Distributor/label: Avantgarde Music
Distributor/label URL: http://www.avantgardemusic.com/
Buy Album [URL]: https://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/omnipotent-transdimensional-soulfire
Band Website: https://www.facebook.com/Fifth.to.Infinity/?fref=ts
Martin Lopez – Drums
Nader Jonas Reslan – Guitar, Vocals
David Lindh – Bass
- Intro – Vindar från de osaligas ängder
- Reapers Wake
- Masters Unbound
- The Fall of the Seven
- The Will to Harm
- Death Shall Wake Us All
- Secrets of the Bottom
- The Promise of Abyss
- The Blessings of Annihilation
In my last review I talked about a band whose time away on hiatus boded well (Sacrilegium). But it doesn’t seem that is always the case for every group. By that I am referring to Swedish group Fifth To Infinity, who were active in the late nineties but split in 2001 and reformed nine years ago and have only just released their debut- ‘Omnipotent Transdimensional Soulfire’
Incredible name – but not such incredible music. The guitars, bass and drums are there and are delivered in a way only Blackened Death Metal with hints of Doom and Funeral here and there can perfect – but it is the vocals that seem to make it a let down. I feel vocalist Nader Jonas Reslan could have done better as his growls don’t blend in with the atmosphere, they tend to sit on top of the music like a layer of freshly formed skin on a bowl of soup.
I’m not saying this album is atrocious, but it could have been better. If this really is all the band could come up with in their long but tumultuous looking history, couldn’t they have recorded and released any demos or tapes first? Either they did and nobody remembers them or maybe they just did live shows till someone finally offered them studio time.
It’s not until the last three tracks that this album starts to get interesting, because the pacing and blend of vocals come into being. This is another of those releases that takes too long to find its signature ring, and by the time it does congeal a lot of casual listeners will have turned it off.
Music wise, this band have good talent with their instrumentation and layers, its the vocals that betray it. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and wait and see what they come up with next.
Review by Demitri Levantis