NO MORE DREAM THEATER SNIPPETS: FULL ALBUM NOW POSTED!
I’ve been ragging on Dream Theater a good bit lately, but it comes from a place of love; nowhere in the metalsphere will you find a bigger DT fanboy than me. Naturally I’m quite excited that no longer do we have to listen to short snippets of new songs; Roadrunner Records Germany is hosting a full stream of DT’s new album Mike Portnoy Left the Band.
As I sit here listening to the album I’m wondering whether this stream is also Mike Portnoy’s first chance to hear it. Sorry for dwelling on his exit from the band, but it’s a pretty big deal! Anyway, from what I can tell his departure hasn’t really affected the band’s sound much one way or the other; A Dramatic Turn of Events sounds just like Dream Theater, even the drumming. I can’t see any longtime DT fans being disappointed, and likewise, if you’ve never liked Dream Theater before this album your mind is not going to be changed. Of course, as with all Dream Theater albums, I’ll need several listens to fully digest the music and make final judgment.