After hearing the news about making the upcoming album for a while, the New York Prog. Metal veterans have released a new single, The Gift of Music. Prior to the release, they are gradually giving details of The Astonishing bit by bit. This 34-song epic will be separated into two acts. As far as I know, there will be additional unorthodox instruments and big orchestrations conducted by David Campbell (Beck’s father).

The Gift of Music is somehow, and still, the DT standard. Those mellow melodies and riffs are all around as expected from Petrucci’s compositions. Like the 2013 release, this song gives us a slight touch of the Images-and-Words-ish sounds. However, only this song cannot tell us everything. Let’s stay tuned for more details to come.