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RR 7992-8 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 7992-8 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
RRCAR 7992-1 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(2xLP, Album) Roadrunner Records, Cargo Records RRCAR 7992-1 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
1686-179921 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(2xLP, Album, MP) Roadrunner Records 1686-179921 US 2007 Sell This Version
1686-179921 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(2xLP, Album, RP) Roadrunner Records 1686-179921 US 2007 Sell This Version
1686-179922 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records 1686-179922 US 2007 Sell This Version
1686-179922 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records 1686-179922 Colombia 2007 Sell This Version
RR 7992-2 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 7992-2 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
1686-17992-2 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records 1686-17992-2 Chile 2007 Sell This Version
1686179922 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records 1686179922 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
MR 2317-2, RR 7992-2 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album) Moon Records (2), Ukrainian Records, Roadrunner Records MR 2317-2, RR 7992-2 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
RR 7992-2 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 7992-2 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
RR 7992-2 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RR 7992-2 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
RRCY 21289 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records RRCY 21289 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
168617992-2 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records 168617992-2 Indonesia 2007 Sell This Version
1686179922 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records 1686179922 Argentina 2007 Sell This Version
168617992-2 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album) Roadrunner Records 168617992-2 Malaysia 2007 Sell This Version
RR 7992-8 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album + DVD-V, Multichannel + S/Edition, Sli) Roadrunner Records RR 7992-8 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
1686179822 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC + S/Edition) Roadrunner Records 1686179822 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
1686179822 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC + S/Edition, Emb) Roadrunner Records 1686179822 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
1686-179822 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC + S/Edition, Sli) Roadrunner Records 1686-179822 US 2007 Sell This Version
RRCY-29143 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC + S/Edition, Sli) Roadrunner Records RRCY-29143 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
RR 7992-8 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album + DVD-V, PAL + S/Edition) Roadrunner Records RR 7992-8 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
RR 7992-8 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album + DVD-V, PAL + S/Edition) Roadrunner Records RR 7992-8 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
RR 7992-8 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album + DVD-V, PAL + S/Edition, Sli) Roadrunner Records RR 7992-8 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
RR 7992-8 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album + DVD-V, PAL + S/Edition, Unofficial, Di) Roadrunner Records (6) RR 7992-8 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
RRCY 21289 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album, Promo) Roadrunner Records RRCY 21289 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
1686179922 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album, RP) Roadrunner Records 1686179922 Brazil 2007 Sell This Version
19708092-34 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album, Unofficial) Roadrunner Records (6) 19708092-34 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
RR 7992-8 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album, Unofficial) Roadrunner Records (6) RR 7992-8 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
46502600864 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album) ООО «Юниверсал Мьюзик» 46502600864 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
RRCY-29184 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album, RE) Roadrunner Records RRCY-29184 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
RRCAR 7992-1 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(2xLP, Album, RP) Roadrunner Records, Cargo Records RRCAR 7992-1 Germany 2013 Sell This Version
179922 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(8xFile, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, WAV, Album) Roadrunner Records 179922 2013
WPCR-14628 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD) Roadrunner Records WPCR-14628 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
WPCR-15988 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album, Ltd) Roadrunner Records WPCR-15988 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
RR 7992-2 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(CD, Album, Unofficial) Roadrunner Records (6) RR 7992-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
K.4703.LC07 Dream Theater Systematic Chaos(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Damage Rekords K.4703.LC07 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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tommyvercettigang

tommyvercettigang

October 28, 2018
edited 8 days ago
referencing Systematic Chaos, CD, Album + DVD-V, Multichannel + S/Edition, Sli, RR 7992-8

this is probably my favourite d.t album at the moment , for me this is heavier than train of thought.
the only negative i can find is that i'm sure i can hear a click track thing underneath song one when they start playing flight of the bumble bees which really pisses me off and i have been noticing this on some of their other albums as well.
if i am right and not hearing things i wonder why they wouldn't eliminate the click track once the drums were put down ?
really strange.
the dvd that comes with it is just magnifique.
4/5 overall.
martindavey87

martindavey87

February 8, 2018
referencing Systematic Chaos, CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC + S/Edition, Sli, 1686-179822

I was nervous to hear Dream Theater's 2007 release 'Systematic Chaos' when it first came out. Having recently signed with Roadrunner Records, one of the most famous and well-known metal labels in the world, I expected the band to water down their sound in order to appeal to the more mainstream audience that the label would market them to.

