Originally released in early 2013 in digital format only, "The Cradle of Life" is the 4th studio album by FATES PROPHECY, and counts with the participation of Ricardo Peres on vocals. This is the only full-length recording by the singer, having left the band before the physical release of the album, and being recently replaced by Leonardo Beteto. As one of the novelties, this time the disc has not received a professional production of a third-party professional,being recorded and produced by guitarist Paul Almeida and former guitarist Fernando Poles.
For the crafting of "The Cradle of Life", the FATES PROPHECY decided to leave behind their comparisons with bands like IRON MAIDEN and SAXON and find their own identity. This reflects both in the sonority of the album, which features an inspired and mature band, as for its concept, quite different from what is usually found in traditional heavy metal albums. The idea of the album revolves around the question of the origin of human beings and the world as we know it. While some believe in the creationist theory, others believe in evolutionary. Then it is raised the hypothesis of a third option, still unknown. Looking at the technological level already achieved and the number of questions still unanswered, it is concluded that we may never reach a definitive solution to human origin. The group goes even further, casting a look at the ancient civilizations scattered simultaneously around the world, especially South America, seeking inspiration in them for new reflections on life, death and humanity. Needless to say, the result reached by the group drew much attention of Brazilian specialized press.
released September 12, 2014
Produced & Recorded by Fernando Poles
& Paulo Almeida
Mixed by Andre Guines & Paulo Almeida
Mastered by Andre Guines, EstudioGoma
Cover Artwork & Design by Paulo Almeida
Booklet by Helton Cruz
Band Photographs by Debora Brizzi
Remastered for CD by Arthur Migotto