The kings of prog metal return for another epic journey. With Distance Over Time, Dream Theater actually streamlined things a bit more. This helps provide an album that fells tight and perhaps even more accessible than usual without dropping any complexity that the band is known for.
LaBrie's vocals are as powerful as ever, and Petrucci and Rudess are beacons of inspiration. The rhythm section hold their own, of course, but are outshined by their bandmates. It's rare for a band this deep in to put out something so energetic, but Dream Theater aren't just any band. No, they reestablished their place with DOT at the top of the heap and I strongly encourage fans of the genre to give this fantastic album a stream.