The melodic hard rocking band Fifth Angel released this, their second album, in 1988 to an appreciative public. Today critics declare that the group was always underrated. Out of print for many years, this album is fille... more »d with the heavy metal and hard rock which made the group famous on tunes such as Cathedral, Midnight Love, and We Rule. 12 tracks.« less
The melodic hard rocking band Fifth Angel released this, their second album, in 1988 to an appreciative public. Today critics declare that the group was always underrated. Out of print for many years, this album is filled with the heavy metal and hard rock which made the group famous on tunes such as Cathedral, Midnight Love, and We Rule. 12 tracks.
"Time Will Tell is the (sadly)last Fifth Angel album,and once again a musthave heavy metal milestone just like their debut album.
I've heard of many people blaming TWT cause it lacks of musical variety,but I can't agree that:in my opinion every track has it's mood and only a few of 80 mainsteam metal songs are present(Midnight Love,Time Will Tell or Feel The Heat)but all the rest sounds as only Fifth Angel can.
How can be forgotten songs like the devastating We Rule(the closest track to their original sound),Wait For Me,Seven Hours,and the two great ballads Broken Dreams and So Long?
Ted Pilot sings even better than before and his vocal melodies are always amazing,Ken Mary performs great drums patterns,very brainy,constantly focusing on the details of his figurations
and the new comer Kendall Betchell plays his guitar as good as James Byrd before him,shredding all the time without forgetting to provide anthemic tunes and explosive riffs with Ed Archer.
Don't mind who considers this album a failure,'cause Fifth Angel class speaks by itself and this album holds 11 of the best metal songs of all time and a high quality songwriting.
Would you expect less from a legendary band called Fifth Angel?"
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 08/01/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"1989's Time Will Tell is the second and final album by Fifth Angel. On the band's self-titled debut album, Fifth Angel took the American power metal sound and injected it with plenty of melody, toning down the fist-raising aggression in favor of a more accessible approach. The result was highly melodic, but it was still unmistakably power metal.
On Time Will Tell, the band edged further towards the melodic side, perhaps in an attempt to reach a wider audience. Songs like "Midnight Love," "Broken Dreams" and "Feel the Heat" certainly weren't targeting the power metal crowd, though their version of the UFO classic "Lights Out" was a nice nod to the old school. I think Time Will Tell is still a pretty excellent album, but the band was torn between wanting to sound like Iron Maiden and trying to appeal to fans of Europe and Def Leppard. That's a hard line to walk.
Time Will Tell is still a better than average melodic metal album, but the band's watered down approach ended up alienating die-hard metal fans and at the same time failed to bring many new fans to the Fifth Angel flock. The band ended up calling it a day soon after, though there have been reunion plans announced recently."
Fifth Angel : "Time Will Tell"
Masked Jackal | Ft. Lauderdale, FL United States | 06/30/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Not as solid as their debut in my opinion. It's still very good, and has that great melodic FA feel, but the songs just don't have as much content as their debut, and they seem to be leaning towards the cheesier taste of Metal here....
I absolutely loved Fifth Angel, the debut, but for some reason this just isn't up to thei standards as far as keeping the listener interested. The songs are just too "cream filled"... 3 1/2...."
Solid rock with great guitar and vocals
Andrew Rota | Quakertown, PA USA | 01/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got this CD because I remembered the song "Midnight Love" as the theme for the Howard Stern TV show in the 90's. There are terrific vocals throughout the disc and the guitar work is outstanding too. Worth checking this band out."