Dream Theater - Train Of Thought


8.6 | 1075 votes |
Release date: 11 September 2003
Style: Progressive metal

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01. As I Am
02. This Dying Soul
    1 - IV. Reflections of Reality (Revisited)
    2 - V. Release
03. Endless Sacrifice
04. Honor Thy Father
05. Vacant
06. Stream Of Consciousness
07. In The Name Of God

Line-up
James LaBrie - vocals
Jordan Rudess - keyboards
John Petrucci - guitars, backing vocals
Mike Portnoy - drums, backing vocals
John Myung - bass

Guest musicians
Eugene Friesen - cello

Guest review by
The Silent Man
Rating:
6.5
In my opinion, 2003 seems to have brought many albums with awful titles and covers. This release is just one of those. The gray eye at the end of tunnel might have been the ideal subject for Evergrey, but not for Dream Theater. The sticker on the cover quotes "The new progressive metal masterpiece", but it's hard to call it a masterpiece. But let's push play.

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published 13.11.2003 | Comments (44)

Guest review by
Arian Totalis
Rating:
8.5
You know, I fail to see what the problem is that everyone has with this album. Most people say that it is bad for one reason or other. For example, some might say that the fact they took two weeks to write all the music and lyrics somehow impacted on the sound. While under normal circumstances I might agree, however this is Dream Theater, they can do things like that and actually make it work. For the god's sake, the first track on Liquid Tension Experiment was just a huge improvised jam. Some might also say that Dream Theater don't do the whole angry/heavy thing well. Once more, I disagree, this album does well with both aspects.

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published 12.08.2007 | Comments (15)

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19.08.2011 - 07:30
Rating: 7
Sonic MrSumo
This album for me would've been a lot stronger if they were a little more disciplined in shortening the length of the tracks. As the saying goes, "sometimes less is more". There are some really nice constructive lead-in riffs, melodies, versus, and choruses here. It's the overly and unnecessarily long bridges that spoil it for me. I know its Dream Theater, but surely not every song they write has to be 4 hours long...
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24.09.2011 - 20:46
Rating: 10
Regolith
Allow me to be bold here: This album is a masterpiece and should be placed directly alongside 'Images'.

From front-to-back this album is perfect. It is meant to be listened to as a whole, and if you do listen to it as such you will see it's perfection. They keep you enthralled the whole hour. It is 90% heavy (which keeps you interested and moving), 5% slower, prettier parts (which come at just the right time to break-up the onslought of distortion) and the other 5% is 'Stream of Consciousness' (which is a lovey break, fun to sing along with).
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26.10.2011 - 23:55
Rating: 10
king_matt
Written by Regolith on 24.09.2011 at 20:46

Allow me to be bold here: This album is a masterpiece and should be placed directly alongside 'Images'.

From front-to-back this album is perfect. It is meant to be listened to as a whole, and if you do listen to it as such you will see it's perfection. They keep you enthralled the whole hour. It is 90% heavy (which keeps you interested and moving), 5% slower, prettier parts (which come at just the right time to break-up the onslought of distortion) and the other 5% is 'Stream of Consciousness' (which is a lovey break, fun to sing along with).

I agree, this album PERFECTION.
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01.03.2012 - 21:16
Rating: 10
Korah
This album is just Perfect. "This Dying Soul" is a masterpiece, the best song of the Alcoholics Anonymous Suite and the best song by Dream Theater!
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10.03.2012 - 17:14
Rating: 9
Renard Solitaire
Written by Korah on 01.03.2012 at 21:16

This album is just Perfect. "This Dying Soul" is a masterpiece, the best song of the Alcoholics Anonymous Suite and the best song by Dream Theater!



I really like 'This Dying Soul' as well. The particularly angry parts of this album set it apart.
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03.04.2012 - 03:22
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
Dream Theater have obviously veered towards the mainstream for the last decade or so, but the idea for such a movement probably came about with the making of 'Train of Thought'. First things first, its ABSOLUTELY FUCKING HEAVY. That may be an exaggeration in some people's eyes, but this is probably the heaviest dream theater album, and supposedly will be, on evidence of their latest album. There is a good deal of variety here, though the riffs and melodies seem to repeat themselves for minutes on end. 'Vacant' in my opinion kind of cuts the flow of the album as a whole-it could have been better as the end of 'Honor thy father'. However, as i gave this an 8 and not a 6 (which i originally considered giving it), the consistency on this album is excellent. The performance of each instrument (particularly with vocals and guitar) never lets up for a single solitary second, and 'As I am' is one of the grooviest tracks i've ever had the pleasure of listening to. I'd say this is the best 21st century dream theater album, but i'm sure some would disagree with that completely.
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01.06.2012 - 00:34
Rating: 10
Neiluria
A masterpiece !
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17.11.2012 - 15:50
Rating: 10
Reaper_Redeamer
I consider this as their best album!
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21.11.2012 - 03:44
Rating: 7
Azarath
Out of Dream Theater's first 8 albums... this is my least favourite.
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15.11.2013 - 20:54
Rating: 10
Titan1930
I love the agressive side of DT , this is one of my favorites asides of Images and words , Awake and Metropolis pt.2
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03.12.2015 - 11:59
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Defunct
I forgot that I actually really enjoy this record. Too long though.
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03.12.2015 - 18:55
Rating: 7
Zaph
The Nothingth
Listened to it today as well. Indeed a bit too long, but definitely one of their few worthwhile ones post-2000.
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25.01.2016 - 11:21
Rating: 10
Killamik555
Written by Renard Solitaire on 10.03.2012 at 17:14

Written by Korah on 01.03.2012 at 21:16

This album is just Perfect. "This Dying Soul" is a masterpiece, the best song of the Alcoholics Anonymous Suite and the best song by Dream Theater!



I really like 'This Dying Soul' as well. The particularly angry parts of this album set it apart.



Heavy Dream Theater = awesome. 'Masterpiece' is not an overstatement.
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21.05.2016 - 19:49
Rating: 10
Atrus
This album is so awesome that I can't stop listening. Stream Of Consciousness is godlike.
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14.10.2016 - 06:28
Rating: 10
mikeprado30
Is the proof you can be prog and harsh at the same time!

Favorite tracks: Endless Sacrifice and IN THE NAME OF GOD. This last one is a great approach into Doom Metal from those guys.

IMHO is not better than Six Degrees (my favorite one from them) but this one also deserves the 10
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