At 9/11/06 09:07 PM, GraemeW wrote:
I mean, along with how amazing it sounds, listening to Dream Theater really gives you an appreciation for how great the instrumentalism is.
And Vai, Satch and Yngwie don't? I think if any song that got me into instrumentalism was Metallicas Orion... Even though it was only one song it opened up the world of music with no vocals to me... Then I started working with Jazz bands, which helped a lot. But not that many people got the same opportunities as I did (working with my dad who was a sound engineer) to hear that type of musicianship, let alone on a live level.
Though I would call DT more of a virtuoso band than an instrumental band, all the members are basically at the top of their game, technically and globally.
Well thats my two cents on the matter,,,