Before recently I never had heard about the place Wangen Bei Olten, but that was before I got familiar with the band Dreams In Fragments. That band is from Wangen Bei Olten, and the municipality has 4 804 inhabitants (2010) and an area of 7 km². On These Square kilometers the musicians in Dreams Of Fragments make their special brand of female fronted melodic dark metal. The vocalist Seraina Schoepfer is in front of the band. The band has found their own style of dark/gothic metal with strong guitar riff and a heavier atmosphere against the symphonic strains. The music have already been compared to popular formations like Nightwish or Delain. The track Nightchild,
The band released their debut album Reflections Of A Nightmare late in June. The album last 44 minutes and as mentioned there are a fair amount of hard guitar riffs and gorgeous orchestrations. Seraina Schoepfer’s completely natural, pleasantly unadulterated used voice, often subtly operetta-like and yet light as a feather, co-acts in well balanced manner with guitarist Christian Greissmann’s beastly growl. The rhytm sections consists of Jan Thomas on bass and Franc Fritschi on drums. Dreams In Fragments was established two years ago.