Reflections (band)

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Reflections Live at the Skyway Theater 2014.jpg
Background information
Origin Twin Cities, United States
Genres Progressive metal, experimental metal, metalcore, djent[1]
Years active 2010–present
Labels eOne, Good Fight
Website Reflections on Facebook
Members Jake "Wolf" Foster
Patrick Somoulay
Charles Caswell
Francis Xayana
Nick Lona
Past members Cam Murray
Boris "Bo" Blood

Reflections (often stylized as REFLƎCTIONS) is an American metal band based out of Twin Cities, Minnesota. The band was founded in November, 2010. The band is composed of Jake "Wolf" Foster (lead vocals), Patrick Somoulay (lead guitar), Charles Caswell (rhythm guitar, second lead guitar, backing vocals), Francis Xayana (bass), and Nick Lona (drums).

They released their debut album, The Fantasy Effect on April 28, 2012. Soon after releasing The Fantasy Effect, Reflections were signed to record labels eOne and Good Fight.[2][3] Reflections' second album and record label debut, titled Exi(s)t, was released October 22, 2013.[4][5] The first single from Exi(s)t, titled "My Cancer," was released for download through iTunes and all other digital retailers on September 10, 2013.[6] Reflections simultaneously released a lyric video for the single through their YouTube channel.[7] Exi(s)t debuted at #179 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 1,972 copies within the first week of being released.[8][9]

Somoulay and Caswell play with seven-string guitars tuned to Drop F tuning (F–C–F–A–D–G–C)[10] and Xayana plays a five-string bass guitar tuned to a custom tuning (C-F-C-F-A).

Band members[edit]

  • Cam Murray – drums (2012–2014)
  • Boris "Bo" Blood – drums (2010–2011)

Style and musical influences[edit]

Reflections has been described as progressive metal,[11] deathcore,[12] metalcore, and djent.[13][14] Their influences include bands such as The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, After the Burial, Born of Osiris, Your Memorial, Pantera, and Veil of Maya.[15]


Year Album details Peak chart positions
Hard Rock
US Heat
2012 The Fantasy Effect
  • Released: April 28, 2012
  • Label: Self-released
2013 Exi(s)t 179 35 12 130 6
  • "Advance Upon Me Brethren" (2011)
  • "My Cancer" (2013)


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