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Fractions – Soundness Of Mind – Single Review

Leicester’s modern metal/metalcore/prog metal champions Fractions have a new single to peddle and “Soundness Of Mind” is an expansive, highly emotional, crunching, melodic proggy powerhouse which practically renders the term ‘metalcore’ redundant.

Sure, it has the expected mix of growled/clean vocals but Fractions are so much more than mere Killswitch Engage / Parkway Drive copyists. This thing soars, going to places you don’t expect and fully harnesses the adventurous spirit laid down on their self-produced 5-track EP, Forces, which was released in the Summer of 2017.

Vocalist Chris Hare explains more:

“Soundness of mind” delves into  paranoia, that ever present nagging feeling that everyone is scheming behind your back, the feeling that your life is almost like a play, nothing is real and everyone is fake. The feeling that even those you hold close are secretly laughing at you. But it’s all in your head, and you need to realise this in order to change”

These guys are ridiculously talented, and their ability to compose ‘heavy’ songs, with a more palatable edge, should see them exit the confines of straight-up metalcore and enter the same domain currently occupied by While She Sleeps. 8/10

Fractions’ “Soundness Of Mind” is due for release, via all digital outlets, on 29th January 2019.

About Chris Jennings (1986 Articles)
I love metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

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