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Sound Awake

25 Jan. 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 22 Jan. 2010
  • Release Date: 22 Jan. 2010
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 1:16:53
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  • ASIN: B00341MXT8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,976 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By I. J. Davies on 17 Jan. 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Where to start,. This is an amazing album, full of invension creativity and above all passion. Prog Metal rock at its finest, and if you are a fan of Mastodon, Fair to Midland, Tool, Hurt etc this will not disappoint you. For my money one of the best three albums of 2009, alongside Crack the Skye by Mastodon and Common Existence by Thursday, it sounds enormous and epic, beautifully crafted, thoughtful and intelligent. Hard to pick out stand out tracks, but the ones that do it for me are Simple Boy, All I Know and Umbria, but dont miss out on repeat listens to Deadman, because every time you do you will find something new in it !!!!

Dont delay order today, a classic album
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jobe Hunts on 24 Mar. 2010
Format: Audio CD
I first heard this band after perusing the 'customers who bought this item also bought' list attached to Oceansize's EP 'Home & Minor'. I'm a big Oceansize fan & I'm always on the look out (often desperately) for other bands whose music is equally ambitious, epic, modern & melodic. I checked out Karnivool on Spotify & something about their music grabbed me. I was immediately addicted to the first track 'simple boy', but my addiction to the whole of 'Sound Awake' soon followed. This is a highly impressive piece of work in every sense: performance, production, & arrangement. I must've listened to the album about 50 times now & it just keeps on getting better. I think I'll be very fortunate if I stumble upon another band as good as this any time soon.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Andreas Pyromallis on 28 Dec. 2009
Format: Audio CD
ok, this is not another good album among others.
This is THE new sound of the century. Sound Awake is one of the best albums that i have in these 25 years that i am breathing in the Metal and Hard Rock Universe. It simply makes a giant step forward in progressive (metal/rock-call-it-anything-you-want music) and i would be more than a happy, if such an album comes out once in a year.
Grab it by all means
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Wow.

Karnivool appeared on a music channel for 4 minutes. I added them to my wishlist and bought them a month later.
In the last week they have been on repeat at work in my ears for seven hours straight.

The guitars have that whine similar to Tool, with hard hitting riffs that you'd expect from Disturbed or System of a Down. The bass has that thrash clicking sound that Korn is famous for, and the drums are so distinct that you won't never forget that they are they. The vocals are powerful, I find it really hard to find a fault.

The five year gap between this and their first album have not changed the sound at all, if you liked that you'll love this.
The average length of song is about 5:30 minutes, which speaks for the ambience and the progressive nature of this band. Every break brings something different, though the time signature changes remain relatively simple.

The final two tracks on the album speak out to how far this band can carry a song. With Deadman being Change Part 1.5 before Change Part 2 begins.

Awesome.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SimonB on 22 July 2011
Format: Audio CD
Having been a fan of the band's first effort Themata, I thought I'd give this album a go. I will admit that I wasn't immediately impressed. It didn't have the instantly accessible, stronger tracks that Themata had and whilst it definitely had a feeling of consistency that demanded another play, it didn't grab me in the first three or four plays.

I was just about to write it off... and then I listened to it. I mean, I really listened to it. And then I really listened to it again. And again! Each time I played the album through, I noticed something new about it. It was then I realised the startling depth to the album; the real maturity woven in amongst the genius melodies and advanced progressive time signatures. This is a record that grew and grew and grew on me, to the point that I realised I had been listening to it for weeks without getting tired of it.

After I had finally taken in all the beautiful musicalities and Ian Kenny's breathtaking vocals- even stronger than on Themata, I hasten to add- I came to rest on possibly my biggest praise for the album: the lyrics. The lyrical content never falls below supreme. It appears that several of the songs are asking profound questions on religion and theology, often with cynical undertones. Other songs have an essence that is perhaps a lot more universal, with my personal favourite being "All I Know," which is a stunning and, in my opinion, transcendental take on a failing long-term relationship. In fact, possibly even more poignant is "Umbra," the deeply moving and very vivid insight into depression and perhaps even alcoholism. Not to go overkill on the praise, but this song has actually brought me to tears on some occasions. Quite an achievement!

I will conclude here, despite having volumes more to say about the album. It's my favourite album, put simply. Buy it, let it challenge you, move you and inspire you.
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By Schpleeb on 17 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
two weeks ago, I had never heard of these Aussie Prog-Rockers, now I can't get enough of them.

If you are a fan of Tool, The Mars Volta or Oceansize then you simply need to hear this band, they are almost an eclectic mix of the three. Even Karnivool's vocalist sounds like a cross between Maynard and Cedric Bixler. There are some absolute gems on here, the songs 'Deadman' and 'Change' in particular are absolutely majestic. The individual performances are really tight and the production is top notch, it all makes for a superb album that has been in my car for some time and is likely to remain there for a while yet. They will grab you on the first listen and every song will grow on you to the point where you will wonder how you ever got by without them.

This will be my discovery of the year by a country mile
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