Fractal Cypher – The Human Paradox29th July 2016 0 By John Deaux
There are more time changes than a broken metronome. Which are evident on the 3 singles that have been released thus far. The tracks from The Human Paradox, perfectly show off every side of this incredibly talented band.
Steven Copes drums are infectious & firmly planted in the Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs) stylistics. After a couple of listens my feet were banging along with the kick & snare quite happily, (weird really as I’m a bass player.)
Simon Lavoies’ vocals remind me a lot of James Labrie of Dream Theater (which is no bad thing) but has a death growl that resembles the mating call of a troll.
Vincent Brunae shreds like a Formula 1 driver does his tyres.
Although Prison Planet is the shortest track on the album doesn’t make it any less of an epic & this album is full of epics.
For a debut outing thay have a magnificent producer in the form of Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Agonist, Beyond Creation, Neuraxis) & he’s captured all the musical styles, such as djent, death metal, power metal, classic and modern rock that this band fuses unbelivably well
For a band that’s only been around since 2014 the writing & the musicianship is second to none. The Human Paradox shows the maturity of a band much older than 2 years.
If you want to hear HOW to put together a heavy yet ridiculously technical & hook filled album, do yourself a favor & just pick this up as soon as it’s available.
The Human Paradox Information
1. Lost (8:23)
2. Endless Circle (6:26)
3. Shining A While (8:04)
4. Prison Planet (5:27)
5. Imminent Extinction (6:28)
6. Final Abode (8:32)
7. Awakening (6:21)
8. Idle Words (7:52)
9. The Ghost Of Myself (7:24)
For fans of Symphony X, Dream Theater, Scar Symmetry, Sonata Arctica, Kamelot
For more info, please visit: Fractal Cypher
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