Dream Theater - The Alien
Friday Release # 107
The first single from "A View from the Top of the World" - the 15th album by the prog-metal giant "Dream Theater", which will be released in October.
This is the band's first album recorded in their private studios - "DTHQ (Dream Theater Headquarters)" and also the first in which John Petrucci probably plays an 8-string guitar !!!
If you ask us we did not really feel the difference in sound, except perhaps in the heavy and dark reef at 0:47 min. which is amplified by this unknown and magical 8 string.
It's a classic prog-metal piece with all the band's long familiar clichés and there's nothing wrong with that for us. What's more, we really liked Mike Mangini's drumming and you've his amazing sync with the rest of the band that just keeps getting better from album to album.