Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars
“Sympathetic Resonance” is the first combined effort of current Fates Warning member Jim Matheos and former member John Arch. The two along with Joey Vera on bass, Bobby Jarzombek- drums and additional vocalist Frank Aresti make up what is known as Arch/Matheos. The band is a full on classic progressive metal band and “Sympathetic Resonance” does everything in its power to prove that.
Right off the bat I will say that progressive rock/metal is not really my first choice when it come to listening to music however “Sympathetic Resonance” has done a good job at opening my eyes. The song “Stained Glass Sky” has guitar tone for days while songs like “Midnight Serenade” feature a more melodic landscape leading into the full on face melting power of “Any Given Day (Strangers Like Me)” which does a great job showing the bands tightness as a whole. This track was probably my favorite off the album as well
Even though “Sympathetic Resonance” only features 6 songs. Arch/Matheos left nothing on the table and packed ever song on this album with pure metal progression. Definitely give this album a listen as it has a little something for everyone.
1.) Neurotically Wired
2.) Midnight Serenade
3.) Stained Glass
4.) On the Fence
5.) Any Given Day (Strangers Like Me)
6.) Incense and Myrrh