Heaviest Dream Theater Songs

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Dream Theater is probably best known for their melodic masterpieces, but they also have their moments of sheer METAL...

The Top Ten

1 Honor Thy Father Honor Thy Father

I feel like every song from Train of Thought except Vacant should be in the top 15 at least, this album was Dream Theater's album to everybody who argued they weren't a metal band and they delivered the heaviness in spades. Honor Thy Father is probably the heaviest song because of the intro alone and then everything just gets heavier, and if there was ever a shredding keyboard solo it's the solo on this song. - Derrick_Fox

Honor Thy Father is an excellently written and produced song. I just love the part in the middle when you think it's letting up, but then...

DON'T CROSS THE CROOKED STEP... And it's just beginning. The last chorus is pretty much pure anger. - Operation_Fortitude

The song is just awesome and very angry

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2 The Glass Prison The Glass Prison

The Glass Prison can be best described as a 13 minute brutal assault on your eardrums. Heavy from start to finish, it doesn't let up even for a moment. - Operation_Fortitude

The first Dream theater song I ever heard and my favourite, definitely the most brutal! Train of thought is the most heavy album in my opinion - dragon13304

After the intro, I am literally banging my head the whole time.

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3 Panic Attack Panic Attack

Its hard to choose fron honour thy father and the glass prison but this should be under then.

4 This Dying Soul This Dying Soul

Ahh yes. The infamous Labrie Rap. - Operation_Fortitude

Where metal meets rap in the best way ever.

5 A Nightmare to Remember A Nightmare to Remember

I love this song especially the double bass drumming in the intro. Very heavy song

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6 The Dark Eternal Night The Dark Eternal Night

The drum work on this one is outstanding!

That triplet riff toward the end.

Heavy powerful beautiful woah

7 Lie Lie

Probably one of the best petrucci shreds.

8 As I Am As I Am

Just by hearing the intro, you know thing are going to get heavy. As I Am is sort of a prelude for things to come in Train Of Thought. - Operation_Fortitude

Brutal prog metal intro melds into mail riff seamlessly! Catchy chorus and great all around performance by the whole band!

This literally sounds like alice in chains

9 Endless Sacrifice Endless Sacrifice

Endless Sacrifice may very well have Dream Theater's Heaviest Chorus, as well as a brutally awesome instrumental part, but it does give you breaks during the verses. - Operation_Fortitude

In my opinion, it is just the best heavy metal chorus ever made. It's definitely impossible not to headbang to it. Petrucci's harmonics techniques alongside his mastered and incredibly fast riffs match perfectly Portnoy's heavyweight drumming and insanely fit fills.

10 The Mirror The Mirror

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? Descent of the Nomacs Descent of the Nomacs
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The Contenders

11 Constant Motion Constant Motion V 1 Comment
12 The Root of All Evil The Root of All Evil

Very heavy in my opinion at least 5

13 In the Name of God In the Name of God

This song is amazing start to finish. The opening riff is one of my favorites in all music. Even without knowing that there is morse code in the song, its epic.

This song is slow, heavy and has epic lyrics.

14 The Shattered Fortress The Shattered Fortress V 1 Comment
15 Stream of Consciousness Stream of Consciousness
16 The Enemy Inside The Enemy Inside V 1 Comment
17 Caught In a Web Caught In a Web
18 The Test that Stumped Them All The Test that Stumped Them All
19 A Rite of Passage A Rite of Passage
20 Forsaken Forsaken
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