FATES WARNING "Perfect Symmetry" /CD/



Japanese release of the fifth full-length album by the legendary American Progressive Metal band.
Perhaps most significant album in the Fates Warning discography, as this was the album that departed most stridently from their old sound and forged irrevocably into Prog Metal territory.
Their Metal influences still dominate the band's overall sound; however, Mark Zonder's unique approach to drumming add 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 clichéd. "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.
"Perfect Symmetry" was Fates Warning's second album with singer Ray Alder, who fully participated in the writing of the album. It was also the band's first album with drummer Mark Zonder.
"Nothing Left to Say" was featured on the soundtrack to the 1991 film "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare". An instrumental version of "At Fates Hands", renamed "At Fate's Fingers", was released on the 1991 compilation album Guitar's Practicing Musicians Vol. 2.
The album was relatively successful in the charts, reaching No. 141 on the U.S. Billboard 200 (the second-highest position in the band's history) and remaining on that chart for nine weeks. Fates Warning would not have another album enter the Billboard 200 until "Darkness In A Different Light" in 2013.
An historic recording in the Progressive Metal genre!
Japanese edition includes band logo sticker!!
Metal Blade Records/Pony Canyon Inc., 1989 (PCCY-00007). Made in Japan. First press.


Tracklist:
1. Part Of The Machine 
2. Through Different Eyes 
3. Static Acts 
4. A World Apart 
5. At Fates Hands 
6. The Arena 
7. Chasing Time 
8. Nothing Left To Say
Total playing time: 42:07 min.


Samples: https://soundcloud.com

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