Ad Infinitum are a solo project from Kentucky that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays an Appalachian and atmospheric form of ambient black metal and this is a review of his self released 2020 ep "Tristitae".
Ambient style synths start off the ep and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music at times. Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams while the music is also very heavily rooted in an atmospheric style along with the riffs also adding in a great amount of melody and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
A lot of the music also shows a heavy influence of the early 2000's usbm style while the tremolo picking and blast beats when they are utilized briefly gives the recording more of a raw feeling. A couple of the later tracks are also an instrumental and most of the music sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction.
On this recording Ad Infinitum sticks to mostly a mid tempo of ambient black metal as well as having its atmospheric moments. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ad Infinitum and if you are a fan of ambient and atmospheric black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Into The Aura" and "Void". 8 out of 10.