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    Posted: November 05 2009 at 15:40
I've been listening to alot FW lately, and I'm a bit curious to see what other people think about this. My vote goes for Arch, although I'm sure Alder will win.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2009 at 15:47
I'm a huge Arch fan but i think your right Adler will win. Have you heard Arch's "Twist Of Fate" album? A must own in my opinion. He has Matheos,Portnoy and Vera helping him out.Amazing album,John has never sounded better.
How 'bout Arch singing "Guardian" or "Prelude To Ruin"? He's one of a kind.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2009 at 15:48
I definitely prefer Alder. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2009 at 16:02
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

I definitely prefer Alder. 
 
Only a Detriot Red Wings fan would pick AdlerLOL. The Maple Leafs are God's team as you know and we tend to dwell in the past a lot.LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2009 at 16:04
Sometimes the past is all that you've got to dwell on.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2009 at 16:24
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

Sometimes the past is all that you've got to dwell on.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2009 at 16:32
Originally posted by sinkadotentree sinkadotentree wrote:

Have you heard Arch's "Twist Of Fate" album? A must own in my opinion. He has Matheos,Portnoy and Vera helping him out.Amazing album,John has never sounded better.
 
Haven't heard it. Yet. Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2009 at 17:40
Hey, I think that this poll needs another option: "NEITHER".

I like the sound of this prog metal band, but John Arch is a Bruce Dickinson clone, and Ray Alder sings in the melodic metal style, that I hate. Then, I can't vote in this poll... Pinch
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2009 at 18:49
Went for Alder...but I agree that Arch is great. I still need to hear more Arch albums, as I have only the Chasing Time compilation.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2009 at 20:32
Originally posted by Anguiad Anguiad wrote:

Went for Alder...but I agree that Arch is great. I still need to hear more Arch albums, as I have only the Chasing Time compilation.
That's a great compilation though. If you can find "Awaken The Guardian" i think you'll be impressed.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2009 at 20:47
Originally posted by herbie53 herbie53 wrote:

Hey, I think that this poll needs another option: "NEITHER".

I like the sound of this prog metal band, but John Arch is a Bruce Dickinson clone, and Ray Alder sings in the melodic metal style, that I hate. Then, I can't vote in this poll... Pinch
 
Verdade, esqueci.
 
Well, apparently it isn't possible to edit it. And please, John Arch a Dickinson clone? They are somewhat similar, but a clone?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 06 2009 at 00:18
Ray Alder for sure, but as sinkadotentree said Arch solo album Twist of fate is an essential listning and his prestation on Awaken the guardian or The spectre within is excellent. But I prefer Alder on Perfect symmetry or Parallels is mindblowing, impresive
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 06 2009 at 22:30
Arch is a fine singer and suited the band's early style, but I prefer Ray Alder.  He may be my favorite prog metal vocalist. 

Alder makes use of lots of higher register vocals like his predecessor on the albums No Exit and to a lesser extent on Perfect Symmetry, but from Parallels (which I still need to buy) onward he found his own voice.  If he kept singing the higher vocals, his voice would probably not sound as good as it does today.

I just listened to the Arch EP, and it's definitely moved to my "To Buy" list.  This may be sacriligious to some, and perhaps a bit premature, but I think I prefer it over Awaken The Guardian.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2009 at 08:44
I can't vote on this one. I think they're both great vocalists in their own way. I've heard Ray Adler perform some of the Jogn Arch era songs, and he doesn't pull it off that well, but I can't really imagine anyone else singing "Perfect Symmetry", "Parallels", "Inside Out" or "A Pleasant Shade of Gray".

But, man, John Arch is really really really good on "A Twist of Fate" - I think I also enjoy his voice more on the EP than on "Awaken the Guardian".
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2009 at 08:45
Ray Alder is the voice of Fates Warning IMO.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2010 at 08:55
John Arch is not a Bruce Dickinson clone. He may have a similar style but to my ears he sounds nothing like him. I have heard Arch on Awaken... and on his Twist Of Fate EP and I would say his voice is definitely an aquired taste. I first heard it on his website when he was releasing the EP and I was quite taken aback by it. Very unique and I think brilliant.
Having said that, I prefer Ray Alder. His voice is more to my taste and while not as unique as Arch's, it still has something different about it and as someone else has said, he could be my favourite prog metal singer.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2010 at 09:10
Voted for Alder - like his voice ...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2010 at 09:15
Ray Alder. No doubt.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2010 at 09:16
a very underrated band with an amazing singer and his name is Ray Alder. His voice is so powerful and beautiful that it is very rare in the Prog metal scene.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 21 2010 at 09:42
John Arch for me... I know he is no so easy to hear... but when you discover the real potential of the singer presence you have to believe it... Arch is just great... Adler should win... but at least my votes goes with Arch...
 
His solo album is one masterpiece... without a doubt...
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