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Fates Warning

Awaken the Guardian

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Category: Heavy Metal

Year: 1986

Label: Metal Blade

Catalog Number: 3984-14046-2

Average Rating: 84 / 100 (4 ratings)

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Fates Warning Awaken the Guardian Album Cover

Jim Matheos guitars
John Arch vocals
Frank Aresti guitars
Joe DiBiase bass
Steve Zimmerman drums
1.  The Sorceress  5:43
2.  Valley of the Dolls  5:22
3.  Fata Morgana  5:25
4.  Guardian  7:33
5.  Prelude to Ruin  7:23
6.  Giant's Lore (Heart of Winter)  6:00
7.  Time Long Past  1:50
8.  Exodus  8:31
Total Running Time:  47:47

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Pete L Date: March 20, 2001 at 21:01
A great CD. Great vocals by Arch. "Gaurdian" is a classic metal tune.

From: Friday 13th Date: May 23, 2002 at 6:41
The best album that John Artch ever recorded, a must for any fans of Omen, Priest & Maiden. Buy it now!!

From: PaterSlovenske Date: August 31, 2002 at 15:10
This is what REAL progressive metal is all about, a must-have for fans of the genre! The second half is the best (especially Giant's Lore). Strong, consistent Heavy/Progressive Metal!

From: rising power Date: March 24, 2003 at 4:31
Sounds like Priest and Maiden? What a bollocks!!! Those bands are straight ahead rock&roll bands and they have nothing in common with this pretensious crap. People sometimes forget that heavy metal is about simple songs to have fun and get your agresion out of you. These guys come from the conservatorium and not from the streets were metal originally comes from.

From: Zze Date: October 16, 2003 at 22:08
this is a great heavy metal album, heavy as heck, great vocals, riffs and solos, more personalty than the previous records ( that, despite of being great ones, sound like Maiden clones )

From: Metal T Date: August 15, 2005 at 13:52
Fates Warning: "Maiden Clones" ??---Get real !!--They were definitely not the calibur of an Iron Maiden as far as flat-out metal goes,but one could make the argument that John Arch possessed Dickinson's range and then some .Bruce couldn't touch John on the song "Guardian" ..... Metal Blade deserves praise for the excellent job they did remastering/reissuing this gem . ----

From: Jokerdean Date: February 27, 2006 at 16:07
I could never get into this one...dis-jointed IMO...

From: hair metal again Date: September 23, 2013 at 3:42
excellent US power metal release by FATES WARNING, full of great riffs and hooks and with Arch svocs being the mane attraction!unique release by a good band!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 16, 2014 at 23:03
Good album being the song "Guardian" the one i liked the most...tracks 2,3 & 8 are also in my book .82/100

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