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« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2008, 10:54:52 AM »

I've only heard two Fates albums, Awaken the Guardian and FWX.  Sad

If you like Rage/Mindcrime era Queensryche, you'd probably like this album.  It has a similar feel.
except this album is harder and not with a softer or hairmetal edge like Rage/Mindcrime Era Queensryche
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« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2008, 10:58:11 AM »

I've only heard two Fates albums, Awaken the Guardian and FWX.  Sad

If you like Rage/Mindcrime era Queensryche, you'd probably like this album.  It has a similar feel.
except this album is harder and not with a softer or hairmetal edge like Rage/Mindcrime Era Queensryche

Oh, I totally disagree but thats opinion and debating it is useless.  lol
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« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2008, 10:59:55 AM »

I love this album.  The music is perfect and came along at just the right time for me.  

This album is proof that metal can be beautiful, and attract a male audience.  beerbang

I cannot deny the brilliance that is Ray Alder.  One of the few vocalists that my wife and I can agree on.
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« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2008, 11:32:24 AM »

I've only heard two Fates albums, Awaken the Guardian and FWX.  Sad

If you like Rage/Mindcrime era Queensryche, you'd probably like this album.  It has a similar feel.
except this album is harder and not with a softer or hairmetal edge like Rage/Mindcrime Era Queensryche

Oh, I totally disagree but thats opinion and debating it is useless.  lol
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« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2008, 12:30:19 PM »

Well, it's a Fates Warning record, so of course I dig it (ha, ha). I love Parallels. The songs, singing, guitar sounds ... awesome.

It's likely that Fates Warning (with Ray) is my girl's favourite heavy metal band. This says a lot about the band's ability to meld metal to beautiful (as another member said) and sophisticated compositions, and provide lyrics that are very emotionally connecting.   
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« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2008, 01:16:06 PM »

Love the song "Eye to Eye" devilbang
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« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2008, 01:31:56 PM »

I've only heard two Fates albums, Awaken the Guardian and FWX.  Sad

If you like Rage/Mindcrime era Queensryche, you'd probably like this album.  It has a similar feel.

YEah, I was just thinking that as I was listening to this..."Breaking the Silence" comes to mind...
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« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2008, 03:48:07 PM »

This is the first album by them that made me a fan...
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« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2008, 07:08:05 PM »

I'll have to check more out then.

Awaken is awesome, but FWX was kinda blah.


This is probabbly heresy but of the Arch albums I prefer the Spectre Within abbath although Awaken is no slouch.
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« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2008, 10:45:45 PM »

This album is AWESOME!  The production is a little too clean and safe but songwriting is the best the band ever had with Alder.  The Eleventh Hour is a stunning track and Leave The Past Behind is an incredible opener.  The whole album is perfect and it remains my favorite Ray era Fates album.  It maybe my favorite in general but I have a hard time comparing these albums to the brilliance of Awaken the Guardian.  I've got to play this tomorrow.  devilbang

Klsch: FWX stinks, their most boring release IMO and a big reason why I haven't missed them with Ray singing for Redemption.
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« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2008, 10:58:02 PM »

Klsch: FWX stinks.

I'll respectfully disagree. 
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« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2008, 08:47:40 AM »

The one thing I miss is the guitar tone of the first few releases....
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« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2008, 10:55:17 PM »

I love Parallels, but not quite as much as Perfect Symmetry. Ray Alder is a great singer in his own right but IMHO the original lineup with John Arch is without a doubt the classic era. The Specter Within and Awaken The Guardian are both masterpieces. bowdown
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« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2008, 11:44:06 AM »

I love Parallels, but not quite as much as Perfect Symmetry. Ray Alder is a great singer in his own right but IMHO the original lineup with John Arch is without a doubt the classic era. The Specter Within and Awaken The Guardian are both masterpieces. bowdown
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« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2008, 10:49:01 AM »

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