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Willie
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December 6th 2007



15877 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

If "A Pleasant Shade of Gray" is your favorite FW album, then you should have no problem getting into this...

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Rhino
July 13th 2009



71 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This album has some excellent cuts on it, but also a few that are very grating on the nerves. The song arrangements are top notch, even on the annoying tracks. Of the 'modern era' FW discs (ie where Ray Alder isn't doing his poor imitation of Geoff Tate, but has retreated to a more comfortable register), Disconnected is hands down my favourite.

Jethro42
October 21st 2010



12377 Comments


'Another Perfect Day' is a perfect song.

Willie
Moderator
October 21st 2010



15877 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I have to agree with you. I love the atmosphere of "River Wide Ocean Deep" too.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 21st 2010



5915 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This band definitely needs more love here on Sputnik.

Bands like Intronaut enjoy critical acclaim for mixing post metal with prog ethics (some of them deserve it tbbh, Intronaut for example), but if there weren't for bands like Fates Warning, idk...

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Willie
Moderator
October 21st 2010



15877 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

No, this band has very few fans on this site. Kind of sucks.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 21st 2010



5915 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

it's remarkable how quality bands are forgotten with time, simply because they don't issue a new album every month...

And another issue is that fewer and fewer music fans continue to dig deep into the past for quality bands in general...

It's ok to live in the present, but some glances at the past wouldn't hurt anyone i think...

Willie
Moderator
October 21st 2010



15877 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

And another issue is that fewer and fewer music fans continue to dig deep into the past for quality bands in general...
You'd think that with all of the illegal downloading going around that people would have no problem digging into the past. There is some proof that they do, though, because how else could bands like Atheist and Cynic get big when neither band had released an album in over ten years (until recently).

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 21st 2010



5915 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

illegal downloading is the best/only way to learn about old and out of print albums, whether we like it or not.

Of course, nothing can match up to the physical copies.-

i wish people would do this with Psychotic Waltz, Last Crack and the such as well...

Those bands you are referring to Trey, were critically acclaimed at their first rise, that's why they come back strong now.

I'm talking about quality bands, that broke up because they were not supported by anyone at their first rise.




Jethro42
October 21st 2010



12377 Comments


wish people would do this with Psychotic Waltz, Last Crack and the such as well...

Does Last Crack sound like Pychotic Waltz?

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 21st 2010



5915 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

no, they belong to completely different cases.

But they share the same quirky attitude in general.

Willie
Moderator
October 21st 2010



15877 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Those bands you are referring to Trey, were critically acclaimed at their first rise, that's why they come back strong now.
It's funny that you mention that because I was just reading an interview with Atheist's drummer and he said that they were hated while they were still an "active" band and that's what made him leave the first time. Cynic talked all the time about being booed at shows. Critics loved them, but fans hated them.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 22nd 2010



5915 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You're right.

Critics loved them, but not the fans.

However there was a small hardcore of fans that loved both of them and it was this fan hardcore that kept them "alive" in their heads and got them active nowadays.

Parallels
October 22nd 2010



6640 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

the only FW album i can seem to get into is disconnected... idk why, but i just love "One"

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
October 22nd 2010



5915 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Disconnected is huge.

I like FWX too.

Willie
Moderator
June 24th 2011



15877 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

New Fates Warning album in 2012:

Progressive metallers FATES WARNING will play a handful of shows in Europe this summer, including a support slot at DREAM THEATER's August 2 concert at Terra Vibe in Athens, Greece.

Commented guitarist Jim Matheos: "We're looking forward to playing in Europe again this summer, particularly Headbangers Open Air in Germany and, of course, returning to Greece for shows in Athens and Larissa. These will most likely be our last shows before beginning work on a new FATES WARNING [album] for 2012, so we hope to see a lot of you there."

FATES WARNING 2011 is:

Ray Alder (vocals)
Jim Matheos (guitar)
Frank Aresti (guitar)
Joey Vera (bass)
Bobby Jarzombek (drums)




Parallels
June 24th 2011



6640 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i saw this too somewhere, post it as new news willie! go go go!

Willie
Moderator
June 24th 2011



15877 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's not news worthy. That's the kind of news I have to delete when others post it ;)

Parallels
May 9th 2012



6640 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

They just released this on vinyl a couple days ago through Night of the Vinyl Dead! Fuck yeah

Willie
Moderator
May 9th 2012



15877 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

They're reissuing Inside Out as a three-disc set. Looks pretty cool, especially if they fix the thin production.



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