Dream Theater / PROGRESSIVE/ ART/ PSYCHEDELIC

Black Clouds and Silver Linings – DREAM THEATER – 2009


I’m not terribly enthused by the latest effort by what was for the good part of three years my favorite-est band of all time. A full on Gothic Metal opening with ‘A Nightmare to Remember’ seems a good start, with a massive organ (snicker) and big guitars and a heavy bassy bottom end and double … Continue reading

Dream Theater / PROGRESSIVE/ ART/ PSYCHEDELIC

Images and Words – DREAM THEATER – 1992


You know I’m going to love this one, don’t you? Go absolutely gaga over its pioneering sound, and virtuostic playing and even pretty decent lyrics? Leave  adeposit on it? Well, you’re absolutely right. I love this album. Its brilliant. I think its Concorde moment in metal music. It is to Dream Theater what Terminator is to … Continue reading

Dream Theater / PROGRESSIVE/ ART/ PSYCHEDELIC

When Dream and Day Unite – DREAM THEATER – 1989


This album is from Dream Theater’s pre-fame visionary days, when they were still looking for a definite sound. While this sound would not fruition into delicious goodness completely until the next album (spoiler alert for the Images and Words review!), we do get some of the main course elements in this not-all-that-bad entrée. I will … Continue reading