The Dutch Infantry, five years after their first LP, “Make war not love”, return to the fray with this “Terminal society” released last August. The promotional sheet tells that they are related to groups of fur and pedigree such as Amon Amarth, Slayer, Strapping Young Lad, Bolt Thrower or Kreator, a wide range but well, you can imagine how the theme of promotions works. Bearing in mind that Infantry starts from the most absolute metallic underground and that they are in charge of the edition of this album themselves, let’s skip minor details and I will focus on their music.
“Disposer of immorality” opens the album with a characteristic rhythm framed within thrash metal, although it is in the vocal part that they produce dalliances close to death metal. I am very hooked by the central part of “Submission” that stands out among the wall of sound that the Dutch create with a stupendously accelerated battery. With structures similar to the opening theme, we find “Destination: Wonderland” in which Miranda Visser (Hellevaerder) collaborates, providing – more – a dose of brutality in the vocal part and highlighting the guitar solo.
In “Under destruction” the drums and the guitars that build melodic parts stand out once again, adorning a song that borders on the most aggressive parameters of thrash metal without ever crossing the line that opens the doors of death. Possibly the most outstanding song on the album. “Inner Warfare” boasts that it began by going back to the best times of Slayer and then combining the vocal gutturality with melodic fragments of the Trivium-style guitars. “Coup D’ etat” lends itself to the guitarists’ brilliance thanks to the tapping with which they brighten a song that ends like an invasion of battleships.
“Hail the victorious” sounds more raw, where they don’t give up and the machine-gunned rhythm without cracks or loopholes. They end the album with the song that gives the album its name and in which they dangerously border on death if not perhaps with its most classic and aged meaning of the genre but with sounds that have optimized its renewal. A good record, one of those harmful to the cervicals.
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