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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #315 on: August 23, 2013, 01:09:25 PM »
I'm not too familiar with Fates Warning, but I listened to the new songs. Into the Black didn't impress me, but Firefly is amazing :hefdaddy I'll definitely check the album out when it gets released and I'll try the older stuff as well. I'm a Kevin Moore fanboy, so I guess Disconnected and APSOG are good places to start :D

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #316 on: August 23, 2013, 01:34:10 PM »
I'm not too familiar with Fates Warning, but I listened to the new songs. Into the Black didn't impress me, but Firefly is amazing :hefdaddy I'll definitely check the album out when it gets released and I'll try the older stuff as well. I'm a Kevin Moore fanboy, so I guess Disconnected and APSOG are good places to start :D

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I've got a "Jammin Dude" show review of the two new songs going up before the end of the day. 

After 5 or so spins, I actually like Into The Black *FAR* better....but I tend to shy away from the more commercial sounding material anyway.   But I'll cover it in my review.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #318 on: August 23, 2013, 10:15:15 PM »
great review

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #319 on: August 30, 2013, 09:56:23 AM »
Nice review of the album by Samsara: https://www.anybodylistening.net/breakdownroom/index.php?topic=4857.msg114943#new

He reveals that Kevin Moore co-wrote "O Chloroform."
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #320 on: August 30, 2013, 11:53:45 AM »
So I just found out that Fate's Warning is playing my area in two weeks, I know there are a couple of fans on this board.
Any recommendations of where to start with them so I can get familiar with their music before I see them?

My favorites are

A Perfect Shade of Grey (has a Pink Floyd vibe on some songs) 
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Disconnected

Kevin Moore added a lot to these songs in terms of atmosphere

I also liked FWX even though I don't think it is as popular as others.  I really like the closing song "Wish"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfRwrIp9g4o
Very pretty song with great lyrics.


My 1st album was Parallels so I am a Ray Adler fan.  I particularly like "The Eleventh Hour" and " The Road Goes On Forever" off that album

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #321 on: August 30, 2013, 01:29:24 PM »
You do realize you quoted a post that is over three years old...a little late for suggestions  :lol
     

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #322 on: August 30, 2013, 02:20:14 PM »
You do realize you quoted a post that is over three years old...a little late for suggestions  :lol

Hahaha.

Wow.  I saw the thread title and assumed that it was a new topic because of the name of the upcoming album in the title.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #323 on: August 30, 2013, 03:31:14 PM »
Fates Warning's grand return to the studio after nine years is available for a limited time on double vinyl! Pressed onto white wax, this color configuration is limited to only 200 units. Bonus tracks featured on Side 4. Comes in a gatefold sleeve and adds a CD of the album as well! (2013)
https://www.cmdistro.com/Item/Fates_Warning_-_Darkness_in_a_Different_Light-double_white_vinyl+CD-PREORDER/46586


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Ordered that sum bish.. use "MOSHPERIDOT" for 10% off!  I wish it came with the deluxe CD set so you could get the spare tracks without buying the CD too. Or a download code.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #324 on: September 03, 2013, 01:29:50 PM »
Ask Bobby questions, which he will answer tonight: https://fateswarning.com/Forum/tabid/269/aft/185/Default.aspx
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #325 on: September 03, 2013, 01:33:53 PM »
What would be the best album to get into FW as someone who already loves prog? Are all albums equally suited, or should some be avoided at first?

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #326 on: September 03, 2013, 01:40:34 PM »
What would be the best album to get into FW as someone who already loves prog? Are all albums equally suited, or should some be avoided at first?

I think most people view A Pleasant Shade of Gray (1997) to be the band's progressive metal masterpiece, while Parallels (1991) is their most accessible-sounding record that had their most successful singles.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #327 on: September 03, 2013, 01:44:00 PM »
What would be the best album to get into FW as someone who already loves prog? Are all albums equally suited, or should some be avoided at first?

Just avoid Night On Brocken.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #328 on: September 03, 2013, 01:49:03 PM »
I see that most of their albums got remastered a few years ago. What kind of remaster are we talking about? Just typical loudness war victims?

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #329 on: September 03, 2013, 02:21:39 PM »

I think most people view A Pleasant Shade of Gray (1997) to be the band's progressive metal masterpiece, while Parallels (1991) is their most accessible-sounding record that had their most successful singles.

I think that sums it up pretty perfectly.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #330 on: September 03, 2013, 06:59:46 PM »
Bobby J. (the dummer) is answering questions RIGHT NOW.  Post your questions on the Facebook page for Sick Drummer Magazine: https://www.facebook.com/sickdrummermag?hc_location=stream

He answered one of my questions:

Q: Bobby, you've played with both Arch/Matheos and Fates Warning, which are fronted by equally brilliant John Arch and Ray Alder, respectively. What's your take on what they both bring to a band and differing styles in the studio and on stage? Also, can you give any insight on why it's taken FW nearly a decade to release a new album -- for example, was there some disagreement amongst band members on the songwriting direction that delayed new material, or did some other factor cause the long hiatus?
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Bobby Jarzombek: Michael, Yeah, Ray and John are a bit different stylistically these days. Both great singers! I think Ray is more of a natural talent, and John leans more of the technical side. Lyrics and melodies. I think things just got delayed because we're all doing different projects at the same time. I'm glad to finally (after this many years) have a CD coming out.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #331 on: September 03, 2013, 07:52:22 PM »
I honestly think that they just got burned out on doing FW material.

