Fragment are a 1 man band from France that plays a mixture of extreme metal, industrial, alternative, ambient and shoegaze and this is a review of their 2013 album "Temporary Enlightenment" which was released by OPN Records.
Drum programming ranges from slow to mid paced beats, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with some heavy and dark sounding riffing that dominates throughout the recording, as for the synths when they are utilized they bring a very dark ambient sound to the recording..
Rhythm guitars range from slow, to mid paced riffs that combine extreme metal, alternative, ambient, industrial and shoegaze together to create a sound of their own with a good amount of dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing as well as a good amount of distortion and there are little to no guitar solos or leads present on this recording, a s for t he acoustic guitars when t hey are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to add more darkness to the recording.
Vocals a re all clean singing, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Fragment are a very great sounding hybrid of extreme metal, industrial, ambient, industrial, shoegaze and alternative and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out t his band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Rituals" "Last Embrace" and "Cold Monsters". RECOMMENDED BUY.
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