or more correct Niels Vejlyt is back with album number 2: "The Infinite
Overture, Part 1".
has been a complete replacement of the crew, only Niels remains from the line-up
from the first album. New front siren is Kimmie Tenna Nielsen, who takes the
centre stage in the new sound. A sound that has taken a drastic step away from
the symphonic power metal from the first album. The new material is guitar
driven progressive metal songs blended very well with gothic textures.
in style also meant Niels felt the need to get a new rhythm section: Bernardo
Fesch (Bass) and Jakob Vand (Drums) were brought in to make sure the
musicianship was high enough to bring out the best of the new material as well
as being able to recreate the music live on stage.
sound and direction is a bit darker and a lot more accessible, leaving the
complexity from the first album behind. Not the direction I had anticipated and
I must admit I needed quite a few spins before it began to sit right with me.
Not that the compositions are bad, just that the sound is so different, it's
almost like listening to a new band...
loved the first Infinity Overture then I am sure you like me need some
form of adjustment to come to terms with the new sound, but looking at it as a
music fan then I must admit this is a fine piece of progressive metal and Kimmie
is a very talented vocalist and her style, which isn't that remote from Sharon
den Adel's, fit the new material very well. Niels Vejlyt has taken Infinity
Overture on a journey into untested waters with a new sound, brilliant
guitar work and a new style!
appearance of some special guests makes this even more special, and the mix and
mastering is once more done by Sascha Paeth, which in the end results in a very
well produced piece of metal.