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FRAGMENTARY EVIDENCE

Augury

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal


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4.00 | 14 ratings | 2 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2009

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Aetheral (4:18)
2. Simian Cattle (5:38)
3. Orphans of Living (5:10)
4. Jupiter to Ignite (8:24)
5. Sovereigns Unknown (5:13)
6. Skyless (6:30)
7. Faith Puppeteers (4:07)
8. Brimstone Landscapes (4:30)
9. Oversee the Rebirth (11:12)

Total Time 55:02

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Line-up / Musicians

- Patrick Loisel / vocals, guitar
- Mathieu Marcotte / guitar
- Dominic "Forest" Lapointe / bass
- Antoine Baril / drums

Vocal guest appearences by:
- Sven de Caluwé (ABORTED, SYSTEM DIVIDE)
- Syriak and Leilindel (UNEXPECT)
- Youri Raymond (CRYPTOPSY, UNHUMAN)
- Sébastien Croteau (NECROTIC MUTATION)
- Filip Ivanovic (AGONY)
- Eric Fiset (OBSCENE CRISIS, NERVOUS IMPULSE).

Releases information

Released on the 17th of July 2009 in Europe and internationally on the 11th of August 2009.
Produced by Hugues Deslauriers, Yannick St-Amand and AUGURY.
Mixed by Jean-Francois Dagenais .
Mastered by James Murphy .
Artwork and layout by Sven de Caluwé.

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AUGURY Fragmentary Evidence ratings distribution


4.00
(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
29%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(43%)
43%
Good, but non-essential (29%)
29%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Review by UMUR
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars "Fragmentary Evidence" is the 2nd full-length studio album by Canadian technical/progressive death metal act Augury. While the band´s debut full-length studio album "Concealed (2004)" was released on the indepentent, Montreal based Galy Records, this time around Augury have signed with Nuclear Blast Records, which should give "Fragmentary Evidence" a much better exposure than the more obscure debut album. "Fragmentary Evidence" was released in Europe in July 2009 and internationally in August 2009.

The music on the album continues the progressive and technical death metal style of the debut. Seen from a technical point of view this album is very impressive. Blasting drums, fast shredding, jazzy parts, and skillful soloing are just some of the assets of this album. The vocals vary between deep growls (predominantly) and occasional clean vocals. The clean singing reminds me a lot of the clean singning on Amorphis releases. I´ve seen other reviews mention viking metal vocals, so maybe that´s a valid comparison too. There are a bunch of guest vocalists on the album, who also contribute to make that side of the music diverse. Some of the guest vocalists are Sven de Caluwé from Aborted and Syriak and Leilindel from Unexpect. The tracks are high quality technical/progressive death metal compositions. Augury understand how to vary their music to keep it entertaining and intriguing throughout the album´s playing time.

The sound production is polished, clean and powerful. Basically perfect for this kind of music although to my ears a bit more grit wouldn´t have hurt.

I´ve given "Fragmentary Evidence" a lot of spins and while there is no doubt that this is a 3.5 - 4 star (75%) release in my book, I can´t help think that I enjoyed the debut a bit more. Maybe in the end "Fragmentary Evidence""Cosmogenesis (2009)" by Obscura, which I also think is a great high quality release, but which also suffers slightly from a lack of rawness and grit. Despite my reservations there should of course be no doubt in the minds of fans of the genre that this is an album you should have in your collection.

Review by Conor Fynes
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars 'Fragmentary Evidence' - Augury (8/10)

If there is any place one could go to in Canada for good metal, it would be Quebec. Sure, there are good bands to be found in every province of this vast nation, but Quebec seems to have the greatest tendency to churn out some of North America's greatest metal outfits, with a particular focus on death metal. Augury is a band that is coming out of a well-established scene for all things brutal and heavy, and their second album 'Fragmentary Evidence' takes heir epic take on technical death metal and brings it to a much wider audience. featuring cameos from a number of Quebec's most noteworthy metallers, 'Fragmentary Evidence' may not have the pleasing shock of 'Concealed', but their penchant for quality leaves on with this one, and with this, they plant themselves as one of North America's most promising young death metal acts.

Like 'Concealed', there is quite a bit of variety on 'Fragmentary Evidence', quite a bit more than what one may usually expect from a death metal record. The variety of riffs can leap from brutally technical death riffs, to more melodic licks, jazzy bits and a few proggy tapping sections. Not a most original innovation in progressive death metal to be sure, but Augury makes these aspects work with greater dynamic and excitement than most. On a personal note, I find myself typically amazed by the musical skills and abilities of tech death musicians, but find the music itself to be lacking. Augury is an exception to this rule, always throwing new things at the listener, right to the final track. The heavy sections here don't have the distinctiveness to keep from sounding the same, but they are far from monotonous, as the band is constantly changing up their pace, energy, and sound.

Included here are the vocal presences of singers from such bands as Cryptopsy and uneXpect, both bands that have also impressed me greatly in the past. Sadly- and especially in the case of the uneXpect vocal contribution- the appearance feels more like a gimmicky cameo than anything, jumping in for a few seconds, hinting at the sound of their origin bands, then disappearing for the rest of it. The main vocals here are a little more varied than your typical death metal dose, although they are not nearly as varied as they were on 'Concealed'. The vocals tend to lead the band into whatever specific style they are doing; there's even a song here where it sounds like vocalist Patrick Loisel is taking Augury on a pirate metal adventure through high seas. That being said, the real highlight here is what Augury can do with the lighter, mellow moments of the album; specifically the variety of different things they do with it.

'Concealed' will be a tough album for Augury to beat, but 'Fragmentary Evidence' certainly does not disappoint; we have here a very well-produced and exceptionally performed progressive death metal album, with plenty of little tricks up its sleeve to distinguish it from the legions of other bands.

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