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AWAKE

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.11 | 1548 ratings

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Valarius
5 stars The departure of Keyboardist Kevin Moore shortly after the release of this album brought an end to what many Dream Theater fans consider their greatest era. Though maybe not as technically sound as Jordan Rudess, or as flamboyant as Derek Sherinian, Moore had a very majestic ambience to his song-writing which lent its part to Dream Theater's sound very well in the early 90's.

'6.00' is an amazing opening track, which sums up very well what you can expect on this album. There is a nice combination of heavy and melodic here. Some very well structured songs and as usual, the trademark Dream Theater virtuosity.

After going through two albums together here is a band fully knitted together. Each member is on top form as ever, playing every note with a fine crispness that'll jump right out of your speakers. While this record seems to have a bit more mood and atmosphere than 'Images and Words', there's no reason why fans of their previous album won't like this one.

There really isn't anything else left to say about this album that hasn't already been said; as essential as 'Images and Words' and 'Scenes from a Memory', if you don't already own this one... why the hell not?!

Valarius | 5/5 |

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