Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci recently said that he looked to some younger bands, like Periphery and Animals As Leaders, for inspiration. Meanwhile, frontman James LaBrie cited August Burns Red and Bring Me The Horizon as young bands he enjoys.
None of this is overtly obvious in the new Dream Theater song, "Along For The Ride" which is now streaming…
The song is, as far as I can tell, what you can come to expect from a Dream Theater ballad-type number. Personally, I wish they kicked out the jams for their second single, but I guess that's what their first single is for.
Dream Theater release their self-titled new album on Sept. 24 via Roadrunner Records.