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Release date: 5 June 2009
Style: Alternative metal, Progressive metal

Rating:

8.5 | 96 votes

Owners:

84 have it
15 want it


01. Simple Boy
02. Goliath
03. New Day
04. Set Fire To The Hive
05. Umbra
06. All I Know
07. The Medicine Wears Off
08. The Caudal Lure
09. Illumine
10. Deadman
11. Change

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Sonic MrSumo - 07.02.2011 at 02:41  
Rating: 6 I don't have this album, but I'm keen to get it based on the song "Set Fire To The Hive". This song is like a bastard child of Breed 77 and The Mars Volta.

Is the rest of the album like this?
Monolithic - 09.09.2012 at 14:00  
Rating: 9 Amazing.
pinballWIZARD - 21.12.2012 at 19:29  
Rating: 9 I'm a big fan of progressive stuff and this album was something really refreshing to me.
Diverge - 07.09.2013 at 06:29  
Rating: 8 A good album, although it definitely has its flaws. The longer songs are, in my opinion, not quite as engaging (except towards the end of the album). Goliath and Set Fire To The Hive are wonderful tracks, though. I personally prefer Asymmetry, but I can definitely see the appeal of this album to alternative metal fans.
mz - 11.02.2014 at 23:52  
Rating: 8 Interesting and colorful modern progressive/alternative metal. Too bad I didn't hear this earlier and the last caligula's horse somehow spoils this one for me. Also, I don't really get how this album is extensively compared with Tool's Lateralus. These two records are not that similar.
!J.O.O.E.! - 11.02.2014 at 23:56  
Rating: 8 Listening to a few seconds of it and this definitely sounds like something I can get into. Not sure why I didn't before.
mz - 12.02.2014 at 00:02  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 11.02.2014 at 23:56

Listening to a few seconds of it and this definitely sounds like I can get into too. Not sure why I didn't before.

I still have not listened to their 2013 record (will start that one in 10 minutes) and cannot suggest that but if this record, check caligula's horse if you haven't already, which is also nominated for the best of prog metal this year. That album gets a little djenty at some points and reminds me very slightly of Uneven Structure. Also, it has the benefit of one of the better clean vocal performances I've heard recently.
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.02.2014 at 00:08  
Rating: 8
Written by mz on 12.02.2014 at 00:02

I still have not listened to their 2013 record (will start that one in 10 minutes) and cannot suggest that but if this record, check caligula's horse if you haven't already, which is also nominated for the best of prog metal this year. That album gets a little djenty at some points and reminds me very slightly of Uneven Structure. Also, it has the benefit of one of the better clean vocal performances I've heard recently.

Whoops, for some reason I thought this was a 2013 record and already voted for Karnivool I better hope the 2013 record is good then.

As a matter of fact I have been meaning to check out Caligula's Horse so I'll definitely do that. Nothing else in Prog has my vote yet anyway.
Mr. Doctor - 12.02.2014 at 00:10  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.02.2014 at 00:08
Prog has my vote yet anyway.


Octopus. D:
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.02.2014 at 00:11  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 12.02.2014 at 00:10


Octopus. D:

That's even there?! I didn't think it even got a mention when the nominations were being counted up?

Unless you mean write-in of course.
Mr. Doctor - 12.02.2014 at 00:12  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.02.2014 at 00:11

Written by Mr. Doctor on 12.02.2014 at 00:10


Octopus. D:

That's even there?! I didn't think it even got a mention when the nominations were being counted up?

Unless you mean write-in of course.


Nope, it got in... I kind of pulled some strings. xD
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.02.2014 at 00:13  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 12.02.2014 at 00:12


Nope, it got in... I kind of pulled some strings. xD

So it is. I nearly missed it altogether. I'll check out Caligula's Giraffe before voting.
mz - 12.02.2014 at 00:23  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.02.2014 at 00:11

That's even there?! I didn't think it even got a mention when the nominations were being counted up?

Unless you mean write-in of course.

You are !L.A.Z.Y.!
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.02.2014 at 00:24  
Rating: 8
Written by mz on 12.02.2014 at 00:23

You are !L.A.Z.Y.!

You have no idea how lazy I truly am
Calabi - 17.03.2014 at 02:34  
Rating: 10
Written by Sonic MrSumo on 07.02.2011 at 02:41

I don't have this album, but I'm keen to get it based on the song "Set Fire To The Hive". This song is like a bastard child of Breed 77 and The Mars Volta.

Is the rest of the album like this?


No. Not at all.

But I'm judging from your rating that you've figured that out already.

As a side note, if this album was shit except for the last two songs I'd give it a 7.

That's how well this album closes.
Diverge - 12.04.2014 at 10:29  
Rating: 8 Deadman is pretty amazing. I've listened to this album for awhile now without a strong reaction here or there, but that song finally just clicked over the last few weeks for me.
RedOctober - 16.08.2014 at 16:31  
Rating: 9
Written by Sonic MrSumo on 07.02.2011 at 02:41

I don't have this album, but I'm keen to get it based on the song "Set Fire To The Hive". This song is like a bastard child of Breed 77 and The Mars Volta.

Is the rest of the album like this?


Wow just based on one song ? -_- ...
Diverge - 16.08.2014 at 16:47  
Rating: 8
Written by RedOctober on 16.08.2014 at 16:31

Written by Sonic MrSumo on 07.02.2011 at 02:41

I don't have this album, but I'm keen to get it based on the song "Set Fire To The Hive". This song is like a bastard child of Breed 77 and The Mars Volta.

Is the rest of the album like this?


Wow just based on one song ? -_- ...

To be fair, when I listened to this album for the first few times, I would always stop and replay "Set Fire to the Hive" a few dozen times. It's a damn good song and it happened to be the only thing on the album that convinced me to keep listening. I can easily imagine someone getting excited about this album after hearing that track. Now I've come to the conclusion that most of Sound Awake's tracks are probably better than that one, but that song was an important gateway to get me into the album in the first place.

It is, however, out of place on the album, and so if you happen to think that song is excellent and superior to all of the other tracks, I can easily see that this would prevent you from really enjoying the album. It really does overpower. I almost gave this a 6 myself, but thankfully New Day, Deadman and All I Know finally clicked.
Troy Killjoy - 16.08.2014 at 18:16  
 
Written by RedOctober on 16.08.2014 at 16:31
Wow just based on one song ? -_- ...

Well if the rest of the album is like that song, he'd get the album. I don't see the problem.

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