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Dream Theater - "Endless Sacrifice"


Dream Theater Endless Sacrifice

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Partial multitracks
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (2)

Band:
Guitar:
Drums:
Vocals:
Bass:
Keys:
Pro Keys:
Pro Guitar:
Pro Bass:

Author Notes

2019-02-08: v1 (album release)

 

Drums, drum animations, and tempo map by Grinnz; Pro Keys and QA by Mazegeek999; rest by Onyxite.

 

The closest thing to a power ballad on the album, Endless Sacrifice is a song written by Petrucci about his relationship with his wife, and how they've survived extensive separation from his constant touring with the band. The first section of the song keeps a much slower tempo than much of the rest of the album, but alternates between somber, quiet verses, and raging, loud choruses.

 

The middle instrumental section immediately bumps up the speed, and introduces two key riffs that it will then alternate between. A tricky guitar/keys/bass unison section leads into one of Rudess' wackier keyboard breaks, and then a set of dueling keys and guitar solos, with a tense guitar/keys unison at the end. The final section of the song sees vocals returning in a modified format where the tempo of the first section alternates between normal and double time, and finally we end with the only Big Rock Ending on the album, one of only two on DT studio albums as far as I know (the other being In the Presence of Enemies, Part 2).
 
Guitar tuning: D standard (D G C F A D)
Bass tuning: 6-string with low D (D E A D G C)



4 Comments

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Jack Tyler Rourke
February 8, 2019
Oh, I kinda enjoyed the big drum solo at the end :( But hey, the additional multitracks have to be a very good trade-off :)

Oh, I kinda enjoyed the big drum solo at the end :( But hey, the additional multitracks have to be a very good trade-off :)


Yeah, on second thought I think I'll probably add a no-BRE version when I get the time :)
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Sideshow
February 9, 2019

This is my favorite song of this album.  Thanks for releasing a newer version.  Looking forward to trying this out eventually.

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Jack Tyler Rourke
February 10, 2019

 

Yeah, on second thought I think I'll probably add a no-BRE version when I get the time :)

 

That's good news! Thanks for replying, btw :)