Fates Warning Awaken the Guardian
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Willie
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March 17th 2009



15898 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ha ha, good luck with that... well, with the re-issue they might have this in stock actually.

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Lunarfall
March 18th 2009



3179 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Here ya go:

http://www.amazon.com/Awaken-Guardian-Fates-Warning/dp/B0009JK0X4/

TheHamburgerman
October 29th 2009



1284 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The track Guardian is so godly. Top 5 power ballads worthy.

Disconnected
November 1st 2009



485 Comments


I think this album sounds more like thrash than progressive metal. It sounds sort of like the band Helstar.

EverythingEvil2113
January 11th 2010



1279 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Just got this in the mail from amazon for only like $3 (plus shipping). All in all I'd say it was worth the money.

KILL
December 25th 2010



71087 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

listening to this RIGHT NOW

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Willie
Moderator
December 26th 2010



15898 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

And? What's the verdict?

Thrasher86
May 4th 2011



181 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

pretty good album, got some cool stuff on it. Not sure of my rating just yet though.

Jruined
December 19th 2011



1296 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I almost want to say I like the Arch / Matheos album more so. Not sure though.

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AsoTamaki
December 19th 2011



2525 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Arch/Matheos blows this and as a result every other John Arch recording away. It's a completely different style though so I will never start enjoying this album any less.

Willie
Moderator
December 19th 2011



15898 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That Arch/Matheos album is awesome. You can't really compare the two albums since the style is so different (not to mention the 20+ years difference, too).

Jruined
December 19th 2011



1296 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I really like his restraint on Sympathetic Resonance. Its one of the cases in recent memory where I feel like age and
experience have truly paid off.

Great album that took some time to grow on me due to the time frame that it showed up in. I just wasn't ready to take
it in, even though I knew I'd enjoy it.

This however will always be a cornerstone of what I like in prog metal, and also the reason why I dislike Dream Theatre.
I was 10 years old when I heard this, and 16 when I heard Images and Words, and much as I liked some part of what
DT was presenting I just couldn't connect. Looking back, this album is the reason why. Everything I like about prog-
metal when it knows what it wants to do to impress it's listener without going over the edge into wankage.

Edit: which reminds me, i need to rate both albums, and S.R. is definitely one of my highlights of this year.

Jruined
December 19th 2011



1296 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I should add, I still hear the Maiden influences on this album which is what drew me in as a kid. The fact that Sypmathetic Resonance is a totally different animal that retains everything I love about FW but ups the ante on how tight the compositions are almost makes me want to 5 it.

AsoTamaki
December 19th 2011



2525 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

For sure. There's just the right amount of "progressive" on this to make the songs more interesting, but not take anything away from the flow of them.

This is probably my favorite FW album when I just want metal. Such great heavy metal guitars and vocals. Much better than No Exit.

KILL
December 19th 2011



71087 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album rules prefer the alder shit though

AsoTamaki
December 19th 2011



2525 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh, absolutely. Alder era is best.

Spectre Within is alright, but I don't like Night on Brocken at all. Ray Alder Fates Warning has never gone wrong.

KILL
January 3rd 2012



71087 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

damn albert you been bumpin some great albums

AsoTamaki
January 3rd 2012



2525 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That intro is so badass.

KILL
January 25th 2012



71087 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

rules so fuckin hard

KILL
February 2nd 2012



71087 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

agreed dude this rapes so much ass



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