Dream Theater – When Dream And Day Unite (1988)

I’ve never properly taken the time to sit and listen to Dream Theater before so decided it would probably best to start right at the beginning. I understand that a different vocalist is at work here, but honestly, When Dream And Day Unite is pretty much as I expected it to be, discounting a roughness around the edges.

This has 80s to the max vibes; snippets of hair metal breach through, and that snare is ridiculous. Otherwise what we have is glorious, meandering, mind-boggling progressive rock (or metal, whatever). This shit doesn’t usually rank high on my jams but I appreciate the musicianship involved competely.