Epic of the week 01: A change of seasons by Dream Theater

Title: A change of seasons
Band: Dream Theater
Genre: Progressive Metal
Length: 23:09

  • The Lyrics are about the stages of loss when a person passes away and the need to appreciate people while they are still alive
  • Mike Portnoy was motivated to write this after a radical change in his perspective on personal relationships after his mother passed away
  • I have listened to most of Dream Theater’s songs at least once and this one stands out as the best example of why extended forms and elaborate instrumentals is not always borne out self-indulgence but instead allows for emotional depth that can not be achieved in the radio format
  • In short this is my favourite DT song.

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