Release date: 28 June 2011
Style: Progressive heavy metal

Rating:

3.5 | 110 votes

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03. Got It Bad
04. Around The World
05. Higher
06. Retail Therapy
07. At The Edge
08. Broken
09. Hard Times
10. Drive
11. I Believe
12. Luvnu
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14. I Take You
15. The Lie
16. Big Noize

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Guest review by
Slayer666

Rating:
3.5
2011 is truly a fine year, that I will not deny. But then again, we've had quite a number of releases that reach such abysmal depths of quality that they somehow even manage to outshine and draw more attention to themselves than the stellar records much more deserving of attention. While Dedicated To Chaos doesn't exactly hit the absolute and complete rock-bottom like some 2011 albums we've been blessed with, calling it total shit mostly hits the mark.

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published 07.11.2011 | Comments (5)

Guest review by
AndMetalForAll

Rating:
4.5
Dedicated To Chaos was a very expected album, at least, by me. After the so well acclaimed 2009 album, American Soldier, I was "jumping with excitement" knowing that they would release a new album in so short notice.

The newest release by one of the most influential bands in progressive rock history, was for me a complete disappointment after listening to the entire album. It came to me as a surprise seeing the band perform in such low profile. The only good track in this album is "Broken", that is definitely one of the most dramatic and sad songs in rock history. The track brings the best of the band, the voice of Geoff Tate is filled with so much feeling and emotion that it makes my eyes become filled with tears. The instrumental arrangement is not amazing but it's perfect for the song required and the voice expressed by Geoff. Unfortunately, the good vibes and great songs ended with the song mentioned above. This album is completely uninspired, looking like a band that should stop for a while with their activities, each member should try some side projects, something alternative so that when they returned, the band would make a triumphant comeback. It's sad to me that a band like Queensrÿche with so much history, with so many amazing releases such as Operation: Mindcrime or Empire, would dare to make an album that is so different from the rest of the things the band as ever made, but also so alternative and so bad as this album is. Maybe the band should have continued with the American Soldier album, if they wanted to do something so different, they should have continued with a very sentimental and sad style, like the "Broken" track or the 2009 album, that puts in the table the best of the band in a different context from the progressive style.

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published 26.12.2011 | Comments (6)

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JohnDoe - 28.03.2011 at 23:24  
  Good news, I'm looking forward to this!
The Exorcist 10 - 29.03.2011 at 00:45  
  Hope this be a killer album
and Queensrÿche visit Salonika,
never seen them and i really want to...
Come on!
CHEF METALHEAD - 17.06.2011 at 15:50  
  This album is so bad !! I'm very disappointed....
Angelic Storm - 18.06.2011 at 19:42  
Rating: 3
Written by CHEF METALHEAD on 17.06.2011 at 15:50

This album is so bad !! I'm very disappointed....


I'm not really disappointed, because to be disappointed, you need to be expecting something good to start with. Ive just finished listening to the album against my better judgement, and it is as I suspected it would be, terrible! There's maybe a couple of songs that aren't totally awful, and one decent song, out of the 16 tracks. And not a single song that comes anywhere near touching their classics. How Scott Rockenfeld could compare this to "Rage For Order" and Geoff comparing it to "Empire" is beyond me... both of those albums are on a different planet in terms of quality. Its probably not surprising that many outside songwriters were responsible for writing the material, and Michael Wilton didnt write a single thing on the album. It's a woeful album, at least the new Morbid Angel had a small amount of good stuff on it.. I'll be amazed if this one isnt my worst album of the year come December.

Im putting "Empire" on now, to remember how great Queensryche used to be.
The Shape 1973 - 20.06.2011 at 22:08  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 18.06.2011 at 19:42

Written by CHEF METALHEAD on 17.06.2011 at 15:50

This album is so bad !! I'm very disappointed....


Im putting "Empire" on now, to remember how great Queensryche used to be.

Cleanse you ears. Follow it with some Mindcrime.
Angelic Storm - 20.06.2011 at 23:58  
Rating: 3
Written by The Shape 1973 on 20.06.2011 at 22:08
Cleanse you ears. Follow it with some Mindcrime.


I think by the time "Anybody Listening?" had finished, my ears had just about been cleansed.... haha! Ive listened to some Mindcrime since then though.

