Fates Warning Inside Out

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  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1998
  • Label: Metal Blade

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Outside Looking In
  • Buy for $0.992.Pale Fire
  • Buy for $0.993.The Strand
  • Buy for $0.994.Shelter Me
  • Buy for $0.995.Island in the Stream
  • Buy for $0.996.Down to the Wire
  • Buy for $0.997.Face the Fear
  • Buy for $0.998.Inward Bound - (instrumental)
  • Buy for $0.999.Monument
  • Buy for $0.9910.Afterglow

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Fates Warning: Ray Alder (vocals); Frank Aresti, Jim Matheos (guitar); Joe Dibiase (bass); Mark Zonder (drums).
Recorded at Track Record, North Hollywood, California and Silver Cloud, Burbank, California in May 1994.
A decent follow-up to Parallels that at times exceeds it, but not as effective as a collective whole. Mark Zonder's drumming approach continues to impress and Jim Matheos' guitar arrangements have grown increasingly complex; however, the band seems to be struggling for a clear direction. An effort toward commercial success is evident; however, they are also attempting to satisfy their core fan base. The standard strong structures can grow tiresome, but there are catchy melodies such as "Shelter Me" and "Pale Fire." "Island in the Stream" is a memorable ballad that works despite the use of strings. "Down to the Wire" and "Face the Fear" are aggressive songs that show the band's energy, but again suffer from pop clich‚s. "Monument" is the session's best performance and has become one of the band's most requested songs (Mark Zonder is simply astonishing on this track). For all the fans who are in awe of Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy, it would be a disservice not to investigate the progressive stylings of Zonder. The music here is bubbling just below the surface, but never quite erupts as it should. Still recommended for Zonder's performance alone. ~ Robert Taylor
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  • UPC: 039841422221
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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