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AWAKE

Dream Theater

 

Progressive Metal

4.12 | 2069 ratings

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Szöke Jenö
5 stars Well if Images and Words my favorite album of all times is then Awake follows right up, maybe we can agree that they just share the first place. Anyway, what matters is the music, and that is absolutely amazing. They changed their sound a bit, which would become something normal with the following albums . They became rougher, the riffs hardly fitted in the progressive metal drawer anymore. It was to be the last album with keyboarder Kevin Moore, but with strangely enough with "Space-Dye West" the strangest DT song he created one of my favorites. A real swansong I would say. If it is possible to pick just one, cause I like the album from the very beginning to the very end: from the first riffs of "6:00" up to the fading sounds of the already mentioned "Space- Dye West". The hard riffing and the keyboard in "The Mirror" is fantastic, and then again the closing keyboard parts, before it runs into "Lie", well they get me every time.timeless pieces they are.and a timeless album it is !!!! Once again the lyrics were not neglected and they really deliver some texts that have something to say and not only to provide the singer something to sing. But that was already the case on their former release as well. "Awake" is a unique album cause Dream Theater will never sound like this on the following records, if good or bad everyone should decide for himself/herself. No album will have such riffs, such atmosphere, in a way cause Kevin is no more with the band. A part of it can be heard on some of his solo albums, but together they were really genuine. Thanks guys.
Szöke Jenö | 5/5 |

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