Their fall from grace since the heights of those albums is just staggering... Most of the classic metal bands I love, even when they start putting out lesser quality material, there's usually still some good stuff there. It's amazing just how low Queensryche have sunk since Chris left. "Dedicated To Chaos" is really a terrible album, even worse than I expected, which is saying something. I definitely wont be letting that pollute my ears again in my lifetime. lol
JohnDoe - 21.06.2011 at 01:06  
  It's a pretty bad album, I never thought they could go lower than Hear in the Now frontier or Q2K. Disappointing album.
How the mighty have fallen...
The Shape 1973 - 21.06.2011 at 09:47  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 20.06.2011 at 23:58

Written by The Shape 1973 on 20.06.2011 at 22:08
Cleanse you ears. Follow it with some Mindcrime.


I think by the time "Anybody Listening?" had finished, my ears had just about been cleansed.... haha! Ive listened to some Mindcrime since then though.

Their fall from grace since the heights of those albums is just staggering... Most of the classic metal bands I love, even when they start putting out lesser quality material, there's usually still some good stuff there. It's amazing just how low Queensryche have sunk since Chris left. "Dedicated To Chaos" is really a terrible album, even worse than I expected, which is saying something. I definitely wont be letting that pollute my ears again in my lifetime. lol

It amazes and saddens me that one of the best most original bands of the late 80s thinks that what they are doing now is still acceptable. So many bands had been inspired by Rage For Order and Mindcrime, then shaped their sound around it.

Some bands have changed direction for the worse, Helloween with Chameleon, but at least they realized and returned to somewhere near their original sound. I don't mind innovation and change, but only in a good way, not for something worse.

I don't know of any band that has fallen so far. Most bands have a blip and record something not as strong as the previous album, but 1994 (Promised Land) seems a long time ago.
There are a lot of people on this site who probably weren't even born when Queensryche were good and don't understand how influencial they were.
Deefer46 - 29.06.2011 at 10:35  
Rating: 1 WTF have Queensryche done, this is utterly piss poor. They need to rethink things cos this album is by far their worst. Its shocking.
Vengeance Time - 29.06.2011 at 14:40  
  Haven't heard it yet but 13 votes for an average of 4.8 doesn't sound promising...lol ,I live in hope but I
haven't heard anything decent here since their first 4 albums.What happened Mincrime was a classic !!!!
strade - 30.06.2011 at 16:52  
Rating: 2 I literally expected nothing but this is still terrible.
deflektor - 30.06.2011 at 17:59  
Rating: 3 Terrible...,maybe it's time for retirement...
Valentin B - 01.07.2011 at 16:19  
  Listening right now to Wot We Do and it seriously sounds like a Robbie Williams song..
BloodTears - 01.07.2011 at 23:12  
  I never liked Queensrÿche, so I think I'll pass.
Angelic Storm - 02.07.2011 at 12:18  
Rating: 3
Written by Valentin B on 01.07.2011 at 16:19

Listening right now to Wot We Do and it seriously sounds like a Robbie Williams song..


Actually, I can think of 2 or 3 Robbie Wiliams songs that are better than anything on the latest Queensryche!
Valentin B - 02.07.2011 at 13:14  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 02.07.2011 at 12:18

Written by Valentin B on 01.07.2011 at 16:19

Listening right now to Wot We Do and it seriously sounds like a Robbie Williams song..


Actually, I can think of 2 or 3 Robbie Wiliams songs that are better than anything on the latest Queensryche!

yeah, me too. if anything at least they don't fail at being catchy pop tunes, and i know some even have some good guitar work in them like Angels.

anyway, it's difficult to see how this band came from writing awesome songs with such great guitar and epic vocals like Breaking the Silence, Hand on Heart or Silent Lucidity (not even close to being their best either) to playing this atrocity. I knew people were whining about it, but still honestly thought it was some kind of youtube joke when i first heard it. definitely will not be checking this out, maybe only to get a good cheap laugh on how stupid it is, like with Sonic Syndicate's latest blasphemy.

one redeeming factor though: in their live shows nowadays, the only track they play from this album is the opener, the rest being mostly stuff from their 80s albums and Empire.
Fade To Black - 03.07.2011 at 23:42  
Rating: 2 Listened to it on youtube, made St.Anger look like a masterpiece.
Angelic Storm - 04.07.2011 at 09:40  
Rating: 3
Written by Valentin B on 02.07.2011 at 13:14
yeah, me too. if anything at least they don't fail at being catchy pop tunes, and i know some even have some good guitar work in them like Angels.

anyway, it's difficult to see how this band came from writing awesome songs with such great guitar and epic vocals like Breaking the Silence, Hand on Heart or Silent Lucidity (not even close to being their best either) to playing this atrocity. I knew people were whining about it, but still honestly thought it was some kind of youtube joke when i first heard it. definitely will not be checking this out, maybe only to get a good cheap laugh on how stupid it is, like with Sonic Syndicate's latest blasphemy.

one redeeming factor though: in their live shows nowadays, the only track they play from this album is the opener, the rest being mostly stuff from their 80s albums and Empire.


