Power of Metal.dk Review

Elements of the Infinite
Style: Technical Death/thrash Metal
Release date: 20 June, 2014
Playing time: 58:00

Again an excellent album from this technical death/thrash band from Colorado. The third one and they do already have a style that will be recognized. Although I have to admit that there are similar parts in their music to bands like As I Lay Dying, Death, Devildriver, Scar Symmetry and listening to the riffs I have the good idea that they have also listened to Carcass lately. But Allegaeon is much more.

After an intro the first song immediately starts with choirs and immense orchestral parts. After that the thrash riffs fall in and unparalleled technical drums together with the aggressive vocals make this song a strong opener. The next track has some typical metalcore elements, but near the end of the track the orchestral parts and choirs return and change the song into something you expect from a band like Dimmu Borgir. The third song is a little less heavy and has some nice melodic guitarsoli. There isn't a bad song on the album, but "Biomech II" is together with the opener my favorite song on the album. Perhaps that is because the songs has a lot of Carcass sounding riffs. To put the icing on the cake, the last track on the album is an over 12 minutes long song with all elements that makes up their music.

If you like technical death metal with thrash riffs and a metalcore sauce, a lot of melody and every now and then a choir combined with orchestral bombast for the welcome and necessary variaty, I think you can't do without 'Elements of the Infinite'.

01. Threshold of Preception
Tyrants of the Terrestrial Exodus
Dyson Sphere
The Phylogenesis Stretch
Gravimetric Time Dilation
Our Cosmic Casket
Biomech II
09. Through Ages of Ice - Otzi's Curse
10. Genocide for Praise - Vals For the Vitruvian Man
Label: Metal Blade Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 18 June, 2014
Website: www.facebook.com/allegaeon