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Dream Theater


Progressive Metal

4.12 | 2060 ratings

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5 stars The best album of Dream Theater, and the maximum they can achieve with its mix of metal with progressive rock.

There's an emotional charge in the disk generated by the large tour for Images & Words. Seriously, everytime that happens a bad thing in any band I hope that something good is released later. We can see a little of this in the departure of Portnoy and the release of A Dramatic Turn of Events, but that's another story ...

The best of the best of each band member is present in Awake. A bass with creative lines and with groove of Myung (as few times was done later), the best solos of Petrucci and the introduction of his seven-string guitar, drum lines linking creativity and technique by Portnoy, a fantastic performance with great range from Labrie, and especially the emotional, atmospheric and tasteful touch of Kevin Moore.

Additionally, the lyrics carry the heavy emotional tone of the disc, with the band providing the best lyrics of its history.

Everything on the disc worth to be listened and analyzed, an essential disc for the progressive metal enthusiast.

AdrianoR. | 5/5 |


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