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AWAKE

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.12 | 2069 ratings

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dethics
2 stars Most of the album really didn't catch me at all, you could here that 90's grunge/ambiance in it; as far as it is a Dream Theater album, it's not their best.

6:00: Sounded rather overdone and obtuse. 3/5 Stars.

Caught In A Web: James Labrie really made listening to this song hard for me. 3/5 stars.

Innocence Faded: Has an annoying 90's vibe. 3/5 Stars.

Erotomania: Even though this song is a bit dry, it's better than the previous tracks, it's also a bit of a relief not to hear any singing or that 90's ambiance cr*p as much. 4/5 Stars.

Voices: 3/5 Stars. It's not bad, it's just not great.

The Silent Man: An attempt to get radioplay? I'm not sure, but they kind of just threw this song in...4/5 Stars. Derelict Lyrics that show more creativity than some of the other tracks.

The Mirror: An attempt to make a heavy song.....It turns into sliced cheese after a few plays. 3/5 Stars

Lie: Their is a video on this song that really shows what they were trying to do: gather more fans and forget about the art of music...3/5 stars. An attempt to make a heavy song with sort of a pop vibe...

Lifting Shadows Off a Dream: A bit slow, takes a while for it to actually build into a song, not bad...3/5 stars.

Scarred: This song kind of goes along with the previous track...3/5 stars.

Space Dye Vest: 2/5 stars....I'm not sure what they were trying to do or prove here, but it's the dullest song that really leaves you wanting more.....yeah...*laughs*.

Well, I know some consider this a masterpiece, but from my stand-point, this is one of DT's weaker albums. From James Labrie's sketchy vocals to a cheesy 90's ambiance...The only thing notable here is the skill of the players. If you want to get into DT try 6 Degrees of Inner Turbulence.

55 total points

34/55=61%=2 Stars

Fans Only, it's not a good introductry album if your trying to get into DT. The music is generally not bad, but it's just not good either.

dethics | 2/5 |

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