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All Music Guide - Robert Taylor
This was the recording that established Fates Warning as a progressive band. Their metal influences still dominate the group's overall sound; however, Mark Zonder's unique approach to drumming adds another level of depth and credibility to the music. His double bass, odd-time introduction to "Part of the Machine" is the session's defining moment, "Through Different Eyes" is a catchy song that provides insight into the band's future pop/metal direction, and "Static Acts" still stands as one of the most aggressive songs the band ever recorded. Ray Alder's aggressive singing has a genuine quality which allows him to legitimately convey his anger and pain without sounding ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Robert Taylor
This was the recording that established Fates Warning as a progressive band. Their metal influences still dominate the group's overall sound; however, Mark Zonder's unique approach to drumming adds another level of depth and credibility to the music. His double bass, odd-time introduction to "Part of the Machine" is the session's defining moment, "Through Different Eyes" is a catchy song that provides insight into the band's future pop/metal direction, and "Static Acts" still stands as one of the most aggressive songs the band ever recorded. Ray Alder's aggressive singing has a genuine quality which allows him to legitimately convey his anger and pain without sounding clich├ęd. "A World Apart" is one of the weaker songs here; however, there is some impressive odd-metered drumming from Zonder. "At Fates Hands" has become one of the band's classic songs, and for good reason. The incorporation of the violin and piano provide a refreshing change from the overall metallic sound. While Alder and Zonder prove here that the band is capable of achieving many different moods and sounds, the instrumental section of the song reveals that both Jim Matheos and Frank Aresti are still dependent on their metal guitar style. The most powerful song in terms of lyrics, singing, and playing is "Nothing Left to Say," which stands as the band's high-water mark. An historic recording in the progressive metal genre. [The Expanded Version of the album adds a bonus disc of demos and a DVD packed with live performances from around the U.S. recorded in 1989-1990.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2008
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • UPC: 039841466829
  • Catalog Number: 14668
  • Sales rank: 60,381

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Part of the Machine (6:15)
  2. 2 Through Different Eyes (4:22)
  3. 3 Static Acts (4:28)
  4. 4 A World Apart (5:03)
  5. 5 At Fate's Hands (6:59)
  6. 6 The Arena (3:18)
  7. 7 Chasing Time (3:38)
  8. 8 Nothing Left to Say (7:59)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Part of the Machine (7:03)
  2. 2 Through Different Eyes (4:20)
  3. 3 Static Acts (4:27)
  4. 4 A World Apart (5:38)
  5. 5 At Fate's Hands (6:11)
  6. 6 The Arena (3:52)
  7. 7 Chasing Time (4:06)
  8. 8 Nothing Left to Say (8:06)
  9. 9 Part of the Machine (8:03)
  10. 10 Nothing Left to Say (4:51)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Fata Morgana
  2. 2 Part of the Machine
  3. 3 Silent Cries
  4. 4 Static Acts
  5. 5 Through Different Eyes
  6. 6 Fata Morgana
  7. 7 Static Acts
  8. 8 Anarchy Divine
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Fates Warning Primary Artist
Ray Alder Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Frank Aresti Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Joe DiBiase Bass, Group Member
Jim Matheos Guitar, Group Member
Mark Zonder Drums, Electronic Drums, Group Member
Kevin Zimmerman Drums
Technical Credits
Chris Anderson Authoring
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Phil Magnotti Engineer
John Montagnese Engineer
Max Norman Executive Producer
Roger Probert Producer
Hugh Syme Art Direction
Matt Lane Engineer
Joe DiBiase Contributor
Brian Slagel Executive Producer
Hugh Syne Concept
Brad Vance Remastering
Stephen Hibbard Concept
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