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Fantomas
Self-titled

by Samuel Barker
January 3, 2000


File Under: chaotic, metal, instrumental
rating: C+
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  • Fantomas
  • If you're searching for the instrumental metal album you've always wanted, you've found the place when you pick up this album by Fantomas. This album is a collective effort by some pretty great musicians. Mike Patton (Faith No More), Buzz Osborne (Melvins), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle), and Dave Lombardo (Slayer) are the responsible parties for this barrage of noise. A great collection of musical talents, and deranged ideas makes Fantomas a very appealing piece of music.

    Mike Patton was quoted as saying this album was setup like a soundtrack to a comic book. Fast, hard-hitting, and constantly changing. This album allows you to imagine a story in your head. At one moment you will hear a soft ballad-ish sound, then a sudden hard hitting, maniacal rage. You can almost hear a battle in the background while this record plays. The aggressive nature of some of the later tracks gives you the feel of a showdown. It's suddenly very tense, then explodes into a quick, hard hitting riff, back into a tense melody, back into the hard, excited pace of some of this bands melodies, into a light, victorious sound.

    I highly recommend this album to anyone with an experimental bone in their body. It will have you on the edge of your seat at moments waiting for the climax to hit it's peak, then it will softly lull you into a relaxed state only to make your addrenaline rush moments later. A solid piece of experimentation like this is a good shot of chaos into the music world.

    Samuel Barker is Senior Editor. Contact him at suma@rockzone.com.


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