The Austria-based version of Beyond Infinity was founded in 2012 and yielded to synthesizers and breakdowns. The Fragments demo arrived in 2014. The band had much metal in its repertoire a well. The debut arrived in May 2019.
BEYOND INFINITY – WELCOME TO INFINITY – ART GATES
With an ambitious monicker and title the Austria-based band waltzes into Metallian Towers and presents a slightly different offering. Firstly, the band needs to get its thoughts together. Is it the infinity to which we are welcomed or is it beyond infinity? Yes, there are the groovy and catchy sounds of modern metal, but also a good dosage of thrash and heavy metal on the band’s debut full-length album. One cannot hear the blast beats of which the label biography speak and, in fact, the whole drumming sounds like of the computer variety.
The album begins with an intro reminiscent of the one on Exodus’ Bonded By Blood, but the two bands have little affinity other than the modicum of thrash present in each other’s sounds. Beyond infinity is mostly mid-paced and, while providing some good guitar work and soloing, is focused on its multilayered vocals. Clean and growled vocals intermingle. There are occasionally two deep vocals present while at other times there is either clean vocalist or clean background chants accompanying the proceedings. It is catchiness that comes at the expense of heaviness sometimes. Silver Starlight points at Iron Maiden. Indeed calmer and melodic passages are not scarce when one passes infinity. The instrumental Renascence is quite mellow in fact. There you have it. A little bit of everything for everyone or alternatively not enough purity of metal for the true fans. – Ali “The Metallian”