I've been rying to learn a few BTBAM songs (sun of nothing and ants of the sky mainly) but their riffs are hard to get a grasp on. I've gotten used to newer dream theater wo's riffs are much less complicated. Are there any tips on what type of mentallity I should use while approaching one of these riffs?
Your mentality? One where you're okay of practicing.
That they're mindless, without any kind of song structure in mind.