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AWAKE

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.12 | 2069 ratings

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azacamis
5 stars Awake, is definitely the best Dream Theater's album. This is coming from a fan who followed them through every album without fail since their very first album. Why Awake? Because it sums up in one album what Dream Theater is all about. You can hear every bit and pieces from every single album they have produced in this particular album. In other words, to know Dream Theater is to get Awake. It is well balanced in every aspect. No overzealous change of melody and sorts. There is definitely a song for everybody in this album. Erotomania, in my opinion is their best instrumental still. Why? Again, it is a complete showcase of what they can do and what they can write. There's heavy stuff, classical, world etc in this song. How not to like a song that has everything?

This album is also the only album I can listen through without having to touch the forward button. I may not like every song but none of it are bad.

Level of musicianship without having to say is right up there. Hey's it's Dream Theater. You also get to listen to Kevin Moore, whom I still prefer to Jordan. Moore is about mood, feel, emotion and not finger ripping. I definitely miss him. LaBrie added power and punch to his voice and it fits the songs on this album perfectly

Production on this album is simply awesome. Clarity of every single instrument and voice is superb.

This is the album to get. What are you waiting for?

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