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Fates Warning


Progressive Metal

3.88 | 278 ratings

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2 stars I use to like progressive music and most subgenres have both groups I like and thoose I do not. But until now I haven't found a prog metal band I like. The though is very positive: making very heavy, intelligent and symphonic music but the result is quite negative in my opinion. I just can't like it. Unfortunately Fates Warning's "Darkness in a different light" from this years didn't change that. For me it was the same pale metal, I didn't see the charm.

Fates Warning has been along for a long time and this is their eleventh record. They are from USA and is says to be one of those bands who formed the progressive metal. I hope not this record is significative to their other record. We have five musicians: Ray Alder who sings, Jim Matheos who plays guitar and pruduces, Frank Aresti who also plays guitar, Joey Vera who plays bass and Bobby Jarzombek who hits the drums. Just three days since the record's release I grabbed and listenend, well quite prejudiced.

I didn't become overwhelmed when I heard "One thousand fires"(4/10) but "Firefly" was better and more joyful(5/10). Then it became worse with "Desire", a quite inferior track(3/10) but "Falling" lightened the sky to the better, it was short but nice(6/10). I didn't like "I am"(3/10) and I found "Lighthouse" very dark and depressing(5/10). "Into the black"(6/10) was ok but "Kneel and Obey"(3/10) and "O Chloroform" irritated me. I thank Fates Warning for the last track which saves the record from totally disaster. "And yet it moves"(7/10) is partially amazing with acoustic passages and also great harder parts. If I would recommend anything from this record it perhaps would have been that last track.

Well, finally I have to admit again, I had prejudicies and maybe they were bad for me. I am though sure this was one of the inferior albums of 2013. Two stars!

DrömmarenAdrian | 2/5 |


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