Once in awhile, the sheer power of a musical project blows you away.
It’s become somewhat of a rare occurrence given today’s mainstream music scene, but if you dig deep enough you’ll find something that rewards your determination.
With that, we’d like to introduce you to Les Friction. Pronounced “less friction.”
Spawned out of the demise of E.S. Posthumus, this looks like it’s going to be a pretty special project.
Don’t think you know E.S. Posthumus? Try this on for size:
Not an NFL fan? What about Cold Case, do you watch that?
The point is, E.S. Posthumus made some powerful, ear-rattling orchestral music before one half of the project, Franz Vonlichten, passed away in 2010.
Not content to drift away from making thunderously exciting music, Franz’s brother Helmut Vonlichten formed a new project, Les Friction, releasing the song Torture this week.
It’s a must-hear for fans of Queen, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Globus, or even Muse (given Matt Bellamy’s penchant for Freddie Mercury-styled dramatics).
Without further ado, listen to this brand spanking new track Torture, and the big, big vocals: