Arch / Matheos   Sympathetic Resonance
4.1 Ranking: #43 for 2011
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5.0 classicPJIII | September 16th 11

I havenít been this enchanted by an album for a long time. A must have for any fan of well thought out music and lyrics. A true classic!

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3.5 greattom6 | February 26th 12

Great instrumentation, particularly the drumming - Jarzombek is nothing short of a god. But the arrangements wander without much focus, and John Arch's sprawling vocal melodies fail to provide a connecting thread. The highlight here ends up being the second shortest and most conventionally-structured song, the addictive "Midnight Serenade". And while Arch is obviously a skilled vocalist, had I been born with his voice, I would've just accepted that the gods didn't mean for me to sing.

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4.5 superblifter | February 8th 12

Jarzombek's drumming kicks the shit out of Mangini on the new Dream Theater album. The songs, except the fifth one which falls into some of the more unsavory cliches of the genre, are killer. Half-point off for solos that don't seem like they organically fit into the songs. A revelatory album. Fans of progressive metal absolutely need to hear this.

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3.5 greatKronosRage | September 30th 11

67 / 100

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4.0 excellentRonin72 | September 18th 11

Great album Matheos's writing is the best I've heard since late 80's. John Arch's voice sounds even better than it used to. Definitely my fav album by fates warning members since parallels

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5.0 classicHorrorBusiness78 | September 16th 11

This was my most anticipated album of 2011, and it certainly lived up to (if not exceeded) my expectations. John Arch once again proves he is a vocal and lyrical genius, and Jim Matheos' excellent guitar work and songwriting provide six songs without any weaknesses whatsoever. A landmark release for Progressive Metal and music in general.

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4.5 superbAsoTamaki | September 14th 11

Two past collaborators have reunited 25 years after their last full-length recording to spin "progressive metal" on its head. Each musician involved gives standout performances while keeping grounded within the song and never straying into the virtuosic territory occupied by many peers. Brilliantly complex melodies weaved into Matheos' alternately crushing and beautiful guitar-driven music are the focus. Arch's imaginative yet introspective lyrics also paint a vivid reality that enhances the experience created by the sonic landscape. Sympathetic Resonance is a genre-defining album which will surely be pointed to as a landmark for years to come.

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