Exactly! He has some great, and even dark pop tunes like "Me And My Monkey" and "No Regrets". And I also like "Old Before I Die".

It is difficult, listening to their classic works of the 80's/early 90's, and wondering how they went from that to this. Scott and Geoff had the audacity to compare the new album to "Empire" and "Rage For Order"... Id love to hear what they're hearing, because I certainly can't hear anything of those albums in this one! It is truly a terrible album, that makes the latest Morbid Angel seem like an album of the year contender.

Well, Im glad to hear that about their current live shows, because they are the support for Judas Priest at the gig here in a couple of weeks. So it's a relief that they wont be bombarding my ears with a lot of songs from the new album...

@Fade To Black: Id rather have the next 10 albums I listen to be "St. Anger", than have to listen to "Dedicated To Chaos" in full once more.
hunged13 - 06.07.2011 at 14:26  
  Wtf happened to queensryche???
Mattybu - 22.07.2011 at 07:02  
  Based on listening to a couple songs, this is a terrible deserving album for the bottom 20 of all time. About as powerful and meaningful as a corn flake. I'd expect this album to get decent reviews on ElevatorMusicStorm.com
deflektor - 23.07.2011 at 17:32  
Rating: 3 Where is the review???
godisdead - 28.07.2011 at 21:13  
Rating: 6 A perfect album............ Not Really.
ErnilEnNaur - 08.08.2011 at 23:56  
  Yeah, this band is creatively bankrupt, no question. Queensryche are dead, I think it's time they stopped haunting us with new releases.
dougver1 - 10.08.2011 at 21:12  
Rating: 1 Is there a rating lower than one for this album?
Angelic Storm - 10.08.2011 at 22:48  
Rating: 3
Written by dougver1 on 10.08.2011 at 21:12

Is there a rating lower than one for this album?


I have no idea, but the only other album I've rated as low as I've rated this one on MS is "In Torment In Hell" by Deicide. There might be certain other albums Id rate even lower, but they are probably albums I couldnt sit through.
dougver1 - 12.08.2011 at 08:57  
Rating: 1
Written by Angelic Storm on 10.08.2011 at 22:48

Written by dougver1 on 10.08.2011 at 21:12

Is there a rating lower than one for this album?


I have no idea, but the only other album I've rated as low as I've rated this one on MS is "In Torment In Hell" by Deicide. There might be certain other albums Id rate even lower, but they are probably albums I couldnt sit through.


From what I've heard of 'In Torment in Hell', it just seemed like kinda boring death metal....... but this, this is just an atrocity. It makes St. Anger look tolerable, even good by comparison. Hell, it makes Ilud Divinium Insanus look decent by comparison!
Angelic Storm - 16.08.2011 at 23:45  
Rating: 3
Written by dougver1 on 12.08.2011 at 08:57
From what I've heard of 'In Torment in Hell', it just seemed like kinda boring death metal....... but this, this is just an atrocity. It makes St. Anger look tolerable, even good by comparison. Hell, it makes Ilud Divinium Insanus look decent by comparison!


"Boring" is exactly the word I'd use for that album! It's just so dull and monotonous, and there's not even a single stand out track on it... a very bad album by a usually very great band.

Yep, St. Anger seems like a classic compared to this album... lol As for the new Morbid Angel... well, at least that has about 3 songs on it that are really good, and Blades For Baahl is actually pretty awesome, so it's definitely a better album than the new Queensryche! This one will probably end up taking my worst album of the year award... *sighs*
MechanisT - 13.10.2011 at 16:33  
  One of the worst albums I've ever heard.
Boxcar Willy - 29.12.2011 at 06:41  
  Looks like a pile o' shit to me.

self note; AVAOID!
alex t - 06.03.2012 at 04:25  
  Ones they were great band in my opinion. This is no doubt their worst album ever. What happened to them?
Dentura - 15.06.2012 at 11:11  
Rating: 1 Looks like the band members have seen too many of "the pictures on Youu-tu-u-u-ube", and therefore decided to make this pile of elephant scrotum because of it. The only thing inspirational about this album is for inspiring me to throw up at the mere thought of Queensryche's name. This is truly horrendous, I'm not sure if i can look at their previous classics the same way again.
Pankar95 - 24.06.2012 at 00:39  
  A whole new level oof badness!!
Necrophagist43 - 30.08.2012 at 08:08  
Rating: 1 The worst album I've ever heard... not just because it's Queensryche, but because it's the epitome of ignorance and just plain not giving a shit in music.
Dentura - 15.10.2012 at 00:38  
Rating: 1
Written by BloodTears on 01.07.2011 at 23:12

I never liked Queensrÿche, so I think I'll pass.


