In anticipation of the June 5th release of Dream Theater's new magnum opus, Systematic Chaos, their drummer Mike Portnoy has written up a list of his personal favorite albums, including personal thoughts about what makes them so damn special. 

Click HERE to check them out.

You can also pre-order Systematic Chaos from your favorite online retailer today, and to watch the band shredding through one of its songs, "The Dark Eternal Night," in the studio, visit the band's VIDEO page.