Simple Chaos
Style: Progressive Power Metal
Release date: October 12th 2010
Playing time: 52:26

Label owner Lance King always had a good nose for picking up talented bands. This Australian band Fracture is again one of them. The bands he chooses mostly play power or progressive metal and have a decent singer. This band started in 2007 and this is their first recording. They are talented and deserve it to be picked up.

The band sounds a bit like a combination of Nevermore, Queensryche and Fates Warning with some modern influences. David Bellion has a rather high voice, but isn't always clean and he could improve just a bit on that part, but he surely can sing. The guitar riffs are strong and the songs are very progressive, at times very heavy, then again more clean and serene. If you mix the heaviness of Nevermore with the progressive parts of Fates Warning you get about an idea of what to expect.

The band could probably work even more on creating high standard songs because not every track on this album is at the same high level. Not that there are bad songs on the album, far from that, some songs just need more patients to value them at the right level. Songs of the calibre "Frame of Mind" and "Simple Chaos" are food for everyone that likes progressive metal at its best. One of the better debut albums in the genre!


01. Unidentified

02. Frame of Mind

03. Rearranged

04. The Grand Illusion

05. Simple Chaos

06. Without End

07. The Killing Kind

08. A Common Thread

09. The Wish

Label: Nightmare Records
Promotion: Connceting Music
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: October 7th 2010