Top Ten Dream Theater Songs
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Awesome stuff with greatest intro I have ever heard. It is pitty that they don't perform it more often. RP
Perhaps it is because troae was written and released on octivarium, an admittedly softer and flowery sounding album to contrast the heavy metal bombast that was train of thought. Perhaps it was overlooked because of the epic title opus track. Or simply perhaps it was one record label/album too soon? With roadrunner promoting systematic chaos and portnoys, well dream theaters direction to make a ballsy metal album on systematic chaos. ( which absolutely worked). Unfortunately, the best song dream theater had made as of it's release simply was overlooked by core dream theater fans and unheard by the casual fans who were singing the praises of the u2 fm sounding I walk beside you or the new fans who were jamming away at the ultra manic and über heavy at times panic attack. The 2012 tour along with the lead track on score should elevate the root of all evil into the top 10 where it belongs. A song they succeeded on combining their prog virtuosic tendencies with balls out trashy heavy metal and catchy movable hooks sla master of puppets, hallowed be thy name, and jp's beyOnd the realms of death.
This is odd. Maybe after the 2012 tour is done, some of these classics will get bumped. On the otherhand, dream theater have made so many classics in so many styles that I guess 29 is a good number. In my young family, my 3 year old daughter, my 7 and 9 year old sons, and myself all try to play the drum intro on their "my first drum kits". And we all try to play the riffs and basslines from the first 2 minutes of this song. My 3 year old daughter sings the chorus. Its a dt classic for sure. THis is the song that has all my kids asking to go to "school of rock" for lessens. I just may go with them. In actuallity, all of the songs written for the 12 steps are incredibly right through the shattered fortress.Listen to sample
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The best instrumental after octavarium! Brilliant music and an astounding solo! Should be in top ten
Epic song delicate intro and awesome riffs:lyrics aren't necessary in a masterpiece like this fantastic, ten minutes of huge ear pleasure!
This and rush's la villa strangiato are the greatest instrumentals ever. This also contains some of the greatest riffs ever. Needs to be higher on list. Top 15 at leastListen to sample
Anything which can get better in this song is NOTHING...!
sheer masterpiece.. It should be in top 5..
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This is definitely one of the heavier Dream Theater songs but it is still a completely awesome song. It also has one of the best solos they have ever done. What an amazing songMore comments about As I AmListen to sample
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The chorus is so epic - I love the backup vocals, and the keyboard right after sounds amazing. Not my favorite DT song, but I thought this deserved to be far higher on the list.
Amazing riffs, great atmosphere and lyrics, crazy drumming, creative instrumental part and solo... Very underrated in my opinion. At least in the top 10 of DTListen to sample
This song really is underrated. Of the 100 or so dream theater songs, this is in the top 30 for sure. The song has a thoughtful progression with its own energy, but isn't too speedy like Octavarium (which I adore and is about as much better than Pull Me Under as Shadows is better than any song on Train of Thought
Such an underrated song. Not very heavy, but fantastic composition and I can't believe that it's only at the 54th spot.Listen to sample
When I read that the 2012 tour was opening with "the sun" song. I wasn't entirely sold, don't get me wrong, it's an excellent song but before the concert, I would have picked 3 other tracks from the new album including On the backs of angels & Breaking all illusions. Well I'm glad I was wrong. The amazing thing about DT is they write 10 plus minute opus's yet the melodies, hooks, & especially the chorus's. And now that my 9 year old sings the sun chorus all day long, it just makes me smile. This is a classis DT epic track.
This song is so awesome. I can't stop listening to it!Listen to sample
This will be on top 5! amazing intro riff and solos (that's insane) and tremendous song (the live versions are incredible too)Listen to sample
This is a fantastic song, very surprised it isn't rated much higher...
Should be in the top ten without a doubt.
I'm kind of disappointed Blind Faith didn't make it in the top 10. Listening to it now it's a really solid song with pretty powerful lyrics. People must not like that it deals so strongly with religion.Listen to sample
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The best off of the Awake album, closely followed by 60 and Erotomania. Also why is The Dance Of Eternity so low down?Listen to sample
By far the best song from Awake - great guitar work from PetrucciListen to sample
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Great atmosphere and pretty simple structure. The chorus melody is just epic, also thinking of the Erotomania solo. Should be way up to the top.
It's beautiful and sad and gentle. I love their ballads. This is one of my favourite songs of theirs'.Listen to sample
My favorite one from Falling into Infinity which very underrated album in my view.Listen to sample
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Updated Thursday, December 12, 2013