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Panic Attack
Dream Theater
Year 2005
Genre Progressive
Language English
Source Rock Band 2
Release 14 September 2008
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Basic Pro
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Bass redReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.png redReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.png
Drums redReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.png redReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.png
Keys 0UFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png 0UFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
Vocals 5Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.png redReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.pngReddevil.png
Male singer
Guitar solo
Keys solo
Vocal cowbell
3-part harmonies

Panic Attack is a song by progressive metal band Dream Theater from their 2005 album Octavarium.


This song is one of the most difficult in the game, so much so that Harmonix guarantees that it will give you a panic attack.

Band Tier 7
Guitar Tier 7
Drums Tier 7
Vocals Tier 6
Bass Tier 7


Song structure

The song is over 7 minutes long and switches time signatures among 4/4, 3/4, 2/4, and 5/8. The bass opens up this song, followed by the guitar, both of these instruments opening with a faster, slightly different version of the main riff of Painkiller. In the middle of the song is a long instrumental break which contains a synth solo where the guitar is played behind it, but these "backgrounds" are nothing to be scoffed at, for the guitar solo explodes out of nowhere and zips by hitting the expert guitarist with hammer-ons that keep coming to the end of the solo. The drum part is loaded full of bass pedal, especially in the outro, just before the song ends.

The vocal part is also hard, but nowhere near as hard as the other difficult vocal songs such as Tangled Up in Blue.



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