Thankfully, I was wrong.

Everything Dream Theater fans love about the band is still here. The complex song structures, intricate musical passages and over-the-top performances remain as they always have. But there is one thing in particular that this album has in abundance, and I can only really describe it as "focus". Possibly due to the fact that they now have a big time record company backing them (which is support they felt they never truly got with past labels), but the guys really go all-out to appeal to a whole new metal audience, whilst trying to remain as loyal to their prog fans as the fans have to them.

Being a heavier and darker album in terms of tone, feeling and musical content, it should come as no surprise that 'Systematic Chaos' is a very guitar-driven release, in particular with songs like 'Constant Motion' and 'The Dark Eternal Night'. That's not to say that Keyboard player Jordan Rudess is neglected, as he still shines in the Evanescence-sounding 'Forsaken', and with one song being 15 minutes and one being 17 minutes in duration, you know there will be plenty of progressive madness to keep die-hard fans happy.

Also featured is 'In the Presence of Enemies', spread into two parts that open and close the album respectively, part one has some very tasty vocal melodies, while part two has some of the greatest guitar riffing ever, with John Petrucci totally owning it in this song and putting most modern metal bands to shame. Then there's 'Repentance', the fourth part in Mike Portnoy's "12 Steps" suite, based on Alcoholics Anonymous and it's 12-steps to recovery program. It's one of the more interesting chapters of the suite due to its softer, more sombre tone, and the various confessions from guest musicians adds depth to the serious nature of the lyrics.

And for the more dedicated fans; the special edition release comes with a cool bonus DVD with over an hour of studio footage, documenting the making of this album! I love stuff like this, as it's a great chance to see not only how the finished product was made, but also an opportunity to delve into the personalities of the band members.

'Systematic Chaos' won't please the fans who were put off by Dream Theater's heavier direction built upon over the previous few albums, but for the most part they've done a fantastic job in adapting their style for a broader metal audience, and since they've only gone on to bigger and better things since then (an impressive feat so far into their careers) I'd say it was a success!
lwvalenzuela

lwvalenzuela

May 22, 2015
referencing Systematic Chaos, 2xLP, Album, MP, 1686-179921
In my version, 2x 180 gr with same barcode and reference number, pressing is correct...there is not mistakes...It has an 8 pages booklet too...I would like to find this release here for sell the copy correctly...how can i do that?
Roxbrough

Roxbrough

June 10, 2014
referencing Systematic Chaos, CD, Album, RR 7992-2

In this writer's opinion the best DT CD by a country mile. the band are technically superb as usual and LaBrie finally realises his limitations and keeps his vocals in the lower register,
Recommende without reservation,
9.3
kyle.hanneken

kyle.hanneken

April 20, 2014
referencing Systematic Chaos, 2xLP, Album, RRCAR 7992-1

Just to verify, this German pressing does NOT have the pressing error the U.S. version does.
sean_themighty

sean_themighty

September 16, 2013
referencing Systematic Chaos, 2xLP, Album, MP, 1686-179921

Other than the MAJOR pressing error that leaves out the last track, it's a good quality pressing.
kingsdrummer

kingsdrummer

July 26, 2011
referencing Systematic Chaos, 2xLP, Album, RRCAR 7992-1
I have the same error pressing as well. No biggie since I did not pay very much for it. I still have the album in surround sound.
cwaharte

cwaharte

March 6, 2010
referencing Systematic Chaos, 2xLP, Album, RRCAR 7992-1

i have an other version printed in USA, with an pressing error, two times The ministry of lost souls, the second time in face D , in the presence of Enemies part two missing.