To Hurt, To Hate.
To Want, To Wait.
To Heal, To Save."
One Word Review: Inspiring
Among an incredibly strong catalogue of releases, this is my favorite Dream Theater album. The band sounds so inspired, the atmosphere is instantly recognizable, never again captured and almost suffocating in its breadth, yet it makes the album appear as a living, breathing entity. One that marked my soul, gave me strength, belief and shaped me in some ways, back when I was younger.
To me, this album is unforgetable and to the day, gives me an invigorating feeling of strength and happiness, in spite of the strong sense of melancholy it harbors deep within. Truly a cathartic album, emotional and powerful on several levels. Space-Dye Vest remains among my favorite Dream Theater songs and overall, Awake is a pinnacle in the world of music.
Written By Steen
Online: Sunday, January 10, 2016
The Silent Man