Top Ten Reasons People Hate Dream Theater

IronSabbathPriest
Self explanatory. If you have any more reasons, please add them. I am a major fan of this band, by the way.

The Top Ten

1 People Call Them Pretentious

They're far from pretentious. - naFrovivuS

2 Song Lengths

With the very short attention spans of Millennials now, it's no wonder prog in general is shunned. - naFrovivuS

3 They're Not the Heaviest Band

Well they are still pretty heavy. Prog metal is more instrumental than singing, and most people say metal bands are most known for the vocals. No shock prog metal isn't big among eve prog fans. - naFrovivuS

4 James LaBrie's Vocals
5 Mike Portnoy's Departure

Mangini is good, but Portnoy definitely is better. I like Mangini though. - naFrovivuS

People still go on about this to this day. - IronSabbathPriest

6 The Charlie Dominici Era
7 Kevin Moore's Departure

To be fair he wrote some of their best lyrics. - IronSabbathPriest

8 Their album "The Astonishing"

People don't like this album. It's pretty cheesey and not that progressive. But I like the tune. - IronSabbathPriest

The main issue I have is the sheer length of it. I'm not one to say no to long songs, but an album that goes for over 2 and a half hours crosses the line slightly. The music itself isn't too bad though - kempokid

9 The Fact That "The Looking Glass" Sounds Like Rush's Limelight

Both brilliant songs. I've seen a few people call them out for this but it's not a big deal as Rush are massive anyway, and DT are fans of them. - IronSabbathPriest

10 The Fact That They Overshadow Other Progressive Acts

Like who? - naFrovivuS

Dream Theater is already overshadowed by other rock bands, so whatever prog bands they shadow weren't big to start with. - naFrovivuS

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