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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, Punk, 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 and Goth 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.
EMO kid: I just bought the new MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE and GOOD CHARLOTTE cds!

Good Person: You should get the new Dream Theater CD!

EMO kid: What's Dream Theater? *sniffle*

Good Person: *in one breath* Just the band of Progressive Metal gods that wipe their asses with the likes of My Chemical Romance and all those other so-called "musicians" who always sing about how shitty their lives are and how they want to kill themselves but (unfortunately for us) never do. They're amazing! And you can even see their faces! *big smile*

Emo kid: *about to cry* Oh... I cant take it! I just wanna diiiiie! *runs sobbing home to the computer to whine about his pathetic life on MySpace*

The Albums:
When Dream & Day Unite
Images & Words
Live at the Marquee
Awake
A Change of Seasons
Falling Into Infinity
Once In a LIVEtime
Metopolis Pt.2: Scenes from a Memory
Live Scenes from New York
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Train of Thought
Live at Budokan
Octavarium

The DVDs:
Images and Words: Live in Tokyo
Five Years in a LIVEtime
Metropolis 2000: Scenes From New York
Live at Budokan
When Dream and Day Re-Unite

Dream Theater is:
James LaBrie = Lead Vocals
John Myung - Bass
John Petrucci - Guitar/vocals
Mike Portnoy - Drums
Jordan Rudess - Keyboards
by "I AM A ROCK GOD!" Jake May 31, 2006
 
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Progressive Metal band formed in Long Island, New York, USA in 1985. They are said to be one of the innovators of the Prog-Metal genre. The band is composed of five prodigious classicaly-trained musicians - James LaBrie (Vocals), John Petrucci (Guitars), Jordan Rudess (Keyboards), John Myung (Bass Guitar) and Mike Portnoy (Drums and Percussion). Their music was initially inspired by the band Rush and influences by bands like Queensryce and Queen can be heard too.
Awake
Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
by Camilo October 20, 2004
 
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the progressive band whose technical proficiency on their instruments cannot be topped by any other rock group
Most people cannot comprehend how incredible the music of Dream Theater is compared to average popular rock crap.
by Tarheel82 September 04, 2004
 
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prog metal is our religion...
dream theater is our god...
do i need to put an example?
by gods tool April 11, 2005
 
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A prog-metal band hailing from the New York area, have been around for almost 20 years. A band that a lot of people would not like if they heard them. Most of their songs are over 10 minutes long, over the top musicianship, long jams, nothing that could possibly reach the mainstream audience in this day and age. However, they have a large cult follwoing all over the world for those who can tolerate this kind of music, myself included. Influenced by prog acts like Yes, Rush, Pink Floyd, and King Crimson, with the crushing metal of Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, and Black Sabbath, Dream theater has forged a sound that has brought them to the top of progressive music and are the true definition of prog-metal. If you're into prog music and enjoy metal, give Dream Theater a listen and perhaps you will join the cult.
Dream Theater Fan: Yo dude, you listen to Dream Theater?

Dude: Dream what?
by Paul January 08, 2005
 
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A kick ass progressive metal band from NY. They constantly get tons of shit from stupid preps (see: sluts and teenybopper) who listen to crappy pop music such as Nsync and Backstreet Boys and tons of other pop shit. Preps and jocks have no claim to call good music shit because the music they listen to is shit.
prep: hey dream theater sux nsync rulz man

jock: YO BITCH DREAM THEATER SUX GANGSTA RAP RULZ YO

Me: The music you listen to is shit.
by Blahb May 06, 2005
 
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Progressive metal band that has existed since 1985, famed for their instrumental prowess and compositional skill. Its three core members, guitarist John Petrucci, bassist John Myung, and drummer Mike Portnoy were students at the Berklee College of Music. They are perhaps the only prog-metal band to be signed to a major label. Nay-sayers claim that DT's music is nothing but pretentious wankery. With one or two brief exceptions, the above accusation is outright farcical.
The new Dream Theater album, due in early June, is gonna rock!
by Robert the Bruce April 14, 2005
 
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One of several bands that I actually consistently like.
"Who stole my Dream Theater CD? There's going to be a reckoning!"
by Qit January 21, 2004