Ordained Fate is odd in that 3 or the 4 members are female. The three girls started out the band in the mid 80’s under the name Cryptic Axe in Zion, IL. They started out as a secular metal band and even recorded a demo. The band became Christians in the late 80’s and went into the studio in 1989 to record a demo as Ordained Fate. The demo did fairly well and they recorded a second one in 1990. They were subsequently signed to a one album contract with Wonderland which was a sub label of Word. The album was well received but not widely available unfortunately. Wonderland/Word didn’t bring the band back in for a second album. They did however do a self produced effort in 1995 but of course with no distribution it was not widely available. This album is refreshing as it’s nice to hear some fairly hard metal from a female band. While not my style I was really surprised at the high quality of this release and I’m a little surprised it didn’t do better. I am guessing that it may not have been well promoted as Word really shouldn’t have been meddling in the Metal market as they knew nothing about it.
1 – Let’s Make A Deal – 4:33
2 – Gethsemane – 6:13
3 – Holy Wars – 4:45
4 – Wonderful Love – 4:15
5 – Gold Cross – 4:33
6 – Tame The Tongue – 5:23
7 – The Election – 3:53
8 – One Of The Insane – 5:19
9 – No Death – 4:26
Bass, Vocals – Marge Curtner
Design [Sleeve Design], Photography By – Lark
Drums, Vocals – Terry Cvengros
Engineer [2nd Engineer], Keyboards – Christopher Mosher
Executive-Producer – Caesar Kalinowski, Peter Gavin Morkel
Lead Guitar, Vocals – Anette Cvengros
Lead Vocals, Guitar – Pam Scott
Producer, Engineer – Caesar Kalinowski
Distributed By – Word, Inc.
Distributed By – Word Communications Ltd.
Distributed By – Word Ltd.
Manufactured By – Word Ltd.
Manufactured By – JVC
Copyright © – Big Rage! Productions
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Big Rage! Productions
Recorded At – The Sonic Temple