Ida Elena DeRazza - Vocals
Thomas Papadopoulous - Guitar
Steve Davis - Guitar
"Bare Infinity are one of Greece's top symphonic metal acts .Following the bands split in 2013 , Bare Infinity returned in 2015 with a new international lineup and new single produced by Jacob Hansen (Amaranthe / Evergrey) and in March of 2017 released their latest album "The Butterfly Raiser" to enthusiastic reviews praising it as one of 2017s best albums ."
Symphonic Metal has to be one of my favorite genres within the Metal community, it exudes so much passion and energy while at the time tells a timeless story. Bare Infinity certainly does not fail to disappoint. If you are a fan of Nightwish, I can see this band quickly becoming one of your favorites. With each song I listen to it is like listening to a new chapter in a book you cannot put down and you eagerly await to see if it gets translated to the big screen someday. Their music is quite cinematic and deeply rooted in a fantasy / mythological world, a refreshing break from the dark work we all currently live in. For a brief moment you can escape the insanity of everything that is going on in society and just get lost in your own imagination where they will be your guide.
In Desertis - Bare Infinity featuring Max Morton
In Desertis is a perfect example of cinematic Metal, in my humble opinion. It opens with a chant that I can envision gladiators getting ready for battle and about to enter the ring to conquer another opponent or beast. The balance of male vocals and female vocals are executed perfectly in this song, which Max Morton is the featured male vocalist. There is actually an almost romantic quality about this song where not only is he battling an opponent but who knows, maybe he is battling a heart that yearns to be with a powerful woman yet there are so many obstacles between them. As you can see, their music creates a mental story while the music carries the soul to this mythical land. I really like how they incorporate a melodic chant that is the heartbeat of this particular song, and the guitars create a sense of yearning and then urgency. They truly have a knack for capturing the ears, mind, and heart all at once. It is a perfect example of genuine artistry created by true artists.
Race of Destiny is all about adrenaline and getting your heart pounding. Not only is the song done extremely well but the video only heightens it, you literally feel like you are one of those warriors and fighting against everything trying to stop you in life. By the time you finish listening to it, you have this new sense of purpose and an unstoppable energy. One thing I really respect about Bare Infinity is how each component within the song is given the proper respect its due. Ida Elena certainly holds her own with her vocal range and energy while singing, but her voice frames the guitars perfectly. And the guitars are not trying to steal the spotlight so to speak, same with the drums. Each has their own passion and power, that when they come together, it can only be described as musical genius.
Actually yet another reason why I enjoy their music very much is the fact that it does not sound like typical Metal music. Those who enjoy hard rock or rock would probably love Bare Infinity, since Ida Elena has such a soothing to the ear voice, they are the perfect gateway band to introduce Metal music to the masses. Hear Me Out, is a shining example of what I am referring to. You can really get into the music and sing along, which I found myself doing while writing this review. And that is what music is all about, allowing you to release that inner artist and emotion and form an unbreakable bond with the artist that created it. For a moment, you both are equal and no barriers. Bare Infinity shows such a diversity within each song, they not only defy the genres, but they incorporate other styles as well, such as some Celtic and Egyptian influence. Like in The Butterfly Raiser, you can hear a Celtic influence, add on the epic guitar solo and enchanting vocals which at the end of the song, Ida Elena slays the listener with that operatic octave. It is my favorite song of the album, for multiple reasons like the ones I stated above.
I am eager to hear more from this very talented band, and they are currently planning a EU tour, so that is something you won't want to miss. With artists such as Bare Infinity around, true artistry within music will never fade away.
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All reviews are written by Italian Metal Queen ( @NightlandGirl)