a Pleasant shade of grey (1997) although they predated dream theater by a good few years, connecticut’s fates warning have never received their dues for forging the prog metal sound. guitarist and mastermind Jim matheos ploughed on regardless, and in 1997 served up this conceptual classic. dark and intense, aPsog is one 54-minute song, broken up into 12 untitled parts. and while the concept – broadly, of a man drifting in and out of sleep, subconsciously looking back over parts of his life – is enigmatic and oblique, it
perfectly suits the music that frames it.