By GMA India Correspondent Farzand Ali Bawa
Cosmic Infusion is a Symphonic Black Metal Band from Mumbai, India. One of the premier bands from India in that style of music, Cosmic Infusion was reformed early 2012 after initially being in existence from 2003 - 2007. Cosmic Infusion was formed to create a pure blend of Symphony and extreme metal music. Cosmic Infusion's live performances are an enthralling experience with their raw energy and the emotions depicted through its music.
The self-titled EP is a musical journey of 5 tracks with each track having an independent storyline / concept to it.
A note for all the people out there who don’t like keyboards in Metal, this release has a lot of keyboard usage! At times it even gets boring and I feel for the keyboardist who has far more workload than his band mates! Considering he does vocals too, it is a bit too much for someone in a band in my opinion!
The story of this EP can be visualized in a graph, which goes up from the start reaches a maximum point and falls down drastically to again rise up to a respectable level! The first two songs are the high points! They give you clear view of how talented these guys are and the potential they possess! ‘Burial Of Thy Own’, features a beautiful use of the keyboard, accompanied with a good guitar solo and vocals which go perfectly with it.
But then it comes crashing down with the song ‘Journey’, I honestly wish they had not put this on the record, simply because in a few words, it is boring. They use the keys too much and the backing vocals at times get in the way of the main vocals!
But to save Cosmic Infusion the next 2 songs come to the rescue. If I was their producer I would have asked them to use the keys a lot less for their own good. As soon as you get the feeling that it’s going to feature the same boring stuff that so many other releases out there have, the drums come to the rescue accompanied with vocals that gel really well and scream at you that this is “Black Metal motherf**kers!" , at last the keys don’t take center stage at certain times.
I see this band has a future ahead of them, it's just that they should lower the use of the keys and bring a bit more of a Black Metal feel to the final product. This will do just fine for them!
Cosmic Infusion is:
Amnish - Guitars
Nakul - Guitars
Amey - Bass Guitar
Sushan - Vocals and Keyboards
Download the EP here:
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