Flashback to 2004:

Zonder bounces and starts Slavior, Ray is getting into Redemption and JM had OSI stuff to work on. All three just spent the last 15 years doing Fate's Warning, so I don't blame them for wanting to branch out a bit with other projects. 

now with all that being said, that 9 years was a long 9 years. (thank god they are back making music again)

*just went back and listened to Slavior for the first time in probably years. Actually pretty solid stuff.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #332 on: September 03, 2013, 08:07:00 PM »
What would be the best album to get into FW as someone who already loves prog? Are all albums equally suited, or should some be avoided at first?

My personal favorites are the triple treat of Perfect Symmetry, Parallels, & Inside Out. 

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« Reply #333 on: September 04, 2013, 05:00:45 AM »
^^^

I'd go with that too, although Disconnected could slot in there too.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #334 on: September 04, 2013, 05:28:35 AM »
What would be the best album to get into FW as someone who already loves prog? Are all albums equally suited, or should some be avoided at first?

Or Arch/Matheos, which is basically Fate's Warning with the Mr. America Gimmick:



Its not technically called Fate's Warning, but we all know what's under the mask.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #336 on: September 05, 2013, 03:02:37 PM »
Last couple of days I listened to Firefly a bit more and holy shit, I love it so much now! I can't realize how on my first spin I wasn't at all grabbed by it.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #337 on: September 06, 2013, 12:59:38 AM »
Last couple of days I listened to Firefly a bit more and holy shit, I love it so much now! I can't realize how on my first spin I wasn't at all grabbed by it.

I've only given each of the available songs one listen each. The full album experience is so important to me with this band and that's the way that I prefer to absorb the songs to their fullest.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #338 on: September 11, 2013, 09:41:23 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChFbgZNgCh0

Another new track


Also I guess they'll have a replacement for Frank Aresti for this tour, he's got something else going on:

https://fateswarning.com/Forum/tabid/269/aft/186/Default.aspx

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #339 on: September 11, 2013, 09:50:34 AM »
I'm getting a Tool-vibe off that one...   Am I the only one?
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #340 on: September 11, 2013, 09:52:54 AM »
That REALLY sucks about Frank not being part of this tour.  Really sucks.  But they wisely cushioned the blow by releasing a new song the same time they made that announcement.  Liking it!
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #341 on: September 11, 2013, 10:13:19 AM »
Fates Warning - "I Am"

My friend
It seems you've been
Where you belong

Take what you deserve don't make it mine to carry now
Take what you deserve and never make a sound

When words are walls
I am the end
I'll make them fall

I am!
Tearing walls down
I am!
Tearing walls down
I am!

It's happening
Can't you see the edge
Coming to us
In spite of everything that (?)

In silence
I breathe again
I flow and descend

I'll take what I deserve, but can you help me understand
Why should I deserve a solitary word?

When words are walls
I am the end
I'll make them fall

I am!
Tearing walls down
I am!
Tearing walls down
I am!
Tearing walls down
I am!
Tearing walls down
I am!
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #342 on: September 11, 2013, 03:11:18 PM »
The new song reminds me a lot of "One." Unfortunately, that's not really a compliment.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #343 on: September 11, 2013, 10:34:40 PM »
I'm getting a Tool-vibe off that one...   Am I the only one?
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #344 on: September 12, 2013, 05:21:36 AM »
I've loved all three of the new songs that have been released so far off this album. :metal Completely stoked! :tup
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #345 on: September 12, 2013, 05:41:12 AM »
That REALLY sucks about Frank not being part of this tour.  Really sucks.  But they wisely cushioned the blow by releasing a new song the same time they made that announcement.  Liking it!

So what will he be doing instead of touring this time? Is his work as a stuntman for Jared Leto interfering with the band schedule again?

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #346 on: September 12, 2013, 08:53:54 AM »
I love the part where all the instruments quiet down and it's just Ray singing over a "Spreading the Disease"-esque drum beat by Bobby.  So tasty.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #347 on: September 12, 2013, 09:12:11 AM »
No Frank? That really blows. Honestly, as psyched as I still am to see Fates Warning the guitar duo is a big part of that and this could be a big hit to the show. Even if the new guy is capable, I just don't see him having the same chemistry as Frank and Jim.
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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #348 on: September 12, 2013, 09:13:30 AM »
No Frank? That really blows. Honestly, as psyched as I still am to see Fates Warning the guitar duo is a big part of that and this could be a big hit to the show. Even if the new guy is capable, I just don't see him having the same chemistry as Frank and Jim.

Agreed. I was on the fence about traveling to San Antonio to see them, but no Frank means I probably won't go.

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Re: The Official Fates Warning thread v. Darkness in a Different Light
« Reply #349 on: September 12, 2013, 09:46:18 AM »
I hope everything is cool between the band or Frank, or in Frank's personal life.  These shows were announced a long time ago, and he's had plenty of notice of them coming up.  Part of me is worried there's something more going on, and they spun it nicely in this press release.  We'll see, I suppose.
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