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Fates Warning


Progressive Metal

4.12 | 355 ratings

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3 stars 3.5 realy

After the briliant Perfect Symmetry , one of the best prog metal albums in history of the genre, Fates Warning comes with another worthy release named Paralles from 1991. Besides the fact that the album got very good reviews all over the world I don't think Paralles is as good as Perfect Symmetery. I mean is in a good Fates Warning style, as we used to with last two albums with Alder on voice, but this time FW tries a little more mainstream sound, quite accesible in places. Still some great arrangements like on Eye To Eye, Point Of View, We Only Say Goodbye and The Eleventh Hour , these pieces shows Fates Warning still has great potential to deliver something great and yet complex enough to please most of the prog metal fans. Also another thing that is important is that LaBrie features here on Life is still water on backing vocals, in that time not yet the giant vocalist will be with Dream Theater later on.Mark Zonder did a splendid job again, great drumer, very complex chops and very intristing aswell, Alder voice is again great on every track. So a good album for sure, but not as good as Perfect symmetry , the best they ever done, IMO. The cover art is excellent, and goes hand in hand with the music.

b_olariu | 3/5 |


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