Release date: 25 April 2014
Style: Black metal

Rating:

8.1 | 63 votes

Owners:

28 have it
11 want it


01. A Dying Dream
02. Spiegel Der Seele
03. Constant Soul Corrosion
04. Cortical Spreading Darkness
05. Fractal Rise Of The Fall
06. Inner Reflexion
07. Devouring Darkness
08. Origin


Line-up
Andreas "Moloc" von der Heidt - all instruments, vocals

Found in 21 lists
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Chobo_jokeR 2014: From Professor JokeR's Perspective  | #6
Zaphod 2014: AM I NOT ENTERTAINED?!  | #30
Korah 2014 in the Abyss with Lady Bird and Korah  | #17
Neachy 2014  | #2
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Mr. Doctor - 03.03.2014 at 21:34  
  Colour me interested!
Diverge - 04.03.2014 at 04:45  
  Interesting that one song is titled Hyperion Under Glass, especially since Dirge is on the same label.
!J.O.O.E.! - 29.03.2014 at 11:47  
Rating: 9 Think it's safe to say that this is going to be a bit good.

Troy Killjoy - 29.03.2014 at 17:41  
  A little slow to start but that ended really well.
mz - 15.04.2014 at 19:22  
Rating: 9 New track streaming here .
Pazdzioch - 15.04.2014 at 19:27  
  ^ Yeah, I'm still waiting until BT accept my news...
!J.O.O.E.! - 19.04.2014 at 17:08  
Rating: 9 Everything Infestus do they do better than everyone else in their field. Their production and sound is the most rich, punchy and intense without being remotely overproduced, they balance epic melodies with moody, foreboding rhythms and riffs better than anyone else does, the drums have more personality, the vocalist is more confident and annunciates better, as well as sounding like a throaty Mikael Stanne (never a bad thing), and they just write better and more dynamic songs. Pretty safe to say this is the best black metal record I've heard this year so far.

The best tracks for me are 'Cortical Spreading Darkness' (not 'Hyperion Under Glass' like it says on MS, that track name doesn't exist) and 'Inner Reflexion'. This record doesn't have any noticeable weak points from what I can tell.

Verdun_sc - 19.04.2014 at 18:18  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 19.04.2014 at 17:08

Everything Infestus do they do better than everyone else in their field. Their production and sound is the most rich, punchy and intense without being remotely overproduced, they balance epic melodies with moody, foreboding rhythms and riffs better than anyone else does, the drums have more personality, the vocalist is more confident and annunciates better, as well as sounding like a throaty Mikael Stanne (never a bad thing), and they just write better and more dynamic songs. Pretty safe to say this is the best black metal record I've heard this year so far.

The best tracks for me are 'Cortical Spreading Darkness' (not 'Hyperion Under Glass' like it says on MS, that track name doesn't exist) and 'Inner Reflexion'. This record doesn't have any noticeable weak points from what I can tell.



I agree completely good sir. It's just... A step above pretty much everything else. The level of musicianship Andras displays throughout is... incredible. So far, the first real contender for AOTY for me.
Mr. Doctor - 19.04.2014 at 18:31  
  Damn that other song is so fucking good. The riffs are addictive! D:

I went all "AW YEAH LET'S DO THIS" at 4:18.
Alex Fenger - 19.04.2014 at 18:38  
Rating: 9 Yeahhhh....this is pretty much just as good as E x | I s t. There is just too much good shit being released this year. I love it.
Diverge - 19.04.2014 at 19:20  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 19.04.2014 at 17:08

The best tracks for me are 'Cortical Spreading Darkness' (not 'Hyperion Under Glass' like it says on MS, that track name doesn't exist) and 'Inner Reflexion'.



Yeah, I was confused about that track name there. Thanks for the clarification.
!J.O.O.E.! - 19.04.2014 at 19:49  
Rating: 9
Written by Diverge on 19.04.2014 at 19:20

Yeah, I was confused about that track name there. Thanks for the clarification.

