Another hard rocking year has come to pass and that means more great music has come and gone in 2016. The best part for us writers who get the privilege to listen to a boatload of great music every year is introducing you to our favorite albums throughout the year. This year our staff of writers is sharing […]
This could easily rival any of the albums in my top tier of Fates Warning releases. This album hearkens back to their classics like A Pleasant Shade of Gray and Parallels
Last week, progressive Metal legends FATES WARNING released a 3 CD/DVD expanded edition of their critically acclaimed 1997 release “A Pleasant Shade of Gray” on Metal Blade Records. “A Pleasant Shade of Gray” is a single song that is divided into twelve tracks. The album is notable for its darker mood and mixture of progressive rock and metal with hints of industrial, classical, and psychedelia.
Fates Warning’s epic A Pleasant Shade of Gray is one of those albums that from the moment I heard it all the way through, and every listen subsequently (and that is numerous,) I loved deeply and immensely. So much about it connected with me on a far deeper level than music listener or fan: it touched my soul, and very few albums have managed to do that with me.
Special Brooklyn, NY Show on February 12th? MOTOR SISTER is comprised of a veritable super group; a team of musicians whose collective musical pedigrees speak for themselves. Mother Superior founder, guitarist, and vocalist Jim Wilson fronts the band, with Anthrax’s Scott Ian on guitar, Pearl Aday on backing vocals, Joey Vera on bass, and John Tempesta on drums.
, and show that despite such a long dormant period, it has had no effect on their writing abilities. Also gone is drum powerhouse Mark Zonder, but Bobby Jarzombek is a virtual Zonder clone fitting in nicely with the band. And Joey Vera proves yet again that he is one of the finest bassists alive.