@Jorge Armando: haha thanks. I can tell you're a very dedicated and deep dt fan.
How I discovered dream theater is sad. But I've atoned for what I've done.
Like a shit head I found dream theater through rock band 2 where panic attack was the 2nd hardest song (2nd hardest my ass that shit blows away painkiller on every level)
But I didn't start listening to them for quite some time. I continued with loving Metallica, and all those other thrash metal bands.
Well one day my best friend played a nightmare to remember.
At first when he told me about the songs length I was like "who the FUCK has time to listen to that."
And then the thunder roared.
The rain pelted down, setting the scene for a dark and mysterious encounter.
And then the keyboard played.
One of the creepiest riffs I had heard to that point.
like a roar of thunder everything started.
The kick drums flying fast
The guitar heavy and haunting
The bass bitter sweet and cold
The keyboards still creepy
I WAS ADDICTED. I hadn't hear such a god damn wonderful piece of music.
I then downloaded everything I could find.
Locked myself in my room for 3 days, listened to every album I could.
I then taught myself everything I know about music theory off of dream theater songs.
How to write, record, and play in standard and odd time signatures.
How to count.
Melody, rhythm, and the art of soloing.
all my technical abilities as a guitarist have been taught by starting with razors edge, the spirit carries on, and the count of Tuscany, 1 year later evolving into breaking all illusions, as I am, beyond this life, and a rite of passage.
Dream theater, you changed me as a person, and a musician.
Where I saw no progress, and hopelessness as a musician, you lite the volcano inside me.
I don't listen to any other band but dream theater, because every song is different.
How one band has that ability to write a different sound every song, is beyond me.
All I know is,
It all started, with that one thunder strike, to light the fire.
To this day, a nightmare to remember may not be my favorite song by dream theater.
But that thunder
It still gets me.
I'd have to say this is a pretty accurate list.
On one hand, octavarium, is THE EMBODIMENT of everything that is dream theater.
They've said it the selfs.
But personally, lyrically, in the name of god is my favorite. Any person of faith will listen to that song and think "shit religion does cause violence"
But you can't pass up breaking all illusions. It's got everything you need.
Complicated music structure
Progressive as fuck
Sexy as fuck
Balls deep lyrics
The sexiest guitar solo in dt history
Keyboard guitar unison
Real life lesson
John myung lyrics
Extremely thought provoking
See sexy as fuck
Orgasm the entire time.
When you use a new pick.
Which dream theater lyrics changed you, inspired you, hits home, or made you re think what you know.