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SYSTEMATIC CHAOS

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.31 | 1743 ratings

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RainingStigmata
2 stars The ninth installment of Dream Theater's discography ranks alongside Falling Into Infinity and When Dream and Day Unite in my mind. Fair enough with WDADU as the band were still experimenting, but 20 years on and it feels as though the band has gone 20 years back.

A couple of cool songs, Forsaken has to be the outstanding track. Constant Motion is alright, Prophets of War is fair enough with a good riff.

Too bad the rest is poor. I can understand what Repentence tries to do but remains boring. The Ministry of Lost Souls is hilariously dull, Dark Eternal Night & In The Prescence of Enemies, though great live, trudge along and grow tired in the studio.

All over, a couple of good songs (mainly the pop ones) but nothing great.

RainingStigmata | 2/5 |

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