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Fates Warning


Progressive Metal

3.56 | 200 ratings

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3 stars Parallels part 2

As I mention in my review of Fates Warning's previous album, Parallels, that album saw them changing their sound a little bit from the breakthrough of Perfect Symmetry. Inside Out, on the other hand, is a straightforward continuation of Parallels. Indeed, the two albums are so similar in sound and quality that any song from this album could have appeared on Parallels and vice versa. This means that we again get a very polished Metal album, slightly less complex and more melodic than albums like Perfect Symmetry and No Exit, but still very good. I rate this lower than Parallels, but if you enjoyed that album you will surely enjoy this one too.

The ambition here was probably once again to attract a wider audience without alienating the already converted. There is once again a nice variation between slower and faster tempos and between riffs and melodies. The band again sound confident and professional. A stand out track is Monument with its superb acoustic (Flamenco-like!) mid section.

A good addition to any Fates Warning collection, but it adds little new to previous albums

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |


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