Ad Infinitum are a band from Kentucky that plays a very atmospheric and ambient form of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 cassette "Woven Within" which was released by Fragile Bunch Recordings.
Atmospheric sounding synths start off the album and after a minute the music starts going for a more slow black metal direction along with some high pitched screams while also keeping the atmospheric elements in their musical sound and there are also some melodies being added into the music after awhile as well as some spoken word samples being utilized at times.
As the album progresses the music starts adding in more fast and raw black metal elements along with some blast beats being use d in certain sections of the recording as well as bringing in a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there are also a good amount of dark ambient elements and drones being brought into the music by the synths which also enhances the atmospheric black metal sound this band creates with their musical sound.
Most of the tracks are long and epic in length and the music starts to find a perfect balance between the fast, raw and slower atmospheric parts on the later tracks and the ambient parts makes the music sound more occult and dark as well as the album containing an all ambient instrumental before returning back to a more black metal direction on the later tracks which also sound very different from each other while you can still tell that it is the same band the whole time and the last track is a very long ambient/drone piece which alos brings back the spoken word samples.
Ad Infiniitum create a very diverse sound with their music with the main element being atmospheric black metal but there are also some melodic, fast and raw moments in their musical sound as well as a good doe of dark ambient and drone which makes their music really stand out, the production has a very dark, raw and heavy sound while the lyrics cover dark, astral and metaphysical themes.
In my opinion Ad Infinitum are a very great sounding atmospheric, ambient black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Heliacal Rising" "Etherial" and "Woven Within". 8 out of 10.