The Path of Apotheosis (2014)
USA, The Artisan Era, Symphonic / Technical Death Metal
The neoclassical, symphonic death metal. Whoa… what a blast! Inferi are extremely sculpted, pompous figure filled with continuous technique and many neoclassical connections. It also richly incorporates black metal vibe. I like the evolution that band passes during those 64 minutes. Has alot to offer for the listener and skillfully combines some solutions such as virtuosic solos driven by extreme drumming. Also there are progressive developments as in “Onslaught Of The Covenant”. There will be no exaggeration to say this album is epic. Epic in a serious manner and without the triumph of form over substance. Instrumentally its extremely rich and can not say a bad word about lyrical layer too. “There is method in this madness” – this slogan could guide the Americans in the making of their third work. Gentlemen with the sense worthy of the composer joined many components in one unit. They shock with quality and complexity of their work.
Inferi has highly melodic foundation. Sometimes it can remind you later Dimmu Borgir mixed with Fleshgod Apocalypse but this is not it. Here and there they can remind a little bit of Anorexia Nervosa but it’s still not the direction. Americans stand in the middle and reconcile all the best in many interesting genres to create their own “Path…”. They laid a very technical guitar artistry at the energetic melodies, perfectly. This bears the marks of neoclassical manifestation with skills and education in the direction of true music writing. Album is painted with colorful – not overdone – orchestrations. Vocals are well paired with the music but sometimes get lost in the background. They’re not the most important but the diversity and density is very enjoyable. “Swine” vocals meets black metal smartness and create a poisonous killer-combo. This is certainly one of the richest cd’s I’ve heard recently. It is pampered and well-tuned. Very consistent but extremely complex. Sometimes duplicates some musical patents but I don’t care. Creative destruction at the highest level. I recommend!