Here’s why Dream Theater’s ‘Fall Into The Light’ is a delightful experience

By Bandook - January 13, 2019

Here’s why Dream Theater’s ‘Fall Into The Light’ is a delightful experience
(L-R) Jordan Rudess, John Myung, James LaBrie, Mike Mangini, John Petrucci

Fall Into The Light, the second song of Dream Theater’s upcoming album, Distance Over Time, is a musical and lyrical journey of a philosophical breakdown.

The song begins with a heavy guitar riff, soon to be accompanied with powerful percussion. This section, apart from being downright killer, is representative of the agony and confusion a person faces when faced with a philosophical dilemma when one looks beyond the charades of the surrounding life. The refrain of the song “Too much love is not enough for us/never be enough for us”, crisply lines out the central theme of it which, according to us, says that a life is without meaning if one only looks outside of self for love, even if they get too much of it.

While the lyrical portion is strong, deeply meaningful, and is rendered beautifully by James LaBrie, the major part of the song is instrumental. John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung, and Mike Mangini take turns to show their prowess and the listener moves from hard-hitting metal riffs, to parts where the feel is more mellow and free flowing.

Fall Into The Light is a delight for metal fans and intellectuals alike. We’re waiting for what more this album has to offer!

– Abhipray Agrawal


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