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Fates Warning


Progressive Metal

4.15 | 403 ratings

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4 stars Good ol' times.

The younger generation needs to discover this album, and therefore the band. They need to know that there was life on earth before Dream Theater, Nightwish and Muse. It was a blessed time: Mtv still showed music videos (and good ones at that), Saturday Morning Cartoons never been so good (Thundercats, Transformers, G.I. Joe and Voltron) and the Nintendo Entertaining System was erupting in America with killer games.

It also was the time when you could buy this album in vinyl and prove to your school that Metallica, Guns N' Roses or Skid Row were not that good musicians after all. Thanks to Matheos and crew, we could taste fine and intelligent music: super drums a la Peart topped with Adler's Geddy Lee impersonation, good rolling bass guitar, Roland chorus effects are plenty and Kevin Moore is even giving us a taste of his talent. Yes, it's metal progressive, but metal of the 80's...a softer version of today's madness. There's even a more symphonic piece with at Fate's Hands, starting gently (but very melodically) and then curving into more known waters. By far the best track and a solid proof that Dream Theater were not THAT innovative after all.

A sound from another era, a formula from another time but a big 'I Told Ya!' from me.

Menswear | 4/5 |


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