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AWAKE

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.12 | 2068 ratings

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Revan
3 stars It's funny that the only album that i didn't like when i was into DT is the only album that i enjoy now that i don't see what i used to see in the rest of their discography.

6:00 : Good enough (and i mean good) start for the album, although being of the heaviest tracks, it still features Kevin Moore's work at it's best. 3 stars.

Caught in a web : Not as good as it could be, but it still has spirit, the solos are obviously meant to get the atention, but actually they are chromatic fast riffs with little thinking behind it. 2 stars.

Innocence faded: Actually this is great! Spacy keyboards, the drums are well crafted. The only thing wrong is LaBrie's cheesy vocals. 4 stars.

Erotomania : Just fair enough, again the highlight is Moore. Some unconvincing solos now and then... 2 stars.

Voices: The introduction resembels some Deep Purple in my opinion, the rest of the track is a mixture of heavy but slowed up guitar riffs, and spacy and disonant but still balladistic parts. 3 stars.

The silent man : Good, if it wasn't for LaBrie's distinctive lyrics, you might think it's from the 70's!. 4 stars.

The Mirror : Very well crafted track, the guitar is doing his part here and not goofing around as Petrucci usually does. 4 stars.

Lie : The most straightfoward metal track in the hole album. And the a different vocal style which makes Lie a unique track from DTs hole discography. 4 stars.

Lifting shadows off a dream : Mhm, don't know really what to say, just too standard for the album. 2 stars.

Scarred : Very good actually, but LaBrie again steals the show in a bad way. 3 stars.

Space-Dye Vest: DT at it's peak of creativity, Moore's 'take it or leave it' in Dream theater. Really really beautifull track, it's in my top tracks of all time.5 stars.

3+2+4+2+3+4+4+4+2+3+5 / 11 = 3.2 stars , more or less what i expected it would be.

Revan | 3/5 |

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