Dream Theater - When Dream & Day Unite (1989)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1992 | MCA Records, MVCM-21059 | ~ 380 or 142 Mb | Scans Included
Progressive Rock / Progressive Metal
Dream Theater's first official release gave an indication that this was a talented b& that combined the styles of Yes, Rush, & Queensrÿche. The latter seemed to be too big of an influence at this stage of their career...
Vocalist Charlie Dominici's voice is not powerful enough to carry out the b&'s otherwise convincing intensity, & his attempt to sound like Queensrÿche's Geoff Tate was unsuccessful. The music here is not as heavy as it would become in the '90s but could still be classified as progressive metal. Guitarist John Petrucci & drummer Mike Portnoy established themselves as competent musicians, but their individual styles were not yet refined. The b&'s originality does shine through on "Light Fuse & Get Away," "The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun," & "Only a Matter of Time." The odd-meter measures & numerous time changes gave the group a complexity that hadn't been experienced for an entire decade in the rock genre. "YTSE Jam" was essentially their answer to Rush's "YYZ" & became a staple in the b&'s live set. The session was marred mostly by subpar singing, too many metal clichés, & poor production. There is, however, enough interesting playing to make it a worthwhile listen for fans of this genre, & is certainly essential for Dream Theater fans.
01. A Fortune In Lies (5:13)
02. Status Seeker (4:15)
03. The Ytse Jam (5:49)
04. The Killing H& (8:44)
05. Light Fuse & Get Away (7:23)
06. Afterlife (5:27)
07. The Ones Who Help To Set The Sun (8:05)
08. Only A Matter Of Time (6:39)