Fractal Gates - The Light That Shines

7.8 | 82 votes |
Release date: 12 May 2018
Style: Melodic death metal


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01. Visions X
02. Breath Of Life
03. Chasing The Line
04. Infinity
05. Bound By Time
06. Dreams Apart
07. Visions XI
08. Faceless
09. Arise
10. Reborn
11. The Light That Shines
12. Seas Of Flames
13. Visions XII

Additional info
Mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound AB

Guest musicians :
- Jari Lindholm (Enshine, ex-Slumber, ex- Atoma.. )
- Ben Ellis (Scar Symmetry)

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15.05.2018 - 23:36
Rating: 9
It's nothing really new, but it follows up the previous albums, and thats OK, as it sounds wonderful. I'm not going into technical stuff, it's pure melodic death metal dipping into the progressive, and the growls are deep and soothing, i really like it a lot, as much as both previous albums. The only kink is the dinamic range that should be at least 8 or 9.
17.05.2018 - 11:10
Rating: 9
Grouch Douglas
I've made it my mission to check out every album that Dan Swano has a hand in producing. I love how he makes every album sound so smooth and polished. I'll have to check this one out soon.
19.05.2018 - 20:02
Rating: 7
Good for what we like FG, nothing new but nothing new needed. I just love this kind of melodic death with post-rock guitar touch.
01.06.2018 - 12:41
Rating: 7
Thought this was pretty par for the course melodeath for the most part, but I did get a lot of enjoyment out of Seas Of Flames at least
03.06.2018 - 19:59
Rating: 7
At best deranged
Good album. Works better as background music imo. A bit similar to Dimmu Borgir's Eonian in terms of enjoyability for me personally (though I overall rate this record higher than Eonian).

Some people I talked to recently said it was one of the best records they heard this year. Can't say I share their opinion but it's a solid record. Worth a listen for melodic death metal fans.
22.09.2018 - 19:28
Rating: 6
Very much generic song stands out..
30.11.2018 - 22:53
Rating: 9
I really liked it. Every track stands out till "Faceless". Exceptionally great the catchy "Chasing The Line" as well as the innovative "Dreams Apart". Quality all over their melodies. A fantastic work and a great production by the master Dan Swano.

Will vote it for mdm album of the year.

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