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SYSTEMATIC CHAOS

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

3.32 | 1334 ratings

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kawkaw123
3 stars Dream Theater: Systematic Chaos

Where has all the magic gone? It was probably lost after the Train of Thought album. This is Dream Theaters worst album to date. They tried to be dark and that failed them. There once was a time when Dream Theater was metal but, they did not act metal, Like with SFAM. Now they in a way have sold out to todays metal scene. They are still Progressive, they didn't become a pop band like Genesis did but, they sold out to the idea of being metal and dark. "Forsaken" is somewhat like Dream theaters attempt to be a goth band. The song kinda fails with cheesy lyrics. "Constant Motion" and "The Dark Eternal Night" are both Metallica influenced songs (not that, thats bad or anything) its just the lyrics are terrible. The Dark Eternal Night has Mike Portnoy trying to sound like a death metal vocalist, Which is bad. "Repentance" is a ballad that is part of the 12 step suit. Its seems like an Opeth ballad to me. "Prophets of War" is kinda a fun track to listen to but, its very political and got out dated before the album was released. "The Ministry Of Lost Souls" Is a song i like a lot. Its probably my favorite song on the album. "In The Presence Of Enemies" is a 25 minute epic. Its good but no where near as good as "Change of Seasons" or "Octavarium". Over all the band are better instrumentalists then ever, its just there creative spark left them while writing this album.

kawkaw123 | 3/5 |

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