(12 September 2004) The debut recording from Of Infinity is a an absolutely stunning three-track EP entitled "The Essence Of Infinity." The three tracks left us longing to hear more. Of Infinity is a three-piece progressive melodic metal band from San Antonio, Texas. Fronted by the absolutely stunning voice of Allesandra Zinicola (also piano, synths), the lineup is completed by co-founder Nazareth Sando (guitars, electric drums) and Kurtis Kyllo (bass). The band was conceptualized and born in 1999.
Living hundreds of miles apart, the two began flying cross the US between New Jersey and Arkansas to develop themselves and their music. Their quest for adept band members has taken the duo to all corners of the country with notable stops in the New York tri-state area, Arkansas and Utah, where in Salt Lake City, the band was solidified with Kurtis Kyllo. The band have since settled in San Antonio.
Of Infinity are described as heavy, gothic, progressive and melodic and are therefore likened to Lacuna Coil, Nightwish and Evanescence. The three track EP opens with the rousing Nightwish-oriented "The Voice Without." Allesandra's powerful voice rises in layers above powerful guitar riffs and melodic keyboards. Vast tempo and style variations contribute to the rocking progressive sound. The tremendous production of Allesandra's soprano vocals leave the listener in complete awe.
"Shadow Of A Lie" is the longest piece of the EP running just over six and a half minutes. Heavy and rhythmic guitar riffs complement tremendous synthesized violins, crisp percussion and Allesandra's powerful vocals to produce a very Lacuna Coil sounding track. The robust instrumental conclusion of the track follows a downtempo melodic bridge accompanied by Allesandra's soaring vocalise.
The EP concludes with the guitar-laced "It's Only For Forever," an upbeat melodic rocker again reminscent of Lacuna Coil with a dash of Evanescence thrown in for color. The vocal harmonies and piano lines blend with guitar and crisp percussion. Allesandra's soaring vocals rise above the instrumentals in various breaks and leave the memorable melody lingering long after the song concludes.
Of Infinity show tremendous promise. With five years of collaboration recently celebrated it's time for a full length release. We can't wait to hear it!