Review by Rick Eaglestone for MPM
Moldovan modern metal masters Infected Rain return with their sixth studio album Time.
Blistering opener Because I Let You weaves a web of foreboding atmospherics with sprinkles of 00’s Nu Metal with vocalists mix of menace and melody which is then followed up by dominant basslines and electronic elements for Dying Light
Never to Return incorporates traditional instrumental elements that when partnered with a heavier tone provides a melancholic intensity that is woefully hypnotic which is followed by the empowering outpouring Lighthouse.
For me personally The Answer Is You really captures the essence of this album, there a so many elements put together and executed with a technical brilliance that it is hard not to acknowledge as Time’s highlight track with Djent driven Vivarium providing an ominous overtone.
Pandemonium by name and not in nature – treading the balance of speed and malice with splashes of synths with haunting sharp vocals and a technical proficiency that is frankly overspilling on this release.
The duo of Enmity and Unpredictable do little to dissuade me from the pull and opinion of Time its constant turning cog of twist, turns and clear influential outpourings and as the album moves into almost ballad like in places it still maintains the heartbeat the has stayed faithful throughout.
The Band Comment:
“TIME is not just an album, it’s a journey, a testament to our evolution as INFECTED RAIN.
Time isn’t just a measure; it’s an ever-flowing river, a constant reminder of our fleeting moments and enduring legacies.
This subject resonates deeply throughout the record, offering to you a chance to reflect on the past, embrace the present, and dream of the future.
With TIME, we invite you to experience the phenomena of time with us, in all its haunting beauty and raw power.”
Penultimate offering Paura unveils another dynamic before finally leaving the listener with a sense of serenity and calm with its instrumental closer A Second or A Thousand Years
A staggering and savage display of diversity
A Sign Of Things To Come” Track listing.
- Because I Let You
- Dying Light
- Never To Return
- The Answer Is You
- Game Of Blame
- A Second Or A Thousand Years
Lena Scissorhands – Vocals
Vidick – Guitar
Alice Lane – Bass
Eugeniu Voluta – Drums