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This band have all the ammunition they need to make an impact on the scene.

This is the second album by Infinity Overture, which according to the press pack sees them depart from their original sound, which was more symphonic and orchestral, to a more guitar orientated one. Having not heard the bands debut I cannot compare the two, so I will instead concentrate on this new album. Which I will say is an album of influences, by this I mean you can clearly hear the likes of After Forever, Epica (growly male vocals, I bet some of you just stopped reading), and early Within' Temptation in the music of Infinity Overture, yet they still retain their own identity by writing some wonderful music.

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This identity can be found when Infinity Overture get their songs just right, like on the song 'Angels', where this band are as good as any of the ones I've mentioned above and show just what they're capable of. Thankfully this band aren't just one trick ponies and other strong cuts abound in the shapes of 'Smoke And Mirrors', the epic title track 'Infinity Overture Pt 1', where the vocals of the band's new female vocalist Kimmie Tenna Nielsen really shine through, and 'The Stand', which features some choice guitar playing from band leader Niels Vejlyt. Apart from the songs, the other thing that gives this band an edge is the strong powerful production and mix which was co-handled by Vejlyt and the legendary Sacha Paeth (which always helps).

Infinity Overture might be another band in a long line of bands who play female fronted gothic/operatic metal and they may also not be that original in what they do either, but that doesn't matter because it's the songs that are king, and on this showing this band have all the ammunition they need to make an impact on the scene and compete with the bands I mentioned earlier.

Ian Johnson

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