British tech-metal outfit Fraktions have announced their new EP, Anguish, will be out 8/12. In celebration of the news, they’ve released a new video for their track “Freedom of the Conscious Mind”. Preorders are available for the EP now.
Anguish is a highly compelling new release from a band equally influenced by classical music, the jazz noodlings of Tigran Hamasyan and the progressive metal of TesseracT and The Contortionist; Fraktions are an exciting addition to the burgeoning second wave British tech-metal scene.
Having played alongside Drewsif Stalin, No Consequence (whose frontman features on the EP),Kadinja, and Bleed from Within, Anguish is a irresistible new take on technical metal. Inspired by songwriter and pianist Joel Pinder’s classical leanings, the EP presents an impressively mature approach from such a young band.
A concept EP, Anguish is about the final chapter of a schizophrenic woman’s life. The protagonist suffers from aural hallucinations as a result, a condition translated musically into the EP’s frantic and unpredictable style, veering between piano-led dissonance and guitar-led technical off-kilter riffing. The multiple sound-worlds of the EP mark Fraktions out as a band to take notice of – a young group with a promising future ahead of them.
“Freedom Of The Conscious Mind” by FRAKTIONS from the EP ‘Anguish,’ released 12th August 2016. Purchase ‘Anguish’ NOW – http://hyperurl.co/AnguishDownload FRAKTIONS Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FRAKTIONS FRAKTIONS Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/FRAKTIONS FRAKTIONS Instagram: http://instagram.com/FRAKTIONS FRAKTIONS Bandcamp: http://FRAKTIONS.bandcamp.com FRAKTIONS Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/FRAKTIONS Directed by Scott Canty of Dark North Media – http://darknorthmedia.com/ Featuring Francesca Bastiani as ‘Sarah’ – http://www.starnow.co.uk/francescabastiani3 Recorded and Mixed by Dan Reid (No Consequence).