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5. In The Presence Of Enemies

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Systematic Chaos
June 5, 2007
Studio Release

This is Dream Theater's ninth studio album. The name is speculated to refer simply to the style of music Dream Theater attempts to create - structured to an extent, but with intricate complexities that might seem like chaos at a glance. Mike Portnoy had this to say about the album: "Heavy and technical, powerful and dynamic all of the elements that people kind of expect out of a Dream Theater album. All of the styles and sounds are intact, but we wanted to make it a real sonic explosion. It's very dramatic and aggressive."

This album ends the pattern seen in the last few albums, where each would continue where the previous left off, and contain the number of songs as its release in the Dream Theater catalogue. As Dream Theater signed a new label with this album, it is only fitting that they open up a new chapter in their history.

A CD/DVD special edition of this album was also released, containing a 5.1 mix of the album, as well as a 90 minute documentary called "Chaos in Progress - The Making of Systematic Chaos".

Systematic Chaos opened at #19 on the US Billboard, Dream Theater's highest charting in the US to date.

1. In The Presence Of Enemies Pt. 1 (9:00)
      i. Prelude
      ii. Resurrection
2. Forsaken (5:36)
3. Constant Motion (6:55)
4. The Dark Eternal Night (8:51)
5. Repentance (10:43)
      viii. Regret
      ix. Restitution
6. Prophets Of War (6:01)
7. The Ministry Of Lost Souls (14:57)
8. In The Presence Of Enemies Pt. 2 (16:38)
      iii. Heretic
      iv. The Slaughter Of The Damned
      v. The Reckoning
      vi. Salvation

Total Time: 78:41

- James LaBrie / vocals, live percussion
- John Petrucci / guitar, backing vocals
- John Myung / bass, chapman stick
- Jordan Rudess / keyboards, continuum, Roland VP-550 (vocal processing keyboard), lap steel guitar
- Mike Portnoy / drums, percussion, backing vocals

Recorded: September 2006 - February 2007, Avatar Studios
Label: Roadrunner Records

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