It's better than One Man Revolution, but of course, that's not saying much. The Fabled City sounds fairly similar to the album before it, except that several of the songs sound more like "rock" than just "folk". Morello once again has an okay singing voice, but his almost nonexistent range and monotone delivery get pretty boring fairly quickly. And of course, the lyrics range from 'okay' to 'bad' or 'terrible'.
Don't fix it if it ain't broke! Tom Morello digs himself a deep hole on this release from "The Nightwatchman". Marred by a bad Johnny Cash complex, horrible lyrics, and laughable.. everything; one wonders what the hell Morello was thinking. Some people are inspired; I think Morello is bored. Blah. This album leaves a bad taste in my mouth. As much a lover of Rage and occasional Audioslave listener I am, "The Fabled City" is a bland, tedious mess; ultimately proving that Tom Morello can not sing or write lyrics.. but damn; he can play that gee tar! Boo.