Fractals. An interesting subject. Something that can be divided into ever smaller shapes of the same. And fractals in a Progressive Rock piece are still more interesting. Does this mean we can sub-divide the music into same pieces as well? Probably not. But this is the title that Frozen Sand saddles us with in their newest full length Fractals: A Shadow out of Lights. The title and album are actually part of a storyline the band is developing called Fractals of Frozen Lifetimes. So, [author rolls eyes] here we go again with yet another theme laden record. Now, truth be told, many theme-based records do indeed deliver quality tunes to follow it up. So, the question is:
How will Fractals fare over all?
I admit: In the beginning I was not convinced about this offering of the Italian band Frozen Sand. Somehow the stubbornly lengthy acoustic intro does not connect to the rest of the piece and vice versa. So, I entered the fray with mixed feelings and a foregone conclusion of what I will (might) find. [...]