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8 tablatures for Fates Warning


Fates Warning - Disconnected (9/10) - USA - 2000

Genre: Progressive Metal
Label: Massacre Records
Playing time: 51:32
Band homepage: Fates Warning

Tracklist:

  1. Disconnected Part 1
  2. One
  3. So
  4. Pieces Of Me
  5. Something From Nothing
  6. Still Remains
  7. Disconnected Part 2
Fates Warning - Disconnected
Well, I was really anxious about the new FATES WARNING-CD. As "A Pleasant Shade Of Gray" couldn't really convince me 100 per cent, I am positively surprised this time. With "Disconnected" FATES WARNING again prove that they are standing next to DREAM THEATER in the premier division of Prog Metal.

Just as usual "Disconnected" isn't very accessible at the first try, especially due to the complex melodies and the partly modern and almost industrial sounds. Additionally FATES WARNING are a good lot heavier than on "A Pleasant Shade Of Gray". But after listening to it for a few times, a musical gem of highest class is revealed to the patient listener. This time one should really point out the spheric keyboard-sounds of Kevin Moore. Without his great playing the majority of the songs would lack something. Just listen to "Disconnected Part 2" and you know, what I am talking about.

To introduce you to each song would be too much at this point and you also shouldn't do that, because you should view "Disconnected" as complete artwork, even though it is not a concept-album this time. The clear and transparent production should also be mentioned, just as the cool cover differs positively from the countless Fantasy-covers of this time.

Normally this album would deserve the highest rating, if, yes if there were not "Awaken The Guardian"... So I can 'only' give highly deserved.

Charly Kogler



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