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      Fractal Universe 'Rhizomes Live' Album Review By Al Brzostowski

      Fractal Universe

      Rhizomes Live

      Metal Blade Records

      Available Now

      Album Review By Al Brzostowski, Contributing Writer

      Boston Rock Radio


      Fractal Universe is progressive death metal with genre wall destruction at its finest.  Now, with that being said, their live reincarnation of last year’s Rhizomes of Insanity doesn’t change a thing. Rhizomes Live kills it, as a live album. Normally, I am not a fan of live albums, but this has to be one of the cleanest I’ve heard in a long time. Let’s dissect this a bit.

      Recording live shows are tricky to say the least. The Fractal Universe sound engineers did an excellent job of paying respect to the fans with the intro. Thereafter, it was all about the music. It was a mirror image song to song with “Rhizomes of Insanity,” with the exception of the last track, which came off their 2016 EP Boundaries of Reality, “Tears of Misanthropy." The songs transition so well, you are transported to Le Gueulard in Nilvange, France, on April 19th, 2019, when Rhizomes Live was recorded during their album release show.

      Vince Wilquin did a great job of minimizing the storytelling between songs on the recording, which allows the songs to melt into each other cleanly. I love when you can sit back and immerse yourself in an album like this, and this was my first time listening to Fractal Universe.

      Overall, this live album is beautifully done. Anyone that loves progressive death metal…check them out. They recategorized the genres for sure.

      See below for all upcoming tour dates!


      Jan. 31 – Esch/Alzette (Luxembourg) – Kulturfabrik


      w/ Obscura, God Dethroned, Thulcandra

      Feb. 14 – Metz (France) – Haunting the Chapel

      Feb. 15 – Zug (Switzerland) – Galvanik

      Feb. 16 – Bologna (Italy) – Locomotiv

      Feb. 17 – Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Orto Bar

      Feb. 18 – Graz (Austria) – Explosiv

      Feb. 19 – Tuzla (Bosnia-Herzegovina) – Palma

      Feb. 20 – Sofia (Bulgaria) – Mixtape5

      Feb. 21 – Bucharest (Romania) – Quantic Club

      Feb. 22 – Belgrade (Serbia) – Dom Omladine

      Feb. 23 – Budapest (Hungary) – Dürer-Kert

      Feb. 24 – Bratislava (Slovakia) – Randal

      Feb. 25 – Prague (Czech Rep.) – Futurum

      Feb. 26 – Krakow (Poland) – Kwadrat

      Feb. 27 – Warsaw (Poland) – Proxima

      Feb. 28 – Riga (Latvia) – Melna Piektdiena

      Feb. 29 – Tallinn (Estonia) – Tapper Club

      Mar. 1 – Helsinki (Finland) – Tavastia

      Mar. 3 – Stockholm (Sweden) – Klubben

      Mar. 4 – Oslo (Norway) – John Dee

      Mar. 5 – Aarhus (Denmark) – Voxhall

      Mar. 6 – Essen (Germany) – Turock

      Mar. 7 – Landshut (Germany) – Rocket Club


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