Infant Annihilator - Soil The Stillborn
First Single on "The Elysian Grandeval Galèriarch"
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Infant Annihilator is a name in the deathcore universe that has made its way around to people that don’t even listen to any metal in the past four years since the original release of the album The Palpable Leprosy of Pollution with what was their vocalist Dan Watson (Enterprise Earth) at the time. This year they announced that they had picked up a new vocalist after Dan’s departure, Dickie Allen (Abiotic). Today, June 6th, the band released its first single since the last album with the new vocalist. To put it shortly, it absolutely shreds. Over the past few years, I’ve come quite fond of the band and actually managed to snag a physical copy of the first album that only had 100 copies made, so I tried to keep an open mind when I thought of someone taking Dan’s position vocally.
When I first turned on “Soil The Stillborn” I was blown away. I went in expecting the same insanely fast drums and stunning riffs and the slam-like vocal style and got more than I bargained for. Dickie Allen blew me out of the water with the way his vocal style flowed over the new sound, to the extent that I don’t even have one complaint. Lyrically the material still flowed with the bands themes, that are of course very suggestive. Eddie Pickard and Aaron Kitcher (Black Tongue) still performed to their max and gave this song and hopefully album their all. I have listened to the track multiple times at this point and each time I hear something I missed the time before and it blows me away. Once you reach the middle section of the four minute track, it gets insanely groovy which is super fun.
I had never really listened to Abiotic or much of Dickie’s work before this album (besides his occasional feature on a track I’ve heard like “Porcelain Whore” by Enterprise Earth). He performs to the top of his capability and fits more than well into Infant Annihilator. I cannot wait to see what else is in store for this band and their future. I will be reviewing the full album once my bundle preorder comes out, until then I’m going to jam this song for awhile and hope it still only gets better.
- Dakota G.