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John Arch


Progressive Metal

4.31 | 65 ratings

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4 stars This ep,which contains only two tracks,clocks in at a little over 28 minutes.Do not expect a rehash of early Fates Warning.After 16 years out of the spotlight and not singing a note since leaving Fates Warning, Arch sounds like he's never been gone.His voice is as powerful as ever.The musicians on this ep are Fates Warning guitarist Jim Matheos,Armored Saint and Fates Warning bassist Joey Vera,and drummer extrordinaire Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater."Relentless" and "Cheyenne",the two songs on this ep,exemplify what good progressive metal is all about.Tremendous vocal work,with Arch's voice going all over the place,tasteful guitar and bass playing and crisp,complex drum work.There is really no "noodling" on this cd,each musicians playing complements the other,forming a wonderful cohesive whole that is even greater than the sum of it's parts.Superb songwriting,musicianship,production.I hope we don't have to wait another 16 years before we hear from Mr. Arch again.4 stars
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