Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fractial Generator-Apotheosynthesis (2017)

A well-produced album, heaviness and oppressive atmosphere, but each instrument is easily discernible, making the whole album crushing. Atmosphere, heaviness; these two things are integral to this band’s sound, but they wouldn’t amount to much if they weren’t propped up by good, brutal songs. The band strides the death metal demarcation perfectly, crafting superb slowdowns of despair to interperse with their high-octane face-melters. It's an incredible experience, especially on headphones. In a genre rife with stagnation and imitation, it is refreshing to hear another  band answer the challenge of the other younger peers and then casually brush them aside with an album so masterly that it is somewhat hard to fathom. Fractial Generator continue to progress and inspire and "Apotheosynthesis" is a true highlight !
Review by Paul Caravasi

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