Monday, January 11, 2016

Dream Theater - The Astonishing (2015-2016)

1/11/16 1:46PM



The review as I posted in the 1st part of the 2015-2016 preview entry, there's already some favorite reviews showing up here as of 1/11/16

Wait-and-see. The trailer really does translate to what I would expect though.

12/4/15 2:07PM

1st single "The Gift of Music"..not bad, not excessive, yet still them.

Cover Art also added below.

11/18/15 1:55PM-11/24/15 6:22AM (Act II Track List edited)

I know it was posted awhile ago, blah blah, but it's worth an update I suppose.

Lot Medieval Cheese within there.

Track List


1. Descent of the NOMACS
2. Dystopian Overture
3. The Gift of Music
4. The Answer
5. A Better Life
6. Lord Nafaryus
7. A Savior in the Square
8. When Your Time Has Come
9. Act of Faythe
10. Three Days
11. The Hovering Sojourn
12. Brother, Can You Hear Me?
13. A Life Left Behind
14. Ravenskill
15. Chosen
16. A Tempting Offer
17. Digital Discord
18. The X Aspect
19. A New Beginning
20. The Road to Revolution

1. 2285 Entr'acte
2. Moment of Betrayal
3. Heaven's Cove
4. Begin Again
5. The Path That Divides
6. Machine Chatter
7. The Walking Shadow
8. My Last Farewell
9. Losing Faythe
10. Whispers on the Wind
11. Hymn of a Thousand Voices
12. Our New World
13. Power Down
14. Astonishing
11/2/15 5:09PM

The selection of "The Great Northern Empire" and "The Ravenskill Rebel Militia" per the email list and it seems part of the concept of this album, has been up for like a week or whatever.

A lot of critical comments online about this, just based on the premise and title alone. I guess my expectation for it isn't all that high anyway. If it's cheesy, so be it, I just hope there's a few moments to enjoy. But the truth is, their S/T album I barely remember much about. A Dramatic Turn of Events was okay, although I hardly find myself longing to go back to it right now.

The Astonishing