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The eleventh full-length studio album by legendary American Progressive Metal/Rock band.
The band's first recording to feature drummer Mike Mangin, following the departure of founding member Mike Portnoy in September 2010. It's among the most anticipated album in their decades-long career. For "A Dramatic Turn Of Events", Dream Theater underwent a self-proclaimed musical change, reevaluating and restructuring themselves.
The album has drawn stylistic comparisons to two of the band's past albums, "Images And Words" (1992) and "Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory" (1999). Many songs on the album were written with a specific purpose in mind, as Petrucci, one of the album's primary composers, felt a sense of responsibility to fans following Portnoy's departure. The album's title was derived from its recurring lyrical themes of dramatic changes in history that have affected people's lives, including contemporary uprisings such as the Libyan Civil War.
The album is a much more keyboard-driven offering, though there is plenty of good old-fashioned Prog Metal here. Given its nearly 80-minute length, there is something here for virtually every fan to grab hold of. "A Dramatic Turn Of Events" has enough of what makes Dream Theater attractive to make it a necessary purchase for fans.
The album moved 36 000 units in the United States in its debut week, charting at number eight on the US Billboard 200. Burrn! Magazine awarded "A Dramatic Turn Of Events" with their 'Best Album', 'Best Front Cover', 'Best Guitarist', and 'Best Keyboardist' honors. At the 2012 Grammy Awards, "On the Backs of Angels" was nominated for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, representing the Dream Theater's first-ever Grammy nomination.
Roadrunner Records/Cargo Records Germany GmbH, 2011 (RRCAR 7765-1). Made in Germany. First press.
1. On The Backs Of Angels 8:42
2. Build Me Up, Break Me Down 6:58
3. Lost Not Forgotten 10:34
4. This Is The Life 6:57
1. Bridges In The Sky 11:01
2. Outcry 11:24
3. Far From Heaven 3:56
4. Breaking All Illusions 12:25
5. Beneath The Surface 5:26
Total playing time: 77:23 min.