Dream Theater, Distance Over Time Review
Exhibiting the pinnacle of technique, musicality and creativity, the American progressive metal band Dream Theater continues to deliver and push their sound to new sonic heights. Guitarist John Petrucci, bassist John Myung and drummer Mike Portnoy started the band in 1985 under the name Majesty while attendeding Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Soon dropping out of college to focus on the band that we all know and love, Dream Theater. The band has gone through player changes over the years. Three original members remained together until September 8, 2010, when Portnoy left the band. Mike Mangini was announced as the new permanent drummer on April 29, 2011. Fast forward through multiple albums, awards and developing themselves as the leaders of progressive metal. Dream Theater is releasing their latest album Distance Over Time. The album contains nine tracks with a bonus track with the digital purchase. The band line up is: John Myung (bass), John Petrucci (guitar), James LaBrie (vocals), Jordan Rudess (keyboard) and Mike Mangini (drums) Distance Over Time contains some of the best playing and hardest hitting tracks to date, and certainly exceeds expectations in all aspects.
Distance Over Time
Fall into the Light
At Wit's End
Out of Reach
Pale Blue Dot
Viper King (Bonus track)
Release Date: February 22, 2019
1 hour 1 minute
The band went to a remote location to record the album; all the members lived and wrote the material. The result is a comradery in the music that represents a collective sound.