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Release date: 26 July 1994
Style: Progressive metal


7.8 | 79 votes


102 have it
6 want it

01. Outside Looking In
02. Pale Fire
03. The Strand
04. Shelter Me
05. Island In The Stream
06. Down To The Wire
07. Face The Fear
08. Inward Bound
09. Monument
10. Afterglow
11. Outside Looking In [demo] [Expanded Edition bonus]
12. Shelter Me [demo] [Expanded Edition bonus]
13. Island In The Stream [demo] [Expanded Edition bonus]

Lyrics (10)

Ray Alder - vocals
Jim Matheos - guitars
Frank Aresti - guitars
Mark Zonder - drums
Joe DiBiase - bass

Additional info
Produced by Bill Metoyer & Fates Warning.
Recorded by Bill Metoyer in May 1994 at Track Record, North Hollywood, CA and Silver Cloud, Burbank, CA.
Mixed at Cornerstone Recorders, Chatsworth, CA.
Assistant engineers: Mike Ainsworth & Eric Stitt Greedy.
Mastered at Future Disc by Eddie Schreyer.

Art direction & design: Hugh Syme.
Band photography: Mark Husmann.
Reptilian portrait: Tony Frederick.

Re-released as a combined release (with Disconnected album) in 2007 and featured 3 unreleased tracks.

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This Fates Warning's 1994 release continues the style of their previous album Parallels which made the group more known to audience all over, getting radio plays and appearing as their most commercially successful album to date. With Inside Out they tried to continue this road, but the album never achieved the same attention as it's predecessor.

published 10.01.2010 | Comments (1)


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NocturnalStalker - 07.08.2013 at 17:49  
Rating: 8 "Inside Out" is similar in sound to its predecessor (and, coincidentally, my most beloved album in Fates Warning discography) - "Parallels". At the same time, it doesn't mean that this album shows no evolution in the band's sound. It's just that the changes are subtle.
Some songs, such as Outside Looking In, Shelter Me and Monument are just brilliant, while some others... don't sound special. And it's exactly the fact that stops me from loving this record wholeheartedly.
Still, all in all, a very good album of magnificent progressive metal band.
tea[m]ster - 08.08.2013 at 00:06  
Rating: 8
Written by NocturnalStalker on 07.08.2013 at 17:49

don't sound special. And it's exactly the fact that stops me from loving this record wholeheartedly.

sound = key word

The production isn't the best. Sounds too fluffy. I like this album a lot but Parallels crushes this in every way.

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