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DARKNESS IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT

Fates Warning

 

Progressive Metal

3.94 | 209 ratings

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Hrvat
5 stars Its been a very long wait for Fates fans, but finally album number 11 is here and it was well worth the wait, as what we here is an instant classic. An album worthy of sitting alongside many of the classics this band has produced in their long career. The first thing that stood out was how heavy and aggressive this album is, I'd say its the heaviest release since No Exit. You can definitely here the song writing approach from the recent Arch/Matheos album on this one. Best way to describe it would be a mix of Disconnected (without the industrial elements) and Sympathetic Resonance. Though even that would not give you a completely accurate picture of this album, as in the Fates tradition there is a clear evolution in sound from album to album. With something new and unique on each release and DARKNESS IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT is no exception. All band members are in top form on this. Matheos and Aresti finally teamed up once more on a Fates album, producing some absolutely monstrous riffs. Joey Vera is exceptional as always, such an underrated bass players. I was very impressed by Bobby Jarzombek's performance, he had the difficult task of taking over the sticks from the legendary Mark Zonder and proves he is more than a worthy replacement. And finally Alder, the man has still got it. As he gets older and his voices changes the man adapts, and here is delivered a performance full of incredible emotion. Every song on this album is a winner. From the opening track One Thousand Fires to the epic closer And Yet it Moves. There is no filler to be found here. I really is so good to have Fates Warning back releasing new music, the legends are back and in top form.
Hrvat | 5/5 |

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