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Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos
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Cool album, Prophets of War is by far my favorite cut of the album.

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May 9 2008, 04:20 PM
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This album completly changed my taste in music.....i had to see them live after getting this album.

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some of my friends would say im crazy, but this is my favorite dream theater album by miles. it just never gets old, and i love how it all flows from track to track. a masterpiece. oh, and you didnt rate the keyboards! Jordan Rudess is just amazing!

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Great review smile.gif
Although it's not my favourite DT album, i would still give it a 10 smile.gif

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Great album,thanks for the great review.

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Great Review!!! Systematic Chaos is an incredible album and one of my favourites!!

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Juan M. Valero
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This band is in other dimension, I think a 10 is not enough for them wink.gif

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Danilo Capezzuto
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Great review, this album is incredible, they are ever in progress, they grow up and still getting better! DT rules!

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I would certainly not give it 10 as Awake is better but it's my second favourite DT album. Ministry of Lost Souls is my favourite DT song as I don't class Space Dye Vest as their song. You didn't mention Ministry of Lost Souls sad.gif and it is incredible.

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Yes I didnt, It is an amazing song, the lyrics are fantastic, and I think the Vocals are some of Labries best yet smile.gif

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great album! but, my favourite album from DT is Scene from a memory....



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Excellent review. Probably my 4th or 5th favorite Dream Theater album.

I agree with what you said about Mike Portnoy. He is easily the best drummer out there, at least IMO. Like you said, I love how he is not just there to provide a live metronome like many drummers, he is actually like another melody maker if that makes any sense, like he contributes to the sound of the music, not just the feel of it like nearly all drummers.

And James LaBrie is an amazing singer, end of story, I don't understand why people don't like him. His voice may not sound rough like Russell Allen (many people compare him to this guy), but as far as I can tell, NO ONE fits Dream Theater's style better than James LaBrie.

The only thing I though this album was just a TINY bit weak on was originality from within the band. I can't really explain this though.

If I HAD to pick (this being extremely hard) one song on the album as my favorite it would probably have to be Constant Motion, the solo is just incredible every single time.

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QUOTE (Lian Gerbino @ May 10 2008, 10:40 PM) *
great album! but, my favourite album from DT is Scene from a memory....


I absolutely agree, but there are also another great albums ... for instance this one smile.gif

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QUOTE (shellshock1911 @ May 16 2008, 09:53 AM) *
Excellent review. Probably my 4th or 5th favorite Dream Theater album.

I agree with what you said about Mike Portnoy. He is easily the best drummer out there, at least IMO. Like you said, I love how he is not just there to provide a live metronome like many drummers, he is actually like another melody maker if that makes any sense, like he contributes to the sound of the music, not just the feel of it like nearly all drummers.

And James LaBrie is an amazing singer, end of story, I don't understand why people don't like him. His voice may not sound rough like Russell Allen (many people compare him to this guy), but as far as I can tell, NO ONE fits Dream Theater's style better than James LaBrie.

The only thing I though this album was just a TINY bit weak on was originality from within the band. I can't really explain this though.

If I HAD to pick (this being extremely hard) one song on the album as my favorite it would probably have to be Constant Motion, the solo is just incredible every single time.



Man, I though the album was unlike any I've heard before, I though that Forsaken was just mindblowingly beautiful, and in Repentance where they got other musicians to speak there regrets for the end of the song, Man it was just perfect, and how it ends with "The truth is the truth, And all you can do is live with it"....Sent chills up my spine! and the solo to it is one of my favorites from JP, So tastefully done.

Anyway, Any Dream Theater album is amazing, So its all good smile.gif

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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ May 16 2008, 09:02 PM) *
Man, I though the album was unlike any I've heard before, I though that Forsaken was just mindblowingly beautiful, and in Repentance where they got other musicians to speak there regrets for the end of the song, Man it was just perfect, and how it ends with "The truth is the truth, And all you can do is live with it"....Sent chills up my spine! and the solo to it is one of my favorites from JP, So tastefully done.

Anyway, Any Dream Theater album is amazing, So its all good smile.gif


Oh yes, I am definately not saying that Dream Theater is not original, trust me I am a huge fan, I just felt that they were not extremely original within themselves if that makes any sense. Like most of the songs seemed similar to songs that only they have done in the past on previous albums, when usually Dream Theater albums always have a brand new twist. Anyway, I probably need to listen to the album more before saying something like that, the only songs I have listened to like 100 times so far are In the Presence of Enemies, Constant Motion, The Dark Eternal Night, Forsaken, Ministry, and Prophets, nevermind the only song I really haven't listened to more than maybe 3 times is Repentance, and since you keep bringing the song up, it must be really good, I need to listen more.

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Yes, Repentance is a DT favorite of mine! smile.gif

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Great review man smile.gif

I love this album, have you seen the making-of-documentary that came with the special edition? It's very cool smile.gif

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Yeah its awesome!!

When it came out last year I had one of the 5 copies the store i got from carried, Reserved, Its just insane! smile.gif

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awesome album.

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