With the release of their new single “Set Me Free” and their upcoming sophomore album. I thought we take a look back to their debut. The Beginning Of The End is the debut release by the Philly local heavy metal band Infinity, it was released on July 17th, 2017. It was recorded by the band themselves, being Ryan Howie on Vocals and Guitar, Ricky Sobel on Lead Guitar, Bobby Jeffers on drums, and (possibly but unlikely) Michael Cunningham on bass. The record consists of 10 songs, clocking around 55 minutes long. Within the first song What Was... And What Will Be the record immediately starts off amazingly with its classic thrash sound building into the next sudden drop of Prepare for Attack then going into the very 80s inspired main guitar riff, with an amazing solo and very intense drumming, then finishing with an amazing build up before fading away. However, as soon it fades away Infinity immediately jams into the next song Stranger Within, another amazing banger with what I believe is a solo by Ricky Sobel. The fourth song, Drift the record takes a break from its head-banging riffs and then goes into a softer ballad with a clean rhythm guitar with really nice lead guitar textures with a great drum background. Around half way through the song the band kicks right back into its harder distortion heavy riffs eventually leading to wards the chanting "I know" in the bridge, with another solo after the bridge before ending with the clean guitar riff from the beginning. The next song Turn Back, has a pretty solid and heavy first two minutes, however the second two minutes are just straight head-banging wildness, starting with the drum riff by Bobby Jeffers then being followed with the heavy guitar chugging riffs, then going into another amazing solo with both guitars soloing as well during some of the jam. The band continues with the very power chord heavy Dying Light, very early 90s mainstream metal influence with their own unique spin on it ending with another outro jam with lots of awesome guitar riffs and drumming and bass soloing at the end. The title track The Beginning Of The End is another amazing thrash inspired jam with its own modern twist.
Sonically, the record sounds really solid, bringing together the classic thrash sound with a modern appeal. Overall, The Beginning Of The End is an outstanding head-banging start to a young band's career.
Infinity: The Beginning Of The End
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Cameron E. Narimanian