Fragarak are a band from India that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very experimental, melodic and progressive form of death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "A Spectral Oblivion" which will be released in October by Transcending Obscurity India.
Acoustic guitars start off the album along with some atmospheric sounding keyboards before going into a heavier direction which also introduces melodic guitar leads onto the recording along with some whispers also being utilized in the background at times and after awhile death metal growls start to make their presence known.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard while the high pitched screams also add in a touch of black metal along with clean vocals also being utilized at times and the music also has its technical moments and the riffs also use a great amount of melody.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while acoustic guitars are also used on some of the later tracks along with most of the t racks being very long and epic in length and as the album progresses the music gets more progressive and experimental and there are also a couple of instrumentals and a later track introduces elements of Indian folk music and female vocals onto the recording.
Fragarak creates a recording that remains true to the melodic and progressive style of death metal from their previous release while also getting more experimental this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover society, injustice, anarchy and defiance themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Fragarak and if you are a fan of melodic, progressive and experimental death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Pahaneron Eclipsed" "Fathams Of Delirium" and "Of Ends Ethereal". 8 out of 10.