Thick & crunchy guitar work, atmospheric keyboards, and strong female vocals propel the sophomore release Fate from Pennsylvania's Fountain of Tears. With one foot in the metal/hard rock pool, the other dipping their toes in gothic rock, add in a little bit of prog, and you have an idea of what to expect with this band. The production is crisp and full of life, giving singer Vonnie King plenty of room to accentuate her mix of powerful and ethereal vocals over the music. Formed by Former members of BELIEVER, SACRAMENT and SARDONIX, this new band while not a Christian band is a positive Metal band and it is indeed refreshing to hear a female-fronted Metal band, that doesn't sound like Nightwish, Evanescence or Within Temptation . . . A highly recommended release.
Fountain of Tears have delivered an rich and fulfilling progressive metal album. The gothic overtones are there, but seem to take a shadowed backseat to the Fates Warning, Dream Theater and Symphony X comparisons. Of course its hard not to mention Lacuna Coil in the same breath too, but there's something more elaborate and melancholically soothing about this disc. "Fate" is a real winner of an album, one that is a thrill to listen to and evokes a whirlwind of emotions as the disc invites you to pick apart their human nature while reflecting upon your own. RATING 8/10 --Revalation Zine
An ominous amalgamation of keyboards, drums and narration holds sway over the introduction to Ten . Once the rhythm guitar takes over, however, the song proceeds to navigate a maze of creative time changes, some that put in place an authoritative and impassioned setting while a more sublime aura is exuded in others. RATING 90 / 100 --Angelic Warlord