Wednesday, November 30 2011
In 2011, there were only a few high-quality progressive rock releases, but those that managed to stand out are some of the best the genre has seen in awhile.
Thursday, November 14 2013
Dream Theater, now in its third decade, suffered what could have been a crippling blow, the loss of drummer Mike Portnoy. The band found a replacement and got (to everyone's surprise) better. This new DVD is proof.
Wednesday, October 16 2013
That Dream Theater decided to make their twelfth LP their self-titled is not an indication that it's finally figured things out. This collection of overcooked pop-prog metal, more than anything else, exemplifies a band trying to make the most out of a withering identity.
Sunday, November 20 2011
A Dream Theater show keeps the focus on the instrumental pyrotechnics going on onstage and eschews actual pyrotechnics.
Thursday, October 20 2011
Those who missed out on the album and DVD the first time around will be wise to grab this one––it’s the best of the band’s live lot from an era in which Dream Theater seemed incapable of doing wrong.
Tuesday, September 20 2011
A couple of strong songs does not a full album make, and this constantly-working cycle that Dream Theater is on seems to have passed the point of diminishing returns.