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Infrared – ‘From the Black Swamp’

Publisher
Independent Release
FFO
Annihilator, Sacrifice, Exodus, Testament
Release Date
September 1, 2021
Publisher
Independent Release
Genre
Thrash Metal

                When it came down to it, not even a global pandemic could stop bands for any length of time, hell, the way governments worldwide treated them, bands had no choice but to continue working. One such band are Infrared and the Canadian thrashers are back with ‘From the Black Swamp’, the bands third album in six years.

                Infrared are a band which are smouldering hot at the moment and their forge is primed and ready for war. For ‘…Black Swamp’, the band have stuck to their guns, in fact, they’re homed in on their sights and pressings hard on the triggers tearing up everything in their path and it is no surprise that much like their other work, this album is a riff-fest. This means that Infrared has all the appeal of Annihilator’s work in the early 90’s as the fly the flag high for Maple Leaf Mayhem. However, unlike their previous work, this album clocks in at just over an hour and with the tracks averaging at five minutes a piece, at times, ‘…Black Swamp’ can become a bit of a slog as it gets bogged down in a quagmire of its own making causing the listener to wander off.

                Yet ‘…Black Swamp’ is far from average, it is Infrared doing what Infrared do best and thrash fans will bang their head in appreciation.

Infrared doing what Infrared do best
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