The Astonishing is the 13th studio album from American progressive metal and rock band; Dream Theater. The album is accompanied by an online story where fans can watch the story and characters unfold on the band’s website.
Dream Theater have written a 2-CD concept album. It’s a concept album not in the sense of a “theme”, but rather an extremely creative and well written story has been created by John Petrucci and the 2- CD album is essentially the music score to this story.
“Probably the most ambitious album project I’ve known, for its stylistic scope and epic forces. In addition to being ace musicians at a stellar level, Dream Theater are masters of melodic and rhythmic excitement, which is dramatically demonstrated when you hear their music accompanied by full orchestra and choirs.” – David Campbell