Fragmentum – Masters of Perplexity

Label: self-released    release date: 16th April 2021

This Belgian Melodic Death band, founded in 2015, can refer to some live experience with well-known acts like Soufly, Children of Bodom and Annihilator. The Belgians self-published their second album Masters of Perplexity, which revolves entirely around the theme of Mayan culture. For a self-production, the result is absolutely remarkable and should appeal to fans of Melodic Death in Scandinavian style, but also Prog fans. Some tracks hint at Amorphis as inspiration, with others seem to be influenced by Opeth. And well, whoever uses the words “daughter” and “slaughter” in lyrics will inevitably point to Iron Maiden, although the music doesn’t really have anything to do with it – however, a deliberate (lyrical) homage? The songs all have ear candy character, whether there’s a bit of Industrial, Thrash or Doom thrown into the mix. And a certain amount of horror atmosphere is also present, after all it’s about human sacrifice… You can form your own opinion by watching the video clip Origination Of Mankind below.

Fragmentum have also planned a tour for 2022, so check the band’s website for details:


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