When it comes to music, I often find myself searching for that elusive sound that scratches a particular itch. Recently, my craving for chaotic and metallic hardcore led me on a journey through countless bands and songs. However, it was Infall’s album, “Far,” that finally satisfied my musical yearning. In this review, I’ll delve into why this release stands out among the rest and why it deserves recognition.
Infall’s “Far” strikes a perfect balance between the “mathy” nature of bands like Botch and the fast, heavy, and sometimes ambient vibes of Converge. With the album mixed by Kurt Ballou at the renowned God City Studio, it’s no surprise that “Far” carries a touch of that distinct vibe. However, don’t mistake this as mere imitation. Infall presents their own unique brand of hardcore that is nothing short of exceptional.
“Far” offers a breath of fresh air within the heavy music scene, showcasing Infall’s ability to pay homage to their influences while maintaining their individuality. It’s a testament to their artistry that they avoid becoming carbon copies of their predecessors. The album’s tracks are heavy, melodic, and chaotic in all the right places, satisfying both the cravings of long-time fans of metallic and mathy hardcore bands from the early 2000s and those seeking something new.
Infall’s talent and innovation make them a force to be reckoned with in the realm of heavy music. Their album “Far” deserves recognition from a wider audience. By expertly crafting their own unique sound and capturing the essence of chaotic and metallic hardcore, Infall has delivered an album that leaves a lasting impression. It’s a must-listen for anyone seeking an exhilarating musical experience.
Infall’s “Far” is a remarkable album that successfully merges the best elements of chaotic and metallic hardcore. With their own distinct twist, the band showcases their influences while forging their own path. If you’re a fan of the early 2000s’ mathy hardcore scene or simply crave a refreshing take on heavy music, “Far” should be at the top of your playlist. Infall’s talent and the satisfying blend of heaviness and melody in this album make it a must-have for any enthusiast.
Overal Score: 9.5/10
Review by: Dan Perretta