I’ve had this album in my review queue for a while now. I thought I might warm up to it, but it hasn’t happened. Black Fate are a progressive power metal band from Greece which remind me a great deal of their countrymen Firewind. Vocalist Vasilis Georgiou has a style and delivery similar to former Firewind singer Apollo Papathanasio. Heck, the band even has a guitarist named Gus! Like Gus G., Gus Drax has chops. “Between Visions and Lies” has its moments, but for me they are merely a poor man’s Firewind.
“Rhyme of a False Orchestra” is a cool title but when it is sung, I'm left thinking, “What
the hell is he talking about?” There is a sameness to the songs as well. I could tell you that I liked “Games of Illusion” and “Perfect Crime,” but without listening to them specifically, I can’t tell you why. And I have listened to this album quite a bit. I suppose
if you like power metal that prefers to go at a slower pace than the fast gallop most bands use, Black Fate is for you. For me, this wasn’t much to get excited about.