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3.99 | 122 ratings | 4 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. City of Zerych (18:05)
2. Halls of Amenti (9:01)
3. The Divine Comedy (14:14)
4. Tears I've Cried (8:47)
5. The Ancient Tale (17:35)

Total Time: 67:42


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Line-up / Musicians

- Knut Erik Grøntvedt / vocals
- Erlend Engebretsen / keyboards
- Stig Selnes / guitars
- Lasse Lie / bass
- Audun Engebetsen / drums & percussion

Releases information

CD Karisma Records KAR077 (2013 Norway)
2LP Karisma Records KAR077LP (2014 UK)

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FATAL FUSION The Ancient Tale ratings distribution

(122 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(31%)
Good, but non-essential (29%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
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Review by Warthur
5 stars Fatal Fusion play in a prog style which remains rooted in the genre's 1970s roots (with a strong flavour of 1980s neo-prog on the side), but avoid turning themselves into a sterile nostalgia act by playing in a loose, wild style which feels like it could have blasted forth from the stage of prog venues of old. Avoiding the overprecise, fussy production which less interesting retro-prog outfits pursue in the name of sonic perfection, Fatal Fusion instead create an album whose imperfections are, in fact, part of its charm - the rest of its charm being taken up with its gloriously sincere embrace of its fantasy themes as expressed in its lyrics.

This is one of those albums like Galadriel's Muttered Promises From an Ageless Pond where somehow it ends up sounding incredible even though in terms of originality and technical excellence it's nothing special - there's a magic to Fatal Fusion's compositions which drips from every second of the album. Great stuff.

Review by Windhawk
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4 stars Norwegian band FATAL FUSION was formed in 2008, most of them musicians who had been active since the 80's and 90's that now have a desire to play music of a more progressive orientation. They self-released their debut album "Land of the Sun" in 2011, and in 2012 they signed to Karisma Records. Towards the end of 2013 they released their second full-length production "The Ancient Tale" through that Norwegian record label.

If you have a general soft spot for bands exploring the harder side of 70's progressive rock and are generally fond of bands that use organ and Mellotron textures rather liberally, Fatal Fusion has made an album you should appreciate with "The Ancient Tale". Especially if you're fond of multi-part, epic-length compositions.

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2 stars A well-played but unoriginal vintage prog album marred by poor lyrics and average singing. A must for fans of Mellotron and keys in general. It will appeal to those who prefer emotion rather than creativity. City of Zerich: This tells the childish tale of a hero freeing a city of its evil lor ... (read more)

Report this review (#1137211) | Posted by phillihp | Tuesday, February 25, 2014 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Comments based on a download from Amazon. Don't make a decision based on the short sound clips of the web sites, I almost did not buy it. Thankfully I decided to chance it. Hit the jackpot! Fatal Fusion's new album, "The Ancient Tale" is incredibly good. The production is very clear with each in ... (read more)

Report this review (#1080735) | Posted by OneOpinion | Saturday, November 23, 2013 | Review Permanlink

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