Saviors has an epic grandiose quality, bordering classic heavy metal which makes this release a memorable listen.

The term ‘infrared’ was coined by an astronomer named William Hershel in the year 1800. Infrared is defined as a low energy red light, a radiation carrying substance, which makes up more than half of the total energy we receive from the sun. The absorption of infrared radiation has been proven to have a profound effect on the Earth’s climate.

An invisible form of mass destruction, I’ve always thought that Infrared would be a kick ass name for a band. Now we have one, Infrared is a thrash quartet from Canada. The band started back in 1985 but really didn’t get going until 2014, delivering their full length debut back in 2016 (No Peace). Now they’ve returned with a new offering Saviors, due out May 25th 2018.

Infrared’s appeal is in their use of melody. This is a methodically ‘head banging’ attack. These guys aren’t afraid to be different. Their music holds a progressive vibe reminiscent of old school thrash masters Forbidden. Saviors has an epic grandiose quality, bordering classic heavy metal which makes this release a memorable listen. The unified choruses add even more flavor to the musical pallet and highlights the solid vocal attack of Armin Kamal. Highlight tracks for me are: “Genocide Convention”, “They Kill For Gods”, “All In Favor”, “The Demagogue” and “The Fallen”.

Infrared have discovered their diversity and I believe they are just scratching the surface of what they are truly capable of musically. Check out Saviors and let the radioactive thrash of Infrared penetrate you! \m/

Infrared are:

Kirk Gidley – Guitars
Armin Kamal – Vocals, Guitars
Mike Forbes – Bass
Alain Groulx – Drums

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