Dream Theater, originating from New York, is to me one of the greatest bands to ever put together a song. After hearing their 23 minute epic "A Change Of Seasons" I suddenly knew what music was about! So many people think that Dream Theater is shit because they have so many long, complex, and serious songs, but you must notice that they listen to Emo
, Goth, Nu metal, and all that other bullshit that makes it to the mainstream by simply consisting of "musicians" wearing make-up and girls' clothing and/or screaming so that the "words" come out as incoherent noises; and if they're not screaming they're "singing" like pussies about how shitty their lives (or aspects thereof) are. GET A FUCKING LIFE. The worst thing about bands like that is the fact that they all claim to be DOING THEIR OWN THING. Yeah right. Those guys are NOT unique in any form. They're all alike and its really kinda sickening. You cant see all of their faces, what you CAN see is covered in make-up or piercings, they have tattoos just to try to look cool, they dont wear much in terms of men's clothing, they have little if any musical talent (especially the singers and guitarists), and they ALL claim to be non-conformists. If that is so, then why are they all alike? Dream Theater, on the other hand (or other side of the universe), are truly unique. They KNOW what they're are doing in the studio and on the stage, they have a true variety of styles and approaches to their craft: true music. Where most bands play bad riffs and worse solos that they cant even play exactly on stage, Dream Theater are capable of playing every riff and solo EXACTLY the way it was written and performed in the studio. And ALL of their shows are at LEAST two and a half hours long, their albums commonly clocking it at over 70 minutes or close. The members of Dream Theater do not dress or act "in style" to become popular in the mainstream or please the audience; the lead vocalist does not scream like that fuck from Slipknot; the music is always written with true talent and feeling, something Emo
bands lack entirely. AND THEY DONT GIVE A SHIT WHAT YOU THINK. Dream Theater is what music is all about. "Metal is our religion, Dream Theater out gods!" And oh yeah, John Petrucci (Dream Theater's guitarist) can out perform any other quitarist, and WIPES HIS ASS with Steve Vai.