I'm guessing it was changed for the reason you gave up there. I assume it's the same song anyway.
Chobo_jokeR - 20.04.2014 at 20:09  
Rating: 9 This album gets better with each listen. I'd listened to all of their releases numerous times over the past couple of weeks in anticipation of this album. This exceeded my expectations. Each album is better than the last…it will be interesting to see how good the next album will be.
Ag Fox - 22.04.2014 at 22:55  
Rating: 9 Constant Soul Corrosion is my favourite track from this album. Delicious riffs D
Erik M. - 25.04.2014 at 20:37  
Rating: 8 Sounds pretty damn great! One of the better releases this year for sure.
koob - 27.04.2014 at 21:16  
Rating: 9 Well, this is FUCKING good and it keeps getting better on each listening.
ZrinkoMaloseja - 28.04.2014 at 10:45  
Rating: 9 Pretty awesome!
musclassia - 29.04.2014 at 19:07  
Rating: 9 E x | I s t was probably my biggest discovery in 2011 in terms of newly-encountered bands, so I don't know if this one quite matches up to that album - I'd have to give each another listen or two. However, it's a very worthy follow-up and will likely be one of the best albums this year. I'm not that well acquainted with atmospheric black metal, but whilst this stuff doesn't appear especially unique, it's definitely done better than most of the competition.
Dima - 04.05.2014 at 09:36  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 19.04.2014 at 17:08

they balance epic melodies with moody, foreboding rhythms and riffs better than anyone else does


This was my first view of the album. My AOTY for now.
Cynic Metalhead - 04.05.2014 at 10:54  
Rating: 8 Classic.

Quite impressed with drumming part. Very thick thundering, great pounding with eerie atmoshp and loud cheering of bass pedal creeping in different time slots has actually quite impressed me. Well, I wasn't quite fan of their "Des Ablebens"(last album i checked out in 2011). Unfortunately, I missed "E x | I s t" as I haven't gone through it completely(checked in bits in pieces). So, I left with BitterSOur taste on Des.

Well, this blew me away. It might be AOTY but got have to put in other rack to see how other albums unfold.
Reaper_Redeamer - 04.05.2014 at 13:58  
  Nice nice quality black
Alex Fenger - 04.05.2014 at 19:02  
Rating: 9 I think I like this more than Exist.... I DO like this more than Exist. It's just so fucking good. It's getting really hard for me to pick a favorite album for this year. The black metal being released is just phenomenal (Cloak of Altering, Infestus, The Great Old Ones, Epitimia, etc...)
Czerny Reiter - 06.05.2014 at 18:31  
Rating: 8 I came upon Ex|Ist just last year and already we're being treated to another work!

The thing I like the most about Infestus is the composition's underlying rock & roll sensibilities. The compositional skills involved really are a cut and a half above the competition and it shows. They aren't by any means a favourite band of mine but again and again I find myself tilting the hat to their sober and, dare I say it, mature style of Black Metal.
mz - 10.05.2014 at 00:59  
Rating: 9 I think I liked the previous one slightly more but this one is also very immense. The execution is so good that makes it so hard to accept infestus as one man band.
Also, am I the only one who finds his semi-clean vocals truly majestic?
ArcesseEum - 19.05.2014 at 07:19  
Rating: 8 This sounds to me like Deliverance era Opeth with a Mikael Stanne as vocalist... I like it.

As its own thing, however, it's quite good. It's sharp and well executed, the vocals are venomous, it could have used a bit more variety, but its purity also has its own merits.
Alex Fenger - 17.07.2014 at 18:17  
Rating: 9 This isn't necessarily my favorite album of 2014, but it sure as hell is the most addictive. In my iTunes each song has 47 plays....so basically I've listened to this 47 times already (in comparison Tekel-Li has 29 according to iTunes, and that's my favorite album of the year...so....yeah)

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