Best Dream Theater Instrumentals


The Top Ten

1 Stream of Consciousness

If you like any Metallica instrumental, this will hook you instantly, it did to me and it's very close to beating Orion as my favourite instrumental

Stream of Consciousness is a masterpiece, is emotive, is amazing

Art of composing


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2 The Dance of Eternity

Most complex metal song written...until it inspired BABYMETAL's Tales of the Destinies.

The Best - Glauberson

3 Overture 1928

Overture 1928 is a great intro into Metropolis Pt.2. Really gets you in the mood. A bit of trivia, DT is probably the only band to have 2 tracks under the name 'Overture', and neither of them are the first track! - Operation_Fortitude

There is another Overture in The Astonishing (Dystopian Overture). It's also not the first track. - 8GRND

4 Instrumedley

Instrumedley is a medley made up of parts of various DT songs, them being Dance of Eternity, A Change of Seasons, YTSE Jam, Erotomania, Metropolis Pt. 1, Hell's Kitchen, and some LTE songs. The way that they flow from one to another is just great! Only performed live at select shows, you can listen to Instrumedley on the 'Live at Budokan' live album. - Operation_Fortitude

5 YTSE Jam
6 Enigma Machine

Epic and wait for sleep and a rite of passage aren't instrumentals

7 Erotomania
8 Hell's Kitchen
9 Overture (Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence)

Just when I thought they have done it all, they release this. I am actually really into classical music so I thought this was phenomenal

10 Wait For Sleep

This isn't an instrumental...

The Contenders

11 False Awakening Suite
12 Dystopian Overture
13 A Rite of Passage

Not an instrumental song, but I really like the breakdown

Incredible bass riff, typical DT song but a masterpiece! - Cmf97351

14 Raw Dog

This isn't on the level of SOC and Overture 1928, but it definitely shouldn't be all the way down here.

15 Eve
16 2285 Entr'acte
17 Machine Chatter
18 Descent of the NOMACs
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2. The Dance of Eternity
3. YTSE Jam
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2. The Dance of Eternity
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