Prog Melodic Metal outfit Fractal Cypher is releasing an EP “Prelude To An Impending Outcome” November 8th and I have the scoop for the people of the internet right here right now! The Canadian Quintet released their debut album in 2016 “The Human Paradox” and hope to raise the bar yet again. Fractal Cypher puts up a great effort of establishing a lot of cinematic overtones on the EP and really layer their music masterfully. The music is not overdone to any point, like some progressive bands tend to do.
Vincent Bruneau (Guitars)
Ludovick Daoust (Keyboards)
Simon Lavoie (Vocals)
Tommy Fradette (Bass)
Steven Cope (Drums)
Prelude To An Impending Outcome:
1. Coming Back To Life
2. The Grandeur Of It All
3. From The Above And To The Stars
4. Red Lady
The keyboards are fairly up front, but not totally in your face regarding the mix. There are some great occasional keyboard leads that fit the mood perfectly, and aren’t overdone…..some bands tend to overuse keyboards and synthesizers, thankfully this is not the case with Fractal Cypher. Steven Cope’s performance on drums is an absolute pleasure to listen to on the band’s EP. In their short time as a band, they have already managed to open up for legendary power metal band Hammerfall and The Agonist as well.
Fractal Cypher is for the prog fan that wants to be wowed with talent and lots of melody and not just showing off…..there is sure a lot of it from Vincent Bruneau on guitar. The band has seamless transitions and heavily layered songs that will keep you very occupied. Pick up their EP next Thursday if this is screaming your name. There are physical and digital copies available as well to preorder.
Categories: Album Review, Prog Metal, Prog Rock
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