I thought the sound was a little wonky during the beginning of "Bridges" but it seemed to clear up after that.
1. On The Back of Angels - 8/10
2. Build Me Up, Break Me Down - 7/10
3. Lost Not Forgotten- 6/10
4. This Is Life - 8/10
5. Bridges In The Sky - 10/10
6. Outcry - 7/10
7. Far From Heaven - 8/10
8. Breaking All Illusions - 10/10
9. Beneath The Surface - 10/10
My absolute favorite is Bridges in the Sky, that chorus is just completely awesome. Followed closely by Breaking all Illusions which has so much depth musically, and Beneath the Surface, which is just a dark melodic masterpiece.
Great show! This was the best show I've seen since my first show at the Tower Theater for Train of Thought. I don't think anything will top that night (It's hard to beat a spot-on 3 hour show that included a cover of Echoes). I've been to 5 shows since that night, and this one was by far the best. Great set list... and Under a Glass Moon for an encore instead of Pull Me Under! Absolutely amazing! I love that it seems like there is a new energy among the band members, they all seemed to interact more with each other and the crowd. I don't remember James ever talking so much between songs and Mangini looked like he was having a blast! I didn't want the show to end.
Absolutely amazing album. I definitely enjoy this one more than Black Clouds and Systematic Chaos. This one will probably end up higher on my list with the classics. It's a very deep album musically. It'll take a long time to fully appreciate everything that it has to offer, which is great because it's hard to get bored with an album when you keep hearing new things in it. I love it! It's nice to feel this way about a DT album again, the last two were great, but they seemed to me like they were missing something. This is a nice return to form.
Thanks for the new forum! It's good to be back on the official band site!