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Parallels

Band
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
Released
GenresProgressive Metal
LabelsMetal Blade Records
Length45:34
Ranked#20 for 1991 , #810 all-time
Reviews :  1
Comments :  7
Total votes :  8
Rating :  93.8 / 100
Have :  8       Want : 1
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Parallels Information

Track listing (Songs)

titleratingvotes
1.6:1492.54
2.5:4491.34
3.4:06925
4.8:1293.84
5.5:07905
6.4:5696.34
7.4:4191.34
8.6:3192.54

Line-up (members)

Parallels Reviews

 (1)
Reviewer :  level 10   100/100
Date : 
Blows my mind that Ray Alder isn’t considered one of the canon greats of metal vocalists. The music here is technical and complex Prog Metal, but the vocals are total AOR a la Queensryche. Ray’s range is very impressive, he can hit incredibly high registers without getting pitchy or strained, and carry a passionate weight all the while. The way he harmonizes with himself are flawless, and again making comparisons to Queensryche, the choruses on this thing are catchier than the vast majority of Pop music. The lyrics aren’t shallow by a longshot, but pretty clearly revolve around feelings of lost human connection, letting go, and moving on. Or in Pop terms, breakup songs.

Probably an odd way to praise a Prog Metal album by immediately comparing it to Pop music and focusing on the vocals, but whatever. The songwriting is quite similar to the prior Perfect Symmetry, but it’s a bit simpler in structure and with better production. There was an obvious emphasis on melody and catchiness when writing this one. Fates Warning certainly tread the softer side of the genre, but unlike Queensryche, the musicianship is very technical indeed, and simple choruses where the vocals can shine often give way to incredibly intricate verses and instrumental segments. Though most of the album is the simple Rock ensemble of instruments, layering and production effects ensure a depth to the sound that reveals more with each listen.

While every song here is fantastic, I will admit the endi
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Parallels Comments

 (7)
level 12   90/100
앨범 전체적인 완성도는 전작이 조금 더 나은 것 같지만...이 앨범에는 전설의 명곡 We only say goodbye가 있다.
level 9   95/100
My 1271st most played, my most played Fates Warning. Eye to Eye was a great hit!
1 like
level 11   90/100
Perfect Symmetry와 쌍벽을 이루는 1세대 프로그레시브 메탈의 정수. 좀 더 변박자 패턴을 적극적으로 시도하여 후세대가 차용할 수 있는 모델을 제공하고 있습니다. 캐치한 리프를 가진 Point of View와 Don't Follow Me가 인상적입니다.
2 likes
level   90/100
좋은 앨범이다..근데 자주 듣지는 않는다...
1 like
level 6   90/100
드림 씨어터보다 마음에 든다. 으아아아아
1 like
level 20   95/100
kvalitné album, FW je výborná prog. kapela a trvalo mi pár rokov, kým som dokázal po viacerých počutiach oceniť ich kvalitu...
1 like
level 1   100/100
The best Fates Warning album with Ray Alder...
1 like

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