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Review: Inferit - Diverge in the Absence of Light
Diverge in the Absence of Light

Label: Wolfmond Production
Year released: 2020
Duration: 47:03
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: May 5, 2020
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Diverge in the Absence of Light

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German horde of darkness Inferit have been around since 2015, formed by a number of experienced musicians in the Black Metal scene. It's no surprise, then, that their debut Diverge in the Absence of Light is a well-crafted package of raw, caveman-like Black Metal that takes influence from the Scandanavian sound and mixes it with the occasional flourish of unorthodox and almost progressive elements. What this leaves us with is an album that's an even mix of more straightforward songs like the Venom-esque "Ritual Death" to the more nuanced and avant-garde tracks like the excellent "Prolonging Life Drugs", the latter of which is a layered, crawling epic that presents a fresh and exciting example of what Black Metal can really do. Vocalist Orpheus as O. (no, that's his actual band name) is also a real highlight of the album, as he has a commanding, almost blustering delivery that sometimes delves into a theatrical baritone that really gives a unique twist to the rest of the album. It's always good to hear bands trying to push for their own sound, and with their debut Inferit have taken a big step in accomplishing that goal and maybe even producing a masterwork with it later down the line. A band to watch.

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