by MythofRock

Fragment Soul’s latest EP, “Galois Paradox”, showcases the band’s evolution within the world of dark progressive doom metal. Following their impactful debut album, “Axiom of Choice”, the Greek/Canadian ensemble gets even deeper into the abyss of their signature dark metal style with this release. From the outset, it’s evident that Fragment Soul has meticulously crafted each aspect of this EP, from its sonic landscape to its lyrical depth. The production quality shines with clarity and cohesion, allowing every element to resonate vividly with the listener. Throughout the five compositions on “Galois Paradox,” Fragment Soul paints moody, dreamy, and shadowy soundscapes that resonate deeply with the psyche. The intricate and elaborate melodies serve as conduits for emotion, drawing listeners into a realm of introspection and contemplation. Within the context of slow-tempo arrangements, Fragment Soul delves into the essence of human emotion, crafting beautiful, esoteric, dramatic and elegiac music. Each track is a silent cry of emotional resonance, evoking atmospheric landscapes that linger long after the music fades. The EP features a blend of male and female vocals, adding layers of texture and emotion to the sonic tapestry. The poignant guitar work weaves sad melodies, while the rhythm section provides a solid foundation, guiding the listener through a journey of catharsis and renewal. In conclusion, “Galois Paradox” is a truly emotional work by a charismatic band, marking another step in Fragment Soul’s journey towards musical excellence. This EP is a must-listen for fans of dark progressive doom metal and anyone seeking music that reaches a deeper level.

♦ 8/10

Dimitris Zacharopoulos

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