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Dream Theater Streaming Entire New Double Album "The Astonishing"

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Dream Theater premieres the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "The Astonishing", which hit stores this past Friday, January 29th via Roadrunner Records.

Check out now "The Astonishing" in its entirety below.

The new Dream Theater album's full track listing is as follows:

ACT I
1. Descent of the NOMACS
2. Dystopian Overture
3. The Gift of Music
4. The Answer
5. A Better Life
6. Lord Nafaryus
7. A Savior in the Square
8. When Your Time Has Come
9. 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

ACT II
1. 2285 Entr'acte
2. Moment of Betrayal
3. Heaven's Cove
4. Begin Again
5. The Path That Divides
6. Machine Chatter
7. The Walking Shadow
8. My Last Farewell
9. Losing Faythe
10. Whispers on the Wind
11. Hymn of a Thousand Voices
12. Our New World
13. Power Down
14. Astonishing

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1. Bobby Larue writes:

You might consider updating your band photo. Portnoy left the band 6 years and 3 albums ago.

# Feb 1, 2016 @ 12:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. coldiem writes:

Filler, *skip*, filler, *skip*, 1 1/2 minute piano-backed LaBrie whining? *skip* More filler? Ugh...

# Feb 2, 2016 @ 11:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Drum_Junkie writes:

I don't think I can listen to this is one sitting, which is disappointing as it was meant to be heard that way. The flow seems too constant - like older musicals that kept the same tempo throughout the play. The climactic points of tension aren't hard hitting enough. This almost seems like it was meant to be a score for a film, which doesn't translate well without the visual.

It's not what I was hoping for. Sad to say, but in the vacuum of leadership created when Portnoy departed, LaBrie and Rudess has seemed to fill it and take the band in a lighter direction.

# Feb 2, 2016 @ 3:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. schectershredder writes:

@Bobby Larue

Where in that photo do you see Portnoy? At least know what you're talking about before you post a comment

# Feb 2, 2016 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Drum_Junkie writes:

^Ha! MU pulled a switcheroo! The article did have an outdated photo, but within the past day their band photo database has been updated.

# Feb 2, 2016 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. xFiruath writes:

Yeah it was just recently updated. We've had an old photo in the database for years that never got switched out.

# Feb 2, 2016 @ 5:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. pg writes:

at least when portnoy was in the band it had balls guts and heavyness not that theres any thing wrong with the drums there great but they have lost something this time i hope jp knows those mesa boogie's go to 11 lol if i wanted to lisen to something this soft i would of bought a u2 album there progressive pop band now you can have 2 drumers in the band get the other mike back as well and make a real dream theater album

# Feb 2, 2016 @ 8:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. DreamHeater writes:

As a DT fanboy...

This album is pretty terrible. As good as the songwriting is, LaBrie's vocals are terrible on ballads, and that's pretty much half the damn album. They're just so much better at playing heavier stuff. I like the album conceptually and as a stand-alone thing, but knowing what Dream Theater is capable of makes me sad this exists.

Portnoy was a d***, but he gave an edge to the band that's gone now. I miss it.

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