Fragments of Death
Style: Death Metal
Release date: 21 October, 2011
Playing time: 47:30

Already the eighth album of this Italian death combo. All songs have a subject about ways to die. Nice to know, but the music has to do the talking. On this new album the band has created a dark combination of black/death with some symphonic keyboard parts.

Opener "Insomnia" has some fine guitar leads and on "Living Nightmare" the keys play a key role. "Absence of Faith" sounds more like a mid-tempo doom song with a gothic touch. "The World Will Die in Flames" is a track with a lot of groove and the song "Anxiety" stands out because of the female vocal parts. Variety enough on that part. But, I have my questions about the vocals of Stefan Fiori; his grunts and screams get a little boring after a while. This album is nevertheless full of brutal death parts and due to the keyboards they bring a melodic shade into their music.

A nice (melodic) death metal album that will not end in top of the end of the year list, but is certainly worth listening to.


01. Insomnia
02. Only Death in Our Wake
03. Absence of Faith
04. Living Nighmare
05. The World Will Die in Flames
06. Anxiety
07. See No Future
08. The Prophecy
09. Remembrance
10. Old Forgotten Song
11. Where Angels Do Not Fly

Label: Nuclear Blast GmbH
Distribution: Warner Music (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 18 October, 2011