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FWX

Fates Warning

 

Progressive Metal

3.33 | 153 ratings

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Phoenix87x
1 stars Too much like OSI.

So this was my 2nd Fates Warning album, after Awaken the Guardian, and my visceral first reaction was, "what's all the fuss about". It was alright, but it never grabbed me. It wasn't until after I heard the other albums and then Fates Warning became one of my favorite bands and Matheos became my favorite guitar player.

I know that following Disconnected is no easy feat, but this is such an odd direction. Each song is brooding and somewhat meandering. Nothing really complex or Epic along the lines of "Still Remains". Its sounds so much like OSI, I would swear Moore was on the album, but he's not. I'm not gonna do a song break down as they blend so much into one another, and that's really the problem, nothing stands out on its own. Also, Not having Terry Brown on as producer this time is a real shame as his absence is really felt. What really hurts is that Fates Warning has been consistently making excellent albums (Including insideout) since the The Spectre with-in, up until FWX which really sticks out as that weak link in the chain.

On a side note, the album art is so, so and the title FWX is a little "meh" and cliche. At the end of the day it feels like the called this one in. Also, the video for simple human is kinda lame. Ray Alder in a tie sitting in a apartment, just not doing it for me.

At this point, I do enjoy FWX when in the right mood. but it really is way too much like OSI. As of today, its been over 6 years since this album came out and it would be a heinous crime for a band as good as Fates Warning to end on such a low note.

Phoenix87x | 1/5 |

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