MIDNIGHT FRACTURE - The Silence - Reviewed By powermetal! Wednesday September 13 2023, 2:49 PM
MIDNIGHT FRACTURE - The Silence - Reviewed By powermetal!

MIDNIGHT FRACTURE - The Silence - Reviewed By powermetal ! Check it out here at this link: https://www.powermetal.de/review/review-Midnight_Fracture/The_Silence,40637.html

Last year, five musicians from Alabama came together under the banner MIDNIGHT FRACTURE to capture their vision of modern metalcore on tape. The whole thing was originally supposed to be a solo project by singer Leon Craft, but guitarist Brandon Rodgers, bassist Joseph Carter, drummer Dallas Todd and Kevin Joslin (guitar) soon joined in and quickly turned the project into a full band line-up with bigger ambitions. “The Silence” represents the first sign of life for the combo and presents a total of four tracks that leave a very changeable picture.

Why changeable you ask? Well, first of all we have to mention the opener 'Break Me', which to my ears comes out of the speakers in a strangely bloodless way. Is it because the production lacks any pressure and comes across as rather tame? Or is it more the fact that the Americans dutifully check off all the metalcore trademarks without really sounding like they're passionate about their music? I can't really put my finger on it, but the feeling of boredom clearly outweighs the opener. It's good that 'I'm Fine' sounds more promising afterwards. Yes, here too the production is still not completely convincing and, for my ears, puts too much emphasis on the singing,

Only 'Find Myself Again' climbs similar heights, which adds a few fresh aspects to the metalcore brew with its synthesizers and a very powerful nu-metal side and rocks quite entertainingly overall. On the other hand, 'The Silence (Should I Be Saved)' completely loses the thread again and falls into similar patterns as the opening number, although here at least fronter Leon's screams still convey something similar to pressure, while the suboptimal production due to the lack of ingenious ideas from the band Instrumental fraction becomes more important again.

In the end, I don't want to judge "The Silence" too harshly, because after all, we're dealing with the first sign of life from a completely new band. As plus points, I also note the existing potential, which shines through crystal clear, especially in 'I'm Fine', but I also have to write the band a significant improvement in the auditory preparation and the variety in the songwriting in the homework notebook. Accordingly, in the end there are only six points for a solid but not completely convincing debut. powermetal

Release Date: July 21st

FFO: Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, Sevendust

Location: Mobile, AL

Short Bio: Midnight Fracture formed in August of 2022 originally as the solo project of vocalist Leon Craft. Eventually after hearing some of the music Craft was working on. Guitarist Brandon Rodgers, and bassist Joseph Carter expressed interest in joining the project to create a full fledged band. Soon after drummer Dallas Todd joined the fold along with guitarist Kevin Joslin to complete the line up.

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