Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Dream Theater - Awake CD (album) cover

AWAKE

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.11 | 2003 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

AdrianoR.
5 stars The best album of Dream Theater, and the maximum they can achieve with its mix of metal with progressive rock.

There's an emotional charge in the disk generated by the large tour for Images & Words. Seriously, everytime that happens a bad thing in any band I hope that something good is released later. We can see a little of this in the departure of Portnoy and the release of A Dramatic Turn of Events, but that's another story ...

The best of the best of each band member is present in Awake. A bass with creative lines and with groove of Myung (as few times was done later), the best solos of Petrucci and the introduction of his seven-string guitar, drum lines linking creativity and technique by Portnoy, a fantastic performance with great range from Labrie, and especially the emotional, atmospheric and tasteful touch of Kevin Moore.

Additionally, the lyrics carry the heavy emotional tone of the disc, with the band providing the best lyrics of its history.

Everything on the disc worth to be listened and analyzed, an essential disc for the progressive metal enthusiast.

AdrianoR. | 5/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this DREAM THEATER review

Social review comments () BETA







Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives