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    Quote Originally Posted by Überschall View Post
    I am a huge John Arch fan - I've seen three of the four live performances he's done since coming out of "retirement", including travelling to Germany twice. I was primed to love this album. I don't. It's really, really good, but not as good as the debut. After how good the last Fates was, I had really high hopes for Jim's writing for this one, but it just didn't live up to expectations for me.

    My opinion may change as I spend more time with it. I got the pre-order, so I've had it for a few weeks, but haven't spent a ton of time with it.
    As I continue to listen to this, that really doesn't surprise me - there are definitely moments here that remind me of Foot's Game. \m/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I like it. It's not quite as good as "Sympathetic Resonance" was, but that's a hard bar to cross.
    I love that album, need to check the new one out still.

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    Loving this on the first couple of listens.

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    After a listen to Sympathetic Resonance, Arch's vocals on that one grate on me, whereas on this one they don't. No clue why, but I'll take it.

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    First time really listening to this band at length. Not a guy that gets butthurt over singing on heavier tracks and I actually LIKE this guy's voice a lot but he absolutely does NOT give the music any time to breathe (or himself )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    After a listen to Sympathetic Resonance, Arch's vocals on that one grate on me, whereas on this one they don't. No clue why, but I'll take it.
    That's funny because I like this one because the vocals remind me of Sympathetic Resonance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysian View Post
    That's funny because I like this one because the vocals remind me of Sympathetic Resonance
    I mean, in that they're the same singer, sure.

    They, to me, sound a little softer, less hard-edged, and less sibilant, and a little more layered, just enough to make a difference.

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    The difference in the vocals are why I like Winter Ethereal, and I love Sympathetic Resonance.

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