Talvez seja a maior banda de prog metal da história, e com certeza, a mais bem sucedida quando você pensa em ter uma banda, juntar os amigos ou os que se tornaram amigos, tocar o que ama e sentir que está em uma família. Assim é o Dream Theater. Mesmo com as perdas que teve ao longo da longínqua carreira, com o último a sair ter sido Mike Portnoy e no seu lugar assumiu Mike Maggini.

A banda considera que tem apenas um grande hit, Pull me Under, enquanto sabemos que ela tem mais e vai muito além do clássico consagrado com o épico Images and Words.Sendo uma banda que executa tudo no limite do que a maioria pode chamar de perfeito, a banda tem o curioso trabalho em seu oitavo álbum.

Octavarium foi o oitavo disco da banda, contendo oito músicas, e se você ouvi-lo em loop passa a sensação de ser uma única música, além de, a banda utilizar todas as oitavas para sua execução, ou seja, assim, cada uma das oito faixas começa com uma nota chave diferente. "The Root of All Evil" em F, "The Answer Lies Within" em G, e assim sucessivamente até chegar em "Octavarium" (F, uma oitava acima). Mais conceitual do que isso, eu realmente não sei quem possa superar, ou ter superado, se o fez.

Vamos reunir dois momentos importantes, Octavarium com Score, que comemorou na época, em 2006, os 20 anos da banda. E antes que eu esqueça, esse longo mês de agosto terá Monday Metal temático.


Letra

I. Someone Like Him (0:00-8:50)
(Lyrics: John Petrucci)

I never wanted to become
Someone like him
So secure
Content to live each day
Just like the last
I was sure I knew that
this was not for me
And I wanted so much more
Far beyond what I could see
So I swore that I'd
never be someone like him

So many years have passed since I proclaimed
my independance
my mission
my aim
and my vision
So secure
Content to live each day
Like it's my last
It's wonderful to know
That I could be
Something more than what I dreamed
Far beyond what I could see
Still I swear that I'm
missing out this time

As far as I could tell
There's nothing more I need
But still I ask myself
Could this be everything?
That all I swore
That I would never be was now
so suddenly
The only thing
I wanted
To become
To be someone just like him

II. Medicate (Awakening) (8:45-12:15)
(lyrics: James Labrie)

A doctor sitting next to me
He asked me how I feel
Not sure I understand his questioning
He says I've been away a while
But thinks he has cured me
From a state of catatonic sleep

For 30 years where have I been?
Eyes open
But not getting through to me

Medicate me
Infiltrate me
Side effects appear
As my conscience slips away
Medicate me
Science failing
Conscience fading fast
Can't you stop what's happening?

A higher dosage he prescribes
But there's no guarantee
I feel it starting to take over me
I tell them not to be ashamed
There's no-one who's to blame
A second shot a brief awakening

I feel the relapse can't break free
Eyes open
But not getting through to me

Medicate me
Infiltrate me
Side effects appear
As my conscience slips away
Medicate me
Science failing
Conscience fading fast
Can't you stop what's happening?

III. Full Circle (12:15-18:27)
(Lyrics: Mike Portnoy)

Sailing on the
Seven seize the
Day tripper
Diem's ready

Jack the ripper
Owens Wilson
Phillips and my
Supper's ready

Lucy in the
Sky with diamond
Dave's not here
I come to save the

Day for nightmare
Cinema show
Me the way to
Get back home again

Running forward
Falling back
Spinning round and round
Looking outward
Reaching in
Scream without a sound

Leaning over
Crawling up
Stumbling all around
Losing my place
Only to find I've come full circle

Flying off the handle with careful with
That axe eugene gene the dance machine
Messiah light my fire gabba gabba
Hey hey my my generation's home again

Running forward
Falling back
Spinning round and round
Looking outward
Reaching in
Scream without a sound

Leaning over
Crawling up
Stumbling all around
Losing my place
Only to find I've come full circle

IV. Intervals (18:28-19:56)
(Lyrics: Mike Portnoy)

(Root)
Our deadly sins feel his mortal wrath
Remove all obstacles from our paths

(Second)
Asking questions, search for clues
The answer's been right in front of you

(Third)
We try to break through, long to connect
We fall on deaf ears and failed muted breath

(Fourth)
Loyalty, trust, faith and desire
Carries love through each darkest fire

(Fifth)
Tortured insanity, smothering hell
Try to escape but to no avail

(Sixth)
The call of admirers, who claim they adore
Drain all your lifeblood but begging for more

(Seventh)
Innocent victims of merciless crimes
Fall prey to some madmen's impulsive designs

Step after step we try controlling our fate
When we finally start living it's become too late

(Octave)
Trapped inside this octavarium
Trapped inside this octavarium
Trapped inside this octavarium
Trapped inside this octavarium

V. Razor's Edge (19:56-24:00)
(Lyrics: John Petrucci)

We move in circles
Balanced all the while
On a gleaming razor's edge

A perfect sphere
Colliding with our fate
This story ends where it began

Sobre Wakashimazu

Gamer de nascimento, guitarrista por insistência, se divide em três para dar conta de dominar o mundo da música, dos jogos e dos otakus, enquanto lida com a caixinha de surpresas chamada de vida. Pode ser encontrado no Last FM, na Live ou no fórum!

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