Saturday, April 13, 2013

Infiltrator - Infiltrator EP


Artwork by Brooks Wilson

Infiltrator is crunchy speed/trash riffs, intricate shredding solos, and catchy songs. The original Infiltrator Demo has now gotten a massive upgrade, and has been turned into a fullblown EP. The two songs from the demo, "Hell Ripper" and "Crush the False", has been re-recorded by the new Infiltrator lineup. A new song "Hordes of Hades (Deathbangers)" has been added, plus the ripping cover of Bathory's Sacrifice originally released Feb 17, where Quorthon would have turned 47. The only downgrade is the EP art; there is none, so I'm using the artwork from the Sacrifice release.

Infiltrator as a full band is joy to listen to. Guitars and vocals are still by Steve Jansson off course; and they are still terrific, and appropriately shreddy and raw. The drummer is Grzesiek Czapla, former Infernal Stronghold sticksman, current Woe bassist and second vocalist. The bass is now handled by Chris Grigg of Woe fame, who also has a hand in the very natural sounding production, I mean check out that drum sound. In fact check out the original Demo too, to see how much difference a full lineup and a better production job can do to a couple of good songs.


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Tagged with 2013, free download, Infiltrator, speed metal, thrash metal
8 comments:
  1. I don't like many Bathory covers. In fact, I have only heard one or two I really liked. This one makes it 3. This is just a fantastic cover. They did it tremendous justice. Too bad they don't sound more like this than their speed metal sound. I might actually like the band then.

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    1. Based on another new song I have the heard, this is pretty close to the way Infiltrator sounds now. Remember when the demo was made Infiltrator was basically one man, now they are a full band.

      And goddamn, I love the sound of those drums.

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    1. So, what do you think? :)

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    2. nothing like the cover. this isn't anything worth writing home about. average

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    3. Ouch. Well, can't win 'em all :)

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  3. This is fucking ripping! Can't work out how I missed this the first time you posted it...

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    1. Glad you found 'em now. Infiltrator have really honed their craft

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