After two demos (‘Demo Sessions 2009’ and ‘The Year Of Fate’ – 2010), the Zurich based metal band Broken Fate decided that an independent EP would be the best move in their career. They recorded 6 tracks with a high class sound and production and with this final result, they hope that they are able to get signed to a record label that is capable to lift the band to a higher level. Well, referring to the songs on this ‘Rising To The Dream’ release, I must admit that the quality of the material, and the overall approach of Broken Fate should lead into the intended purpose.  The songs have varied and above the average arrangements, the vocals of Tobias John Bänteli melt together with the musical aggression and the members of Broken Fate seem to dig material of Testament, Kreator, Metallica and even Pantera.


The EP opens with an 1:30 minute intro that leads in the perfect headbanger ‘Your Night’. The pace is great, the guitars demand their spot and the vocals are harsh and violent. The quartet of Broken Fate like a heavy approach and Roman Leeser (Lead Guitars) and rhythm section Messandro De Cicco (drums) and Dario Stutz (Bass)  melt their sonic attacks to the extreme. Although the music is grabbing you by the throat, there is only a little side note: the lyrics are really poor and simple. For example an excerpt from the track ‘Fate’: “From face to face, from soul to soul, our music is out of control”. Songs like ‘The Way In Your Eyes’ and the heavy monster ‘Eternal Memories’ have a lot of Thrash Metal influences with an important spot for the riffing and axe attacks. Variation is also present with the track ‘Fate’ that aims for an emotional approach. The last track on this EP is the instrumental track ‘Frozen’ that once again, delivers a welcome change in the tracklist.


Broken Fate is a band with a great point of view. Their music is quirky and has a special approach, but the four members of Broken Fate should get the possibility to prove that they are ready for a debut album, promoted by a record label. Their decision to get their music to the audience can be described as a successful move, but this band has more to offer and need to get the attention from metalheads all around the world.  


My rating:  83 / 100



95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & Classic Ones… a direct purchase is advisable !

Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan

Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it

Between 70 and 79: Decent but best previewing

Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate

Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard

50- : Rubbish