Mental Fracture Achieve Progressive Metal Heavyweight Status with Compelling “Disaccord” Debut
Israeli purveyors of thought-provoking progressive metal & rock Mental Fracture sound united on powerful new album “Disaccord”. Fans of artists like Opeth, Leprous, Rush and Tool should find much to unwrap in this collection that showcases Mental Fracture‘s technical wizardry and wanton experimentation. The album’s high-minded lyrics and themes, coupled with the band’s undeniable passion for composition, make this one of 2022’s ‘must hear’ progressive rock/metal albums.
Disaccord, the band’s first full-length album, contains nine tracks with themes revolving around cognitive dissonance. The record is full of ever-changing, complex music toeing the line between progressive rock and metal, drawing inspiration from Dream Theater, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, and many more.
A modern progressive rock and metal band based in Israel, Mental Fracture draws inspiration from the music of Dream Theater, Opeth, Porcupine Tree, as well as prog classics such as Camel, King Crimson, and many more. The members of the band wear their influences on their sleeves, playing complex, energetic, and heavy music, never afraid to incorporate a new, different kind of weirdness in their music.
The band has released a debut EP, “The Mind’s Desire” in February 2019, featuring 5 songs, all of which were recorded and produced independently. Its lyrics take on the concept of creation, and the mind wanting to break free so that it may leave an everlasting mark on this world.
The band’s first full-length album, titled Disaccord, was released March 3rd, 2022.
It has been independently produced and was under work for several years. The themes of the songs within revolve around the concepts of cognitive dissonance and the games we play with ourselves to cope with it.
The songs in the album vary constantly and change their genre, gliding through jazz, oriental music and synth, yet always staying centered around fierce, energetic rock and metal.
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