Fantômas

Info about Fantômas
Country United States
Added By Mike
14 years ago
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1998 Rock
2001 Metal
2004-2005 Rock
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http://www.myspace.com/fantomasband
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7.7 x4
Experimental Technical Prog Rock in Opposition/Metal
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8 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, four users rate it lower. 6 users think it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and one user thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 76 studio tracks by Fantômas.
Track durations range from 06s to 1h 14m 17s, averaging at 2m 37s with a standard deviation of 8m 23s.
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Comment by Mike 11 years ago
FantômasListen - The Director's Cut 2001
8.5
Experimental Prog Metal
An album which consists entirely of covers of famous horror movie themes ... I really like it. The absolutely free-style experimentation of the debut shines through here and there, but generally they stay close to the structure/form of the original composition. The brilliance and weirdness lies in how they add the unique style of their debut to these compositions.
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Review by Mike 14 years ago <Permalink>
FantômasListen - Suspended Animation 2005
7.8
Experimental Technical Prog Metal
Very nicely done. I give their debut album five stars, because it is really unique and wasn't done before, they really "added to the substance of the universe". This record is a combination of all their previous records, and also quite unique.

You get lots of samples, incoherent riffs, vocal acrobatics and occasional blastbeats ... it's not really prog in a Yes sense, but in a King Crimson meets Slayer meets Mr. Bungle sense. If you're new to Fantomas, I recommend you begin with Director's Cut and then continue with this record or their debut.
Review by Mike 14 years ago <Permalink>
FantômasListen - Fantômas 1998
9.4
Avant-Garde Experimental Prog Metal
This is so unique and beyond any reference or tradition, and at the same time performed with such precision and stellar musicianship, that I cannot give this gem any less rating than masterpiece. I still cannot understand how such an album can exist at all, it's unreal. It's such a daunting task to create this weird concept and then to pull it through.

It's not really prog as in Symphonic Progressive Rock epics, rather the very opposite. There are hardly any tracks longer than 2:30, and no mellotron whatsoever, or any keyboards apart from strangely modified hammond samples. But I think that the whole album is an epic of sorts - it surely has recurring phrases, just not in a musical sense.

It surely is the first album I've ever heard to feature vocals throughout, but no lyrics - just vocal acrobatics of the kind that only Mike Patton dares to base albums upon. Add to that the Slayer drums mayhem by Dave Lombardo, and King Buzzo (Melvins), who manages to mogrify his puristic Les Paul & Amp to a similar extent that Patton does voicewise.

If you want to hear something COMPLETELY different, try this!
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Fantômas 1998
 #1

7.8 x5
Experimental Prog Rock in Opposition/Metal
Suspended Animation 2005
 #2

7.1 x10
Experimental Technical Prog Rock/Metal
Delirium Cordia 2004
 #3

6.5 x7
Minimalistic Prog-Related Post Rock in Opposition/Metal
The Director's Cut 2001
 #4

8.6 x2
Experimental Prog Metal/Rock in Opposition
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Experimental Prog Metal
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Experimental Prog Metal
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9.4
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