The Dutch band throws directly your chin away with an ”Illuminate” uppercut, strong and rich, and shows its excellent song writing from the start.
”Breach” and ”Desolate Rage” have a modern metal groove that should kill on stage. After Göteborg’s school, there is maybe a touch from Amsterdam, who knows…
”Tidal Waves” and ”Radiating Light” are more progressive pieces with midtempi.
Let’s have an instrumental break. There is something from Cynic floating within the ”The Upward Spiral”, and this a compliment, not a accusation of plagiarism. This piece is cleverly extended with the record’s title song.
Ready to be ”Incinerate”, a last jab in your face? Then you can fall knocked out on the ring, cradled by ”Spectral Pathways”, another instrumental which closes ”Point of Infinity”a nice way.
To play everything they play the way they play, Obsidian is lucky to have Melle Kramer, a dynamic drummer who can death, math, groove and a lot more.
The clear voice here and there is a little bit on the edge for my humble taste, but not a big deal.
The production seems to be excellent. It is anyway difficult to form a final opinion with the mp3 files we get. Please, send me a ”To Philippe…” dedicated CD, guys, and the bill for it.
Conclusion: ”Point of Infinity” is well-composed, well-balanced, well-played, well-whatever you want.