Fates Warning - Theories Of Flight



8.3 | 188 votes |
Release date: 1 July 2016
Style: Progressive metal

Owners:

134 have it
11 want it


Disc I
01. From The Rooftops
02. Seven Stars
03. SOS
04. The Light And Shade Of Things
05. White Flag
06. Like Stars Our Eyes Have Seen
07. The Ghosts Of Home
08. Theories Of Flight

Disc II [acoustic bonus tracks]
01. Firefly
02. Seven Stars
03. Another Perfect Day
04. Pray Your Gods [Toad The Wet Sprocket cover]
05. Adela [Joaquin Rodrigo cover]
06. Rain [Uriah Heep cover]

Line-up
Ray Alder - vocals
Jim Matheos - guitars
Robert "Bobby" Jarzombek - drums
Joey Vera - bass

Staff review by
Daniell
Rating:
9.0
Fates Warning's brand of progressive metal is quite unique. Instead of trying to impress the listener with their instrumental prowess in every song (you know which band I have in mind), they focus on creating an interesting and engaging musical experience. Their incredible skill clearly shows, but it's not so in-your-face, nor does it ever become the goal in itself.

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published 02.07.2016 | Comments (11)

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Comments: 21   Visited by: 530 users
23.04.2016 - 13:11
slim pickings
Account deleted
Great news, I'm looking forward to this.
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23.04.2016 - 14:26
Rating: 10
robpal
Proglord
Can't wait, June will be a huge month!
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22.06.2016 - 23:58
Rating: 8
Nicko's Nose
This album is really fucking great.
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25.06.2016 - 15:20
Rating: 10
Nihil Aeternum
Written by Nicko's Nose on 22.06.2016 at 23:58

This album is really fucking great.

Nothing Left To Say
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29.06.2016 - 17:42
alex t
Very good album. More I listen to it, more I like it!
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01.07.2016 - 23:06
Rating: 10
Dave FC
Wow! Their best since A Pleasant Shade Of Grey? I'm speechless I didn't expect such a good album
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02.07.2016 - 19:15
Rating: 10
Hazelnut Nero
Shut up and take my money fates warning !!! The new album is incredible .
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02.07.2016 - 19:19
Rating: 8
Nicko's Nose
RobRadcliffe gave a bunch of albums from 2016 1/10 to try to get them out of the top 20. Can you guys believe a 40 year old did that?
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03.07.2016 - 11:25
Rating: 10
Hazelnut Nero
I am changing the rating for this gem in a pure 10 . No exit, no surrender, nothing left to say .
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03.07.2016 - 17:56
Rating: 9
diamondblack
IMO This is FW's one of the best album , very well done
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06.07.2016 - 05:35
Rating: 8
The Galactician
I hadn't enjoyed a Fates Warning record in 25 years (since Parallels), and not for lack of trying. This album is awesome; an excellent blend of strong songwriting and performance both.

Also, as a MUCH bigger fan of John Arch, I have to say Ray's voice has never sounded so good. I'm glad he's forgone the falsetto for real voice, which sounds a million times better to my ears.
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06.07.2016 - 09:58
Rating: 9
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by Nicko's Nose on 02.07.2016 at 19:19

RobRadcliffe gave a bunch of albums from 2016 1/10 to try to get them out of the top 20. Can you guys believe a 40 year old did that?

Stupidity is not limited to young age.
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06.07.2016 - 22:27
Rating: 9
Friedrich von Ux
Incredible!
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"Whoever becomes a lamb will find a wolf to eat him" -Vilfredo Pareto, Les systèmes socialistes (Paris: Marcel Giard, 1926), vol. 1, p. 12.
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07.07.2016 - 09:36
Rating: 9
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by The Galactician on 06.07.2016 at 05:35

I hadn't enjoyed a Fates Warning record in 25 years (since Parallels), and not for lack of trying.

That's strange, because 2013's Darkness In A Different Light was really quite good.
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07.07.2016 - 22:32
Rating: 8
Nicko's Nose
Here we go again, another 1 from someone who most likely didn't listen to the album. Downraters are so pathetic.
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09.07.2016 - 01:43
Rating: 8
The Galactician
Written by Daniell on 07.07.2016 at 09:36

Written by The Galactician on 06.07.2016 at 05:35

I hadn't enjoyed a Fates Warning record in 25 years (since Parallels), and not for lack of trying.

That's strange, because 2013's Darkness In A Different Light was really quite good.


I heard it and it didn't resonate with me. Maybe I wasn't in the right mood? I'll give it another go on the strength of this latest effort.
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19.07.2016 - 07:47
Rating: 9
theembryo
Great to have this brilliant release, it will bring past ones back in to the rotation for me as well - a Masterpiece of fresh and energetic Progressive Metal!!
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21.07.2016 - 09:47
Rating: 8
yeah1980
Great album, if I could use the half-point I would give this 8.5/10.
Happy to see the whole band in such a good shape.
My favourite song is "The Ghosts Of Home", very close to masterpiece level.
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"Be water, my friend" (Bruce Lee)
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11.09.2016 - 21:30
Maco
Carnivore
This is great prog metal.
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By blood... Resurrection?
By body... Redemption?
By God... Domination?
By Pilate... Crucifixion!
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26.10.2016 - 21:42
Rating: 9
bblitz
This album is a masterpiece,'astonishing' I could say...
Uriah Heep's cover is amazing.
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24.01.2017 - 20:42
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
The more i listen the more I love this. Every song is awesome.
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