Originally only released on CD in 2003, a year after their mind blowing album Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence [MOVLP781], Train Of Thought found Dream Theater back on the heavier and straight forward side of Prog Metal.
Inspired by the audience response to Dream Theater's heavier songs while on tour Portnoy said that they wanted Train of Thought to be a "balls to the wall" album with heavier, darker riffing, exposing them to a number of new metal fans.
The album was written in three weeks. It was engineered by Doug Oberkircher and mixed by Kevin Shirley. Most of the album was played in concert for the Live At Budokan release.
From the album opener "As I Am" to the closer "In The Name Of God", this essential Dream Theater album thrusts forward like an unstoppable freight train. As Thom Jurek on Allmusic summarizes: 'This is hard, heavy progressive metal at its very best lyrically and musically.'
We can only add +1 to that statement.
- 180 gram audiophile vinyl
- Including insert
- First pressing of 2.000 numbered copies on clear / white mixed vinyl