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Black Clouds Silver Linings CD (2009)

Artist: Dream Theater

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Dream Theater's tenth studio album and second release on Roadrunner Records!


Label Roadrunner Records/wea
SKU 211099711
UPC 016861788353
UPC 14 00016861788353
Format CD
Release Date 6/23/2009
Author Dream Theater
Artist Bio
Dream Theater"The way we were perceived in 1985 is the same way that we were perceived in 1995 and the same way we are perceived in 2007," says Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy."We aren't part of what's on MTV or what's in Rolling Stone," Portnoy continues, "We haven't succumbed to trying to be what is popular, because usually that stuff passes within a year or two. But what we've done and continue to do has been on our own terms, so Dream Theater strikes a chord with young musicians and rock fans all around the world, and that's what has sustained us."Indeed, Dream Theater has always done precisely as Dream Theater does. The New York-based quintet's new, ninth album, Systematic Chaos, is comprised of the kind of punishingly complex, technically accomplished, and simply sprawling -- which is to say, uncompromising -- progressive rock that has endeared them to fans all over the world for over 20 years."How uncompromising?" you may ask. How about the fact that the shortest song, "Forsaken," runs just over five and a half minutes, and the longest, "In the Presence of Enemies," a two part epic that opens and closes the album, spans over twenty-five minutes? How about the fact that each track features the kind of demanding musicianship that has landed each instrumentalist in the band the long-term respect of peers and aspiring virtuosos?In total, Systematic Chaos demonstrates the cold, hard fact that Dream Theater is the most prominent progressive metal band on Earth. The band has not only paved the way for similarly inclined artists like Spock's Beard, Porcupine Tree and a host of others, but has gone some distance in rehabilitating the much-maligned prog-rock genre. "As a metal band," explains guitarist John Petrucci, "we've taken elements of music that aren't deemed cool by younger people into a more modern light."
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Artist Dream Theater
Music Format Compact Disc
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