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Dream Theater - "This Dying Soul"


Dream Theater This Dying Soul

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

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.
 
Moving along with barely a break, This Dying Soul is the second song in the album-spanning "Twelve-Step Suite", a series of songs written by drummer Mike Portnoy about his struggles with alcoholism and his journey towards recovery. Stretching from `Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence` to `Black Clouds & Silver Linings`, the 5 songs contain 12 movements which correspond to the steps espoused by the Alcoholics Anonymous recovery community.
 
The first movement (4th of the suite) is titled "Reflections of Reality (Revisited)", a reference to a lyric in `The Mirror`, a song considered to be a predecessor to the suite. Thundering drums with toms over double bass lead into the main riff repeated throughout the song, and then into a guitar solo featuring (AFAIK) the only guitar tapping on the album.
 
The second movement, "Release", starts with a variation on the chunky riff from "The Glass Prison", before settling into a much faster tempo for a more demonic-sounding set of verses/choruses, keys and guitar solos, and what might be the most face-melting guitar/keys unison in DT's discography.
 
Guitar tuning: 7-string (B E A D G B E) (pro guitar chart shifts between strings)
Bass tuning: 5-string (B E A D G)



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