Megalithic Symphony

AWOLNATION - Megalithic Symphony
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 113 ratings
2011 Ratings: #281
Liked by 6 people
March 15, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
- / Label
Pop Rock / Genres
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Megalithic Symphony engages the ear from moment to moment and allows Aaron Bruno to try out a variety of ideas, many of them half-baked, but all of them entertaining.

Classic Rock
Megalithic Symphony succeeds by making a positive of its esoteric oddity, shamelessly coming on by turns like a malfunctioning android Hall & Oates (Guilty Filthy Soul), a goth Linkin Park (Soul Wars), an electro pop-metal Beatlemania (Burn it Down), a torch ballad by the winner of the Venusian X-Factor (All I Need) and a mutant amalgam of Pendulum and Len (Wake Up).
Alternative Press

If the goal is to conquer the world with cleverly disguised mainstream rock, then Bruno might have success on his hands. But nothing on Megalithic Symphony is dangerous or challenging or original.


I’m tired of pretending that some of these songs aren’t amazing




Aaron Bruno is legitimately a good songwriter when he wants to be. When he hits the nail in the coffin and knocks it out of the park, he does so with oodles of swagger and fun. However, this debut album is stuffed to the brim with filler. There's so much filler here that it's almost painful to listen to at points. Again, there are good, even excellent tracks here, but the whole record comes off as bland, forgettable and washed out by the end of it's lengthy runtime (2 hours if your listening to ... read more


Megalithic Symphony is one of my favorite albums of all time. The tracks on this album were good when they were released a decade ago, and they’ve held up to the test of time. Most of the tracks are upbeat and the vibes are immaculate.

Almost every song on this album is memorable, especially songs like Jump on my Shoulders and All I Need. My only complaint is the filler tracks.




It's a boring album, nothing special and memorable.

but don't worry, you have sixty for you endeavor.

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Track List

  1. Megalithic Symphony
  2. Some Sort of Creature
  3. Soul Wars
  4. People
  5. Jump On My Shoulders
  6. Burn It Down
  7. Guilty Filthy Soul
  8. Kill Your Heroes
  9. My Nightmare's Dream
  10. Sail
  11. Wake Up
  12. Not Your Fault
  13. All I Need
  14. Knights of Shame
  15. Swinging from the Castles
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