Influences and inspirations comes from places sometimes little known or not traditionally popular. Such is the case often with bands in the power metal genre. As I have stated on many occasions the genre was so great at one point, perhaps leading the way in producing so many talented musicians, but as with anything, it got way to overcrowded and mimicked, hence the originality of the music significantly dropped after a while.
It was New Years Eve, everyone was drunk. The boat crashed into rocks which are called The Beasts of Holm and they were in sight of the harbour.
With the release of ‘The Astonishing’ Dream Theater not only gave the public a magnificent slice of conceptual progressive metal but they also planted the germ of an idea in the creative mind of fantasy writer Orullian.