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John Arch - A Twist Of Fate (EP) CD (album) cover


John Arch


Progressive Metal

4.31 | 71 ratings

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4 stars This is such a treat. John Arch left Fates fans and metal fans wanting more almost 20 years ago now. We expected something else that never came. Truth is, Arch just left music and put himself together a life he could be proud of. But what if... 'A Twist of Fate' is a nice glimpse at maybe a parallel life of Fates Warning. Not that I'm disappointed in the band as they've been. But it's nice to hear the maturity gained by the two biggest contributors of Fates in their early days come together into such a rich and rewarding pair of compositions. All that time and growth only managed to provide much more depth and meaning for this EP. Arch's voice sounds better than ever. He is still one of the greatest voices in metal and prog. His unique style and range is displayed here with such emotion and passion and it doesn't sound for one second that he hadn't sung a note in 16 years. The names of Portnoy and Vera add great credibility to this album. But it's essentially a rekindling of the musical friendship between Matheos and Arch and we're lucky enough to be allowed to enjoy it. Thanks, Mr. Arch.
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