FRACTAL CYPHER – No Idle Hands on “Idle Words” Playthrough

For sure one of the best written progressive metal songs I’ve personally heard in a LONG time, Fractal Cypher’s “Idle Words” is a trip through many different textures, soundscapes, and passages that all work together to support the vocal in a very solid way, rather than simply grooving on meaningless riffs or showing off.


The song is from their forthcoming “The Human Paradox” album, out September 7th. You can pre-order the album right now on iTunes so you have it right away when it drops.

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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