Betrayal – Infinite Circles
Written by Ken Bowden for Bloodrock Media on June 7, 2016
Deutschland’s own Betrayal is set to release their full length, debut album entitled, Infinite Circles, on June 17, 2016, courtesy of Transcending Records. The fellas are bringing their hardcore badassery straight to melodic death metal fans door steps with no apologies and no fucks given.
Infinite Circles kicks off with the track “The Shell”, which immediately sets the stage that this album is going to be a ripper, straight fire, I haven’t gone from zero to hype this quick since Lamb of God’s As the Palaces Burn. “The Shell” boasts a break down so epic that it will have fans ready to smite their enemies with fervor they’ve never experienced before.
The fourth track, “Contamination”, has a couple of slam worthy riffers and is totally worth a one person mosh pit. Lyrically, “Contamination” is a delicious slice of the dark poetry pie. ‘Contamination, spreading from inside, enslaving the vessel…reign of the parasite…’; is just a sample and yet stands alone, absolutely sensational. And all this before we get to “Fighting Perdition”, which is nothing less than killer, fans must see the video on YouTube and will immediately understand why. EPIC!
Betrayal brings a mix of brutality and raw, heavy groove that fans of bands such as Black Dahlia Murder or Death will find satisfying and will most definitely be ready to strap in for the rest of the ride after just a couple tracks on Infinite Circles.
The best part is that Infinite Circles is rip roaring, growl, and blast beat heavy, just as fans expect from German metal without the repetitiveness that so many bands in this genre fall victim to. The crisp squeal and shredding harmony of riffs on tracks like “Monuments” and “Order of Chaos” is exactly the way heavy shit needs be done, bludgeoning but not blunted. For fans that enjoy quality, heavy headbanging jams that make them want to chew glass while they dance,Infinite Circles is exactly the heavy dose of badass that the doctor ordered and a must listen.