First Fragment will release their new record Gloire Éternelle on October 29 and is now streaming the absolutely blistering new single "Solus". Everything about the song is going to make both your wrists hurt, but mostly the insane bass playing of Dominic "Forest" Lapointe.
"Our 3rd single 'Solus' is quite different from either of the singles we have released thus far. It also draws a lot of inspiration from the 80s greats like Joey Tafolla, Cacophony, Elegy, Coroner, Apocrypha & of course Yngwie Malmsteen to further showcase a facet of our sound which we like to classify as 'extreme neoclassical metal' – a rare genre where the vocals and drumming are closer to extreme metal while the non-death metal string work remains much closer to neoclassical power metal.
"While the previous two singles focused on swing grooves or highly complex neoclassical counterpoint fused with death metal, this song is pretty much an homage to the band's old school influences and contains less blastbeats than usual, giving more room for the dancing guitars and lead bass to express themselves. Enjoy and keep spreading the word!"
Pre-orders for Gloire Éternelle are available here.