Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Music Review //
Mental Fracture
"Inception of Fear"


Right away, you can tell this song is going to be a big production as soon as you hear the double bass drum.  The style of this song is rock with leanings toward metal and it is just big.  There is a lot happening during this song, as it feels more like a mini-album than a song, and it just has that way about it like the way Tenacious D creates epic songs.  

Much of these guitar riffs remind me of Coheed and Cambria.  There are keys which can come through more like a video game at first and then more like a piano later on.   The big, crunchy guitar chords that I love are in here and it just breaks down towards the end in a very metal way.  Though it is worth noting that the chorus is quieter, focusing mostly just on the vocals and not the music behind them.

This video is wild because it's all in the studio and just cuts from different shots of each instrument being played.   I do enjoy this because I feel like there is a lot going on here and it's such a big sound that to be able to visualize it is to treat it almost like a guide.  At one point, the drums really kick in and the video cuts to the drummer as if to say "Put your focus on this sound now" and that just affects the way you hear it.

While I do feel like a music video could feel like a short film with this song, I understand that it might not be the case for the same reason why this song wouldn't likely be on the radio.  This song is for a specific type of music listener and that is not casual listening.  Listeners need to be able to put in the time to truly appreciate this song and video, but if you're willing it will be more than worth it.

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