In a sea of homogenized metal bands that you’d be hard-pressed to tell apart, Noise Inferno certainly blazes a trail of their own. Instrumental, riff-driven, and with a sound that sounds like a battle of power metal vs thrashes kid brother vs Styxx!!! The only thing more turbulent than Noise Inferno’s sound is their history. Starting life as a cover band in 2004, they quickly went silent until creeping back to life in 2013.. only to die again and come back to life 2016. After all that, they’ve released their debut 3-track EP, “The Hidden Truth.”
The sound is… well, another pretty damn good band. The mix sounds average and but hey, metal was never about the quality of the mix, it’s about the passion, fun, and brutality! And all three tracks deliver on this in unique ways, with sludgy, doom-esque riffs interwoven with sporadic synths. There’s nothing complex here – just solid musicians hanging out and having fun making metal. And there’s nothing more genuine than that. And sometimes its just how it should be. How real metal is meant to be actually.
So don’t go into this one with super high expectations nor low expectations and just enjoy the ride. I like these guys and all the tracks are solid so theres no need to skip ahead. Many of a band has succeeeded with this exact formula. Not to mention the clean power metal like vocals help separate them from the growl club.
Overall musicianship – 8 out of 10 (solid musicians)
Vocal style – 8 out of 10 (clean vocals help set their sound apart)
Overall song composition – 7.5 out of 10 (better than average)
Originality – 7 out of 10 (but you still know who you are hearing)