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Parallels

a Studio release
by
Fates Warning

Release Year: 1991

Date Label Catalog # Comments
A guest aperance from Dream Theater's James Labrie on Life in still water.
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 11/8/2001 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 11/21/2010 2:16:00 AM by: Rob
  1. Leave the Past Behind (6:13)
  2. Life in Still Water (5:44)
  3. Eye to Eye (4:06)
  4. The Eleventh Hour (8:11)
  5. Point of View (5:07)
  6. We Only Say Goodbye (4:55)
  7. Don't Follow Me (4:40)
  8. The Road Goes on Forever (6:31)
Ray Alder
Vocals
Joe DiBiase
Bass
Jim Matheos
Guitar
Mark Zonder
Percussion, Drums
Guest:
    James LaBrie
    Backing Vocals

Reviewed by Rob on 08 Nov 2001


Starting as Metal band Fates Warning has made an impression with Parallels to Prog-Metal fans.
No high speed rhytyhm drums- Heavy guitars- and shouting vocalists.
Well build songs with complex and changing rhytyhms- easy guitar nice balad vocals.
Still powerfull to compare them with Dream Theater.

Reviewed by MJBrady on 11 Nov 2001


Fates Warning started out as a Heavy Metal band, after a few cds in this genre, the band started to change personnel, a new singer, guitarist, and drummer, mean't the band was surely going to adopt a new sound as well. With the addition of Mark Zonder on drums, his dynamic and versatile technique allowed them to play more challenging compositions. They toured with Rush quite a bit, and the influence seemed to make an impression enough to push FW to a new level. They can argueably be called one of the forefathers of Progressive Metal, along with Rush & Queensryche amoungst a few others. By 1991, the band seemed finding it's own, the chemistry of the members had gelled, and the release of this album was just the onset of a string of great music to come. The band seemed to exist in relative obscurity and kept insistant with their brand of thinking man's metal, and now have become a legacy in the progmetal market as an important part of the genres geneology.