5 / 5
"… wonderful … I absolutely love this album … it's amazingly crafted … Seraina's vocals are beautiful and the added growls from Chris, sets them apart from the rest of the crowd … besides, beautiful lyrics and vocals … the album is also full of incredible riffs … a must for fans of operatic female vocals or basically anyone who is a Metal fan."
80 / 100
"… great job … good combination of sounds and styles … Goth with style to the old school like Theatre Of Tragedy for example, between Symphonic Metal and operative by the vocal handling … very much balanced … original."
(Dark Zen Metal Angels)
8 / 10
"'Reflections Of A Nightmare' can grab most Dark/Gothic Metal followers who prefer strong guitar riffs and a heavier atmosphere against the symphonic strains."
8 / 10
"… very distinctive ... Melodic Metal and Symphonic Metal ... catchy hooklines and catchy guitar leads ... a good compromise between melody and dynamics, between pomp and power ... excellent songwriting ... I can wholeheartedly recommend this album to Symphonic Metal fans."
78 / 100
"Good job DREAMS IN FRAGMENTS! An album to suggest."
7,5 / 10
"… singer Seraina Schöpfer impresses ... the rocking 'The Maze' could also be from an album by the Dutchman Delain ... fans of Melodic / Symphonic Metal should listen in this album."
(Rock Castle Franken)
72 / 100
"That the current foursome ... has already gained experience in other bands can be heard in the beautifully constructed song structures …"
11 / 15
"… a successful debut … recommended to listen to!"
"… should be checked out by true, die-hard, love-it-all collectors of all things Symphonic Power Metal."
"… they’re their own unique brand of awesomeness mixed together in a defiant cocktail of anger and melody."
(The Median Man)
DREAMS IN FRAGMENTS
Melodic Dark Metal
Reflections Of A Nightmare
June 28, 2019
Founded in early 2017, these motivated Swiss soon found their own style: MELODIC DARK METAL.
DREAMS IN FRAGMENTS are a very profound artist association that sounds like a healthy pursuit of serious music.
The equally imaginative and soulful four-piece, consisting of lead vocalist Seraina Schoepfer, guitarist Chris Geissmann, bassist Jan Thomas and drummer Frank Fritschi, comes from the otherwise quiet town of Wangen near Olten between Basel, Bern and Zurich.
[ Pic: Peter Mahler ]
Due to their musical appearance, DREAMS IN FRAGMENTS have already been compared to popular formations like Nightwish or Delain.
However, the participants have no reason whatsoever to present themselves in the genre as a cover band, which merely plays the songs of the big, established success models.
Since the end of June DREAMS IN FRAGMENTS present the sonorous debut album "Reflections Of A Nightmare" to the world of heavy and longing sounds.
[ Cover art: Jacqueline Wiehl / Firebird ]
Seraina's completely natural, pleasantly unadulterated used voice, often subtly operetta-like and yet light as a feather, co-acts on "Reflections Of A Nightmare" in well balanced manner with Chris's beastly growl.
This type of performance differentiates the band from the mass of competitors in the same way it does the union of hard guitar riffs and gorgeous orchestrations.
"Nightchild" • Official Lyric Video:
01. Everytime 04:24
02. Nightchild 04:27
03. The Maze 05:00
04. Incomplete 04:22
05. Prologue 01:50
06. Defy Every Storm 04:59
07. Falling With A Crown 03:35
08. Little Red 03:21
09. In Flames 04:51
10. Unireverse 05:48
total: 44.01 min.
Seraina Schöpfer • Vocals
Christian Geissmann • Guitar, Vocals
Jan Thomas • Bass
Franc Fritschi • Drums
2019: Reflections Of A Nightmare (full-length)
DREAMS IN FRAGMENTS • Contact:
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