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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

4.12 | 2069 ratings

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5 stars Dream Theater's "Awake" is mysterious, dark, and heavy. It is less energetic and more focused than "Images and Words", even if the melodies are slightly less memorable. The whole album is brilliant to me, both lyrically and musically. Some highlights include James' incredible performance (particularly in 'Voices', 'Lifting shadows off a dream', 'The Mirror' and 'Scarred') and the instrumental sections (such as in 'Voices', 'Erotomania' and 'Innocence Faded'). 'Space-dye vest' is a beautiful lament. The issues explored are deep and profound, I enjoy the lyrics in particular to "Innocence Faded" and "Scarred".

Repeated spins do not disappoint!

Favourite tracks: 'Erotomania', 'Voices', 'The Mirror', and 'Scarred'

My personal favourite output from this great band.

Stunning cover art

5 stars

Kassimatis | 5/5 |


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