tempobet yeni adresi

EN NL
like this cd review

10/12/2016 : INFINITE SPECTRUM - Haunter of the Dark

INFINITE SPECTRUM

Haunter of the Dark

MusicCD
ProgProg Rockprogressive metal

[90/100]   

Sensory Records
10/12/2016, Wim GUILLEMYN

EN

Infinite Spectrum is a progressive metal band from NYC with a theatrical influence. Musical examples are Dream Theater, Symphony X, Yes or Rush. Haunter of the Dark is based on a short story by H. P. Lovecraft. There are already countless songs or albums based on his texts like Dream Theater (Systematic Chaos), Metallica (The Call of Ktulu), Iced Earth or 349. So nothing new, but apparently the work of this author is very inspiring.

Infinite Spectrum surprised me because of its variety, the beautifully constructed concept album and its versatility. The songs have a time range from four to eighteen minutes. The clean vocals have a high quality. The guitar work is excellent, and the drums pushes the songs to different sides. Atmospheric synths and keys support the tracks.

The album opens with a Prologue and concludes with an Epilogue. Both are short cinematic pieces.

Federal Hill is a beautiful song and contains many elements: folk, catchy vocals, orchestrations and some delicate rhythms, just as inThe Stranger Things I've Learned that has become a sensitive ballad. The spirit of Ayreon is never far away.

There are also some darker and heavier tracks such as: The Calling, Haunter of the Dark or Fear with some intense drums. The Church and 2:12 AM are two tracks of ten minutes and more, they go in different directions just as a long prog song has to. I didn't notice any weak track on here, and the production is also a winner.

Infinite Spectrum presents an album that shows how a good prog rock album should sound like : diverse, entertaining and surprising at times. For fans of Dream Theater, Transatlantic and The Flower Kings.

Wim GUILLEMYN
10/12/2016


NL

Infinite Spectrum is een progressieve metal band uit NYC dat een zekere theatrale invloed uitstraalt. Hun muzikale voorbeelden zijn Dream Theater, Symphony X, Yes en Rush. Haunter of the Dark is gebaseerd op een kort verhaal van H.P. Lovecraft. Er zijn al talloze songs of albums gemaakt op basis van teksten van deze auteur. Ik denk aan Dream Theater (Systematic Chaos), Metallica (The Call of Ktulu), Iced Earth of 1349. Op zich dus niets nieuws, blijkbaar werkt het oeuvre van deze auteur heel inspirerend.

Infinite spectrum verrast mij vanwege hun variatie, hun mooi opgebouwde conceptalbum en hun veelzijdigheid. De songs variëren van vier tot achttien minuten. De cleane vocals zijn van hoog niveau. Het gitaarwerk is uitmuntend, alsook de drums die de songs verschillende kanten opstuwt. Sfeervolle synths en keys ondersteunen de tracks.

Het album opent met een Prologue en sluit af met een Epilogue. Beiden zijn korte cinematografische stukken, en is vooral sfeerscheppend.

Federal Hill bevat allerlei elementen: folk, catchy zang, orchestraties en fijne ritmes. De geest van Ayreon is niet ver weg. Ook in The Stranger Things i’ve Learned dat een gevoelige ballade is geworden. Er zitten ook enkele donkerder en zwaardere songs tussen zoals: The Calling, Haunter of the Dark en Fear met heftig drumwerk.
The Church en 2:12 AM zijn twee tracks van tien minuten en meer. Zwakke composities staan er niet op en de productie is tevens dik in orde.

Een progrockalbum zoals goede progrock dient te klinken: afwisselend, onderhoudend en bij momenten verrassend. Voor de liefhebbers van Dream Theater, Transatlantic en The Flower Kings.

Wim GUILLEMYN
10/12/2016


Music reviews

27
09
JOSH WERNER
Mode For Titan
26
09
TRUE ZEBRA
Idiorhythmic
25
09
KMFDM
In Dub
03
09
SHERAPHIM SYSTEM
Phoenix
02
09
CAWATANA
In The Silver Light (7')
01
09
MIKE SOPKO, BILL LASWELL, TYSHAWN SOREY
On Common Ground

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

26
09
A CERTAIN RATIO are back with a new album, ACR Loco!
25
09
Today, exactly 33 years ago The Klinik released 'Plague'!
22
09
Today it’s been exactly 28 years since Nine Inch Nails released Broken (EP)
08
09
SUICIDE COMMANDO release a complete 'Dein herz, meine gier' lyric video for the release of the limited club single CD 'Dein herz, meine gier / Bunkerb!tc!
04
09
39 years ago, Soft Cell's version of ‘Tainted Love’ reached the number one position in the British hit parade!
28
08
43 years ago Iggy Pop released Lust for Life (29th August 1977)

Concert reviews

24
09
RED ZEBRA
29 augustus 2020 - Zarlarswing
31
12
EUFORIC EXISTENCE, ZYNIK 14, WULF7, DELERITAS, CAUSENATION
EBM is still alive (part 1) - Club 52, Eernegem
25
11
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH !! + AMBASSADOR 21 + SUICIDE COMMANDO
MAGASIN 4, NOV 8TH 2019, BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

26
09
THIS ETERNAL DECAY
In The Early Days We Spent More Time Drinking And Partying Rather Than Playing
19
09
MORTAR DEVOTIONS
Dystopia Is Just Around The Corner And Orwell Warned Us Already In 1948
16
09
MAT OSMAN (SUEDE)
'I’m always writing short stories...'
15
09
ERASURE
'Music certainly gives us hope' - Erasure talk about their new album 'The Neon'
14
09
WATA (BORIS)
'I will always feel like a rookie...'

PHOTOS

25
09
PETER HEPPNER
Strandkorb Open Air Mönchengladbach
20
09
STAR-INDUSTRY
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
DEER DEAR
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
LARVA
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
LIZARD SMILE
Liège New Wave Festival
20
09
DELERITAS
Liège New Wave Festival
20
08
JUSTIN SULLIVAN & GASTONE
Kreisverwaltung Groß-Gerau

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

28
09
SUFFOCATING MINDS
Slow Down
27
09
A CERTAIN RATIO
Always In Love
26
09
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY
Virus
25
09
HYPERMOND.
Paranoia
25
09
PSY'AVIAH
Aftermath
24
09
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO
Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence
23
09
ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF
The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra