Power of Metal.dk Review

Black Fate
Between Visions & Lies
Style: Progressive Power Metal
Release date: 28 November, 2014
Playing time: 50:34

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.

01. Rhyme of a False Orchestra
Line in the Sand
Games of Illusion
Into the Night
In Your Eyes
Call of the Wild
State of Conformity
Without Saying a Word
Perfect Crime
Weight of the World
In Fear
Label: Ulterium Records
Distribution: Sound Pollution
Reviewed by: Rob Pociluk
Date: 23 November, 2014
Website: www.facebook.com/blackfategreece