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AWAKE

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.11 | 1530 ratings

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trinidadx13
5 stars I'm Awake

Great album! Completely different in mood than I&W. This one is dark and conveys feelings of isolation, sadness, betrayal, and addiction.

6:00- One of the most memorable drum intros and great rhythm guitar work by Petrucci.

CAUGHT IN A WEB: Uber 90's sound (whatever that is). Love the vocal melodies and Labries singing is wonderful-SO MUCH POWER!

INNOCENCE FADED: Just an alright song. Highlights include another awesome melodic riff by Petrucci. Outro is quite good.

A MIND BESIDE ITSELF: Great epic masterpiece. EROTOMANIA mini overture which introduces us to the main musical theme in THE SILENT MAN then segues into VOICES, which is one of my favorite songs. Includes one of Petruccis best Wah induced solo's. This along with THE SILENT MAN have wonderful lyrics.

THE MIRROR: Good song with a strong chorus. Seems like this song was recorded when Petrucci was doodling around with a 7 String for the first time in his life.

Lie: Just like THE MIRROR. When listening to this song I feel like I am back in the 90's watching a movie that is based in the future and this song is part of that movies soundtrack.

LIFTING SHADOWS OFF A DREAM: Not the best song on the album but still a good listen.

SCARRED: Jazzy intro by Myung. An overall great song

SPACE DYE VEST: One of the most beautiful melodies in a song. This is a great song and full of emotion.

Overall 4.8 stars.

trinidadx13 | 5/5 |

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