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Dream Theater - "In the Name of God"


Dream Theater In the Name of God

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Partial multitracks
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (3)

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Author Notes

2019-02-08: v1 (album release)

 

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

 

Departing somewhat from the album's theme of personal hardships, In the Name of God closes it out with a more general/societal topic of religious fundamentalism, with lyrics concerning modern religious terrorism, medieval crusades, suicidal cults, and theocratic societies. Being written in 2003, 9/11 was still fresh in recent memory, though the NYC-based band would write their more direct response to the attacks, Sacrificed Sons, on the next album, with a more somber but sympathetic message.

 

At 14:16 it's the longest on the album, though not even close to the longest DT songs. The vocal sections of the song have a unique structure that switches between two entirely different sets of keys, tempos, and time signatures, with the slow 4/4 verses in the C "Phrygian dominant" scale giving it a somewhat Arabic sound, and the choruses and bridge switching to F minor in a 6/8 feel. In addition, after the third chorus the song switches gears dramatically and starts building up from a bass/drums breakdown towards a climax with thunderous screamed backing vocals. All of this gives the song a feeling of being composed of several movements, even though none are officially listed.
 
Guitar tuning: C standard (C F Bb Eb G C)
Bass tuning: 6-string with low C (C E A D G C)



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Brandon75689
February 8, 2019

Dude, thank you for all the uploads. You're a god 

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arabo604
February 8, 2019

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Xdeadoralive
February 8, 2019

10000000x Thanks!!!!!!

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MoggehMan
February 8, 2019

Quality release. Thanks so much!