Monday, January 11, 2016

FIFTH TO INFINITY – Omnipotent Transdimensional Soulfire

Coming out of Sweden, drummer Martin Lopez’s (ex-Opeth, ex-Amon Amarth, ex-Eternal, ex-Vinterkrig) new band is a melodic black metal band that might connect with the recent success of Tribulation’s The Children of the Night in its blend of extreme music and rock grooves. With Fifth tho Infinity we have a Death metal edge and breakdown riffs that could help but makes us headbang to the music.

With Nader Jonas Reslan (ex-Vinterkrig) on guitars and vocals doing a job that will put him at the forefront of this new genre that is rapidly growing in the metal scene, his voice is aggressive and yet melodic with a distant hardcore sonority in the end of his breath. The trio is completed with David Lindh on bass.

Defined by their label as a Blackened Dark metal band and destined to fans of Secrets of the Moon, Triptykon, and Anathema, I would be more enclined to state Katatonia, the aforementioned Tribulation, Daylight Dies, and even My Dying Bride as more accurate references.

The embed song at the end of this post, The Fall of Seven is a perfect example of the power of this album. It is dipping a lot into Dark metal and yes it is more heavier than recent Katatonia but more satisfying in a metal sense than the last two Opeth albums. But those are my two cents about this topic. By the way, if you are reading those lines you want to know my two cents about these topics so I’m not a huge fan of the Opeth turn on progressive music and the complete abandon of Death metal in their music. Only if Mikael Akerfedt founded another band I would have understand but what is the link between Orchid and Heritage? But I digress.

Getting back to Fifth to Infinity’s debut album Omnipotent Transdimensional Soulfire, a potential classic and so far this album will be ranked the highest for 2016 on LMdM.


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