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AWAKE

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.12 | 2069 ratings

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thisdyingsoul
4 stars This is a great album, which always give me a special feeling when I listen to it. I don't know what it is, but it's just something with that dark sound...

1.6:00: It's a cool opener but not much more than that. I like the drums in it very much though! Overall: 6/10

2.Caught in a Web: To me, the album haven't really started yet. These two first songs seems to be just a warmup. But it's a good song, but it'll get better! Overall: 7/10

3.Innocence Faded: Now we're talking! Concidering that this is quite a heavy and dark album, this song it's not a good way to introduce the album to someone who haven't heard it. But however, this is a great song! And I love the ending guitar solo, which is one of the best moments in Dream Theater history! Overall: 9/10

4.Erotomania: When I first heard this song, I didn't understood much at all. But I have grown into it, and I've learned to like it. Many beautiful melodies and many cool riffs! It's a great piece of progmetal and one of the best intrumental songs by DT! Overall: 8/10

5.Voices: This might be one of those songs that shows what the album is all about. Not because of the lyrics, but the music. But this song is not one of the best songs off the album. Overall: 7/10

6.The Silent Man: This is simply a good song. Not much to say about it... Overall: 7/10

7.The Mirror: I love the organ sound of the keyboard in the beginning and I there's many cool, heavy riffs in this heavy metal piece. This is a good song, thx to Kevin Moore. Kevin Moore make this album really special. Overall: 7/10

8.Lie: Well this song is like a continuing of "The Mirror" and they sound kinda similiar. Great guitar solos by Petrucci! Overall: 7/10

9.Lifting Shadows off a Dream: One of the better songs off the album! This is one of those songs that really gives you that special feeling that like a mystery comes around with this album! Overall: 8/10

10.Scarred: I like the lyrics and the vocals very much in this song! This is also one of the better songs off the album. Overall: 8/10

11.Space-Dye Vest: And so it ends, with a highlight! Turn up the volume, turn the lights off and enjoy! You'll simply get touched, so beautiful, this is one reason why I think it's sad that Kevin Moore left the band! And I have to say that James LaBrie does one of his best vocal performances ever!! Overall: 10/10

Total rating: 7,6/10

thisdyingsoul | 4/5 |

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