A Nightmare to Remember

Album: Black Clouds & Silver Linings (2009)
  • This was the opening track of American progressive metal band Dream Theater's tenth studio album, Black Clouds & Silver Linings. It's 16-minutes long, which explains the "Progressive" in Dream Theater's "Progressive Metal" label. The album contains just 6 songs, and it covers some pretty heavy stuff. Their drummer Mike Portnoy told us: "Because there was only 6 songs, because the lengths were very long, it meant that there were only going to be 6 subject matters. Normally if we have more songs on the album, we're able to cover more lyrical ground. But with only six songs, inevitably the topics are heavy."
  • Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci wrote the lyrics for this song about a near-death car accident that he was involved in as a child. Portnoy told us that it's a true story, "Something that happened to John when he was a kid."

Comments: 3

  • Tom from Weston-super-mare, United Kingdomthis song rocks. I thought it was agout a car carsh, didnt know it was Petrucci though
  • Morgan from Yuma, AzThis was the first song i heard off the new dream theater album and wen it got to super fast double bass i new the cd would be awsum!
  • Wurm from Hicktoria, TxThis is my fav track on Black Clouds and Silver Linings
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