Originally Posted by ironcobra
(who here agrees that dream theater has reached the ultimate goal of music?....that is, to tap so deep into ones soul that all other music becomes obsolete.)
quite the contrary, man! i find that their music exhibits quite a lack of emotion or soul....it's precise, demanding, and as a result, quite lifeless.
Don't get me wrong, I had my moments of obsession, but that faded after "Scenes from a Memory". They're resting on their laurels now, in my opinion....sure, they can all play some challenging stuff, but that doesn't make it quality music :-\ And as far as their musicianship - granted, they're all phenomenal, but once you look past the flurry of notes, you'll latch on to so many more inspired, creative, and gifted musicians!