Augury Fragmentary Evidence

Augury Fragmentary Evidence
It would be an understatement to say that Fragmentary Evidence has been a highly anticipated album. The release from Montreal, QC progressive death metal masters Augury comes five years after their 2004 debut, Concealed, which catapulted the band to leadership status in the Canadian underground. Like their debut, Fragmentary Evidence contains technical guitar work, a variety of structures and time signatures, as well as chugging guitar riffs that effortlessly switch to melodious leads. But it's definitely not Concealed part two; Augury have developed and streamlined their sound but kept the progressive style that made the band unique in the underground death metal scene. Opener "Aetheral" features guest vocals by Sven de Caluwé (Aborted, System Divide) and is a noteworthy tune, featuring viciously deep guttural growls, while "Orphans of Living" displays fast guitar work and incredible solos. Fragmentary Evidence is an epic technical death metal release and absolutely worth the wait. (Goodfellow)