This upbeat b-side is classic P.O.D., with the part-rapped, part-sung delivery, and the heavy yet melodic feel to it. Needless to say, “Sleeping Awake” is one of the band’s better b-sides.
“Thinking About Forever” [Satellite]
Sonny’s letter to his late mother is among the slower songs from Satellite, but in no way does the change in pace take away from the track’s staying power.
“I Am” [Murdered Love]
The controversial closer from their eighth full-length is a call to redemption, and an extremely fitting end to Murdered Love.
Somehow the band can make a song that’s as beautiful as it is aggressive, all the while conveying a powerful message of unity and love.
“Draw the Line” [Warriors EP]
Though the original is from their 1994 debut Snuff the Punk, the version from the Warriors EP is a bit more polished. This retro P.O.D. song is straight-up hardcore.
“End of the World” [When Angels & Serpents Dance]
Many of P.O.D.’s best songs are set in a fast ¾ meter. “End of the World” is no exception. Here, the intense instrumentation pairs nicely with Sonny’s apocalyptic lyrics.
The title track from 2001’s breakthrough record is a soaring anthem, much like its fellow album single “Alive.” “Satellite,” however, has just a little bit more of an edge to it.
Stay tuned for next week, as I continue counting down my favorite P.O.D. songs, and make sure you’re ready for The Awakening. The San Diego natives’ ninth full-length hits stores everywhere August 21st, but you can preorder it on iTunes and Amazon right now.
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