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Fates Warning


Progressive Metal

4.31 | 91 ratings

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4 stars A live monument

This live double album provides a good overview of the Ray Alder years of Fates Warning. Every studio album from the Alder-era (up to the point of this recording) is represented here together with one snippet of an old John Arch-era song. The Prog Metal fan is bound to be pleased with the set list as the band's two most epic pieces of music are featured: the album length, 12-part A Pleasant Shade Of Gray and the 20 minute plus, eight-part The Ivory Gates Of Dreams are both performed in full. The former runs to over 50 minutes and occupies the whole first disc of this live album. It is a faithful rendition of the studio counterpart.

The second disc features a nice collection of Fates Warning classics including the superb At Fate's Hands from the breakthrough album Perfect Symmetry, three songs from the very good Parallels album and one of the best songs from Inside Out. I would perhaps not say that these selections are the band's very best songs, but it is indeed a fine set.

Highly recommended!

SouthSideoftheSky | 4/5 |


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