FRACTAL CYPHER – “Imminent Extinction” Music Video Exclusive Premiere

Fractal Cypher are absolutely not fucking around. This Montreal quintet blend progressive metal and death metal with liquid ease, with a heavy emphasis on melody and futuristic sounds. Their new music video “Imminent Extinction” comes straight off their recent album The Human Paradox, which is 9 tracks and over an hour of epic music.


The music video is simple and clean, a display of immense talent and tasteful songwriting (as tasteful as insane progressive death metal can be, anyway).

Fractal Cypher exists to captivate audiences with progressive instrumentals that cut through the mesmerizing vocals yet somehow evolving; each listen provides a new perspective. Straight out of the heart of Canada’s metal scene, these Montreal metallers constantly shift their compositions with seamless transitions and theatrical interludes to keep audiences on their toes. Since 2014, ex-Far From Reality members Simon Lavoie (vocals), Ludovick Daoust (keyboard), and Vincent Bruneau (guitar) have dedicated themselves to Fractal Cypher.

The powerful quintet is just as versatile in their music as they are in their musical interests, darting between djent, death metal, and classic rock. Each song acts of their own volition almost taking control of the members and shaping a personality and energy not unlike a living entity. Ludovick is at the helm of songwriting, calculating and unlocking each melody and becoming the voice for each piece. Their debut album ‘The Human Paradox’ produced by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Agonist, Beyond Creation, Neuraxis) is comprised of 9 songs, each hand picked and strategically chosen to best represent the living, breathing entity that is Fractal Cypher. The album slated for a release on September 7, 2016 and it is sure to hypnotize metal fans around the globe.

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