Fracture
Confessions Of The Reaper


4.0
excellent

Review

by goodasgold666 USER (3 Reviews)
September 11th, 2012 | 14 replies | 1,502 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Underground Classic

2 of 3 thought this review was well written

Now that the band has disposed of vocalist/song writer Mark Laughton, i figure it is time to go back and revisit the discography of this band from my hometown. Starting with this, their last full album containing Laughton. This is the bands 6th full length release in just over 6 years, and they were working on a seventh when the band kicked him out for self harming, as it looked bad on their image.
The lineup was as follows

Mark Laughton-Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar, All Songwriting Credits and Lyrics
Jimmy Custo-Bass
Tommy Jackson-Drums
Chloe Morty-Rhythm Guitar
Jack Wilson-3rd Guitar

The Good Side

One Consolation is possibly the finest song the band has EVER released. The buildup from soft, bluesy stylings to a crazy finish with solo after solo is just flawlessly executed. This band really has outdone themselves here.

This band has many good songs that fit their styling of progessive death metal to at T. For starters, there is the most brutal song they have ever released, The Serpent. This deals with addiction, and is one of the best songs the band has ever put out. It contains brutal blast beats, furious guitar riffs, and by far the most brutal vocals Laughton has ever got behind a microphone and recorded. This is a straight up classic.

Another positive is the song The Pain. This was one of the singles from the album, and had a video produced for it. It is a very angry song, dealing with people who judge, and it contains one of the finest riffs from the album. It also has a rather thrashy middle section that fits the song perfectly before building back up to an insane finish.

The guitar work is the highlight of the album. Laughton, Morty and Wilson are 3 of the premier underground metal guitarists out there. There are riffs upon riffs, and crazy solos littered throughout this album, and they really make up for the lack of anything else at work. Even the vocals are more than made up for on this album by the guitar work. It is both technical and speedy.

The bass work has always been a highlight and remains so here. Laughton writes some of the best basslines ever, and Jimmy Custo pumps them out with raw talent, occasionally altering it to suit his style, according to the bands Myspace. Whilst his basslines carried there earlier work, on here, it is much lower in the mix, but does its job well.

The production is another key point to mention here. The whole album is flawlessly produced, with every instrument being audible. Also, there is no more annoying buzzing on the vocals from where the band could not afford proper studio time here.

The Down Sides

The drumming from Tommy is by far the weakest part of this album. Other than his performance on The Serpent, his drumming is not varied enough and bores the listener to tears. The Apocalypse Begins might possibly be one of the worst drum tracks ever layed down in history.

The City, the intro track, is a bluesy number that really does not go anywhere, and is boring to hell and back. Not a song worthy of mentioning other than to say how bad it is.


Overall, this album is definately worth a shot. Its far better than the new EP the band released with their new vocalist, Nathan Wilson, and is their finest work to date.


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Ssssssss
September 11th 2012



683 Comments


Lol idk if i just listened to the right thing or not but god damn.. those vocals...

Funeralopolis
September 11th 2012



11231 Comments


yea vocals suck

Digging: Miserylab - Void Of Life

JasonCarne
September 11th 2012



242 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Those vocals are REALLY bad. Instrumentation sounds pretty cool, but the vocals are bad enough to where it flat out ruins it.

Captain666
September 11th 2012



652 Comments


"Death Metal, Thrash, Hip-Hop"

wtf

XingKing
September 11th 2012



10456 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

^
Seriously, man, did you make three separate accounts to rate this? This is fucking garbage. Even if the vocals weren't so disgustingly bad, it would still suck.

evenindeath
September 12th 2012



22 Comments


The instrumentals on this band are amazing. Its the vocals that ruin it. However, dont listen to their myspace stuff, as that was recorded when the vocalist was like 12, listen to their newer stuff on youtube. Its all rather solid, and he definately improved as a vocalist. Also take into account he is also a lead guitarist at the same time. Good review, pos

XingKing
September 12th 2012



10456 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Oh look, another account made just to rate this piece of shit.

evenindeath
September 12th 2012



22 Comments


Whats the argument going on here about anyway?

zaruyache
September 13th 2012



6280 Comments


Is this for real?

The spoken/sung vox on "The Pain" made me laugh out loud.

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evenindeath
September 17th 2012



22 Comments


yeh bthe vox are terrible

Spec
September 24th 2012



27153 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

terrible

Digging: Rinoa - An Age Among Them

dijizztingengland
December 5th 2012



101 Comments


"Self inflicted pain is not a game for you to play around. So don't you fuck around" - The Pain.

I seriously think they just ripped the instrumentals from you-tube. There's no way that a vocalist that shitty could ever keep a backing band for that long.

JasonCarne
December 5th 2012



242 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Why in the world would it ever matter that the vocalist is also the guitarist - you track each instrument separately. Moron.

XingKing
December 6th 2012



10456 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

I was thinking the same thing dijizz but apparently Skeletor is the vocalist AND guitarist who wrote it all, unless he just stole it and said "Here I recorded all of this! Lets just say we recorded it! hehehehe"

@Jason: The vocals are blatantly recorded using a laptop mic or something so it makes no sense.



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