After a big
sleep that almost lasted half of the band’s history (due
to common line-up problems) EPITOME OF FRAIL were kissed
alive and now start kicking around again with their third effort
Introduced by a wonderful intro done by Olafur Arnalds, the Swabian
then quickly thrash through 7 tracks. And that you can take literally
as the running time ends after 26 minutes. For a regular full-length
it’s definitely way too short!
Musically EPITOME OF FRAIL blend Metalcore, Hardcore with
Death Metal, so every trademark of these genres can be found within:
asskicking and neck-breaking grooves, heavy riffwork, pounding
rhythms as well as obligatory breaks and leads. Singer Pierre
Mochar screams, shouts and growls while his mates add a brutal
and powerful sound. I like most the interlude Indiction
and following No Answer (which again reminds me of another
Society is per se definitely worth listening but
it is not a bit new or innovative at all. In fact this record
reflects on all known bands from the scene. What you get to hear
on Society you already listened to umpteen times.
It seems that EPITOME OF FRAIL are totally lacking of an
own style and identity music-wise, which is really a pity. Something
they definitely have to work on.