2003 - Train Of Thought.
way more Helter Skelter.

November 11, 2003 - 2023: 20 years of: Train Of Thought.

High-octane prog-metal.

Following 2002's Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence 135min+ 2CD fiesta, the progressive cortege would now take a lead towards a heavier path. In this tormented post-Napster era, DREAM THEATER brings us a rich metal showcase. Listen and learn.

Deep bass and harmonies sets the mood to destroy, as "As I Am" slowly breaks in. Crystal-pure power ravages as the main riff drives us inside this loose heavymetal loaded freight-train. Caught in the eye of the tornado, the band had a firm grip on the genre.

Both pillars of "This Dying Soul" and "Honor Thy Father" are pristine exhibition of riff-o-ramas and top-shelf drumming. Both might be 10min+ adventures, yet never a dull moment. The soft church-like "Vacant" resets the pace to tear, while the build-up of "Stream Of Consciousness" is a solid barrage of rock-progression with harden steel alloy.

The Live At Budokan 3CD / 2DVD features a focused band, at the pinnacle of their craft, deep in the land of the Rising Sun.

Definitely not shaken by the shape-shifting new-millenium hard-music landscape, DREAM THEATER's direction would dwell within this new muscular-metal evolution. The culprits would provide more strong epic-metal, with 2005's Octavarium CD.

Train Of Thought = full CD
Live At Budokan = full DVD
Interview in 2004
The making of Train Of Thought

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