Friday, February 14, 2014

Inferi Is Still a Band; Hear Their The Path of Apotheosis [Fresh Tracks]

Posted By on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Remember that series of posts from last year in which the Cream attempted to list the best local rock songs of ever? Remember all 19 of those posts? Of course you do. So you'll recall part 11, wherein I made an attempt to list the five best Nashville metal songs ever (sorta). The first song listed is “Sentenced to Eternal Life” by Inferi, and I wrote this about it:

The album cover is horrible and the production kinda irks me, but holy fuck this song shreds. It sits in that sweet spot between tech-y and melodic death metal. I think I only saw these guys twice, and the lineup was different each time. Metal-Archives says the band is still active, but I remember them putting this album out for free when they were calling it quits. It’s called The End of an Era, and it’s got several other rippers on it.

Now, I probably could have tracked down someone who played in the band and sent them an email or something along the lines of, “Hey, are you guys still playing?” But I didn't. Turns out, not only are they still active (or maybe they're reanimated — if only there was a way to find out*), but they just released a new album, The Path of Apotheosis. posted about it, which is how I learned about it.

So far I've only given it one listen, and there's a lot to unpack. First impression, though? It totally rips. Definitely still on the super-techy end of death metal, but just enough melody to keep it from going too far down the rabbit hole. The End of an Era had catchier moments, but this one feels more fleshed out. Again, this is only after one listen. And the production is waaaaaay better this time. The album cover is pretty badass, too. Stream The Path of Apotheosis below, or buy it for 10 bucks via Bandcamp.

Update: Inferi has confirmed via their Facebook page that they were on hiatus for two-and-a-half to three years.

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