INFRA "Initiation On The Ordeals Of Lower Vibrations" [7" EP]
2015 - Black/Death/Doom from Portugal
Nuclear War Now! proudly unleashes this 7" EP, "Initiation on the Ordeals of Lower Vibrations," the first studio recording from Infra - natives of Portugal and one of the label's most recent signings. Though its members are veterans of various previous musical endeavors on their native soil, their individual talents have only recently combined and surfaced collectively as Infra and are thus showcased for the first time on this release. At its onset, with ominously tolling bells, "Initiation on the Ordeals of Lower Vibrations" beckons the listener to enter its halls of impurity and worship the bleak soundscape of death metal that ensues. As uneasy as one may be to accept this invitation, the urge is not likely to be quelled and is soon rewarded in kind. With its combination of adept tempo changes and prominent low-end growl, this recording masterfully weaves a tapestry that repeatedly and mercilessly tiptoes back and forth across the fine boundary between disorientation and satiation, confusion and bliss. After only two tracks comprising just over twelve minutes of music, the listener is likely to find oneself straddling this very boundary, eagerly awaiting whatever is to come next.