Weird, as this album has four songs I absolutely love (The Root Of All Evil, These Walls, Sacrificed Sons and the title track (yes, it finally grew on me)), one I really like (The Answer Lies Within), but three songs I really can happily skip (bleh, meh, and eh?).
I have been saying it since the album came out that it's half great and half crap. Root Of All Evil, These Walls, Panic Attack and the title track is all I bother with.
Can't stand Panic Attack, but I love Sacrificed Sons.
Its definitely lower on my list of DT albums, but it's best moments are sublime.
The band likes Panic Attack lol.
It usually pops up once every couple tours. Song rocks live.
i'll give it that......it IS fun live.
i know portnoy had a fair bit to do with that song. as he loved Muse at the time (he still must the influence shows up in his other recent band Flying Colors a lot, lol
I don't know anything about the Muse influence. Madness is the only song I can ever recall from them. I might know some other stuff from but for a rock band who is supposedly so popular, I am very unaware of what their songs are. It's strange because I was still regularly listening to the radio at the time they got popular but never remember hearing anything from them played. I've looked up songs on YouTube that I read were hits and none of those tunes rang a bell. Somebody was playing them but they weren't in my area.
I can't help but think had I never heard Muse before, the glaring rip off wouldn't bother me, I'd just think they were lesser songs.
But considering I really don't get the hype about Muse at all (sorry EP), hearing a great band imitate a poor band and do it so well/badly when their own sound (yes you heard me, I've totally fallen for DT) is so much better is not my idea of fun.
Buuuuuuut...Panic Attack and Never Enough are easy to skip. Without them, I'd rank the album as an 8/10.
I thought you really liked BH&R?
He probably did at first but changed his mind a minute after he was finished listening to it lol.