P.A.W.N. — The Gift of Awareness (review)

P.A.W.N. — The Gift of Awareness album cover Album · 2014 · Progressive Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
3/5 ·
rdtprog
This Germany duo have produced this big progressive metal album of 80 minutes with 3 songs of 12 minutes and a epic of 26 minutes. The music balance many orchestral arrangements with the progressive metal arpeggios of a band like Ayeron. The tempo of the songs evolved slowly with burst of heavier guitars that alternate with lighter piano and acoustic guitars passages that gives to the music a atmospheric feel. The musicians are not showing their craft to some excess with the exception of some Ayeron's guitar parts that i didn't enjoy as much as the classical and quieter passages of the album. But the final epic song "The Gift of Awarness" was a different story for me. The band managed to make some more unique guitars, keyboards melodies and some challenging rhythm changes that could evoke the originality of a band like Haken, for example the nice piano break. This final song show that the band has some potential for the future. I will check them closely. 3.5 stars
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Unitron wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Nice little review, but I'm afraid I found it immensely boring. A bit too soft-rock for my tastes.
aglasshouse wrote:
more than 2 years ago
To be honest I do not like Pawn at all. It's true that it sounds like Haken, but I don't like Haken either. seeing as it's a band I don't like based off of a band I don't like isn't a good combination.

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