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Set for release on May 20th via Unique Leader Records, Dasein, the debut full-length from Canadian neoclassical-influenced tech death unit, First Fragment flaunts a ferocious mesh of over-the-top drum tirades, complex neoclassical-influenced guitar work, boundless solo work, Flamenco and clean guitar passages, proggy death metal bass work and a varied dual vocal approach. Captured at Humanoise Studios with Mathieu Marcotte (Augury, Humanoid) and mixed by Hugues Deslauriers (Augury, Defilementory, Vengeful etc.), the eleven-track offering features guest appearances from current and former members of Spawn Of Possession, Obscura, Inferi, Augury, and Elderoth, as well as artwork by Sam Nelson (Incandescence, Wayfarer, Stoic Dissention).
In advance of its release, today Heavy Blog Is Heavy offers up fourth movement, "Émergence," for public appreciation noting, "The track is an absolute monster and adequately describes what kind of music you're in for. From the awesome guitar solo in the middle to the fantastic leads, this album is sure to knock your socks off if you're a fan of the genre, and even more so if you're already a fan of the band."
Elaborates guitarist/vocalist Phil Tougas, "This track is extremely old [2008-2009]. Almost all of the songs on the album are either entirely written by myself or [guitarist] Gabriel Brault-Pilon, but this one was written as a full collaborative effort, hence the ridiculous amount of counterpoint in both guitar parts and basslines. It is not as neoclassically-influenced in the progressions and phrasing as the other tracks since the melodies present here channel a different atmosphere, but it is just as varied and relentless, and it is probably the most diverse track on the album when it comes to the vocals. Our signature high-pitched riffing style that we've had since 2007 is present throughout the whole song but we've added a lot of twists and turns that you wouldn't find in any other of our songs."
Sample "Émergence" at THIS LOCATION.
Preorder bundles for Dasein are currently available HERE.
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