Let’s Rap About Dream Theater – Dramatic Turn Of Events

Dream Theater - Dramatic Turn Of Events

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Dream Theater - Dramatic Turn Of Events
Dream Theater - Dramatic Turn Of Events

Yeah, alright.  We’ve been nailing all sorts of upcoming, shreddy, progressive albums lately, what with Tony MacAlpine and Sympony X’s albums on the brink of release.  So what’s one more?  I’m a teeny, tiny bit later than I meant to be on this (I’ve been busy), but hey.  It’s like I always say.  Deal with it.

So Dream Theater’s got an album popping out in stores and downloading hot spots everywhere September 12th.  For anyone who has managed to be out of the loop the album has been entitled A Dramatic Turn of Events which I’m pretty much positive that everyone would perceive as a nod to the unfortunate departure of Mike Portnoy, as the album will be the first to feature Mike Mangini and then we’ll get a sample of what he’s made of.

Cue track listing:

1. On the Backs of Angels – preview!
2. Build Me Up, Break Me Down
3. Lost Not Forgotten
4. This is The Life
5. The Shaman’s Trance
6. Outcry
7. Far From Heaven
8. Breaking All Illusions
9. Beneath The Surface.

What will it be like? What magically wondrous experiences lie within these tunes?  Will it be an expansion of the progressive power that was Black Clouds & Silver Linings or will they suddenly turn to smooth jazz and ragtime full time?  I don’t care what it is.  I’ll probably buy it anyway.

I just hope they plan on releasing it with an instrumental version like they did with Black Clouds & Silver Linings.  I thought that was brilliant of them.  Each and every copy should be personally autographed by all the members too.  And while they’re at it they should personally deliver each one to everyone that buys a copy.  And John Petrucci should give me a guitar too.  Am I right or what?

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Kyle Smitchens

Kyle Smitchens is the Guitar-Muse Managing Editor, super hero extraordinaire, and all around great guy. He has been playing guitar since his late teens and writing personal biographies almost as long. An appreciator of all music, his biggest influences include Tchaikovsky, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Steve Vai, Therion, and Jon Levasseur of Cryptopsy.

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