Perfect Symmetry [Expanded Edition]

Perfect Symmetry [Expanded Edition]

by Fates WarningFates Warning

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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 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. 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.]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/10/2008
Label: Metal Blade
UPC: 0039841466829
catalogNumber: 14668
Rank: 38171

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
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
Stephen Hibbard   Concept

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