|Review: Infinitas - Infernum|
Year released: 2020
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: October 1, 2020
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Rated 3/5 (60%) (5 Votes)
Infernum is the second album from Switzerland's Infinitas, a band not afraid to bring wide-ranging elements into their heavy metal brew. It's an ambitious undertaking with lots of heavy, fantasy/mystical topics woven throughout the lyrics, as titles like "Lilith" and "Tiamat" suggest. Musically, Infinitas play a lot of folky metal, which is understandable from a band with a full-time violinist, and they employ vocals ranging from operatic to clean to gritty to raspy. The metal runs deep on cuts like "Afanc" with harsh riffs and harsher singing, then you have a spoken intro and violin melody on "Utukki," which sounds a little like early Nightwish. The operatic singing on "Lilith" is ok but doesn't truly gel with the music. The whole album sounds rough and unpolished, not that you don't expect that from music that skirts black metal a bit, but I want music like this to sweep me up where Infernum sort of verbally abuses me and leaves. Clearly, this album didn't strike a chord with me but perhaps others will appreciate the blending of Arkona, Coronatus and Huntress more than I.
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