 13.10.2021 at 06:48

Another album leaked before release date...this is becoming common now.


It's not becoming common. It's BEEN common for the last 10 years, at least.
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18.10.2021 - 12:45
nonZero

Hoping they continue the style of Distance Over Time on this one.
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18.10.2021 - 18:21
|pyro|

Written by nonZero on 18.10.2021 at 12:45

Hoping they continue the style of Distance Over Time on this one.


Prepare to be disappointed.
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19.10.2021 - 15:40
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
I've not found anything special about Dream Theater's music since Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory, I even found that album to be slightly overrated. Hopefully this A View From The Top Of The World will be more intresting, but I'm not expecting them to ever top the quality of Images And Words, that is a personal favourite progressive metal album of mine.
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19.10.2021 - 17:45
alexcht777

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 19.10.2021 at 15:40

I've not found anything special about Dream Theater's music since Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory, I even found that album to be slightly overrated. Hopefully this A View From The Top Of The World will be more intresting, but I'm not expecting them to ever top the quality of Images And Words, that is a personal favourite progressive metal album of mine.

Could be 2 reasons for they´ll never reach that level, 1. they were fresh back then, it was the album that brought them to the masses and 2. nostalgia, you hear it first, so that makes go in time and get that feeling, sometimes I start with a band with an album that it´s not their debut o second album, or their most praised, and I like it, but then negative reviews say that their running out of ideas and repeating themselves, but for me was fresh, so it depends sometimes
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19.10.2021 - 17:53
JoHn DoE

Written by alexcht777 on 19.10.2021 at 17:45

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 19.10.2021 at 15:40

I've not found anything special about Dream Theater's music since Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory, I even found that album to be slightly overrated. Hopefully this A View From The Top Of The World will be more intresting, but I'm not expecting them to ever top the quality of Images And Words, that is a personal favourite progressive metal album of mine.

Could be 2 reasons for they´ll never reach that level, 1. they were fresh back then, it was the album that brought them to the masses and 2. nostalgia, you hear it first, so that makes go in time and get that feeling, sometimes I start with a band with an album that it´s not their debut o second album, or their most praised, and I like it, but then negative reviews say that their running out of ideas and repeating themselves, but for me was fresh, so it depends sometimes


also Kevin Moore was a big part of the early DT sound. That period is my favorite from DT,
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19.10.2021 - 19:17
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
Written by alexcht777 on 19.10.2021 at 17:45

Could be 2 reasons for they´ll never reach that level, 1. they were fresh back then, it was the album that brought them to the masses and 2. nostalgia, you hear it first, so that makes go in time and get that feeling, sometimes I start with a band with an album that it´s not their debut o second album, or their most praised, and I like it, but then negative reviews say that their running out of ideas and repeating themselves, but for me was fresh, so it depends sometimes

You could be right, if I had started by listening to one of Dream Theater's later albums and worked my way back, then maybe I would of appreciated them that little bit more, although I do believe they were fresh of ideas, and all the musicians were on top form when they did Images And Words, I don't think the rest of their discogrophy is all that bad though.
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20.10.2021 - 17:04
alexcht777

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 19.10.2021 at 19:17

Written by alexcht777 on 19.10.2021 at 17:45

Could be 2 reasons for they´ll never reach that level, 1. they were fresh back then, it was the album that brought them to the masses and 2. nostalgia, you hear it first, so that makes go in time and get that feeling, sometimes I start with a band with an album that it´s not their debut o second album, or their most praised, and I like it, but then negative reviews say that their running out of ideas and repeating themselves, but for me was fresh, so it depends sometimes

You could be right, if I had started by listening to one of Dream Theater's later albums and worked my way back, then maybe I would of appreciated them that little bit more, although I do believe they were fresh of ideas, and all the musicians were on top form when they did Images And Words, I don't think the rest of their discogrophy is all that bad though.

Yeah, that record is magic!
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20.10.2021 - 17:11
alexcht777

Written by JoHn DoE on 19.10.2021 at 17:53

Written by alexcht777 on 19.10.2021 at 17:45

Written by AndyMetalFreak on 19.10.2021 at 15:40

I've not found anything special about Dream Theater's music since Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory, I even found that album to be slightly overrated. Hopefully this A View From The Top Of The World will be more intresting, but I'm not expecting them to ever top the quality of Images And Words, that is a personal favourite progressive metal album of mine.

Could be 2 reasons for they´ll never reach that level, 1. they were fresh back then, it was the album that brought them to the masses and 2. nostalgia, you hear it first, so that makes go in time and get that feeling, sometimes I start with a band with an album that it´s not their debut o second album, or their most praised, and I like it, but then negative reviews say that their running out of ideas and repeating themselves, but for me was fresh, so it depends sometimes


also Kevin Moore was a big part of the early DT sound. That period is my favorite from DT,

Nice point
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