Fates Warning Darkness in a Different Light
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dante1991
September 15th 2013


537 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Awesome, can't wait for this! September is such an epic month in music!

ViperAces
September 15th 2013


12429 Comments


the first single was really good. cant remember his name though

Willie
Moderator
September 15th 2013


15972 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Would you say you enjoy this as much as Sympathetic Resonance? That's my favorite John Arch/Jim Matheos work - more than anything by OSI or Fates Warning even.


Despite the comparisons, Arch/Matheos is still pretty different from this... so, I could definitely see listening to this or that at different times, during different moods.

Digging: Necropoli - I

ViperAces
September 15th 2013


12429 Comments


artwork is really cool but i feel like many wont like it

Nagrarok
September 15th 2013


8245 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great review Willie. Really looking forward to hearing this.

fwx is bottom tier fates dude!


They've been incredibly consistent though, FWX only ranks above Night on Brocken but it's still great.

Willie
Moderator
September 15th 2013


15972 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, even 'bottom-tier' Fates Warning is really good... and I'd say FWX is better than Night on Broken and No Exit.

Parallels
September 15th 2013


6641 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

You like FWX more than No Exit? Whaaaa

The Gate of Ivory Dreams is one of the best metal prog songs ever made

sonictheplumber
September 15th 2013


4507 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

cant wait

sonictheplumber
September 15th 2013


4507 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dude chill willie always goes against the norm

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
September 15th 2013


20652 Comments


No Exit is my favourite Fates Warning album.


Will definitely give this a listen when it comes out.

Digging: Townes Van Zandt - Townes Van Zandt

bigguytoo9
September 15th 2013


246 Comments


Bobby Jarzombek on drums = sweet!

Parallels
September 15th 2013


6641 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I think the only thing I'll be sad about this album is the absence of Mark Zonder. I was really inspired by him throughout his tenure with Fates.

Willie
Moderator
September 15th 2013


15972 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The Ivory Gate of Dreams is a collection of unfinished songs all with a similar lyrical theme.

Parallels
September 15th 2013


6641 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

My heart it hurts Willie

This is payback for that Chroma Key review isnt it

Fieryfenderz
September 15th 2013


1439 Comments


Never actually heard these guys. Where should I start in their discography?

Willie
Moderator
September 15th 2013


15972 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

If you're into prog then start with Awaken the Guardian. If not, maybe try this one (when it's released) or Perfect Symmetry.

My heart it hurts Willie

This is payback for that Chroma Key review isnt it
ha ha. No... Or is it? That's my same complaint with A Pleasant Shade of Grey -- it's supposed to be one song, but there's no flow and it just feels like a series of undeveloped songs.

sonictheplumber
September 15th 2013


4507 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

its prog rock dude they got the 6-part suite shit from bands before 1984, check em out sometime

Nagrarok
September 15th 2013


8245 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah Ivory Gate is hardly perfect but it still rules. So does No Exit as a whole, but it's probably my
least favourite out of the whole Spectre-Parells period.

Willie
Moderator
September 15th 2013


15972 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

its prog rock dude they got the 6-part suite shit from bands before 1984, check em out sometime
knowledge that Fates Warning wasn't the first to write a disjointed pseudo-epic won't increase my enjoyment or appreciation. It feels like lazy songwriting to me, because they don't have to work on hooks and transitions or creating songs that have beginning, middles and ends.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
September 15th 2013


20652 Comments


The Ivory Gate of Dreams isn't perfect agreed but it has some of the band's finest moments imo, even if those moments aren't presented in the most cohesive way.



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