Neoclassical tech death unit First Fragment have released a music video for their new track “Émergence”, view it above courtesy of Heavy Blog Is Heavy. Guitarist/vocalist Phil Tougas comments:
“This track is extremely old [2008-2009]. Almost all of the songs on the album are either entirely written by myself or [guitarist] Gabriel Brault-Pilon, but this one was written as a full collaborative effort, hence the ridiculous amount of counterpoint in both guitar parts and basslines. It is not as neoclassically-influenced in the progressions and phrasing as the other tracks since the melodies present here channel a different atmosphere, but it is just as varied and relentless, and it is probably the most diverse track on the album when it comes to the vocals. Our signature high-pitched riffing style that we’ve had since 2007 is present throughout the whole song but we’ve added a lot of twists and turns that you wouldn’t find in any other of our songs.”
The song appears on the band’s forthcoming studio album Dasein, which arrives May 20th via Unique Leader. Pre-orders are now live and can be picked up at this location.