Fates Warning ‎– Parallels

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ZORRO 31 Fates Warning Parallels(LP, Album) Metal Blade Records ZORRO 31 UK 1991 Sell This Version
W2 26698 Fates Warning Parallels(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records, Reprise Records W2 26698 US 1991 Sell This Version
CD ZORRO 31 Fates Warning Parallels(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records CD ZORRO 31 France 1991 Sell This Version
9 26698-2 Fates Warning Parallels(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records 9 26698-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
P2 53918, PR Fates Warning Parallels(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records, Priority Records P2 53918, PR US 1991 Sell This Version
W4 26698 Fates Warning Parallels(Cass) Metal Blade Records W4 26698 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
9 26698-4 Fates Warning Parallels(Cass, Album) Metal Blade Records 9 26698-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
W4 26698, 4-26698 Fates Warning Parallels(Cass, Album, Club) Metal Blade Records, Reprise Records, Metal Blade Records, Reprise Records W4 26698, 4-26698 US 1991 Sell This Version
W4 26698, 4-26698 Fates Warning Parallels(Cass, Album, Promo) Metal Blade Records, Reprise Records, Metal Blade Records, Reprise Records W4 26698, 4-26698 US 1991 Sell This Version
none Fates Warning Parallels(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Fates Warning) none Bulgaria 1991 Sell This Version
WPCP-4743 Fates Warning Parallels(CD, Album) Metal Blade Records WPCP-4743 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
PHCR-2105 Fates Warning Parallels(CD, Album, RE) Metal Blade Records PHCR-2105 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
3984-17011-2 Fates Warning Parallels(CD, Album, RE) Metal Blade Records 3984-17011-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
3984-17011-2 Fates Warning Parallels(CD, Album, RE) Metal Blade Records 3984-17011-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
3984-17011-2, P2 53918 Fates Warning Parallels(CD, Album, RE) Metal Blade Records, Priority Records 3984-17011-2, P2 53918 US 1998 Sell This Version
WMB 200.514 Fates Warning Parallels(Cass, Album) Wizard (4) WMB 200.514 Bulgaria 1999 Sell This Version
FO590CD Fates Warning Parallels(CD, Album) Фоно FO590CD Russia 2006 Sell This Version
3984-14871-2 Fates Warning Parallels(CD, Album, RM + CD + DVD-V, NTSC + RE, Dig) Metal Blade Records 3984-14871-2 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
3984-14871-2 Fates Warning Parallels(CD, Album, RM + CD + DVD-V, NTSC + RE, RP, Dig) Metal Blade Records 3984-14871-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
3984-14871-2 Fates Warning Parallels(CD, Album, RM + CD + DVD-V, NTSC + RE, RP, Dig) Metal Blade Records 3984-14871-2 US 2016 Sell This Version
3984-15555-2 Fates Warning Parallels(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Metal Blade Records 3984-15555-2 Germany 2018 Sell This Version
3984-17011-1 Fates Warning Parallels(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Bro) Metal Blade Records 3984-17011-1 US 2018 Sell This Version
3984-17011-1 Fates Warning Parallels(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Cle) Metal Blade Records 3984-17011-1 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
3984-17011-1 Fates Warning Parallels(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Red) Metal Blade Records 3984-17011-1 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
3984-17011-1 Fates Warning Parallels(LP, Album, RE, RM) Metal Blade Records 3984-17011-1 USA & Europe 2018 Sell This Version

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jacobjsamano

jacobjsamano

February 13, 2018
referencing Parallels, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Bro, 3984-17011-1

The sound and look of this reissue is flawless! Same to be said about the Violet Blue Marble Vinyl reissue of "Perfect Symmetry." If you like this album or Metal in general than yes you need to get this, I'm so happy I just got both of mine.
martindavey87

martindavey87

February 8, 2018
referencing Parallels, CD, Album, RE, 3984-17011-2

1991's 'Parallels', which was my introduction to Fates Warning, is a continuation of where the band had been going with previous album 'Perfect Symmetry'. The power metal influences of their early days were long gone, replaced by a more technical and methodical approach, and with more emphasis on melody than speed.

I was fairly new to progressive metal when I came across Fates Warning, a band who were influential in the genres early days. Being a fan of bands like Dream Theater and Symphony X, I assumed the key element was technical virtuosity (and a keyboard player!). So it was a change of pace when I first stumbled across this album.

While the musical acrobatics won't impress as much as the aforementioned groups, it's the bands commitment to strong songwriting that carries them. In particular, Jim Matheos and Frank Aresti's guitar playing is impressive, especially when using distorted and clean sounds simultaneously. 'Eye to Eye'. 'Point of View', 'Life in Still Water' and 'The Eleventh Hour' are all examples of this bands solid chemistry, with plenty of tasty guitar riffs, interesting harmonies and powerful vocals all on display.

'Parallels' is a great album, and a good starting point for newcomers to the band. Heavy enough to appeal to metal fans, melodic enough to appeal to rock fans, and ambitious enough to interest prog fans, it's an easily accessible album that can be enjoyed by everyone.