Dream Theater - The Astonishing



6.7 | 405 votes |
Release date: 29 January 2016
Style: Progressive metal

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Disc I [Act I]
01. Descent Of The NOMACS
02. Dystopian Overture
03. The Gift Of Music
04. The Answer
05. A Better Life
06. Lord Nafaryus
07. A Savior In The Square
08. When Your Time Has Come
09. Act Of Faythe
10. Three Days
11. The Hovering Sojourn
12. Brother, Can You Hear Me?
13. A Life Left Behind
14. Ravenskill
15. Chosen
16. A Tempting Offer
17. Digital Discord
18. The X Aspect
19. A New Beginning
20. The Road To Revolution

Disc II [Act II]
01. 2285 Entr'acte
02. Moment Of Betrayal
03. Heaven's Cove
04. Begin Again
05. The Path That Divides
06. Machine Chatter
07. The Walking Shadow
08. My Last Farewell
09. Losing Faythe
10. Whispers On The Wind
11. Hymn Of A Thousand Voices
12. Our New World
13. Power Down
14. Astonishing

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

Staff review by
Dream Taster
Rating:
7.5
One of the pioneering bands of progressive metal, the iconic Dream Theater, unleashed their new opus at the end of January. As is the case with all their releases, The Astonishing is going to draw all kinds of comments from "this is the worst thing ever" to "album of the year material". One thing is for certain, with more than 2 hours of music, their latest record is a demanding listen drawing inspiration from many musical and dramatic influences.

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published 04.02.2016 | Comments (25)

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19.03.2018 - 20:41
Rating: 5
tominator
At best deranged
To think that this album was made by the band that made my second favourite album of alltime, really disappointing. Nothing really memorable on this record. It's too long, lacks creativity and is just an overall dull experience.

I don't hate it, don't like it, I feel nothing when listening to it and that's probably the worst thing a Dream Theater album can do if you ask me.
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31.08.2018 - 01:35
Rating: 6
TreyWeddle
Meh, I couldn't get past half of the first disk. I wasn't expecting anything grand or amazing, heck I wasn't expecting anything period. All I expected was a good DT album, and I was very disappointed. Oh well, hope this year's album will be better. After all, DT is my favorite band of all time. This album was just all around disappointing.
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15.09.2018 - 15:06
Rating: 7
Mountain King
K i K o
It's too long with unnecessary filler that it loses the interest of the listener. That being said, there are some really good songs here. My favorite is "A New Beginning". Some other good songs are "The Gift of Music", "Ravenskill" or "A Better Life". This one definitely needs repeated listens.
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04.01.2019 - 20:43
Rating: 1
Seba Raven Rock
No doubt in my opinion the worst dream theater album, it is totally boring
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28.02.2019 - 15:03
Rating: 4
musclassia
Each individual disc of this album is a chore to get through; combined is mindblowingly dull. The idea of giving this repeated listens is terrifying
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