June 2014 Album of the Month: Allegaeon’s “Elements of the Infinite”Tuesday, 8th July 2014
A bit behind with this one with all of the July 4th fireworks and the beginnings of summer vacation. Nevertheless, June was a month packed with varied and standout releases from big names including Arch Enemy, Mastodon, and Anathema (primed to move before festival season begins), yet a little band from Colorado jumped to the head of the class with their third and most fully realized album. With an entertaining pre-release music video in hand (“1.618”), the band is finally gaining some much deserved recognition and success (click here)
An excerpt from Kyle McGinn’s 9.5/10 review, which posted June 22, 2014:
Probably one of the most underrated bands of the death metal spectrum at the present time, Allegaeon works off of a simple premise and turns it into something incredibly remarkable. Namely, piecing together monster riff after monster riff and throwing in as many solos as possible to the melodic death metal formula. It was this idea that held together their sophomore effort, Formshifter, and turned it into one of the strongest releases of 2012. With the addition of new drummer Brandon Park and guitarist Michael Stancel, Allegaeon seems ready to step up their game beyond the riff-tastic and into something truly special.
Elements of the Infinite stands as the culmination of progress that Allegaeon have been working towards since conception. Easily one of the best albums you will hear this year, it’s time for Allegaeon to have their moment of glory. Equal parts visceral and cerebral; this is basically melodic death nirvana.
To read the entire review, click here