INFESTUS eclipse 2014’s outstanding The Reflecting Void with new album Thrypsis, which takes their multi-faceted Dark Metal to another level entirely.
While still distinctly Black Metal in outlook, with each album INFESTUS pass through another obscure void of estrangement towards a clearly identifiable realm of tangible pain. Thrypsis removes another layer of murk, exposing the metallic core with frightening clarity.
Murderous aggression and grand neo-gothicism, geometric structures of super-tight thrash/death-informed riffing and a stunning symbiosis between volleys of unrelenting drums and unhinged vocals give way to rich tapestries of flowing leads, atmospheric singing, stately piano and evocative acoustic ambiance – all blessed with crystalline production so every note hits true.
Dramatic, dynamic and dangerous, this is a game-changing record, massive in scope and execution.