Smart move.
BloodTears - 15.10.2012 at 11:10  
 
Written by Dentura on 15.10.2012 at 00:38

Written by BloodTears on 01.07.2011 at 23:12

I never liked Queensrÿche, so I think I'll pass.


Smart move.


I could never get into them, not my cup of tea at all!
bblitz - 30.10.2012 at 20:33  
Rating: 2 I can't believe this shit is queensryche but you must edmit they've been going down since empire.
that's a fact.awful band,awful album.
R Lewis - 11.01.2013 at 23:55  
Rating: 3 Damn, man. This sucks!
quisableed - 05.02.2013 at 03:02  
  Why have they done this album? i wish they would have listen the album before releasing
JohnDoe - 22.02.2013 at 13:23  
 
Written by Lustful Maid on 20.02.2013 at 20:52

How could I believe you guys ! Because of your low ratings I ignored this album since 2011. Yesterday I bought it at 50% off in a record shop.....found out....What A Masterpiece ! Michael Wilton's guitar works are perfectly mixed with Geoff rhythmic vocals (drummer is also a good time keeper) made this a very Jazzy Progressve album (Jazzy Progressive Metal is the highest level in Progressive genre). "Average Listeners" really need to train their ears more in order not to write groundless comments.


Are you serious? Your statement just made me LOL. What jazzy progressive metal is here?
Angelic Storm - 22.02.2013 at 15:23  
Rating: 3
Written by JohnDoe on 22.02.2013 at 13:23
What jazzy progressive metal is here?


If it were jazzy progressive metal, more than likely, I'd have been singing it's praises. As far as I can recall, there's only one song on the whole album that even resembles anything metal, let alone anything that could be placed in the prog/jazz metal category... mcm must be listening to a different album from me, that's for sure.
JohnDoe - 22.02.2013 at 16:47  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 22.02.2013 at 15:23

Written by JohnDoe on 22.02.2013 at 13:23
What jazzy progressive metal is here?


If it were jazzy progressive metal, more than likely, I'd have been singing it's praises. As far as I can recall, there's only one song on the whole album that even resembles anything metal, let alone anything that could be placed in the prog/jazz metal category... mcm must be listening to a different album from me, that's for sure.




But nothing in their music is remotely jazzy, a sax solo does not make an album jazzy (LOL)
It doesn't matter that the album is not a metal one, it's simply uninspired, uninteresting, even unattractive if I may say so. I even liked HITNF, Q2K, Tribe and American Soldier. But DTC was a frustratingly awful album for me.
JohnDoe - 22.02.2013 at 23:21  
 
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Written by Lustful Maid on 22.02.2013 at 21:06

Are you serious? Your statement just made me LOL. What jazzy progressive metal is here?

You guys must give this album a second chance. I must say this is not an easy listening album compare to Rage For Order, Operation Mindcrime and Empire. This album adopted a lot of 70's progressive rock elements with modern jazz composition (played heavily), doesn' mean have to use jazz musical instruments in here. If you understand the underrated band - Camel's early works, then you will understand this album.

I bought this album last week, have been non-stop playing for more than 20 times. The music is so rich, artistic and unexpected ! The point is how do you appreciate drummer, guitar and bass work together, thay are really skillful. Do not always focus on vocals, you are not listening to Pop song. Probably I am a musician, we don't listen the same way as metal fans.


What you say makes no sense. There is no similarity whatsoever between DTC and early Camel (which I absolutely adore). DTC is not even progressive at all, there are no jazz influences, are we even talking about the same album .
There are no 70s prog elements either. Wtf??!!
JohnDoe - 22.02.2013 at 23:23  
 
Quote:
Written by Lustful Maid on 22.02.2013 at 21:29

...mcm must be listening to a different album from me, that's for sure.

I dont particularly like this band, but I listened all of their albums and owned all their masterpieces. Queensryche is an very underrated band as their works are somewhat artistic and not easy to be understood. Their unique Prog music composition can not be copied easily by other bands. When I was Ilistening to this album, I knew they were in trouble as it was so "extremely prog", not many fans can accept that. They are realy good as no band can go so far like them. If you dont call it Jazz Progressive Metal, then you may call it Beyond Progressive Metal. Love it to the core.


again,what are you talking about??
Marcel Hubregtse - 23.02.2013 at 10:55  
Rating: 3 When someone says Queensryches is a very underrated band, like msm does, they immediately dismiss themselves entirely.
JohnDoe - 23.02.2013 at 11:09  
 
Quote:
Written by Lustful Maid on 23.02.2013 at 05:07

Again,what are you talking about??

I was saying you desperately need some music classes.


So when you run out of arguments, an insult helps, right?
JohnDoe - 23.02.2013 at 11:10  
 
Quote:
Written by Lustful Maid on 23.02.2013 at 05:16

What you say makes no sense. There is no similarity whatsoever between DTC and early Camel (which I absolutely adore). DTC is not even progressive at all, there are no jazz influences, are we even talking about the same album .
There are no 70s prog elements either. Wtf??!!

-To an average listener "similar = Identical". To a musician "similar = adoption of any percentage of music composition". We look things in different ways.
-DTC is 101% Progressive.


Similar never means identical, pick up a dictionary...
JohnDoe - 23.02.2013 at 18:13  
 
Quote:
Written by Lustful Maid on 23.02.2013 at 12:05

Similar never means identical, pick up a dictionary...

Read carefully.
"Average" means "Weak", is an implied criticism.
"Average Listener" is refering you and those dont know any hell about music.
"similar=identical" is also refering to your misinterpretation of music.
(no wonder you did not know what the hell i was talking about, I think Angelic storm is smarter than you, she did not had such complaints)


Wow, look at you being all arrogant and insolent, you have some serious issues.
how the hell does "similar=identical" defines my misinterpretation of music?! All I said is that there weren't any similarities between Queensryche and early Camel. There have never been, not even in their glory days; maybe some Rush or even Kansas, but not Camel.

I wasn't complaining about anything, I was just disagreeing, (are you sure you don't need a dictionary?)
JohnDoe - 23.02.2013 at 18:28  
 
Quote:
Written by Lustful Maid on 23.02.2013 at 12:16

So when you run out of arguments, an insult helps, right?

- No insults here, please, just a joke.
-The drummer is obviously playing Jazz rhythms ( I dont know how do you define Jazz, Norah Jones ? I think you re talking about modern pop Jazz, I am talking about 60-80's Jazz ), guitarist and bassists cut in and duet with the drummer create a perfect atmosphere. if you think it is not then I have really out of words.
- Just to help Queensryche to say something which is not fair to them. They really spent a lot of time on this album. Today I have listened to it 3 times.


You hear jazz rhythms on DTC?! You're hearing things definitely.
I barely know who Norah Jones is so no luck for another insult.
At least I have listened to quite a few jazz/rock fusion bands and artists, they are an influence on progressive metal, not on Queensryche though.

"I have really out of words" is incorrect, it's "I am really out of words" (a dictionary might help ).

I have nothing against you liking Dedicated to Chaos; nevertheless, your statements above are close to ridiculous.
JohnDoe - 26.02.2013 at 18:39  
 
Quote:
Written by Lustful Maid on 24.02.2013 at 22:15

1. You hear jazz rhythms on DTC?! You're hearing things definitely.
2. At least I have listened to quite a few jazz/rock fusion bands and artists, they are an influence on progressive metal, not on Queensryche though.

1. You're not hearing anything definitely.
2. Your statements were contradictory before and after. I am glad you have found your mistakes in Wikipedia. By the way, you made a new mistake, Queensryche is a progressive band.

Again, I still strongly advise you to take up music classes at any music center near you.
I may be harsh as I dont mind insulting people rather than seeing people insulting music.


I never said Queensryche is not a progressive band, you misunderstood, again... There are not jazz or fusion elements to their music, that's all. You keep saying they have elements of modern jazz ( ), what argument do you have for that, only you know and apparently keep that a secret . for example jazz, whether classic or modern is poly-rhythmic and based on improvisation, show me elements of that on DTC...
What mistakes are you talking about that I corrected with wikipedia? Really?

Since when is expressing dislike or disappointment an insult, how am I insulting music? Feel good about yourself, you lost me there...
JohnDoe - 26.02.2013 at 18:42  
 
Quote:
Written by Lustful Maid on 25.02.2013 at 21:00

....Scott and Geoff had the audacity to compare the new album to "Empire" and "Rage For Order"... Id love to hear what they're hearing, because I certainly can't hear anything of those albums in this one! It is truly a terrible album...

Thanks for telling us that, i really didnt know that Scott and Geoff compared this album to "Empire" and "Rage For Order"... They were honest. In fact this is this best album among all. I had never listened to one album more than 30 times for years as i did to this album ! But they made one mistake, they should warn listeners this album is artistic and perceptive, not for music mob.

Today, I have changed my rating, how could i rate 8 to an album which I have listened for more than 30 times ?


You misread that quote you made, and who wrote those words is right: Rage for Order and Empire have nothing in common with DTC whatsoever.

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