The Astonishing is Dream Theater’s second concept album after 1999’s Metropolis Pt 2: Scenes from a Memory. Described as an honest-to-God rock opera by Rolling Stone, it has been compared to The Who’s Tommy (1969), Rush’s 2112 (1976), Pink Floyd’s The Wall (1979), and Queensrÿche’s Operation: Mindcrime (1988). 2112 also revolves around music being used to achieve freedom in a futuristic setting.
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The Astonishing (2xCD, Album, Dig). Roadrunner Records, Warner Music. to a point i have to agree with mrdream, for me the snare drum sound is pretty horrible to my ears but that's nothing new as it sounds a little similar at times to that snare sound on the images and words album it's that synthetic sounding snare that stops me from being able to fully enjoy these albums. when the. snare is being played quitely with double stroke rolls it sounds fine.
Dream Theater is the twelfth studio album by American progressive metal band Dream Theater, released through Roadrunner Records on September 23, 2013 in Europe and a day later in North America. The album was written, recorded, mixed, and mastered between January and May 2013 at Cove City Sound Studios in Long Island, New York, the same studio as the band's previous album, A Dramatic Turn of Events (2011). It is the first Dream Theater album to include drummer Mike Mangini in the songwriting process.
Dream Theater have fiercely dedicated themselves to telling Petrucci’s story. The album’s lyrics come in 31 pages, in screenplay format, to help guide listeners through the sprawling dystopia that is The Great Northern Empire of the Americas. The Astonishing is an absolutely unique experience. Even at two hours, it demands your full attention. The band promises elaborate animations for their upcoming live shows, as well as the possibility of books and maybe even movies.
Band Name Dream Theater. Album Name The Astonishing. Data de aparición 29 Enero 2016. Labels Roadrunner Records. DISC 1. 1. Descent of the Nomacs. 2. Dystopian Overture. 3. The Gift of Music.
Released January 29, 2016. The Astonishing Tracklist. Descent of the NOMACS Lyrics. The Astonishing is DT’s longest album to date, clocking in at around 2 hours and 10 minutes. It contains three singles: The Gift of Music, Moment of Betrayal, and a version of Our New World featuring Lzzy Hale of Halestorm. The Astonishing is also DT’s first album to top the US Billboard Rock chart, as well as the one that hit the top ten in many countries. The Astonishing Q&A.
The Astonishing is a rock opera, released as the thirteenth studio album and second concept album by American progressive metal band Dream Theater on January 29, 2016 through Roadrunner Records. The album's story was conceived by guitarist John Petrucci and its music was written by Petrucci and keyboardist Jordan Rudess.