Dream Theater ~ The Alien ~ Review

Surprised that Dream Theater have already announced another album for release only a mere 2 years after ‘Distance over time’?

New album titled ‘A view from the top of the world’ is scheduled to release on the October 22, 2021. You can pre order the album now.

Following previous traditions of releasing a song early… or 2 or 3… new single ‘THE ALIEN’ is a powerful new song from Dream Theaters new album!

It runs over 9 minutes. I hope this new album has longer songs and a 24 minute song which is not unusual from the band, with most albums containing such long epics. Distance over time the exception, with no epic. However, that was a good, strong album which left much to be imagined about the future of the bands talent. Do they ever stop growing and progressing?

The video to The Alien is visually striking. Particular highlights being the use of space and alien technology to enhance the journey the viewer goes on. It’s an epic adventure, through space. Accompanying lyrics and guitar are great, with some sections whisking my mind back to the days of ‘scenes from a memory’ and ‘images and words.’

I can’t wait until the album is released. It’s great news. The band said in an interview that they had more spare time since they were not touring so they decided to hook up to do ‘what they do best’, make music. If the single the Alien is anything to go by, then I can imagine that the rest of the album is going to be quite the experience.

All the best, enjoy the music video below.

Rating: 5 out of 5.