The Road Of Awareness is the sophomore release from Portuguese death metal band, We Are Killing Ourselves. I’m not familiar with the band’s earlier work so I was not quite sure what to expect going into this release. What I found was an incredibly heavy, extremely technical and at times melodic death metal record that dishes out a serious auditory pounding.

This disc was sort of a mixed bag and not every track worked for me; however, when they worked, they worked in a big way. There are some absolutely incredible songs on this disc: “Drifting Beyond Reality,” “Extispicium” and “Coded Message Of Death” are pure death metal bliss. However, other tunes such as “The Shape Of Perfection” and “Ship of Fools,” seemed a bit generic to me – and while they’re decent they just didn’t get me excited.

At the end of the day, I think The Road To Awareness is worth checking out, it’s a decent metal record with a number of above average standouts that should please many fans of the genre.

Track Listing:

01. The Shape Of Perfection (T.R.O.A)
02. Ship Of Fools
03. Drifting Beyond Reality
04. Extispicium
05. The Shadows Collapse Within
06. Coded Message Of Death
07. The Sorcerer (The Blood Of The Titan)
08. Intersected To A Close Premonition
09. Coronation Of Existence

Run Time: 53:55
Release Date: April 11, 2011

Check out the song: “Drifting Beyond Reality”