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AWAKE

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.11 | 1539 ratings

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kawkaw123
4 stars Dream Theater: Awake

This is Dream Theater's third release and it is nearly as good as their second; Images and Words which I consider a perfect album. It is much heavier than Images and Words and is the last CD with the keyboardist Kevin Moore on it. It all starts with "6:00" which is a fun tune its stars off with a cool little drum intro, the problem with it is that there are some voice over things that they put into the song and i find them annoying, the music itself is interesting but its an okay song at best. " Caught in a Web" is a pretty good metal song, James LaBrie sings with a harsher voice but I still like the song a lot. A Mind Besides Its Self Suite contains "Erotomania" which happens to be one of the best instrumentals ever made, "Voices"; another prog metal and "The Silent Man" which is a nice ballad with John Petrucci playing the acoustic. "The Mirror" and "Lie" flow into each other and they are great songs except for Lie's lyrics are lame. "Space-Dye Vest" is a fantastic piano oriented ballad that Kevin Moore wrote which Dream Theater doesn't play this live because they feel it is his song which is a big shame because i love this song.

Yeah the CD is a lot heavier than their past two but thats why they are called Progressive Metal and they are very progressive. This CD is complete with many time signature changes, complicated rhythms and great instrumentals. The only thing bringing this CD down from being perfect is "6:00", and though the songs are good they just aren't as amazing as the ones on Images and Words. Really only The mirror, Lie, Erotomania and maybe Scarred are Dream Theater classics, and compared to Images and Words thats not many.

kawkaw123 | 4/5 |

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