Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby Nos » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:40 pm

I'm not sure teasers that give us so little an idea really are much good.

That little bit sounded like "Black Clouds..." though. Hmm...

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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby pfillion » Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:56 pm

Yeah, it's hard to give an opinion based on this short teaser. I'm still not a big fan of Mangini and the teaser sounds exactly like most of the songs on their self-titled album.

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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby Mark » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:00 pm

Other than I hate the guitar sound - not so much the recorded tone as the farty seven-string sound that Petrucci has been in love with since Octavarium - it's impossible to tell anything from this teaser. I fully expect to like the album in general because I like every DT album to some extent, even the bad ones. This barely registers next to the new Conception songs.

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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby pfillion » Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:08 pm

Mark wrote:Other than I hate the guitar sound - not so much the recorded tone as the farty seven-string sound that Petrucci has been in love with since Octavarium


I completely agree with you about the guitar sound. I thought that they wanted to go back to the classic sound of their early albums..

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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby Hearing Aid Man » Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:41 am

Sounds great to me!

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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby LarryD » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:59 am

Bring this on !!!!! With or without samples !!!!!!!!!! :P

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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby Chris R » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:55 pm

Is it wrong that I like those teasers more than anything from Astonishing?
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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby Mardoch » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:10 pm

It's...ok I guess. I didn't hate it, so I guess that's an accomplishment unto itself?

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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby ToddS » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:46 pm

Chris R wrote:Is it wrong that I like those teasers more than anything from Astonishing?


Why no it’s not. :lol:

It sounds solid, though familiar. Anything but another Disney recording please.
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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby Chris R » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:02 am

This is really good.
Killer hook there,cool.solo break downs(Rudass has a cool solo tone here)

I guess I can officially pretend the Astonishing never happened.
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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby Sir Exar Kun » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:12 am

This new song is FANTASTIC. It's everything I want in a Dream Theater song. Better than anything on the last two albums for sure.
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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby Nos » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:34 am

Sir Exar Kun wrote:This new song is FANTASTIC. It's everything I want in a Dream Theater song. Better than anything on the last two albums for sure.


Really?

It sounds painfully generic, and paint-by-numbers DT to me, and I'm the guy who put ADTOE #1 that year.

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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby Sir Exar Kun » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:35 am

Really?

It sounds painfully generic, and paint-by-numbers DT to me, and I'm the guy who put ADTOE #1 that year.


I'm fine with paint-by-numbers DT. Do what you do and do it well. This song fits perfectly. Sonically, this is a mix of "Train of Thought" and ADTOE.
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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby Chris R » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:11 am

Sir Exar Kun wrote:
Really?

It sounds painfully generic, and paint-by-numbers DT to me, and I'm the guy who put ADTOE #1 that year.


I'm fine with paint-by-numbers DT. Do what you do and do it well. This song fits perfectly. Sonically, this is a mix of "Train of Thought" and ADTOE.

And what I like about this one is that it's short and to the point without any needles parts forced in for no reason like they at times have a bad habit of doing
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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby pfillion » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:26 am

BTW, here's the official video with the band

https://youtu.be/gylxuO6dKOw

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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby T'ski » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:18 pm

bleh, pretty uninteresting. seems I've heard most of the melodies before.

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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby Hearing Aid Man » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:52 pm

And what I like about this one is that it's short and to the point without any needles parts forced in for no reason like they at times have a bad habit of doing



Umm - they're a prog metal band. That's what they like to do. :?

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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby Sparky » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:24 pm

I think the knock on shorter DT tunes in the past is that it's verse, verse, chorus...wank break...chorus...and this is no different. This is tighter than a...very, very...um, tight thing, but haven't we heard this 83 times before? NOTE: I only listened once.

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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby ToddS » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:35 pm

This song is a step in the right direction coming from The Astonishing. It’s solid. I like it. Seeing the title I figured it would be sappy, but it’s heavy. Good to hear DT grow their balls back. :P
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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby T'ski » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:47 am

2nd track is out.....can you say Metallica?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFxH4kk ... bmexEjs_qg

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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby Hearing Aid Man » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:09 am

can you say Metallica?


Yep. I hear a couple parts. :lol:

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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby Nos » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:42 am

This second song is definitely better than the first. The solo section, in particular, is very nice. But it seems no matter what they do, they can't figure out how to make James sound good. Petrucci thinks himself a producer, but the records he's overseen for the band never actually *sound* great, vocals especially.

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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby pfillion » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:02 am

Great song \m/

Much better than the first single in my opinion.

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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby Chris R » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:52 pm

T'ski wrote:2nd track is out.....can you say Metallica?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFxH4kk ... bmexEjs_qg


Yep John writes better Metallica licks than Metallica has in 30 years,right down to the guitar tone.

This is EXACTLY what I want to hear from Dream Theater,thrashy style guitar licks,cool creative prog parts that fit the song,the keys sounding non annoying and fitting the song,really cool solo sections.,with their Rush influences evident.

Reminds me a lot of a shorter version of Count of Tuscany
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Re: Dream Theater - "Distance Over Time" Album Teaser

Postby prog_powermetal99 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:19 am

Love this new DT song. It doesn't even sound really like DT when it starts off, and I like that! I love that they are changing it up, but maintaining the heaviness. I still don't care for James Labrie, but aside from that..... Awesome song!!!


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