The Awakening is the ninth studio album by American Christian alternative metal band P.O.D. It was released on August 21, 2015. The album is unique in that it is the band's only concept album of their career, complete with skits and voiceovers before and after each song. Due to a lack of promotion, The Awakening was a commercial failure, only peaking at No. 75 on the Billboard 200, their lowest first week sales, before dropping off the Top 200 a week later, although it did receive positive reviews from critics.