Artist- Infected Rain
Release Date 18/10/2019 via Napalm Records
By Kenny Lenehan
Moldavian metal outfit “Infected Rain” featuring model/front woman “Lena Siccorhands” have grown from humble beginnings after forming in 2008 in Chisinau Moldova. I first heard Infected Rain a while back with the track “Sweet Sweet Lies” leaving a lasting impression on me!
While Moldova has not really been on the map of extreme music until a few years ago, that has now changed thanks to Infected Rain : after a series of compelling releases and performances on the biggest festival stages, the unpredictable fiver is now making a big leap with endorphin ! The harbinger ‘The Earth Mantra’ bares its teeth impressively with intricate time-signature, only to then urgently whispered to demand a better future for this world. The wild, hypnotic ‘lure’ is another prime example of Lena’s overblown vocals, deadly groovy riffs, and flickering psychotic interludes. Infected Rain is not the future – they are the future!
“Infected Rain” are set to release “Endorphin” on 18/10/2019 via “Napalm Records” check out my thoughts below.
Opening “Endorphin” is “Earth Mantra” which impresses me instantly with its grinding guitar riff that leads to “Lena Siccorhands” entering with the lyrics “Hear this prayer, hear this mantra! No mercy for the fire starter!”. Some great nu metal sounding riffs at times and a great chilled vibe during the breakdown. A great driving track maybe? In love with “Lena Siccorhand’s” clean vocals with the fry style vocal equally impressive, leaving a lasting impression. With some interesting time signature changes making for a great track. Also being the first single from “Endorphin” a music video was realised for the single you can checkout the Official Video for “Earth Mantra” below.
“Lure” also a single from “Endorphin” which I heard previously having been released a music video. Its lyrics are interesting and relatable at times. My favourite lyric being “There are too many hands in the cookie jar, you used all the gimmicks all the lies!”.
“Lure” Official Music Video- https://youtu.be/oKPYk5b1dyQ
Production on “Endorphin” Is great even sounding full on phone speakers but best enjoyed through my studio monitors. Great low end that’s not muddy.
“Walking Dead” has a great mellow and ambient intro that leads to the sudden impact of the full band entering upon the verse. Possibly my favourite track on “Endorphin” interesting lyric choices and theme.
Other knock out tracks include “Storm”, “Pendulum” and “Passerby”.
I must admit I truly feel won over by “Infected Rain” as they are fresh sounding with different elements of sound and vibes proving there is more to bands the world over not just the UK and America. I feel I want to know more about “Infected Rain” as they really do have something different to offer.
I really wouldn’t mind catching “Infected Rain” live on the Glasgow date of the euro tour opening for “Lacuna Coil”. I highly suggest you check out a live show on the tour at venue near you with tickets selling out fast!
Photo Credit: Victoria Wonka
Infected Rain is:
Lena – Vocals
Vova – Bass
Sergey – Guitar
Vidick – Guitar
Eugene – Drums
Infected Rain live:
02.08. RU, Krasnodar – Taman festival
16.08. CZ, Moravský Krumlov – Rock Heart festival
17.08. PL, Pyskowice – Niech Cisza Milczy festival
02.11. IT, Bari – Demode
03.11. IT, Rome – Orion
05.11. IT, Bologna – Estragon
06.11. IT, Milan – Live Club
07.11. CH, Zurich – Komplex 457
08.11. DE, Stuttgart – LKA
09.11. DE, Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
10.11. BE, Antwerpen – Trix
12.11. UK, Manchester – O2 Ritz
13.11. UK, Glasgow – Garage
14.11. IRL, Dublin – Academy
15.11. UK, Bristol – SWX
16.11. UK, London – O2 Forum Kentish Town
17.11. UK, Nottingham – Rock City
19.11. DE, Frankfurt – Batschkapp
20.11. DE, Hannover – Capitol
21.11. DE, Berlin – Huxleys#
22.11. DE, Leipzig – Felsenkeller
23.11. DE, Munich – Tonhalle
24.11. AT, Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm
26.11. FR, Bordeaux – Le Rocher de Palmer
27.11. ESP, Barcelona – Razzmatazz II
28.11. ESP, Madrid – Mon Live
29.11. FR, Toulouse – Le Bikini
30.11. FR, Rennes – L’Etage
01.12. FR, Paris – Elysée-Montmartre
03.12. DE, Saarbrücken – Garage
04.12. DE, Nürnberg – Hirsch
05.12. SLO, Ljubljana – Kino Siska
06.12. HU, Budapest – Barba Negra
07.12. CZ, Zlin – Hala Euronics
08.12. AT, Vienna – Arena
10.12. PL, Krakow – Klub Kwadrat
11.12. PL, Warsaw – Progresja
12.12. LV, Riga – Melna Piektdiena
13.12. FI, Helsinki – Tavastia
14.12. FI, Tampere – Pakkahuone
15.12. EST, Tallinn – Rock Cafe
17.12. SE, Stockholm – Klubben Fryshuset
18.12. NO, Oslo – Vulkan Arena
19.12. SE, Gothenburg – Trädgarn
20.12 DE Copenhagen -Ameger
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